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28 views

Video games periodically stutter

About 2 months ago, video games on my computer have suddenly started to periodically stutter. Normally, I run them fine, but now, about every 1 minute, the game starts to run at approx. 5 FPS for ...
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0answers
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Windows 7: Intermittent Graphical Errors

Sorry if this is the wrong "Section" to put this question in, if so let me know and I will move it. I seem to be having a intermittent graphical issue with my system which is normally seen as ...
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2answers
31 views

Multi monitor with separate outputs? [closed]

My graphics card (HD 6570) only has one DVI, HDMI, and VGA port. The DVI port already houses a monitor, and I have a spare VGA monitor that I would like to use in a multi monitor setup, but I'm not ...
2
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3answers
182 views

Could a missing blade of a fan result in hardware failure

I'm using an example that I have just encountered, but it involves a more general question regarding computer hardware and airflow. For some reason my NVIDIA 9800 GT fried, I've actually no idea why. ...
0
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1answer
141 views

Graphics card runnig at 8X instead of 16X

I have a problem with my grapics card (MSI R9 280X) When i enter bios on my pc it say that my grapics card is running at 8X instead of 16X I know that the grapics card should be as close as possible ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Is my FPS limited by CPU or graphics card? Rotating 3D surfaces in Matlab

I have a modern laptop. When I use Matlab to visualize a 3D surface with a large number of vertices, I can only get a frame rate around 5 FPS when rotating it. With transparent surfaces, only 1 FPS. ...
0
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3answers
54 views

Two graphics cards usage

I'm building a new PC and my motherboard has an onboard Intel graphics card on it. I am also getting an Nvidia graphics card. The Nvidia card has 2 HDMI ports on it and the motherboard has 1 HDMI port ...
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0answers
38 views

Wierd graphics issue in WoW

I noticed these weird transparent dot like things around various things in World of Warcraft when I started playing again recently. It doesn't look normal, nor was it there before and is quite ...
2
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2answers
55 views

What is the difference between binary data of an image and the translated data that the GPU sends to the monitor?

I'm reading about GPU's, and they say that a CPU generally cannot perform the complex calcuations required to translate an image's binary data to create the actual image, but what does this mean ...
0
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0answers
90 views

Display becomes messed up at 16bit

I'm trying to play Planescape Torment on my Windows install on a MacBook Pro. The colors in the entire game are garbled and messed up. The problem is the color palette. In fact, the color palette on ...
1
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0answers
68 views

Single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II with 3 monitors?

With a single N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II card, can I output to three monitors? and if so, how? I am currently getting this when I attempt to enable all three monitors:
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1answer
154 views

Laptop computer grahpic opens and loads slowly

So i have this laptop whenever i open a folder, close a folder, or do anything graphical it runs slowly. and when i say slow i mean you can actually SEE in slowmo the animation running. Say for ...
0
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2answers
2k views

How can I detect my graphics card with no driver installed? [duplicate]

I have no idea what graphics card hardware do I have, and have no driver installed. How can I detect what graphics card do I have to install the right driver?
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0answers
118 views

Clock speed in Gbps?

I was looking at a graphics card selling website and I stumbled upon "Memory clock: 6.0 Gbps". Is this correct? I mean: shouldn't memory clock be expressed as Ghz? What does it mean expressing it ...
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2answers
93 views

Please help me identify this ATI graphics card [closed]

I have an ATI Graphics board and its power supply - not mounted in a computer. I can't find a current model # on the internet. All the board has is ATI in a large Chrome X covering the heat sink and ...
1
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1answer
52 views

Setting up a 3rd monitor to a PC Dual monitor

My boss has a Dell desktop dual monitor 2007FP connected by VGA but both have DVI. He wants to get a third monitor placed on his treadmill to connect all three. I've spoken to Samsung and Dell and ...
0
votes
1answer
437 views

My desktop computer has broken after overclocking

I overclocked my desktop from 3.6 to 4.2 in the BIOS, it's an ASUS motherboard and it's an AMD Radeon Graphics card. Now when I turn on my desktop, the screen is just blank. It's not the screen, when ...
0
votes
3answers
126 views

CPU Bottlenecking GPU?

At the moment I have these specs: BIOSTAR Group, A770E3 motherboard CPU: Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s) RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 ...
0
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0answers
1k views

Any way to bypass or spoof graphic card check?

I facing some problem with a software. While installing it's giving me a error that "you graphic card is not in the supported list please update you graphic driver". My graphic driver are up to date ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

Windows 8 won't run two NVIDIA cards simultaneously

I had a NVIDIA GeForce 6500 graphics card that was working great (I had one screen using the DVI and one using the S-Video), I just installed a new NVIDIA GeForce G210. The new card seems to work but ...
3
votes
1answer
204 views

Text is distorted in fresh Ubuntu installation

I've just completed a fresh first install of Ubuntu 64-bit 12.10 and very regularly the on-screen text is distorted. How could I fix this?
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1answer
63 views

Having two graphic cards at the same time [closed]

I have a ATI HD5870 graphic card as my main one but I need to use CUDA so I bought a Geforce GT630. Can I plug them both in my PCI-E slots? I obviously want to use one at a time (I have one monitor ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it possible to install a discrete mobility card on a laptop without a graphics card already?

To be specific: Can I: Install a discrete graphics card on a laptop that does not come with a discrete graphics card? Teach windows 8 to use the discrete card over the integrated graphics? To me ...
4
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0answers
60 views

Is it possible to make Windows only use part of my screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to trick windows 7 to use only a part of the screen The left 25% of my display is damaged, and I would like to make Windows not use this damaged portion of the ...
2
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0answers
96 views

graphic error on console

I have Linux on an embedded system. There is no graphic system, but I still have graphic errors. For example, if I type: ifconfig eth2 hw ether 00:0e:8c:d0:59:d2 I see: ifconfig eth2 hw ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
0
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4answers
480 views

Why gpu alone cannot take the load of graphics; why there is need for cpu performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs? Even though having high-end GPU there is always a requirement of similar high end CPU to play high end games. Without a ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Super slow OpenGL graphics on AMD 760G/SB710 chipset motherboard

I have a Biostar A780L3L motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Drawing even very few and very simple 2D objects using OpenGL runs ridiculously slow (1 fps). I assume there are no hardware OpenGL ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

1920x1080 monitor only displays in 1776x1000 area

I have an ASUS VE276Q monitor (as a second monitor) connected to an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card (system is a couple years old). For some reason the monitor will only display up to 1776x1000 ...
30
votes
5answers
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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 ...
2
votes
0answers
574 views

How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
2
votes
1answer
274 views

How do I run games from my onboard graphics even though I have a discrete graphics card connected?

I have an i5 2500K with Intel HD3000 onboard graphics, and I have a (really bad) ATI Radeon HD2400 card also plugged in, purely to run an extra monitor from. How can I ensure that when I play a ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Just added new graphics card, now no video output at all

So I just got a new graphics card, Palit Nvidia GT630 to be exact. Just put it into my computer. Booted it up. No graphics, doesn't even flash up BIOS. So I put my old graphics card back in, doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Installed Graphics Card Failure

I just bought a refurbished Radeon HD 4650 My power supply says 250w and according to the Radeon website - "400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) is ...
2
votes
3answers
580 views

How does a computer tell a video card what to display?

How does a computer communicate pixel values to the screen? Is there a certain command in the processor's instruction set architecture, that will make the processor communicate directly to the ...
1
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3answers
2k views

What is the benefit of adding a second graphics card to this configuration?

In a modern fairly powerful system (i.e. i7, lots of power, lots of ram, fast HDD etc) what are the benefits of running two identical graphics cards (i.e. the GTX560) vs running one graphics card? I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How many graphics cards does my motherboard support?

I have a motherboard with 6 PCI-E sockets and I wanted to know how many graphics cards are supported. The manufactor of the motherboard says that only 3 graphics cards in CrossfireX are supported. I ...
0
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1answer
652 views

Gray lines on my LCD Desktop monitor

My screen sometimes becomes annoying. Gray horizontal lines occur on my screen. I've changed my Graphics Card. But nothing happened. I changed the monitor power cable and 80% of the lines disappeared ...
6
votes
3answers
630 views

No image from graphics card but image from onboard video

I have an HD 5970 running on a P8Z68-v LE motherboard and I have no image comming out of the graphic card. When I plug my screen on my motherboard, I see the bios and the OS. When I plug my screen ...
3
votes
2answers
351 views

Does a larger laptop screen size reduce graphics performance?

For example, does a laptop with a 17" screen have lesser graphics performance than the same graphics card in a laptop with a 15.6" screen? The common sense answer would be "yes", but in the computer ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card

I have an Asus U36 laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 with two graphic cards - one from Intel which is quite sufficient for me, the second from NVIDIA which consumes a lot of battery while not even working. ...