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Win8 Pro, media center, stutters freezes

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/MC

    Win8 Pro, media center, stutters freezes


    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. Same driver, 320.11

    Any reason MC acts this way under Win8?

    Sam

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If I were you I'd install Windows 7 on another partition, and run the game and TV, and try to find out what resources are being used. The thing to do is to try to find out what is different with this setup compared to Windows 7, I mean, under Metro and all that guck, the underlying OS is still pretty similar to Windows 7.

    Does Media Center show up as two different instances on each display?

    The Game is running through the Extender, and you have a second instance of WMC for the Live TV? I've never heard of anyone doing this. If it was running in Windows 7 it should run in 8.

    There should also be some configurations on your Video Cards, how are they connected, with SLI?

    I hope there is someone else more familiar with this kind of setup, anyone?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/MC


    Not running a game thru Media Center just Live TV. Any game whether through Steam or a few older games (mainly World Golf Challenge 2011, similar to Tiger Woods Golf) that I run on one monitor causes MC on the other monitor to grind to a halt. Ending the game has MC appear to "fast forward" through all the TV frames it "choked" on until it catches up to where the live broadcast actually is.
    My hardware hasn't changed, just the OS. I reinstalled the nVidia driver as well, no change.

    Sam
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok- But the game does use the Extender Plugin to run though? Or not? Try uninstallling it temporarily.
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