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    Is an external screen a cpu/ram-hog?
    I've recently been working with an external screen while producing music i n ableton. The system distorts pretty fast.

    Could this be because of the external screen?
    macbook pro, 2009 unibody, dual core 2.66, 8gb ram, apogee duet, logic, ableton, APC40, novation SL MKII, x-tempo pok

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    The external screen is purely hardware driven and shouldn't adversely affect your system performance, except in the one case where your graphics card is sharing memory with your main system memory and having an external monitor ends up requiring more memory to power that and now you're taking more of the system memory..

    However, with 8GB of RAM you wouldn't even feel that pain..

    How does the system "distort" with the external monitor? What are the symptoms? You can always unplug the external monitor and see what happens..
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    Thanks man - well it only distorts when I ALSO have a lot going on in Ableton at the same time. To be honest I think it's an Ableton-issue, but I thought maybe the external screen somehow needs to use CPU from the computer...
    macbook pro, 2009 unibody, dual core 2.66, 8gb ram, apogee duet, logic, ableton, APC40, novation SL MKII, x-tempo pok

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