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Unable to change display brightness in Win 8.1

I upgraded my Sony SVF15A13SN -- which came with Windows 8 out of the box -- to Windows 8.1 yesterday, and have been unable to change my screen's brightness since; it's stuck on maximum. I could ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers not available for Windows 8?

I'm trying to upgrade the OpenGL driver from 1.1 to 2.0 (or the latest version). I'm currently using this page to select the appropiate download, but when choosing Integrated Motherboard Graphics > ...
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1answer
26 views

Streaming Video Often Not Playing On Windows 8

I'm having an issue that started happening a few days ago. On my MSI GE70 2OE laptop, streaming video has been giving me some issues. It's been mostly hit/miss with whether Netflix or Youtube will ...
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1answer
35 views

How do I use dual monitors for one image?

I have a dual monitor set up. But I can't figure out how to put one image across both of them. Like if I want to watch a youtube video, it will only display on one screen instead of stretching across ...
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1answer
21 views

Windows 8 dual monitors sizing issue

I have a 3 display windows 8 system. Two are 24" monitors and one is a 27" monitor. The 27" monitor is in the middle and one of the 24" monitors is flipped portrait on the right. When I go to the ...
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1answer
72 views

Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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0answers
144 views

Nvidia driver crashes every time it is used

I just bought a new laptop (Asus N56JN-CN039H) with windows 8.1, once received I updated everything and played a game (borderlands 2). I don't remember exactly, but I think I updated the Nvidia ...
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0answers
29 views

Strange pixels showing up in programs

So I just got my new pc and I noticed that there are a lot of multicolored pixels all over certain programs like shown in the screenshot: This is on my brand new Asus rog g750jm-ds71. These pixels ...
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1answer
38 views

If I can take a screen capture of a graphical anomaly, can it still be a hardware issue?

I have a strange graphical anomaly going on my iMac right now (green and magenta boxes are appearing sporadically), I'm slowly trying to work through different possibilities but I thought I'd start ...
0
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1answer
382 views

How do I set up a 4K TV via HDMI to my PC? (Getting mouse/video lag)

I recently purchased a Hisense HLUD58XT880 LCD TV (LCD flat-panel with 3840x2160 native resolution). I have plugged my PC into the HDMI (UHD) port on the TV. My PC is running Windows 8.1 with a ATI ...
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0answers
28 views

Computer Restarts on boot due to Graphics card timeout error

My Computer boots up to Windows 8 logo loading screen and restarts again. A message appears that my PC ran into a problem due to Video Card timeout error and then my PC restarts and its fine. ...
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1answer
82 views

Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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0answers
37 views

Windows 8 start menu tile labels disappeared

I had Windows 8 32 bit, when I installed Windows 8 64 bit, this happened! The labels from the start menu tiles disappeared! I have installed the latest graphic card driver for 64 bit from nVidia. But ...
2
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1answer
79 views

Do high-end graphics cards yield better 2D editing performance than “mid-range” cards?

I'm getting ready to buy/build a desktop PC explicitly for the purpose of editing high-resolution RAW photos (20-30 MB each). I'm on a limited budget so I'd like to prioritize which specific ...
2
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3answers
480 views

Difference between AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ and AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1513BYNB Laptop. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I recently read across the web that outdated drivers will cause PCs to lag. I had downloaded and installed all the ...
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1answer
61 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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2answers
322 views

ASUS N550JV screen turns 'reddish' after Windows boots

So, my ASUS N550JV is brand new. There is a strange issue of screen turning 'reddish' after a while following the Windows 8 boot-up. This actually happens in two scenarios: After the startup ...
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1answer
105 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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0answers
28 views

Notebook Doesnt Restart nor Shut-Down

I have installed Windows 8 Pro resently, however, I must first explain: When I was using Windows 7, I locked the clock Speed of my A 5750M APU to 3,2Ghz, what was knowingly causing problems with the ...
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1answer
78 views

Windows 8 hardware acceleration requiremetns

I'd like to upgrade my graphics card -- It's old and only has 500mb of memory. It does not support hardware acceleration for Windows (8), and I would like to make sure the replacement does. So I'd ...
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0answers
39 views

Connecting PC to video converter with HDMI

I have purchased a device to convert the HDMI output coming from my PC and connect it to a older TV. I want to use it as a second display, mainly for videos. The device does not register to my video ...
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2answers
238 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 ...
0
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1answer
724 views

Remote Desktop Graphics Card

So as most people know, when you use RDP to connect to your desktop, it disables the graphics card and uses generic CUDA. I don't want Windows to revert to using CUDA instead of the Graphics Card. I ...
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0answers
32 views

Windows 8 / 8,.1 Desktop colour issue

I seem to be having a major issue with Windows 8.1, which I think I had on Window 8 too. Apps in Desktop mode have really bad colour issues. The red is way over the top and the edge of skin colours ...
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2answers
359 views

AMD R9 290 600watt enough?

I have got an AMD R9 290, with a 600 watt power supply(Coolermaster GX 600 watt). Now, when i am playing a game everything works fine, but when i am trying to mine bitcoins, my system crashes(no ...
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2answers
1k views

Laptop external monitor no longer being detected

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1215dx Ultrabook Laptop running Windows 8.1. All hardware is standard except I upgraded the 4GB of RAM to 8GB. Up until recently (2-3 days ago), I have had no issues ...
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0answers
60 views

High Requirement Games suddenly stopped working

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8, just about a month ago. I installed all latest drivers including motherboard & grapahic card drivers. All my high requirement games, eg. Call of Duty Black ...
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0answers
63 views

Windows 8 Nvidia 9800 gx2 unable to install driver

I have installed Windows 8 on a new PC that has been custom built. I has a PNY Nvidia 9800 gx2 graphics card, the systems also has a gigabyte 970A-DS3P motherboard with an AMD FX 8320 CPU and a 650 ...
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1answer
79 views

Windows 8 how to disable device

I have a problem. My notebook has two graphics card and one among them is not supported by NVidia now. When the new drivers are installed my notebook will not boot any more. I tried to delete drivers ...
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0answers
290 views

FPS drops on Windows 8.1 Pro when idle

Hello I got this issue since I upgraded my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. While I'm playing a game or watching a movie, if I do not move the mouse for like 30 seconds or so game fps drops to 20-30 from ...
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0answers
59 views

Black Screen + Freeze after a couple minutes of gameplay (Windows 8)

Since this morning I'm getting random freezes after a couple of minutes of gameplay. It started with Battlefield 3, which made my screen turn black and I had to push the reset button since ...
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3answers
12k views

After update to Windows 8.1 brightness isn't working (changing)

I just updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 by Windows Store and I have some problems. My notebook is an Acer Aspire Timelinex 3820TG and I know it's little old for Windows 8 but I installed it anyway ...
1
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1answer
410 views

Two VGA monitors on Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 Desktop

I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 computer and two VGA LED monitors. This particular PC has a dedicated NVIDIA Geforce GT630 video card and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 video card. ...
0
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1answer
462 views

Second monitor gaining and losing detection constantly

I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or software but from initial tests seems to be software related or hardware but not the monitor itself. The situation: I have a slightly old sony vaio laptop ...
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3answers
451 views

how to reinstall graphics driver

I uninstalled my graphics driver because of .dll errors. Now my laptop can't see my graphics card, it's not listed in the Device Manager. When I try to install another driver it says my laptop does ...
1
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1answer
604 views

AMD Catalyst - auto brightness issue

I have a LG 22ea63v monitor and i recently bought (i was using my cpu's graphics card) a gigabyte 7790 graphics card. My OS is windows 8. I've installed the latest version of amd catalyst. The ...
1
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1answer
131 views

which graphics card drivers should you install if you have two Nvidia graphics cards?

I have two graphics cards installed in one PC - an NVIDIA 7300 LE and NVIDIA 8400GS. The computer is not used for gaming, but they are used for a triple-monitor setup. I've went on the Nvidia site ...
0
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1answer
757 views

Manufacturer or Windows Update Drivers?

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 last night and installed latest display drivers for my ATI card. When checking for Windows updates as an optional update i saw there's ATI's display driver and ...
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1answer
5k views

Install Bluestacks on Compaq Presario CQ40 windows 8 32bit

I always get this error, "Your graphics hardware or driver do not support apps that needs high performance graphics. A limited version is being installed, some apps may not run. You may update the ...
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2answers
931 views

GeForce GT 540M heating (and throttling)

I have a Sony Vaio laptop (VPC - F22L1E, sometimes listed as F22L1E/B), with a 1 GB GeForce GT 540M graphics card. The GPU heats from room temp. to about 55°C with just booting and surfing on the ...
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1answer
227 views

HD 7870 won't support more then one monitor

It appears as though my videocard won't support one then one monitor at a time. I've tried switching cables but basically if one goes out the other one comes on and the other one is disabled....Does ...
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1answer
77 views

Switch Graphics Cards For Dual Monitor

I have a dual monitor. The main screen is 1920x1080 and the second is 1600x900 I ran dxdiag and saw my intel HD 4000 is on the 1080p monitor and my good Radeon gfx card is on the lesser monitor How ...
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1answer
137 views

My Screen Flickers when I run a 3D game

First of all, Here are my computer specs. Intel Core 2 Duo processer @ 2.6 GHz with 64-bit architecture. DDR 3 1 GB RAM Windows 8 32-bit OS NVIDIA GeForce 210 SILENT 0dB DDR3 1GB Graphics card ...
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1answer
1k views

windows 7 64 bit : Nvidia optimus “hardware not found” error when installing driver

I have a Samsung NP550P5C-S03IN laptop. It came with a windows 8. Did a format and I installed windows 7 on my machine, installed drivers and right now I have a ready system with everything but I am ...
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0answers
835 views

“The display settings could not be saved” with triple monitor setup on Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X

I am using Windows 8 with Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X 3G 384bit GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card 950MHz/1250MHz (Dual DVI+ HDMI + Display Ports). I have 3 LED Monitors (all LG 23'' wide screens). One of them ...
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1answer
425 views

Two-monitor setup often fails to be recognized by Windows

Setup: Two Samsung SyncMaster SA850 monitors. Nvidia GeForce GT 640 graphic card. Windows 8 64 bit. Issue: When leaving the office in the evening, I let Windows 8 run (all power saving settings ...
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1answer
286 views

With Nvidia Optimus, which graphics adapter's control panel settings apply?

I just found out that I have both "Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel" and "NVidia Control Panel". How do these controls work together? I have an i7 with on-board graphics and a NVidia 650m. I ...
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1answer
6k views

AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly

Windows 8 x64 I have an MSI Frozr II AMD Radeon 7850 2GB. I bought it maybe about two weeks ago and upon installing it I've been having problems with the HDMi audio from it. I have another question ...
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2answers
264 views

Will VNC use an Onboard Graphics or the external Graphics Card when connected to it?

I have a computer with a onboard graphics card which I use for a server. It doesn't have a monitor so I connect to it via VNC. My question is, if I install a graphics card, will the computer use the ...
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2answers
893 views

Windows second monitor sometimes stays black

I have two monitors and both of them work fine most of the time, however, occasionally when Windows 8 boots up the secondary monitor shows nothing but black during and after the bootup. In these cases ...