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

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How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a graphics card or integrated chipset?

How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a discrete graphics card or integrated graphics chipset within Windows? The within Windows part is key. It appears that Windows 7 will ...
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Do graphics cards, HDs, and other components use different amounts of power even if they use the same slot?

I’ve had this question in my head for a while, and was finally prompted to ask after reading this question which partially hinges on the answer. My question is: does the amount of power used—and ...
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Recommended BIOS for MSI Z68A-GD55 and GeForce GTX 970

After a video card failure, I recently upgraded to a GeForce GTX 970, MSI Chipset. The motherboard I have for this is an MSI Z68A-GD55. However, on POST, the behavior of the computer has changed. I ...
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Enabling on board video (Biostar N61PB-M2S) and GT 610

I'm currently trying to enable the on board video of my mother board and my GT 610 simultaneously so I can add a third monitor to my setup. In my BIOS options there are two modes for the on board ...
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GALAXY GeForce GT 610 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0

Motherboard is MSI K9N6PGM2-V2.3 PSU 350 watts RAM 4GB Processor AMD Phenom quad core 955 3.2 GHz Is the GALAXY GeForce GT 610 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 graphics card compatible with my hardware? I ...
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Latitude E6400 Screen is Black

The screen to my Latitude E6400 is all black, I have been able to see the screen, but dark on other computers, I can see everything fine, but it is just really dark. If I put a flashlight right up ...
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PSU compability

I would like to ask a few questions about this PSU: RM Series™ RM1000 — 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU Computer specifications: Case: Compucase 6C11BS-UT Motherboard: MB H77 ...
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What is the difference between Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 and Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5

Well i am considering to buy a new Graphics Card What is a difference between 4Gb graphic card and 2GB graphic card? Is there a big difference? And if its compatible with my PC (Asus p7p55d ...
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What can I upgrade my son's Graphics/Video Card to in order to play more games?

Here is my son's current older-model PC info: Operating System- Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2 (build 6002) Hewlett-Packard HP xw8400 Workstation System Serial Number: 2UA8200SW9 Asset Tag: ...
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How do I debug why my NVIDIA graphics card is failing (maybe dead)?

I have a GeForce GT 610 (pretty cheap graphics card but gets the job done) installed on my NAS to play HD content with Kodi (formerly know as XBMC). A month ago it stopped working. I mean, there was ...
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Resolution Error: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768…

Rebooted my PC today and when it restarted, one of my screens is stuck in 640 x 480 resolution. As far as I know, nothing updated. The "monitor" I am referring to is a 40" Vizio TV Model number ...
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PES 2015 does not recognize my GeForce card [duplicate]

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 does not recognize my GeForce card. I set the settings on my Nvidia card to high performance, but it still uses the intel integrated graphics card. Nvidia driver version ...
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Finding out what resolutions my laptop's display ports support

I have a Dell XPS 15, late 2013 and it has a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI slot. I am aware that different versions of HDMI support different resolutions and even different drivers affect things, too. ...
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No display after installation of graphics card

My desktop motherboard is XFX Geforce 9300. It has one x16 bus PCI Express port. It's working perfectly okay. Few days back I installed a Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. It was working okay ...
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What graphics card will fit my pc

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz with intel duel core for last 2 years.Recently I want to buy a graphics card so ...
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HTML5 videos first seconds bad quality on Firefox

I noticed something weird on html5 videos when using firefox, the first few seconds it looks really bad, then it looks normal. If I use the progress bar to restart the video it looks fine from the ...
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POST failure - Motherboard, PSU, GPU or other?

Last night, I was playing Far Cry 4 and had been at it a good hour or two when the sound suddenly broke up and stopped; next the PC switched itself off. It tried to reboot, but keep failing in a ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Window 7 32bit

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010 Window 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver i ...
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What specs must a graphics card have to power a 5K monitor?

I'm interested in purchasing a Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K), but while looking for graphics cards to buy, I'm unsure how I could determine whether they support a resolution of ...
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HD4000 RAM usage vs NVIDIA dedicated RAM

I've got an inspiron 17R SE 7720 - not important really, what I wanted to ask about was the graphics cards. It has both HD 4000 and Nvidia GT650M with 2GB RAM. It is hard to understand from reading ...
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Weird GPU issue with DVI to HMDI

I've had my GTX 550ti for around 3 years and never have I experienced the problem. My computer is fine when I only have my second display in, which is a DVI display. But when I plugin my main monitor ...
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What could be the cause of white screen on my HP G6 Pavillion

TLDR: Can a white screen on a laptop be caused by overheating due to running heavy software/ gaming or is it only caused due to faulty cable connection to the screen? Long version: Around 3 weeks ...
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Will Loading Up My PCI Express Slots Affect GPU Performance?

I wanted to know if loading up my PCI bus with different cards will affect my GPU's gaming performance. I have a ASUS Maximus VI Formula with 3 PCIe x16 3.0 slots and 3 PCIe x1 slots. I have a single ...
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Monitor receives NO SIGNAL after moving computer/changing resolution; I've tried all suggestions on the internet to no avail

Specs Computer: Dell XPS 420 OS: Windows Vista (Not sure 32-bit or 64-bit) Motherboard: Dell BTX motherboard CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 RAM: 2GB (not sure) Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTX ...
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Display issues with NVIDIA K2100M

Windows 8.1 x64: In Chrome, on the laptop display I see everything fine: Move over to extended display and I get this: Dell UP2414Q Monitor at 3840 x 2160. Have tried different cables, ...
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PSU/GPU/MOBO failing? I'm at a loss here

Here is my total system specification: System Information Time of this report: 11/22/2014, 21:41:56 Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack ...
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Monitor goes to sleep over vga but not over hdmi. Over HDMI, it turns off completely under Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup and just got a new graphics card. My old one was a Gtx 570 and it had two DVI-I ports. I connected both my monitors using an adapter to convert DVI-I to VGA (one of my ...
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Are there any pitfalls in forcing v-sync on all programs?

I play a lot, and to keep my GPU temperature sane I often have to turn on or even force v-sync on individual games. It would be much easier for me to just force it on everything instead of keeping ...
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you are not currently using a display attached to an nvidia gpu

I bought a Dell n5110 in 2011. I used it to play games. Last week AW also played, but I got a fan problem. (my fan didn't turn on and laptop was shutdown when it overheated) Then I removed the ...
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Decent FPS for my game but experiencing input lag

I play Ghost Recon Phantoms when my wife is not around and my baby is asleep. My PC: Ivy Bridge i3 8GB RAM AMD 7730 (1GB GDDR5) 120GB Intel 330-series SSD I play the game in medium graphics ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [closed]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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BSOD: BAD_POOL_HEADER (It happens often)

I have been expieriencing some BSODS from alot of time. Last time i was brosing the internet and then the BSOD came BAD_POOL_HEADER then i restarted the PC again when i was uninstalling a software it ...
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Playing VLC while gaming

I've discovered that, for certain games (such as Assassin's Creed IV), in order to play video in VLC and game at the same time on a separate monitor you have to change the video mode of VLC. I ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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Sudden massive system temperature spike

I was having a problem with my computer instantly shutting down while playing graphic intensive games with my new GPU. It was suggested that I use a temp monitor bc overheating was suspect. While ...
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ASUS Anti-Surge Troubleshooting [closed]

I assembled a computer last year, and I've had some trouble, but now I'm at a point where I'm just not sure what the best course of action is. Here is the problem, So about a week ago, I was playing ...
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Graphics card VGA dead HDMI can't see bios or windows

Few days ago I had a problem where my screen went black, I restarted my computer I couldnt see the BIOS, Startup Screen or windows loading screen or anything at all just a black screen I could still ...
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After Nvidia update my GTX760 hdmi port stopped working

After an Nvidia Update my hdmi stopped sending signal AFTER the windows logo. During the boot it's fine, using other OS (Linux, Mac os X) no problems at all: just windows stops working. If I use the ...
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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered

Driver 340.52, NVidia GeForce 8600M GS Windows 7 ultimate , 3GB RAM, Some times it gives me pop-up message (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered), and ...
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How can i split screen with applications with full screen mode?

I now have a Nvidia graph card and a screen, both of which supports up to 4k resolution. Now i want to split the screen into 4 1080p screens. Actually It's easy, but i just want any one of the 4 ...
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Desktop size larger than display area winxp

I have an Acer Aspire SA85 with SIS661 on board VGA graphics with a Viewsonic VX2235wm monitor. The natural resolution of the monitor is 1680 by 1050. However, when set to this the monitor only ...
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GTX970 sounds likea leaf blower?

I have just got a new machine with the GTX970 Jetstream, it's running completely fine. My only major problem with it is the fans. It makes it sound like there is someone blowing the leafs inside the ...
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Do Graphics Cards with power connectors still draw 75W from the PCIex16 slot?

The PCIex16 slot on mainboards is specified to supply a maximum Wattage of 75W, so lower end Graphics cards don't need additional power connectors. What about Graphics Cards that do have one or ...
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Screen flicker and freeze after ram upgrade on laptop

I recently bought a new ram (8gb sodimm ddr3 1600 which is dual channel 2x4gb; specifically g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ) to replace my 4gb ram which is specifically: M471B5273CH0-CK0. After booting ...
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How can I use a EVGA 750 TI SC (Nvidia Gforce 750) without using nomodeset kernel parameter?

The other day, I was trying to multiboot Windows 8, Xubuntu and just plain old Ubuntu, when I ran into a problem. I use an EVGA 750 TI SC, and I think Linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the ...
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Is it possible to display dedicated GPU image through motherboard ports?

On desktop PC I have CPU with Integrated Graphics (Intel i5) as well as dedicated Nvidia GPU. Is it possible to use dedicated GPU to render the graphics but output it through connector on the ...