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Full Screen Games. Dual Monitors

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 13, 2012 6:29:13 PM

I was wondering if this was normal, according to a friend it isnt, when i go full screen on a game in a display. My other display runs slow, kinda jumpy. Is there a way to stop that, so i can watch videos in the other display for example?

Thanks :) 

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a b Î Nvidia
December 13, 2012 6:35:04 PM

December 13, 2012 6:40:32 PM

i5 something something
Windows 8 RP
cant think of what else will help...
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a b Î Nvidia
December 13, 2012 7:04:54 PM

What's your driver version? What videos are you trying to watch?
December 13, 2012 7:11:23 PM

Latest Stable 306.97
Its not just videos, i was just using that as an example, the monitor acts like its updating slow.
If i were to drag a window across thew window it would only show it like half way and there, if you understand what im saying.
December 13, 2012 7:13:12 PM

Lots of games shut off the second monitor when the first is running in true full screen. The general solution is to run the game in a window that is the same size as your display resolution. Sometimes this causes edge effects where the mouse behaves badly.

a b Î Nvidia
December 13, 2012 7:16:58 PM

Try updating to 310.70. Might help.

BTW, what's your monitor connection configuration? Which monitor is connected where?
December 13, 2012 7:21:37 PM

GTX 560 (1) is connected to primary by DVI
GTX 560 (2) is connected to secondary also by DVI
and ill update to 310.70 to see if that has an effect

And vitreoushumor, it used to be like that a while ago, but then it changed and i was able to play a game and have a video run next to it without any issue.
a b Î Nvidia
December 13, 2012 8:14:08 PM

You should connect both monitors to the first card. That's how Nvidia recommends it.
December 13, 2012 8:24:01 PM

ill give it a go, and see if there is a change in performance :) 
December 13, 2012 8:54:38 PM

If you want to use SLI, connect both monitors to your primary card and run games in fullscreen (not fullscreen-windowed).

If you want to use your GPUs separately, disable SLI and connect a monitor to each card.

If you want to use SLI but still watch videos on your second monitor, you should expect some slowdown in game, in the video, or both. You're making your CPU and GPUs render separate things, so lower your settings until everything is smooth.