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Y510P SLI Graphics Card Burned

Q: Y510P SLI Graphics Card Burned

Just wanted to let others know about the SLI Graphics Card. All of a sudden my pc shutdown while viewing a Youtube video. I smelled some weird burning smell coming from the computer. Wouldn't boot, eventually I pulled the second graphics card on the right side of the pc. Looked at it and there was major burn spot on it. Started up the PC and it was fine without the graphics card. There must be some sort of overheating issue and they are defective. I rarely play games on this pc and this occured simply watching a youtube video which seems really odd. I do have two monitors hooked up to the system.

A: Y510P SLI Graphics Card Burned

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !

Sorry to hear of your problems. I would recommend that you discontinue using the card and contact Lenovo Support for additional assistance.

Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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My Sapphire Hd7750, which I had for i think 5 months, just stopped working. When I started up the computer this morning it went into the bootup screen saying Starting Operating System, then it just does nothing, so i restarted the computer. It booted up fine but it was very slow, after a while I decided to restart the computer, and plug in my hdmi cable to my HDTV. This time after the bootup screen, it goes black, and does nothing with no audio either.
Could this be the graphics card problem?

A:Graphics card burned out?

More then likely yes, try booting from the on board video from your motherboard and see if the same issue happens.
If it works then try resiting the video card and making sure there is no dust in the slot and try booting with it again. If the issue still happens then something is up with the video card or possibly the board but I couldn't say unless you had another video card to test to make sure it's not the motherboard with issues or another computer that is capable of booting graphic cards and has the right requirements. I think more then likely it's the video card having issues.

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 HelloI'm sorry to disturbI am using Google TranslatorBurned my laptop graphics cardModel hp dv7 3067clModel graphics cardATI Mobility Radeon ? HD 4650 (M96) with up to 2815MB totalavailable graphics memory with 1024MB dedicatedA few questions Datm1: This laptop graphics cards were interchangeable or are not interchangeable2: If you were interchangeable graphics cardsTell me were the following link for my video card hp ++ 3067cl + ATI + Mobility + Radeon + HD + 4650

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Hi all. I recently obtained a used lenovo y510p from a friend with the following configurations. Windows 8.1 ProSLI capable with 2 geforce 750M cards6gb RAMItb Hard disk2gb dedicated video memory. It plays games at decent speeds with medium settings but I get different errors from each of the 3 games I've tried. For dragon's dogma dark arisen, the game suddenly slows down for a few minutes and picks up speed again after a few (maybe 5) minutes. With mass effect 2 the game screen hangs, while sounds and music continue as normal. ctrl alt deleting and pressing esc will make the game proceed as if nothing ever happened. Finally, for the witcher 3: wild hunt, I get the windows display driver has stopped responding error. The games are properly purchased and as far as i know, so is the OS. I've tried all nvidia display drivers between and including 347.09 to 364.72. I've tried closing all other apps, and ending all nv processes in the task manager. I've also tried different power plans and different nvidia power management modes. I've been monitoring the temp with HWmonitor and it usually tops out at around 81c which I understand is fine for this particular laptop. I even have a targus chill mat to help regulate the temp. Lastly, I've spoken to my friend and he doesn't remember having those issues at all, but he never managed to game with the laptop very often. Any help would be appreciated, this is my first lenovo product. I pereviously owned a dell xps.

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Hi all. I just bought my Y510P from a guy on craiglsist who had barely used the laptop. (Like turned it on once and then put it in the corner for a year and a half)  When I got it, the guy had restored everything to the factory settings which was just Windows 8.1. My first problem is that the computer keeps defaulting to use the HD 4600 instead of the 755M that I have set as the default graphics card in NVIDIA Control Panel. I disabled the 4600, but then the computer was super slow. Any idea why this is happening? My second problem is that I can't find anything to speed up the fans so that the computer will automatically overclock the i7. I'm tempted to slowly force it to overclock and have the fan speed increase with the temperature, but I'm afraid that I'm going to break something that way.  If anyone knows of a way to control the fan speed then that would be great. Thanks. Computer specs: Lenovo Y510Pi7-4700MQ8GB RAM1TB HDD24GB SSD (PCIe)Intel HD 4600 Graphics and GT 755M

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Hey Guys,  I am lost. I got my new GT750m5, removed the DVD, added the new card and nothing. I tried reinstalling the Nvidia drivers and nothing. IT doesn't even show up in the device manager. I even have the new 170w power adapter plugged in and the power management set to performance. Any ideas?  I also tried uninstalling the Intel display driver, then the Nvidia display driver and then I tried just installing the Nvidia driver (both the provided lenovo Nvidia driver and the newest 331.65). I keep getting errors about needing an intel driver installed first. Suggestions?

A:New y510p sli card not detected

This sounds like my situation:

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Hi all, I have some problems with my Y510P, hope you guys can help me and pointing me in the right direction. A while back in February I decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my laptop. This was due to too much stuff on my PC and sometimes I would get random crashes (freezing at login-in screen from sleep, was the most common). Totally clean (no factory image reset (although I still have to partition) from USB disk created with Microsoft software). After that I installed the drivers, everything was working fine. When I put in the ultrabay GT755M, nVidia Geforce Centre could see two cards. Although I had actually no idea if the ultrabay card actually worked, in some games the air from that vent did get hottor.  Now the problems start:Yesterday I booted up my laptop, took some more time than usual. At login-screen I immediately noticed that the resolution had changed. I thought that was quite strange, it became even more strange when I got to the desktop. Strange artifacts would appear. So I opened Device Management in the configuration panel and it showed the 2 GT755M cards, one had a exclemation mark. It says: "this device has been stopped, problems have been reported, code 43". The Nvidia control panel didn't open and gave the message: "no display connected" which was quite strange, as my screen is still functioning. Also the sleep option disappeared from the start menu, I tried rebooting, didn't work.  After that I pulled out the ultrabay c... Read more

A:Y510P - video card problem

The main problem I would like to find out: is it software or hardware related? In the first case I can of course go back to the clean install of Windows 10 from 2 months ago or go back to Windows 8 (or 8.1) using the recovery partition. But if it is hardware related, that's useless. Anyway to find out?

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Hi all
I was playing GTR in an online league and my Radeon x700pro burned out this is the second time it had happened so i decided to get an Nvidia gf6600gt.
The Radeon ran GTR on max settings with a full field of cars with no problem.
With the gt it is unplayable with a decent frame rate, so yesterday i returned the old Radeon to novatech and they gave me another. I thought everthing was going to be good again but i was wrong, it is now the same with that card.
What can have gone wrong? i have changed drivers that don't work, i'm hoping one of you boffins might be able to advise.
Thnx in advance for any help.

My specs
P4 3.6
Foxconn 925 XE motherboard
gf 6600gt 256 or Radeon X700 pro
1024 ram
audigy 4

A:Burned out card

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I think my video card is bust or sumthing cos when i try to start the comp with the monitor plugged in, the two green and red led's just light up and nothing happens. i tried it without the monitor plugged in and it started up as usual, though i didn't actually see it start up, it went thru its normal 'beep' and the red led went off. the obvious option is ti get a new card... but is there any other alternative?

A:video card burned out?

Webmyster, try you pc with a mates system and monitor swithcing between pc and monitor to find the fault.
Sounds like a monitor fault to me.

good luck...rob

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Hi, I have a EVGA e-GeForce 7600GT 256 MB PCIe Video Card which supports the SLI technology allowing me to link up 2 or more graphics cards for greater performance. Now this card has DDR3 memory. I wanted to know if I can link it up with a DDR2 memory graphics card which also supports SLI. If I can, how will this difference affect performance?

A:Linking a DDR2 memory graphics card with DDR3 SLI graphics card?

Now this card has DDR3 memoryClick to expand...

Which card?? "A card with DDR3 memory", or "A thingy with a red switch on it" tell us just as much.
But if it's not another 7600 GT you're trying to SLi, just forget it, especially if you're going to buy the other card.

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Hello everyone, I have this old laptop that has one of those so-called dual graphics cards. Unfortunately the ATI one just won't work after a few years, I keep getting blue screen when trying to boot. I disabled the ATI display driver, and it worked fine with the INTEL integrated card.And then, I tried to restore the thing to factory defaults settings using the recovery manager. Once again I'm getting blue screen when trying to boot, which means I can't get the recovery done. And this time I won't be able to boot into the safe mode to disable the display driver.Any help?

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And the message on the blue screen apart from everything is "Attempt to reset the display driver and recovery from timeout failed."

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Background of PC:

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard. I built PC from scratch, added RAM, CPU, Hard Drives, etc. Put in a cheap PCI slot video card just to get everything started. Everything was working fine. Just plunked $200.00 down for a new GeForce 7800 GT from PNY that goes into PCI express slot. I uninstalled the old driver for the PCI video card, took out the PCI video card and inserted the new 7800 into the PCI Express Slot. Restarted the PC and Windows was asking for drivers for 7800 card. Here's where the screwup begins... The 7800 also has a six prong connection that you plug the PCI-E power cord to for that extra boost. I decided to plug the power cord into the video card without powering off, boom, as soon as the power cord touches the video card connection, the whole computer shuts down. When I restart, the PC everything seems to be working fine, 7800 fan still working, CPU fan working, CD Roms lighting up, various Tower fans and lights all working. But now the monitor shuts down in power saver mode? The connection to the 7800 doesn't seem to work. I then pull out the 7800 and put the old PCI video card back in and connect the monitor to that, the fan works on the old card as well, but same thing, monitor shuts down into power save mode.

I have no idea what to do, did the motherboard PCI, and PCI Express slots burn out? the 7800 video card burn out? the entire motherboard burn out? Please Help, thanks.

A:Help, think I burned up my new video card or motherboard, maybe both

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My graphics display suddenly stopped for my computer. My PC is not even recognising my monitor, I tested my monitor with some other PC's and it is working properly. I though graphics card not working.??

But since my existing graphics card is gone and there is no on board graphics card on my PC I am not able to uninstall existing graphics card and install new one.

Could some one please suggest me what to do in this situation to see some thing in monitor so that in can start doing Uninstall/Installtions.?

Thank you very much for your replies in advance. I really apprecite it.


A:How to install graphics card when the existing graphics card in not working.

You could always stick the new one in and boot up in safe mode. Then proceed to uninstall all the remnant drivers. That *shouldn't* cause any problems, but it may be choppy when you boot up.(I've had this happen before, swapping a Riva TNT2 for a GF6600).

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RichardB49 said:

Can i install a tv tuner card (psi) and a graphics card (agp) at the same time?
Also how to I disable shared graphics? I am running Windows XPClick to expand...

You sure can!!,not sure what you mean by shared graphics though

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Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer.
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Now ive have the most strange issue where i can be watching a video off the HDD or surfing the web on youtube etc and not long after I start the activity my computer will turn off like if I had flicked the switch on the back of the power supply and then it boots back up again and will run fine until i start up an activity again and then it does exactly the same thing and reboots, there is no BSOD shown nor Dumps Created.

Ive tried many things to sort this out and have RMA'ed the power supply and the motherboard (the motherboard wasn't a direct replacement as they didn't sell my original board anymore which was a gigabyte ga-x79-ud5, now i have an asus p9x79 deluxe). I have tried only plugging in one HDD/SSD and then tried a spare HDD when that failed, i have tried one ram stick at a time and still nothing.

now heres where it gets strange whilst trying to rule out differnt hardware i switched my AMD card out for a very old 512mb, pcie 1.0 x16 nvidia graphics and since then my computer has been running marvelously i can have it playing videos for hours, days even(although i havent properly tested for days) and not a single problem at all.

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A:Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card

Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64

so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or have any suggetions as im pretty much all out of ideas at this point and its starting to grind my gears that i cant use my expensive new computer as it should be. Any help is appreciated.


P.S. sorry about any spelling or punctuation mistakes made but Im very tired at the time of writing this and will be going to bed

The comparison you are making between GPU brands is pointless as a diagnostic. The MAIN difference I can see is that one card requires external power, and the other one does not. A proper diagnostic would be to test another GPU that requires external power.

I've heard that the specific PSU you bought will sometimes not power all the hardware it is supposed so.
People saying it could barely power a SSD, or even an extra fan.

My thoughts. Try using another PSU, try using a similar GPU. Use your old PSU and see if it still happens for starters.

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Do you have the PCIe set as first to initialize in the BIOS? Also, have you tried the card in another slot on the MoBo? Have you tried cleaning out the slot with canned air? Have you tried using a pencil eraser to gently clean the contacts in the GPU where it plugs into the PCIe?

And please, thoroughly fill out your System Specs by clicking on the tab under your post.

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In the device manager I disabled the display adapter before installing the new card. However it was a nvidia controller and there is lots of nvidia stuff in the device manager
since my new card is using nvidia software also I really dont know what else to to disable or uninstall.
The display adapter is now the new card that part is working I guess

The card I just installed is 3d fuzion Specifications
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 4000
Bus Type: PCI
Memory: 128MB

here is the link to more specifications

These are the specifications on my computer

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Emachines T6528
AMD Athlon 64 processor
2.21 ghz
it says 640mb ram tho I have 512mb and 256mb rams sticks in it.

A:My intregrated graphics card is messing with my new graphics card

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I am using system for video editing and graphics.

thanks for any help

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Does anyone have an answer to this?

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If my motherboard currently has an intigrated graphics card, but has a PCI-E slot, do I need to do anything special after inserteing my graphics card and installing the drivers, or should it just work right away?

A:How do you switch from an integrated graphics card to an "external" graphics card?

Most modern PCs will detect the new installation of the PCI graphics card and automatically disable the onboard graphics, so yes it should just work.

If for some reason you have problems, you may have to make a change in the bios, I cannot be more specific because each bios is different depending on manufacturer, and model of the motherboard.

Install the card, connect your monitor to it and boot up, when you get into Windows install the driver and reboot.

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My name is Apoorva. I am from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and an external graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for an external graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this external graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and as Onboard graphic card already provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...

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Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

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A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.

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Does anyone know a good Graphics card for use for medium gaming, but mostly on using Adobe Software, for example, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Please find below link to Upgrade options I'm looking at for my old PC:

Recomended the entry level 6600GT lineup for Gaming

I'll list too, in case break in link:

Processor: Athlon 64 3000
Heatsink and Fan: Original Manufacturer
Memory: 1x 512MB 184 PIN 2.5V 400MHZ
Motherboard: NF4UK8AA-8EKRS
Socket Type: 939
Memory Slots: 4x DDR
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04) Ultra
AGP Slots N/A
16x PCI-Express Slots 1
1x PCI-Express Slots 2
PCI Slots: 4
CNR Slots: N/A
Onboard Sound: 7.1 channel AC97 (Realtek)
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) MAC + PHY (Vitesse)
Onboard Graphics: No
USB Ports: 4
Parallel Ports: 1
Serial Ports: 1
Form Factor: ATX

Look forward to hearing on your advise, Best Regards

A:Whats a Good Graphics card for Gaming and using Adobe Software-Graphics


I've done a lot of research on this because I built a new system back in August. While I am not much of a gamer, I needed a very good NLE machine. However, the card I chose is quite the gamer card but had all the extras I needed to run Adobe Video Collection.

I picked the Connect 3D Radeon X850XT Platinum card from Tigerdirect. At the time it was $350 but I know it's cheaper now. It's got everything you need for a demanding application like Premiere Pro 1.5 and its related software. 256MB of GDDR3 memory and dual DVI outs. I highly recommend this card. I've been using it since the start of September with Adobe and it's great.

Your CPU and memory are a bit more of an important factor with rendering and burning though. My new PC has a 3.4Ghz P4 and 2GB of 533Mhz dual channel RAM. It's an exceptional increase in speed and productivity over my old 2.4Ghz and 512 Rambus.

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Okay, I'm really depending on you guys to help me out here.
So, my computer is overheating at temps ~above 60C. My Nvidia Geforce GT 335m wont update, from the nvidia download page, nor from device manager. I was just simply updating my drivers from Device Manager, when I went to update my VGA Graphics a screen came up and said an error was encountered with Nvidia GeForce GT 335m. Now device manager says VGA Standard graphics adapter cannot start. Could this be causing overheating? I'm also getting strange crashes in League of Legends since this happened, where I get a Black Screen and need to hard reboot my computer sometimes after games.
Anyway, its like my Nvidia graphics card is "missing" or something. P.S. I also have an under laptop cooling fan.Edit
Also, would restoring to factory settings return my drivers to default again, and possibly fix this problem?
Here are my Computer Specs"

Model:Alienware M11xR2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU U 250 @ 1.07GHz
Installed RAM: 4.00GB (3.8 usable)
Windows 7 64bit
Display adapters: Intel(R) HD Graphics and Standard VGA graphics adapter

A:Overheating, missing graphics card, and VGA graphics adapter not working.

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Hi all,

Video card appears to be reaching the end of the road, with regular crashes of 0x117 type. After extensive attempts to fix it, the conclusion is that the card needs to be replaced.

I plan to acquire a completely new computer when I go overseas in 8 days time. Until then, a band-aid solution occurred to me to last this week: use the onboard graphics integrated in the motherboard instead of the (failing) discrete graphics card.

Some background info:
Motherboard is GA-G31M-ES2L
Graphics card is nVidia 9800GT
Current display interface is DVI connected to graphics card. VGA cable available.

My method is:
1. Update motherboard (GA-G31M-ES2L) drivers.
2. Uninstall discrete graphics card (nVidia 9800GT) drivers.
3. Reboot and access BIOS.
4. Via BIOS, disable graphics card and enable onboard graphics.
5. Save and shutdown.
6. Disconnect DVI monitor cable from graphics card, also from monitor.
7. Connect VGA monitor cable to motherboard, also to monitor.
8. Boot

I would lke your opinion on this planned course of action which potentially could be nigh unfixable.

A:Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method

That is just how you should do that, it's unremarkable.

Should not be a problem at all, it's routine, you could add another card later and be just fine after disabling on-board again.

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I'm having a problem others seem to encouter, but can't get it resolved. I bought a ATI Radeon 600X Pro 256MB/PCI-E card. I have an Emachine T6410 computer with built in ati xpress 200. Specs found here

My problem is after installing the card my computer doesn't recognize the hardware. As soon as I put the card in, my monitor will not work. The computer boots up and the monitor has power, but no picture. The card fan is working...i can hear it. I take the card out and it works fine.

Here is what I have tried:
-Called emachines for support and after disabling my onboard graphics, still doesn't work, they say call ATI
-Tried support from help, they say its the computer
-Tried disabling in BIOS, but it doesn't offer a selection for that. It also does't have a PNP feature. Only first initial display..which I tried on PCIEX
-Plug monitor to both card, and onboard.
-Check MSI website and I do have updated BIOS

I can tell that the onboard graphics are disabled due to large scale print. I tried uninstalling the drivers, but when i turn it on it detects and installs the built in graphics. I just can't get the monitor to work whenever the card is inserted. If it would work I could manually install the hardware and drivers. I'm thinking I need a different BIOS that would let me use PNP and disable onboard graphi... Read more

A:Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

An extreme option

As you do have the option of a working computer prior to installing the new card I would back up any files that are important to you..
Then, before I would pay someone else BIG bucks, I would put in the new card and try a fresh install of windows. Force it to recognise your new card. The drivers that Windows will pick should suffice until the install is done and you can then install the card specific drivers from your disk.
This is given ONLY as a choice. I am not sure this will solve your problem but IT IS something this cheap bas____ would try before paying someone else.

Good Luck and check back, maybe someone else will contribute a better idea.

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I am Techsavy8 from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and a dedicated graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for a dedicated graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this dedicated graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and Onboard graphic card on the other hand provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...


A:Solved: Difference Between Onboard Graphics a Dedicated Graphics Card

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I usually make a habit of checking Event Viewer (EV) on a regular basis, having installed new drivers and a new graphics card this morning, without a hitch, I decided to check EV since this was a rather big change to the system.

Sure enough there was some new entries. However when I looked into them, they offered little information as to what the problem was. When I used the link to see what online information was available, the Microsoft site came back with no information/fixes for this problem. These errors do not seem to be affecting anything, but I just wanted to know how you folks think I should proceed.

Here are the two errors and what info I could pull from EV:

Device Center -

- System
- Provider
[ Name] DeviceCenter
- EventID 0
[ Qualifiers] 0
Level 2
Task 0
Keywords 0x80000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2013-01-28T15:58:54.000000000Z
EventRecordID 6396
Channel Application
Computer PC
- EventData
Unknown Node:#text -->

Second error will be in the next post.

A:New Graphics Card new Event Viewer entries (NOT graphics related??)

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0.

+ System
- EventData
0E00800001000000000000000B0004C001010000000000000000000008480700000000000000000005B9060000000000FFFF FFFF02000000580000840204000001200612080100000000000004010000000000000000000040538B0A80FAFFFF00000000 0000000010B0830A80FAFFFF000000000000000000000000000000001B000000020000000000000000000000700004000000 000A00000000530000000000000000000000
Binary data:

In Words

0000: 0080000E 00000001 00000000 C004000B
0008: 00000101 00000000 00000000 00074808
0010: 00000000 00000000 0006B905 00000000
0018: FFFFFFFF 00000002 84000058 00000402
0020: 12062001 00000108 00000000 00000104
0028: 00000000 00000000 0A8B5340 FFFFFA80
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0000: 0E 00 80 00 01 00 00 00 ..?.....
0008: 00 00 00 00 0B 00 04 C0 .......?
0010: 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 08 48 07 00 .....H..
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
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0030: FF FF FF FF 02 00 00 00 ????....
0038: 58 00 00 84 02 04 00 00 X..?....
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Hello there, I am looking for a dirt cheap, Windows 7 suitable graphics card for use with a PC designed for multimedia purposes (watching films, listening to music etc). I would like to be able to use the full visual effects Windows 7 has to offer. It must have an S-video output and be compatible with the Asus M3A78-CM Motherboard. I have 1 PCI Express x 1 slot free and 2 x PCI 2.2 slots free.

Please provide some suggestions, doesn't have to be brand new.

Either that, or something like the Gadmei XGA/VGA LCD TV BOX. I want to connect my PC with the motherboard mentioned previously to my CRT TV (Panasonic TX-28PL4 Quintrix). The motherboard has onboard graphics via dvi and vga outputs. The TV has an S-VHS plug on the front, as well as RCA Audio/Video sockets. On the rear, it has 1 spare scart input.

What are your thoughts?

A:Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC

the graphics card listed in my specs may only be 64MB, but it surprisingly runs aero.
If that seems to be not quite what you're looking for, another card I would recommend is the nvidia 8400GS. It may be 512MB, but thats about as high as it's specs go, but you will need a more powerful PSU (300W+). The 8400GS is about ?30 and a vga to RCA adapter seems to be about ?5 (i recommend you buy the adapter before the card).
The one in my specs just has a VGA port, but the 8400GS has vga, dvi and hdmi (i think the hdmi may need some further cabling in the case, not sure though)

NB (the card listed in my system specs may actually be the GeForce 7200GS, all system information programs tell me that it could be both and there's no sticker on it. all i know for (kinda) certain is that its 64MB )

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Lately I have been having graphics problems in games. There are these " artifacts", wierd shapes, triangles, ect that appear and "shot" through my screen. it is hard to explain what it looks like, except that it is NOT normal.

It is hard to say when these appeared. I have recently got a different monitor. It is not new. It is a Dell CRT monitor. I replaced 1 CRT with another because I am cheap .

I have the latest drivers, I think, for my graphics card ( GeForce 5700 LE ). Not great , but not terrible. I play the games with either low or medium settings. I ran a benchmark test that was terrible.

Any ideas as to weather it is the card or monitor?

A:Solved: Graphics problem, monitor or graphics card ??

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i am looking to buy a new graphics card to upgrade from the integrated crap that is ati x200 series 64 mb which although i didnt realize really wasnt what i needed to play battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 so please help me i don have a clue what im doing in this area i have pci-e slots and a £100 budget

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Hi there, so I just installed windows 7 on my friend's computer. Previously they had a ATI graphics card (not sure which version) but now it says it has a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. Because of this, the resolution isn't displayed correctly and everything is enlarged. This is very annoying. Can anyone help please?? >-<

A:Graphics card missing? Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

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What I really want to know is how to disable my Radeon HD 4350 graphics card, so that I can swap to Intel HD on-board graphics.

This is so I can compare the two on their Windows Experience Index.


A:How to turn off a graphics card and re-enable the on-board graphics

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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Hello there, I am looking for a dirt cheap, Windows 7 suitable graphics card for use with a PC designed for multimedia purposes (watching films, listening to music etc). I would like to be able to use the full visual effects Windows 7 has to offer. It must have an S-video output and be compatible with the Asus M3A78-CM Motherboard. I have 1 PCI Express x 1 slot free and 2 x PCI 2.2 slots free.

Please provide some suggestions, doesn't have to be brand new.

Either that, or something like the Gadmei XGA/VGA LCD TV BOX. I want to connect my PC with the motherboard mentioned previously to my CRT TV (Panasonic TX-28PL4 Quintrix). The motherboard has onboard graphics via dvi and vga outputs. The TV has an S-VHS plug on the front, as well as RCA Audio/Video sockets. On the rear, it has 1 spare scart input.

What are your thoughts?

A:Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC

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I recently purchased an Acer Veriton (M498G) desktop which has an i5-650 processor, Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) and Intel HD Graphics listed as the video card. I also purchased a PNY nVIDIA Quadro FX 380 PCI-E card for improved picture editing and home video viewing and editing. I have already replaced the original 300 wattt power supply to a 430 watt Antec Truepower I had on hand and boosted the RAM to 8 gigs from the original 4.

Question 1) Am I getting any improvement in visual quality or system speed with the Quadro or is it a waste of money and I should just save up to buy a bigger video card? This card was on sale for $115.

If I am getting improvement then I need to ask another question.

Question 2) Instructions for the Quadro installation are as follows...

1--Uninstall the existing VGA driver.
-Remove the existing Display Driver via "Add or Remove Porgrams".
-Shut down your computer.

2--Remove your Existing Graphics Board (or Disable Integrated 3D Graphics Controller).

skipping instructions on how to remove existing graphics board

-Systems with integrated (also know as on-board) 3D graphics may require you to disable the integrated 3D graphics system. Consult the owners or vendor manual that came with your PC on how to properly do this.

So how do I disable the onboard? just uninstall the driver? The only driver I can find on the uninstall menu is "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver" does this sound correct? I did find the option in BIOS and ... Read more

A:how to disable Intel HD Graphics to install PCI-E graphics card

It's likely to be an improvement, but check it and see.
Onboard graphics are disabled in the BIOS (Try looking under "Integrated Peripherals" or something similar.
You probably don't need to do this, but it's nice to know how.

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I have a H535 and added a PCI GeForce GT610 that will support up to 2 monitors. I can get both onboard and PCI to work using 3 monitors, except when I have to turn off the computer.  Then the onboard graphics card fails to activate.   Here is what I have to do to get it working correctly again (I call it "the shuffle").Turn off computerUnplug PCI cardTurn on computer (boots using onboard graphics)Turn off computerInstall PCI cardTurn on computer Then everything works fine again until I have to turn off the computer at which point I have to do the shuffle again.

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Hey everyone.... How r u all??? Nice to meet u all..... ^_^

well my friend bought a laptop it has on board graphics and also a additional nvidia graphics... now when I run game the on board graphics card is getting detected and not the nvidia card.. I tried in bios but in the display part there are only 2 options 1 is optimus whic allows bot nvidia vga and intel vga to work and the other one allows only the intel vga to work... so is there a way to make games recognise nvidia or can I disable onboard graphics through device manager??

laptop model: lenovo ideapad z570
graphics card: Nvidia geforce gt 540m

and one more thing...In one of the game I checked PES 2012 it shows as its using onboard graphics.. and I tried arkham city and tried enabling hardware acceleration physx but it said the laptops hardware doesnt support it....

one more thing I just went to nvidia control panel and in there 3d settings and there global settings its written there preferred graphics processor is integrated graphics.. and I couldnt change it.....

can I disable the onboard graphics card in device manager???


A:Solved: On board Graphics Detected not Graphics card

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Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Inspiron 1545
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 3.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

I checked the ratings of my components and they came out like this (scale of 1.0 to 7.9):
Processor: 5.5
Memory (RAM): 5.5
Graphics: 3.9
Gaming Graphics: 3.4
Primary hard disk: 5.8

What do I need to do to improve the graphics of my laptop? Do I need to get a new laptop?

*Additional information: I live stream on and I want a good set up for gaming preferably on the computer I currently have. Some of the games I try to play have a lot of lag during the streams and I tried everything to reduce it, but I think it is just my graphics card isn't strong enough. If you want to check out my stream here is the link:

A:Do I need a new processor to improve my graphics or do I just need a new graphics card?

This laptop is not a great gaming laptop. There's nothing you can upgrade on it. If you are serious about gaming, use a up-gradable desktop PC or be prepared to spend a great deal more money on a gaming laptop

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I recently got a bare bones system that I have put together. When I turn on the computer though, there is no video at all. The fans and lights and harddrives and the LCD on the front of the case all come on, but my moniter doesn't seem to be getting a signal of any kind. There is no sound like the beeps that would say that it is going through the boot up process. I have checked this computer out on another moniter, as well as testing the video card in another computer. Same results with the moniter and the video card works fine in the other computer. It is a Asus K8V-MX motherboard and an AMD Sempron 3100+ processor. I was extremly careful with these so there would be no electrostatic discharge. I obviously cannot change the BIOS as I can't see them, so does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks a lot. ~P~
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A:no video card graphics nor online graphics

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

What is the ram & psu make and model?
Try clearing the cmos, per MoBo book.
First check to see that you used MoBo's stand off's correctly and
that the MoBo is not shorting out on the case.
Do a bare setup, only the essentials. Can be done with or without case.

1.cpu heatsink/fan
3.1 stick of known good ram card
5. keyboard

Un-hook all power & data cables (except the power to MoBo)
remove all addin cards.
This is just to get you to the bios screen.
Failing this, try booting without any ram just to see if you get any error
beep codes, same with video card.

This should help getting some trouble shooting in order.
G'Luck and let us know.

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I recently received a BS error from my graphics card. After uninstalling it and using the most up to date AMD Graphics Drivers to reinstall my graphics card in hopes that it fixed the issue, it cause the BS to come back. I then Uninstalled the graphics card again and now I am stuck.

I have no idea what I am doing but my goal is to get my graphics card working on my computer properly again. If anyone can help, it will be very much appreciated.

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My Nvidia graphics card has a small cooling fan that is not always working right and I want to uninstall that card and use the
onboard graphics that was installed when i first got the desktop. Will the onboard graphics take the place of the uninstalled card or will I have to reinstall the graphic desktop before I unstalled the bad graphics card.

A:Solved: Graphics card going bad want to use on board graphics

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I currently have two monitors connected and was wondering if the graphics card able to support a four monitor display without any issues.

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Okay, so I've just had to turn my graphics card off. This is because the problem that has plagued me for the better part of the year has gotten worse.

The problem? THIS:

This first started in the first Q of the year. During a game (HL2 GarrysMod), the graphics screwed up. The thing is, when I got back to desktop, everything worked (works) fine. Just the graphics are b*ggered royally. After an email exchange with the sellers of the graphics card (An Abit Radeon 9600SE), Dabs, I got them to take it back and "fix" it. By "fix", I meant that after using the "fixed" card for a while (a couple/few months) it happened again (around September) . So I asked them again, but the warranty had expired so no help there. So I simply didn't play any games. Apart from a small period of time in October (Where it worked for some reason, then started screwing up again), I haven't been able to play any 3D games. I then reasoned that it struggled on the 3D factor. So I started playing 2D games like CnC RA2 and Baldurs Gate. But then, recently, they started to screw up too. So I stopped playing games. But now tonight, the card started screwing up, on the desktop. So I disabled the card.

More information. While the card was away getting "fixed" my stepdad lent me a spare card of his (which he no longer has), an Nvidia 5200. When i put it in, the motherboard wouldn't recognise it. So we did everything; we reinstalled windows, we did the... Read more

A:Graphics Corruption Problem (Graphics Card)

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Hey everyone.... How r u all??? Nice to meet u all..... ^_^​ ​well my friend bought a laptop it has on board graphics and also a additional nvidia graphics... now when I run game the on board graphics card is getting detected and not the nvidia card.. I tried in bios but in the display part there are only 2 options 1 is optimus whic allows bot nvidia vga and intel vga to work and the other one allows only the intel vga to work... so is there a way to make games recognise nvidia or can I disable onboard graphics through device manager?? ​ ​laptop model: lenovo ideapad z570 ​graphics card: Nvidia geforce gt 540m​ ​and one more thing...In one of the game I checked PES 2012 it shows as its using onboard graphics.. and I tried arkham city and tried enabling hardware acceleration physx but it said the laptops hardware doesnt support it.... ​ ​one more thing I just went to nvidia control panel and in there 3d settings and there global settings its written there preferred graphics processor is integrated graphics.. and I couldnt change it.....​ ​can I disable the onboard graphics card in device manager??? ​ ​thanks....​

A:Onboard graphics detected not graphics card

Hi , The option is the one where the nvidia card and intel on-board are shown, and the BIOS should select the nvidia card as priority if it can, and has a choice.
It's sometimes known as 'Primary Video' & the option is called PEG.
Make sure you save the settings when you exit or they won't be changed from before.

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I just picked up an HP dx2000 desktop computer that has the "Intel Extreme Graphics 2" onboard video card. Im trying to play World of Warcraft on the machine and it is a bit jumpy due to what I assume is the graphics card. The system has 1Gb of RAM so I dont believe it has anything to do with the RAM.

My question is, will my system benifit from a PCI graphics card or is the bus too slow for PCI to show any type of improvement? The only reason I say PCI is because the system does not have an AGP slot.


A:Intel Extreme Graphics 2 VS PCI graphics card

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My computer (a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop) has a VGA port and an HDMI port built onto the motherboard for integrated graphics. I have recently installed an Nvidia GeForce 630 2GB dedicated graphics card, and it has 2 DVI ports and 1 mini-HDMI port.

I have a DVI monitor and a VGA monitor (DVI-VGA adapter used) connected to the graphics card. I was trying to connect a projector to the VGA port on the onboard graphics, but I couldn't get it to use the onboard graphics with the card installed. In BIOS > Advanced > Graphics Options, there is one setting: Intel Multiple Monitor something. It has two options: Auto and Disabled (currently Auto). Its in-BIOS description states that it can use both onboard and dedicated cards to run multiple monitors. However, no luck.

Windows has shown a third monitor in the display settings, with a bunch of "Attempt VGA Connection" options. Selecting one and choosing Extend Desktop opens a "Unable to Save Settings" error. Ubuntu does nothing to recognize anything.

Is it possible to use both the onboard and Nvidia graphics together? Or am I better off buying a mini-HDMI to VGA adapter and connecting it to the Nvidia card and the projector?

Thanks for reading all my extended description.

PS: I would like to get this working in Ubuntu (currently 13.04), but getting it in Windows and Ubuntu would be a bonus!

A:Use Graphics Card and Onboard Graphics Simultaneously

Most of the time, no. Installing an addon card disables the onboard chipset.

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my computer is AGP DDR can i use DDR2 or DDR3 card's in my computer?

A:AGP DDR graphics card to DDR2 graphics card

Your motherboard RAM and the video card's RAM can be different. So it won't be a problem.

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Recently I noticed that my resolution was maxed at 1024*768 and i couldnt go any higher than that and in all of my frustration and attempts to figure out why this was occuring i managed to disable my graphics card and now upon startup, everything seems fine while the windows XP logo loading page is up then when the blue screen should appear and the desktop, all i get is a blank screen. It seems like the comp is startin properly, just that i have no graphics. Ive tried to go into safe mode but while it begins to load it then stops at agp440.sys which i then disabled in the recovery console but then it just stops at the previous process and so on.

Does anyone know how I can re-enable my graphics card or fix this problem about not being able to get into safe mode???

I cant find anywhere in BIOS where I can re-enable it... I've also taken out the mobo batt and reset CMOS settings but still no go!!!

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

A:Solved: accidently disabled graphics card, now blank screen and cant re-enable card

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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I have lost my cd rom windows will not acknowledge that it is there although on start up is is shown as being found. thanks for the help with the video card.

A:lost cd-romdrive while installing graphics card card doesn,t work right either

Welcome to the forum Ray and Julia,

Recheck all the cables and make sure they are plugged in properly.

When you install a new video card you have to remove ALL drivers for the old card.
Uninstall the drivers for the old card in Add/Remove Programs and if you don't have the option there, check in Control Panel/Device Manager and make sure there are not 2 cards showing under Display Adapters. If the old one is still showing, Highlight it and click Remove.

Uninstall the new video card drivers, restart then re-install the new drivers.

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Hello, and thank you for checking out my post.  My apologies for writing a book, but I'm hoping to give as much detail as needed the first go round. I just received my custom-built T420s (4170-CTO) and have a couple technical questions/concerns about it.  The details of my configuration are located at the bottom of this post. First off, one of the deciding factors of my purchase was the discrete graphics card.  On the T420s I chose NVIDIA NVS 4200M Optimus Graphics 1GB, Intel Core i7-2620M Processor?.  I was thrilled to have more than 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory for my games.  Upon receiving my laptop, though, I ran the Windows Experience Index and saw that the lowest score was the graphics card, which is identified as Intel HD Graphics Family and has 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  After my heart started beating again I checked Device Manager and found under Display both Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA NVS 4200M listed as working with up-to-date drivers.  When I configured the laptop online there was no mention of hybrid graphics, so I'm not sure why I have an Intel Graphics card on the machine.  My current laptop that I was looking to replace is a T61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card, and only that NVIDIA card is shown under Device Manager and in the Windows Experience / Performance Information.  Thinking that perhaps disabling the Intel card would cause the NVIDIA card to take over, I disa... Read more

A:T420s Nvidia Graphics Card & Express Card Question...

The T420s with Nvidia GPU has two graphics card that can switch on the fly, if you only want the discrete gpu, just go into your bios menu under graphics there is an option to select discrete.With the Nvidia Optimus (which is what you have), it can switch between Nvidia and Intel GPU depending on your application needs. This will allow you to conserve battery or power. Expresscard slot 34 mm slot is occupied by the card reader that you ordered. What you are talking about within the ram slot cover, is the mPCIe slot, which can be occupied by a mSATA drive.

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My friend had been having some trouble with his graphics card, it kept crashing during games, and eventually seemed to burn out all together. So he bought a new one.

When he installed it, the network was gone, he had to reinstall his network card drivers, then he updated his graphics card drivers. Everything seems peachy.

He loaded up starcraft II, and the game crashes to desktop everytime, He can't even select a mode to play. So he uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them. Now the game loaded up just fine, and he can play... BUT when it loads up the network crashes and he has to reinstall the network drivers.

After the computer restarts he loaded up starcraft II, and now it crashes again. So it seems like everytime he updates the network drivers it screws up the graphics card, and everytime he updates the graphics card drivers it screws up the network card.

I've never heard of a problem like this so I'm at a loss to help.

A:network card and graphics card dont' work at the same time.

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I have an Alienware m14x laptop with a GeForce GT 650M graphics card, but lately my games have been recognizing the "Intel HD graphics 4000" as my graphics card.

Anyway to disable the intel card without messing anything else up?

A:Games only recognizing Intel graphics card, but using a real card

I don't know to much about Alienware computers. But the first place I would look is in the BIOS. My old T400 had an option in there to disable the integrated or discrete graphics cards.

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trying to resolve an issue with my homebuilt computer crashing while playing games. I had an HIS Radeon 5770 installed. I removed it and put in a Radeon 6670. When I powered the computer up, I got "no signal" on my display. I removed the new card and put in the old card again. "no signal"

I tried both in another PCIe slot. "no signal"

For the record, I have a Rampage III Formula mobo. There's no onboard video, so I can't try the computer without a video card.


A:Installed new Graphics card, now neither new nor old card sends signal to display

Have you tried clearing the mobo's CMOS (including battery removal) ?
Did you test the HD 5770 in another machine to see if it was indeed failing ?

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Hello there, I am doing some work for a friend on his new-ish HP computer. The specs it shipped with are:

HP Pavillion p6531p
Aloe H-RS880-uATX motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 635 processor
6GB DDR3 memory
Integrated ATI radeon HD 4200 graphics
250 watt Bestec power supply

He wanted to upgrade the graphics for gaming, and ended up purchasing an XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 brand new. Because it recommended a 400W power supply, he also purchased a second-hand-but-tested L&C brand 450W power supply.

He first replaced the power supply and reconnected all the elements of the motherboard and the hard disk and optical drive, and then booted up, and everything worked and displayed just fin with the onboard graphics. BUT...After installing the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 in the PCI-e slot he hooked the monitor to the DVI ouput on the card and rebooted. the computer appeared to reboot normally and all fans and lights were running appropriately, but no signal at all during the whole process from the graphics card. Not too unusual, right? But...

He powered down, took the graphics card back out and reconnected his monitor to the onboard graphics, then booted back up. This time, even though it had booted successfully in this configuration just a few minutes previously with perfect monitor signal, he got the "no signal" from the monitor.

We have since worked on this problem quite a bit to the extent of our abilities. The XFX card works like a dream when inserted into my computer. So ... Read more

A:No signal from PCI-e card OR onboard graphics after installing new card

Maybe a loose connection in computer or cable/monitor.

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I just bought a Dell Dimension E520 with the Intel Media Accelerator X3000. I then bought the EVGA 7600GT 256-P2-N615-TX Rvideo card and want to install it. I hear that you have to first disable the integrated graphics card. I will be installing the the video card in the PCI-e slot. If anyone can give me detailed instructions on doing this please reply.

Dimension E520
Pentium® D Processor 925 (3GHz, 800FSB)
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000

A:Installing Video Card Over Integrated Graphics Card

Depending on your computer as soon as you install the video card it may disable the onboard video. If you install the new card and it doesn't work then you will have to acess the BIOS and disable it from there.

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what VGA coolers do you reccomend? (that do not attatch to the card)

My Gainward 6800Gt 2400\2ns, is a nice card and has quite chunky cooling, it does run quite hot and would like to cool it down for o/c purposes.

Incase you havnt seen the Gainward cards they are coverd in a chassis with 2 60mm fans which makes putting any other cooling on it hard, (however one side is exposed apart from the baseplate).

I was wondering if anyone new of anything to aid my graphics card.

Cheers, Alex

P.S= here are some pics

A:help with any graphics card cooling (that doesnt attatch to the card)

That looks like it should cool the card really well. I have a VGA Silencer on mine. It replaces the stock HSF.

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Hi, I've got this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP.
I just went looking around the BIOS, and found out how to use my other monitor (connected via VGA port on motherboard) but not how to use both my graphics card and motherboard internal graphics (Graphics card for main display and motherboard display for alternate display) at the same time. I read that some motherboards can do this, and I would think that mine could, due to it being quite a good motherboard, but am I missing something? I can't seem to find it!

And help/answers will be awesome.

PS. the 2nd monitor is ONLY VGA and my graphics card only has ports for HDMI and DVI, I do have an adapter... for HDMI to DVI... Damn...

PSS. If im unclear, ask in the reply section.

Thanks Again!

A:How to use both graphics card and motherboard graphics at once?

Depending on what Graphics Card you have ... You should be able to run two Monitors of the one Card ...

As for using the Internal and another Graphics Card at the same time ...

That is not possible ... Though it is true that your Motherboard supports Switchable Graphics ...

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An unlikely thing, maybe? I have an 8Mb onboard graphics. I also have available a spare 8Mb Matrox graphics card.

Is it at all possible (without the use of extensive electronics tinkering) to connect the memory of one of these to make, say, a 16Mb graphics capability?

Just seems a waste of a decent graphics card!

Yours curiously


A:On board graphics + Graphics card = ?

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If I have onboard graphics am I able to buy a new graphics card and put that in along side the onboard graphics or will that not? If it doesn't am I able to uninstall the onboard graphics?


A:Graphics card and onboard graphics

Welcome to the forum. Without your motherboard details I would say you can most mb will let you do it

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Hey i recently invested in a 1gb asus gtx 550 ti graphics card, but for some reason the total memory is 4046mb ?

I'm using:
m5a78L motherboard
8GB corsair RAM
AMD phenom II x 4 3.4ghz

I experience quite bad flickering in games that makes them unplayable. Tried old and new graphics drivers to no avail... please help

A:New graphics card - low graphics memory ?

The total memory shown is not your actualy gpu memory,i thought it was something like shared system memory,so no need to worry about that.About your flickering problem,can be due to alot of things.Make sure all your cables are connected tightly,and i would uninstall all your mobo,gpu drivers and get the newest ones,make sure you install directX latest version aswell.

Edit:Nevermind all that,ive just read your other threads and i think the best thing to do is to reinstall windows and start from scratch.

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I was wondering is it possible to use onboard graphics from my motherboard and use my graphics card at the same time? Also my motherboard states that the onboard graphics is dependent on the cpu. What exactly does this mean how does my cpu effect the onboard graphics

A:Can I use onboard graphics with graphics card

No, usually one can't use both onboard and add-in graphics adapters, by adding the plug-in card the onboard automatically gets disabled, at least on all the computers I've done it with.

Some newer CPUs do have things combined such as AMD CPUs that include ATI video, usual quick explanation of making things that way is for speed. AMD owns ATI Graphics.

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i am new to the "gaming" world and i would like clarification on the difference between a graphics card and a graphics accelerator. On the box for the game , it says "16 mb graphics accelerator".If i already have a Vooodo 2(4mb), can i just get a 16mb video card or do i have to spend a $150 for a graphics accelerator?

A:Graphics card vs graphics accelerator.

There basically the same thing just different names as far as I am concerned. A graphics card accelerates the graphics processing

You need a card with 16meg on board memory, that's low by todays standard, I would get a minimum of 32.

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hi, i just bought an nvidia 8600 gt super graphics card, after installation, my pc refused to boot up, making a regular click as if "cycling". i suspected my power supply was not powerful enough, so replaced it with a thermaltake toughpower 750w psu. same problem. i found that if i remove the graphics card the pc works fine. i then reinstalled card and removed the hauppage nova t 500 tv tuner card, computer works fine! how can i get these 2 cards to work together? btw os is windows vista. appreciate any help, thanks in anticipation.

A:graphics card and tv tuner card conflict

Try the TV card in a different slot.
Different PCI slots use different resources.

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Hi. I have recently aquired a very old computer (8-9 years old). I am looking at replacing the old agp graphics card because it is not working properly and then sell the computer for quite a low price. Any way.

I have looked in the case and took the card out and I belive that the graphics card slot is agp 2x. The card has two slots in it leading me to belive that it is a universal 1.5v 3.3v card. I am just wondering what cards my computer would accept and whether a 4x card would work ok in a 2x card slot.

Any help apreciated.



A:Solved: Old AGP Graphics Card Slot And Card

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Hi guys,
Some time ago I purchased a Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Graphics Card and immediately after installing it I encountered BSOD issues. I tried the numerous guides on how to potentially sort this online (uninstalling and reinstalling Nvidia programs/drivers in certain orders) but never fixed the problem. Sadly I lost the box and receipt, so it's now a paperweight.

Now, I decided to cut my losses and try a completely different card in the hope that the problem would no longer happen. Not wanting to use Nvidia again I opted for the Sapphire Radeon R7 250.

All was well for the first day, however I then got a BSOD. Sadly this has now continued time after time.

I tried getting Display Driver Uninstaller and uninstalling all the drivers that it allowed me to. I am currently running the PC with no graphics card driver (as far as I can tell) and I just have the basic look to my Windows 7. I came home today and once again I have had a BSOD.

My reason for wanting a new graphics card is that I'm running a dual monitor setup, when I'm on the on-board graphics card with a single monitor there are no issues at all.

Any help is hugely appreciated, thank you in advance!

A:BSOD after graphics card install (second card!)

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I decided to reformat my computer as it had pretty much ground to a standstill- this seemed to go okay. However, I appear to have lost the cd with my drivers on. I was able to find the driver for my wireless modem and get that working, however I cannot seem to get my graphics card to work

I have been to the website of the manufacture (Mesh- I got the laptop in August 2004) and looking at tge original invoice the graphics card is a 128MB DDR ATI mobility Radeon M11 9700, I am not sure what the sound card is.

However, when I try to download the driver off the ATI website and run it I get a message saying that there is not compatible hardware installed.

From device manager I can only see a yellow question mark next to a few devices, however I cannot identify the sound card or graphics card from the list. What do I do?

I have tried to use but it seems to automatically close down windows.

I am running windows XP home (which I have just reinstalled) and put in SP 2.

Any one able to help? (simple terms please, I am quite an amateur)



A:Cannot reinstall graphics card or sound card

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Hi all, Interesting one this, MSI KT3v mainboard 'No Lan option' AMD 1.4 with 512mb, client has an NVIDIA graphics card and a Lynksys NIC card, she can get one or the other to work in normal mode but not both, 'Graphics install knocks out the NIC' but in SAFE mode all work happily together, No IRQ conflicts flagged but the Graphics adapter does not show up in device manager, we have had everyone and his dog chew on this one for days, and frankly it has me and the rest of the room stumped,

Latest everything installed, altered the install combination too, it,s the fact the things work fine in safe and not in normal mode that has me wondering some, any ideas would be interesting as I have run out.

A:nic card and graphics card driver conflict

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The graphics card drivers, and/or the nic drivers are the problem.

Try using a different version of the graphics drivers/nic drivers.

If all else fails, try a different nic.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello, I just bought a Radeon HD 4650 card and when I installed it, the sound card, which is a Realtek HD audio driver (built in with the motherboard). And after the installation, the sound card no longer shows up anywhere. Its now using the radeon as the default sound source, but I have 5.1 speakers and not 7.1 (the radeon has 7.1 outputs) so that's not an alternative. I was just wondering how i can reconnect the sound card so the computer reads and is functional with it. Tips and advice would be much appreciated as the computer is a lot less fun without sound.

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Hi guys.
I am planning to buy a new graphics card. The two cards that are within my budget are ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Synergy Edition 4 GB DDR3 and Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card. Which one will be better? Or should I go for Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5?
Thanks in advance.

A:Is a 4 GB DDR3 graphics card better than a 1 GB DDR5 card?

The GT630 is a rebranded 440.

Speaking as someone who prefers NVidia's drivers, I think that the 6670 would be superior.

If you could find an HD 7750 at a reasonable price (seems to fall within the 6670 range), it would be better still.

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My computer is a bit on the slow side at times.... while on the internet and especially while playing some newer games..... not too too bad but enough to get on my nerves..... i was curious on what i should get to upgrade and make it better.... like what kind of RAM and how much and stuff like that.... i know nothing about this stuff.... my video card is nVidia Geforce 6100 GPU (with available PCI-Express slot.... whatever that means??) my computer specs are eMachines W3118 AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+, 1.81 GHz, 256 MB RAM... Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2.... PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks

A:Video Card/Graphics card/Memory/RAM

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I've completed a new custom build, but have had problems with BSOD from the beginning with any installation of Intel Graphics drivers or the installation of any graphics card.

When I first completed the build, the XFX-7950 Black was installed. I booted to BIOS without issue, but when I inserted the Windows 7 (64 bit) it would boot through the windows logo screen but immediately BSOD right after going to the first install screen.

I removed the graphics card, and was able to complete the full Windows install without issue. I updated Windows and the drivers on the system but as soon as I installed the Intel 3000 Graphics driver, it would BSOD on every restart. I recovered back prior to the Graphics driver install and installed all other drivers. I updated the BIOS to the latest version.

I have reattempted the XFX 7950 multiple times in different slots, but with the same results. I also attempted my Radeon HD 4550 from my old computer but it gave the same results. It always boots through the Windows logo screen, but BSOD within a few seconds of reaching the password screen.

I broke down and installed Driver Whiz, which did detect multiple outdated drivers that I had not caught, but none of these fix the issues.

I've attached the requested zip. I don't think all BSOD's are showing up, as I've had to use recovery points after installed drivers didn't work. The last .dmp on 19 JUL was a Intel Graphics driver install attempt that I pulled off in safe mod... Read more

A:BSOD with install of Intel Graphics driver or install of graphics card

I recommend for future reference never to use driver discovery software like Driver Whiz. They have a propensity to install erroneous, buggy and/or outdated drivers. Finding drivers for your hardware should always be done manually.

Anyways, while I don't see any specific pattern for the crashes, I do see at least some of them are during disk I/O. That's when I immediately got suspicious of your Crucial SSD. If you have not already, the very first thing you should do when installing an SSD into a PC is to update your SSD's firmware, followed by your BIOS and any chipset/disk controller drivers. This is necessary as initial SSD firmware often has a habit of causing issues, which frequently is resolved when updating it.

If that all doesn't work, then it's time for some other hardware tests. Start with 7 passes of Memtest86+, followed by Torture Test on Blend for 9+ hours with Prime95. If those don't turn up anything, then replace either your motherboard (most likely culprit) or your SSD drive.

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Hi Yall,
So I have successfully (I think) installed my new Radeon R7 250 "low profile" graphics card on my Dell Optiplex 9020.  I plugged it in the motherboard, started up the computer then went to Device Manager to update the drivers--which I did.  Side note: Ever since plugging the graphics card into the motherboard, some tasks like starting programs or starting windows take 2-10X as long as they used to.  Anyhow, it then asked for a restart, which I did.  The computer still took extra long to start any program, and when I plugged the monitor into the graphics card all I got was a black screen. 
Take two:  I then read that I should have uninstalled my current graphics driver (Intel integrated HD graphics) before I installed my new graphics card, but failing this, I could uninstall my old graphics card and change the default graphics card in the bios.  I uninstalled the old card and went to the bios, but could not change the default...can't remember exactly what it called it, graphics controller or something.  I could see that intel HD graphics was still the default (this is after uninstalling intel HD graphics and then restarting) but could find no way to change this.  Supposedly dell will make the switcheroo on its own...but it doesn't seem to have. 
Take three:  Next I physically removed the graphics card, restarted the computer, then physically inserted the graphics card again, then started the comp... Read more

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I'm working on an old system and need a driver for a Asus AGP V3800 TNT2 graphics card that will work for win2000pro. nVidia's site gives me a driver for a TNT2 but then doesnt list a TNT2 in it's support list, strange

A:Need a Graphics card driver for old card

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These are two examples of the artifacts I am getting.I have ran a stress test on the card and it held up nicely.

some info:
pc gets hotter than usual(only slightly)
stuttering in games(minimal and usually when loading...didn't happen before)
The artifacts in the images above

Is my card going bad? (I still have it under warranty)
Should It be replaced?
is it a other part causing this?(have tested the cpu and its fine)

Thanks for the service and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Currently, I have 1 Nvidia GTX580.
I was thinking of getting another 580 for or getting a sound card Asus Xonar D2X for
Thing is I have a Logitech X-540 speakers, so I am not sure if it would be worth it.
I am more into getting a sound card but I think my X-540 wont produce the real sound quality of the sound card.
Any ideas?


A:Another Graphics Card or Sound Card

For the most part, in terms of quality on board sound cards do what is needed these days. If your doing audio mixing and require extra features not available on your standard on board or have very high quality sound system that will pick up any discrepancies in audio, a sound card would be the way to go. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion which sounds really good, but if i wasn't doing audio work, i wouldn't bother. I would rather the second GPU.

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Hi There People, I need your help!

I have just bought a new gaphics card (Xpert Vision Nvidia 8500GT 256MB)
and have installed it okay (i think)

Problem is i now have NO ICONS on my desktop whatsoever, i have had to use Ctrl+Alt+Del just to run Iexplorer so i can visit this site!

Any ideas would be welcome as i am desperate!

Thanks in advance...


A:Graphics card Card Problem...

How did you install it? please say what you did when you installed it in your PC..and did you install anything else, did you update driver's from nVidia's or the manufacturer's website..etc..

Welcome to TSG!

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Just noticed in PC Wizard 2008 looking at details of my system that the video card and the sound card both appear to be on the same IRQ. Does this mean a conflict will happen? I'm sure its all fine and dandy but i seem to remember something from many moons ago where people had issues with having things like this on the same IRQ.

A:Graphics card and sound card both on irq 11 is that OK?

Windows XP and Vista re really good at sharing resources and you'll find thats the case with many resources; its fine.

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I have already posted regarding my problem, but this is a new thread because the problem still exists. The old thread can be read here.

Since that thread someone has told us that this computer doesn't actually have a video card, only a graphics card.

Anyway, those problems had been persisting every time the game was played, and yesterday we bought a new expansion pack for the sims and figured this could possibly fix the problem, but it still happens. We also downloaded new drive routes and catalyst control center for the graphics card as that was suggested for the game. These are from ATI and the graphics card we have is RADEON X850 Series.

We're not even certain that the problem is the Graphics Card and are not confident enough to go poking around in the computer to try things, so does anyone have ANY suggestions for other problems this could be and what we can do to try to fix it?

A:Graphics Card/Video Card/whatever

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I'm just trying to get an honest opinion of which gpx card is better...

ASUS 2GB GDDR5 DIGI+ VRM technology Graphics Cards HD7770-2GD5 or

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2xDVI-D/HDMI/D-SUB Graphics Card GV-N650OC-2GI

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 910, 2571 MHz
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 753636 MB; D: Total - 610477 MB, Free - 1870 MB;
Motherboard: XFX, MI-A78S-8209
500w power supply
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled

Any help would be great.

A:Which card is a better gaming graphics card for my pc?

The Hd 7770 is better.

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hey guys

is a graphics card and a video card the same thing?

my pc's a few years old now and not running some newer games, such as The Sims 2. It runs it but certain parts freeze up etc due to my low grade graphics card/video card.

Can someone pelase tell me if

a: graphics card/video card - are the same thing

b: if they are not which one is important to playing games

c: which new graphics card/video card should i purchase? - i'm on a tight budget so it will be bought 2nd hand via ebay etc... i dont want the very best or the latest top daddy, just something which will allow me to play newer games!

thanks in advance guy!


A:graphics card/video card

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Hi, I have been building a new computer with a bunch of old used parts.
The computer has a motherboard with NO GRAPHICS.
I have the pci slots filled with a network card (because the motherboard doesn't have ethernet either...), a RAID controller for IDE devices and has 2 IDE hard drives connected to it. And I have an AGP nvidia graphics card with 256 MB of video memory.

For some reason, Everytime I turn on the computer, the graphics card does not put out video, but I know it's working because I can feel the heatsink getting hot. Both ports, DVI and VGA don't seem to work.

I have no idea what to do from here... help me!!!

A:No graphics from graphics card.

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TLDR: Graphics card and wlan card randomly stop working!!

I've posted this on other forums so far no help . so heres my problem. I use my computer on average 3-10 hours a day. I usually play games or im surfing the net. now sometimes my wlan card and my graphics card just stop working. they both dont appear in the device manager, I cant plug in my monitor through the graphics card coz the screen just stays black, and the wireless internet icon on the bottom right of the windows screen just says "no connections available". Im not 100% on this but it seems like this occurs after playing games for long periods of time im pretty sure the games I play arent too heavy for my system (empire:total war, skyrim etc). I took my pc to the repair shop before and everything was working fine when they tried it. I dont think its a problem with the wlan or graphics card coz sometimes they work perfectly, then suddenly they just stop working. when this happens it usually gets fixed when I wait for a day, open up the pc and clean everything then perform a system restore. I have no idea whats wrong. Is everything compatible? could it be overheating? could the motherboard be faulty? Its very unlikely that both these parts just stop working at the same time.

-Sometimes when the wlan card stops working, the light on the card itself isnt lit up, but sometimes it is.

-These problems dont always occur at the same time.

Motherboard: Asus M4N68T-M LE V2
Graphics: R... Read more

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Man this is so sweet, I couldn't play any games before and it made me sad, so I researched and found a perfect graphics card for me! Went to best buy and bought it!



Im like soooooooooo excited!!!

But I have a question, this is sweet and all but I was wandering in the OLD version when my graphics card sucked, my CPU & CPU Speed were GREAT!

Now.. it's good but not GREAT, anyway to fix this up?

simpswr, thanks man your the BEST!

A:Just got a NEW Graphics Card!!!

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well, after looking at
I have finally got it through my head that my graphics card I currently have is taking UP my ram on my PC.
Im suppose to have 256MB, but on my PC it displays that I have 224. *sighs*

I was wandering, what graphics card should I get that will give me back all 256 of my members? I WAS going to get this
(fo zip code put 60409 )

But they ran out of it... SOOO is there ANY OTHER graphics card that I could get... but like in radioshack, bestbuy, stores like that? Im not looking to spend more than telling you this now.. cause the other 1 above was $50

About my PC:

Compaq Presario 7500
256MB ( card I have? makes it 224)
Windows XP home edition...
*sighs* I know.. this isn't the BEST pc..​
*****Also, I KNOW that to get more MB you have to get more ram.. but if I got like the BEST graphics card, will that increase/give me MORE ram then 256?? maybe not..idk *****

also i looked up other graphics card, will this work for me?

A:Graphics card HELP

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Hello?? ...

... My motherboard has just AGP 4X DDR slot .. (OLD) , and I want to upgrade my video card to FX 5200 128MB AGP8X DDR video card . I know I can't upgrade it to those higher video card such as 1GB ..
I just wondering if, does AGP 8X Video card or graphics card will works in AGP 4X slot? ..

besides I've read to the internet that FX 5200 can works in aGP 4x and 8x slot.. thank U!!!

A:Graphics card on agp 4x? 1069609639&name=AGP 4X/8X

Pretty sure you can find something much better then a fx5200, go higher if you can

this looks real nice

Whats your full specs also??

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I have an issue I;ve been seeing lately when I try to play some video games. It is a textural problem where it seems 'spikes' come out of scenery or items in the game. It as if the texture was taken and stretched far behind what it is suppose to be. It happens randomly, sometimes not at all, But it has begun to happen almost every time now causing me to not be able to play any sort of game. If I take a screen shot it does nothing and shows up like those texture problems are not there. So I had to take some pictures with my digital camera.

Pic #1
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Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
OS: Windows XP pro

A:Graphics Card?

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Dell E310

Is it possible to put any good gfx cards in it? such as 8xxxx/9xxx 3xxx 4xxx cards into it? with a dual core processor?

A:Graphics card for PC?

Wasn't this already answered here:
And you asked here too:

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Well i just bought a 2nd 6800 the first was fualty. This one is an evga. Heres my problem when i install the drivers the screen goes crazy stuff is missing like buttons and it goes black then comes back in. Sometimes theres artifacts and other weird things. Heres whats strange though i can load up a game and it will work perfectly for awhile, then it will crash. I can change all the settings and everything so i dont think the card is faulty. Any help would be appreciated. My specs are:

AMD Athlon xp [email protected]
Fic AM37 mobo
512mb corsair ram
phenoix award bios V6.00
450 watt psu

A:Graphics card help!!!

try a different driver version

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