Game Skipping When Played On Dual Monitor Setup

So i recently went dual 22 and one monitor would be the game and the secondary monitor would just show the extended desktop. The problem is, when i am gaming with the dual screen, every game i would play would have this skipping effect. Every 2 seconds my movements in cs source or wc3 frozen throne would skip and it gets quite annoying. I tried gaming on just one single monitor and the problem disappeared. Wondering if anyone ever had similar issues on resolving this problem? Card currently used is evga gtx 260

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