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Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by DJ Tucker » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:29 am

Hi All, i'm having a problem with setting my primary monitor to a certain card. Now i have 2 9800GT's in SLI and the card on top is always is always being used as the primary card but i want the bottom card as primary so when in games that don't use SLI bottom card is the one that gets used.
Now i was told that to change which card is used as primary i have to plug the monitor into the card i want as primary, then go into display settings and depending on whether the card i want as primary is GPU 1 o GPU 2 select the correct one and that card will be primary.
well GPU 1 is top and GPU 2 is bottom using evga precision's graphics cards temp to tell me this (top card is hottest must be GPU 1) so GPU 2 is set as primary and monitor plugged into it, but still no matter what, GPU 1 gets used and i have turnt SLI off to try and get this to work right and still no success.

I need help with this thx guys :x
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by shamrok3 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:37 am

Have you tried unplugging the first card, in case the second one is somewhat broken?
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by DJ Tucker » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:55 pm

I have found out that when i turn SLI off only recently in display settings i have 3 displays to select and display 3 is GPU 2 the one at the bottom after testing it my card at the bottom is now my primary but i can only get this when SLI is disabled as soon as i enable SLI display 3 vanishes. and display 1 and 2 are left. seeing as i have 2 DVI ports i will get 2 display settings of which are both for GPU 1 only and GPU 2 appears when SLI is disabled.

Is there a way round this?
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by shamrok3 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:48 pm

Have you tried physically swapping around the cards?
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by DJ Tucker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:08 am

yes but that won't have any effect on what i am trying to achieve.
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by shamrok3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:52 am

What ARE you trying to achieve? It might be easier if you told us the end result, to which an appropriate process can be engineered. :)
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Re: Primary Graphics Card Problem

Post by DJ Tucker » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:59 am

well after finding out that SLI means that i cant have any other card as primary. The card closest to the power supply is always the primary in SLI. I was hoping to be able to get the cards cooler but i was wrong. My bad :lol:
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Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance LED 2700Mhz 16-16-16-32-1T
Hard Drive: Silicon Power P32A80 128Gb & Intel 660p 2Tb
Video Card: RTX 2070 Heatkiller IV 2010Mhz @ 0.975v
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i
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OS: Windows 10 64 bit Pro
Mobo: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
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