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biff March 27, 2011 06:55 PM

Second vid card extremely slow
 
I have a second video card just to run an extra monitor on my system. It's a POS since it's only a Geforce 6200 but I only need it to run windows explorer, firefox or M$ Office etc.. It did it's job just fine until I updated to Win7 and now it is as clunky as hell. I'm just kind of wondering why? A DirectX thing maybe?

If it is a hardware issue what's the lowest vid card I can get away with? Needs to be nvidia BTW to play nice with my GTX 280 driver wise.

_dangtx_ March 28, 2011 06:53 AM

perhaps put it to 7 basic/ aero might be heavy on it maybe?

biff April 6, 2011 09:52 PM

Thanks. That pretty much solved the problem and sped up the whole system rather nicely. Man I need some newer tech.

biff April 20, 2011 08:25 PM

I'm pulling this tread back up... Eventhough the system as a whole was better AutoCAD was still really bad, I just figured ATI's are better the nVidia's for this. BTW I run cad off my main monitor which is run off my GTX280. I tried disabling the 6200 and cad runs worlds better - like butter. So is the fact that I even have a slower card on the system causing the slowdown or would it be some sort of settings issue? I don't want to give up the cad performance but I'd really like to get that third monitor up and running.

_dangtx_ April 20, 2011 08:32 PM

could be drivers or could be the card itself. replace it with something faster


also could be diff gen cards not playing that nice together,

neojjjk April 21, 2011 06:38 AM

could be a driver issue.
try old whql drivers also.
use driver sweeper software to remove old drivers .260.99whql is a good one.,also check 18x.xx whql drivers
if it is hardware issue then buy new gen cheap cards
Newegg.ca - SPARKLE SXT430512S3LNM GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

Newegg.ca - Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card


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