A card that fits into the motherboard to provide better graphics than can be delivered by the on-board graphics chip (if indeed there is one).

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Which graphics card can pull off 4k resolution at 60Hz? [on hold]

I got this shiny new 4K monitor (Samsung U28D590) at work but my graphics card (GeForce GT 640) can't do 4K @ 60Hz. I'm connected using HDMI. This is an office computer so no gaming performace is ...
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Dual monitor on a non-dual motherboard

Can one install a PCIe graphics card on an Intel motherboard with E5700 processor without dual monitor support and run dual monitors on that PCIe card? If it is possible, then how much of the main ...
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Driver state failure gtx 780m windows 8.1

I recently installed the gtx 780m into my MSI ms 1762 barebone laptop. After installing the vbios windows was able to detect and install drivers for the card through windows update. But when I try to ...
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Can I have an R9 290 on a AMD 760G Chipset?

Like the question asks, can I have an R9 290 video card on a AMD 760G Chipset motherboard? The computer I'm buying is a CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 Desktop and it comes with the AMD 760G Chipset. ...
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Can my laptops Intel HD 4400 display UHD on an external monitor?

I am the owner of a Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (15.6” Full HD Touch / Core™ i7) (http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP940X5J-K02US) It has a HDMI input and a Intel HD 4400 Graphics running ...
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Benefits of metal backplate on graphics card?

I read some reviews on new graphics cards and presence of a metal backplate was considered a benefit, however there was no explanation why that is a plus? As I see it, the only benefit is physical and ...
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What difference does sharing secondary PCIe x16 with other PCIe lanes (x16 and x1s) make?

I'm about to buy a motherboard and I have a difficulty understanding how sharing PCIe lanes works. I have two motherboard options: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI. Lets call them ...
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How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
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Four monitor setup only with integrated GPU and one discrete graphic card?

I'm thinking about a new PC, paperless office, four monitors would be my choice (I've already got three). For some reasons I'll buy an Intel CPU, which come all (ok, except for server cpus) with an ...
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Graphics Card Dying?

Lately my laptop has been having these odd graphical glitches and artifacting, as seen here: I'm almost certain that this is not a driver or software issue as my laptop is a dual boot and I started ...
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Display and RAM problems with graphic cards [on hold]

I have hp g62 45tx laptop. i have blank screen problem, then i detect the problem that the Graphics is creating the problem, then I blowed hot air over the graphics chip and the laptop starts to run ...
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Is maximum resolution supported by the computer = maximum resolution visible in Graphic Settings?

I have Asus G31 m-vs . G31/33 family Chipset. Chip Type: Intel GMA 3100. No additional Graphic Card. I use a CRT monitor and my resolution is set to 1080*768. When I right click on ...
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Why do some graphics cards have their own CPU? [closed]

Just want to now "Why do some graphics cards have their own CPU?" seems wierd
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What is the maximum resolution monitor supported by G31 m-vs?

I am planning on buying a 22 inch monitor which has resolution of 1920x1080. Right now I am using a CRT monitor with 1080*768 resolution. When I right click on on desktop go to Graphic Properties----> ...
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i am wondering if i can hook up 2 video cards (SLI ready)

okay so right now i have this card http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8869861 i want to get a 2nd video card maybe this one ...
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Blank screen, Computer can't be used [on hold]

At first, my monitor kept going blank for no reason. I found that doing a hard restart fixes the problem temporarily. I assumed it was overheating, so I took of the case and tried cooling it with a ...
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2nd monitor uses brightness setting from main - can't keep changes

Added HP monitor via HDMI to DisplayPort. Have AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics card. HP monitor picks up default brightness setting from main ASUS VK278Q 27". I can adjust HP via monitor menu manually but ...
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computer is really slow i need advice on how to speed it up [closed]

so iv done a master reset and everything iv downloaded cc cleaner and systems advanced care. ic cleaned about my registry and defragged all that good stuff. i just cant make my computer fast no ...
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I am looking at a Device to Help Improve my FPS [closed]

I was looking at a Device, IOGEAR External DVI Video Card (IOG-GUC2020DW6), i need better graphics to play Some games so i was wondering if tis would Help Apart from the Intel Card that's built into ...
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Trying to set up dual monitors (Won't Detect monitor)

Hi I'm trying to set up dual monitors on my new PC. I bought a dvi to vga converting wire because of the inputs I had on the PC and monitor. So I plug them in and nothing happens.. the monitor turns ...
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...
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debian - Working with modern openGL within a virtual machine

I want to train myself with modern OpenGL programming. I began with the following tutorial: http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/51_SDL_and_modern_opengl/index.php (final sources are provided). However, I ...
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PSU has 2 PCI-e cables, and I don't know how to use their endings or if I need to use ONLY one cable

I've started to assemble my new PC and when I've finally attached my Gygabyte NVIDIA GPU (GTX 760), it needs some kind of PSU power, in the form of 6 + 8 holed socket. So far so good. My PSU (Cooler ...
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Adding a GeForce GPU will add up the graphics processing on Gigabyte 880GM?

My Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3. It has onboard graphics ATI Radeon HD 4250. I have a spare GPU - GeForce 8400GS 512MB DDR2 and I was wondering if I shall add it to my system. The only reason ...
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Dark greenish screen on Windows 7 desktop

Suddenly, my Windows 7 desktop screen went dark green, making it almost impossible to use the computer. I noticed the problem starts right at boot, because the BIOS also has a very dark color. I've ...
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How do I fix my RAID array after NVIDIA GeForce Experience mangled it?

Alright, so I decided to try upgrading my graphics card driver today. I believe my previous version was 331.40 for my NVIDIA GeForce 580. I also have a GeForce 9800 for PhysX. So I started about an ...
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Can overheating destroy a video card?

Recently, a circuit breaker tripped in my home and my desktop lost power. Upon turning it back on, one of my monitors wasn't functioning. I have three monitors supported by two video cards, and I just ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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Dual/Extended monitors with VGA + HDMI to DVI

I want to buy two monitors for using with my laptop (without using the laptop's screen) My laptop has VGA and HDMI outputs. 1st scenario: VGA output of laptop -> VGA input of monitor + HDMI output ...
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What causes videos to start off black or glitchy on an AMD Radeon HD 6700?

I recently updated my video card drivers to the latest version (AMD Radeon HD 6700 series) and found that upon doing so, all the "GIF"s on Imgur (which have now switched to "GIFV" which is an MP4 ...
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Does ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI?

Does the ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI? It apparently has two slots for graphic cards. Is it possible to plug in two SLI nVidia graphic cards and connect them via SLI (and why)? I found 4 ...
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Can I upgrade my graphics card? [duplicate]

I have a Hp laptop, and was wondering if I can upgrade its dedicated gpu without breaking its warranty. The graphics card that it has is pretty weak, I was playing bf3 all minimum at 23 fps. The ...
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How to use integrated graphic card as video output and nvidia card as cuda processing unit?

I am using linux with nvidia card for cuda computing. I set in BIOS to use the integrated card for video output I am using CentOS 7 with GUI desktop I installed cuda 6.5, with driver, but I can not ...
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Monitor dims and brightens responding to… sound in the movie

I got an LG 27" monitor connected to laptop and used as a single monitor and it keeps dimming and brightening back. At first I thought this happened randomly. I checked Windows power settings and set ...
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Display picture jumps once a few minutes

I had flickering on my Acer monitor with this new second-hand Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X I got and I read it was incompatiable with it (DVI to VGA problems). I got a new Samsung one and I made a ...
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GPU - what is the benefit of additional shader cores and VRAM?

I am about to get a new laptop. I am going to use the laptop for video editing/encoding, on-the-fly screen recording of internet videos (so I don't want the video playback to be jerky while it's ...
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AsRock P4i65G motherboard: compatible GPU

got yet another question... As the title says, I got the following socket 478 motherboard: AsRock P4i65G My main concern is GPU, I have 400W PSU. I would like to know if my motherboard supports ...
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How do I know If my ATI Raedon display adapter has gone bad?

I have ATI Mobility Raedon HD 5470 in my sony vaio laptop and it was running with old driver. My laptop was little bit slow so I decided to install the latest version of that and I went to ATI ...
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NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11?

NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11 started running after i disabled Shield from Control Panel Admin Tools Service & i switched it to manual, It was previously automatic, but I did not ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Nvidia Geforce GTX 860M video card not recognized by Linux - Asus Republic of Gamers

I have a new laptop by Asus Republic Of gamers. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this laptop but now there is a problem with the video card not being even recognized by the system. In Bios there is ...
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System Crash with graphics

I have two Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards (one MSI and one gigabyte) and they both have 2 GB onboard RAM. To go with this I have an Intel core i5 3550 (@3.30GHz). Also, I am running Win 7 64 with 32 ...
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Experiencing lag during games despite meeting system requirements..help please

Here are my computer specs Mainboard: ASRock M3N78D CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Video card: GTX 560 RAM: 4G Hard Disk: Samsung HD501LJ XCOM Enemy Within recommended requirements CPU: Core 2 Quad ...
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How to use Nvidia as default GPU/ Disable intel gpu

I have a computer running an i7 4771, Gigabyte z87M-D3H and Nvidia gtx760. For some reason when I am using an HDMI cable the gpu will not render my desktop and instead the default Intel gpu is used. ...
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Stuttering on all games. The more demanding, the more stuttering it seems

Problem: Stuttering in all games. The stuttering is pretty bad. It's not like a micro stutter or one of those input lag things that only a competitive/attuned player would notice. This is very, very ...
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Detect and prevent using bad memory blocks on a graphics card

Is there a tool that can detect and map bad memory blocks on a graphics card similar to a hard drive. E.g. some sort of windows driver that would reserve the bad memory blocks from the graphics card ...
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Is my AMD Radeon graphics working properly?

I recently purchased a HP Laptop which has 2 Gb AMD Radeon 8670M Graphics card. Rest of the specs would be Core i3, 4Gb DDR3 Ram etc. I have one or two CAD applications, one being DraftSight(free ...
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How to start gnome 3 not fallback mode in Debian wheezy

I installed Debian 7 in the Dell Optplex 9020 Desktop with only one Monitor. But just cannot start gnome 3 instead in fallback mode (like gnome 2.5). I have installed the firmware-linux-nonfree ...
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Dedicated Graphics and Onboard Graphics

I have a HP 430 notebook PC. According to the specs, it probably has an integrated HD graphics card and a dedicated AMD graphics card, but when I go to my device manager, display adapters, only the ...
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No graphics card

Can you use a display port or vga to view the terminal on a computer without having a graphics card? I am looking to buy a Lenovo Server with a Xeon processor which doesn't have a graphics card. Will ...