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Stutter and lowered FPS while watching twitch on the second monitor

As the title says, stutters and reduced fps while watching twitch at my second monitor.
I read a previous thread, but it didn't quiet solve my problem. I'm running at better fps, but it still kind of stutters, and if I would for say autorun on World of Warcraft and shut Twitch down, I would see a significant increase in smoothness.

Geforce "Windforce" 970 4GB
I5 4690K (replaced an earlier AMD Phenom 965, still lags with my new i5.)
Main monitor: AOC 24" LED G2460PQU/BR
Second monitor (twitch monitor): LG W2361

If you need anything, let me know. Appreciate any suggestions you may have! (The earlier thread I mentioned was setting Affinity and changing it to 0 core only).
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  1. Just checking, you have done a fresh install of Windows since changing cpu? I doubt it would run if you hadn't but got to ask.

    Have you tried completely removing the GPU driver, rebooting and then installing the latest driver?

    What are your cpu and gpu % usages and temperatures when this happens?
  2. Can you list your full detailed build
  3. sizzling said:
    Can you list your full detailed build
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    Geforce "Windforce" 970 4GB
    I5 4690K (replaced an earlier AMD Phenom 965, still lags with my new i5.)
    Main monitor: AOC 24" LED G2460PQU/BR
    Second monitor (twitch monitor): LG W2361
    14 GB RAM
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 G-43 (I recently installed this, but the problem occured before installing this new one aswell).

    Is there anything else? I'll post temeperatures and % later tonight when I get home! :)

    Btw, the processor works just fine when I don't have Twitch on.
  4. Is the second monitor plugged into the 970 or to the motherboard?

    Are you running different refresh rates on each screen?
  5. RobCrezz said:
    Is the second monitor plugged into the 970 or to the motherboard?

    Are you running different refresh rates on each screen?


    Both into the 970 and the 2nd monitor can't run on more than 60HZ and the main monitor is 144HZ
  6. sizzling said:
    Just checking, you have done a fresh install of Windows since changing cpu? I doubt it would run if you hadn't but got to ask.

    Have you tried completely removing the GPU driver, rebooting and then installing the latest driver?

    What are your cpu and gpu % usages and temperatures when this happens?


    BTW, why would it matter if i re installed Windows? I installed it together with my new motherboard due to socket-change and it runs just as it should :) Unless I've got Twitch open.
  7. A few times I have seen threads where someone has upgraded a motherboard and not done a new install of Windows and somehow they have been lucky/unlucky enough that the PC has actually booted but they then have all kinds of issues. Not the issue here but I had to check
  8. Best answer
    hugo9909 said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Is the second monitor plugged into the 970 or to the motherboard?

    Are you running different refresh rates on each screen?


    Both into the 970 and the 2nd monitor can't run on more than 60HZ and the main monitor is 144HZ


    I bet if you set the main monitor to 60hz the problem goes.

    Windows has issues with monitors running different refresh rates.
  9. RobCrezz said:
    hugo9909 said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Is the second monitor plugged into the 970 or to the motherboard?

    Are you running different refresh rates on each screen?


    Both into the 970 and the 2nd monitor can't run on more than 60HZ and the main monitor is 144HZ


    I bet if you set the main monitor to 60hz the problem goes.

    Windows has issues with monitors running different refresh rates.


    I'm afraid that actually didn't fix the problem. :( CPU Usage 40-60% however.
  10. Really? thats odd. I experienced the exact same thing and it was due to running different refresh rates.

    Try enabling your CPU IGPU in the bios and pluggin the second monitor into that see if it makes any difference. (the IGPU is more than powerful enough for streaming browsing etc)
  11. Went into Nvidia Control Panel and changed HZ as you said, I did it wrong previously. Worked like a charm!
  12. hugo9909 said:
    Went into Nvidia Control Panel and changed HZ as you said, I did it wrong previously. Worked like a charm!


    Yeah it sucks but windows really has issues with multiple monitors with different refresh rates.
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