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Ok before I got the new computer we were using my wifes, an AMD Athlon XP 1800.
We play Star Wars Galaxies and when I was playing it on her computer with a 64 meg vid card on my 21 inch monitor I was getting 1-12FPS in a city enviroment with alot of other players. I figured the low FPS was due to her computer being somewhat slower.
Well when I got the new computer I plugged it into my monitor, fired up the game, and wham im getting 1-12fps in the same enviroment, however this Video card is a GeForce 5700LE 256 Meg.
Now the kicker, I plugged her computer into her monitor and she was getting 20-30fps.
Can a monitor really make the difference like this?
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If the other monitor has a slow refresh rate it can make a difference.




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That seems very strange to me.

Is it a very old monitor?

Here's why I'm not sure what is going on. The only way that I can see a monitor impacting performance is if it is locking you into a fixed resolution higher than what you have to use on the other machine.

For example, if the "Slow" monitor only runs 1280x 1024 but the "Fast" monitor will go at 640x480, that could explain it.

Still, I would think that you could almost always move the resolution down, unless it's an LCD with a fixed display size or something.

Odd.

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yeah i think i got it figured out.
I had the resolution up to 1280x1024
i decreased it it 1024x768 for games, and wala decent fps hehe.

Thanks though guys, all your advice helped immensly.
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