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

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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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How can I solve black borders in DX9 apps in Windows 10?

Since this PC was updated to Windows 10, this problem started appearing in DX9 applications. The hardware isn't very powerful (HD 5500) but I've run my games on low settings and on 1280x720 fine in ...
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How can I force my laptop use NVIDIA instead of 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 very bad performance with Windows ...
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Geforce GT 540M on HDMI

I have a First FSM-270 2560x1440 monitor that I can seem to get to work. My laptop has is an ASUS with GT 540M graphics card, I am not sure but it only seems to drive the VGA output. There is a HDMI ...
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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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Pc will not boot - power over HDMI?

So i encountered the strangest issue with my PC today. I was using it last night, i shut it down as normal, then this morning, nothing, checked power leads, tried to remove power hold in power for 30 ...
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Should my graphics card be running at a clock speed higher than the spec?

I have a GeForce GTX 660 on my windows 7 computer. I have been having problems with certain games where it randomly freezes. I began monitoring using EVGA Precision X16 and I noticed that the clock is ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 ...
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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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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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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

Alright, so, I have a problem, which fits into a lot categories, but never perfectly. I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. ...
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How to switch my primary AMD graphics card

I bought a new laptop (HP Pavilion 15-ab111la Notebook) with 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, AMD A-10 CPU and Radeon R8 graphics card. I started to download and install games from my steam account and noticed most ...
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Bumblebee does not switch off discrete graphics card after all programms shut down

After either primusrun <any application> or optirun <any application> and then quitting, the discrete nVidia graphics card is still running. optirun --status prints after everything is ...
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Can a cooling fan be effective for my laptop?

Bit of a backstory here, skip to the bottom if you just want the question: So I recently purchased new HP laptop. Although I'm not any sort of a hardcore gamer, I like to play games that I ...
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Why doesn't my Analog output work on Radeon R9 280x?

I have a Asus R9 Radeon 280x. The outputs work fine with digital devices, ie those that use DVI or HDMI. It has one DVI-I dual link which is supposed to work with Analog sources like VGA (with an ...
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Monitor displays “no signal detected” message

I recently bought a new monitor but when I connect it to my PC I only get a "no signal detected" message. The monitor works fine when I connect it to my laptop, and my PC also works otherwise. I tried ...
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Monitors keep blacking out with “hardware disconnected” sound

For a couple of years, I've had trouble with my homebuilt dual-monitor PC. It's set up to shut off the monitors when not used for several minutes. The problem is, when I wake it up, about 5% of the ...
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Custom Build PC, Windows Boots Inconsistently/Intermittent Video Signal On Boot

My friend and I built a new machine together a few months. The rig has the following specs: Motherboard: ASROCK Fatal1ty X99M Killer CPU: Intel i7 RAM: 16GB, 2x 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 ...
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PC connected to HDTV via HDMI, no signal during boot sequence

I just assembled a computer with an Asus Z97M Plus motherboard and an EVGA GeForce GTX970 card (model 04G-P4-2974-KR). The display is a Philips 32PFL5605D/78, which is a 32" TV with 1080p resolution ...
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Monitor only works when I reboot Windows

I have a problem with my computer: I switch it on, I know it's running but I can't see nothing on the screen. As soon as my keyboard lights are on, I know Windows has already started, and I can reboot ...
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2nd monitor won't turn on after computer power off

I've got two identical screens both connected via DisplayPort to a GTX 970. Then one day only one of my monitors turned on after I turned on the PC. My main monitor turns on just fine - every time. ...
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3 displays, one GPU, passive DP, ubuntu

I have a Radeon HD6850 card that I was using with Ubuntu 14. I had 3 dell monitors connected to this card and they worked great at 1600x1200. I had bought a Displayport to DVI adapter to get it ...
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Intel 3770K (HD4000) and dual monitor with DVI+VGA

My office computer is running Intel Core i7 3770K (IvyBridge) on an Asus P8H77-V motherboard. My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit desktop version). I've been using an old LG Flatron W2453TQ display ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Getting 4K@60Hz via ATI R9 290 display-port on Panasonic TC65-AX-800U

Hi I have an AMD R9 290 card, under linux, with the proprietary Catalyst 14.50.2 driver; the AMD Card only Has HDMI-1.x which can't do 4K@60Hz, but it does have display port which is capable of ...
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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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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How to update video driver when I'm receiving 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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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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switching between video cards when doing different tasks

I have 2 NVidia Geforce GTX 560 video cards that are in SLI. However I want to add a video card that is strictly for rendering vector files (something that my gaming cards suck at) is there a way to ...
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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 to a Dell OptiPlex 790 01. The OS was Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary connection ...
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High pitch noise while monitor is off and several attemps for screen to load

I have a 24" Samsung SyncMaster 225 monitor which has started causing issues lately. When the power is off it emits a very high pitch noise. When I turn it on it goes away. I thought this might be a ...
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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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3rd display on Fedora 18 with ati radeon and intel graphics adapters

Using fedora 18 with latest updates (kernel 3.10.12-100.fc18.x86_64, xorg 1.13.3). Computer m/b has own vga connector, provided by: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 ...
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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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Is there a way to get/make a driver for Intel GMA 3150 that support OpenGL 2.0

When released the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 - also found in Intel Atom N4xx, N5xx (Pineview) processors (ex.: in notebook like various Dell Mini or Inspiron Duo 10.1 hybrid Tablet) was ...
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How to force ATI 5850 to always use 3D clocks?

My 5850 graphics card is on its way out and the 2nd monitor output flickers when using low clock speeds, I have however noticed that when gaming or doing anything that forces the clock speeds to ramp ...
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How do I change the output monitor for a text console in Linux / Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm working with an nVidia card and multiple monitors, and the monitor that is used by default for text mode is in portrait mode, forcing me to crane my head to the side to use it when I switch to a ...
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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 ...