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HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of transmitting audio as well as video. So, to Windows, it looks like an additional soundcard appears on your system, for which a driver is needed. So if you connect a monitor on the other end of your HDMI or DisplayPort and it can play sound, you can send sound to that monitor by selecting "Intel Display Audio" or ...


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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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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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It's for sending audio through the video adapter, for use with video interfaces that support it (like HDMI and DisplayPort).


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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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In general that is correct, RAM is mostly used for systems processes and is where your running programs store most of their information and use the most memory. For instance, if you look at the memory usage of something like Firefox, most of your memory usage is going to be your RAM. VRAM is used specifically for calls made to the video card through a ...


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Technical previews are not designed for end users, it is for software designers (like the people who write those drivers). That way when Windows 10 has its general release drivers will be available day one. The only solution is time. All you can do is wait for Nvidia to release a driver (keep a eye on their Beta drivers, it will be there first).


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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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Context is everything, but in general computer terms, video cards and graphics cards are the same thing. There are "video capture cards," which are often called "TV tuner cards" or "video encoder cards" that capture video (instead of outputting it). These would be used to record video such as TV shows, or get video from an old camcorder, or other playback ...


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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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Over the years the discrete graphics adapter market has adopted a tiered system to sell as many SKUs per GPU as possible. In general, although some OEMs and processes may differ slightly, here is how the third-party graphics adapter market works. A GPU designer/manufacturer (AMD/NVIDIA) designs a chip, tests it, and then mass produces it in an external ...


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Is it possible that the card has been destroyed somehow without functioning fans? Yes. Excessive heat reduces component life. Some of the parts have thermal safeties, but many of them don't. Why would losing power have been the point at which the card stopped working? There are three possible reasons. One is just coincidence. Another is that ...


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Some display interfaces, like HDMI and DisplayPort, can carry audio along with video. This audio stream might get played back by your monitor's internal speakers or you might send it to a dedicated "audio receiver", that strips off the audio signal, sends it out via e. g. S/PDIF, analog RCA or even digital (AES/EBU) or analog XLR. In fact, both HDMI and ...


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Clearing Up Misconceptions linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the box because of legal issues While this is technically true for completely separate reasons, Ubuntu (which is not just Linux; it is Linux plus a great many other (separate) things clobbered together) does ship the proprietary Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers as a default part of ...


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You need a card with two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs. DVI connections are not used by this monitor. Edit: this monitor connects with two DP cables and each cable appears as a single logical screen (there is no MST involved). So there is no requirement for the card to support more than two logical screens (which can be problematic for some Nvidia cards). Any ...


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Knowing laptop hardware in general, it's highly unlikely that you would be able to upgrade a the graphics card in that laptop. Since the laptop is so new, I couldn't find any disassembly guides for it, but I can say with certainty that the level of disassembly required to replace a laptop GPU will void your warranty and won't be cost or time-effective. You ...


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Disabling the ATI/AMD kernel extensions will not force the OS to switch to the Intel integrated graphics. It's a misconception in all the fixes/instructions out there... All that does is running the discrete chip with a fallback driver with no graphic acceleration. This is akin to seeing the "640x480 VGA" standard display mode on Windows back in the day ...


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With older systems, the 'onboard' graphics was a distinct chip on the motherboard. With modern intel systems, from sandy bridge onwards, its part of the CPU. The chipset that the video adaptor was part of has been merged into the CPU proper. The mainstream processors the z97 is designed for have GPUs built in. The server chips do not, and the onboard ...


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It could be that software changes (additions of background programs that use lots of RAM or CPU; new drivers with performance regressions; etc) could be part of the reason. However, because this is such a vague question with so little information, it's impossible for us to guess at any specific reason why it might be so. However, I can immediately point out ...


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Are you sure that your system goes haywire at GPU's temperature going over 65°C? Because in my opinion, 65°C is not hot. Hot is when GPU reaches 80-90°C. Even then it works. I believe the problem is somewhere else. Just to be sure, blow any dirt off of the heat sink. If you feel comfortable you could remove the heat sink and replace the thermal paste. Then ...


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I'm an idiot and not plugging things into the graphics card does indeed mean it's not being used. Solution: go buy another HDMI cable. UPDATE: Bought an HDMI to DVI cable and graphics card is now under load when playing games, and can run Mirror's Edge at max settings with no noticeable frame issues. Not much of a claim to fame but it's the only thing I ...


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The AMD proprietary driver is good only for 3D rendering. When it comes to 2D, the overall performance is quite poor. However, if you install the open source driver, it is the opposite: 2D is far better, 3D performance are a mess.


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The bit width of the bus (PCI, PCI-X, AGP, PCIe, etc) has nothing to do with the processor word size. It is simply the number of bits the communication channel can carry at a time. The southbridge (now part of the Intel PCH or AMD chipset) handles the communication between the CPU and expansion cards (including video cards), so the bit width of the bus does ...


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You will need more power to run heavy games. Calculate how much power does the system requires and replace your PSU with the appropriate PSU. Calculate PSU Requirements


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The beeps can be looked up in a search engine, the phrase you needed is "beep code". EG MSI 8 beep code. 8 beeps - Display memory read/write failure - which means bad video card typically. Ensure the onboard graphics is enabled in the BIOS (if an option). Update the BIOS. Update the chipset drivers. Buy another card. Don't give the current card away. ...


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This can still be a hardware problem. When a screenshot is taken, it reflects the current video frame as the operating system sees it. A rendering error at the GPU can result in erroneous data being sent to the video memory, which is passed to the system memory and CPU when the screenshot is captured.


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Usually things like this boil down to high temps and/or hardware failures. It might be the GPU itself, the GPU's fan, the case fan(s), or even just a borderline heat problem that is exacerbated by the room temperature. You've cleaned the case out once and the problem went away for a couple weeks. I'd say clean it out again and see if you can get some ...


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Generally the only component from the ATI/NVidia is the actual GPU chipset. PCB, RAM, fans, etc. are all done by the adapter manufacturer.



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