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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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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4 Monitor Extended Desktop MoBo Graphics Combination [closed]

I need to put together a 4-monitor extended desktop setup for non-gaming purposes. All 4 monitors are supposed to display at 1920X1080. Any suggestions as to what motherboard/graphics card combination ...
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ATI radeon hd 5450 Graphics Card Issues

I have an Old Dell Optiplex 755 SFF with an Intel Core 2 Processor (windows 7). Now This can hold a PCI-E x16 port. Now I got an ATI Radeon HD 5450 low profile. I plugged and played and it fits ...
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Blue screen of death - graphics card?

I recently acquired a new computer running Windows 7 with NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 graphics card. I noticed something was wrong when I tried playing a game and it went at about 0.1 fps. I went to ...
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How to switch off Series 9 Samsung NP900X3C-A03AU “smart stay” display

I have a NP900X3C-A03AU am often in situations where 2 sets of eyes are looking at my screen. The automatic dimming of the screen when your not looking at it to save battery is not working for me. ...
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computer randomly restarting. both in game and out of game

first my specs are. AMD Phenom II x4 955 processor 3.2ghz 20gb ddr3 ram 4Gb Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 850w Corsair tx850w psu Gigabyte ud3 mobo Windows 7 professional I recently uprgraded my vid card ...
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AMD Radeon R9 graphics card won't display my second screen

I have recently built a new Windows 8.1 gaming PC and I am using the AMD Radeon R9 280 Black Double Dissipation Edition. It works a treat except I seem to have an issue whereby I cannot get my second ...
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Why does modern graphics with 2Gb memory come with VGA output?

I recently bought a new computer with a ATI HD8570 2GB (VGA+HDMI). I pay top dollars for a powerful graphics card. I have two (older) monitors from Dell 1600*900 which have a DVI input and a VGA ...
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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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137 MB hardware reserved memory 64-bit OS with external graphics card [closed]

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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multiple monitors “The display settings could not be saved”

I have a 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 270 (ATI) graphics card. Everything works fine with 2 monitors, but when i try to add a third monitor in screen resolution settings this error shows up: "The display ...
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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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connecting DVI monitor to HDMI port

Can I connect computer monitor with the case by using DVI to HDMI cable? monitor side is DVI and the case side id HDMI. I want to choose the correct cable for this connection. My graphic card is 2 GB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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6870 Wont Accept 3 Monitors?

I have a XFX Radeon HD 6870, and I am using a DVI I to VGA, HDMI to DVI D, and a mini display port to HDMI and only 2 displays work. I have tried all combinations with them.
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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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Why is X using only two of my monitors?

I have a desktop machine with Intel QM77MK motherboard and NVidia Quadro 600 PCIe card. The motherboard has DisplayPort, DVI-I and DVI-D connections, while the Quadro has DVI and DisplayPort. I've ...
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Resolution stuck at 800x600

I just set up a new computer. I built it. AMD 7850k and then connected my old monitor. I'm using it right now to post this I had to connect it to my old computer. I'm using it at resolution of ...
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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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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.
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Is the Surface Pro 2 capable of supporting a 3 monitor work station?

The Surface Pro Docking Station offers 3 USB 2.0 ports, a MiniDisplay Port, and one USB 3.0 port. I would like to use this tool with a Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8.1) to support a 3 monitor work station. ...
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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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Radeon Graphics loud fan, unable to boot

I have an ASUS P6TD Deluxe with a Core i7 CPU (950 @ 3.07 GHZ), 6 GB Ram. I am running a PSU ANTEC 550 Watts. On it, I am running a quite new Radeon R9 290X. The system is booting of a Kingston SSD, ...
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copy root.disk to new laptop and update graphics

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new acer laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 12.04 from old toshiba laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using ...
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3rd monitor suddenly ceases to operate

A couple months ago I purchased an active mini-displayport to DVI adapter to plug a 3rd monitor I had laying around into my computer. The adapter only supports resolutions of up to 1080P but this isnt ...
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Fuzzy image on Emerson LF320EM4 TV when using HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an Intel HD Grapics 4000 video card, running Windows 7. It's also connected to an Emerson LF320EM4 TV via HDMI. All I want is a crisp image, but I am having ...
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Unable to install legacy AMD display drivers for Ati HD 3600 in Windows 8.1 x64

So, here is my problem. I have an AMD HD 3600 card in my desktop and I wanted to install the official display driver from AMD (version 13.1 stable, or 13.4 beta, both had the same results). The ...
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How to tell if gpu is overheating without sensor

I just took apart my dell xps m1210 to re-apply thermal paste. I used thermal PASTE instead of a thermal PAD on the gpu, but I think it should work fine. Even so, I worry about weather the gpu is ...
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GPU is running at a high temperature even after cleaning it with a compressed air can?

So before cleaning my computer, my GPU ran at a temperature between 90 and 100 degrees Celsius. Now that I cleaned my computer with a compressed air can, my GPU is running at a temperature of 86 ...
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SublimeText - Ubuntu 14.04 (Radeon 8650) - Very slow performance

I've been using Sublime for a couple of years now and it's been fine until a couple of days back, when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 on a AMD APU A10 machine. I was using 12.04 on a Core i3 processor ...
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why wont my custom built PC boot? [closed]

I turn it on and the lights turn on the fans are spinning but no picture turns up, and when it's on it'll sound like its powering down and then it'll fasten up again and it'll keep doing this. My ...