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Hi there.

I have had 3 monitors for a while now and I what I have noticed is that I get a decreased frame rate whilst using the desktop sometimes. If I have a lot of windows open across all 3 monitors and then start to drag things around it stutters quite a bit. The same happens whilst scrolling in Chrome and FF. I have smooth scrolling enabled and a considerable amount of the time is stutters down instead of how it is intended to work.

I noticed it tends to happen a lot more when certain windows that update themselves or have animation are present. Such as Foobar2000 or even the task manager.

I've started to think that the idle clocks on my GPU aren't high enough to deal with the amount of things open on desktop. I think I remember trying to up the clocks a bit but with no real success.

Can anyone give me a hand here? Especially those with 2, 3 or more monitors.

Thanks!
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I have three monitors running on two cheap 8400gs cards (ones even a pci, no e), and I rarely have stuttering problems. I would reccomend just disabling smooth scrolling and show window contents while dragging. Search performance options and you should get a window to disable show window contents.
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First off, a g 470 shoudld have enuogh to power 3 monitors easily... if you suspect that your gpu can't handle it, you can always overclock your gtx 470 to the standard non-OC'd. 3d clocks\\
I'd look for problems elsewhere. Do you have enough HDD power to run all those apps? I can't see your HDD since I'm using a crappy laptop that can't scroll without the browser freezing up lol
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470 cannot drive 3 monitors on its own, if it is like my 480. What is your other card?

Also, I get no stuttering with my setup, I would suggest looking at drivers.

NOTE: I am always in 2D (slow) clocks when on the desktop.
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I have three monitors running on two cheap 8400gs cards (ones even a pci, no e), and I rarely have stuttering problems. I would reccomend just disabling smooth scrolling and show window contents while dragging. Search performance options and you should get a window to disable show window contents.
Will have a look into that.

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First off, a g 470 shoudld have enuogh to power 3 monitors easily... if you suspect that your gpu can't handle it, you can always overclock your gtx 470 to the standard non-OC'd. 3d clocks\\
I'd look for problems elsewhere. Do you have enough HDD power to run all those apps? I can't see your HDD since I'm using a crappy laptop that can't scroll without the browser freezing up lol
Enough HDD power?

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470 cannot drive 3 monitors on its own, if it is like my 480. What is your other card?

Also, I get no stuttering with my setup, I would suggest looking at drivers.

NOTE: I am always in 2D (slow) clocks when on the desktop.
Im using a PCI-E Asus 7300LE.
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What resolution are you running your monitors at?
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Do you have any kind of system throttling active? Under power options, W7 will depending on the settings greatly throttle-down GPUs as well as CPUs to reduce consumption resulting in lowered system speed.
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Could be a couple of things. First, the 7300 is going to struggle with most native resolution of the day. Second, every time i have noticed stuttering it has been a result of an unstable overclock. Try raising the Vcore a touch and see if that helps at all.
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What resolution are you running your monitors at?
5760x1080

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Do you have any kind of system throttling active? Under power options, W7 will depending on the settings greatly throttle-down GPUs as well as CPUs to reduce consumption resulting in lowered system speed.
Negative.

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Could be a couple of things. First, the 7300 is going to struggle with most native resolution of the day. Second, every time i have noticed stuttering it has been a result of an unstable overclock. Try raising the Vcore a touch and see if that helps at all.
May have to check it out but haven't changed clocks since I was using just one monitor.
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