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August 10, 2013 5:54:21 PM

For some reason when I open up a game in full screen mode, my second monitor when showing my desktop will get a massive amount of delay and will get below 1 FPS.

My primary monitor is plugged into my AMD Radeon HD 6800 and my second monitor is plugged into my Gigabyte H77M-D3H motherboard. This wasn't always an issue, but it's recently started after I formatted my computer. My drivers are up to date.

Any ideas?

Edit: I have tried putting games on my second monitor (running on the integrated) and putting a dynamic application on my primary monitor. There is still delay and low FPS. Unsure of what the issue is.

Another edit: So plugging it into my graphics card changed nothing. any ideas?

Solution: Run the fullscreen application in windows 7 compat mode.
a b C Monitor
August 10, 2013 6:06:56 PM

plug both your screens into the gfx card.
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August 10, 2013 8:57:11 PM

HEXiT said:
plug both your screens into the gfx card.


This wasn't an issue before though. I'd do that right now, but unfortunately the HDMI cable isn't long enough to reach my graphics card. Any idea why this would randomly start happening after a format?
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August 11, 2013 1:12:28 AM

What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI
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August 11, 2013 8:00:32 AM

Brisingr said:
What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI


All games are played on my primary monitor which is in the graphics card. You're correct. It's any game I play in fullscreen mode. If I play it in windowed or borderless windowed, there is no issue on the secondary monitor.

Strangely enough my second monitor only has VGA and HDMI >.> A new HDMI cable is something I'd like to avoid.
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August 11, 2013 9:00:53 AM

Vison said:
Brisingr said:
What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI


All games are played on my primary monitor which is in the graphics card. You're correct. It's any game I play in fullscreen mode. If I play it in windowed or borderless windowed, there is no issue on the secondary monitor.

Strangely enough my second monitor only has VGA and HDMI >.> A new HDMI cable is something I'd like to avoid.


Why is that? You can get them fairly cheap nowadays
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August 11, 2013 9:19:58 AM

Brisingr said:
Vison said:
Brisingr said:
What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI


All games are played on my primary monitor which is in the graphics card. You're correct. It's any game I play in fullscreen mode. If I play it in windowed or borderless windowed, there is no issue on the secondary monitor.

Strangely enough my second monitor only has VGA and HDMI >.> A new HDMI cable is something I'd like to avoid.


Why is that? You can get them fairly cheap nowadays


Effort, not to sound too lazy. I don't have a car right now and I need every dime for something else right now ^^
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August 11, 2013 1:08:05 PM

Vison said:
Brisingr said:
Vison said:
Brisingr said:
What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI


All games are played on my primary monitor which is in the graphics card. You're correct. It's any game I play in fullscreen mode. If I play it in windowed or borderless windowed, there is no issue on the secondary monitor.

Strangely enough my second monitor only has VGA and HDMI >.> A new HDMI cable is something I'd like to avoid.


Why is that? You can get them fairly cheap nowadays


Effort, not to sound too lazy. I don't have a car right now and I need every dime for something else right now ^^


No worries dude, I can understand that!
Could you maybe move your setup about at all? I for one had to move my actual PC from it's little cubby-hole under my desk and place it on my desk, behind my monitors when I went to a Dual-Monitor config :-)

Other than that I dunno what else you can do. I'm 99% it is the fact that your second monitor is running off the intergrated graphics that is causing your issue. No otherceay around it really. Do you have a HD TV? If you do, you could always see if its HDMI is longer and swap?
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August 11, 2013 2:03:25 PM

Brisingr said:
Vison said:
Brisingr said:
Vison said:
Brisingr said:
What games are we talking about? Integrated aren't really going to be on par with an actual Graphics Card are they? (Or am I wrong? :p )

I'm sure if you look on line you could find a longer HDMI Cable or failing that, DVI


All games are played on my primary monitor which is in the graphics card. You're correct. It's any game I play in fullscreen mode. If I play it in windowed or borderless windowed, there is no issue on the secondary monitor.

Strangely enough my second monitor only has VGA and HDMI >.> A new HDMI cable is something I'd like to avoid.


Why is that? You can get them fairly cheap nowadays


Effort, not to sound too lazy. I don't have a car right now and I need every dime for something else right now ^^


No worries dude, I can understand that!
Could you maybe move your setup about at all? I for one had to move my actual PC from it's little cubby-hole under my desk and place it on my desk, behind my monitors when I went to a Dual-Monitor config :-)

Other than that I dunno what else you can do. I'm 99% it is the fact that your second monitor is running off the intergrated graphics that is causing your issue. No otherceay around it really. Do you have a HD TV? If you do, you could always see if its HDMI is longer and swap?


I am almost entirely sure this is a software issue unless something on my motherboard has shorted. I'm not sure if it was after I formatted my computer that caused this or not, because I only noticed it three or four days ago and I formatted two or three weeks ago. I added an edit to the original post saying that it happened even if I was displaying my desktop on my primary monitor (left).

My desk is unfortunately way too tall at the moment, I'll be changing that eventually. So no, changing the setup isn't possible ):
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August 11, 2013 3:52:31 PM

Looking at the edit, is the framerate issue still coming from the intergrated monitor? That would make a lot of sense obviously because it wouldn't be anywhere near as powerful as your dedicated GPU. If however your saying that it's the primary monitor that now has the issue, it is much more likely a driver issue.

I'd suggest doing a full wipe and reinstall of your display drivers usijg something like Driver Fusion or CCleaner and maybe making sure your monitors drivers are still installed after the format (make sure windows doesn't call the 'Generic non-PnP monitor' in Device Manager because that MAY cause an issue but that is a long shot.

I know you don't want to hear it, but I still think your best bet is to fork out £5/£10 and get yourselfca longer HDMI and run them both through your GPU.

Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help dude :-(
Anyone else got another solution????
Conor
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August 11, 2013 4:40:36 PM

Brisingr said:
Looking at the edit, is the framerate issue still coming from the intergrated monitor? That would make a lot of sense obviously because it wouldn't be anywhere near as powerful as your dedicated GPU. If however your saying that it's the primary monitor that now has the issue, it is much more likely a driver issue.

I'd suggest doing a full wipe and reinstall of your display drivers usijg something like Driver Fusion or CCleaner and maybe making sure your monitors drivers are still installed after the format (make sure windows doesn't call the 'Generic non-PnP monitor' in Device Manager because that MAY cause an issue but that is a long shot.

I know you don't want to hear it, but I still think your best bet is to fork out £5/£10 and get yourselfca longer HDMI and run them both through your GPU.

Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help dude :-(
Anyone else got another solution????
Conor


I guess you're right, might as well. Sidenote; the low FPS is not because of the integrated. If I put a fullscreen game no matter how taxing on my secondary monitor (using integrated), my primary monitor looking at the desktop will indefinitely have low FPS and a delay.
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August 12, 2013 7:46:22 AM

So I've tried plugging it into my graphics card and I'm getting the same issues. Now I'm really confused ):
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August 12, 2013 10:25:44 AM

I couldn't tell you now dude :-(
Maybe the format changed a setting in your BIOS regarding Intergrated Graphics?
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a b C Monitor
August 12, 2013 10:35:58 AM

go into bios and disable the integrated gfx. its likely a problem with the hybrid gfx drivers. overriding the gpu drivers. if you disable the onboard gfx then the hybrid driver wont load and hopefully allow the gpu driver to run flawlessly.
also check your device manager to make sure the dedicated gpu is enabled and working properly then check the display settings and make sure the primary display is using the gfx card not the onboard.
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August 12, 2013 11:34:22 AM

HEXiT said:
go into bios and disable the integrated gfx. its likely a problem with the hybrid gfx drivers. overriding the gpu drivers. if you disable the onboard gfx then the hybrid driver wont load and hopefully allow the gpu driver to run flawlessly.
also check your device manager to make sure the dedicated gpu is enabled and working properly then check the display settings and make sure the primary display is using the gfx card not the onboard.


Tried; didn't work. ):
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a b C Monitor
August 12, 2013 2:58:20 PM

then im stuck mate... all i can recomend is you clean out your drivers. connect your video to the gfx card clean the registry and install new drivers.

hopefully if this doesnt work some 1 else will have your solution...
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August 13, 2013 5:24:41 AM

HEXiT said:
then im stuck mate... all i can recomend is you clean out your drivers. connect your video to the gfx card clean the registry and install new drivers.

hopefully if this doesnt work some 1 else will have your solution...


It is connected to the gfx card, drivers have been reinstalled to the latest stable and I tried the beta as well. ): Guess I'm outta' luck.
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August 15, 2013 8:40:32 PM

I finally figured it out, it's a windows 8 issue! If you have Windows 8 and you're experiencing these issues, just run the fullscreen application in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
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August 17, 2013 1:28:55 AM

good for you... and because you came back and told us. i selected your post as best answer...
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