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Questions tagged [graphics-card]

An expansion card inserted into a motherboard for rendering graphics with enhanced performance over integrated graphics solutions.

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Black screen but GPU, LCD cable and panel are fine [Lenovo ThinkPad t440p]

Laptop was on when this happened: no beeps, no error messages, no reboots or system shutdowns, no nothing. The screen just went black while the rest of the device continued running. I’ve connected the ...
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Is it possible to check if the dedicated gpu is active or not + being monitored? (Nvidia Optimus)

I have a laptop (Msi GV62) with GTX 1050 graphics card and optimus system with it. And my question is, how can I check if optimus is active or not? If my dedicated graphics card is active in any way ...
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Is this a faulty video card?

I've recently bought a Thinkpad P1 with Xeon processor with an nVidia Quadro P2000 (with Max-Q Design, whatever that is) and I've been noticing some video artifacts. Recently, when a particular ...
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Resolution of exernal monitor connected through intel-virtual-output on manjaro

I am currently trying to utilize an external display in conjunction with the main screen for my laptop. Because my manjaro setup runs off of the integrated intel video card, but the included HDMI ...
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I have doubts about this gear [on hold]

I'm not sure if this subdomain is proper for this question but here goes. So, I believe it's time for me to upgrade my gaming PC. My gear is like this right now: Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) CPU: ...
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How is graphics RAM different from system RAM?

I know that a GPU and a CPU are fundamentally different things and why they both suck at doing the other's job. But what I don't get is why standard system RAM has always been a generation behind the ...
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Connecting 25+ bluetooth devices and 3+ displays [on hold]

I want to set up a special training room in the gym I work for, but being mostly a software guy, hardware is sometimes a mystery to me. The idea is the following: have 3+ displays showing videos of ...
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Displaylink USB dock or KVM switch? [on hold]

0 down vote favorite I just got a new PC at work (HP Z2 with Win10 x64), but for legacy product support I need to maintain a legacy machine (Dell Optiplex 9010) with Windows 7 x64 and x86 as well. IT ...
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Do USB3 to HDMI adapters have their own graphics card?

Just looking for confirmation here but do devices like this have their own graphics card built-in? I know it says "External video card" in the description but on many listings for devices like that, ...
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no display after installing graphic card

I have a PC with "gigabyte 1050 g1 series with ddr4 4gb ram and core i3 6300(maybe) and integrated Intel 53"0 GPU. Recently I bought a "zotac gtx 1050 to 4gb 128 bit". But when I plug it in there is ...
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Graphic Card on Gigabyte Aero 15X V8 has slowness

I have a graphics card problem on my Gigabyte Aero 15X V8, bought just 2 days ago on Amazon. No game is launched in Ultra quality when I think it can launch them, like Fallout 76 released today. I ...
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What is the most efficient virtual software for Windows VM on Linux? [on hold]

I am looking for most efficient VM software to run Windows machines on Linux - Mint** at the moment. *Virtualbox is ok, however, I have difficulties to properly assign video memory to my machine. VM ...
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How can I know how much dedicated video memory in AMD GPU (NOT Intel) and increase it? (Dual GPU Laptop)

Yo, I tried checking my AMD GPU Graphics card dedicated memory in my dual GPU laptop but I when I right-click on Desktop -> Screen Resolution then Advanced settings, I see only Intel and not AMD. So, ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Arrow shortcut doesn't work

I have my screen in a manner that it is very easy to rotate, which is very practical to read. I used to use this hotkey combination in the past, but it seems that it is not working anymore. I know I ...
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How to turn off NVIDIA 1060 card when it is not needed?

I have a Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop with an Intel CPU plus an NVIDIA GTX 1060 6G. I know it is possible to have the NVIDIA turned off (unpowered) when not gaming, to save battery life, and to have it ...
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How is it supposed to control GPU clocks and voltages on Linux?

I have several modern GPUs, both ATIs (lets take Polaris 480) and Nvidia(Lets take 1080) models. I am using them for various purposes, like mining, video rendering, physics processing. Each task is ...
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Why On board Intel and Dedicated Graphic cards are both enabled

I recently bought an Acer laptop which has On board Intel and Dedicated Graphic card(Nvidia) both enabled. Is this normal? As a test I disabled Intel graphic card and then did a Novabench ...
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Windows 10 can't select most resolutions once external monitor is connected

My laptop's native resolution is 1920 x 1080 59Hz, my external monitor's (Yiynova tablet) native resolution is 1024 x 600 60Hz. The tablet can only work if the displays are duplicated or if it's the ...
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Why would I have high CPU usage (single core) when running glxgears on a GPU?

When running glxgears (or any graphically intensive application) on linux I see 100% utilization of a single cpu core, even though I've confirmed it is using my Nvidia GPU as the renderer. Is that ...
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Laptop dual monitor start-up issue

I use a laptop (ASUS ROG G703GS-WS71 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop) and I have another monitor (ACER SA230, 23" monitor) connected to it through an HDMI cable. My laptop is fairly top of the line ...
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Image and sound freeze during gaming, after crash during nvidia gfx driver installation

I encountered crashes during gaming (like Doom etc.), meaning freezed image and sound. A bluescreen wasn't even shown and I had to turn off power. These crashes occured during workload, but no ...
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MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL rendering

I have installed MATLAB R2018b on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. When I open MATLAB in terminal, I get the following message: MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL rendering. Then, MATLAB opens and works. The ...
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Linux Mint 19 - only boots in recovery mode

I recently installed Linux Mint 19 (Tara) on a computer, but some problems occured: The computer only boots in recovery mode and no graphics drivers are found. My graphic card is a AMD Radeon HD 6670....
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Is it possible to add the monitor from the second GPU to the same x screen as the first GPU?

Manjaro. Gnome. Nvidia. I have two GPUs (ASUS 1070 both). Both GPUs and monitors are detected, but I cannot add the second monitor (the smallest, orange on the screenshot) to the X Screen 0. I can ...
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Nvidia GPU vs CPU benchmark: what kind of cpu they refer to?

I found that Nvidia GPU often has 10x improvement in speed than CPU. However, I did know what CPU they compare to. For example, for Tesla K80 (see below link) comparison, they did not specify the CPU. ...
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Cloning a 4K panel to a 1080p monitor

Okay first let me say this: I know that MANY people dont understand that cloning a monitor in windows means that BOTH monitors do have the same resolution. Now Im trying to do something that goes in ...
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Driving 3 external monitors on an HP Spectre x360

I just purchased an HP Spectre x360 as a machine for my home office. I also purchased 3 27 inch 1080p Samsung monitors. When I'm in my office I prefer to use my external monitors. The only problem ...
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really weird Black icons/Screen flickering,

When I open Radeon settings and browse my Desktop has a weird behavior: if I pass with my mouse over the icons they become black (around the icon) and if I select something left clicking and holding ...
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GPU video output is not working and I don't have onboard graphics

I just built a system with a x8dah+ mobo that was refurbished and has two xeons on it. I installed a gtx 1060 from evga bstock on it and am using a 750w psu to power the system. The issue when I turn ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 3 - “watchdog: BUG: soft lockup: - CPU#1 stuck for 22s! [migration/1:15]”

I am trying to install Ubuntu Mate on my Acer Aspire 3, with AMD Ryzen 3 2200U and AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, currently running Windows 10. When I boot from a USB and select "Install Ubuntu Mate" I ...
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Why did clearing my Windows 10 memory cache make my game run better?

I recently purchased a new graphics card, and was hoping to see increased performance out of my games. While I did see a huge performance increase, I am still plagued with graphics hitching (...
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Which processor is better for multitasking and processing - GeForce940MX (4GB) or Geforce MX150 (2GB)? [closed]

I'm really confused between 2 laptops. I know MX150 is newer but it has only 2GB RAM. 940MX is old but has 4GB RAM. Both laptops have almost same configurations (i7 8th generation, 8GB RAM) but I'm ...
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My laptop screen stopped working in Windows but still works in Linux; I pinned down the issue but need help fixing it [on hold]

I'll cut to the chase: I have MSI GE60-2pf with Nvidia 860M and Intel HD 4600 graphics, with Win7 on it(back then). One day I rebooted, while having my external monitor set as main display(I didnt do ...
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Using graphics card in VM environment

I need to utilize a graphics card when working on a VMWare VM. I googled this but the articles were too technical for me. Can someone plainly explain what is the configuration for doing this. Can ...
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HP Omen desktop PC displays odd pattern on screen, then crashes

I have an HP Omen which I bought in January. It’s an HP Omen 870 with an Intel® Core™ i5-7600K processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics card 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM, and a 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard ...
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Can I get more FPS in games and faster GPU-bound processing by adding extra GPUs to my desktop?

I recently bought a modern PC with an Nvidia 1050Ti GPU, and I also have in my collection some older/weaker GPUs like 1030GT, 9800GT, 9600GT, 750Ti and GTS240. All of them being from Nvidia, can I ...
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How to run a ffmpeg code on a GPU?

we have written a short code in C code to read a video file, using common libraries as libavcodec, libavformat etc.. The code is running smoothly but only using the CPU resources. We'd need to run the ...
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Dell latitude E5530 external graphics card (eGPU)

I have a 2013-ish Dell Latitude E5530 and I would really like to connect an external graphics card to it using one of the internal mini PCI-e slots or the 54mm express card slot. But I don't know ...
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Can I have a usb 3.0 adapter for PCI, my PC does not have extra PCI e port

My problem is my motherboard has 2 PCI port and one PCI Express* x16 port. I really wish to have both usb 3.0 card adapter in my PC as well as a graphics card. It's very old, and I don't plan to get a ...
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Does Intel Iris UHD 630 support 3 1080p monitors?

I'm building a set of office PCs containing the i5-8600 CPU. Most people use three monitors and I would like to avoid having a dedicated GPU. Intel claims to support a three monitor setup using their ...
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GTX1080 no video after installing GPUTweakII [closed]

So as the title says I installed GPUTweakII and restarted after installing, now I have no graphics output and I keep getting post code d6 on my MSI x370 motherboard even with my GTX1080 installed. No ...
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Graphics card fans not spinning while physical temperature increases

Background: I recently acquired a second hand MSI (NVidia) GTX 980 (it was for a very low price, could not resist). The previous owner had used it for bitcoin mining. The fan cable appears to have ...
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Cooling a GPU whose fan is blocked by PCI card [closed]

First, I am using the NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower for my system. I currently have a small NVIDIA GT710 with passive cooling (heatsink) and I am about to get a ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition. I want to ...
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White Lines and Code 43 on GTX 560

I bought an ASUS GeForce GTX 560 1GB six years ago, and it's been keeping me company for a long time without any issues. I'm on a Gigabyte Z77-D3H board with 24GB RAM (as one RAM slot is broken; the ...
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Video card breaks after adding ram

I have an old HP xw4600 desktop computer that has been swapping a lot lately (even more after every firefox/chrome etc update) so I thought I keep it alive a little bit longer by doubling it's ram, ...
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Does a USB-C graphic adapter need as much CPU power as a USB 3.0 adapter does?

I have an i-tec USB 3.0 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter - Display Port from which uses a display-link driver. However, this setup uses a huge amount of processor power as it emulates a graphic card. I ...
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4.5m DisplayPort to HDMI cable does not work

I connected my Desktop PC to a monitor via a 4.5m long DisplayPort to HDMI cable, but the monitor does not receive any input signals. What I have tried so far: I changed the cable but got same ...
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I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with a 620 graphics, and I cannont turn down the brightness.

It's been like that since I got it. I found an answer on here and tried to use it, but it did not work on mine. Although, when I went to Device manager, then to the graphics, a message appeared that ...
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How can I increase the amount of VRAM for my Windows 10 VM in VirtualBox?

My system specs: Windows 10 32-bit, and I have a 64-bit version. 3gb of RAM Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT (Total Graphics Memory: 2046 MB, Dedicated Video Memory: 512 MB, Shared System ...
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I am running two Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO's and want to run 3 monitors with Win 10.

However I don't have the SLI bridge to connect them together. Both of the cards are using the standard DVIx2 connections on the back but when i connect the third monitor it isn't seen. What am I ...