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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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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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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 ...
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards: I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in ...
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How can I fit 6 7970 Graphics Cards in one computer?

Okay, based on my previous question, it turns out I can find a motherboard to support 6 PCI slots and therefore 6 GPUs. But now I want to use 6 GPU's, specifically, the Radeon 7970. Obviously, they ...
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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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What's the maximum safe temperature for a HD Radeon 6870? [closed]

I'm running a passively cooled HD Radeon 6870 in my PC. While using 3D Acceleration, the temperature climbs up to 95 degrees Celsius according to SpeedFan. It seems a bit hot, but on the other hand ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly

Windows 8 x64 I have an MSI Frozr II AMD Radeon 7850 2GB. I bought it maybe about two weeks ago and upon installing it I've been having problems with the HDMi audio from it. I have another question ...
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Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti costs $700, while a Quadro K6000 costs $4000—yet they use the same underlying GK110 core! The same can be said for other workstation GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD. ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 is used instead of nVidia Geforce 630M for old game?

I have recently bought an Toshiba Satellite P855-32X laptop. Firs thing after I did launch this laptop is ofcourse update all drivers to the newest ones. Configure everything I needed and it works ...
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At what working temperatures will my gpu not only survive, but have a long healthy life

There are plenty of questions about what a safe gpu temperature is, but these seem focused on what temperatures a gpu will survive at in the short term, regardless of whether it may shorten the cards ...
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How to increase the resolution of a laptop screen more than it supports

I have a laptop, which has a screen resolution of 1366x768, as most laptops have. Is there any way to increase it? The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6, with Intel HD 3000 graphics and Radeon HD 6490M ...
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How to stop switchable graphics from switching to high-power GPU when charging the laptop?

I've an Acer laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and an ATI Radeon HD 6550M Graphics card. Whenever I connect the power to charge the battery it automatically switches to the high-power GPU (ATI) instead of ...
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Do I need a video card?

I plan on building a computer with Intel Xeon E3 1231v3 which has no GPU: Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics: None on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard which has an onboard ...
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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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How do I know which of my laptop GPUs are running games?

My laptop has 2 GPUs, one of them is the default Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the other the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. Obviously I want to use the 630M to play my games. How can I assure this is ...
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Is it possible to use GPU memory as more main memory?

I have a ATI Graphics Card with 1G of RAM. GPU-Z says that 143MB (dedicated) and 75MB (dynamic) is being used on the card (GPU). Is it possible to get your PC to use GPU as more RAM (main memory) for ...
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How do I disable GPU acceleration on Office 2013?

How do I disable GPU acceleration on Microsoft Office 2013? (This is causing my computer to blue screen.)
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OpenCL support hardware requirements

Do my machine support OpenCL? I found Conformant Products where the list contains the required hardware requirements. Please find the below screenshots of few of my machine. Does any one of the below ...
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Undetectable graphic card

Windows does not detect my graphic card. It worked under windoow 8 but since I formatted and installed windows 7 the card is undetectable. I have the STANDARD VGA ADAPTER card as if my card was the ...
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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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Can I create a RAM disk using GPU Memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use GPU memory as more main memory? I would like to create a RAM disk/drive using the GPU's RAM/memory. Then use ReadyBoost on Windows to use the disk ...
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If I use a discreet GPU with Sandy Bridge, would Sandy Bridge's on-die GPU be sitting idle and be completely wasted?

Or would the on-die GPU somehow work with the discreet GPU and still be productive?
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Are there any motherboards out there that will let me install 5-6 GPU cards? [closed]

Specifically, I'm looking for GPU cards that take up 2 slots, so spacing is an issue.
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Play internet video in external players (cross-platform)?

I have created a similar question on this on the ubuntu page. While that question was directed to a certain problem with adobe flash player in Linux, the answer that I found in the end is ...
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What is the different between a CPU with or without the GPU?

This may be a dumb question. But this is definitely a quick n easy question for those who know it :) When I choose to buy a CPU with No GPU, such as some of the Intel Xeon CPUs, what should I bear in ...
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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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Is it possible to use a server to play games?

I am curious on whether I could slap a high end video card into a server and use it as a high end gaming machine. The server is a HP DL360 G5 with x2 Intel Quad Core Xeon processors, 16 GB of RAM and ...
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How to restart a video card driver in Windows 7?

Some times my video card driver (Intel GMA X4500HD) crashes and gets restarted automatically. But more often (almost every time I watch a flash-powered online video for a period of time) it just gets ...
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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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Is there a way to see GPU System Memory broken down process-by-process?

I am trying to figure out which app in my system is responsible for the memory spikes (note that the spikes are seen on GPU tab). Here's a question that spawned this one. EDIT To show System ...
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Random GPU output glitches, possible dying GPU?

On random occasion, the image on my screen will become extremely distorted for no reason- and in some cases these glitches can be reversed simply via changing the monitor configuration from 2 monitors ...
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Correct graphics card is not being used

I just bought this notebook and I am having trouble switching between which graphics card a game uses. It comes with AMD Radeon HD8530M and Intel HD Graphics Family. I went into "Configure Switchable ...
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System won't boot: Gigabyte HD 7790 1GB OC GPU issue or Corsair VS550 PSU issue?

Installed a new GPU, and PC won't boot. Turn it on and: No monitor signal at all (tried HDMI and VGA via DVI, on 2 working monitors). CPU and GPU fans DO spin, but No system beeps, no sounds from ...
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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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EC2 GPU Instance on Windows

I am having a lot of trouble installing CUDA Toolkit on Amazon EC2 GPU Instances. I tried using the HVM Windows 2008 Server AMI from Amazon and also the NVIDIA GPU image both launched on g2.xlarge ...
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Accelerated Video Compression

What is a GPU/software combination that does efficient/high-speed conversion from Motion JPEG to any high-compression/high-quality codec without using a lot of CPU? I'm working on a dSLR video ...
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1080p LCD not entirely filled up

I have recently build a new machine with XFX ATi Radeon 5830 for GPU. I have an Asus LCD VH236H monitor which supports 1080p resolution yet when I have it set to the recommended 1080p resolution the ...
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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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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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Hard Drive usage causing system lag [closed]

This is something of a complicated problem so I will describe it to the best of my ability. Recently, my computer (Windows 7 Pro custom rig w/ I7-2600k, Samsung 540 SSD, and GTX 480 GPU)has been ...
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Using PCIe risers, how many GPUs can fit on one motherboard and what power supply would it require? [duplicate]

I'm going to make my own mining rig for bitcoins. I have a friend who's going to build me a custom casing for it so it will be open air. Now what I want to know is how many GPUs can be crammed onto ...
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Windows 8, Wrong GPU detection

I have a HP DV6 laptop with ATI Radeon HD 6490M GPU. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I recently installed Windows 8 Pro onto it. The GPU(s) shown are Intel HD 3000 and ATI Radeon HD 7400 Series ...
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ASUS K55VM Laptop unexpectedly shuts down

I've read quite a few questions on SuperUser of people having laptop shutdown problems but mine is different. My laptop specs: Intel Core i7 3610QM (IvyBridge) NVIDIA GT630M 2GB and Intel GMA4000 ...
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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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New GPU power supply woes (ASUS GT640 + HP XW4600)

I have a new GPU - ASUS Geforce GT640 - which doesn't require (or have connector) for separate power supply, however when plugged into a HP XW4600 the machine fails to boot - 4 beeps in a cycle. I ...
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No video output, tried everything

My friends computer we built suddenly stopped producing video output. It's been a while and I've tried everything. We replaced the PSU, tried 2 different sets of RAM, 2 different CPUs 3 different ...
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GTX 580 graphics card where do the PSU cables go? [closed]

I currently have 1 pci-e cable plugged into my graphics card but I'm getting 1 long beep and 3 short do I need to plug something into the 8 pin also? My graphics card is a GTX 580 Gainward Good. The ...