New To 3D Surround - 4th Monitor + an annoyance
I have just recently upgraded my system to provide for Nvidia 3D surround vision and will say the experience has been pleasing. I have 2 GeForce 560Tti is SLI connected to 3 ACER A231H monitors.

Question 1: Can I use a fourth monitor in this setup, connected to the remaining open 560ti connecter. I realize it will have no contribution to the surround, but can I use this arrangement as a "helper" monitor displaying applications not part of the surrond application. As a flight simmer, it is handy to have the ability to view maps, charts and panels on an alternate display.
Question 2: Excuse my formatting of this message. I'm typing it across 3x23" monitors worth of real estate. In as much as 3D surround provides a great gaming experience, it does bite trying to use it for basic computer applications. I respect that this is a known limitation with the Nvidia drivers (currently using v. 296.10 on a Win7 64 system), but has anyone any advice on a simple workaround for this? Maybe I simply haven't figured it out in Nvidia's software. Is it fair to say the most obvious method is to disable SLI for applications, and re-enable and reconfigure again for gaming, jumping back and forth all the time?
I have just recently upgraded my system to provide for Nvidia 3D surround vision and will say the experience has been pleasing. I have 2 GeForce 560Tti is SLI connected to 3 ACER A231H monitors.



Question 1: Can I use a fourth monitor in this setup, connected to the remaining open 560ti connecter. I realize it will have no contribution to the surround, but can I use this arrangement as a "helper" monitor displaying applications not part of the surrond application. As a flight simmer, it is handy to have the ability to view maps, charts and panels on an alternate display.

Question 2: Excuse my formatting of this message. I'm typing it across 3x23" monitors worth of real estate. In as much as 3D surround provides a great gaming experience, it does bite trying to use it for basic computer applications. I respect that this is a known limitation with the Nvidia drivers (currently using v. 296.10 on a Win7 64 system), but has anyone any advice on a simple workaround for this? Maybe I simply haven't figured it out in Nvidia's software. Is it fair to say the most obvious method is to disable SLI for applications, and re-enable and reconfigure again for gaming, jumping back and forth all the time?

Main Computer: CPU - Intel Core i7 960@3.20GHz. ASUS P6X58D-E MB, CM Silent Pro M1000 Modular 1000w 80+ Bronze PSU. 12 GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 1333 RAM, 2x EVGA GTX560Ti SLI. 1TB WD Cavair Black HD. 3x ACER A231H 23" LCD monitor & 1x ACERX193W 15" LCD monitors, Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Rudder Pedal systems

Software: Windows 7 64bit, FSX + Acceleration

#1
Posted 04/06/2012 02:04 PM   
You may have to wait for the 3xx universal drivers to be released. Currently the GTX 680 using 301.10 can do what you're wanting, so I would assume (just a guess though) that they would add this feature to older cards with a driver update.

They also improved the desktop experience using three spanned monitors. Applications (most of them anyway) behave as if each screen is independent and the task bar can be limited to the main monitor.

So wait and see...
You may have to wait for the 3xx universal drivers to be released. Currently the GTX 680 using 301.10 can do what you're wanting, so I would assume (just a guess though) that they would add this feature to older cards with a driver update.



They also improved the desktop experience using three spanned monitors. Applications (most of them anyway) behave as if each screen is independent and the task bar can be limited to the main monitor.



So wait and see...

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#2
Posted 04/06/2012 03:27 PM   
Yes you can I'm using my 3d projector in a living room as a 4th but it has to be in multimon mode. Surround can only use up to 3 at once.

If you don't like window span on surround just install Maxtor PowerDesk, NextStart and Vista Start Menu, so you can keep your taskbar centered, and windows will max on 1 screen.
Yes you can I'm using my 3d projector in a living room as a 4th but it has to be in multimon mode. Surround can only use up to 3 at once.



If you don't like window span on surround just install Maxtor PowerDesk, NextStart and Vista Start Menu, so you can keep your taskbar centered, and windows will max on 1 screen.

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#3
Posted 04/08/2012 02:54 PM   
[quote name='MW2' date='08 April 2012 - 10:54 AM' timestamp='1333896856' post='1393349']
Yes you can I'm using my 3d projector in a living room as a 4th but it has to be in multimon mode. Surround can only use up to 3 at once.

If you don't like window span on surround just install Maxtor PowerDesk, NextStart and Vista Start Menu, so you can keep your taskbar centered, and windows will max on 1 screen.
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The new drivers for the GXT 680 allow you to span 3 monitors plus a 4th accessory display. They also center the task bar on the center monitor and windows maximize to one screen (in most applications). I'm guessing they will add this functionality to older cards with an upcoming driver release.
[quote name='MW2' date='08 April 2012 - 10:54 AM' timestamp='1333896856' post='1393349']

Yes you can I'm using my 3d projector in a living room as a 4th but it has to be in multimon mode. Surround can only use up to 3 at once.



If you don't like window span on surround just install Maxtor PowerDesk, NextStart and Vista Start Menu, so you can keep your taskbar centered, and windows will max on 1 screen.





The new drivers for the GXT 680 allow you to span 3 monitors plus a 4th accessory display. They also center the task bar on the center monitor and windows maximize to one screen (in most applications). I'm guessing they will add this functionality to older cards with an upcoming driver release.

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#4
Posted 04/08/2012 10:51 PM   
Here's a link to the info: http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/how-to-correctly-configure-geforce-gtx-680-surround/#1
Here's a link to the info: http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/how-to-correctly-configure-geforce-gtx-680-surround/#1

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#5
Posted 04/08/2012 10:55 PM   
Beta unified drivers were released: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/43560
Beta unified drivers were released: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/43560

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#6
Posted 04/09/2012 02:56 PM   
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