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Old 10-08-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Dualscreens effect gaming performance?

I play a lot of Bf2, Cod4. Atleast, I use too. Well I've had this second 22 inch screen for a few months and it really seems that my games FPS and sudden sharp spikes lag has really been affected by it. I don't know if it's my imagination or not. But its really bothering me to know...
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:55 PM   #2
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dual screens shouldnt really matter.
Download FRAPS, and load it up when you play games, and see if theres any FPS drops.
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Yeah I guess. I download FRAPS ill run some tests . I figured running a desktop at high resolution would take some processing power though and more of that virtual memory.

If you have a card in SLI can you display 4 screens at once?
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IIRC, Yes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:56 AM   #5
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It actually will affect your fps!!!! Your graphics card has to push two monitors and with the 2nd one being at such a high resolution it puts an extra strain on your graphics card.
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huh.....
i never got any FPS drops when i had dual screens, if i had any, it was like a maximum of 5 frames.
You could do some adjustments in the control panel, i dont know how or if its possible, but i was reading about dual monitors and they adjusted to where they would barley lose any FPS on high res.
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Your exactly right Teny. When I saw that post, I did notice that it makes my right screen resolution change to like a 600-900. And It really didn't effect the frame rate at all with that program FRAPS thxxx
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Assuming there is nothing big running on the extra screen (like a movie, tv, or anything else that is graphically challenging) there shouldn't be much of a difference if your video card has 512MB of memory or more. I didn't even lose a single FPS when i had my dual monitor setup going.
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