Log in to GeForce experience using your favourite spam email address, with info as true / alternative to true as you feel comfortable with. Now you can get driver updates, and need not be worried about what NVIDIA knows about you. You could tell them as much as you tell Superuser, and it will work fine.
The Intel integrated graphics adapter in your computer is most probably
the source of the problem.
The thread Force 4:3 ratio / pillarbox with 540M explains it :
Your "problem" is not a problem at all but its the nature of your
machine. You have an "Optimus" system which means you have an intel
graphics processor and an Nvidia.
You do not have ...
On the NVidia Control Panel you can choose which graphic card to use, but you can not know which graphic card is running.
If you just want to know which graphic card is running, you can have an icon in the notification area which show the running graphic card.
Here is the explanation to enable it according to acer website:
1 - Click Start and then ...
Not even now. Every time I need to install something from Nvidia at work that requires network connectivity, I need to switch my dev rig from my work line to a different ISP entirely to avoid proxies.
They completely lock down all UI options until you've signed in (which you can't do behind a proxy!) and even after you've "unlocked" access to ...
So after a lengthy process of many different methods I finally stumbled upon one that works:
This is for a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca)
update completely sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade
Add 'nomodeset' to the grub loader i.e. sudo nano /etc/default/grub should look like this:
Its not possible (least the way you want to do it), and its worth looking at the competition to understand why.
Adobe's Photoshop (which I suppose is the gold standard for graphics editing software these days) is explicitly designed to use the GPU in order to render and do various transforms and other processes. However, paint.net isn't - and I'll come to ...
As @Ramhound told me in the comments:
Nvidia has introduce updated drivers, for new software releases, for
years under the term "GameReady", the exact same driver they send to
their partners that come with Nvidia GPUs and the exact same driver
they publish to Microsoft to be updated via Windows Update. The only
difference is Nvidia publishes newer ...
I'm pretty sure you can use Steam itself to update your Video drivers. I don't know if it'll work with NVIDIA but I guess it's worth a try.
Note here I'm using Linux and this option is not functional in my case (Although I don't really need it as my OS have a repo with nvidia drivers and so I can update everything in my linux at once via a single command).
I know exactly what you are trying to achieve. I'm running a three display setup in Windows extended desktop mode where one of the displays is in a teleprompter and needs to be horizontally flipped (left right flip) so that the mirrored reflection is the correct orientation.
Of the software options I investigated only Ultramon can do this. However, it can't ...
It's Windows itself using the GPU.
The Desktop Window Manager is designed to use the GPU to give you all the fancy eye candy.
Desktop Window Manager (DWM, previously Desktop Compositing Engine or DCE)
is the window manager in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 that
enables the use of hardware acceleration to render the graphical user
interface of ...
I think I figured it out. I've never seen this before, so this is a good post to have on the web in case others see a similar scenario. I probably should have mentioned that I was running a hard wired USB mouse and a wireless keyboard. As it turns out, after trying a new video card and a couple other things, I ended up calling it quits.
I booted up my ...
While I'm not sure what "guides" you're referring to, I'm guessing that when people recommend manually updating drivers (or software), they're saying that you should initiate the installation, instead of letting it happen auto-magically in the background.
This advice is mainly so that you're aware of your system configuration, and if something breaks, it'...
Yes. It's suitable for overclocking. This officially supports Overclocking
GPU Boost 2.0 is a featured overclocking technology dedicated for GeForce-840M
Using this overclocking feature is safe. Though use it with care.
GPU Boost 2.0 is a hardware-based technology and exists in GeForce 840M.
You can install Nvidia nTune, this adds "Performance" ...
Are you sure that your system goes haywire at GPU's temperature going over 65°C? Because in my opinion, 65°C is not hot. Hot is when GPU reaches 80-90°C. Even then it works. I believe the problem is somewhere else.
Just to be sure, blow any dirt off of the heat sink. If you feel comfortable you could remove the heat sink and replace the thermal paste. Then ...
I'm an idiot and not plugging things into the graphics card does indeed mean it's not being used. Solution: go buy another HDMI cable.
UPDATE: Bought an HDMI to DVI cable and graphics card is now under load when playing games, and can run Mirror's Edge at max settings with no noticeable frame issues. Not much of a claim to fame but it's the only thing I ...
Source In Windows, what is Safe Mode used for and why?
Safe Mode is a special way for Windows to load when there is a system-critical problem that interferes with the normal operation of Windows. The purpose of Safe Mode is to allow you to troubleshoot Windows and try to determine what is causing it to not function correctly.
Instead of the normal ...
DisplayPort support in Windows is somewhat problematic.
As it acts as a PNP device, powering it off may disconnect it from the computer
as if it was removed and Windows may forget this device, until it is turned on again and is "discovered".
The problem is that Windows expects a PNP monitor to answer with its EDID
at all times, and forgets it when the ...
GeForce Experience 3.0 has an option for desktop capture, but you will still have to login:
Open in-game overlay -> Settings -> Privacy Control -> Desktop capture
It's better to switch back to GeForce Experience 2.0 as described here
Uninstall GFE 3.0
Install GFE 2.0 http://us.download.nvidia.com/GFE/...
To automatically update? You're going to have to follow their restrictions however you can easily check the site yourself and download the newest driver.
How often do you expect them to update the driver? After all I'd only expect an update for an existing product if it's broken in some way.
Link for Nvidia download page is the link if you just want to ...
Yes, you should update to the latest driver. You could've installed it in the first place too.
There was no need to install one from the CD, as you've updated it using Windows Update anyway.
why is the device manager not updating to the most recent state?
I'd guess NVIDIA doesn't want to spend their time on keeping an outdated, underpowered GPU up-to-date ...
The service center is probably correct. Your GPU is probably suffering from bump underfill cracking. The solution is, unfortunately, to replace the motherboard.
As you use the laptop, the GPU gets hotter and cooler. As this happens, the components that connect the GPU to the motherboard expand and contract at different rates. Eventually, the underfill (the ...
Well, the 8000 series of GPUs were a little problematic, and while competent performers, tended to die early deaths, whether desktops or laptops with specific models. Some even had extended warranties or were swapped out - for example, dell extended their warranty, and there was even a class action lawsuit.
The issue you have might be with drivers, click on ...
I found out where it is. Instead of deleting the question, I'll just answer it since help for this is very minimal.
You need to go to NVIDIA control panel (you should be able to get to this easily by right-clicking on desktop or looking in your system tray).
Click on Manage 3D settings (even though another option is actually highlighted). There you can ...
Just like is a little over simplified. They are comparable, but stability and performance is not the same.
Some have even gone as far as flashing GTX cards to think they are running QUADRO firmware. There are still issues with performance and stability as the hardware is not identical.
Largely, it depends on what you want to use this for. Just a side ...