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Multi Monitor GPU Usage Control

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Drimarcus, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Drimarcus New Member

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    My first post on this forum so hello everyone :)

    I have one question.

    I have 2 monitors and a TV connected to my Graphic Card.

    My question is, is there a way to "disable" one of the display when i don't want it to use GPU power. Turning monitor or TV off doesn't do it since graphic card still renders the picture its just display doesn't show it.

    So far only way i know is to unplug the cords connected to my graphic card but that's too much of hassle.

    Thank you for possible replays, cheers :)
     
  2. terrastrife New Member

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    Disable it fron your Display control panel.
    Or from your desktop integrated menu, or tray tool, whatever.
    Or Windows+P
     
  3. Drimarcus New Member

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    Thank you sir, i tried that already but difference in GPU usage was around 10 MB of RAM with turned enabled/disabled monitor and sometimes i had more RAM free with more monitors on so i thought its not working. ( while testing i always had blank desktopes nothing turned on )
     
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    rendering a desktop doesn't use that much gpu power i wouldnt bother disabling it its not going to make any difference to FPS. if 10mb of gpu ram is overloading your card i think its time for an upgrade.

    turning off the second monitor will save you some electricity tho.
     
    jgunning says thanks.
  5. Drimarcus New Member

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    Thank you for replay.

    Yea i started to feel the same, i have ATI 6870 so i think im good ^^
     

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