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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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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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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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You are right: HDMI, DP and DVI-D use digital signals, while VGA uses analog signals. You'll need to buy adapters that convert those digital inputs to analog outputs (so yeah, no "passive" adapters). VGA degrades quality quickly with bad/long cables as well as with high resolution displays (it'll need to send analog signals, changing the output voltage at ...


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The screen-size on the Yoga 2 laptop is much larger. Dxdiag shows : Display Mode: 3200 x 1800 (32 bit) (60Hz). As per your tests the Yoga 2 is blazingly fast when using the same resolutions, this is probably a hardware limitation on the performance of the embedded Intel HD Graphics 4400 card. Embedded video controllers are usually much slower than ...


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I ran into this problem on Windows 7 with an AMD card. I don't know what that key combination is supposed to do, but it seems to switch to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution. Correcting the resolution/bit depth To fix the problem, you need to return to normal resolution (and bit depth). You can do this with either the Windows "Screen Resolution" menu or in ...


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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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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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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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The point of the 2 is to enable your laptop to use a lower battery consumption when you don't need the power of a high-spec GPU. Most of the things you do on the laptop probably don't need high-spec graphics. There should be an application running that associates applications with each graphics card. So if you are not bothered about battery life, simply ...


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The limit of six USB-connected monitors is imposed by the USB Adapters you're using. How many USB monitors can be supported by a single PC? Up to 6 USB displays are supported on a PC, and up to 4 displays on a Mac. Under Windows Multipoint Server, up to 14 USB clients are supported. http://www.displaylink.com/for-business/common_questions.php


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There's four main reason for them, the benefits of each are debatable: Aesthetics, some people prefer it to the look of a bare PCB Rigidity, depending on how it's constructed it can help prevent "drooping" of larger/heavier cards once they are installed in a case; potentially reducing stress on the PCIe slot. Cooling/Heat dissipation, arguably the metal ...


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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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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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The Radeon R5 230 is a rebranded Radeon HD 6450. They use the same underlying GPU and differ only by memory speed. The Radeon HD 6450 uses a TeraScale 2 (VLIW5) architecture "Caicos" GPU with 160 shader cores operating at 625 MHz. Memory is 512 MB to 1 GB of either DDR3 or GDDR5 at up to 900 MHz. Specifications: Wikipedia, AMD. The Radeon R5 230 has the ...


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You need to have two DisplayPort 1.2 connections in order to run at 5120x2880 with 60Hz refresh rate. A GeForce GTX 960 is currently the cheapest way to get proper support for 5K on this Dell monitor. As mentioned, as long as you only want to use it for everyday work (CUDA acceleration in certain Adobe applications such as After Effects or Premiere may ...


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With newer model Motherboards, such as the Z77-G45 Gaming board, you can enable a setting called IGD Multi-Monitor. This allows you to use your Motherboards specific display driver as an active display, alongside your Graphics Card. If you pin through your Motherboard BIOS settings, and search for this option, you should be able to accomplish this task. ...


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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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Your hard drive is failing and should be replaced as soon as possible. When your hard drive encounters bad sectors, it moves the data located there to a special spare area in a process called sector reallocation. The presence of bad sectors on a hard drive indicates degrading disk media, which can eventually lead to drive failure. A hard drive undergoing ...


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Go with the 750 watt power supply. It will be able to handle your system. I had a 500 watt power supply before and had issues with the computer shutting down due to high load from the graphics card when I upgraded to an i7 CPU and 970GTX graphics card.


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CPUs are SISD, GPUs are SIMD. SISD is an acronym for Single Instruction, Single Data. CPUs are good in performing sequential operations: take this, do that, move it there, take another one, add them both together, write to a device, read response, and so on. They execute mostly simple operations that take one or two values and return one value. SIMD is ...


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Given that the server is not located near your computer, the answer is always going to be no. When you connect to the server over the internet, it will take time for a package to go from your pc, to your ISP, to the ISP of the server to the server, and then back again to your pc following that same route. This can mean that for each packet, it can take ...


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A modern graphics processor is a highly complex device and can have thousands of processing cores. The Nvidia GTX 970 for example has 1664 cores. These cores are grouped into batches that work together. For an Nvidia card the cores are grouped together in batches of 16 or 32 depending on the underlying architecture (Kepler or Fermi) and each core in that ...


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I doubt the problem is bottle-necking. This seems to be a common PSU problem. In my opinion, coolmax is not an entirely reliable brand. As I can see from your PSU, it has three 12v rails (two at 18amp 1 at 15amp). You may be drawing a little too much juice from your PSU, especially since low end brands have < 85% efficiency. So 600w becomes 500w or ...


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There is simply no way to use a passive adapter as DVI-D/Display Port/HDMI are a complete other technology than VGA. VGA uses analogue signals whereas DVI-D/Display Port/HDMI use digital signals. DVI-I uses also analogue signals therefore you can have a passive adapter from DVI-I to VGA.


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A MXM V3.0 card can be replaced, that is true. Carefull: They come in 2 formfactors, A and B and the B modules might not fit if your current is an A. But your laptop can only handle a GPU with a TDP of 75W with it's cooling (so says the service manual) and with the 675M it is already running on the edge. It gets bloody hot already. Any faster GPU will ...


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The only thing adding more ram will likely affect is the loading time between areas of the game. The more ram you have the more areas that can be kept "in memory" and will have faster access times. FPS is very tightly linked to the performance of your video card above any other factor, using a laptop you do not have many options for improving that.


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500W is a recommendation, but your system will most likely use much less than that. Anandtech's review of the 270X shows around 250W while gaming, and under 300W max running FurMark. There are many other reviews along these lines. The Corsair VS450 isn't the greatest PSU in the world, but should power the 270X. Seeing that other GPUs work with the ...


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You could go VGA -> VGA for the first display and then get an HDMI -> DVI-D adapter for the second display. A quick Google search will show many results for the converter cable.



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