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It is actually neither. It is software that uses your graphics card to do work that would normally be done on the CPU otherwise. It is therefore decided on a per application basis to support hardware acceleration, as it is something that must be coded by the programmer. As an example, Flash supports it for Windows, but not for Linux or Macs.


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Hardware acceleration is where certain processes - usually 3D graphics processing - is performed on specialist hardware on the graphics card (the GPU) rather than in software on the main CPU. In general you should always enable hardware acceleration as it will result in better performance of your application. This will usually be a higher frame rate (the ...


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Firefox 4 disables hardware acceleration for certain graphics chipsets they feel are unreliable. To check from within Firefox whether GPU acceleration is enabled, type in about:support in your address bar and press Enter. Then look in the Grahpics section. If it's enabled, the lines labeled Direct2D Enabled and DirectWrite Enabled will say true. ...


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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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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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Follow these steps: Right click on the desktop and select select Screen Resolution On the window that opens up, click on the Advanced Settings link Select the Troubleshoot tab, then click Change Settings Move the Hardware acceleration slider towards none to reduce or turn off video hardware acceleration. d. Click OK, and then click Restart Now. If it is ...


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I can't give you any specific hardware recommendations. In your case I think it's mostly CPU that you can improve. Just buy the best you can get for money — Intel's i7 are quite the workhorses now. Then again, it all depends on the codec. If you have a quad core and a poor codec, it will only use 25% of your CPU. I've experienced this myself: On the ...


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Yes, SketchUp can take advantage of hardware acceleration. In SketchUp navigate to the Window menu. Click Preferences -> OpenGL Check Use hardware acceleration and hit OK. A better video card will definitely improve performance. SketchUp is highly dependent on GPU power. From the words of Google: We recommend any graphics card that fully supports ...


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In my case the graphic corruption disappeared after adding the parameter -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true


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I hope I interpreted your question correctly. From Intel's Quick Sync page: Many independent software vendors (ISVs) have begun optimizing their products for this new technology, including: Arcsoft MediaConverter Arcsoft MediaImpression Badaboom Media Converter Corel Digital Studio CyberLink MediaEspresso (you've tried that) CyberLink ...


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To the best of my knowledge, the VMWare virtual CPU (the CPU that the guest sees) doesn't include hardware virtualization support. (Certainly it doesn't on our VMWare cluster.) This means that enabling or disabling hardware acceleration for a second-level guest shouldn't make any difference, just as it would make no difference for a guest on a physical ...


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The Problem and Diagnosis Some (unknown) combination of the following factors contributed to seeing this rendering error: Nvidia NVS300 graphics Nvidia driver version 8.17.12.5993 (signed on 10/16/2010) Windows 7 32-bit Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 version 14.0.6123.5001 The "Disable hardware graphics acceleration" checkbox under Word Options ...


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I tried to find definitive system requirements for Silverlight but the info is pretty sparse. Check out the following requirements from the MSDN site - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd833062%28v=VS.95%29.aspx This MSDN Blog gives additional detail - ...


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Sounds like your graphics drivers are missing. Go to Dell Enter your service tag number. Download "video" drivers for your laptop Install. Hopefully Dell have the correct details for your laptop.


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This seems to have something to do with the browser's use of hardware acceleration. In my case, disabling hardware acceleration in the browser resolved the problem. To do this: Open the Options screen (Firefox menu at the top, then Options -> Options). Select the 'Advanced' Pane and then the 'General' Tab. In the Browsing section, locate the checkbox for ...


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With that processor board, you have a system processor (also sometimes called host processor) connected to an auxiliary processor that the system processor gives work to and controls. If it were closely coupled to the host processor, over a system or special-purpose bus and sharing the instruction set architecture, it would be a co-processor. A loosely ...


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Do a full uninstall of the Flash player on your windows machines using a tool like Revouninstaller to remove even the bits that are normally left behind. You'll need to remove both the versions for IE and FF/Chrome as they're technically different programs on your computer. Then clean your temp files completely using a tool like CCleaner. Then make sure ...


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If you have a discrete video card you'll probably want to at least try Hardware Acceleration. Though some drivers and models of cards may have compatibility issues and you may end up turning it off. Basically, as you've stated, the acceleration off-loads the processing of the graphics to the GPU. As the web has become more graphically rich, the graphical ...


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The 945GME's OpenGL support is software rendering. From the linked Wikipedia page: The GMA 950 shares the same architectural weakness as the GMA 900: no hardware geometry processing. Neither basic hardware transform and lighting, nor more advanced vertex shaders are handled in the GMA hardware, these are only accessible via Software Rendering.


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In general terms (not AVS-specific): Monitor your system while your transcode is running. If your CPU utilization is high, you're waiting on your CPU. A faster one or one with more cores (assuming software support for more cores) will improve your transcode times. If your CPU utilization is low, you're probably waiting on disk access. The biggest ...


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For windows, yes, for mac, maybe, for linux, there's no mention of it. source On windows Video hardware acceleration support Flash Player 10.3 supports hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video on Windows and Mac computers with supported hardware and drivers, providing enhanced video performance. For the latest information on ...


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To save battery power with you laptop, I would recommend the Intel VGA, if everything runs fine with the Intel, you should always use it. If you face any problems with it (videos not playing smooth or something like that), then you should change to the ATI. The video file formats which can be played do not depend on your hardware, only the capability of ...


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If it's an ExpressCard then there is connectivity for PCI-E x1. You could in theory therefore take something like this PCI-E x1 9500GT card a make a homebrew adapter for it. (Or even use x8/x16 card with it: like this guy did). Slightly risky proposition really and I'm not sure it's worth it, but it might be a fun project and you'd probably get a slashdot ...


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From what I can tell (I haven't actuall yused it personally yet) it uses Hyper-V VMs and RDP + RemoteFX, so you'll be limited to the capabilites/requirments of RemoteFX. Apparently RemoteFX will handle upto 4 monitors @1280 x 1024 in a 'VM setting', if your dedecated GPU has >275MB. Less monitors/more video RAM as you increase resolution. Check out: ...


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Fraps shows the current FPS when a game or application uses DX Hardware/Video Acceleration. Also, the Wikipedia page lists some of the applications, KMPlayer is not listed among them, but it's obviously not the full list.


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It is difficult to disable hardware acceleration only for a single application, because the graphic pipeline used to render images is not implemented in the application but in your system. I would suggest the following: Try switching your interface to Windows Classic. That would render your graphics using GDI+ engine rather than DirectX. Try using ...


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If you want to know if your system is able to do hardware acceleration at all, a way could be to see if your web browser is using HW acceleration. Here's a way how to find out in Firefox. Note that if your browser uses it, it means your system supports it, BUT when the browser doesn't use it, it DOESN'T mean your system is not capable of HW acceleration ...


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It seems that editing that setting in the Java Control Panel causes the file C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties (Or whereever %appdata% points to) to get a line: deployment.javaws.jre.1.args=-Dsun.java2d.d3d\=false That's per user settings, there's also a system settings option, that may be in All Users, not ...


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I've also recently become a victim of this, except my discrete card is Nvidia. Fundamentally it is a Windows issue since Linux works just fine with 3 monitors (2 on Intel, third on Nvidia). A lot of people have posted about having this issue and being unable to resolve it. A few have managed to recover. The only solution I've seen people always have ...


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As we can see here the Inspiron 1525 can contain one of many CPU's ranging from a lowly Celeron 540, through a Pentium Dual-Core T2330 and on up to a Core 2 Duo T8300. As you can see there is three series of processors that could have been used in the laptop, all of those labeled and Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium Dual-Core certainly do not support VT-x ...



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