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Displays [Solved] Use monitor and TV while running crossfire

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Gurdeep14, 17 Apr 2012.

  1. Gurdeep14

    Gurdeep14 Member

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    PC Spec as in sig.

    I want to use my monitor (via DVI) and TV (via DVI-HDMI converter) using my 2 5970's in crossfire.

    The main card is connected to my monitor via DVI, however I can not use the second DVI slot on the main (or second card) due to my externally mounted radiator covering up the connector.
    Can I use the secondary cards, main DVI connection to extend my desktop to my TV?

    I tried connecting the secondary card to my TV using a DVI-HDMI adaptor and I get no picture on my TV.

    I have never tried extending a desktop or the like before, so have no idea if I am missing something or if its even possible?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: 20 Apr 2012
  2. Gurdeep14

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    Anyone?
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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  4. IvanIvanovich

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    You can only use the outputs on the primary card while in crossfire. What I used to do was create profile shortcuts. Had one for crossfire, and one for multimonitor. Then I would just use the crossfire profile when gaming, and the other the rest of the time.
     
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  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Oh, thought I'd read you could do it somewhere. My bad. Last post edited to avoid confusion.

    I wonder why you can do it in SLI but not CrossFire :confused:
     
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  6. Gurdeep14

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    So is there a way of using one DVI slot on the main card and one DVI slot on the second card? As I can only access and use one DVI slot per card, due to my radiator covering up the second DVI slots?
     
  7. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Yes, as Lysol mentioned, you can disable CrossFire in CCC when using the two outputs, then switch it back when you want to game or use CrossFire
     
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  8. Gurdeep14

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    Sorry, must have misread that. Got it working now. OMG this is so cool lol
    Actually really useful while trying to do work, thanks guys :)
     

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