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Journeyman III

Dual monitor, high cpu usage

My current build:

Motherboard: ASrock B550 Phantom Gaming 4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800

Cooler: NZXT Kraken X53 240mm liquid cooler

Memory: Cosair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600mhz- 32GB (4x8GB)

Storage: Mushkin Helix 1TB SSD M.2 PCI-E

Power Supply: Cooler Master 750w MWE 80+ Gold Certified

Primary Monitor: MSI Optix 27" curved- 2560x1440, 1ms, 165hz, DisplayPort

I have recently tried to connect a secondary monitor: 15.3", 60hz, 1920x1080 resolution, in "Extended Mode." While running the AMD monitoring system on the secondary display I observed my CPU running at 100%. Dual monitors is a new thing to me and I'm wondering if my current setup is conducive to a secondary monitor, and/or is there anything I need to do on the software/setting side to make this setup work? Is the high CPU usage due to the differing monitor hz capabilities? My current setup is able to run any game or program at the highest settings. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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