I have a 22" Samsung at 1680x1050 and I was thinking about throwing my old 15" 1024x768 monitor off to the side just for the heck of it. Will this have a big impact on my performance in games? I will just be using the second monitor for 2D stuff while playing games (like HW monitor, GPUZ, etc...). With the games I have now (Source games and CoD:WaW) I have everything maxed and still get over 60 fps.
My thinking is at only 1024x768 and only running 2D stuff it should not be a big deal. Correct me if I'm wrong
Athlon 64 X2 5000 (2.6GHz)
4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
Radeon HD 4830 (OCd to 690/1190)
Ugh, I went to setup the other monitor and my computer hated it. First my desktop image disappeared then I kept getting system lockups. While it was 'working' the secondary screen would like, flash or skip around whenever I dragged a window over to it.
Anyone know what could be going on? Is my overclock of the 4830 not stable with two monitors perhaps?
I don't see why it would give you fits like that, especially locking up the system, try a different driver.
The only issue I ever had was swapping connectors on the video card to make my 21" Monitor #1, and forgetting to change the resolution and receiving an Out of Range message on the 17" when it tried to run @ 1280x1024 @85hz since its only capable of 75hz.