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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Why is my GPU not being fully utilized?

I happen to have two identical X201 Lenovo laptops, both with Windows 7 installed, latest drivers, etc. However, only one manages to run 3D computer games with decent performance. I have gone ...
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Toggle integrated/discrete graphics manually

Many laptops have two GPU's, an integrated Intel processor, and a discrete Nvidia processor. There are options to set which processor is used by specific applications, though those settings are not ...
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intel/ati dualhead black monitor - brightness set to 0 (acpi issue?)

I'm using Arch Linux, but had this issue with other distributions as well: on HP Pavilion G6 laptop with Intel and Radeon graphic card. When I modify the xorg.conf file to enable dualhead (such as: ...
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How I can fix the “Display Driver has stopped responding and has recovered”?

I'm using a GeForce GTX 580, with Windows 7 64-bit. The driver version of the GTX is 301.42. The problem happens after a few minutes, when I'm playing specifc games. It won't happen in all games - And ...
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Spoofing video card vendorid and deviceid

I was wondering if there's some way to spoof my video card vendorid and deviceid, so that I can run a software that runs only for certain ids. Is devcon.exe something I can use? I've read about ...
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High CPU usage when using AMD GPU instead of Intel HD Graphics

I have a strange problem with my CPU (Core i5-4690k), when I'm using my AMD GPU (HD-7870 XFX). Even in games with pretty low system requirements (Counterstrike Global Offensive on the lowest possible ...
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Configure three screens backed by two graphic chips in a laptop under Linux

I'd like to connect two external monitors (one via HDMI, one via VGA) to my HP ProBook 4330s LW813EA laptop, while keeping the laptop screen on as well. The Intel HD 3000 graphics embedded in Core ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Graphics card clicking during POST

During the POST the graphics card makes a rhythmic clicking sound and the post lasts much longer than usual. However after 5-10 seconds the computer boots as normal. When I remove the graphics card ...
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Do I need a more powerful video card?

I have 3 Dell U3014 Monitors (30 inch screens). The max/recommended resolution for these monitors is 2560x1600. I have all 3 plugged into the same video card - a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870. I'm using ...
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linux catalyst and three monitors

I just switched from opensource ati driver to catalyst because I had many crashes on my linux box when playing flash videos. It looks like with fglrx my system is more stable, but I lost my third ...
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External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
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how can I force my laptop use nvidia insted intel?

I have a Lenovo G710 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 820M and an Intel HD Graphics 4600 card. My problem is the default card is the Intel one, and it provides a very bad performance with ...
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VGA to PAL on Intel HD

I got a i5 Laptop computer with integrated Intel HD graphics card. I want to connect to a large CRT TV which has a PAL composite video input (yellow RCA jack!) and three inputs labeled DVD component ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) DELL 2009W Monitors (yes 4 of them) to a Dell Inc. OptiPlex 790 01. Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary ...
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Computer wont finish booting after I install a third graphics card

I'm running xubuntu on this motherboard and three sapphire 7950 graphics cards. The computer boots and works fine when I have just two of them installed, but when I attach the third the computer stops ...
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Dual Monitor not working

I have a MSI Z87-G43 motherboard with i5-4670K CPU. When I connect two monitors to the onboard graphic card (1xVGA and 1xDVI) both screens are black, there seems to be a connection when the pc is ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my second graphics card?

Really hope someone can help-- I recently purchased a second EVGA Geforce 660 to run in SLI mode on my PC, but no matter what, I can't seem to get the PC to recognize it. My Specs: (2) EVGA ...
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AMD Switchable graphics don't works

I am encountering a very boring issue for months now. I'm not the only one encountering that problem, but I just can't find any solution. The issue is that my computer is supposed to switch ...
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Display is dim after updating graphics driver

Tad bit of summary:So I have had the "pleasure" of owning an HP laptop for a few years now. Since HP does not update their drivers for a long time I was stuck with AMD 8.3 drivers. I recently updated ...
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Random gray screen while playing game

I have a strange issue with my PC. When I play 3D games, sometime (not always) the screen just turn gray with vertical line while the computer seems to be still working. I though at first that the ...
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Strange fglrx slow down under Debian

I am getting a weird slowdown on all non-OpenGL applications while running some OpenGL applications such as Chromium (while playing a YouTube video), Steam and Blender. Games are running perfectly ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card issue - the screen splits into 6 parts

I receive display error while switching on the computer (HP Pavilion dv6670ec). The screen splits into 6 parts (6 same small displays within my screen) The error appears just while starting the ...
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Radeon HD7870 driver crashes, AMD and XFX looking into it

I built a new PC and my XFX Radeon 7870 isn't working so I contacted XFX support. They told me AMD and XFX are looking into it. Windows crashes after installing catalyst drivers with the error page ...
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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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graphic error on console

I have Linux on an embedded system. There is no graphic system, but I still have graphic errors. For example, if I type: ifconfig eth2 hw ether 00:0e:8c:d0:59:d2 I see: ifconfig eth2 hw ...
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How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
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Setup multiple displays with a single video card and HDMI connections

I'm setting up a showroom with 4 displays running 2 different ad campaigns (2 by 2). Some displays will be placed far from the (Windows) machine and I was thinking using HDMI amplified cables up to ...
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What is required to reset graphics card LUTs?

What is required to reset any internal LUT tables on a graphics card? The card in question is an NVIDIA 540M with Optimus. After a very bizarre color mixup on a brand-new Dell XPS 15 L502X (while ...
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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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Is this how a broken graphic card looks like?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF model that comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphic card. The OS installed is Windows 7 sp2. It was working fine up until yesterday morning. It suddenly started to ...
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Windows 8.1 can not detect correctly adapter ram

I have lenovo flex 2 - 15 with 4 GB dedicated ram . GpuZ and Nvidia control panel can recogonize correctly my info . But msinfo32.exe and dxdiag (as windows built-in unit) unfortunately cant do this ...
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Is there a way to prevent windows/nvidia drivers from seeing a resolution option?

I have a pair of Auria monitors on my Windows 8.1 system that have panels with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440, but their hardware offers the option to receive signal at 2880 x 1620. This ...
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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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Text looks terrible on second display

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have two HDMI TVs hooked up to my PC, one I use regularly and one I've just hooked up as an extended display. Problem is, text looks terrible on my second display! I've ...
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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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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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How to update video driver when I'm recieving error code 31

I am using a Dell Latitude 3540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8850M running Windows 8, recently the motherboard was replaced because the GPU was dying, after it was replaced it worked for a while, then I ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Why do I have blurry application on reboot only?

I am witnessing a very weird situation on my Asus Laptop, running on Windows 8.1. Basically, if I shutdown my computer and restart it all works fine. However, if I reboot the computer using the ...
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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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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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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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Philips 202el only shows display if both vga and dvi are connected to my cpu

This is really weird since I never encountered such trouble like this. So my display is connected to video card which is an ATI HD Radeon 4650. My VGA ports and cable are okay as well as my DVI ports ...
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Searching for PCI-Express 2.0 compatible AMD graphics cards (with CrossFireX)

I still have an Asus AMD motherboard (Socket AM3+) that has PCI-Express 2.0/2.0x16 slots. It appears that all the HD Radeon series 6000-7000 cards are PCI 3.0. Are there any HD Radeon cards ...
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Running a PC with two graphics cards but NOT via SLI or CrossFire

I have a machine in work that has two nVidia graphics cards installed. One pretty weak (GT120), and one very powerful (Quadro 4000). The idea was to use the Quadro for 3D rendering, but I'm wondering ...
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Video Card doesn't work without PS/2 Keyboard plugged into PS/2 Mouse port

To make a very long story short, we had a computer in with an odd problem: While the computer otherwise booted fine (Windows start-up sound played), The PCIe-16 video card would not display an image ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Issues - Possibly Graphics Driver?

Yesterday I was notified my desktop was going to restart in 15 minutes. So I quickly finished what I was doing and I clicked "Restart and Update." I let it shut down and restart like normal but when ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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PC HD Video Card Radeon Passive Cooling No display when hardware installed

Hi guys i'm noob to computer hardware, i attached my Video card to the motherboard, but it's not displaying anything, do you guys know what i'm missing here, does this video card requires separate ...