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Huge complaint about windows 8... Can this be fixed?


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#1 Scraggles

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:14

So far, my biggest complaint about windows 8 is the fact that on my 2nd monitor, videos stutter with every single player and updated drivers when I'm playing games. There has got to be a solution but I can't find it. Do you guys have any?


#2 Mark

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:17

What's your hardware?

#3 ZakO

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:18

What graphics card do you have? On Windows 8 I can play a game on one screen and watch a HD video on the other, both full screen @ 1920x1080 without any stuttering (old graphics card - nVidia GTX 260).

#4 McKay

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:26

I have an ATI Radeon 5650M and if I have anyone fullscreen like a game on one monitor, the other monitor runs at a stupidly low FPS. Doesnt matter how demanding the game.

#5 andrewbares

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:27

Probably comes down to drivers not being updated for Windows 8 (a.k.a. just like problems with Vista)

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:30

Keep in mind latest nvidia drivers are still beta drivers :p

#7 Phantom Spaceman

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:41

One of the reasons I've stopped using Windows 8. Maybe when drivers get updated I'll be back, but we'll see what the future brings.

#8 Sadelwo

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:42

I have an ATI Radeon 5650M and if I have anyone fullscreen like a game on one monitor, the other monitor runs at a stupidly low FPS. Doesnt matter how demanding the game.


Seems to be an issue with AMD 12.8 drivers at present. I had issues with waterfox, did complete uninstall, folder delete, restart, reinstall and would still crash ever so often. Happens with the Modern music app at times too. Followed a thread somewhere where it said delete the driver in device manager and restart and the afore mentioned programs haven't crashed yet.

#9 OP Scraggles

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:53

I'm running an Intel i7-2600K, 32gb ram, nvidia geforce gtx 560ti video card. There is absolutely no reason it should be happening based on hardware specs.

#10 +jamesyfx

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:54

Yeah but it's the driver that makes it work with Windows and it's software, I'm guessing you'll just have to wait for an update.

#11 Detection

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:33

I'm running an Intel i7-2600K, 32gb ram, nvidia geforce gtx 560ti video card. There is absolutely no reason it should be happening based on hardware specs.


Must be the driver, I have 2 x 6850s and am currently watching a film on HDMI and typing this on DVI (GPU 1) without any stutter or flicker and can play games on either fine (Except for AMDs HDMI scaling issues)

#12 phailyoor

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 21:58

WDDM 1.2 windows 8 drivers are a bit flaky. Windows7/vista graphics drivers should still work, though they don't have access to WDDM 1.2 features.

#13 Anthonyd

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 22:15

Probably comes down to drivers not being updated for Windows 8 (a.k.a. just like problems with Vista)

^this.
Also keep in mind that the GA is set for October, the current window between RTM and GA is always an issue when it comes to find good drivers.

#14 Rickkins

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:59

I have the 6570hd and I have zero issues with my 2nd monitor, a 60" plasma used for home theater.

#15 Dashel

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 17:04

No issues on my AMD but several nVidia friends have this issue. Thats three in a row from the less than fine folkes at nVidia on hitting release.