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It's primarily market segmentation to allow price discrimination. Businesses who make money from work done with these cards have different requirements to gamers and Nvidia and AMD are taking advantage of that and asking them to pay more. There are some minor differences to create this rate fence - for example, the Quadro / Fire Pro models use different ...


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[First Question] "Does a USB Monitor require a VGA Card?" In response to your first question, no a VGA card[1] is not required to display to a USB monitor. However, a USB card or port is required in order to display to a USB monitor. "This 16-inch portable LED monitor is a must-have laptop accessory and receives both power and signal via a single ...


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Most motherboards do not allow you to use both the on-board graphics chip and an installed card. It's usually one or the other, with very few exceptions that I've found. In order to add additional monitors, you'll have to add another graphics card. Your motherboard's manual doesn't state specifically one way or the other, but you can try an experiment. ...


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does it mean that this mother board will be compatible with processors (from Intel) which will be released next year? You should firstly decide on a processor, more specifically a socket. Intel's processors are well known in the LGA 1155 socket series. They bring out new generations every year based on that socket. Then your motherboard should obviously ...


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You need to install the correct graphics driver for your card. Find out what type of video card it is, then visit the manufacturer's website.


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Does a portable USB monitor require a VGA Card? No. The USB monitor does not require any other video hardware resources. Some may take advantage of GPUs available, but they do not require them. If I buy a PC without any GPU capability (processor without integrated GPU + motherboard without D-Sub/DVI/HDMI ports and without any discrete graphics ...


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The HDMI standard itself does support audio. However, whether it works for you depends on the specific card, though all the recent cards I know of from AMD or nVidia do support audio via HDMI. Some older cards only have partial support, and require a S/PDIF connection to a header on the motherboard/sound card. I had a MSI nVidia 9500 GT that did this. ...


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Judging based on your specific situation, I think you should be fine. If your PSU has two 6-pin PCIE connectors in serial coming out of the same connector on your PSU (I'm guessing the PSU is modular, or else you wouldn't be able to see the number of pins on the PSU side), that just means the PSU is specifically designed to handle this load. It very likely ...


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There's no "technical" limitation to this as Windows will ask which card is the primary one and will use that for all intents and purposes unless you tell it otherwise through Nvidia's control panel. However, I don't see the point of keeping an old card that will just contribute to heat and power draw of your system. Dust can be reduced by covering the hole ...


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The i5-3210 that is on that motherboard has an Intel HD 4000 graphics coprocessor. It is not a 'pseudo' GPU but a fully fledged GPU core designed by Intel that just happens to use the same memory as your CPU. It is 'shared' memory graphics as opposed to 'dedicated' memory. The HD 4000 may not be able to beat a mid to high range dedicated graphics card ...


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It heavily depends on WHAT you are going to run. Most recent games are a lot GPU-bound, but some still heavily depend on the CPU(Arma series are good examples of CPU-bound games). Some others don't really need a lot of APU computing and depends on how much computing power your GPU has. Basically here if you have a Dual-core 2.0GHz+, less than 5 years old ...


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This can be caused by a multitude of problems, but chances are it is nothing serious. One problem that happens with mains electrical contacts is when you have a slightly marginal connection (or vibration) which causes a slight spark. This spark causes a tiny amount of heat and burns off a piece of the electrical contact and often a tiny bit of the ...


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Your laptop has 2 hardware GPU chips - Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the Nvidia GT 6400. As you pointed out the driver will switch in between based on performance requirements. What you see in the control panel are all of the virtual instances running. I believe each one is assign to an output: 1x HDMI 1x VGA 1x WiDi (Intel wireless Display for connecting to ...


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If you press Shift + Esc while in the browser it will bring up Google Chrome's internal Task Manager. If there is a process titled GPU Process, then that means Chrome is using hardware/GPU acceleration in order to display/render a particular page.


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Because performance is heavily application-specific, you cannot quantitatively compare two video cards with different GPU architectures based on specs alone. Different GPU architectures scale differently with various specs such as memory speed, memory size, memory type, and bus width; and the only way to divine the scaling ability is to look at benchmarks. ...


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I found a solution to my situational problem since I am required to have the 670 as a secondary card so it can be passed through, I was able to find a setting in my BIOS under "System Agent Configuration" (or something like that) to set a "Main Display" which allowed me to select between "IGPU", "PCIE" and "PCI" up till now I had thought "PCI" stood for ...


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Yes, it's a desktop with a PCI Express x16 port, put whatever you want in there, well, within the limits of your power supply that is. Since the 7750 requires no dedicated 12V, you should be fine. As far as a second card goes, I think that motherboard only has ONE PCI Express x16 slot, so don't get your hopes up.


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The 1 GB requirement is the absolute minimum required to be able to run Windows Vista (or later) and the NVidia drivers. (Even with 1 GB the system will be unbearably slow. 2 GB will be just about usable.) If you don't use Windows it will work with 512 M. I have done this with a Geforce 660GT myself. I used a very small low-memory footprint Linux ...


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Your card will work fine. The amount of allocated RAM is how much on-motherboard RAM you can "shift" to use by the Onboard Graphics processor. The onboard graphics does not have its own RAM, and must use the RAM inserted in the motherboard. Since you will be using a dedicated graphics card, with its own RAM, this allocation of RAM does not apply to you. ...


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To see if it can work with your computer hardware you need to: Look which interface the graphical card uses. See how much power it needs. The most used interfaces on a regular PC are: ISA ( 8 bits) (1984-ish) ISA (16 bits) EISA, MCA, VLB PCI AGP PCI-e (Roughly since 2003) I said regular PC since non-PC style hardware will use other connections. E.g. ...


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I'd guess, quite naturally, switching the video cards that the monitors are plugged into would work. I'm sure I'm missing something otherwise, since, yes, its supposed to be that simple.


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If the second external monitor was going to simply be a mirror of the first, then you could use an HDMI splitter. But to extend your desktop, not just with another cable. You would need 2 HDMI ports on the laptop to support this. The OS needs to uniquely identify each extended display to function correctly. You could use a USB graphics adapter to extend ...


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Provided that any and every screen is blue, it sounds like a problem with the connectors/pins for the cable. Disconnect at both the computer and monitor end and check for any bent pins. I remember seeing this issue with the old VGA cables.


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I would try the following in order until the problem is resolved: Test reseating or replacing cable to monitor. Check the pins inside the connector for your video card. If they are bent, carefully use tweezers to bend them straight. Test monitor on different system and/or replace as needed. Make sure latest drivers for video card are installed. Reseat ...


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In general, unless the design allows for it you should not add/remove printed circuit cards while there is power to the backplane. You might get away with it 9 times and get unlucky the 10th and burn out the card, due to the order that the circuit board pins made contact. And this of course says nothing about what happens to the logical state of the OS. ...


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That laptop has a 3rd generation Core i5 with HD 4000. The 1600x900 resolution is the limit of the built-in screen. The Intel HD 4000 can support higher resolutions [1][2] than what the built-in screen uses, and it supports external monitors, but the Ivy Bridge architecture it uses has proven to cause some difficulties with DisplayPort monitors, which ...


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According to the Lenovo documentation, 3 monitors can be connected simultaneously if you are using the dedicated GPU in the laptop. If you are using the Integrated GPU only two monitors will work. I'm familiar with the T430 and I know it's fairly common to disable the dedicated GPU in the BIOS to extend the battery life. Check the BIOS and NVidia settings ...


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You can use following URL to check if GPU acceleration is enabled for video decode in Chrome: chrome://gpu/ Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Hardware accelerated Compositing: Hardware accelerated on all pages and threaded 3D CSS: Hardware accelerated CSS Animation: Accelerated and threaded WebGL: Hardware accelerated WebGL ...


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Graphics Cards nowadays all use the PCIe(x16) Extension Slot, which is present on all Mainboards, so there should be no problems there. Another question is if you want to use SLI/Crossfire, then you should pay attention to which onboard graphics-controller the board uses and which configuration it supports. Regarding the processors you should make your ...


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Before buying miniDP to DVI adapter, I tested with Ubuntu booted from USB and, as was expected - it worked even without AMD drivers, all 3 monitors, like a charm. So, seems that Windows 8.1 changed some configs and now it try to autoconfig only Eyefinity mode, even if it's disabled, or something... Also, report this bug to Microsoft would be nice :) P.S. ...



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