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how does mxm graphics card compatibility work

I have this aio PC that's like a gimpy laptop. It's only GPU expandability is an mxm slot but I've never used them. Do I treat them like pcie without a VGA port in regards to its version standards and ...
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second monitor causes graphics suttering

i'm running hp probook 450 with win 8.1 64bit when i connect a second monitor(philips 234cl) through the HDMI port, the laptop monitor stutters every 15 seconds or so, and the newly connected monitor ...
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Am I getting the right display resolution in Dell laptop?

I installed Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 3537 It had an AMD HD 8670 graphics card and installed the amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64 graphics card driver. It ...
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Display a message on a monitor without using a laptop

Is there a cheaper, simple, smaller solution to having to use a laptop to drive my DELL LED monitor? All I want it to be able to do is say "Congratulations SO & SO". Maybe if it had some cool ...
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laptop graphic card pci express identification

How can you identify what type of pci-e version it is for my laptop? I've taken apart my laptop to where my motherboard is exposed for me to view. I've done a couple of research to figure this out but ...
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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Laptop Display Flickering

It's a brand new laptop, it wasn't flickering before, was just fine. Now it flickers on darker colors such as the windows 8 start menu or a game. I noticed that this happens exclusively on windows. ...
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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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Laptop boots to white grey lines; BIOS doesn't display properly but can boot [closed]

Hardware specs: ACER 5742G (Core i3 380m, optimus with Nvidia GT540M) Replaced primary HDD with Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Replaced CD drive with primary HDD (WD Scorpion Blue, 640GB) Lspci output ...
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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 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 ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port build into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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Just installed Windows 7, some things not working out-of-the-box

My Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop is a little under a year old now. It came with Windows 7 x64. When I first bought it Windows Aero was working fine. Anyway, it got infected with trillions of viruses ...
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Can integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics be used for triple-head?

I'm getting a new Lenovo T520 with Intel integrated graphics. Is it possible to use three screens with Intel HD 3000 (the laptop internal screen + two external screens)?
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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 ...
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Is there any performance difference between GTX 580 and GTX 580M

I know that the M versions are built for laptops but let's make this as an example: Laptop has: i7 - 4GB RAM - GTX580 (3gb dedicated) Desktop has: i7 - 4gb RAM - GTX580M (3gb dedicated) If i run ...
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How can this notebook's 3D polarizer glasses filter 2D images to 3D?

This Acer notebook has the ability to filter 2D images to 3D. Is this some bullshit or is there any scientific background? How can you make 3D from a photo? Something stinks here. I understand that ...
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Browsers on my laptop demonstrate strange behaviour

I work for a web software company and in recent months my laptop has begun demonstrating some strange behaviour on certain websites that none of my colleagues are able to replicate. It seemed to come ...