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Duel Monitor - Issues?

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December 27, 2011 4:10:39 PM

Right so first off this is my first time posting on this forum, so I apologies if this is in the wrong section or anything.

I recently decided to hook up a second monitor to my PC, but before I could have chance to test it properly my PC broke and had to go into the shop for a repair. Anyway I get it back and noticed that my games had started to Stutter when my characters were moving. I assumed the graphic card the shop had put in was a downgrade, so i ordered and installed a GTX Geforce 560 Ti, Stuttering problems continued. A friend off mine suggested that it could be due to the fact I have the two monitors, so my question is, can 2 Monitors cause noticeable game play issues, like the one I mentioned.

Current PC Specs are as followed..

i5 2500k Quad Core 3.3ghz
GTX Geforce 560 Ti
8gb Ram

Thanks in advance.

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December 27, 2011 4:55:19 PM

I'm running two monitors in 1080p and am not experiencing any stutter/framerate issues. Which games are you playing?
December 27, 2011 5:07:20 PM

I mostly play WoW and the new SWTOR, i unplugged the second monitor outa curiosity and the problems stopped on WoW, but persist on SWTOR.
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December 27, 2011 5:12:22 PM

Well while the one monitor is doing heavy 3d games, the other on is just idle right? I mean, normally when you are sitting there looking at your desktop, the gpu is at like 2% usage at most, so I dont think having an idle monitor on the side would drain that much power from your game on the other monitor.

Stuttering problems sound like the game engine.... Like I had problems in Bad Company 2 where it would stutter violently when in a vehicle, but that engine sucked throughout anyway.
December 27, 2011 5:20:52 PM

So if its a game engine issue, my only choice is to put up, shut up and hope it gets fixed right?
December 27, 2011 5:29:59 PM

Try reinstalling your game, but that second monitor isnt a drain on a card, i think i read somewhere a static background is only 5 mb of info.
December 29, 2011 1:59:57 AM

I play SWTOR with two monitors just fine, along with my two friends, so I don't think it's an engine issue.