2D Surround - Accessory Display Selection *PROBLEM* Extremely Frustrated 3x Dell S2409W, 1x Insignia
First, my System;
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, all updates.
EVGA GTX680 OC Signature + Backplate, DRIVER: 301.42 -or- 304.48
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Intel i7-3770k
G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR3-1600 (4x4)
OCZ V3-MI 120GB

Displays:
3x Dell S2409W LCD (each have 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 1x DVI)
1x Insignia LED LCD (has 3x HDMI, 1x VGA, composite, coax)

Here is a pic of the setup with surround disabled and monitors arranged appropriately.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/U1UkU.jpg[/IMG]

[b]No matter how I connect these displays, the Insignia always tries to work itself into the surround configuration once enabled.[/b]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uHxHV.png[/IMG]

Surround works fine when the Insignia isn't connected.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EbP6Z.png[/IMG]

According to this document any of the three connectors on a single GPU can act as surround displays, and the fourth connected display becomes the accessory display.

http://www.nvidia.com/content/3d-vision/images/system-requirements/3DVision_Surround_GF_GTX_680_Mar12_rev2-Single.pdf

This is extremely frustrating, someone please help!
First, my System;

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, all updates.

EVGA GTX680 OC Signature + Backplate, DRIVER: 301.42 -or- 304.48

ASUS Sabertooth Z77

Intel i7-3770k

G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR3-1600 (4x4)

OCZ V3-MI 120GB



Displays:

3x Dell S2409W LCD (each have 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 1x DVI)

1x Insignia LED LCD (has 3x HDMI, 1x VGA, composite, coax)



Here is a pic of the setup with surround disabled and monitors arranged appropriately.



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No matter how I connect these displays, the Insignia always tries to work itself into the surround configuration once enabled.



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Surround works fine when the Insignia isn't connected.



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According to this document any of the three connectors on a single GPU can act as surround displays, and the fourth connected display becomes the accessory display.



http://www.nvidia.com/content/3d-vision/images/system-requirements/3DVision_Surround_GF_GTX_680_Mar12_rev2-Single.pdf



This is extremely frustrating, someone please help!

#1
Posted 06/22/2012 05:42 AM   
Finally got it... I used an HDMI>DVI adapter on the monitor-side of the HDMI cable that was feeding my 3rd S2409W.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/AAilo.png[/IMG]

[I]I will update a thread with a quick Visio showing how I have them connected.[/I]
Finally got it... I used an HDMI>DVI adapter on the monitor-side of the HDMI cable that was feeding my 3rd S2409W.



Image



I will update a thread with a quick Visio showing how I have them connected.

#2
Posted 06/22/2012 10:32 PM   
Here is a diagram to better explain how I connected everything.

[I]For the connection from the DisplayPort on the card to the HDMI port on the Insignia TV, I am using a 15' DisplayPort to HDMI cable.
[url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C9QSU6/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02[/url][/I]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/6RcJE.jpg[/IMG]
Here is a diagram to better explain how I connected everything.



For the connection from the DisplayPort on the card to the HDMI port on the Insignia TV, I am using a 15' DisplayPort to HDMI cable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C9QSU6/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02




Image

#3
Posted 06/22/2012 11:33 PM   
I have the same problem as you, except that what you did is not an option for me My bottom 3 monitors are all 3d, and the hdmi port can not handle stereoscopic 3d at 1920x1080 resolutions It is... lazy coding, to say the least, to be able to select the option to configure surround vision, but to have the most basic fundamental of surround vision - that is the option to select which monitors will participate, left completely absent It is also poor hardware design that 3 primary display connectors are the display port, the hdmi, and the dvi at the bottom, given their supposed support of 3d surround vision.
I have the same problem as you, except that what you did is not an option for me
My bottom 3 monitors are all 3d, and the hdmi port can not handle stereoscopic 3d at 1920x1080 resolutions
It is... lazy coding, to say the least, to be able to select the option to configure surround vision, but to have the most basic fundamental of surround vision - that is the option to select which monitors will participate, left completely absent
It is also poor hardware design that 3 primary display connectors are the display port, the hdmi, and the dvi at the bottom, given their supposed support of 3d surround vision.

#4
Posted 11/13/2012 02:33 AM   
This is by design: [url]http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-surround/system-requirements[/url] Special Instructions: > Any connectors can be used to enable Surround. > [b]Once Surround is enabled[/b], users can use any connector for the Accessory Display
This is by design: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-surround/system-requirements

Special Instructions:
> Any connectors can be used to enable Surround.
> Once Surround is enabled, users can use any
connector for the Accessory Display

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#5
Posted 11/14/2012 10:22 PM   
[quote="Josh@NVIDIA"]This is by design: [url]http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-surround/system-requirements[/url] Special Instructions: > Any connectors can be used to enable Surround. > [b]Once Surround is enabled[/b], users can use any connector for the Accessory Display[/quote] Josh, please take note of my original post. Though all of the documentation, links, or any other reference, state that *any* of the connectors can be involved in the surround configuration, it wouldn't let me choose which three displays in my environment. It would always force the display port into the mix. Only when I added the HDMI to DVI adapter on the monitor side of the connection to the middle display, did it allow me to configure surround properly.
Josh@NVIDIA said:This is by design: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-surround/system-requirements

Special Instructions:
> Any connectors can be used to enable Surround.
> Once Surround is enabled, users can use any
connector for the Accessory Display


Josh, please take note of my original post. Though all of the documentation, links, or any other reference, state that *any* of the connectors can be involved in the surround configuration, it wouldn't let me choose which three displays in my environment. It would always force the display port into the mix. Only when I added the HDMI to DVI adapter on the monitor side of the connection to the middle display, did it allow me to configure surround properly.

#6
Posted 12/24/2012 11:16 PM   
I am also having a great deal of difficulty in setting up the fourth accessory monitor. It is making me very frustrated. No matter what I try, one of the monitors is always reported as "will not be used". The monitor that won't be used can vary between either the display port or the HDMI port depending on the combination of cables used. It is never one of the monitors connected via DVI. My setup is: 3x LG IPS234 monitors 1x Epson EH-TW6000 Projector Two of the LG monitors are connected via DVI and the third is using HDMI. The projector is connected via a Display port to HDMI cable. I have tried all the different combinations of cable and ports and also tried a DVI to HDMI cable as suggested above. When in extended desktop mode all displays can be used. Hopefully someone can help me as I have spent a lot of money setting this up with the belief that it should work (according to Nvidia diagrams and documents).
I am also having a great deal of difficulty in setting up the fourth accessory monitor. It is making me very frustrated. No matter what I try, one of the monitors is always reported as "will not be used". The monitor that won't be used can vary between either the display port or the HDMI port depending on the combination of cables used. It is never one of the monitors connected via DVI.

My setup is:

3x LG IPS234 monitors
1x Epson EH-TW6000 Projector

Two of the LG monitors are connected via DVI and the third is using HDMI.

The projector is connected via a Display port to HDMI cable.

I have tried all the different combinations of cable and ports and also tried a DVI to HDMI cable as suggested above. When in extended desktop mode all displays can be used. Hopefully someone can help me as I have spent a lot of money setting this up with the belief that it should work (according to Nvidia diagrams and documents).

#7
Posted 01/02/2013 02:37 PM   
Could it be that I need an active display port adapter rather than a passive one that I have at the moment? I have been looking around online to try and find an answer but haven't found anything.
Could it be that I need an active display port adapter rather than a passive one that I have at the moment? I have been looking around online to try and find an answer but haven't found anything.

#8
Posted 01/02/2013 05:42 PM   
[quote="Lovelyhead"]Could it be that I need an active display port adapter rather than a passive one that I have at the moment? I have been looking around online to try and find an answer but haven't found anything.[/quote] It's possible... I'm unsure what mine is, it's just something I had laying around. Give it a shot and let us know.
Lovelyhead said:Could it be that I need an active display port adapter rather than a passive one that I have at the moment? I have been looking around online to try and find an answer but haven't found anything.


It's possible... I'm unsure what mine is, it's just something I had laying around. Give it a shot and let us know.

#9
Posted 01/12/2013 09:32 PM   
Same problem here. Funny thing is, in my setup driver forces my HDMI connected TV into surround setup and throws out my main monitor connected to Display port. On top of that, TV doesn't even share common resolution with rest of monitors. Very frustrating, plugging and unplugging TV is not a long term option.
Same problem here. Funny thing is, in my setup driver forces my HDMI connected TV into surround setup and throws out my main monitor connected to Display port. On top of that, TV doesn't even share common resolution with rest of monitors. Very frustrating, plugging and unplugging TV is not a long term option.

#10
Posted 02/07/2013 09:49 PM   
I think what Josh is saying.... "Once Surround is enabled, users can use any connector for the Accessory Display" So in other words, connect the 3 monitors that will be used for surround, then configure them. (with the accessory display disconnected) Then once surround has been enabled and configured, connect the accesory display.
I think what Josh is saying....

"Once Surround is enabled, users can use any
connector for the Accessory Display"

So in other words, connect the 3 monitors that will be used for surround, then configure them.
(with the accessory display disconnected)


Then once surround has been enabled and configured, connect the accesory display.

#11
Posted 02/09/2013 08:40 PM   
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