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No. Chances are very slim that your laptop has a 10 gigabit ethernet adaptor - its uncommon on high end desktops. You'd also need some clever hardware to translate between PCI-e to ethernet, and the latency, oh the latency. You have a device which is typically put as close to the processor as possible with 16 dedicated pci-e lanes right into it, and you'd ...


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There's a few. Firstly, nearly every modern single mainstream1 processor has a integrated on die GPU. The chipset supports it. Essentially your only cost is the traces and connectors, so it's a 'free' feature you can design in - unlike older designs. Interestingly, many of the Sandy and Ivy Bridge-era Intel chipsets outside the Z series made you pick one or ...


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Connecting a GPU by Ethernet is like connecting your PS3 controller to the PS/2 keyboard port: sounds like it's trying to fix a problem but the solution turns out to be completely outlandish and impractical. (Granted, if you can pull it off, you'll gain more popularity as that one crazy guy.) That said, I advise you not to try to do this because the ...


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Do I need a separate OpenGL installation/upgrade or has it to be included into my graphic card driver? Where can I get it? OpenGL can't be "upgraded", and it must be included with your graphics driver. OpenGL exposes GPU hardware capabilities to the operating system. If your GPU hardware were more capable, it could support later revisions of OpenGL on ...


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There are few wrong assumptions and they led you to wrong conclusions: Many motherboards marketed as "gaming" has an integrated Intel graphic cards. The graphic card is on CPU. Intel made this decision, not motherboard maker. When buying Intel, GPU cannot be avoided. I understand that putting in an integrated graphics into a motherboard ...


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Sort of. If you have VT-D support, and have your video card passed through, you can Puget systems has an example build here and while there's much too much to include in my answer, here's the salient points. Your motherboard and processor matter. I've heard reports that regular mainstream boards may have vt-d disabled, and K series processors may not. ...


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Probably not at commodity pricing for another few years. The current offerings are all high-end, using 10/40 Gbps connections and Nvidia Tesla cards. Even then, it's not directly usable for gaming or graphics, but more for CUDA processing. e.g. http://www.chelsio.com/gpudirect-rdma/


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I had the same problem. Also tried reinstalling my drivers, did not work. This is what worked for me: Right click "Start" and select "Control Panel" (Open classic Control Panel) In the right corner -> View by: "Small Icons" Display Change Display Settings Now you will see the traditional display configuration screen. Select ("black/gray") extended ...


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Don't be fooled by VirtualBox telling you that you have the latest version when using the Check for Updates... menu item, as that only reports minor updates. As Ramhound commented, there is a v5 line out that fixes the issue of installing Windows 10. You can see the latest major version as explained by JakeGould here. Download the latest VirtualBox and ...


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With a bit of reasoning and the help of some users in the comment section of my question I quickly came to the conclusion that my ghraphics card just died of old age. Installed in March 2011, it lasted around 5 years, and that's no surprise since that I used to use it quite a lot to play computer games etc. The red lines and random colored pixels make me ...


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Not with ethernet, but with PCIe and Thunderbolt. This article breaks down the external GPU (eGPU) landscape well. A number of companies sell PCIe/Thunderbolt enclosures. Some are limited by Thunderbolt's power, some have their own power. MSI GUS II using Thunderbolt and limited to 150W. Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Box using Thunderbolt 2, but only provides 25W. ...


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Which kind of screw do I need for attaching graphics card connnectors to plates? Hex Nut Screws How can I get more of them? Which name or reference do I need? You can do a quick search on the Internet for "Hex Nut Screws" but I did a quick search and found two locations to purchase from electronically. Amazon.com shows a whole kit that's ...


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This is an old card from 2003 build around the RV280 GPU.Searching on this GPU we find that it supports OpenGL 1.4. That means no hardware support for OpenGL 2.1. You either need a new card, or you need to emulate this in software. Emulating can work but will be very slow, making it a poor choice for gaming.


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Modern GPUs will run a hybrid mode where the drivers/GPU start streaming texture data from system RAM over the PCIe bus to make up for the "missing" RAM. Since system RAM is 3-5X slower than GDDR5 with much higher latency, running out of "VRAM" would translate into a slower application and significant FPS loss. However, the performance will be limited by ...


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If you're willing to risk breaking the card entirely (beyond any reasonable hope of repair), you can try certain things that may or may not help. Your success or failure with these remedies depends on certain things: Whether or not the remedy you're attempting is able to fix the specific problem you're having The degree to which you execute the procedure ...


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There's a few things to look at. The average "recommended power requirement" is a safe bet with a typical system though as always, your mileage may vary. I might choose to be nutty enough and somehow jam in a top of the line video card on a 5W processor and an emmc, or have a system with 6 hard disk drives or dual processors. The recommended power ...


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The PSU must be capable of more than YYY watts, but that's far from being the whole story. First, the fact that a PSU has YYY watts written on it, does not mean that it is capable of really delivering YYY watts continuously. Most PSUs will fall short of this maximum, sometimes even by as much as 10%, depending on their quality. Second, the card is not ...


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Not by Ethernet, but PC Mag ran a story last Sept on using a gaming card with a laptop connected via PCIe adapter card, Express Card, or Thunderbolt for Macbooks. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2984716/laptop-computers/how-to-transform-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-powerhouse-with-an-external-graphics-card.html The author uses a 2011 Thinkpad and under $200 ...


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The closest you can come to what you want is, if you're gaming via Steam, to use the in home streaming option to use your network to route the display from the a gaming desktop to your laptop and user input from the laptop to the desktop running the game. This would require a full desktop somewhere in your home instead of just a laptop + external GPU; but ...


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Could you please explain what it can be used for (I'm guessing the intentional use, but any other possible uses too) given that for a gaming PC one is most likely to utilize an external GPU? There are two uses I can think of for integrated video in enthusiast hardware: It can drive an additional monitor. Have one or two monitors driven by the ...


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Use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) is a tool precisely for situations like this - where there are existing drivers that have not or cannot be cleanly removed which prevent you from updating or installing new graphics drivers. DDU solves issues with unclean or incomplete driver installs/uninstalls by using its own, "brute ...


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A GPU is needed to produce the video signal that is sent to your monitor. Without one, you don't have a GUI. Some computers come with two graphics cards: integrated and discrete. Newer CPUs now have low-power GPUs built in; these GPUs are are the integrated ones, since they are a part of a greater processing unit. A Discrete GPU is its own unit and can be ...


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A virtual machine does not have access to physical device in your computer & hence you cannot install native drivers in the guest machine. All the devices are emulated by the virtual machine (Hypervisor if we are to say it more accurately) You should start with adding virtual guest additions & refer to learn how to emulate 2D/3D acceleration in ...


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How do I identify which of a series my AMD graphics card is? AMD (neƩ ATI) seem to be a bit reticent to make the information readily available. However, they have a page on identifying which model of graphics card you might have: Provided that the graphics drivers are correctly installed and functioning, the model of the graphics card may be found using ...


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The number of lanes available to a PCIe slot only determines the maximum amount of bandwidth available between the video card and the motherboard and has nothing to do with the maximum resolution a video card can display. Resolution is determined by the amount of memory the card has and the connection type to the screen (VGA, DVI, etc.) An x16 slot can ...


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According to the VGA pinout pin 9 sends +5V from the computer to the monitor. If you connect two computers together, they'll be sending +5V at each other. While this might not be enough to immediately damage the hardware, it's not something I would do long term. You can get a VGA dummy plug for under $20, it's not worth risking your hardware when an ...


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This feature is not yet supported in Virtualbox. Your only alternative virtualization software that supports this that I am aware of are Qemu and Xen and possibly VMWare. Most success tales of passing through GPUs to virtual machines come from either Qemu or Xen so I would suggest you turn towards that until Virtualbox supports this. There is a blog ...


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To answer why you see glitched black frame, Video files are not just consecutive images (like for example GIF format), they have various ways of compression. Here is a cool video explaining the compression taking place here (the explanation is ~first 3 minutes of the video). For some reason the browser doesn't load the first image in the video clip ...


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Both cards have their pros and cons: The GTX is much better at performance: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-Quadro-K4200-vs-Nvidia-GTX-980/2838vs2576 The GTX 980 is based on the newer second-generation Maxwell architecture, which means that it will more likely support newer technologies than the Quadro K4200 (which is still based on the ...


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Here is my suggestion for your problem: 1 To clarify things, dissconect all the components in your PC from the motherboard. Those are: RAM sticks , the graphics card , all HDD/CD-ROM cables, leaving only the power supply cables on the motherboard . (this is your buzzer) If the PC turns on, try adding one component at a time to identify the problem. ...



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