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Switching between integrated and discrete graphics on alienware 14?

I recently received a new alienware 14 in the mail and was having some issues switching between integrated and discrete graphics. When I used the inbuilt benchmark tests in Just Cause 2 i pulled in a ...
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2answers
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Will overclocking my chipset increase the performance of integrated graphics?

My AMD Radeon HD 5830 recently broke (overheated because the fan stopped working), and I am currently attempting to run games on integrated graphics, on my chipset. Many games are responding slowly, ...
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1answer
55 views

How to tell, before buying, if a given graphics card will play Full HD video?

I am looking for the cheapest video card that would be capable of smooth playback of Full HD (1080p) video on a Full HD screen. An answer by @Mikhail on a related question briefly mentioned that: ...
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1answer
41 views

Chipset GPU causes a massive slowdown

My AMD Radeon HD 7700 recently broke (fan stopped working and GPU overheated), and now I'm running on internal chipset graphics, and it causes a massive slowdown of the whole PC. I've changed the ...
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255 views

Why is ATI Radeon HD7850 performance on Mac (Hackintosh) not as good as on Windows? [closed]

I am running Mavericks 10.9.2 with QE CI patch (working kext). However the performance in games is pretty low (<30fps, @1920x1080, no AA) My system specs are: Core i5 750 @3.3Ghz 16GB DDR3 ...
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1answer
65 views

How to speed up my computer? [closed]

I just bought new computer last week. This is my computer information: Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit; Intel Core i5 4570 CPU 3.20GHz (4 CPUs) ~ 3.2 GHz Memory: 4GB RAM, page file 12 GB ...
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1answer
129 views

Glich, lag while playing videos and games

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (Intel i5, 6GB ram, 2GB nvidia graphics card). I'm using VLC player for videos. While playing games or watching videos, there's lag. I don't know why but when I check task ...
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1answer
189 views

New graphics card much slower than the old one?

According to this website the Radeon R7 graphics card I just installed should be considerably faster overall than the GeForce GTS 250. However, when testing the card on Ubuntu playing Minecraft, it ...
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0answers
42 views

Arranging PCI-e cards to maximize performance in machine

I just put a new machine together using an ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard. The machine has 2 nVidia GTX 660s, an Adaptec SAS/SATA 6G controller and a Creative Sound Blaster Z ...
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1answer
398 views

Why do integrated graphics cards perform worse then standalone graphics cards?

Recently, I got a new computer, replacing my laptop. I noticed that when installing Silent Hunter 5, it said that my PC did not meet the minimum system requirements, however it still ran at high ...
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2answers
270 views

L4D2 intense lag with addons

My copy of Left 4 Dead 2 was downloaded during the free download period on Steam (the Christmas Special), so I'm wondering if this is one of the problem. I don't know why, but without addons, my ...
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1answer
1k views

Intel Core i7 4770 or Xeon E3-1240 V3 [closed]

I'm trying to decide wether to get a Intel Core i7 4770 or a Xeon E3-1240 V3 processor. Their specs are exactly the same, except that the i7 has integrated graphics, and the Xeon does not. The Xeon is ...
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1answer
287 views

Win7: Slow Desktop Graphics Performance in Classic Mode

I am using Windows 7 x64 with the "Classic" theme, i.e., the Windows 2000 look. (I really can't stand "Aero", it makes me wanna puke! It distracts way too much, so you can't get any work done, but at ...
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0answers
159 views

GeForce 630M not running at max clock (no overheating etc.)

I'm having problems with my Lenovo Z580 notebook, using a GF 630M GPU - it seems that in 3D, under a full load, the card never switches to more than 270MHz, while max. according to spec should be 672. ...
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2answers
1k views

Will my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for quite a long time but money's a bit short and I can't do it all at once, I want to upgrade my GPU first because it's not up to par with most newer games ...
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1answer
464 views

How performance critical is having 16 lanes avaiable for a discrete GPU with PCI express 3.0, versus 8 lanes?

I'm looking at using a Nofan CR-95C processor heatsink with a Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H (e.g. from QuietPC who build systems this way, see http://www.quietpc.com/sys-a460). However, I occasionally want to ...
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1answer
372 views

Could a slow graphics card affect Windows's performance?

Could a slow graphics card cause slow performance in Windows? Obviously a graphics card is mostly used when playing video games, but do Windows and normal office apps (e.g. Microsoft Office, Internet ...
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3answers
1k views

Does a dedicated video card improve HTML5 websites, Skype or Flash games performance?

I have read that having a dedicated video card (GPU) improves performance if you use your computer to play video games. I guess to make this happen, video games or apps must be using especial ...
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2answers
756 views

Would a graphics card increase performance of Virtual Machine?

I'm using VMWare Player to run a Windows 7 VM on a Windows 7 host. I have Aero turned on and it works pretty well for the msot part but sometimes if I'm moving too fast or min/maxing a window I can ...
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2answers
2k views

Excruciatingly slow graphics on Windows 8?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but for most of the past year that I've been testing Windows 8, I haven't been able to play games. When I was on the Developer Preview it was working until ...
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3answers
803 views

Poor 2D/DirectX performance for Nvidia Quadro NVS 450 in Windows XP SP3

I've recently purchased and installed a PNY Nvidia Quadro NVS 450 into my Dell Optiplex 755 desktop machine that's running XP SP3 and for the most part, the performance is abysmal for anything except ...
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1answer
2k views

Will disabling themes/desktop-composition provide better GPU performance in Windows 7?

While playing Starcraft 2, there's a cutscene (rendered) that has always choked at one graphics-intensive part. I have an overclocked 6950 2GB; on paper, it shouldn't be a problem for the card/system. ...
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1answer
239 views

How can I use scanlines on my LED monitor to gain performance over half of the pixels?

In the old days, we had resolution features like scanlines and the amount of work the graphics adapter does would be reduced. I have FPS problems with some games so is there a way to use a video mode ...
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3answers
5k views

Is my Graphics Card slowing the entire system down?

OK, so I have just put together a new machine, using all new shiney parts except my graphics card, which I thought would be man enough given that I'm not using this a gaming machine at all. The ...
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1answer
403 views

Is there a performance impact for using a graphics card connected via ExpressCard?

The performance difference between laptops and desktops is not really large today... with the exception of graphics cards. I was thinking of replacing my gaming desktop with a laptop, and using some ...
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0answers
604 views

Why am I getting worse performance with the ATI Radeon HD 5570 than other people report?

I bought a computer a little while ago that has two ATI Radeon HD 5570's in it. First, my computer's specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz 8GB DDR3 1.333 Ghz RAM ...
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3answers
2k views

Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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3answers
7k views

Will graphics improve if I add RAM with Shared Graphic Memory?

Recently I purchased a Toshiba L675-S7108 laptop with shared Graphic memory 64MB~1696MB with 4GB RAM (DDR3 1066MHz). If I increase the RAM up to 8GB, will the graphics also be improved while gaming? ...
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1answer
1k views

NVIDIA graphics card “performance driver” what it for is?

I saw a computer for 3D modeling (Autocad, 3DsMax, Sketchup, etc) which has an NVIDIA graphics card on it. The computer had several "NVIDIA Performance Drivers" installed on it, including one ...
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1answer
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What high-end PCI-E 2.0 graphics cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0?

I know that the PCI-E 2.0 interface is backwards compatible with the PCI-E 1.0 interface. However, I'm wondering what high-end cards (e.g., GTX 400 series or better) will be backward compatible; do ...
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1k views

Graphics card performance degradation over time

I'm running a BFG 8800GTS 640MB graphics card on my Intel Quad Core Q9550 desktop, 4GB RAM. Recently I've noticed performance degrading in gaming intensive sessions where the game starts off with a 60 ...
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1answer
1k views

How do Intel HD Graphics from 2010 processors compare to current low level graphics cards? [closed]

This question is similar to this, but here I'm asking about Intel HD Graphics integrated into 2010 processors in general and graphics integrated into Atom N550 in particular. A site with reviews ...
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2answers
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Comparing 128MB GeForce 8600GT and 512MB Radeon X1650

I'm trying to determine which is the better of these two video cards: 128MB Nvidia GeForce 8600GT card while the other has a 512MB ATI Radeon X1650 card. Both cards are the upper-level mid-range ...
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1answer
130 views

fanless midrange graphics cards? [closed]

What fanless decent graphics cards are there, in the mid range category that would run games such as GTA IV, and offer acceptable performance in CAD software such as 3Ds max?
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Desktop graphics card has lower Windows Experience Index than laptop?

I've just built a new desktop - Core 2 Quad with a GeForce 210 graphics card, the Windows 7 Experience Index is: Graphics 3.8, Gaming Graphics 5.3. However on my 2009 13" MacBook Pro, with GeForce ...
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1answer
106 views

Replacement Video Card

I had an XFX GeForce 9800GT 512MB PV-T98G-YDLH, but it started to have some serious issues (artifacts + BSoD) and I sent it back to XFX. They issued a replacement card of "equal-or-greater" ...
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2answers
844 views

Multiple Monitors with Windows7 working, but very slow

I have 4 Monitors on 2 graphics cards under windows 7. GeForce GT 230 PCIe GeForce 6200 PCI My system is a quadcore @ 2.66 GHz with 8GB RAM. The monitors attached to the GT230 works perfectly. ...
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2answers
4k views

What can cause an ultra-slow screen refresh in Windows XP?

I'm hoping that someone else has possibly encountered this before so that they understand what I'm describing. My wife and I just moved to a new place and the movers haven't arrived with our stuff ...
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2answers
435 views

What gives more performance per PCIe slot: Single-width video cards or dual-GPU video cards?

So I have a machine that I have been running with two Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT video cards for two years now. Been running fine but now I am starting to notice that some games are requiring more ...
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1answer
803 views

What is the difference between a “Professional 2D” and a “Mid-range 3D” graphics card?

I am looking at purchasing a workstation from Dell and am a little confused by the graphic card options. They are mostly Quadros, which I have no experience with. One grouping is a "Professional 2D" ...
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1answer
289 views

three monitors, one is very slow

I have three 23" monitors attached to 2 cards: Geforce GT 220 (1gb) Geforce 8400 GS (512mb) My System is quad core (Q8300 @ 2.50Ghz) 6GB Ram 64-bit windows 7 professional I have 2 monitors ...
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1answer
326 views

Having to Toggle Between Two Sets of Video Drivers

So, I've got a Win7 64-bit gaming PC with GTX 260's. Recently, StarCraft 2 had an issue with flickering, which NVidia fixed with a new set of drivers. However, these new drivers induce unplayable ...
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341 views

Slow video performance with 4 monitors. What's the cause?

I recently installed another video card and added two more monitors to my work setup. Opening RDP windows and expanding the start menu cause the box to slow, mouse to jump and is a real productivity ...
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4answers
248 views

Is my PC slower by using a cheap video card?

Since my fancy video card have gone south, I've been using the motherboard integrated one (some Intel with 256mb) I do not really see any difference with the old one. I don't do games or video ...
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2answers
490 views

Radeon X1300 acceleration

I've just bought a Samsung XL2370 with a native resolution of 1920x1080. Should a Radeon X1300 be capable of shifting around windows on a screen that size? Because maximising and minimising windows, ...
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2answers
1k views

Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)

I'm seeing the following frustrating behaviour with my home PC (running Windows XP Home; dual 2GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS graphics card). I'll be doing some fullscreen application - ...
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2answers
201 views

What things do I have to have in mind when buying a video card?

My current specs are as follows: Motherboard: ASuS P5NSlI Processor: Pentium D Dual Core 2.8Ghz RAM: 2GB DDR2 Video Card: XFX NVidia 9400GT I am having some video performance issues in my PC games ...
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3answers
3k views

Testing Direct3D 9 vs OpenGL 2 performance

I want to test on Windows 7 if my old ATI Radeon X1650 card can do better at rendering Direct3D 9 or OpenGL 2. Does anyone know any software that can help with determining this, like a benchmark?
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1answer
2k views

video card performance monitoring?

Is there a 'top' like command for monitoring the GPU and memory usage of a video card? I am most interested in Linux commands, but and OS would be interesting. I strongly suspect that for a group of ...
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2answers
785 views

Up to date NVIDIA vs ATI list

It used to be simple... there were 4 NVIDIA cards and 4 other cards (long long ago :p) But today both NVIDIA and ATI have so many graphic cards at the same time it's near enough impossible to compare ...