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

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Inserting gpu in motherboard makes video signal of motherboard dissapear?

Is it normal that when you connect a GPU to a motherboard, the video output from the motherboard connectors disappear, and only the GPU connectors give the video output? This is relevant to me ...
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Multiple hardware overheating

I've had the Acer Aspire X3810 computer for 3 years now and suddenly it has started overheating. I've cleaned out all of the dust within the case. I've experienced shutdowns and BSOD's when watching ...
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Graphics card compatible with my motherboard's PCIe capabilities [closed]

I'm working on segmentation of 3D volume images on CUDA, and I want an Nvidia graphics card with Computer Capability over 2.0 and 2 GB of memory. I currently own a 9400 GT with Compute Capability 1.1 ...
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Running two GPUs one for CUDA and one for strictly monitors

Probably a dumb question, so I have a system with a Tesla C2075, however the card only has one DVI port. Is there a way I could simply do the heavy lifting with the tesla card and use another card ...
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Change GPU priority of a process under Windows

Is it possible to change the GPU priority of a certain process under Windows 7 (and older versions if possible)? Changing the CPU priority doesn't seem to have any effect on the GPU usage. I have a ...
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Reinitialize GPU on RADEON HD 7970 under linux

I have got a RADEON HD 7970 sapphire on Debian Squeeze. Since I often use it with running GPU codes, sometimes the performances highly decrease as I test it with "glxgears" tool (I get only 20 FPS in ...
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Matching hardware requirements to software ( BARRA and GPGPU )

I am trying to build a PC capable of running in the best case both GPGPU-sim and BARRA sim. And if impossible to match I am going to stick with GPGPU-sim. Below is a list of software requirements and ...
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Why do GPUs overheat?

About a year ago, I added a 9800GT (1 GB version) and a Corsair CX500 PSU to an HP M8000N computer. A few weeks ago, the HDD overheated and I decided to transfer the GPU & PSU to a new build, ...
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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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Does a dedicated video card improve HTML5 websites, Skype or Flash games performance?

I have read that having a dedicated video card (GPU) improves performance if you use your computer to play video games. I guess to make this happen, video games or apps must be using especial ...
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Can Windows 8's Hyper-V use the full power of the host hardware?

There's DOSBox for really old games, and some games work fine in Windows 8, but for that era of games that ran on Windows 95/98/XP, we've been somewhat out of luck if the game needs to utilize a GPU. ...
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nvidia-settings showing different GPU temperature

I have noticed that after switching from nvidia blob 295.x to 304.x, nvidia-settings utility suddenly shows GPU temp like 20 degrees less when GPU is under load (playing a game). It was around 80C, ...
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How to get maximum CUDA performance from laptop GPU

I have an ASUSN56V laptop with a GeForce GT 650M and i7-3610QM and want to use the card for calculations with CUDA. My impression from my scaling tests is that my GPU is not utilized to the maximum ...
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Hardware compatibility issue

I want to get a new GPU, and I was thinking about something along these lines...Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI 2xMiniDP PCI-E This card requires PCIe 3.0 My motherboard is, pretty ...
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Does video conversion use the graphics card?

I frequently need to convert videos from one format to another. So I'm wondering whether the conversion uses my graphics card's processor, so that I can accelerate the process by replacing my ...
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Modern GPUs: How “intelligent” are they?

There are many resources on 3D programming (OpenGL or DirectX) and the corresponding graphics pipelines available, but I'm wondering at which level they are implemented on a modern GPU. So far I've ...
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What Are The Advantages of a Dedicated video card?

Everywhere I go on the internet I hear people saying a dedicated graphics card is better than an integrated graphics card. What advantages does it have that makes it so much better? Dedicated graphic ...
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Snapshot/Save GPU Drivers

Since I'm running XP/32-bit, my GPU drivers are quite fragile. I've spent several hours trying to back up and restore from old versions, on at least two separate occasions. Writing down the device ...
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Silverlight hardware-accelerated playback is greyed-out - How do I enable it?

I am trying to play Netflix videos (which only play via Silverlight), but they play choppy because Silverlight's hardware-accelerated playback is disabled. (video playback on WMP11 and VLC is ...
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X freeze with proprietary fglrx driver on radeon HD 5970

I can't get to install the proprietary driver "fglrx" with ATI Radeon HD 5970 on Debian Squeeze. After the installation with ATI Catalyst 12-8 and a reboot, from the stage of GDM, the screen is ...
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How to force my laptop to use the discrete GPU?

My laptop (Asus X7BSV) is stuck using only the integrated GPU. It has a nVidia GT540M as well, but I cannot get it to work. I am using a Windows 7 x64 with latest drivers. This occurred after I ...
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Need to Connect 2 HDMI between Onboard and Add-In GPUs - What's the consequences?

If i plug a second hdmi cable into my onboard video output (my dedicated add-in only has one hdmi port) will it use my video card or the onboard for that display? Also, what is the difference in ...
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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 ...
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High Temperature when stress testing Intel Core i7 3770K

I have bought an i7 3770K. I have tried to stress it, N ear full load computation using CUDA I was surprised that it gets 99°C at 68% of the CPU load, is this normal? I have to change the cooling ...
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System does not boot on the first try with new GPU

I seem to have a little problem with my PC. I recently changed my video card to a Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce 5x from a POV GTX580 and i seem to get some kind of boot error ( 1 long beep and 3 short ...
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Nvidia GPU for PhysX (main GPU is ATI) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PhysX with ATI + NVidia cards in same computer my main video card is ATI 6850, but I also want hardware PhysX (Borderlands 2 look much better with it enables, just that ...
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HDMI goes into motherboard or graphics card?

This is probably obvious but I'm new to this. I've got a new HDMI monitor, which I'll be using with my new build. Some motherboards say 'HDMI' on them, but so do graphics cards. This seems sort of ...
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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 ...
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Why can I run 23,000 CUDA threads on the GeForce GTX 480 GPU?

Someone has told me that the GeForce GTX 480 GPU can run 23,000 CUDA threads concurrently. However, I am confused about why. Each core of this GPU contains 2 groups of 16 SIMD units. Each SIMD unit ...
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Why my new GTX 660m's clock drops drastically after running few seconds

I bought a Lenovo Y580 laptop few days ago, this model is equipped with GTX 660m graphics card. However, the game performance is unbelievably poor since it out from the box. I realized there is ...
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Is it possible to get the serial number of a GPU without opening the case?

I have an Nvidia GPU GTX 470 - Can I get it's serial number with out opening the case? EDIT Thanks for all the comments: I tried the Device path as well as the WMIC command (which are the same ...
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Potential “latent” damage after short circuit on video card?

Latent is probably not the right word. I dropped a short metal scrap on a running video card. Obviously not a very good idea. A small spark was seen, and the PSU automatically shut down itself. I ...
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Options for scalable commodity GPU servers for CUDA?

I'm doing some machine learning work that benefits tremendously from using the GPU. I'm kind of at the limits of my current setup (A workstation with a single GTX580) and I really don't have room for ...
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How can I properly install 4 GPU's onto a motherboard? [closed]

I'm looking at this Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and it has 4 PCIe express slots. However, the GPU's that I want are dual slot (Sapphire ...
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if I don't game, why else I may need a good graphics card?

I capture screen for hours every now and then - somebody mentioned a good GPU is needed for this.. I watch videos - sometimes they are HD. I do web-design sometimes (not animation work though.) ...
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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I determine if a GPU will play 1080p before purchasing it?

This isn't a "what should I buy" question: I don't care about laptop models or brands. I want to know about hardware capabilities. Context: I have a disk array that serves videos to various ...
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LED screen occasionally will turn blue with horizontal lines (not BSOD)

Every now and then, my computer screen will turn blue with white horizontal lines. I thought the original reason was my overclocked GPU (300 MHz oc'd). However, when playing games (mostly BF3) and ...
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How can I test my GPU memory/RAM? [duplicate]

I run MemTest86 a lot at work on customer's machines, and it's great for troubleshooting memory issues. My question is, how can I test that a GPU is starting to go? I know of programs like 3DMark to ...
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Macbook Pro Powering Off Under GPU Load

I have a pre-Unibody Macbook Pro that has served loyally and well for some time - it's one of the 15 inch Core 2 Duo models with an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. While using it today, it ...
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Is it safe to place heat sink such that it joins multiple voltage regulators?

This is quite possibly a stupid question, but the GPU cooler I bought leaves me with little choice but to position heat sinks such that they straddle and join multiple voltage regulators. Is this a ...
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Does the size of a monitor impact game performance?

I just build a brand new computer and I am having an issue while playing Minecraft. The new computer is an Inel i7 3820K with 32GB of RAM and 3 WD Black 1TB drives in a RAID 0 using th e Intel Matrix ...
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black and white screen with lines on PC monitor

from last 2 weeks my computer was booting almost after 30 seconds. Before 3 months ago, my computer hardware assistant had removed graphics card because of heating problem(as he said). Before 2 days ...
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ATI Radeon 2400 no colors

I just got the ATI Radeon 2400 on Windows 7 and there are no colors showing ! only blue (I guess) and black. What can be the problem ?
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Overclocking: Is my gpu too hot?

I have a radeon hd 6670, and I have overclocked the GPU clock to 850 MHz and the memory clock to 1040 MHz. I then ran Diablo 3 with SpeedFan running in the background to check the heat of the GPU, and ...
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What is the equivalent of “nice” for the GPU on *nix machines?

If I have two GPU-intensive processes running, is there a way to "prefer" the load from one over the other, as "nice" does in the *nix kernel scheduler?
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How to check the clock speed of Sandy Bridge HD 3000 IGP in OS X?

I am writing a cross-platform OpenGL application and I am experiencing very different performance results between OS X and Windows (both 7 and 8). In Windows GPU-Z reports the Sandy Bridge HD 3000 ...
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System Lags/Freezes when under high usage

I am not sure if its my GPU / Memory or Hard drive thats failing. For example if I'm running more than one instance of chrome and running an application that takes up a lot of resources, my system ...