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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Anyone know how to install a new graphics card on the Thinkpad T400?

Is that even possible? I know that it's hard to install new hardware on laptops, but it would be doable on a Thinkpad. The reason why I want a new graphics card is because the one I have is not ...
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Machine turns off with different graphics card; who's the culprit?

A machine that I own does run quite stable in its current configuration. It has been running with a GeForce GTX 295 for a couple of years. That card used quite a lot of power, produced lots of heat ...
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Display on secondary video card (Nvidia 8400 GS): horrible refresh, bogs system

This is my work computer, but it's a small shop. We do business software development. The most hardcore thing we create is some web animations with html5 and fancy javascript/css. The base machine ...
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Can dedicated video cards be deactivated in laptops? [closed]

Let's say the computer has the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 thingy, and nVidia GeForce GTX 760M 2GB. What if I don't want the nVidia graphics, but I have to buy the computer because there isn't ...
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137 MB hardware reserved memory 64-bit OS with external graphics card

First of all, I have 64-bit OS, so it's not the 32-bit limitation of 3.5 GB. I have 2x2GB RAM sticks, when I was using the iGPU, I was assigning (128MB + 2MB GTT) for it but the hardware reserved ...
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Windows does not recognize my monitor any more

I was running Windows 8.1 on a Intel i7 with an Asus Radeon 270X connected to a Yamakasi Q271 display at 2560x1440 via DVI. Everything was totally fine until today. When i powered up my Computer in ...
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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 ...
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Mavericks Dock Lag

Im having an weird bug on my MacBook Pro. When I start the machine, the dock have some graphic lag, the same when I open and close windows. The solution is simple, just open the AutoCAD and close it ...
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What is the different between a CPU with or without the GPU?

This may be a dumb question. But this is definitely a quick n easy question for those who know it :) When I choose to buy a CPU with No GPU, such as some of the Intel Xeon CPUs, what should I bear in ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Computer has been crashing randomly with no dumps

This has been happening for a long time, but I've finally narrowed it down to specific combinations of hardware. First, the specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz ASUS P5QL-VM DO (ICH10) 6GB OCZ ...
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ATI catalyst installer not displaying properly

I own HP G6-2313AX with AMD A10 processor having 7678 2GB dual Graph.Card. I am average Ubuntu user. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1. after that I wanted to TRY out propitiatory display drivers ...
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Using motherboard HDMI connection for separate graphics card

I have a Z97-motherboard which has an HDMI-connection, along with a MSI 770 graphics card, which sadly only has one HDMI-connection. I would like to connect my second monitor through HDMI to my ...
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How do I connect two monitors and a 42" LED TV screen to an AMD Radeon HD 6700 video card?

I have (2) Asus 27" monitors and (1) Hisence 42" LED TV screen. Is it possible to have all three connected to an AMD Radeon HD 6700 video card on my computer as one whole desktop?
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installing AMD Radeon™ HD 8670 VGA driver for kali linux

i have Radeon8670 as my graphic card,but it is not detecting in my computer when i checked my VGA devices,i got this: lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation ...
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OpenCL support in graphics cards & on the Intel HD3000

What does it mean when a graphic card mentions it supports native OpenCL? And what happens when it doesn't? And how does intel 3000 cope with it? How are performances and processing cell numbers?
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1080p not as smooth as 1080i on Sapphire Edge VS4

I have a Sapphire Edge VS4 connected to Philips 37pfl monitor and running Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate. I also use the Catalyst Control Center program to calibrate the screen. When I choose 1080p ...
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Why can't I setup my Gigabyte Radeon R9 270x for 4 monitors?

I purchased this card and I'm having problems getting it to work with 4 monitors (1-HDMI, 1-DVI, 1-DVI, 1-Displayport)! The box states that the card can run 4 monitors but I can't seem to get it to ...
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FPS lags with new acer aspire 5755G

The title is kind of self explanatory, as my new laptop lags and has FPS drops. For example my FPS in Starcraft 2 hovers around 20 and constantly drops to 1 with low settings when I know it should run ...
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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms Skyrim it crashes the instant it needs to ...
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ASUS Computer with Standard Graphics Card and Intel HD Graphics and problems with the second monitor

The problem I have is as follows: I connected the graphics card to one monitor first with DVI and a second one through a DisplayPort to DVI adapter. The computer has a Standard VGA adapter and an ...
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Blank screen, modded bios

Laptop is Lenovo y510p (with 755m sli and i7). A week ago, i decided to flash modded bios (a lot more options), everything went well, then i flashed vbios for second gt 755m. After that, i was looking ...
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Nvidia ShadowPlay Desktop Recording disappeared

I have an Nvidia GTX Titan graphics card and I used ShadowPlay to make coding tutorials. I turned on GeForce Experience and all of the sudden "Allow Desktop Capture" disappeared. The only thing I can ...
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Graphics card not giving any signal

I'm trying to install a graphics card 'Radeon HD 5450 PCIe 2.1' into my 'GA H55m-S2 board PCIe 2.0' but it's not giving any signal to the monitor, it only indicates that the cable (D-Sub) is plugged ...
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Switching between integrated and discrete graphics on alienware 14?

I recently received a new alienware 14 in the mail and was having some issues switching between integrated and discrete graphics. When I used the inbuilt benchmark tests in Just Cause 2 i pulled in a ...
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Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues

I have been through several graphics cards (3 Radeon 5870s and a 6950) in the last six months and they all have been acting defective. The last three have been producing a lot of artifacts, both in ...
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Are different brands of the 'same' graphics card better than other brands of that same graphics card? [closed]

I've been doing a lot of browsing of different computer parts recently, and I noticed that many different brands make the 'same' graphics card (e.g. radeon 280), and sell them at different prices. Is ...
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graphics card / computer cant detect dvi monitor

my monitor is not being detected by my computer. this problem has come after i updated my graphics card drivers. my card is an old gtx 460 and its drivers had never been updated and so were at ...
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How to prevent GPU from reducing performance on battery power?

The Optimus technology by NVIDIA is said to automatically control performance of graphics card, like increasing performance when the laptop is on AC power, and reduce performance on battery battery. ...
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CUDA, Stream or OpenCL for a Graphics card?

I have always used the integrated graphics cards, so reading all of this information about graphics cards is confusing me. What should I look for in a graphics card? How does a program use the GPU for ...
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why is html (black) text on red or blue, displaying blurry on 60Hz 4K

I have done something that it should not be possible yet until HDMI 2.0, I have a 4K TV connected by HDMI to a video card (NVidia GeForce 750Ti), and the card says, I have 60Hz 4K. Works well, ...
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Will a mini pci-e installed gpu override an over heated faulty onboard gpu during post/ boot up(dell Inspiron n5010 i5 laptop)

I have a dell Inspiron n5010 i5 2010 model laptop with onboard faulty/ over heated ATI radon 5000 series gpu. it can't pass post, nothing on screen or external hdmi display, fan sound present. ...
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Options for laptop with burnt video card

So the graphics card on one of my laptops is officially dead. I'm currently using it as a web server, by logging in remotely to the machine whenever I have to configure something. Where I'm uncertain ...
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How to install AMD driver for ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics in Windows 7?

I have a ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). I had some graphics problems with this VGA card in Linux and I found (here) that I have this double-VGA type of ...
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integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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Hot idle temps on GPU, MSI Twin Frozr R9 290x

As a non-reference GPU, I was surprised on how hot it ran while idle. The card is slightly overclocked out of the box at 1030MHz Core Clock speed. 52C to 55C on idle (Hot for being on idle) 74C to ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D rendering games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghosts Recon Phantoms it crashes the instant it needs to render ...
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PC has to be booted twice for monitor to become enabled

After installing a Zotac GeForce GT 640 2GB Edition, I now have my monitor plugged in to the DVI port. However, when I boot my PC the monitor doesn't come on after BIOS or POST. I have to reboot the ...
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enLaptop Overheating after installing win 8.1

I recently updated my laptop to Windows 8.1. Laptop overheats when I play HD videos and also while playing games.Sometimes it shuts down on its own. This wasn't the case when I was using Windows 8. ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6700M on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with my notebook. I have just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and I got my graphics cards messed up. I have two of them, an integrated Intel one and an external AMD one. I ...
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Which of the ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics are used when there is no “switching” utility?

I have a ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef) but it has no support in Win7 32-bit. It seems that I have 2 VGA controllers: One on-CPU Intel for ...
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AMD Radeon outputs only 1080i (1920x1080@30hz) on Full HD TV

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon r9 270x Screen : Samsung F5000 series 32 inch LED Full HDTV. Cable : HDMI cable connected to my graphics card's HDMI slot, and to my screen's HDMI slot. OS: Windows 8.1 ...
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Alternative power source for graphics card

I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for my Dell Server Workstation, but when I brought it home and unpackaged it to put it into my computer, I noticed it required 2 6-pin ...
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How to see the specifications of my Graphics Card before installing drivers in Windows 7?

I have a ATI/AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). This computer came with a pre-installed Windows 7 64 bit OS. For some reason I had to use the Windows 7 ...
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Using a product with Windows only drivers on Linux (Ubuntu)

I want to use a Triton USB to VGA adapter that I have, however I am running Linux (Ubuntu) and their drivers page only shows support for Windows. The purpose of this is to get 3 screens. I already ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU is way too loud [on hold]

My graphics card has been really loud for some time and I am thinking about getting a new one just because it is so unbearably loud. The fan is loud randomly - editing a word document=close to 100%... ...
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Surface Pro 2 with Docking Station capable of supporting a 3 monitor display, maybe via an external USB graphics card?

The Surface Pro Docking Station offers 3 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. I would like to use this tool with USB to HDMI adapters to utilize a 3 monitor workstation for my programming work with a ...
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How to uninstall AMD Display Driver from other install of Windows

So my Windows 7 had a BSOD from an Ati driver file then restarting only gives me some wierd coloured lines at the top of the screen. Starting in safe mode causes the boot up to freeze at AtiPcie.sys ...
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Is a video card and a graphics card the same thing?

I have seen these words used interchangeably. But I have also seen them used in a sentence like they are two different things. I'd like a professional opinion.