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How to keep second monitor "on" while gaming on the other?

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I have a GTX-580 SuperClocked and while I game on one monitor, I want to be able to monitor the temps, memory/cpu usage etc. on the other monitor. Whenever I open the programs and load the game (BC2 for example), the first monitor goes black. If I Alt+Tab out of the game, I can see it but whenever I get back to the game, it goes black.

What do I have to do to fix this? I am on 266.58 WHQL drivers for the GTX-580 SuperClocked.
     
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Windowed mode is one way, strangely though I have never had that issue, while my second monitor does seem to move everything over when opening a game it remains active.
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sorry for the kinda useless post but im not sure what your problem might be. I play BC2 all the time and my secont monitor is always on displaying whatever is on the right side screen....
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That's odd, my second monitor stays active when I full-screen any applications. Have you looked around in your nVidia control panel?
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k;12784295 
Windowed mode is one way, strangely though I have never had that issue, while my second monitor does seem to move everything over when opening a game it remains active.

as long as you desktop resolution and game resolution are the same you shouldnt get that shifting problem

i always get it when i first install and play a game but it is fixed as soon as i change the in game resolution
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whipple16;12784315 
as long as you desktop resolution and game resolution are the same you shouldnt get that shifting problem

i always get it when i first install and play a game but it is fixed as soon as i change the in game resolution

I'm playing games (BC2 and such) while my kids watching care bears on the second monitor with different resolution and I never had any problem.
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post #7 of 7
I think it will auto correct if both screens are in full screen. It just gets messed up when one screen is on the desktop or something is running in a window
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