my second monitor can't watch videos

aerogar

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Hey

so currently, if i'm in a game on my main monitor, and i have a youtube/twitch video on my 2nd monitor
it 'lags'
like it runs at 5fps

it never use to happen

is there any fix?

really appreciate it
 

jay.wooster

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Can you provide your system specs including both monitors resolution and refresh rates (aswell as cabling between them) please mate (info in my signature is what we require)
 

aerogar

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i have a i7 8700k oc to 5ghz
nvidia 1070gpu
16gb ram
my main monitor is connected via mini display port at 2560 x 1440

my 2nd monitor is connected to the gpu using hdmi and then a hdmi to dvi port to 1080p



60hz each

it use to work fine until i did a fresh install of windows

worked fine for 2-3 years
now it's unwatchable
i usually play WOW and watch twitch/youtube on the 2nd but now it doesn't work
cheers for the reply
 

jay.wooster

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The first things i would check are the HDMI cable (swap them between the monitors and see what happens) and the HDMI>DVI-D connector (I presume this monitor doesnt have an HDMI input ?)
 

aerogar

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my 2nd monitor the 1080p cable
only has vga and dvi connections
so im using a hdmi to a dvi connector to view it

but it never used to be a problem until august

 

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