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4350 - too slow for a dual screen configuration?

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Hi,

I built a decent PC - i5, asus, 4gb RAM... my graphic card is Saphire HD4350.

It is ok, but when I watch anything in a full screen mode on one screen, second screen is 'slow'. When I want to move a windows or close etc it is slower than should be...

I use x2 full HD screens


I know it is not very important, but WIE shows 2.9 in aero only.... well... even my previous built-in graphic card was better ;-)

I installed the latest Catalyst drivers... nothing...

Is it possible that this graphic card is too slow for a dual screen config? Any advise? I am NOT going to play games
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Should have a higher score than that!  It's not a top of the line card, but what score do you get with the MS driver?  

Possibly a firmware update?

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With MS drivers it was 3.0, so the same... whats weird... 3d games it shows 5.5...


Any ideas?
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Thx ks_admin

First screen: 1680x1050
Second screen: 1920x1080

Nothing else in the background, right now: free RAM: 45%, cpu usage: 2%

I tested it with VLS, flash... when I open two VLS movies in small windows, it is very very slow or e.g. youtube flash full screen and small vlc movie...
On the other hand I can open: outlook, photoimpact, skype, total commander, firefox and 25 other apps and it is fine :)

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how much ram is on the card and what type?
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it is Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 1024MB PCI-E

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I think it's plenty for watching video, although maybe not HD video such as BluRay quality.  Have you had better luck changing the resolutions to match, and have you tried installing a newer/better codec pack?

Something like the k-lite ++ codec pack?

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thx mate, well... it happens when I try to watch a full flash movie in youtuebe as well...


maybe I really need a better card for it (like Ve3ofa said). I am not happy to spend money as I do not play games, but it is hard to work when I try to watch anything...

I was thinking of Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 1GB, it will be too good probably but do not want to risk :)
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I have two screens - one vga & one dvi

Both are at 60Hz

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Just installed Asus 5670 and it is sorted out

WEI for aero is 6.8

thx
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