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is there any relation between dpi setting and display resolution?

I was wondering what happens when i change display resolution(i.e. 1280x1024 pixel) in my os(windows xp) does it affect the dpi(ppi) setting of my os too? or when i change the dpi(ppi) setting of my ...
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Force a custom resolution

I have a no-name graphic card that Windows can't recognize, so it just shows standard VGA in the device manager list. Now it just shows 800x600 and 1024x768, but I want to force that to other ...
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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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On a Ubuntu PC graphics became slow and jumpy after making changes with GRUB2

I have a Ubuntu system. All worked well. Then I created a separate dedicated boot partition and got GRUB2 working on that partition. It boots. But my graphics became slow and jumpy. The resolution is ...
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Black screen while playing with random pixels in the left side

I have a very annoying problem with my PC. It's specifications are as follows: Model: ASUS N55SF Notebook Processor: i7 2670QM 2.20 GHz Graphics Card: GT 555M 2 GB My issue is that I get black ...
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How to download favicon from website?

When you browse a web site, the "favicon" icon shows up next to the URL (or the bookmark). If I want that graphic, is there a way to download it directly from the site? I'd prefer to download it ...
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Display is slightly blurry on (native) 1920x1080 resolution

I have a computer monitor that is approximately 23" in size. Its native resolution is 1920x1080, and Windows 7 will not allow it to be any higher. However, I cannot make the resolution a little lower ...
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Disable double buffering entirely or render cursor without double buffering in OS X?

Currently, in OS X, the entire system is drawn using double buffering through Quartz. The purpose of this is, as far as I know, to eliminate screen tearing. The reason I would like double buffering ...
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What is the difference between GDDR3 and DDR3?

I am trying to buy a laptop, and I have seen in many place that they show GDDR3 and sometimes DDR3. What is the difference between them? afaik DDR3 is a type of RAM used for system memory, while ...
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Extreamly low FPS in windowed program

In many games I easily get 60 FPS with my GTX 770 graphics card. But when running a game like Chess Titans or Chessmaster windowed FPS drops to 1 for no apparent reason. Does anyone have a clue as to ...
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Windows 8.1 folder content thumbnail glitch

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 (Preview then RTM with full format) and there's this annoying graphical issue where it messes up the folder content preview thumbnails. This can't be an ...
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FPS drops when I plug my laptop in

I recently played Assassin's Creed II. When I played it while using battery power, I managed to get between 30 and 50 FPS. When I plugged in the laptop charger however, the FPS decreased to between 20 ...
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Mouse Icon Distorted on Secondary Display

I have a strange issue with a dual monitor, extended desktop setup where the mouse is always fine on the primary monitor, but sometimes when I move to the secondary display the icon becomes garbled ...
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how to rotate my Graphic Tablet from landscape to portrait mode?

I have the Genius tablet 608x Graphic Tablet. it works fine in every sketching and painting software, what I need is to rotate the tablet so I can handle it in my left arm as a tall blanksheet and ...
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Trying to add a third monitor

I am trying to connect the third monitor to my Asus P5g41c-m Motherboard, while my other 2 monitors are on my DVI 2x ATI graphics card. I just can't find out how to change the settings within windows ...
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KALI LINUX accidently disabled visual mode

I am just beginner in kali linux and i made som shit :( i wanted to set my vpn connection and after installation my kali linux is starting just in command mode i used services.list from some forum ): ...
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Dual Dell E2314H monitors (1 VGA, 1 DVI) - both work fine, but only one will display at any time regardless of settings

Dell XPS 8700 (or slightly earlier) PC running Windows 8.1 64 all up to date. I think the graphics card is a AMD 3000-series with a VGA and DVI output. Although looking at XPS models now they seem ...
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Can't change brush tool stroke profile in Adobe Illustrator

I have a problem with really basic thing in Adobe Illustrator (CC 2014), i can't set different stroke profile with brush tool. It works for pen tool and pencil tool, but with brush or blop brush tool ...
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Editor for WMF files? [closed]

I'm looking for an editor for WMF files to run on Windows XP. I'd like to see both a graphical view ie. the current image, and the list of commands that WMF contains that created that image. My ...
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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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QEmu with -runas parameter does not connect to user's pulseaudio session?

I am trying to set up a multi-headed workstation with one physical graphics card (pci-passthrough) per VM using qemu 2.1 on a ubuntu 14.10 server. The guest OSes are Windows 7 (also tried Windows ...
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Asus Z97 Mark 2, i7-4790 getting CPU graphics to work

This is a new build. I've been trying for two days to get the CPU integrated graphics to work. The motherboard has a "displayport" connector which I have connected to my Asus PA246Q monitor, also ...
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What is the maximum resolution monitor supported by G31 m-vs?

I am planning on buying a 22 inch monitor which has resolution of 1920x1080. Right now I am using a CRT monitor with 1080*768 resolution. When I right click on on desktop go to Graphic Properties----> ...
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Is it possible to install a discrete mobility card on a laptop without a graphics card already?

To be specific: Can I: Install a discrete graphics card on a laptop that does not come with a discrete graphics card? Teach windows 8 to use the discrete card over the integrated graphics? To me ...
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Word 2007: Annotate picture with numbers?

I would like to annotate a bitmap picture with numbers. The numbers should simply be in the middle of circles with a solid white fill and a black border: ➀, ➁, ... Probably the numbers are only from 1 ...
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Is It Possible to Change BIOS on a graphics card to EFI?

I'll be using a PC graphics card in my Mac, but I know that there won't be a boot screen because PC graphics cards use BIOS instead of EFI. Is it possible to replace the graphics card's BIOS with EFI ...
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Graphics-related “Slow motion” in Windows 7 64-bit OS, Persistant [Resolved]

What seems to be a DirectX problem in Windows popped up a few hours ago after a blue screen that was too fast to read the error code from. Its effect is that minimizing/loading windows are now slow. ...
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How do I change the canvas size of a PNG with ImageMagick (GraphicsMagick)? (How to pad with transparency?)

Alternatively: How do I take a non-square PNG and "fill out" the "rest" of the image with transparency so that the resulting square image has the original image centered in the square? ULTIMATELY, ...
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Clock speed in Gbps?

I was looking at a graphics card selling website and I stumbled upon "Memory clock: 6.0 Gbps". Is this correct? I mean: shouldn't memory clock be expressed as Ghz? What does it mean expressing it ...
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Adding more than 2 sticks of RAM prevents booting

I've got four DIMM slots in my motherboard (MSI MS-7236 Version 2.2, 945P Neo3). As I understand it the board supports up to 4GB, I've been running it with 2x1GB. I've tried adding 2x1GB more RAM ...
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Why are PNG-8 files mangled when opened in Photoshop?

Why are some 32 bit PNGs opened in Photoshop with Indexed Colors and no transparency? For instance, I grabbed a png icon file of the Stack Overflow logo at: ...
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Black bar down right hand side of IE9

Slightly weird one this. Dell Vostro 3550, Windows 7. IE 9 renders with a black strip down the right hand side. To work the scroll bar, you have to aim the mouse at where the scroll bar SHOULD be, ...
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Nvidia capping graphics to 30FPS on battery power

I am having an issue with my Nvidia 870m graphics card. When I play games, it caps the framerate to 30FPS when running on battery power, even playing on both high and low graphics settings. When I ...
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How to fix this graphic error with Chrome 36 on Mac OS 10.9.4?

Time and time again Chrome 36 on Mac OS 10.9.4 seems to have problems to render the graphics properly (see image below). This distortion is visible only for some time. As soon as the contents change ...
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Video games periodically stutter

About 2 months ago, video games on my computer have suddenly started to periodically stutter. Normally, I run them fine, but now, about every 1 minute, the game starts to run at approx. 5 FPS for ...
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Is it normal for a Graphics card to operate in 90 degree temperature?

Is it quite normal that GPU operates under 90+ degrees? I have two boxes which has nVidia Quadro 580 and 4000. The first heats up to 60 degrees but Quadro 4000 goes like 70-90 degree. Is this quite ...
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CPU is busy after installation of Geforce graphic driver 340.52 (NvNetworkService.exe= 12 % of cpu)

CPU is busy after installation of nvidia Geforce graphic driver 340.52 (NvNetworkService.exe= 12 % of cpu) Any body knows why? I have Dell XPS L502x laptop. This problem occurred just after ...
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Server-Mainboard - use iGPU instead of onboard Graphics for desktop virtualization

I'm assembling the hardware for a home server and have following question: At the moment, I've chosen the Asrock E3C226D2I as Mainboard. It has an onboard "Graphics Card" by Aspeed, AST2300, but only ...
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DVI and DVI-to-HDMI fails to deliver signal to monitors when both are connected to a desktop

I try to connect desktop to two screens: 1st monitor ----> DVI cable ----> desktop 2nd monitor ----> DVI to HDMI cable ----> desktop 2nd screens returns 'no signal detected' when both ...
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What's a good OSX counterpart for Paint.Net

I love Paint.Net on Windows. It's easy, free and gets the job done. I am looking for something similar for my mac. Preview is able to resize or crop, but sometimes I want to add a shape or combine ...
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Can't choose AMD GPU on switchable graphics options

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6b80ee with AMD Radeon 6770M. We all know how to use AMD switchable graphics by right-click on the desktop then choose configure switchable graphics. The problem is that on ...
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How computers display raw, low-level text and graphics

My ever-growing interest in computers is making me ask deeper questions, that we don't seem to have to ask anymore. Our computers, at boot, as far as I understand it, are in text mode, in which a ...
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How do I know which of my laptop GPUs are running games?

My laptop has 2 GPUs, one of them is the default Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the other the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. Obviously I want to use the 630M to play my games. How can I assure this is ...
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Will this graphics card fit my motherboard?

P31-ES3G motherboard: Which has expansion slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 3 x PCI Express x1 slots 3 x PCI slots Was thinking of upgrading my graphics card to a: XFX R7850 CORE EDITION PCI ...
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I can't install new version of graphics driver

I can't install new version of graphics driver. When I install driver, it asks me to restart my PC, when i restart it, my screen freezes and i can't see anything. Computer is working normally but ...
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DVI to VGA adapter only working in one output

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card which has 2 DVI outputs. I tried to set it up with 2 monitors which both have vga connectors on the end and used 2 dvi to vga adapters like these. ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port built into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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Replacing background graphics of a PowerPoint theme

I'm using this theme (this is my .pptx file). When I check the "Hide Background Graphics" checkbox, the butterflies' graphics disappear. I want to replace such buttefly graphic by my own ...
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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Is there a tool to measure pixels on a screen [closed]

I'm looking for a program that measures a distance from point A to point B in pixels with crosshair cursor - not a pixel ruler application. I need something that doesn't require print-screen and paste ...