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14 views

Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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1answer
25 views

Why are videos rendered by the cpu instead of the gpu?

Well I know this might sound like a pretty stupid question, but I couldn't find an answer using google, so yeah ... So, I know there are techniques like OpenCL and CUDA, but why is, by default, the ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Which motherboards/CPUs will work with 4+ GPUs? [closed]

I'd like to build a GPGPU machine with four (or as many as practicable) GPUs. Which motherboard/CPU combinations can support four or more GPUs? Is there some fundamental limitation of 40 PCIe lanes ...
0
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1answer
30 views

How much memory is being used on the gpu by each PID?

How do I know how much memory on the GPU is being used by each process, CUDA compiled code using 1 processor, accessing 1 of 2 M2090 Tesla cards available on a 16 core node on an HPC? ...
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1answer
46 views

Diagnosing Motherboard/CPU/ (most likely) GPU

OK, so I am trying to salvage my Mum's old PC for which she had bought a new power supply. After that it worked for a long time. After that time, it wouldn't boot (fans would come on very loud, power ...
2
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2answers
73 views

Does my GPU finally needs thermal compound?

I have the following PC configuration and since September 2011 when I bought and assembled it the only maintenance I did was cleaning every fans with compressed air. SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB ...
2
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2answers
66 views

Dots and black screen while gaming

I have a very annoying problem with my PC. It's specifications are as follows: Model: ASUS N55SF Notebook Processor: i7 2670QM 2.20 GHz Graphics Card: GT 555M 2 GB My issue is that I ...
0
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1answer
51 views

disabling sound in a game increases FPS

Take League of Legends for example.. When I have my sound on I get an average of 50 FPS, but when I disable it my FPS rises to 60. Why Is this? I thought sounds were played using the CPU and FPS is ...
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1answer
42 views

Do certain laptops, say Macbooks, have significantly better hardware buses than others?

Many modern laptops do not allow one to change the memory banks, as they are welded in, especially ultrabooks and Macbooks seem to have this 'feature'. I've heard that sometimes this idea is ...
0
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1answer
160 views

1080p 10bit MKV Video is Choppy but Has Smaller File-size?

I've tried VLC, MPC-HC with LAV and CCCP but nothing worked for 1080p 10bit MKV. The video is not always choppy but only during some particular scenes with high content bitrate. I've got 2 versions ...
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1answer
67 views

Quick, intermittent buzzing sound and freezing

I've recently been having this issue with my desktop PC. When I'm playing games, or watching videos, every now and then I hear a buzzing noise from my headphones and the video/game freezes for a split ...
0
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1answer
222 views

Is running a game at a higher resolution more stressful on CPU/GPU full screen or windowed? [closed]

When running a game at a high resolution (1920 by 1200) is it more stressful on CPU/GPU when it is full screen (1920 by 1200), or windowed (e.g. 1280 by 1024)? What about if another window is open ...
0
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3answers
80 views

Is it a bad idea to monitor hardware and processes while playing a game or using a CPU intensive program? [closed]

For example, using something like Open Hardware Monitor to check CPU temperature, while running a game in another window. Neither are minimized. Or using Process Explorer with a web browser open as ...
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1answer
94 views

Motherboard too hot?

On a new PC I just bought, Speccy reports that the motherboard is too hot: Since the CPUs and GPU are only at 30C, and 110C is really very hot, I suspect that the reported Motherboard temperature ...
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1answer
51 views

Is My Mobo Dead?

My desktop is on the fritz and I think my motherboard's (MSI 890FXA-GD70) to blame, but just to be sure I wanted to ask. It started with my CPU (AMD Phenom II 975 BE) clock spazzing out. It went from ...
1
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2answers
96 views

Why are CPUs better than GPUs at regular tasks?

I'm trying to understand the relative strengths of CPUs vs GPUs. Quoting popular opinion, "the more cores, the better", so by that logic, a GPU should always outperform a CPU, and it does with ...
0
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2answers
84 views

i7 2600 compatibility with PCIe 3?

My motherboard and graphics card died recently and I was thinking of buying the ASRock Z75 Pro3 and R9 280X. I think that my i7-2600 (because it is Sandy Bridge)is not compatible with PCIe-3 which the ...
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0answers
138 views

Is my FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu??

Is my Acer FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu?? Do i need to upgrade my motherboard BIOS also? And if someone wants they could tell the process of changing to new processor..
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0answers
242 views

Geforce GT 630, driver kernel randomly crashes

My Pc specs are as follows Intel Pentium D 925 Presler Socket 775 LGA CPU 3.00GHz on a Foxconn motherboard Model 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K (Socket 775) i945P/PL/G/GZ Os Win 7 Ultimate I had a Geforce GT 210 ...
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1answer
189 views

Why is my notebook's GPU tempertaure higher than CPU temperature?

I have a dell studio 1555 notebook with Core2Duo CPU and ATI Radeon GPU. Recently, I noticed that, during idle time, the CPU heat kicks down and the temperature reduces to some room temperature level. ...
2
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2answers
284 views

How do device driver instructions program the GPU?

Say I am using a computer, any typical modern computer more or less. A device driver is responsible for everything I see on my screen, including right as I type this the screen is updated(this is, of ...
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1answer
81 views

GPU nvidia architecture made with CPU? [closed]

I am doing a research about the difference between CPU and GPU parallel processing. So in bref, nvidia GPU card is able to do a massive parallel processing, by using threads. each GPU can contains at ...
2
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1answer
575 views

laptop is getting too hot after switching from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04

Ever since I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04 my Laptop is getting way to hot. When I run sensors I frequently get something like: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
0
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0answers
536 views

Average CPU core temperature of 60 °C is normal?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64 running on an laptop with an Intel Core i5 and hybrid gpu. I set my OS to boot with the discrete GPU device turned off, so working with integrated GPU and both cores of my ...
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0answers
145 views

Sempron 3600+ SSE instructions missing. DirectX 11 not installing.

I have run CPU-Z but no SSE1/2/3 were found under the instruction set. My GPU is an ATI Radeon HD5450. I haven't over-clocked the GPU or the CPU. This is the CPU-Z report: When I try to web-update ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Will my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for quite a long time but money's a bit short and I can't do it all at once, I want to upgrade my GPU first because it's not up to par with most newer games ...
3
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1answer
217 views

CPU overheating while stresstesting GPU

I have a GTX570 and a i5-3570k processor. Lately, I've been having problems with games randomly crashing and my pc rebooting while playing them. I've encountered a weird problem: while running a ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Feezing OS - need advice for debugging

My Win7 PC recently started to freeze randomly. No harware or major software change made, and no specific circumstances I can locate the freezing depending on. My first suspect is the GPU, but any ...
0
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2answers
300 views

What processing power in a laptop do I need to output 1080p video?

Will the AMD or Intel integrated GPU have enough power to drive blu ray movie without stutter, or do I need to look for laptop with a dedicated graphics card? Does it make any difference if CPU is ...
0
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2answers
356 views

Do modern GPU/CPU's contain a fail-safe for overheating or is it in the BIOS?

I'm curious about a couple things concerning thermal integrity of a CPU(Intel, AMD, etc) and where the monitoring occurs. Do all CPU's have a thermal sensor or is the sensor located outside the CPU on ...
0
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1answer
152 views

PC turns on for second [closed]

I bought a pc with the following spec like 1 nd a half year back! Processor : Intel Core i5 2500 MotherBoard : Intel DH67BL RAM : G-Skill RipjawsX 4GB HDD : 500GB Samsung Graphics Card : EVGA ...
2
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1answer
223 views

Execute OpenCL code on the CPU

I want to execute OpenCL code on a PC which doesn't have a graphics card, nor any other hardware component which is able to execute OpenCL. Is it possible compile my OpenCL code in a way that it can ...
2
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3answers
12k views

Bitcoin mining with Integrated graphics

I have Intel HD Graphics Family I thought this would be powerful to mine bitcoins really well. Is this even a GPU ? I used different miners (DiabloMiner, OpenCL, cgminer...) which all use just the ...
4
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2answers
1k views

What are the drawbacks of using an integrated GPU for non-gaming purposes?

I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using an integrated GPU for purposes other than gaming. Does the performance of the cpu decrease when the integrated gpu is in use? Does it ...
0
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1answer
282 views

How does clock speed influence processing speed? [duplicate]

How is AMD able to market it's microprocessors mentioning clock speed as less as possible? How does clock speed influence FLOPS? Which one should I check first, when I'm a cpu or graphics card, FLOPS ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Not filling all RAM slots - will it make the machine volatile?

I have done some searching and I have not found a straight forward answer to my problem. As all the questions I came over searching were concerning using only two RAM slots with not more than 4GB of ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Connecting an ATI GPU to my old P5S800-VM AsusTek motherboard

Hello people of the internet, I am very interested in hardware but have almost 0 experience, so I am very sorry if I have written something incorrect here. I have an old computer lying around, and i ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Will I lose my Windows 8 activation after hardware upgrade?

Windows 8 Pro w/WMC is installed on an Asus M3A78-EM with an on-board GPU. I wish to upgrade the GPU and have purchased a compatible one but have not installed it yet. I also wish to upgrade its CPU. ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Troubleshooting, GTX 670 + i7-3820

I've tried to figure this out on my own, but so far I've had no luck, so I now turn to the greater forces that be, ie. you guys. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I couldn't decide where ...
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0answers
32 views

Why does my computer crash randomly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why all of the sudden is my Processor and Memory Subscore (Windows Rating) abnormally low? The other day I went out to my van to get my Tower and when I opened the trunk ...
0
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2answers
143 views

Assembling a number-crunching computer [closed]

What is needed to make a GPU fully fed by CPU? Comparing their flops/s is enough? For example, if i could manage to make a very old(pentium-3) CPU with one of Nvidia-Fermi GPU, it would not be able ...
29
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5answers
8k views

How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?

Here you can see a screenshot of a small C++ program called Triangle.exe with a rotating triangle based on the OpenGL API. Admittedly a very basic example but I think it's applicable to other ...
2
votes
2answers
149 views

How can I identify a hardware product?

How can I identify different hardware components (hard drive, cpu, gpu, etc). Based on it's manufacturer. For example, Nvidia Geforce GTX 580, several manufacturers, all differently priced, some may ...
0
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1answer
145 views

Is there any way to get DirectX on a server?

I'm trying to get DirectX 6 (or newer, or OpenGL instead) to work on a VMware virtual machine (server). I can't enable 3D acceleration, I only have Admin access to the machine. The app I'm trying to ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

What kind of CPU/GPU integration is offered by APUs?

I'm truly fascinated by the idea of GPGPU and using the GPU for heavy processing. I'm seeing that also APUs (Accelerated Processing Units, CPU+GPU on the same chip) are gaining a consistent ...
1
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0answers
1k views

Toshiba Satellite L755 - CPU and GPU overheating

I'm at a little bit of a loss and wanted to try asking a question here :) I own a satellite L755, the model which includes Blu ray player,Nvidia 525m,6GB Ram and a few more bells and whistles. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Boot up troubles, power related - system always stable once booted

I've got a system that's been causing me a lot of trouble over the last few months. Below is a somewhat lengthy saga of my experience with it but it should hopefully provide some thorough problem ...
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3answers
952 views

Motherboard requires “Processor” which supports Intel HD Graphics Technology

I am interested in the following motherboard (Intel Hunter Cove DH55HC H55), which seems to have a DVI, HDMI, and VGA port on the motherboard but it requires a "Processor" with Intel HD Graphics ...
4
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2answers
601 views

Differences between i7 2600 and i7 2600K

I looked at their specifications on intel. It seems i7 2600K has HD Graphics 3000 while the i7 2600 has HD Graphic 2000. But other than that, the i7 2600 has several options and features that the i7 ...
207
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12answers
44k views

Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?

It seems to me that these days lots of calculations are done on the GPU. Obviously graphics are done there, but using CUDA and the like, AI, hashing algorithms (think bitcoins) and others are also ...