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

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Will I perceive speed improvement with more ram?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240. The current specs are, Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor2.5 GHz, (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0), 3MB L3 Cache Mobile Intel® HM76 Express ...
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Cannot set up my laptop with 2 monitors by using DualHead2Go on maximum resolution ( out of range error)

My system is : Laptop ASUS n56v Windows 8.1 with Geforce GT 740m; my Laptop has HDMI and VGA interface Task: What to extend desktop of my laptop by using 2 monitors LG 24MP55 (HDMI/VGA interface) ...
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ATI 550v drivers and fedora

I have a laptop DELL N5010 and a graphic card ATI 550v. When i try to install ATI drivers on Fedora 21, with the officials drivers (AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-14.501.1003). I get the ...
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Building a computer, no output from on board video after power up

My son and I assembled the whole computer including tower, motherboard, cpu + cooler, graphics card, memory, hard disk, monitor, keyboard and mouse. When we power it up, we saw nothing on the screen, ...
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Dual Monitor Setup

I wanted to have a dual monitor setup, but it won't detect my 2nd monitor. I already went into BIOS and enabled the onboard graphics as well as the surround view. I've tried it before and it worked. ...
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Why does my laptop have two graphics cards?

I've recently discovered when troubleshooting performance issues with PC games that my computer has two built in GPUs (My particular computer is the Lenovo U530 Touch for those interested - specs). ...
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Graphic card connected but bios shows as empty slot

I build computer and i plugged graphic card (MSI Radeon R9 270X) to motherboard (MSI H81M-P33) and connect this to power supply (Corsair VS450) 2x6 pins but BIOS does not detect graphic card in PCI-E ...
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Graphic RAM allocation for GTA V

I've bought GTA V PC version few days ago and as you know it's a heavy game and if you're gonna play it maxed out you will need more than 3 GB of graphic RAM. I have a HD 7870 2GB graphic card and 8GB ...
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Best option to improve an aging gaming computer (low budget)? [on hold]

I'm coming to you because I need your helpful advices about my girlfriend's rig. It's becoming really old and she won't be able to buy a whole new computer anytime soon. As it's nearly it's birthday, ...
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Modular Power supply, using other types of modular cables?

I have a corsair cx600 modular Power supply. I ordered from a company corsair cx500 modular cable by mistake.( a 6pin male to 6pin male cable) This was so I could connect my new GPU, a small form ...
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Future proofing with a 980m with desktop processor or R9-m290 Crossfire and mobile processor [on hold]

Which system can I buy now and would be more future proof for gaming (Battlefield 3/4 possibly hardline, gta 4/5, all the Batman games) and android development. I am looking at a max of $2200. I ...
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Blurry font on laptop, Windows 7, using the recommended resolution and an updated driver

I have recently replaced my hard drive, and I am going through the process of reinstalling my drivers. My laptop used to show crisp letters, but now I feel they are slightly blurred! So I updated my ...
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Why won't 720p YouTube videos play without chopping on my computer?

Note that this is a YouTube specific issue and I can play some HD videos on a program called Pot Player with almost no lag at all. My specs are: CPU: 1.0 GHz Atom N270 GPU: Intel GMA 950 GPU RAM: ...
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nvlddmkm Video driver bluescreen error

This bluescreen comes up at random times and only when im play certain games. I've reinstalled my drivers a couple of times with clean installs, with no success. Video Card: Asus GTX 770 (2 GB Ram) ...
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What is the max crossfire for the Radeon R9 295x2? [on hold]

I'm curious to know by card number (amount of R9 295x2), not gpu number (4 way crossfire would mean 2 physical R9 295x2 cards). I want to know if I can put four of them together, for 8gpus and 32gb ...
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Will a PCIe generation 2 card work in a PCIe generation 3 slot? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a PCIe generation 3 slot. The card I am looking at is PCIe generation 2. If I buy the older card will it work in the newer slot?
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If a card is OpenGL 3.1 capable is it also OpenGL 3.2 capable?

This wouldn't make a lot of sense to me but support on the nVidia forums uses OpenGL3 capability as a blanket statement and says things like: card x is OpenGL3 capable and card y is OpenGL4 capable ...
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Graphical issues (crashing games and BSOD on win 7 64bit)

I made this post about a week ago trying to get some help: here and since then have been able to narrow down a little what the problem is. The problem only arose after I reformatted my computer. I ...
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Which PC component is causing graphics malfunction after shutdown?

The problem emerges when the PC is shut down in Windows 8.1. The PC turns off and after powering on again there is no display output, graphics card does not run and the power off button does not turn ...
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Does adding more RAM affect the frame rate in games? [on hold]

I have a laptop that has an AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics running Windows 8.1 (64 bit). It currently has 4GB RAM installed. When I play "Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)", I get a ...
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Upgrading a graphics card

Is it possible for me to upgrade my laptop's graphics card in my scenario? I understand it is possible for some laptop graphics cards to be upgraded, but is it possible for my laptop specifically? I ...
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4k monitor flickering at full resolution

I recently bought a 4k TV (LG 49UB820V) as a monitor for my PC. But I have many problems with my current configuration: The image is by far not sharp, which it should be on a 4k monitor Whenever the ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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My screen is blinking at 1920x1080

One of my monitors is HP 2211x and hes working perfectly using 1920x1080 resolution. But the problem is that ive bought today LG flatron W2243s and it seems that i cant get him to work at 1920x1080 ...
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fglrxinfo shows wrong data for graphics card

I'm trying to set up a linux partition running Ubuntu-Mate 14.04.2. I have an AMD Radeon R9 290 installed. I was able to successfully download and instal the catalyst drivers, but when I run ...
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Would hardware-related GPU artifacts appear over remote desktop?

Could GPU artifacts manifest over virtual displays, like a remote desktop connection? My understanding is that hardware-related anomalies display wouldn't appear over a "virtual" display, like a ...
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Need image of BIOS screen for Lenovo IdeaPad S300

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S300 laptop with a broken screen. The only way I can use it is with an external monitor. (Aside from the screen, it works 100%.) Recently I've installed the Catalyst driver ...
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How to determine if there is enough power supply wattage for a video card?

I'm a complete newbie to computers. I recently found a graphics card that takes a 300 watt power source and I don't wish to spend $150 dollars on something that won't work or will break my computer. ...
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tiny white dots showing on screen

About a month ago, I noticed little white dots, about a pixel big, randomly showing up on my monitor. They won't stay in place, but move around the entire screen. Also, they only show up in black or ...
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asus p8z77-v lx and gtx 970 not working in pci-e 16x

Today I got this motherboard cause my old p67 motherboard wouldn't work with msi gaming gtx 970. It showed a black screen and refused to post, like it wasn't even connected with the monitor. This same ...
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(Constant Crashes and BSOD)[fixed] FPS lag and infequent crashes when trying to run games windows 7 64bit

I recently had to reformat my computer and prior to this reformat I was running GTA 5 perfectly fine on the highest settings, the settings that had been optimized by "The GeForce Experience", a ...
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Office 2013 has become unusable

Office 2013 has become unusable. Until a few days ago it worked. At startup appears a white window with horizontal banding. In these conditions you can not select the options to disable the use of ...
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How do I understand the memory of GTX980M, 4GB or 8GB?

I have just bought a new laptop, which is advertised as GTX980M 8G. So I checked: dxdiag is saying "memory available is roughly 4GB." 2 of them are saying it's a graphic card with 4G, and the ...
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How to manually switch between Intel HD4600m and AMD HD8970M?

This is my laptop specs: Intel HD4600m HD 8970M with 4GB RAM 8GB Windows 7 64bit Home Premium I have the latest 15.4 beta driver installed and it didn't give me options to switch my graphic card ...
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Can AMD dual graphics (APU + GPU ) be activated on demand?

I've been thinking on building a pc with an AMD A8 7600 with a r7 250 card. I'm looking for something that can do some light gaming while keeping consumption as low as possible. The APU+ GPU seems ...
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Unable to install motherboard in the correct height position

I just bought a new chassis for my PC, the Commander MS-I (Snow Edition). When I tried to install the motherboard I noticed it is at an incorrect height so I am unable to install the graphics card. ...
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Radeon HD 7700 causes monitor to go into power saving mode

I have a LG Flatron M1717A monitor that has a VGA interface. When I bought a new computer with a HD 7700 card the monitor started going to power saving mode after the Windows loading screen. The ...
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Geforce GTX-960 phantom prevents PC from boot

I bought a GTX-960 phantom, which I plugged into my PC but now it won't boot anymore. The only thing that shows up is the first screen wich says "American Megatrends" (Motherboard manufacturer).I ...
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Faint Screen Flickering (only in DX apps?)

I have recently bought an MSI Radeon R9 270 GPU, and while it seems to work alright, I've been getting this very weird issue, mainly in games. There happens to be a very faint screen flickering all ...
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External video card prevents liveUSB bootup

External video card prevents liveUSB bootup Whenever I attempt to boot any Ubuntu liveUSB with a PCI video card installed, I see the initial ubuntu screen then it reverts to a text screen with the ...
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PC black screen and fast fans

so I've had big issues with my computer for about 2 months now. After 2 years, my video card seemingly died, so I bought a 280x as a replacement. Well after 2 months, if supposedly failed as well, so ...
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How can I disable the onboard GPU on my laptop?

I have a problem getting my computer to run a game. The problem is I can't run it by using my NVIDIA GPU. My computer insists on running it using the integrated GPU. I tried some methods to force it ...
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VGA can't detect Monitor and turn to sleep mode

I have my new PC for a 4 months, everything worked perfect till one morning I turned it on, and the monitor (SAMSUNG) tried to detect the graphic card (ASUS R9 290) without any success and turned to ...
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Ubuntu AMD Graphics card Drivers (AMD r9 275)

I have a Lenovo y40-80 with an AMD Radeon R9 275 graphics card. I installed the AMD Catalyst Control drivers on Ubuntu Gnome, but in my settings it says my graphics card is a TROPO XTX (6820). Here ...
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What causes this GPU condition and how to fix it?

I don't know how to exactly describe this behaviour of GPU in English, so I couldn't hit a solution on google. The GPU is a PowerColor Radeon HD6870. The symptoms started when the GPU was 2 months ...
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Professional OpenCL on laptops: does the Alienware Graphics Amplifier work with W9000 or other top OpenCL cards?

Given Nvidia's lowe regard to OpenCL (still stuck in 1.1 after years in many latest generation cards), I wonder if anyone out there knows whether OpenCL 1.2 or 2.0 can be run on an Alienware Graphics ...
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Which GPU does BIOS use for video output? Or is GPU involved at all?

As the answer to my question may differ depending on the specific hardware of a computer, I will limit my discussion to common PCs that we use everyday. The reason for asking this question is to try ...
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windows 7 doesn't allow my third monitor to work

I have an "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650" Graphics card, with 1 VGA and 1 HDMI port, + main monitor on my laptop and 2 external monitors. I'm trying to connect my third monitor but whenever I try to ...
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Mouse Lag on External Monitor

Hooked up my new USB Docking Station in order to add a third monitor to my laptop. I'm running one monitor directly from the HDMI port on my laptop and one from the DVI-to-VGA on the docking station. ...
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Driving two Dell UP2715K monitors

I have been using a Dell UP2715K happily with a Nvidia NVS 510 card. It drives the screen at full res (5120x2880) and 60Hz refresh without problems, using a pair of DisplayPort cables. The card is ...