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Is my GT 430 bottleneck my perfomance? or is there any other factor?

I have a performance issue lately with my computer and here is my computer spec, Intel i5-2500k Nvidia GT 430 8GB of RAM (DDR3) With motherboard, ASUS P8H61-M LE OS : Windows 7 64 bit What i want is ...
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1answer
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Graphics card memory showing 256mb in-game

Im using Lenovo ThinkPad T440p. It has intel i7 4600 and Intel HD 4600 inbuilt gfx card. CPU-Z shows 2GB graphicsa ram while in-game I get only 256mb available graphics. Please guide, also can i ...
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1answer
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PC gaming freezes, upgrade recommended? [closed]

Some computer games or software require higher computing performance, the smoothness of my current PC just doesn't satisfy me. Here are my specs: OS: Windows 7 Windows Experience Points: Processing ...
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0answers
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Upgraded graphics card, wireless not fully working

I just upgraded my graphics card on my desktop. My wireless no longer fully works. I have already ensured that that the card has sufficient power; manufacturer suggests a minimum of 750w and that is ...
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0answers
106 views

GeForce GTX 750 fitting in HP Pavilion p6531p?

The tower is a HP Pavilion p6531p Desktop and the graphics card I'm thinking of buying is a EVGA GeForce GTX 750. I've already upgraded the ram and would like to upgrade the video card + power supply ...
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1answer
81 views

Ubuntu kernel upgrade after graphic card driver update

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. I use 2 monitors, and I had to update the video driver because the default one doesn't remember its settings after reboot. I have found out ...
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1answer
259 views

Full-size card in slim case?

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 (the slim one) and was thinking of upgrading the video card. I was interested in something like the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but because I have a slim case, this may not be ...
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1answer
48 views

I have a dv6 3122us laptop,and wondering what kind of upgrades i can get for games? [closed]

Everything stock.I have the 4gb ram,but didnt know if putting the 8gb ram will even help,or be used.Can i change the video card,or is it soldered?I already have the 2.4 ghz cpu,but can i put bigger ...
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1answer
76 views

Cannot identify my graphics card [closed]

After buying Company of Heroes 2 a few days ago I tried playing it for the first time and I ran into some serious fps problems. The screen I use for playing games is 1080p, but I couldn't get the fps ...
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0answers
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Workstation graphics card brings down memory clock of system

I had bought a graphics card NVIDIA Quadro 410 (base level) and attached it to my system. The problem i am facing is that once i install it, it beeps 3 times with a gap of 10-20 seconds and then ...
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0answers
101 views

How to Find Out What Upgrades My Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Supports?

I have a Lenovo Ideacentre K430 and would like to upgrade its graphics card. In particular, I would like to upgrade to a GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD GeForce GTX 760. However, I do not know if my computer ...
0
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1answer
242 views

acer aod 270-1466 get more video memory any possible way

is there any possible way to get more megabytes to my graphics card. its a quad core. 1.6ghz, i got 4g ram stick windows 7 ultimate bios been updated and as far as i know the only thing left is ...
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Will a gtx 760 4GB work in a alienware X51 with the 330 watt psu? [closed]

I have a alienware X51 with the specs of: PSU: 330W CPU: I5 3450 3.1GHZ RAM: 8GB 1600MHZ GPU: GT 640 1GB GDDR5 HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM I just want a plain and simple answer and to know if it won't ...
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1answer
49 views

Questions about upgrading my PC for gaming [closed]

I'm a pc gamer and since Battlefield 4 is out, and by playing the beta, I can play it on medium settings without that much lagg. (bf3 on high). So I would like to upgrade my pc to be able to play it ...
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0answers
433 views

Upgrading Graphics Card on ASUS CM6870-US015S

I want to upgrade my Graphics card(NVIDIA GT 620) on my computer(ASUS CM6870-US015S) and I have a couple of questions. I noticed that the PSU on my Graphics card is only 350W so I'm assuming that I ...
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1answer
336 views

Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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1answer
190 views

HP ENVY Phoenix 800-019eb Desktop PC (ENERGY STAR)(E3H43EA) [closed]

I want to buy this amazing PC but I want to extend this PC with a GTX 680. Is this possible? Because this PC has standard a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 with Intel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2) integrated ...
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2answers
54 views

Back to the Future - Advice needed Upgrading old Gaming PC for Video and Photo editing? [closed]

I built this system in 2009 for gaming, been collecting dust for the past 3 years. I want something for video/photo editing and Casual gaming. Should I Buy New/Upgrade/Keep what I got? If I upgrade ...
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1answer
1k views

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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2answers
443 views

At what point does the performance gap between GPU & CPU become so great that the CPU is holding back a system?

I know that generally speaking for gaming performance the GPU is the primary factor which holds back performance, with everything else such as RAM/motherboard/PSU/CPU being secondary in importance to ...
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1answer
624 views

HP Omni 27-1027c AIO…Upgradeable?

I just bought an HP Omni 27 1057c from Sams Club. I like it a lot, but I want more performance. discovered that the integrated Intel HD 2500 graphics is almost useless for most games. I found a ...
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1answer
355 views

Power requirements for EVGA Geforce GTX 550 Ti FPB? [closed]

I'm going to upgrade my graphics card. Currently I have an on-board Intel iGP and I'm going to replace it with a EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB. I have a power supply with 450W and 19As on +12V rails. I ...
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4answers
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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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0answers
142 views

computer takes hours to shutdown after video card upgrade

My computer had a nVidia GeForce 8500GT based graphics card, the fan on that card stopped working during the weekend (so I couldn't just replace the fan) I pulled an nVidia 9500GT from a less ...
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2answers
2k views

How many graphics cards does my motherboard support?

I have a motherboard with 6 PCI-E sockets and I wanted to know how many graphics cards are supported. The manufactor of the motherboard says that only 3 graphics cards in CrossfireX are supported. I ...
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1answer
338 views

xfx radeon hd 6950 cuts out after a few minutes

I am putting together a pc, and having a problem with a XFX radeon hd 6950. The machine works fine with an old nvidia card, but whenever I put in the new card, it runs and boots windows, lasts for a ...
2
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1answer
89 views

Upgrading Graphics Card Process

I want to make sure I do this right and do not have issue. I just purchased a video card and when it arrives I should: Uninstall old video card drivers completely. Physically install new video card. ...
2
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1answer
91 views

Comparing 2 Video Cards

I have an older computer and looking to upgrade my video card because I am attempting to do some basic 3D in Photoshop and my current video card does not support hardware acceleration. I have two ...
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1answer
177 views

Can I hook another fan to already used molex

I have got 650 watt power supply unit. It has a lot of SATA cables. There is two cables, both splits to 4 molex connectors. Two molexes are used for my two optical drives. 3rd one is used for ATI ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 giving RAM to installed graphics-card

Just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Sorry but I haven't installed any program that could tell my specs, but I remember theses: Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB GDDR2 AGP with support of DirectX ...
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2answers
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ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers

I will start with my system specs: Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF OS - Windows XP Professional SP3 with all updates installed RAM - 1GB Kingston Monitor - Samsung SyncMaster ...
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2answers
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Is using a 440 watt graphics card on a 300 watt PSU possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens if a video card cannot get enough power? I've got this new video card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series The problem is that my screen sometimes goes blank and ...
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2answers
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Can I run a new graphics card with 150W on my old PCIe 2.0 with 75W?

So I have an old Dell from 2007. I need my graphics card (NVIDIA 9800GT) updated to something like this. I currently have 1 PCI Express 2.0 (75W) slot, but I've heard that newer motherboards have PCI ...
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2answers
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Is there an online Graphics Card Upgrade advisor similar to Crucial's memory advisor?

I have an oldish Dell (Core 2 Duo) with 4GB Ram and running Windows 7. Its not a bad machine to have hanging around but the graphics card is a bit weak now - ATI 15xx series. I have used Crucial for ...
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3answers
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Graphics card purchase requirements

I built my own computer back in 2005 using an Asus KN8-E Deluxe Motherboard (3GB RAM, AMD Athlon 2.0GHz 64-bit) which came with a Radeon 9800 XT graphics card. I now wish to upgrade the graphics card. ...
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1answer
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I have a radeon 6450 with 1 dvi port, but I need to be able to 2 monitors can this be done?

I am upgrading my video card which has a HDMI and DVI-I port according to the pin out on it, but a DVI to VGA adapter does not work, so I figure it has the DVI-I port, but it uses the DVI-d signal. I ...
2
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1answer
324 views

Radeon HD 5450 vs Radeon HD 5970

Can I upgrade from one to the next? I have a Dell Studio XPS and I am unsure about power/size constraints.
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1answer
642 views

Is my motherboard's built in memory enough?

My Intel (DG33) motherboard has 256MB built in graphics memory. I want to buy a monitor whose resolution is 1080*1920. To support this resolution, do I have to buy a graphics card or built in ...
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1answer
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What graphics card can I put in a HP Compaq DC7600?

Specs: http://www.reviewgist.com/specs/hp-business-dc7600-hewlett-packard-compaq The one I've got (not physically, it's for a customer) is running XPSP2, a P4 3.2GHz and (luckily) has 3GB RAM fitted. ...
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Can computer crashes and reboots be caused by weak power supply?

Recently I replaced the videocard in my PC for a newer, faster one. All games work perfectly but I get random system crashes and reboots. This happens even when the system is almost idle (browsing, ...
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2answers
204 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 ...
6
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6answers
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No GUI after upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 (boots to command line)

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 (network upgrade using the update manager, from 9.04 which had different graphics related problems) and when I try to boot into it all I get a small Ubuntu logo, ...
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1answer
592 views

How do I know if a AGP Graphic Card will work with my Dell 4100 System?

My Dell 4100 system (built in 2001) has a AGP. Should I be concerned that a newer AGP graphic card will not work in this older system? Here are two AGP graphic cards sold at our local Microcenter ...
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4answers
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Onboard video vs. PCI-E video card

Would a separate PCI-E video card provide benefits to a user who currently uses onboard video? The onboard video card is on an Intel DG35EC. The onboard video is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card in modern laptops?

As there's no definitive answer to this, and I would prefer not to be too specific about particular models, what are the things that determine whether this is possible or not? What expansion slots ...