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High CPU when using dual monitors.

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June 19, 2012 10:45:11 PM

Processor: Pentium Dual-Core E6500
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Graphics: Intel G41 Express

I recently purchased another monitor (Intel 22" v223w) and since my graphics card only has one vga port i bought a usb to vga adaptar (Eclipse SEE2 UV150) that got them working however my second monitor isn't really usable. Something as simple as opening a new window on the second monitor causes my cpu to shoot up from 40% to 100%. Is it the adapter? The graphics card? Any help would be appreciated.

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June 19, 2012 10:47:29 PM

it would be handy if you let us know what kind of gfx card your using...
coz intel g41 isnt a gfx card its on board integrated and is absolutely useless. it has enough grunt to barely run 1 screen with full hd. so throwing another at it will cause issues.
if you want 2 screens you need a proper gfx card and 1 with at least 1gig of ram preferably 2gig if your running 2 1080p screens.
also if you want to play games than you will need a minimum of a gts 250 or hd 4850... anything less and your gonna have fps issues on any new game.. so your looking at $100-$150 for a decent entry level dedicated gpu... anything less then forget about it...