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How does one manually restart graphics drivers?

To reset the graphics stack in Windows, press Win+Ctrl+Shift+B.
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

I have been digging around this problem for two days, and found few types of solutions: Universal solution, software program PersistentWindows, which saves all windows position and monitors display. ...
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Confirm correctly working of hardware acceleration in Chrome (Windows 7)?

The overview on chrome://gpu/ is unreliable. If there's an error on initializing hardware acceleration, Chrome quietly falls back to software decoding despite it still saying "Hardware ...
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OpenGL 2.1 or higher for Windows XP

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 ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

I had this issue with my Radeon R9, all I did was to disable the GPU scalling at AMD Catalyst. But for some reason still occurs, first backup your registry! Then open your windows registry and go to: ...
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ATI and Ctrl+Shift+F11

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/...
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Are the Radeon R5 230 and HD 6450 the same video card?

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 ...
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What is 'clean install' vs 'install' in AMD Graphics software?

Install - regular install without removing old drivers/software. Clean Install - use in a situation like an upgrade from previous version. The clean install will remove the old drivers first and then ...
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Linux - How to overclock ATI Radeon GPU - Sapphire R9 270

You need to use the amdconfig tool that comes with the AMD Drivers. If you do amdconfig --help you'll get something like: AMD Overdrive (TM) options: The following options are used to get and set ...
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How does one manually restart graphics drivers?

You could also use ToastyX's awesome restart utilty. Inside the CRU zip file downloaded from the link above, you'll find two utilities named restart.exe and restart64.exe that can be used to restart ...
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VGA temperature is allegedly 511 °C

If it was a proper value, your computer would have caught fire, I think. Notice: decimal 511 = binary 111111111. This may be a software bug or a sensor error. I mean: something didn't know what the ...
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Windows Creators Update broke my AMD driver - how can I fix it?

It seems that Microsoft or AMD have decided to ship an "update" to the driver, which actually just ends up disabling it. Presumably this is due to its unsupported nature and in order to drive more ...
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OpenGL 2.1 or higher for Windows XP

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 ...
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AMD Graphics card not showing its make and model

How do I identify which of a series my AMD graphics card is? AMD (neé ATI) seem to be a bit reticent to make the information readily available. However, they have a page on identifying which model of ...
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How to know what is the maximum supported resolution by my GPU?

The first result on Google for AMD radeon HD 8600/8700M is this page: http://www.amd.com/en-gb/products/graphics/notebook/8700m-8800m It includes a link to a PDF document for full specifications for ...
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Broken mouse cursor on main monitor, Windows 7 64 Bit, ATI Radeon HD 7870

UPDATE: It seems for me that the new AMD beta drivers (version 14.6, downloadable here) fixes the problem. At least for me. I downloaded them one week ago when I still had mouse corruption issues with ...
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AMD Radeon R9 graphics card won't display my second screen

This is because your XFX Radeon R9 280 Double Dissipation Edition video card only has one DVI-I connection. The other DVI connection is DVI-D and can't be adapted to VGA. Output - DL-DVI-I : 1 ...
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Fully removing Flash Player from Windows 8.1

"I'd like to remove Flash Player" Adobe provides an uninstaller. Download the uninstaller for Flash Player. Exit all browsers and other programs that use Flash. Run the uninstaller. ...
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what is the difference between Radeon Software Crimson and AMD Catalyst Control Center

Comments pretty much covered the gist but here's an answer anyway... AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the new Control Panel software for AMD graphics cards. It's basically a UI upgrade from the ...
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Laptop brightness adjustment not working AMD graphics card

This issue affects lots of AMD cards and drivers. The fix is as follows. Go to the registry editor (start > regedit) Change both of the following registries to 0 KMD_EnableBrightnessInterface2 ...
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Will installing Debian firmware affect Windows 10?

Well, you already have an answer at Unix SE. I’ll repeat the facts quickly: This type of firmware is saved in volatile memory (no flashing involved) It will typically not affect Windows at all You ...
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Can I use both Integrated and Discrete graphics for increased FPS?

You cannot combine their power. To do so would require a lot of management and knowledge of the strengths of each GPU and preferably game support as well. Ideally graphics processors require ...
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Does radeon.hw_i2c=1 has any thing to do with temperature readings?

I am able to read the temperature from my AMD Radeon HD 8670 / R7 250 card (OLAND chipset family) using Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.14. $ sensors […] radeon-pci-0100 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: ...
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Graphic driver not supported in Windows 8

I had this problem as well. This is how is solved it: I was using a HP Pavillion notebook with AMD Radeon GPU. PROBS: dxdiag showed display was working OK with all direct X Features enabled, BUT ...
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How does one manually restart graphics drivers?

You could also try: Go to Device Manager > Display Adapters Select "Scan for hardware changes" If I leave my Win 7 machine on overnight at work, the resolution drops on one of the monitors. Altering ...
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Does adding more RAM affect the frame rate in games?

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. ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't recognize my graphics card

It looks like you are missing the drivers for your video adapter. Install the motherboard drivers, mainly the chipset and display adatper and you should see the name change to something other than ...
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How to set a custom resolution on amd graphics card?

First, upscaling isn't useful for what you're trying to do. I would put it back to the default. Second, Virtual Super Resolution (like nVidia's Dynamic Super Resolution) will disable your ability to ...
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How can I improve yellow tint of on monitor?

The monitors are calibrated differently - though they might not be "wrong" as opposed to different. It feels like different colour temperatures to me. The 'classic' colour temperature most higher end ...
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