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I have 2 5770s as you can see in my sig. I just hooked up 2nd monitor to the primary card. Will there be performance hit in games due to the 2nd monitor being connected? I guess since it's using bandwidth I would think so. I read that the 2nd monitor is supposed to turn off if you are in crossfire and try to play full screen game but it didn't turn off. I tried to run Witcher 2 and my frames dropped greatly. Also, is there a way to extend task bar without some 3rd party app?
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I have 2 5770s as you can see in my sig. I just hooked up 2nd monitor to the primary card. Will there be performance hit in games due to the 2nd monitor being connected? I guess since it's using bandwidth I would think so. I read that the 2nd monitor is supposed to turn off if you are in crossfire and try to play full screen game but it didn't turn off. I tried to run Witcher 2 and my frames dropped greatly. Also, is there a way to extend task bar without some 3rd party app?
wold be nice if you setup tree monitor stead of two for eyefinity.
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Eyefinity on 5770s is bad.
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It shouldn't really drop your frames unless your doing something GPU intensive on the second monitor. As for the taskbar Ultramon is extremely well. http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
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It shouldn't really drop your frames unless your doing something GPU intensive on the second monitor. As for the taskbar Ultramon is extremely well. http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
Well, the frames dropped significantly and there was nothing on the 2nd monitor except a wallpaper.
Also, thanks for that app, it's great. +rep
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