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Old 26th January 2013
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Running Multiple Display Monitors

My question is pretty simple. Is running a second display going to take away from a computers performance? If someone is already experiencing performance issues, is this something they want to avoid?
Old 26th January 2013
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My question is pretty simple. Is running a second display going to take away from a computers performance? If someone is already experiencing performance issues, is this something they want to avoid?
Running multiple display monitors will not take away computers performance.
Make sure you have a good video card. (no On-board video card)
Old 26th January 2013
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Running multiple display monitors will not take away computers performance.
Make sure you have a good video card.
Well that's why I'm concerned. I'm running a fairly low spec laptop which means no dedicated graphics card.
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Well that's why I'm concerned. I'm running a fairly low spec laptop which means no dedicated graphics card.
On a laptop your video memory will be shared with your system memory.
Old 26th January 2013
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On a laptop your video memory will be shared with your system memory.
Well memory isn't a problem for me (6gb physical memory + 2 8gb page files) so if that's the only downside then sweet. Processing power is what I'm lacking.
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Well memory isn't a problem for me (6gb physical memory + 2 8gb page files) so if that's the only downside then sweet. Processing power is what I'm lacking.
Newer laptops have pretty fancy integrated video processors.

What laptop do you have?
Old 26th January 2013
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Its an Asus K52F it has the Intel integrated HD graphics.

I bought it almost 2 years ago and even then it was getting obsolete
Old 26th January 2013
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Thanks for the replies by the way
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Its an Asus K52F it has the Intel integrated HD graphics.

I bought it almost 2 years ago and even then it was getting obsolete
Your video card has its own processor (500Mhz)
Old 26th January 2013
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if your vid card can do it, then do it. it was made to do it if it offers the options!
Old 26th January 2013
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if your vid card can do it, then do it. it was made to do it if it offers the options!
Okay thanks guys! That's all the convincing I need! I'm hoping that using two monitors with reaper will increase my workflow since I will be able to have my mixer on its own monitor! I'm picking up a 19" LCD for $40 today :D
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