January 5th, 2007, 04:00 AM #1
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Dual Screen at (1680 x 1050) Graphics Card
Please somebody help me im desparate.
I have resently bought 2 x LG L203WT LCD screens. They are both running off my ATI x800GT graphics card at max resolution which is 1680x1050. This works fine in windows but the second I open one in 'World of warcraft' (windowed mode) they both go really slow. Even the mouse starts to jerk. If I turn the resolution down on both screens in windows display it work fine, just not at the top resolution.
Could somebody either tell me how to used both screens at top resolution either by.
A.) Not haveing Warcraft in windowed mode and being able to swap screens still.
B.) Or recommend a graphics card that can do this.
P.S. My PC spec is easy up to the task 2 gb ram etc etc dual core blah blah blah.
January 5th, 2007, 12:11 PM #2
It would be your graphics card.
Yes an 800xt is a powerful card, but not enough to run 1680 x 1050, especially TWO TIMES.
You need to get a much powerful card if your thinking of running games over those two screens.
If you only ran it on one, you'd have to turn down the settings, yes. But my assumption is you want WoW to stretch, which I think is possible, but anyways, you need a much better card.
Before that though you need to tell us what kind of budget you'd have for this new card, because it most likely will run you a couple hundred for a card that can run something like that.
January 6th, 2007, 07:27 AM #3
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hm...my dad's computer is running on 2 LCD monitors on a Nvidia 6700 I think...it runs smooth even with high resolutions...I guess you should aim on a video card around that area or better...<.<...
January 20th, 2007, 11:25 AM #4
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I may have had the same exact problem as you, I have a nvidia 6800gs, which is somewhat comparable to ati's X800, and two benQ FP202W monitors running at 1680 X 1050.
First, you are running in windowed mode, the wow window spills over onto the second monitor by like 10 pixels or so, which cuts your performance drastically, so just double click the top bar so it fits to the main screen. This will make it run perfectly, it took me a while to figure it out, but when the card tries rendering it on both monitors at the same time, it just can't do it, so you get like 1 frame a second.
if that doesn't really help, then try updating your video card drivers, I know ATI cards have had a MAJOR problem with World of warcraft, before this card, I had a 9600XT radeon card, and had problems with it, (such as redridge and western plaguelands were horribly slow framerates, as well as random crashes and instability at higher resolutions).
Last thing, try disabling the second monitor while playing, some games I need to do that, it is annoying but it helps performance greatly.
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