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Identical computers, drastically different graphical behavior

So, my friend and I bought our laptops at the same time, from the same place, and the same model. Nothing special, just the HP dv6-6c14nr. It was only $450 with an Intel i5-2450m, 4gb RAM, and a 500GB ...
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obscure no hdmi connection, related to intel integrated graphics hd 4000?

I use a MSI gt60 laptop (i7, gtx 675mx) connected to a Ssus vk228 monitor via hdmi. I've had no problems for about a year but last month the monitor suddenly stopped being recognized by the laptop. I ...
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How can I tell if a laptop's video card can be upgraded? [closed]

Some laptops have integrated video, while others have dedicated graphics. Still others have dual graphics that change on demand. Most laptops have the video components built into the design of the ...
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Does a dedicated GPU drain battery life heavily during normal use?

Suppose you have two identical ultrabooks but one uses dedicated graphics instead of using the one in the CPU, if you execute the same office tasks on both machoines (i.e., not gaming) will the ...
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On a dual-GPU laptop, is using the discrete GPU ever more power efficient? [closed]

Given a laptop with a dual integrated/discrete GPU configuration, is it ever more power efficient to use the discrete GPU instead of the integrated? Obviously when writing an email or working on a ...
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How do I upgrade my graphics on my laptop?

I recently bought an HP dv6 6180us laptop. The PDF datasheet says that I have a Radeon HD 6770M switchable graphics card with 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM and up to 4096 MB total graphics memory. How am I ...
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Is the laptop using the integrated or discrete graphics?

I've bought a new laptop with discrete graphics (a Radeon mobility card), but I know there's also integrated graphics somewhere inside... The laptop came with no OS installed, so I had to install the ...
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807 views

intel HD graphics with integrated tv tuner

I have a new Dell laptop with Intel HD graphics and an integrated TV tuner. How can I use this TV tuner? Should I install third party software for using it or just configure something? I tried to ...
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283 views

Does a laptop with a GPU also use IGP?

I have a Thinkpad T60 with dual screen setup: The laptop's LCD: Is normal looking. VGA external monitor: Looks "wavy," but I hooked it up to another computer and it looked fine. Does this imply ...
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Laptop monitor goes black under intense graphics

I have a dell inspiron 1520 with a nvidia GeForce 8600M GT video card. I have Windows 7 professional as an operating system. Yesterday when I was using it the screen started to somewhat flicker then ...
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Integrated Graphics vs Dedicated Video Card on laptops

What are the main differences between machines using integrated graphics and dedicated video cards on laptops? When should I considering the one or the other? I'm not sure if it's worth stating this ...