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

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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) [closed]

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 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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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 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 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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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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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 I'...
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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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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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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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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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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 GPU....
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use a nVidia GPU to render graphics if the monitor is connected to the motherboard video port?

I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, which has an integrated Intel HD 4600 GPU; I also have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 TI graphics card; currently, my monitor is connected to the graphics card and the ...
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OpenCL support hardware requirements

Does 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 ...
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What's the difference between graphics solutions and a graphics processing unit? [closed]

I was told to do a presentation on GPU and was told to focus on the major types of graphics solutions, disadvantages and advantages of the graphics solutions and the different features on each one. I'...
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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 as ...
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Can I use four monitors with a dual-link dual-DVI card?

I plan to get this card, a Gigabyte GTS 450. Apparently it has two DVI ports which support dual-link. Does that mean I can plug in two DVI monitors per port, i.e. four monitors creating one big ...
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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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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 cross-...
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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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Why am I seeing red dots on my LCD screen?

My laptop is about 2.5 years old. Now I am starting to see red dots on certain shades of colour (mainly dark colours, blues and blacks), and it is not limited to certain pixels, because when you move ...
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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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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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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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570 GTX SLI - Amp requirements per 6pin

I see plenty of information telling my decent 850 watt (XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC851 850W) will support SLI with two 570 GTXs. However, it's 12+ rails distribution makes me think otherwise: +12V1@18A, +12V2@...
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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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Degraded game performance after format

So I had sent my PC to a repair shop for a format, and when I have it back I noticed that some of the games I usually play are running slower than usual. For example, pre-format, my PC was able to ...
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AMD Radeon GPU driver installation cause black screen

My laptop worked just fine until 2 days ago. After exiting some program windows crashed and I had to restart my laptop. After restart (windows booted) I got black screen with cursor. I googled it and ...
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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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How to determine what GPU is being used via command line Windows 10?

I am trying to determine what GPU is being used (dedicated or integrated) via command line. I can run a benchmark program and read the output of that, but I am trying to figure it out from command ...
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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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Trying to identify the cause of this display corruption

I don't actually know where the root cause of this issue lies or even how to accurately describe it so I will do my best to provide the details of the situation. Hopefully someone will have a better ...
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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 ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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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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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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Types of low perfomance in videogames

I've experienced two types of bad perfomance in videogames: 1. The basic one, when you have a low frame rate during the game. 2. When the game is fluid in some intervals of time, but it freezes a ...
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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 ...