An expansion card inserted into a motherboard for rendering graphics with enhanced performance over integrated graphics solutions.

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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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Windows 10 VGA output suddenly stopped working

I am running windows 10 on my alienware x51(with a GTX 555), and my AOC 23.6" monitor(connected with a VGA cable) won't show any image after windows starts. I can see the booting screen and enter ...
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Disable HDMI auto-switch in windows 7

i'm using a HDMI Switch because my TV has not enough HDMI-Ports for all my devices. I don't like the auto switch of the switch. every time i turn on my computer the switch jumps to the HDMI-Ports ...
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Laptop external monitor turning green

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 L502x with GT540M graphics and i5 2450M processor . When I connect to an external monitor , any external monitor (I use the Dell S2216H) , the screen shows weird patterns ...
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Weird choppy video on my new UHD monitor

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this: I just bought a 32" UHD monitor (from here), and a new graphics card (an NVidia GT 730, this one) to drive it. The resulting picture is gorgeous, ...
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Will multiple 12v rails “stack” to power a GPU that needs more than each individual rail?

I have a Rosewill Stallion 400 watt power supply, and it has two 12 volt rails: one with 13 amps and one with 14. Will this be enough to power a GTX 750 Ti, which requires 20 amps? The PSU has one ...
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Dualscreen with 2 displayport: 1 monitor stays black

when I assembled my new PC yesterday, everything was fine except I can't manage to get dualscreen using the 2 displayports of my Graphic card. Here's my config : Motherboard: Asus Z170-A Graphic ...
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Screen goes black with mouse after unplugging second monitor Ubuntu Server 14.04 fglrx

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with fglrx and dwm installed. The machine has an AMD R7 260X with two monitors plugged in, one to the DisplayPort, the other through a DVI-VGA passive adapter to one ...
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Weird waves on screen

I have an HP Elite computer with Nvidia GeForce GT230. The machine is connected to two monitors with VGA and DVI. The system is running ArchLinux with nvidia 340.96. My problem is the appearance of ...
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Can I use graphic drivers inside my VirtualBox?

I’m currently using CAD programs like Inventor, or AutoCAD and it doesnt certify my generic VirtualBox graphic card. Can I install normal drivers for it in my VirtualBox so my Windows can benefit from ...
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Graphics Card Unpowered Shorting

The computer is all working fine but... When ONLY the VGA cable is plugged into the PCI-E GFx card, I can detect a very minor shorting to the case. By detect, I mean a very feint tingling sensation ...
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Upgrading a DELL Precision T3400 graphics card

I'm looking to upgrade my older T3400's graphics card (Quadro FX 570). I've been looking at a GeForce GTX 960 card, but I don't know if it would even be compatible. It says it requires a Pci-e 3.0 ...
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Graphics card and PSU requirement

Note: This is intended to become a canonical post. I got a graphics card of type XXX and it claims I need at least a YYY Watt PSU. How big does my PSU really need to be?
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Computer keep restarting over and over when display port plugin

My PC system just have booting problem recently when I upgrade new parts. My system: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Asus P8H67-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) Crucial M500 ...
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Is my graphics card dying? Double vision

I need some help. I have been having an annoying problem with my display for a while, and I've gotten fed up with it. Sometimes, I'll turn off my monitor to go do something and come back. Sometimes ...
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Computer frequently shutting down (gpu dying?)

Starting a couple of days ago, my computer has been randomly rebooting at periodic intervals. I don't get "Windows is shutting down", a plain black screen, blue screen, or something like that. ...
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Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB running fine for short periods of time then causing critical errors and turning off. What's the cause of it?

I've purchased an used, partially damaged card - Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB with twinfrozr fans. I had hope to easily repair it using my experience with electronics. However, the problem with it is ...
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FPS drops when playing video in background

I am trying to understand why I experience FPS drops in demanding games when a video is playing in background and how to fix it. My particular setup (see the specs at the bottom): two monitors in ...
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windows 10 black screen issue

after installing a new nvidia gtx970 graphics card in windows 10, i noticed random loss of signal to the monitor, via the hdmi connection. besides the random occurrence, however, signal loss will ...
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No display on boot after changing hard disk. Motherboard fried?

I just put a new SSD in my computer, replacing an old one. Something I've done plenty of times before but this time when I powered-up the PC I get no display. When I press the power button all the ...
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Radeon R9 270X blank screen on any OS only after installing drivers?

I had to go back to my old computer and after about 6 months of it not being powered on, I reinstalled Windows 7. After I got it up and running, I installed the video drivers. After restarting I'd ...
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Desktop PC *sometimes* boots with integrated graphics card, sometimes dedicated

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Reference GTX 460 1GB, Gigabyte SKT-AM3+ 78LMT-S2P Rev 5.1 Motherboard, 4GB DDR3, SSD+HDD, EVGA 500W PSU My custom built PC, as above, has the very annoying issue of sometimes ...
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New Graphics Card Equals Dead Computer?

Here is my problem: I can turn on my computer and get all the fans to work, lights, etc, but my monitor(s) stay black with "no signal detected" error. How this happened: I bought a new GPU (MSI R9 ...
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Drive not showing up in explorer, has weird name in device manager

I have a drive that shows up in Device Manager as a disk drive, under the name of H t hi7SE W)S.2P M )41 >@'( @;@ ( 8, which is weird because some characters are intact (like the h t hi) but ...
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Nvidia 960M drops from 4GB to 2GB after windows 10 fresh install

I bought Lenovo ideapad y70 - 70 with Nvidia 960M 4GB VRAM. It was preinstalled with windows 8. After I fresh installed windows 10 on the system, the Nvidia 960M now shows 2GB VRAM. I have updated ...
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How to share RAM memory with Graphic Memory

My specs :- 1) Dell inspiron 15 3542 2) Video/Graphic memory is not dedicated 3) 4 GB RAM 4) Windows 8 Pro. I want to share my RAM memory with video/graphic memory.. Mean, I want to use 3 GB of ...
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No audio on applications using openGL and openAL or DirectX

I have this problem since one week ago: I was playing a game (CS:GO), I switched to another one aaaaand... no audio. So I closed the game and re-opened it. Nothing changes. I tried to reboot the PC, ...
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GPU performance issue

I have an NVidia GTX 960 OC 4Gb, my problem is that sometimes I can't run games with more than 20 fps.. I don't know why this is happening but when I restart and re-open the game again it runs ...
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Lenovo M92P tiny PC Graphics Card Upgrade [closed]

Is it possible or does any tried upgrading the the graphics card of Lenovo M92P Tiny(1 Litre)? Here is the specs: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/m92p/ I'm planning to ...
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How to display CPU and GPU fan speed percentage (instead of RPM) during gaming?

I use MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner and HWiNFO to (on screen) display CPU & GPU temperatures during gaming, but these softwares are not able to display the fan speeds in percentage. They only show ...
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Network Graphics card

Is it possible to have a desktop with a good graphics card be used by another computer on the network while a person uses the desktop? I am looking to by a laptop and I already have a very powerful ...
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE upon startup and opening Google Chrome/Facebook

Ever since I've had to reinstall Windows about two months ago, I once in a while get a BSOD, namely VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. Upon looking it up, I have found out that things like bad cooling, a power ...
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How to detect whether a UEFI booted linux machine's video mode is graphics output protocol (GOP) or universal graphics adapter (UGA)?

UEFI firmware appears to support GOP or UGA graphics protocols. GOP is newer and has replaced UGA. On my machine which does not have an integrated graphics adapter (only a discrete graphics adapter ...
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Acer Aspire 5742Z - Windows 10 driver

I tried to install Windows 10 on my Acer Aspire 5742Z which run perferctly under Windows 8.1. Problem is that the resolution is stuck at 1024x768, it has an Intel HD Graphics 300 chip and an Intel ...
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GTX 780, nvlddmkm error

Okay, so, the nvlddmkm error is consistent on my GPU. I tried a lot but today I just get freezes without even a Display Crash message from Windows. It used to give me a lot of 'Display driver has ...
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Broken connectors / pins on graphics card

My graphics card stopped working from time to time. So now I took it out and had a look on it. I discovered that some pins seem to be broken. Can this make fatal damage to a card? Because it ...
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CPU or Graphics card defect?

From time to time my computer dies while in usage. The screen either turns completly white, black or shows thin vertical stripes in two colors. I then have to kill it with the power button. When I ...
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Force an application to use Graphics Card?

I have a quite powerful graphics card in my computer. I am forced to use paint.net (http://getpaint.net/) for a particular graphic design competition. Can I make sure that paint.net makes use of my ...
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How to slow down GPU in Oracle VM VirtualBox? [closed]

I run Oracle VM VirtualBox with 3d acceleration mode to run 3d games. I could run the same 3d game maybe 3-4 of them with no problems without the VM, but I run it in VirtualBox to avoid the game ...
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Seamlessly switching between integrated graphics (e.g. Intel 5xx) and graphics card (GTX 980)?

Usually, a home PC capable of gaming would be quite power hungry when turned on, such that you wouldn't also want to leave it on when you were not around. And that graphics card would also be ...
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Screen rotation on Windows 7 – when do mouse directions rotate as well?

I own two laptops, an old HP Compaq nx8220 and a relatively more recent Lenovo ThinkPad T420s. The HP has an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 GPU, while the Lenovo contains an NVIDIA NVS-4200M, but both are ...
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Graphics card or mainboard defect?

My PC has the following specs: eVGA Z68 FTW Mainboard AMD Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card I am having the following problem: My PC had a White Screen yesterday (the whole Screen turned White while ...
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Chrome extension popups not displaying on second monitor

Since I have upgraded to Windows 10 none of my chrome extensions are displaying popups when their icons are clicked and sometimes a small corner of the popup will display. I have discovered that when ...
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Unable to diagnose a display related issue

I am facing a strange issue with my PC. I have had the resolution set to 2560 x 1440 on my display for as long as I can remember. I came back after a month away from home and when I turned my pc on , ...
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Monitor gets weird “blurry?” display

So I have bought a new monitor (Asus VG248 quite a while ago) and I noticed something. Whenever my monitor has been turned off, and I turn it back on, it sometimes gives me this display (hopefully ...
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Secondary Monitor not showing up /tumbelweed/opensuse/Kde

Seems there was an update yesterday from Tumbelweed and I have lost my secondary screen. My xrandr -q looks like: xrandr -qScreen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 32767 x 32767 DP1 ...
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Does failing a MemtestCL test warrant returning my card?

I just RMA'd my Asus 280x DirectCU II card because it would output no video. RMA sent me back this card and it had a few minor artifacts when running BF4 so I suspected bad GDDR5 RAM. Here is the ...
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AMD Radeon R9 M265X Not allowing drivers to install - whole pc freezes

The title describes it pretty fairly, though i'd like to add a bit more info A week ago my pc BSOD'd with the error message THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER, followed by never being able to boot to ...
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Is there such thing as an 'active' adapter for DisplayPort to VGA?

I know in the past I've had to use active adapters when I'm dealing with a graphics card with DVI-I/DVI-D ports to get them to work with old VGA monitors. I'm wanting to know if when I'm buying an ...
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Does a DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable add any latency to my monitor?

So I bought the following DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable. I was wondering whether using these cables introduces any real latency to the signal from my video card to my monitor? ...