Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Second Monitor

18 Jun 2010   #11
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
and the problem with windowed mode is it affects your framerate , which is another pain in the rear
Never seen that... What do you mean?

~Lordbob
Me neither. Aero (if activated) is still running in the background, as well as Explorer itself, whether or not the application is running in fullscreen.
it shouldnt be , aero should be disabled by the game launcher , if i were you id check the "disable desktop composition" box in your launcher for better fps. every game i currently play (bad company 2 , crysis , warhed , far cry 2) all disable aero on launch


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jun 2010   #12
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Never seen that... What do you mean?

~Lordbob
Me neither. Aero (if activated) is still running in the background, as well as Explorer itself, whether or not the application is running in fullscreen.
it shouldnt be , aero should be disabled by the game launcher , if i were you id check the "disable desktop composition" box in your launcher for better fps. every game i currently play (bad company 2 , crysis , warhed , far cry 2) all disable aero on launch
Some games disable Aero, some don't, but the end is the same... Some games loses some fps when running in windowed mode, that's the main point here.

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #13
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post

Me neither. Aero (if activated) is still running in the background, as well as Explorer itself, whether or not the application is running in fullscreen.
it shouldnt be , aero should be disabled by the game launcher , if i were you id check the "disable desktop composition" box in your launcher for better fps. every game i currently play (bad company 2 , crysis , warhed , far cry 2) all disable aero on launch
Some games disable Aero, some don't, but the end is the same... Some games loses some fps when running in windowed mode, that's the main point here.

zzz2496
No my main point is ALL games suffer some loss of performance in windowed mode , your fps will suffer at points and disabling aero frees up ram , cpu cycles and gpu memory , so my main point there is if you disable aero your performance will increase. So if your game doesnt , you should force it too , unless your happy with your game performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2010   #14
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post

it shouldnt be , aero should be disabled by the game launcher , if i were you id check the "disable desktop composition" box in your launcher for better fps. every game i currently play (bad company 2 , crysis , warhed , far cry 2) all disable aero on launch
Some games disable Aero, some don't, but the end is the same... Some games loses some fps when running in windowed mode, that's the main point here.

zzz2496
No my main point is ALL games suffer some loss of performance in windowed mode , your fps will suffer at points and disabling aero frees up ram , cpu cycles and gpu memory , so my main point there is if you disable aero your performance will increase. So if your game doesnt , you should force it too , unless your happy with your game performance.
I see... Well, anyway - if the display driver can't "lock" the "display surface", losing some performance is expected...

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post

it shouldnt be , aero should be disabled by the game launcher , if i were you id check the "disable desktop composition" box in your launcher for better fps. every game i currently play (bad company 2 , crysis , warhed , far cry 2) all disable aero on launch
Some games disable Aero, some don't, but the end is the same... Some games loses some fps when running in windowed mode, that's the main point here.

zzz2496
No my main point is ALL games suffer some loss of performance in windowed mode , your fps will suffer at points and disabling aero frees up ram , cpu cycles and gpu memory , so my main point there is if you disable aero your performance will increase. So if your game doesnt , you should force it too , unless your happy with your game performance.
Never once have I seen an issue, but I will test it later with Furmark on my desktop.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Now this is actually very interesting:
Second Monitor-fullscreen-test.pngSecond Monitor-windowed.png

There is a 20 point score difference, with fullscreen scoring higher. There is also a temperature increase of 3 degrees between the 2, but that could have been because I did fullscreen first, so it was already warm.

~Lordbob


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2010   #17
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies guys. I have plugged out the 2nd monitor since it's not much use to me. I have also noticed when running 2 monitors my GPU temperature goes up by about 15C.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Second Monitor




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Monitor Setup - One monitor blanks during video playback
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system with 2 monitors - 1 DVI, 1 VGA Intel HD 3000 Video Hi - I'm struggling to find the cause of a condition where, when I am playing a Youtube video, the monitor connected to the DVI input will blank after a short period (maybe 5 seconds into the video, maybe a...
Graphic Cards
Desktop Icons Rearranged To Laptop Monitor From External Monitor
Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display. My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my...
General Discussion
Laptop Monitor Screen Connected To External Monitor Resolution Issue
I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other...
Graphic Cards
After dual monitor sleep recovery, all apps shift to one monitor
Whenever my computer recovers from sleep mode, or when the screensaver comes on and I wake it up, I find that all my apps are now on my main monitor. Example: Google Chrome and Skype on Monitor 1. Microsoft Word and MSI Afterburner on Monitor 2. -computer...
Software
Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor
Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up with my current system. I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know. I have a Radeon HD 6670 with 3 ports, an HMID, VGA (which is my monitors type) and...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+