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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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Black screen recording games

Whenever I play a full screen directx game and attempt to screen record, the mouse shows up but the game does not. I'm using Intel HD Graphics 4000 and I'm assuming its a hardware issue, though I'm ...
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No display when discrete graphics card inserted

I recently purchased a new desktop PC: HP p7-1423w, i5-3330, HD Graphics 2500 (integrated). The first thing I did was remove Windows 8 and install Linux. A few days later, I was ready to install a ...
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What are the drawbacks of using an integrated GPU for non-gaming purposes?

I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using an integrated GPU for purposes other than gaming. Does the performance of the cpu decrease when the integrated gpu is in use? Does it ...
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Triple monitor + dedicated CUDA card .. what are my options?

I have the following - Core i7 3770 (Ivybridge - Supports 3 independent displays .. apparently) GA-B75-D3H (B75 Chipset - Supports 3 independent displays .. apparently .. has VGA,HDMI,DVI) GTX 650 ...
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Parallel-Processing in Integrated GPU

I have an integrated GPU, meaning it works on the same RAM as my CPU. (ATI Radeon HD 4200, integrated on M4A785TD-V EVO) Does this also mean my GPU doesn't compute in parallel? see also: ...
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Can't increase screen resolution with latest G41 driver

I have a PC with G41 Express Graphics Chipset and have installed the latest driver. I can't reach the top resolution of "1680x1050". My display is a Samsung SyncMaster E2220.
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Any way to bypass or spoof graphic card check?

I facing some problem with a software. While installing it's giving me a error that "you graphic card is not in the supported list please update you graphic driver". My graphic driver are up to date ...
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Laptop with two variants, identical motherboards: Graphics card addition possible?

Ok, I know a gazillion people have asked countless times about the possibility of adding a graphics card to a laptop, but this one has a twist: I got a Samsung NP300E5Z laptop recently, and the ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory) running OS 10.8.2. It has two graphics components: an AMD Radeon HD 6750M and a built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000. ...
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External monitor not responding

I'm connecting my laptop through a docking station to an external monitor. When I open a Chrome browser window in external monitor and try to scroll, nothing seems to happen. When I move the window ...
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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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Intel D2700DC won't boot without display connected

I have assembled PC based on Intel D2700DC mini-ITX motherboard to use it as headless server. I was able to install Fedora 17 Linux on it, and it worked fine until I disconnected display. It still ...
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Can I force my laptop to use NVIDIA instead of Intel?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 525M and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card; My problem is the default card is the Intel one, and it provides a very bad performance with ...
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Intel integrated HD4000 graphics and 3D

This is a fairly newbie question that I would like to ask: I am bit confused about how to reproduce 3D content on the monitor. I was thinking of getting myself a new laptop with integrated HD 4000 ...
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Lenovo Z580 Graphics Cards

I recently purchased a laptop with an Intel Core i5-3210M running at 2.5 Gigahertz with 6 gigabytes of RAM with a maximum of 8 gigabytes of RAM. The laptop had windows 8 preinstalled. It only came ...
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HD 2500 graphics issues

I've recently moved my desktop PC and got a box with a loose CPU cooler and some other moved parts. As I reattached the components, I'm seeing problems which seem to be isolated by my AMD HD6850. I ...
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How does integrated graphics work with a dedicated graphics card?

I've been out of the hardware loop for a long time, and seeing as it's time for me to upgrade, I've been looking at the latest gear. The newest Intel processors appear to have integrated graphics ...
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Enable Radeon HD 3000 on MSI 760GM-P23

I have a MSI 760GM-P23 motherboard with an integrated Radeon HD 3000. I have a GeForce GTX 550 Ti installed as well. I am wanting to use the GeForce for GPGPU but I cannot get the Radeon enabled. Has ...
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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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Intel integrated graphics 4000 with AMD Radeon HD 6850

I upgraded my computer processor recently to Intel I7 3770K which is a great processor but I was wondering if the Intel HD 4000 could do teamwork with my AMD Radeon HD 6850? I was also kind of ...
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Increasing graphics memory using RAM on Toshiba laptop?

I was wondering if you could give me some guidance. I've just got a Toshiba Satellite 5280 l855-s5280p Laptop, Intel i5, 8Gb RAM and Intel HD Graphics 400. I would like to increase my graphics memory ...
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How can I make windows 8 to ignore integrated graphics and only “see” the dedicated GPU?

I have an HP dv6 laptop with an an AMD Radeon 7690m XT dedicated Graphics card. The PC came with windows 7 but I recently upgraded to win 8. I updated the drivers to the most recent Catalyst ...
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Integrated Graphics and Audio as Media Center?

I'm considering setting up a PC as a Media Center. Mainly to watch movies (ideally HD quality) and listening to music, but also to perform tasks like e-mail, web browsing, ... I quite like the looks ...
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AMD Socket FM1 A8 3870 3.0Ghz ASUS F1A75-M LE

I am building a new computer for my wife and plan on using an: AMD socket FM1 A8 3870 3.0Ghz quad core processor ASUS f1a75-M LE motherboard Corsair xms3 8gb 1600 memory (2x4) Western Digital Caviar ...
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How can you determine what video (movie) resolution a graphics card can play?

I need some way of determining if a given graphics card can play SD, HD (720) or full HD (1080), etc. video content. I'm not sure if that fact it supports 1920x1080 monitor resolution means it would ...
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Can external usb graphic card replace basic integrated graphic?

Hello I have some old server computer which have integrated graphic card and it use old slot, that server I want to use for some working but the resolution is too low, so what i want is to connect ...
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Intermittent graphics issue

An older (~3 year old) PC I have passed on to my younger brother has a Sony 17" LCD monitor and uses on-board Intel GMA 3100 graphics (supports Aero under Windows 7 and no more is required). Recently ...
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Is Windows really using the 3D Graphic Card? [closed]

I'm wondering if Windows 7 or 8 (even dropped transparency!) is really using the power of a dedicated graphic card? Is there any remarkable influence on the speed of daily windows usage (word ...
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Super slow OpenGL graphics on AMD 760G/SB710 chipset motherboard

I have a Biostar A780L3L motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Drawing even very few and very simple 2D objects using OpenGL runs ridiculously slow (1 fps). I assume there are no hardware OpenGL ...
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Is there any way to manually control the displays of a Windows 7 PC?

I have a recurring problem that windows refuses to acknowledge that the physical displays I have connected to it are there. It refuses to detect them, or even the port they are on. It won't let me set ...
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Getting a PCI-E card and onboard video to work for a triple monitor display

my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220026 I upgraded a few years back to a nvidia 9500 GT (isn't much, but it gets the job done) I recently received a third monitor ...
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Can't get 1080i output from Intel integrated graphics card (Sandy Bridge) on Ubuntu 12.04

I just bought a Celeron G540 and an MSI H61M-P31 for my HTPC, currently running Ubuntu Precise. Previously, I had used an AMD card -- with some work, I got it to send 1080i output, the only thing my ...
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Mac keeps switching to second graphics card

I have a MacBook Pro and whenever I enter certain apps (video camera app or Photoshop for example, the graphics card switched. I didn't know this was going on at first; just that the screen kept ...
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How to configure hybrid integrated GPU with GPU?

Hey guys I'm building a new machine for the upcoming MWO Mechwarrior Online video game running on the Crysis 3 engine. It says minimum requirements are 512mb video memory. I have a standalone Radeon ...
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Need to disable integrated video card

I have an emachine T3256 and it has a GeForce 4 MX integrated graphics card. My monitor stopped working, so I tried a backup which also did not turn on. I then realized it was the video card that had ...
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Will my Ivy Bridge itegrated graphics processor help out my video card (6570) when it comes to gaming?

Im thinking of buying a a gigabyte MB with B75 chipset and an Ivy Bridge i5 3450 (its HD2500 IGP).I already have a sapphire radeon hd 6570 (2gb ddr3). Im using a 4:3 17" monitor so i dont need a ...
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2 monitors with integrated graphics

I need to build a low power consumption PC, and got stuck with the question: If a I use a motherboard like: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3988#sp will I be able to use ...
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How do I run games from my onboard graphics even though I have a discrete graphics card connected?

I have an i5 2500K with Intel HD3000 onboard graphics, and I have a (really bad) ATI Radeon HD2400 card also plugged in, purely to run an extra monitor from. How can I ensure that when I play a ...
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How do I switch between graphics cards without turning off the computer?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I've got an NVIDIA graphics card that is currently active. I'd like to switch to using the graphics card on the motherboard without turning off the computer. Is this ...
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How to check the clock speed of Sandy Bridge HD 3000 IGP in OS X?

I am writing a cross-platform OpenGL application and I am experiencing very different performance results between OS X and Windows (both 7 and 8). In Windows GPU-Z reports the Sandy Bridge HD 3000 ...
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How to set intel vga to maximum memory?

I am using Windows 7 ultimate x64 bit with ram 8gb. But my Intel HD IGP is showing only 68 mb. I have problem with gaming as before it would show 1084mb of memory. Can you suggest me how to set some ...
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Intel HD 3000 - Will system memory increase performance?

I have a Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop. It has a 2nd-gen Intel i5 with Intel HD 3000 graphics. I have 4GB of ram. I realize that this will never be close to discrete graphics, but would adding more ...
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Does upgrading RAM causes increase in Graphic card's share?

I have asked this question on Ask Ubuntu, and I was suggested to Upgrade RAM from most voted answers. But I got a point about my graphics card. Since, I can upgrade RAM and not graphics card, Does ...
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Nvidia 9400M vs Intel 4000HD

I have done some searching on google and found some tests saying 4000HD is a great improvement over previous generation etc. Although I didn't get any tests that compared it with dedicated cards. ...
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cannot install new drivers for ATI Radeon HD mobility

I have an ATI mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics card with a driver that I downloaded from my computer manufacturer's site. I wanted to upgrade the driver so I downloaded the respective driver from ATI ...
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Weird glitches on Intel iGPU

I have a weird problem that I can't manage to describe in one word, so I'm having trouble searching for a solution. My monitors sometimes go black for a tenth of a second. Other times, they show the ...
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How do I configure Mass Effect to run on my NVidia card, and not on the Intel card?

tl:dr; (for those of you who think scrolling past screenshots takes too much time): How do I configure Mass Effect to use my NVidia graphics card? My problem: I have an ASUS N53SN which, except for ...
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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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How can I fix a computer with BIOS settings that prevent it from using the video card?

I recently tried to switch my Desktop from using the discrete ATI Radeon HD 7550 card to using the integrated graphics included with my i7 processor. Setting the Integrated graphics to the default ...