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Laptop external display video is choppy when not focused

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SomeOneSpecial, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. SomeOneSpecial

    SomeOneSpecial Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2019
    I have a MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider. When I am playing a game, such as WoW, and I have a video on my external monitor (hooked in my hdmi), the video is choppy. If I click on the video, it immediately picks up and is watchable. I thought it might be the browser so I tried multiple and there was no difference. I then opened up a video in VLC player and it still was choppy. I swapped out monitors and that didn't help either.

    Is there something that makes the computer not give as many resources to a video doesn't have focus? Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

    Thank you for the help.

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    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
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