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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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3 Monitors, 1 graphics card

I have a Nvidia GT 120 graphics card. It has a VGA, DVI and DMI output. Can I have 3 monitors with this? One for each port. Also if not, can I use DVI and HDMI and have 2 monitors. I know I can do 2 ...
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What is the best way to enable the use of triple monitors?

I'd like to use three screens. I've looked on Google and found a lot of different and contradicting answers, so I decided to post a question. What I have now: three screens, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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How to disable monitor auto detection in Windows 7?

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a dual monitor setup with an NVIDIA 7950 GT graphics card. One monitor is dedicated to this machine and the other monitor is connected to a DVI ...
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Does Windows 7 support multiple simultaneous nVidia graphics cards with different drivers?

On one of my dev machines at work (currently running XP), I have two nVidia graphics cards: Quadro NVS 440 (my original card, for my three primary monitors) GeForce GTX 275 (just added, for CUDA ...
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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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Multiple video cards on Windows 7

I've got an Nvidia Geforce 9500GT and am thinking of buying an ATI Radeon HD 4850. I have two PCI-Express slots. Would I be able to run these cards simultaneously on Windows 7? I want to also be ...
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How can I play games on a triple monitor setup using my Nvidia graphics card?

I have a new nVidia GTX 560 based card and an older GTX 260 card. I have a single 2560x1600 monitor on the 560 (center of my desk) and two 2560x1600 monitors on the 260. (to the left and right of ...
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Secondary monitor does not display native resolution

I have a laptop (Acer Aspire 8730G) which runs a GeForce 9300M GS. Its native resolution is 1680x945 pixels. Now, I connected my monitor to it (LG E2250V-PN) with VGA (laptop only has a VGA or HDMI ...
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Use Nvidia optimus card for HDMI output

I have an ASUS laptop which has a 17" 1600x900 and Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia gt540M card Whenever i connect to my 24" 1080p samsung TV, no app uses the nvidia card and what i'm forced to play games with ...
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PES 2012 results in a Nvidia error on Dell N5110 regarding System Requirements?

I bought laptop Dell N5110 and installed PES 2012. Nvidia graphics card has 1GB RAM, but when I try to run game message appears that there is just 128MB graphics memory. Here is the message: ...
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Is it possible to run different nVidia card models in SLI?

It it possible to SLI an 8800GT with a 260GT? If not, do the newest models support mixing models in SLI?
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How to disable the screen orientation hotkeys in Windows (XP)?

I'm using Eclipse in Windows XP. One of my favorite shortcuts is CTRL+ALT+DOWN (or CTRL+ALT+UP) to duplicate a line. I just found that on this machine (XP ThinkPad, with NVIDIA graphics driver), ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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How can I script nvidia display setting changes?

I have my tv connected to my Windows XP pc's nvidia GeForce 8500 GT. I am constantly switching between single display and clone display. Is there a way to script these settings? I would be fine ...
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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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PhysX with ATI + NVidia cards in same computer

I've researched this a bit, however all the information is from previous years and I'm not sure if it applies now. Basically, I have an ATI 4770 and a NVidia NVS 290 and am wondering if it is possible ...
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Asus N55SF build-in screen not working after Windows update

Today Windows 8 (genuine version) performed a Windows update. At the time my laptop was plugged into an external Samsung TV via HDMI. After the installation of the update it asked me to reboot the ...
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How to install 64 bit openGL in linux

I bought a new system with an NVIDIA GeForce 9000 graphics card. I downloaded the 64-bit NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2 from the NVIDIA web site which I have installed in my linux kernel 2.6.26. ...
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How do I use a VGA splitter without the image getting dark?

I have a standard VGA splitter connected to a nvidia nforce 631i on ubuntu 9.04. However, when the splitter is in use, the image gets dark. If I unplug one cable, it doesn't. this phenomenon is noted ...
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After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode

Here's what I did: At first I had nvidia drivers from 195 series installed from Ubuntu repositories and everything worked fine. I used system for some time, settled into it and have some data I don't ...
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Can I use an nVidia Geforce 9600GT for triple-monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3 Monitors, 1 graphics card My work PC has (as you can guess from the title) a single Geforce 9600GT card. According to the spec page for this card, both DVI ports are ...
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How to start Windows 8 in safe mode because of funky nVidia driver

I bought myself a new laptop today (MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2) with Windows 8 preinstalled. It came with a disk with all the drivers and stuff, installed them all. It rebooted fine after that, and ...
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Running Ubuntu with multiple monitors having a panel each

I have just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to set up a correct configuration for having multiple monitors. I want the two monitors to have their own workspaces, yet the ability to drag a window from ...
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Game for DirectX 9 not working with DirectX 11

I have installed a game called "Orcs Must Die" but when running it, it only shows an error about absence of d3dx9_43.dll file. It's part of DX 9, however I hava already DX 11 installed. How can I ...
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Rollback driver in Windows via command line

I have a remote system in which I've updated the Nvidia graphics driver, but now RDPDD.dll, which I'm guessing stands for RDP Display Driver, will not load (found this out via Event Viewer). I can ...
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Triple SLI or Dual SLI + PHYSX?

I've currently got dual GTX-280s in my system which supports triple SLI. Am I better off getting a 3rd GTX-280 and going triple SLI, or using that 3rd video card as a PHYSX processor instead? If i ...
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Graphics Cards DirectX version upgrade?

When shopping or looking at specs for graphics card you will see the DirectX version that it supports (in my specific case the card supports 10). What I want to know is that when Microsoft released ...
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Linux: Setting primary display (nvidia) form command line

Is this possible? Normally I use disper to enable my external monitor, but I don't think I can force the 2nd monitor to be primary. http://willem.engen.nl/projects/disper/ I've played around with ...
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Nvidia - Nview Manager - missing?

I have updated my Nvidia Drivers and found that the NView Desktop Manager is missing. After some searching it seems that it is not included in the latest driver bundle. Does anyone know where and how ...
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Dual monitor setup in Ubuntu 10.10: I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen

I've got dual monitors (TwinView) on Ubuntu 10.10 (remember: xorg.conf has mysteriously disappeared). I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen. Is it possible to do this? I'm ...
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Tutorial for setting up a Linux machine with 3 monitors? [closed]

Can you provide a link to an up-to-date tutorial for setting up Linux with 3 monitors? Specifically, I want to set up 2 different nvidia video cards with 3 monitors. I can already do 2 monitors on 1 ...
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Ubuntu 9.04, AMD and nVidia: How to determine cause of lockup?

I have a dual-core AMD with a GeForce 9500 card, and have been experiencing random lockups. I haven't found a way to reproduce them, but the only thing that works is to power off - the machine is ...
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CentOS Dual-screen doesn't work

I am running a CentOS 5.3 x86_64 (fully updated as of today). It has a video card I cannot identify -- I run lspci and it identifies itself as: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation ...
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Sudden “No Signal” in HDMI-DVI connection

Yesterday I have connected external display Asus VW192C to my laptop Dell XPS 14-L421X via HDMI-to-DVI-D cable. And it worked perfectly fine from start. The day after, Asus screen went blank showing ...
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How to configure multiple video cards in linux?

In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx RC, I got NVidia's TwinView to work with 2 monitors in a single video card. But when I use the same monitors but split them between the video cards I can't make TwinView work and ...
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How to find out the amount of system memory allocated for the video card?

From the NVIDIA Control Panel: Total available graphics memory: 3839 MB Dedicated video memory: 256 MB DDR2 System video memory: 64 MB Shared system memory: 3519 MB From dxdiag: Display Memory: ...
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Screen occasionally flashes black

A few months ago I bought myself a new computer. Since then the monitor have been occasionally flashing black for a second or so, and I've been looking for - and failing to find - a solution. Will ...
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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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Laptop + 2 Displays Issue

I'd like to extend the display of my ASUS N53SV-SZ038V to two external monitors. The laptop has one HDMI output and one VGA output. I have each connected to an external monitor. The problem is that ...
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Any major problems when using a NVidia and an ATI graphic cards in the same PC?

I have decided to develop a 3D game, and I need a new PC with recent hardware to use as my "baseline" for performance and compatibility profiling/testing. Now, I would like to test it on both a ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card

I have an Asus U36 laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 with two graphic cards - one from Intel which is quite sufficient for me, the second from NVIDIA which consumes a lot of battery while not even working. ...
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Computer Freezes navigating BIOS

Computer started acting up, and this is where I am. I have only the CPU, RAM and video card plugged in, the main power line to the mobo, the CPU power line, and the PCI-E to the video card. Specs: ...
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Windows 7 + NVidia == 640x480 on external projectors

I'm having a major problem and I really need your help! I have a MacBook Air which has the NVidia 9400M. The problem is, when I connect it to an external projector Windows 7 (and Vista) only allow me ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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Disabling NVidia Optimus

I have disabled NVidia Optimus on my Dell Precision M4600 since I cant dim my screen if it is enabled for some strange reason. So, what does that actually do? Does it use the nvidia card all the time ...
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GTX580 vs GTX590

I am interested in setting up a gaming rig, and wanted to know if 4x GTX590 SLI cards are possible, if not, would I be correct to assume that only 2x GTX590 are possible which is not as good as 4x ...
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Can you use more than one monitor with NVidia SLI?

I have not explored NVidia SLI in a while, but I remember it being impossible to use more than one monitor in SLI mode. Is this still true or has the support for this gotten better?
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EC2 GPU Instance on Windows

I am having a lot of trouble installing CUDA Toolkit on Amazon EC2 GPU Instances. I tried using the HVM Windows 2008 Server AMI from Amazon and also the NVIDIA GPU image both launched on g2.xlarge ...
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...