Windows 8 Media Center stutters & freezes

Discussion in 'Windows Multimedia' started by scajjr2, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. scajjr2

    scajjr2 New Member

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    Just installed Win8 Pro and bought the Media Center add on. I run an i7-3770k, 16Gb ram, GTX 780 3Gb video card and have 2 25" monitors. Now when I play a game on display 1 and have Media Center running Live TV on display 2, Media Center stutters, freezes. As soon as I close the game on display 1, Media Center runs fine.

    Now I did this all the time under Windows 7 and had NO ISSUES AT ALL running a game on one screen and MC running live TV on the other.

    Any reason MC acts this way under Win8?

    Sam
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I might be able to check some things tomorrow, but for now I have some questions..

    What outputs are you using on the GTX 780 and how do you have the multiple monitors set up in the Nvidia control panel? Windows 8 does handle multiple monitors differently than Windows 7 so it might be related to that.

    When you say you are watching live TV, do you have a tuner card and if so what slot is it in? If no tuner card then how are you watching it.
     

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