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Hey guys, I'm having an issue where my second monitor goes black whenever I launch a game. I have the second monitor running on the onboard graphics and my primary on my 7970. Is this supposed to happen or can I get the second monitor to continue displaying my desktop when I am running a fullscreen app on the primary?
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If games are set to full screen it normally makes any secondary monitors go black, you can run them with the fullscreen setting off (what I do personally) and then you can still see/use your desktop and games wont minimize when going to desktop to biggrin.gif

Might also be coz your using it on your onboard graphics (not 100% sure on that tho), most people connect all there monitors to there GPU, it doesnt really effect FPS much. I run 3 monitors but only game on one and at most I lose 5 frames

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Like the previous guy mentioned, it's because the game is being run in full screen mode. The only way to view something in that second monitor is to run the game in windowed mode.
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