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I'm trying to have dual monitors, one for my video game, and one for youtube/net

Last response: in Windows 8
February 21, 2013 12:09:36 AM

Hi, as the title says, i'm trying to have 2 monitors connected to my computer. One for video games, and one for watching youtube or netflix. So i can watch tv or videos while playing my game. The problem is when i have a full screen program on one screen and a video on the other, the game runs fine. but the video's picture is very laggy, yet the audio is fine. Running the game in a window fixes this, at the cost of a serious fps drop. Is there anyway to do this without running my game in a window? Thanks.
February 21, 2013 12:11:47 AM

system specs plz?
February 21, 2013 12:18:42 AM

Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510
BIOS: AMIBIOS Version 05MX.M008.20110525.SCY
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3882MB RAM
Page File: 4781MB used, 2284MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode

It's a gaming laptop, it has the intel hd graphics card, and an nvidia geforce 310m card.
February 21, 2013 1:12:11 AM

You are going to have problems no matter what way you do this. Laptop's are not designed to do more than one monitor. You could possibly upgrade your gpu, but again it is a laptop and laptops are very hard to upgrade.
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