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So I'll be gaming on a 1440p monitor and want to have my TV plugged into it for watching movies and stuff. I was just wondering whats the best way of setting this up so I don't lose any frames (if possible). The TV will remain off until I watch something.

If the TV is off will the computer still send signals through the HDMI cable thus lowering frames?

Thanks.
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Just because the TV is off, doesn't mean the machine isn't sending information to it. You may have to go into your game settings and set it up so that it will only display the game on one monitor. The next best thing to do is do a little leg work yourself. Run a benchmark on your original screen. Afterwords, plug in your TV, configure so the benchmark runs on the original, and then run again and compare.
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If you dont want to use the TV and lose a few fps,
just go to desktop, rightclick screen resolution, and show desktop only on 1 (number 1 should be your monitor).

This way you can leave the cable from the tv plugged in to your videocard.
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