Hi, I'm currently a Macbook Pro 13inch (2011) user.
Recently, I got a 24-inch LED monitor by Samsung (model #: S24B300EL) from Costco for cheap price.
As all of the Mac users know, I had to buy the VGA converter in order to connect it to my new monitor.
I bought Gigaware's VGA converter from Radioshack and I was able to connect them to work.
I tested watching videos and other visual things; I was satisfied with my purchases.
As for gaming, I play League of Legends (I'm not a hardcore gamer, I only play League of Legends) and I was excited to see what my monitor can do.
I set the monitor's resolution to recommended setting (1920X1080) and also the in-game LoL's video settings (also to 1920X1080).
However, problems started to occur inside the game.
first 10 seconds, my frame rates were at 60fps constantly but after 10 secs, it was dropping and the game motion was stuttering (or screen).
Also, when I moved my mouse left and right, it was clearly gameplay stuttering.
At that time, I had Vsync on and set the FPS to stable. (I tried many different combinations for video options)
After doing some researches about solution to this problem, I couldn't find any of them useful to solve my problem.
However, the weird thing about this problem is that before I got a monitor, I ran LoL just fine (without fps dropping/no stuttering)
Actually, running LoL without connecting to monitor performed way better.
Please don't tell me not to use monitor for this matter. I really need it not just for LoL, but other things that I do.
To summarize what my problems are:
1. I recently bought a monitor and I was able to get it worked, but when I played LoL, FPS drop issue happened and the screen lag (stuttering)
was making my gameplay definitely unplayable.
2. However, without using the monitor (only using the laptop) there is no such issue like this stuttering issues because I used to play the game
without using the external monitor.
My guess is that there might be some faults in VGA cable or the new 24-inch Samsung LED monitor that I bought.
It is so weird for me to see stuttering issue with the monitor connected, and no issues when it is not connected.
Any of users here have similar problems? Please help me with any solutions as soon as possible.