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Help with Dual Display Please!!!!

By Blunham
Sep 13, 2005
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  1. I have tried running a dual display recently as I play EVE Online a lot and want to do other stuff while it is going. I know that the game is fairly graphic intensive but i would have thought that with the specs of my PC it would not cause a problem but as soon as I enable the second monitor everything just slows to a snails pace. The CPU runs at 100% in the task manager and as soon as I turn it off the game runs fine, and likewise, if I end the game the dual display runs fine.
    Is it a case of I've got to live with it or buy a bigger PC? I really thought it this should be enough though???

    Any advice would be highly appreciated!!!

    Martin

    Click here for Belarc's System Management products, for large and small companies.

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) MEDIONPC MS-7012
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7012
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/29/2003
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    111.44 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    CD-ROM Drive
    SONY DVD-ROM DDU1612 [CD-ROM drive]

    Brother DCP-110C USB Device [Hard drive] (8 MB) -- drive 5
    Medion Flash XL CF USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
    Medion Flash XL MS USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
    Medion Flash XL SM USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    Medion Flash XL MMC/SD USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    ST3160021A [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3JS1JEJE, rev 3.04, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 128 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 4096 MB
    Slot 'A2' is Empty
    Slot 'A3' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes


    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.05 GB 43.29 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 0) 73.70 GB 66.00 GB free
    e: (FAT32 on drive 0) 6.28 GB 2.14 GB free
    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    Martin 13/09/2005 17:55:18 (admin)
    Me 13/09/2005 09:56:07 (admin)
    Owner 13/09/2005 15:39:33
    Victoria 03/09/2005 12:20:01 (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator never (admin)
    ASPNET never
    Guest 03/09/2005 10:18:56
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never

    DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

    Brother DCP-110C Printer on USB001
    Brother DCP-110C USB Printer on USB001
    Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
    PaperPort Color Printer Driver on BIPORT
    PaperPort Mono Printer Driver on BIPORT
    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] RADEON 9800 PRO [Display adapter]
    RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary [Display adapter]
    hp f1703 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n CNCGW0Q206, June 2003)
    Mitsubishi NFK9905 [Monitor] (17.2"vis, s/n 110114165, October 2001)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD C-Media AC97 Audio Device
    MEDION (7134) WDM Video Capture
    MEDION TV-TUNER 7134 MK2/3
    MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
    Communications Other Devices
    Creatix V.9X DSP Data Fax Modem


    1394 Net Adapter
    PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter (3890)
    primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.2.2 / 24
    Gateway: 192.168.2.1
    Dhcp Server: 192.168.2.1
    Physical Address: 00:60:B3:94:5B:F9
    VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Dhcp Server: 192.168.2.1
    Physical Address: 00:0C:76:73:4E:54

    Networking Dns Server: 192.168.2.1
    VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    USB Human Interface Device
    Brother DCP-110C USB
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    HID-compliant mouse
    USB Composite Device
    USB Mass Storage Device (2x)
    USB Printing Support
    USB Root Hub (5x)
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    Huh, can I suggest a copy of Everest Homeit's free, it's difficult to make out your sys info.
    I think you may be ram starved, otherwise you system should handle this better.
    G'Luck and Post back
  3. Blunham

    Blunham Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hope you can work something out from this;

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name MEDIONPC (Main PC)
    User Name Martin

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name MSI MS-7012 (Medion OEM) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (09/29/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB)
    Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350)
    Monitor HP F1703 [17" LCD] (CNCGW0Q206)
    Monitor Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 92 [19" CRT] (110114165)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Disk Drive Medion Flash XL CF USB Device
    Disk Drive Medion Flash XL MS USB Device
    Disk Drive Medion Flash XL MMC/SD USB Device (7 MB, USB)
    Disk Drive Medion Flash XL SM USB Device
    Disk Drive Disk drive (149 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive Brother DCP-110C USB Device
    Optical Drive CD-ROM Drive
    Optical Drive SONY DVD-ROM DDU1612 (16x/40x DVD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 76340 MB (41240 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 70284 MB (62947 MB free)
    E: (FAT32) 5989 MB (2043 MB free)
    Total Size 149.0 GB (103.7 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter (3890) (192.168.2.2)
    Network Adapter VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Modem Creatix V.9X DSP Data Fax Modem

    MEMORY READ:
    P4 3000 MHz MSI MS-7012 (Medion OEM) i865PE PC3200 DDR SDRAM 2591 MB/s
    MEMORY WRITE:
    P4 3000 MHz MSI MS-7012 (Medion OEM) i865PE PC3200 DDR SDRAM 1072 MB/s
    LATENCY:
    P4 3000 MHz MSI MS-7012 (Medion OEM) i865PE PC3200 DDR SDRAM 2.5-3-3-8 124.6 ns
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Ah much better

    Well I don't think it's the amount of ram then...
    hmmmm?
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