Questions tagged [nvidia-graphics-card]

This tag is for a series of graphics cards made by Nvidia. Use this tag if your question is about installing, configuring, troubleshooting or otherwise using Nvidia graphics cards and related drivers or software.

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How to disable the screen orientation hotkeys in Windows (XP)?

I'm using Eclipse in Windows XP. One of my favorite shortcuts is CTRL+ALT+DOWN (or CTRL+ALT+UP) to duplicate a line. I just found that on this machine (XP ThinkPad, with NVIDIA graphics driver), ...
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Disable Alt + Arrow display flip keyboard shortcut

Whenever I click Alt + Arrow up/Arrow down my screen will do an unwanted flip. I'd like to disable this shortcut behaviour. I've already looked at Super User question How to stop my laptop's ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: C:\...
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Split monitor into virtual monitors

I'm searching for a solution to split one physical monitor into two( or more?) virtual monitors. Let's say I've a monitor (monitor_a) with the resolution of 1920*1080. Now I want this monitor_a to ...
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How to disable monitor auto detection in Windows 7?

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a dual monitor setup with an NVIDIA 7950 GT graphics card. One monitor is dedicated to this machine and the other monitor is connected to a DVI ...
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What is the difference between the different nVidia Quadro drivers?

I have a nVidia Quadro FX 1700 graphics card and there are different drivers offered at the nVidia driver page: Quadro ODE Graphics Driver Quadro Performance Driver Quadro Partner Certified Driver ...
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Why does Nvidia create UpdatusUser account and is this a security issue?

While doing a backup I have found out the existence of an account called UpdatusUser on my Windows 7 box. It doesn't appear in the account management section of the control panel. Searching on the ...
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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA 122-...
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PC with 32 screen matrix freaks

I've just finished building a new control room at work. It has 32 monitors and the plan was to have a single computer powering it. The old room had a few computers with odd screens keyboards/mice ...
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GPU struggles only in the primary PCIe slot. Is this a motherboard issue?

When my GPU is in the primary PCIe slot, I sometimes get loads of garbled sound when I run the audio through the HDMI. The GPU also performs far worse on benchmarks. In the primary slot I get 30 ...
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Can I safely delete the files created by NVIDIA display drivers?

Every time I install a NVIDIA driver the files get unzipped into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver. I assume the setup copies the files to another location and this unzipped data is only useful for the ...
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How can I know about compute capability and sm of my Graphics card?

I know I can get the compute capabilty by just visiting this official cuda page, or this wiki page. But I dont know how I am supposed to find the sm of my card. Is this short for shader model? or ...
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Can I force my laptop to use NVIDIA instead of Intel?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 525M and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card; My problem is the default card is the Intel one, and it provides a very bad performance with ...
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How to run Google Chrome with NVIDIA card (Optimus)?

How can I tell NVIDIA Optimus to always run Google Chrome on my NVIDIA (rather than Intel) card? The "Run with graphics processor: NVIDIA" option doesn't seem to have any effect, and NVIDIA for some ...
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Is it possible to get the serial number of a GPU without opening the case?

I have an Nvidia GPU GTX 470 - Can I get it's serial number with out opening the case? EDIT Thanks for all the comments: I tried the Device path as well as the WMIC command (which are the same ...
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How can I identify which processes are using the GPU?

Is there any way to find out which process is using the GPU for intensive calculations? (OpenCL, CUDA, etc? Primarily OpenCL?) e.g. if you run an OpenCL-powered video transcoder, you'll see nothing ...
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Remove NVIDIA Update and UpdatusUser

Does anyone know how to remove the UpdatusUser user created by installing the NVIDIA driver? Or better yet, how to install the drivers in such a way that UpdatusUser won't even be created? I have ...
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Philips Brilliance monitor periodically shifts screen by 2 pixels and cuts off screen borders

I noticed a strange issue with my new Philips Brilliance 242B7 (23.8") monitor: more or less every 5 minutes, the image moves 2 pixels vertically or horizontally. The problem is that when the image ...
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Is it possible to use a nVidia GPU to render graphics if the monitor is connected to the motherboard video port?

I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, which has an integrated Intel HD 4600 GPU; I also have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 TI graphics card; currently, my monitor is connected to the graphics card and the ...
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Is my GPU dying?

I temporarily disable ECC memory protection on a NVIDIA K20m (device 0 in my node) and now I cannot bring it back to work again. Before that it was working properly with ECC enabled. So, here is what ...
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how to disable "intel display power saving technology"

I'm using a Dell Vostro 5490 running Windows 10. Under "display adapters," for me it says Intel(R) UHD Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 I tried disabling the Intel Display Power Saving Technology, ...
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Chrome HTML5 videos in fullscreen are black when Intel graphics are enabled OR hardware acceleration is enabled

Chrome: 51.0.2704.106 m (64-bit) QUADRO M1000M NVIDIA supplied drivers, delivered via device manager force update (update did not affect the issue): 10.18.13.5474 Intel HD Graphics 530: 10.18.15.4285 ...
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Brightness settings gone, how do I bring it back?

I have a VAIO CW laptop with Windows 7 x64, and after installing new NVIDIA drivers, my screen brightness controls are no longer available. (Not in the control center, not in the power options, ...
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Which video drivers should I install. X.Org X Server or Nvidia Binary Drivers

So i just installed ubuntu and now I'm updating my video drivers. I am present with the following choices. Which one should i pick. And if possible, why? Are there some advantages over the other?
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Linux: How to run a script when an external monitor is connected?

How can I detect when an external monitor is connected in linux? I need to run various scripts to set up my workspace. Is there some clever way to kick off a script when the monitor state has ...
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Did my graphics card (GPU) burn out?

My PC is (well, was, actually) running an NVIDIA GTX460 2GB graphics card manufactured by Asus. Yesterday I was playing some League of Legends when all of a sudden my screen froze and became filled ...
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What single nVidia card will drive three monitors? [closed]

I'm seeing a lot of conflicting information, on Super User and the web in general, about nVidia cards running three monitors. The opinions I have found so far include: no single nVidia card can run ...
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Dual monitors - detect if other monitor is on?

I run two separate monitors to the back of my graphics card which happens to accept 2 DVI inputs. I am running Windows 7. 80% of the time, I just require one monitor on, and just use the 2nd monitor ...
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How do I list which applications are currently using the discrete GPU?

I'm (as far as I know) not currently using any graphically intensive applications that needs the discrete GPU, but the keyboard icon that signifies that the discrete GPU is being used is flashing on ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration and Xinerama for multi-monitor/multi-GPU in Linux

My current setup is three monitors connected as follows (monitors listed from left to right): GPU0 (nVidia GTX 280): - Dell 2405FPW (1920x1200) - Dell U2410 (1920x1200) GPU1 (nVidia 210): - ...
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ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor Windows and DisplayPort issue

I have an ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor plugged onto the DisplayPort output of an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4G. The monitor is configured to use DisplayPort 1.2. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The ...
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Activate the 9400 graphics in a unibody macbook pro on bootcamp windows

The Macbook pro unibody has two graphic cores: the 9600 and the 9400. When running OS X you can choose which core you want to use. How do you disable the 9600 and use the 9400 instead on Windows (...
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Does Windows 7 support multiple simultaneous nVidia graphics cards with different drivers?

On one of my dev machines at work (currently running XP), I have two nVidia graphics cards: Quadro NVS 440 (my original card, for my three primary monitors) GeForce GTX 275 (just added, for CUDA ...
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Windows 7: Switching between Nvidia GPU and onboard intel HD graphics in desktop PC

I have a desktop computer with an Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 motherboard (Z68 chipset) and an EVGA GTX 770 GPU. The GTX 770 is great for gaming, but it runs quite hot, the dual fans are noisy, draws a ...
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NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?

I am using the NVidia GeForce GT745M card, and I am receiving the following error code in Device Manager: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) Looking at the ...
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3 or 4 monitors with Nvidia and Ubuntu

I saw that someone was running 3 monitors with Ubuntu 8.10 and two Nvidia cards (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27113/how-to-use-3-monitors). I was curious if you can do this with Xinerama, a ...
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how to underclock an nvidia GPU on Windows?

i wanted to know if there exist a software that can do that? my card is nvidia 7600GT
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Very poor performance on GTX460, clock speed constantly high?

I'm running Windows 7 (64Bit) with GTX460 Nvidia graphics card. I used to get great performance on every single game I played, including latest titles such as Battlefield 3 and Tribes Ascend. I ...
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X server on NVIDIA card with no screen

I have a rather unique situation where I have a server with an NVIDIA graphics card installed that we need to have X server running on however the server lives on a rack with no monitor. The reason ...
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Can't disable dynamic contrast ratio (or auto brightness) on new gaming PC

I asked this on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/718dw8/cant_disable_dynamic_contrast_ratio_or_auto/ So I got my new gaming PC a couple of days ago for Battlefield 1 and PUBG, ...
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How to delete/change nVidia hotkeys?

I have the following setup: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600), 4G of Memory, LOTS of free space NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT [Display adapter] Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (23.1"vis, s/n ...
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Nvidia graphics card no longer works in Windows 10 (error: Code 43) but works in Ubuntu

Currently, when I boot into Windows, one monitor stays black (undetected), and the other can only display 800x600 resolution. When I look at Device Manager > Display Adapters > NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Which process is using a Linux kernel module?

I am trying to run this command: # rmmod nvidia But I get: ERROR: Module nvidia is in use How can I know which process(es) is/are using the nvidia module?
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How to underclock a graphic card?

I have a problem with my graphic card. When I am playing games on my computer, I have a weird image display: And the game just freezes and it becomes impossible to play. I tried to find answers by ...
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Nvidia control panel alternative

There was a software which allows the user to edit per-executable nvidia settings and allows user to unlocks old applications to use the nvidia graphics instead of Intel GPU. Can you give me names of ...
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Failing to load libGL.so.1 after installing bumblebee

I am running Linux Mint 15 64bit. My laptop has a Geforce 640M Optimus card, so I installed bumblebee according to the installation instructions (Basic Setup). Using optirun to run programs (e.g. ...
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Windows 10 Remote Desktop With RemoteFX and Hardware h.264 Using Nvidia NVENC

I have Windows 10 Pro as a server and Windows 10 Pro as a client. Server has a GTX 1070 card with the latest driver and is fully NVENC capable of h.264 / AVC 444 hardware encoding. Steam streaming ...
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Laptop + 2 Displays Issue

I'd like to extend the display of my ASUS N53SV-SZ038V to two external monitors. The laptop has one HDMI output and one VGA output. I have each connected to an external monitor. The problem is that ...
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how is nvidia 3d vision achieved exactly

in my company we have been using stereoscopic shutter glasses for years together with fast crt screens able to handle vertical refresh rates > 120Hz. Lately it is getting extremely hard to find such ...
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In Linux, how do I correctly configure display geometry with multiple monitors on multiple GPUs (Intel and nVidia)?

I want a triple monitor setup to work correctly. My setup is as follows: Linux Mint 16 x64 Intel Core i5-2500k GeForce GTX 560 Ti Cu II A monitor on the far right connected to the motherboard (...
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