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Jerky Video on only one of two monitors

By MDGeuy ·
Hi,

I have recently switched to a two monitor set-up and now my original monitor?s video is ?jerky? but the second one is fine. When I move a window there is a delay between my motion and the motion of the window. When I move the window to the 2nd monitor the movement is smooth like it?s supposed to be.

I?ve read some of the other posts of those with similar problems but the fixes that worked for them didn?t help me. I?ve disabled my anti-everything software, updated hardware bios and drivers, changed the refresh rate of the monitor, and turned down the hardware acceleration. The only progress I?ve made is when I turned the hardware acceleration down from full to zero it helped only slightly.

I?m currently using the default Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller because my NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200?s drivers don?t work with my version of windows. I have tried my best to resolve this problem too, but to no avail. This includes reloading drivers, new and old, re-seating the card, all sorts of stuff. But it still tells me that ?The currently selected graphics display driver cannot be used. It was written for a previous version of Windows, and is no longer compatible with this version of windows. The system has been started using the default VGA driver. Please contact your hardware manufacturer to get an updated driver, or select one of the Microsoft provided drivers.? I?ve had to disable the NVIDIA drivers in the device manager because if I don?t the entire screen (of both) goes to the minimum resolution and 4-bit colors.

I have the 1st monitor through my GeForce 5200 and the 2nd through the integrated video card?s VGA port.

Any help would be greatly apprieciated.

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Got AMD processor?

by robo_dev In reply to Jerky Video on only one o ...

Some AMDs had a bug which would result in jerky video. There's a patch for that.

Also, for some CPUs the thermal monitoring code takes too many CPU cycles, so you have to twiddle with some of those settings in the BIOS.

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Intel all the way

by MDGeuy In reply to Got AMD processor?

No, I have a Intel. But what were those bios?

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I didn't know you could use both simultaneously ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Jerky Video on only one o ...

Both an AGP card AND onboard graphics - I didn't know that was possible.

Also, what version of Windows are you running because the FX5200 is now a ageing card.

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I agree here...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I didn't know you could u ...

If he's trying to use both, there's going to be system degradation/hesitation, IF it's working at all.

What he needs is a dedicated dual monitor video card and disable the onboard graphics.

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"It used to work..."

by MDGeuy In reply to I didn't know you could u ...

Im currently using XP Home (2002) SP2.

I (once long, long ago) had this same set-up working just fine. The difference between then and now is that the NVIDIA Drivers no longer work. I'd rather not go back to SP1 because a good amout of my software is SP2 only. Any suggestions on something off the wall maybe? Anyone know of any good 3rd party drivers?

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The previous working setup was more likely

by The Scummy One In reply to "It used to work..."

using a pci video card with the on-board

However, I am with the others, I dont see how it works, the on board should be disabled when the AGP is plugged in. Only 1 AGP device should be able to be used at any time.

If I were you, I would invest in a new video card. Get a dual screen card, preferably that has its own memory on it.

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You are confusing the Operating System

by Jacky Howe In reply to Jerky Video on only one o ...

I am currently using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 in a dual monitor environment. I am also using XP with the latest drivers. I'm using the DVI adapter on the primary monitor with the vga connecor connected to the secondary monitor. What you need to do is disable the onboard video in the BIOS and boot from the nVidia with the primary monitor connected. Install the device drivers and when it is setup connect the secondary monitor.

NOTE: If your computer has integrated video, do not connect either monitor to the integrated video connector. If the integrated video connector is covered by a cap, do not remove the cap to connect the monitor or the monitor will not function.

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No DVI

by MDGeuy In reply to You are confusing the Ope ...

Its interesting to hear that your GeForce 5200 has a DVI port, because mine doesn't (and yes I do have a 5200). It does have a s-video and RCA connection but I to go buy a tv to use in place of the monitor I have.

As for booting with the NVIDIA Drivers, I have. Unfortunatly it still displays at min. resolution and 4-bit color. Even after re-installing the drivers when it's the one I booted from, I've even tried re-installing them while using the default driveres to boot.

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Well in that case

by Jacky Howe In reply to No DVI

if you want to use dual monitors you will have to get a graphics card that will support them.

Did you disable the oboard graphics in the BIOS before attempting to install the nVidia drivers.

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If you're getting min resolution and 4-bit colour ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to No DVI

You've exceeded the updates for your FX5200.

For years I have witness hapless users (no offence but it is true) constantly striving [for striving read obsessed] to update their Nvidia drivers with the latest Forceware issue. Some users are never happy with what they've got - a working, non-crashing, graphics driver. As soon as a new driver is released they all jump off the cliff-of-perfect-usability like lemmings heading for the next newest driver.

Unfortunately you have already left reality behind at some point, by constantly updating to a forceware build that exceeds the capabilities of your FX5200.

How can I know this? Because my Acer laptop has an Nvidia FX5200 graphics card and I have proved beyond any reasonable doubt that there was an update of the forceware drivers that made my graphics crappy, so I rolled back. That was easily 18 months ago.

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