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Why is my monitor turning off after inactivity when power settings tell it not to?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and a Radeon HD 6670 with the latest ATI drivers. I've noticed lately (maybe within the past month or two) that my HDMI out will turn off after not being at the computer ...
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Is it safe to add or remove any type of device while in sleep mode?

Is it safe to add (plug in) or remove (unplug) any device while Windows is in sleep (a.k.a. standby, a.k.a. suspend) mode? What type of devices can be added or removed in this manner? Can you do this ...
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Is it possible to use IGP and Dedicated graphics like nvidia's optimus? [duplicate]

Pretty much like the title says. I'm curious if it would be possible to use my dedicated graphics card for gaming and other intensive tasks, while using my IGP for general usage to get power usage ...
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Low framerate on background apps

My problem is that when a game is running in the foreground, in Full Screen mode, any applications on my second monitor (such as youtube videos, videos, not app specific) drop their frame-rate to ...
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Windows 7/ATI graphics: GPU fan speeds up when display goes into sleep mode

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with an ATI Radeon HD 4870 video card with latest drivers (Catalyst 12.4). In normal desktop Windows use, the fan of my video card powers down and is so quiet ...
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Does a 1 molex --> 1 6-pin pci-e connector supply enough power for a gpu?

Two questions: Can I power a Radeon HD 5830 with 2 (1 molex to 1 6pin pci-e connectors)? Can I get and use a 8pin pci-e --> 6pin pci-e connector for a HD5830? Note: I cannot just use two 6pin ...
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Does a graphics card use electricity if it's installed but not being used?

I unattached my monitors from my PCI-E video card and attached them to the onboard video card. I'm not using the PCI-E card anymore. Is it using any electricity? Should I uninstall it? Will I save ...
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No screen saver for always-on machine - is it safe?

I have a home server that is connected to my TV via HDMI. I want it to display some information that I can easily see by flipping the channel on the TV. I would like to disable the screen saver and ...
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Is there analog of aticonfig --set-powerstate for open source radeon driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on relatively old laptop with ATI Mobility x600 inside. On the last version of Ubuntu, when I was able to run proprietary fglrx driver, I was able to slow down graphic card by ...
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1answer
565 views

Effects of Nvidia graphics card aperture change

I have laptop with nvidia 8200M G.In BIOS setting I can adjust the aperture size from 64 MB to 512 MB.This change reflects as increase in the available RAM. Considering that I don't play ANY games as ...
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Underclocking graphics card in a Linux Server

I recently built myself a new Linux Server with a Core 2 Duo 1,83 GHz CPU and a nVidia GeForce 7200LE graphics card, which was the cheapest passively cooled card I could find. I've measured power draw ...