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Offline yccmaTopic starter

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N00b needs help with two GPUs
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:41:36 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm new here so welcome to everyone :)

I wanted to use my daily computer to do some mining, as it's almost always turned on anyway. I bought and installed a second GPU (now I have 4850 and 6950) and I wanted to mine only on the 6950 and use the 4850 to do regular stuff like watch movies, internet browsing etc.

I am using cgminer and have two monitors, each connected to a different card. The problem is that even if I disable the 4850 in cgminer, the monitor connected to it still displays with a lot of lag, as if the 4850 was mining as well. It's not as bad as on the other monitor, where I have less than 1 FPS in Windows desktop :) but it's still bad enough to be iritating. It just freezes for a second every few seconds.

I noticed that my CPU usage is also at 50% (I have only 2 cores, so one is used at 100%).

Is there anything that can be done? Maybe would inserting a dummy plug into the mining card help, and connecting both screens to thr 4850? Or is this normal and I can't do anything about it? :(
Or is it becase of the CPU usage? Any ideas why it's that high?

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Re: N00b needs help with two GPUs
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 05:31:47 PM »
Plug your second monitor that is lagging into the card that you are not using for mining. Also, you should not need any dummy plugs. This should reduce your lag. If this works feel free to send me a small donation.


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