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Windows 7: Latency on external monitor from laptop

23 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professonal x64
Latency on external monitor from laptop

Dear all,

I bought a new laptop a couple of weeks ago and connected it to an external monitor. It's Ben Q 1080p monitor and I noticed that when I plug it into my laptop and play a game on it (Injustice) I was getting quite bad latency. Not only had the game slowed down in speed, but the characters were out of sync with their voices.

I've always been a desktop man, so I don't understand why plugging an external monitor into a laptop will give latency. I purchased an HDMI 2.0 cable in order for it to work as I got no image with an HDMI 1.0 whatsoever.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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23 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Have you updated the NVIDIA drivers? Many times, new PC's do not come with the latest drivers. Get them direct from NVIDIA.

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23 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professonal x64

Yes, everything's updated. I did a fresh install of all drivers and OS when I got it. It's not a problem with the drivers, well, at least being out of date that is.
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24 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professonal x64

Can no one offer any solution here?
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