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SLOW MOUSE TRACKING PROBLEM & VIDEO/AUDIO SYNC PROBLEM with 27" iMac Quad computer. Using 42" Insignia as a second monitor using HDMI DVI cable. The video card unable to serve both monitors' draw requirements quickly enough for Pro application work. Video lags behind audio during multimedia playback. Do we need a new driver for Mac or do we use a different Video input? Currently using HDMI4 for convenient location of cord plug.

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I am using my tv as a second monitor as well, and i believe the lag problems with the monitor are due to the video/graphics card. I am not expert, but my pc is an alienware aurora with quad processors and 6gigs of ram. The only thing not top of the line is my video card, plus it gets slightly pixelated due to resolution not being sufficient from my video card. Otherwise flight sim X runs smoothly, except for the mouse lag issue. Best of luck, if your program is lagging also though, might be your driver

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