I have 2 monitors
and 2 AMD graphics cards: a newish 2Gb R9
200 series running at 2560 x 1440 (DisplayPort) to my main monitor and an older
HD 4800 series running a second monitor at 1920 x 1080 (the monitor’s maximum
capability - DVI). Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. 8Gb RAM.
have no doubt that there is a conflict between the 2 graphics drivers. If I load the HD4800 driver I have a workable
system but this takes a huge hit on the CPU %, often reaching 100%, even with
only a few other apps running. Load a
pages on Chrome, for example, and everything drags to a snail’s pace.
load the R9 200 driver, the HD4800 card doesn’t display at all. At present, just to have a workable system I’m
using the HD4800 driver, and as expected the Windows Device Manager shows a
problem with the R9 200 card. It works
but only just.
the solution to buy a second R9 200 series card (using the same driver) and/or upgrade my second monitor to
one with 2460 x 1440 capability? Is there a better solution?
technical support started off very enthusiastically, but when it came to the
crunch it seems they’ve just dropped the case...hmmm.
I want to minimise my expenditure, but if the only way is to lash out loads of
dosh on another new monitor and graphics card I guess I’ll have to. I’d appreciate any advice please.