Processor specifically designed to perform fast memory manipulation, with instructions specifically tailored to handle computer graphics processing and rendering

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Memory used by core i3 gpu

I have core i3 530 on Asus p7h55 pro and 2gb memory. Windows shows 1.85gb. I think the remaining is used solely by the onchip gpu. Can/how do i increase that amount and extract more graphic ...
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streaming multiprocessor number

how do I know how many streaming multiprocessors(SM) I have on my GTS 250?
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No graphics memory?

I recently upgraded to Core i3 on H55 chipset, and using the integrated GPU on the chip. I installed AOE III, on running, it shows me an error saying that .. graphics memory is 0mb .. min reqd is ...
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how to underclock an nvidia GPU on Windows?

i wanted to know if there exist a software that can do that? my card is nvidia 7600GT
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A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?

This seems to be some kind of driver issue, as the fans are going at it almost full speed all the time, rather than when any 3D is being rendered. In the "old" days, you could configure this in the ...
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Does libgd use the GPU or the CPU by default?

http://www.libgd.org/ is the library's website. I can find out on my own and post the details here later, but if anyone knows off hand it would save me a bit of time today I really need for other ...
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ASUS G51J - GPU overheats when plugged in to power, does not on battery power

The ASUS G51J comes with an nvidia GeForce GTX 260M. Running Windows 7. Running FurMark Stability Test, Full Screen, 640x480, MSAA Samples: NONE FPS starts at about 50, GPU Temp at about 100' C. ...
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Will a 560W power supply be enough for a 2-card SLI GTX 460 setup?

If not, then what's the minimum? I have seen an 800 watts setup but I guess that's too much.
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Limiting VRAM available to a process

Is it possible to limit the video memory a software can use? In my case, I want to tell a game I have half the memory to test some performance issues.
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Will buying a higher output PSU help make my GPU run cooler?

I have an MSI Radeon HD4350 that tends to get pretty hot. So hot in fact that I've mounted a fan directly under it. The computer I've put in in is an AMD 64 X2 5000+ with the stock 250W power ...
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Replacement GPU for M90

It was working fine and had been for a couple of hours, at the time I was only browsing the web. Then suddenly (all at once) I got blue stripes across the LCD (a WUXGA one (1920x1200)) across the ...
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Can I use an ATI based video card at the same time with nVidia on-board video card?

My new computer -- AMD Athlon X2 250 -- has a built-in nVidia chipset with 1 VGA port. I'd like to also use my ATI X300/X550 256MB PCI Card for an additional monitors. Is it possible to make use of ...
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How can I open “special locations” in Windows, like “Control Panel” from the command line?

If one opens Windows Explorer and then enters "Control Panel" in the location bar, then the Windows Control Panel will start. Similarly, the location string "Control Panel\NVIDIA Control Panel" starts ...
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What kind of video card do I need in order to make StarCraft II look good? [closed]

I am very much out of touch when it comes to the type of hardware required for gaming these days. But I just bought StarCraft II and the quality looks horrible. When I try to set the video quality to ...
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NVIDIA GPU throttling? (8800 GTS - card runs super hot)

I have an NVIDIA 8800 GTS video card installed in my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit PC. I don't run 3D apps or games all that frequently and as the card runs quite hot I'd like to see if it's possible to ...
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Building new GIS Workstation - is it worth upgrading to a workstation GPU?

We are currently building a machine from scratch to act as a GIS workstation. The primary software used is ESRI's ArcGIS and we are mainly working with vector data using raster data only for ...
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Running two graphics cards (non-SLI) to power 3D on two different monitors?

I'm a bit clueless about this, so excuse my naivety. I have two video cards, a Nvidia 8800 and a GT120, powering three monitors. I run two 3D game instances (two Everquest 2 clients), one on each of ...
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GPU Computing - # of GPUs supported

I currently have a desktop with 6 GPUs ( 3x HD 5970s ) in non-crossfire mode. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows 7 64bit only supports up to 4 GPUs. I have not been able to find a reliable source to ...
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ATI gpu (video accel, decode, encode, ATI Stream, DXVA)

Okay its a long question title for sure. I'm looking for a new video card (yes,SU is not a page for that, but wait). I've been a loyal NVidia customer ever since, now using a 8600gts. Old but still ...
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Does a laptop with a GPU also use IGP?

I have a Thinkpad T60 with dual screen setup: The laptop's LCD: Is normal looking. VGA external monitor: Looks "wavy," but I hooked it up to another computer and it looked fine. Does this imply ...
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Macbook Pro with Windows 7 - GPU always on

Übergizmo is reporting an issue with the new Macbook Pros' GeForce 330M GPU being always "on" under Windows 7, and thus almost halving the battery life compared to that with OS X (which is able to ...
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Why are GPUs cheaper than CPUs?

What are the technological reasons whereby GPUs are cheaper than CPUs?
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Graphics card failure, anything I could try

My gaming PC has decided to die, it's not the first time but usually a quick ATX reset brings it back to life. Today it didn't. I disconnect all unessasary devices so I've only got the case button / ...
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Playing HD video accelerated by GPU? (Linux)

I know that this laptop (Asus UL30A) does support playing HD material with the help of the GPU on windows. The question is how can I do this under linux? The CPU load as is implies that this is not ...
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OpenGL support no longer available?

I've been using OpenGL hardware acceleration in programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe After Effects CS4. I've noticed that recently the options for OpenGL previews are disabled because my ...
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Overclocked GPU quantum problem

I overclocked my nVidia GPU, and now I get it to be much faster, but after a ~40% overclock, I start getting "mistakes" on the screen, like wrongly coloured pixels, glitches and the sort. Temperature ...
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Using PhysX on a Radeon GPU?

Is it possible to get PhysX to run on a Radeon GPU? I've seen various posts on forums claiming someone has found a way, but I was unable to locate any actual guides or software downloads to do it. ...
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Software for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature (Windows XP/7)

Are there any programs available for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature? I'd prefer something free, and for either Windows XP or Windows 7.
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How can I stress test a GPU?

I have a HP Pavilion dv5000 that is shutting down unexpectedly. I stress tested it with a BartPe CD (UBCD4Win) using Prime95 and it it ran at 100% CPU for hours without shutting down. This rules out ...
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PCIE slot priority for BIOS boot display?

When a PC with more than one GPU installed boots, how does it determine which display adapter to use for the boot display when you have more than one GPU? My problem is that I have a PC with 2 high ...
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The difference between GPU and CPU

I know what a CPU is(I think). It's the thing who's speed is measured in GigaHertz(these days). However, you hear a lot about a GPU, and letting the GPU take over, not letting the CPU but the GPU do ...
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Does the video card influence the speed at which a video is processed and exported from Adobe Premier Elements?

or is all the processing done by the CPU. What is an entry level card that would handle video processing adequately?
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Laptop/Desktop with Workstation GPU compatible with SolidWorks? [closed]

I have a friend who will be using SolidWorks soon. She wants to get a new laptop, but SolidWorks is only certified with workstation graphics cards. What laptops do you use with SolidWorks and what is ...
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SLI Artifact issues

When I enable SLI I keep getting artifacts in random games and in Windows Aero sometimes . It doesn't seem to be about over-heating as it happens randomly, and sometimes whole computers just crashes ...
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What's the difference between GPUs Familys be it NVIDIA or ATI?

Just started doing research on the hardwre/GPU world but still, there are some things i dont understand/know. For exmample, what's the difference between the GeForce, Quadro, Tesla & Tegra for ...
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Will movies look different on different video cards

My PCI-E card is an 8400GS and my onboard video is an HD4200. They both play movies without any slowdown. Will the movies look different? Will one picture look sharper than the other? I suspect ...
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Does a graphics card use electricity if it's installed but not being used?

I unattached my monitors from my PCI-E video card and attached them to the onboard video card. I'm not using the PCI-E card anymore. Is it using any electricity? Should I uninstall it? Will I save ...
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How much electricity will I save if I use the onboard graphics card

If I use onboard video instead of a PCI-E card, will I save much money in the electricity bill?
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Will it improve performance to install an older videocard?

I've got a 22 and a 15 inches monitor plugged to a Geforce 9500. If I install an older videocard into an empty PCI slot and plug the 15' monitor in it, could it actually improve graphics performance ...
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Temperature of my 8600GS graphics card

How can I see the temperature of my 8400GS graphics card?
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How do I disable my GPU so that it defaults to the integrated graphics?

I have an old computer that is experiencing graphical related corruption as well as randomly restarting. In an attempt to isolate the problem I want to disable the GPU so it reverts to the chipset ...
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Forcing Windows Media Player to use EVR via GPU to decode h264 encoded files

I am using Windows 7. I can use Windows Media Player Classic Home cinema to play MKV and other h264 using my nVidia GPU to decode the video stream. To do this, I have to set the video decoder ...
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Safe GPU temperatures

What temperatures are safe for a GPU?
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Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration?

Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration? Is work being done by the GPU or only the CPU? I believe Netflix View Instant uses Silverlight, does this support hardware acceleration?
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How can I determine the highest GPU-supported DirectX version?

On Windows 7 / Vista how can I determine what DirectX version is really supported by the GPU?
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Why can GPUs run hotter than CPUs?

As far as I can tell GPUs can easily run at much higher temperatures than CPUs without problems. Aren't they both made out of the same materials? Why are GPUs capable of operating at temperatures that ...
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Can I SLI a 8800GTX and a 9600GT?

I'm not sure how much more I need to elaborate, but anyway I have two graphics cards: one 8800GTX and one 9600GT. Can I SLI them together? Is there an online tool that tells you what goes together? ...
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Replacing laptop gpu fan

About a week ago my laptop gpu fan started making strange noises. Games werent running so good as they used to and my 3DMark score went way down. I think the fan is getting tired and will probably ...
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How do I use my gpu to speed up video encoding

I have a ATI graphics card (Radeon HD 4870), I have read that I can use this to significantly speed up encoding dvd to avi. Does anyone know how?