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Problem with new graphics cards

Question: Problem with new graphics cards

Hey all,

My new computer is a "Medion Akoya P5202-E" With art number: 10017445
(windows 8)
It has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphic card.
Original Psu 350w

My old computer is a "Emachine EL1700"
(windows vista)
Original Psu: 220w

I have bought a Psu from 430w (to have a 6 pin connector for the GTX 650ti graphic card)
When installing this Psu in my EL1700 both graphic cards works fine

Now I have 2 brand new graphic cards:
1: NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630
2: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 650TI (Asus)
(Both cards WORKS on my old computer!)

Now the problem:
When installing the new Psu 430w into my medion computer everything works fine.
When I remove the graphic card from my new computer and put the 630 or the 650 in it the computer wont start (getting 1 long beep and 2 x short beep) this means problem with graphics card. Now I have retested my graphic cards in my old computer and they both works 100% fine. so there is a problem probably something within my computer settings? I have searched and searched but couldn't find any solution! so thats why I'm posting it here

I am from Belgium so forgive me for my bad grammar!

Any suggestion will be tried and I am 100% sure all cables are connected probably when I need to install my GT630 I don't even need to unplug any cables so thats not the problem!

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Answer: Problem with new graphics cards

Wait. So when you put the 630 and 650 in your Medion, it fails?

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 Hi,Got application where we need to take  camera signal feeds and send signal over single mode fiber about 2km with this sdi over fiber extenders. I am using AJA SDI to HDMI to get to my computer inputs. The problem is I can get it all to work.Is it possible because of graphics cards ?Please adviseThanks

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Hi I have an Nvidia 9500GT and recently, I upgraded my mobo ram and cpu, my card worked fine until then. I started to play games the other day and it kept crashing 5 mins in, so i tried the drivers etc and nothing changed. So i dug out an old card an nvidia 8500gt and plugged it in again it was working fine for a while then same thing happened. I am starting to think my new mobo has a faulty pcie slot could this be correct anything else I can test?
this is the error message, if anyone can decypher that would be great.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: F.E.A.R. 3.exe
Application Version: 16.0.20.1035
Application Timestamp: 4dfb96ff
Fault Module Name: F.E.A.R. 3.exe
Fault Module Version: 16.0.20.1035
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dfb96ff
Exception Code: c00000fd
Exception Offset: 00c3a907
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: b5fc
Additional Information 2: b5fc97e6cf68d3d8b2b43ad17782d176
Additional Information 3: 5c1c
Additional Information 4: 5c1c0219e289859f25f9a4d1bacac90c
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Answer:Problem with multiple graphics cards

Please uninstall your card driver and install this driver (which is the correct one)
Use custom install and select to perform a clean install!

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I have updated my nVidia 6600GT card to an nVidia Quadro FX3400 professional card. The card works fine, but XP professional (64bit) still thinks the card is a 6600GT. I un-installed the drives and downloaded the lastest from the nVidia website, but to no avail. Any ideas anybody?

And while I'm at it, if the Quadro FX3400 is using the 6600GT driver, can I install my 6600GT as well, using the second SLI slot, and use them together(seeing that Windows thinks they are both 6600GT's), or is that tempting fate?
 

Answer:Problem with nVidia Graphics cards

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Yesterday my monitor wasn't working, so I tried a new monitor and it still wasn't working. So I changed my graphics card to my old one which is built into my computer, I've had my new one for about 2 months. Then it worked, but today my old one isn't working, so I tried my new one and it works today. Anyone have any clue what is happening? xD

Answer:Very weird problem with graphics cards

Well i just updated my new graphics card, had to restart my computer and it's stopped working again. But my old one works now.

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My friend has had his PC for 7 months, but several days ago, the screen will scramble instantly, typically during games. It has a Connect3D X800GTO.

I noticed that it did it when the temperature of the GPU was high using ATi Tray Tools, and would crash during a benchmark test. Bearing in mind, this problem arised at the start a series of hot days here in Nottinghamshire, UK. And, the PC isn't the best of cases for gaming and stuff. When the screen scrambles, I can still recognise the desktop and move the scrambled cursor graphic around, but after a few seconds, it turns itself off.

Yesterday, it started doing it much sooner, and would often do it before even finishing loading Windows, and then eventually, would do it from the momet I turn it on.

So I decided let it cool down, and it would this time let me get as far as loading Windows up, but then scrambled/crashed again.

I took the graphics card out put it in another PC and it did the same thing, so it's definitely the graphics card. The graphics card was very dusty, bu I've cleaned it now.

I think the card maybe on its way out, but I hope it isn't. Any ideas for solving the problem?
 

Answer:Graphics cards scramble/crashing problem...

I looked the the graphics card from the top and it there's about a 1mm gap between the heatsink and this big chip which I assume is the processing core.

Actually, looking at it again, there's something on the middle of the processing core, taking up a large amount of it, which may be dust/muck, or may be part of the processing core.

I have no idea myself. Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Can anyone explain and help to solve a problem I am having with new Acer Aspire R5-571TG? I have quite a few applications that are showing very sharp/clear letters and fuzzy letters at the same time. I am attaching a few screenshots (Microsoft 2010 Picture Manager and SlimCleaner apps). I am confused since it was expected to have a superior graphics on HD screen due to the laptop having 2 graphics cards one Intel HD 620 and another NVIDIA 940MX. Could it be that having 2 cards create the problem with fuzziness? Chatted with Acer support - no solution was offered except to download latest driver for NVIDIA. Checked NVIDIA Settings app - it shows I have the latest drivers and no updates needed. Inconsistent clarity/sharpness of letters in applications is extremely annoying! 

Answer:Aspire R5-571TG-78G8 graphics cards problem?

Thats not a graphics card problem. I had the same issue with the same model as well.. go on the search bar on windows and search for "Cleartype" and follow the instructions.

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I have a pc with the following specs:

ACER P5N-D Motherboard
Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.00GHZ
8 GB Ram
1 TB 7200 HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

Matrox M912 quad VGA video card running 4 monitors.

at work i work on huge excel sheets and i would like to add a second matrox M912 video card and double the monitor count to 8. i already bought and set up the monitors and tried (unsuccessfully) to install a second matrox m912 video card. i attached a picture of the monitor setup i am trying to get to work. i could not figure out how to get the computer to recognize the second video card so i downloaded the user manual for the motherboard and while i am not sure, i think that the second video card wont work because this motherboard will only support dual graphics cards if they are both SLI-ready which i am pretty certain the matrox M912 is not. My question is this:

1) is there a way to get the two video cards i already have to work?
2)if not does anyone have any suggestions about what video cards would work? i dont need to game or anything thic pc is mainly used for excel.
3) i was also thinking that since this is an older PC it might be cheaper (if kind of a pain) to get a different motherboard that would support two matrox m912 video cards and i could just swap over all of the components and sell my current motherboard. does anyone have any suggestions as to a motherboard that would work for this?
thanks in advance for the help
 

Answer:Solved: Problem setting up dual graphics cards

SLI is for gaming, you want SLI off if you want to use multiple graphics card independently for multiple monitors.

Does the second graphics card show up in Device Manager?

Have you tried the new card in place of the old card to see if it works or if its faulty?
 

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Hi! I just bought the Lenovo G510 Laptop, with an Radeon 8750, and installed Windows 8 64 Bit. After installing the drivers from the provided CD, I get the following Bugcheck error code in WhoCrashed 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0) when rebooting ,or when I try to open the Catalyst Control Center. Actually the AMD graphics card driver seems to be responsible, as this problem does not occur until I install this driver.I tried to use the driver provide at the Lenovo support page too (for both Windows 8 and 7), with the same result. The ThinkVantage System Update does not install an AMD graphics driver at all.Accordding to WhoCrashed atikmdag.sys causes this error. I would highly appreciate any help! 

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Hi there,

My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.

I can provide more information if you want...
 

Answer:Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.
 

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okay, having trouble dual monitor setting up my cousin's pc. in the device manager, under display, it shows ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, and, ATI Radeon 4200 Series. now. I tried to setup a second monitor to it through vga, but it didn't detect the second monitor. monitor is fine. the original wasn't detected in the second one either. stays in power saver mode like it is plugged into nothing.

i am too a picture to show you the back of the pc. i know what to do once the monitor is detected, to enable the small greyed out second display in the display settings, but only ONE monitor box is shown.

much help would be appreciated =)

(the old monitor is plugged in to the left, and below, the lone bga port is the one we are trying to use.)
 

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k , know this is probably not the best place to ask this question but im doing my comptia a at the moment and was hoping for a little imput with this question .

Discuss the types of graphics cards and sound cards that are available and the considerations that should be given before the purchase of either .

thanks in advance fo any info mlr

Answer:types of graphics cards and sound cards

Man sounds like you want us to do your homework.

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I have a Gigabyte Radeon 9200. If I have the ATI version of the same card, will I get better performance? The Gigabyte version is cheaper, will it have the same performance when they both have the same specs? My systems runs well, and it has for almost 2 years except for the graphics, I'm not that satisfied with it.

Answer:Gigabyte graphics cards and Ati graphics cards

Same chip, just different manufacturers.

You need to just pay attention to the specs. One may use better g-RAM than the other. Also, one will have different alternate add-ons than the other, which may change your decision.

I will note, though, that Giga-byte often sells good graphics-card packages with great stuff, but the heatsinks they use are often cheap and shytty. Not to mention that the boxes from Giga-byte usually smell like the rotting putrescence from the severed hands of the 4th-world country workers they use to build the stuff.

But if that doesn't bother you, then Giga-byte is a decent choice.

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I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?
 

Answer:Graphics Cards and Video Cards

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Hi,

This is my first post to this forum.

Could anyone recommend a good video card for under or around $150? I'm not a hard-core gamer by any means, but I would like to play recent games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, and other new, related FPS and adventure games (not into role playing or strategy though, like WarCraft and such).

I built my computer 1 year ago, it's pretty basic: Pentium III 1.6 Ghz, 256 MB memory, a Biostar motherboard with both AGP and PCI (I think) ports. Like I said, I don't need a hardcore accelerator, just something that would let me play games at a decent clip--my onboard graphics card just isn't cutting it.

Is there a big diff between Radeon and Geforce? These seem to be the two big brands out there now. Is either one better than the other?

Second question: This one may make me look like an idiot newbie. I'm in China right now, but before I return home to the USA I'm pondering whether it would be a good idea to buy my graphics card here in China.

What do you think? The prices seem to be a bit lower than in America, and they sell Radeon graphics cards (or so they say they are). On the other hand, if the card doesn't work on my system, I obviously can't fly back and exchange the item at the store.

Has anyone had experience buying hardware from or in China? Are there are good Chinese video card brands that you would recommend?

Thanks for your help,

Eric

Answer:graphics card rec AND: graphics cards in china

I doubt that your mobo is 8x... possibly, but I'd have to have the model number. So I'd go for an older card, unless you can get a great deal (you can always build a better system, or upgrade the one you have if it is 8x AGP...).

Radeon vs GeForce... it all boils down to personal preference. The newest cards are so close it doesn't really matter.

Bottom line: If you can get a great deal on a reputable company's card, I'd do it.

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Ok, I am going for it to build a new PC but looking at the Graphics Cards I see AGP x8 cars which I am familiar with and also there is PCI Express. The pointer/s advice I need is, Is PCI Express the going trend and going to take over AGP slot cards or is AGP going to be around for many years and PCI Express isn't going to take of.So in short will I be safer with a PCI Express based Grpahics card (& Motherboard).Help Please.

Answer:AGP Slot Graphics v PCI Express Graphics Cards ?

PCI Express is the successor to AGPHowever it will develop further as will motherboards when microsoft longhorn arrives

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Clearly I have a network card (I'm using the internet right now to post on this forum), and seeing as I can play all my games just fine I clearly have my graphics card (and I can access my software to modify settings on my graphics card).

Yet... Windows tells me when I try to update my graphics drivers that I don't have a card, and that it can't continue!

Also when trying to set up a "Home or Small office network" blah blah... it tells me I don't have a network card!

I thought I'd try to do a "Windows Repair" installation from my Windows XP Home disc... so I booted up the disc, went through the process, and what does it tell me? That apperantly, I don't have a Hard Disk Drive.

When I click on "My Computer" it does the little flashlight searching thing for 2-3 minutes... it never used to do that. It just spontaniously started doing this a few months ago. Seeing as everything's worked fine, I can play my games, use the internet, etc. I've just left it. But I'm getting nervous that I've gone so long not being able to update my graphics drivers.

Does anyone know what the problem could possibly be?

Answer:Really crazy computer problem - computer thinks I have no Network or Graphics Cards

My best suggestion is for a clean install. Something went haywire on your system, who knows where to start. Can you post a screenshot of the error message?

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Hello PCAdvisor Community.
I have recently tried to connect my Alienware 15R2 Laptop to a television screen (not a specialised pc monitor) to use as a second screen. I initially had some problems getting the resolution right (it cut off the corners of the screen) but have since made it mostly fine by using a custom resolution which keeps the majority of the screen.
The problem occurs when I try to play games on the second monitor, the games do not have the option for me to play at the custom resolution I am using (1700x900) and if I try to use fullscreen I cannot see the whole game screen.
I was looking through my graphics properties for my display adaptors (An Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel HD Graphics 530) and it seems that my Nvidia card can only detect my additional monitor whereas my Intel one can only detect my actual laptop one, this means that I cannot really change the options on both monitors together or change how they interact etc.
Any help on how to control which adaptor controls which screen or anything else is very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Question: Agp graphics cards

Ok I have an HP pavilion 764c  it has a 4x AGP slot.   I am lookin for the best availbale graphics card for under 300 dollars?  Other question is:   Can an 8x AGP run in a 4x slot?Thanks

Answer:Agp graphics cards

300 what dollars? american? english? aslonubian?

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Question: Graphics cards

ok, so recently my computer crashed and i had to completely restart the computer (remove all files and start again basically), the graphics before ran smoothly and i could go on any game video etc... now i can hardly play anything and most videos don't load also scrolling down is much less smooth and i really need help, i looked around and couldn't find a fix but found there is probably a problem with my graphics card. i dont know how to reinstall it and can't find it anywhere on my computer anymore. quite annoying please help
 

Answer:Graphics cards

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I've been playing games such as Allods Online, Perfect World, and Runes of Magic (all mmorpgs) lately and decided that it was time to upgrade from my integrated graphics to a Nvidia graphics card. I've tried both the GeForce 8400 GS and the GeForce 6600 overclocked. Neither of these graphics cards have improved the performance of my games much at all. I'm getting around 7-12 fps on high settings and around 30 fps on low settings on all these games. I'm not sure if I'm missing something here, but it seems like my computer should be running these games a lot smoother.

System Specs:

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50GHz 36 ?C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
LENOVO LENOVO (CPU 1)
Graphics
Acer P191W @ 1280x800
Acer P191W @ 1440x900
512MB GeForce 6600 (BFG Tech) 51 ?C
Hard Drives
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0 ATA Device (IDE) 35 ?C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH10N ATA Device
OPKB 4HQZSPIBS9U7 SCSI CdRom Device
DILOXSL 9MBO1MFC SCSI CdRom Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Answer:Low fps, even with new graphics cards

the 6600 is a medium performing card... back when it was released in 2004-08-12
think of how far we've come since 2004.

the 8400gs was not meant for gaming at all.
both card probably perform equally bad for gaming. (for sure bad for gaming, but probably suck as much as the other card.)

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Question: Graphics cards

Hello. Anyone know of any sites that test and compare graphics cards?

Answer:Graphics cards

Try click here

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Question: Two Graphics Cards

In the past whenever my computer got outdated I would just take out my old graphics card and throw in a better one. This would let me keep gaming on my computer for another year or so before I bought a new one. But lately I keep hearing about "SLI mode" or whatever it is called. From what I can gather about it, is it uses two graphics cards instead of just one.

I was wondering what people's experiences were with using this setup. So I have some questions:
Is it better to just get one up to date graphics card and throw out the old one?
I have a 9800 GT right now, if i wanted to do SLI would I have to get another 9800 GT?
Does it work better with a Dual Core?
Can my computer even handle doing SLI? I have a Quad Core 9300 @ 2.5 Ghz , 8 GB of ram and three "PCI Express Root Ports".
Is it easy to setup? I have put new graphics cards into computers before without any problems. Do I just put the other graphics card in another slot or do I have to connect them together? If so, would I be able to do it or do I have to get a computer technician?
Will it effectively double what the graphics cards can handle or are they less effective working together?

I don't know much about building computers, the most I've ever done is put in sticks of ram. Also another question though it is off-topic, how do I find out how many ram slots I have?

Any help is greatly appreciated (sorry for asking so many questions).
 

Answer:Two Graphics Cards

I haven't had a great deal of experience with SLI myself but I can answer some of your questions to a certain degree. I am sure someone with far more knowledge will come along at some point.

1) From what I have seen in general, unless you are running two high end cards in SLI it is generally better to upgrade a single card for a better, single card. Of course, if you upgrade your cards aswell that will give an even better boost however it will double the cost.

2) Yes, both cards have to be the same.

3) Yes

4) Is your motherboard running an NVidia chipset? I don't know if it has changed but it always used to be the case that to use SLI you need an NVidia chipset.

SLI is the name given to NVidia method of running two cards, ATI use Crossfire which is essentially the same thing.
 

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Question: Graphics cards

My mate has an old Compaq PC & wants to upgrade the it with a Graphics card. I opened the "box" for him & discovered it only had PCI slots & no AGPs! (It also only had 2 slots for RAM!) Is this some kind of cut down motherboard or just so old it was never designed for AGP? Is there any way he can put a Graphic Accelerator in?Help!

Answer:Graphics cards

A PCI GFX Accelerator...click herePC World will have them.

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Question: Graphics cards

does anyone know how to make sli work properly?

I just put up a post in another seciton asking for general help with my computer's capabilites, but this refers directly to the double nvida geforce 8600 GT I have in my system. Is this a good graphics card? ( within reason)

Seriously my computer was so expensive it should be kicking computer game butt, but every tie a new game comes out it lapses in the graphical prowess department

HELP ME..... please

Answer:Graphics cards

A double 8600GT shouldn't be bad at all, but it's not at all top of the line... Can you please fill out the rest of your systems specs, it's easier to help that way Now what's the problem, your games are not working the way you want them, that's it? Or is there a problem with your SLI? Check your device manager to see if it shows the two cards, then they should be fine. Also, here's a link to update your drivers: GeForce Release 182

What did you pay for your pc? Building one yourself is always better and not hard at all..

Amplid

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I was looking in Device Manager on my laptop, trying to find the specs on my display driver as I have always had problems with it, and I see (what I think are) two display drivers! Is this normal? 

Answer:Two graphics cards?

Yes it is. Your notebook has the Intel/AMD switchable graphics setup. For low demand graphics processing the notebook uses the Intel HD graphics. If your notebook needs more graphics 'horsepower' such as when playing video games, the AMD graphics kicks in.

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Question: Graphics Cards

I am running windows Xp Home and my present graphics card is NVIDIA GEEFORCE2 MX/MX 400. I denjoy making Video Clips Just for fun and I would like to upgrade my Graphics but havn't a clue what to look for. Can anyone make any suggestions please

Answer:Graphics Cards

DO NOT GET THE GEFORCE 4 EQUIVALENT!What is your budget?I'd suggest the Radeon 9500 which is about 100.00 I think.It's made by 4 or 5 manufacturers under license (sapphire Hercules etc.) and if you shop around you'll be able to get a deal on it. It's 100-170 cheaper than the Radeon 9700 with only a sight decrease in performance, and it's directx9 compatible so is as future proof as you can get atm.Get the 128MB not the 64MB.Overclockers.co.uk have a good deal on it.

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Question: Graphics Cards

Is it possible to have two monitors running at the same time with the on-board graphics card and an additional PCI or AGP card for the additional monitor.

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Question: Graphics cards

Out of pure question, which of these cards is better?

1GB NVIDIA ASUS ENGT220 DDR2 HDMI
1GB NVIDIA ASUS ENGT220 DDR2 HDMI available at Computer orBIT Commerce Centre - No.1 for PC components

OR

1GB ATI POWERCOLOR HD5570 PCX HDMI
1GB ATI POWERCOLOR HD5570 PCX HDMI available at Computer orBIT Commerce Centre - No.1 for PC components

Got my build approved, just getting a professional electrician (basically a computer genius) to build it for me, as he gets parts cheaper. then i wondered, so which vote.

Or suggest one, and know what? i've just seen the graphics card section XD sorry.
-PSU- 500W
-Motherboard (and/or slots) ASUS P7H55-M MOTHERBOARD LGA1156
-Budget - ?100? ($160 ish)
-Location UK

Answer:Graphics cards

Which motherboard are you using? I would go for the NVidia myself, as it's what I use on my system (not that particular card, but an 8800GT). However, I would base my actual decision on your chipset - if it is NVidia-based then I would go with that and if AMD-based then the ATI card.

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Hello,i need help finding a decent AGP graphics card. I play a few games, I have 19" videosonic DVI TFT, WinXP Home, AMD 64bit 3400 CPU.I want to spend around upto 150 mark on the AGP card, Text work is my priority for Spreadsheet account work, but media little DVD's, some flight Sim & MS Golf eventually.I prefer Nvidia chip so I was looking at 128MB FX5700 cards, I like the sound of them Gigabyte heat pipe (Fan FREE !) cards as I have had a AGP card where the fan was not replacable.I see there is Sparkle, Winfast, Leadtek, Gigabyte & few others but who does make a good alround AGP card please.I am not interested in overclocking, any links to reviews of a decent AGP card I would be greatfull.Cheers all

Answer:AGP Graphics Cards help

Don't bother with Geforce FX5xxx cards, look at the 6600GT (100 or so) , 6800 (starting at about 125 now) - I know the NVidia model numbers but not the equivalent ATI ones, I'm sure someone can make more suggestions on that front.

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Question: Graphics cards??

I have a dell dimension 3000 complete with intel graphics thingummy. Much of the the new gaming software available requires an enhanced graphic card......geforce 6200 etc. Ive read about buying them but have no idea how to go about putting them in the pc. Soldering iron? Through one of the ports? I cant even find info on compatability or more likely I dont understand it. Any help for an ageing luddite would be gratefully accepted.

Answer:Graphics cards??

Graphic cards fit into a slot on the motherboard, either pci express or agp, you need to find which your board supports and then do some homework on which card would best suit you. There's plenty of easily found imformation on the net about fitting them, especially on google but dont worry it's dead simple and you dont need a soldering iron.

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Hello,
I have a computer that i built, that has a very old motherboard and a brown slot for a graphics card. The slot is very small and I don't know what graphics cards are compatible. could someone please post a list of the compatable graphics cards for this motherboard.

Gigabyte Socket 370 GA-6VEML - motherboard - micro ATX - PLE133T : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk

Answer:I don't know what graphics cards will fit

Hi Fastboy,

Here is a link to your motherboard manufacturer's website with all of the specs and more for it.

GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-6VEML

According to it, you have 3 PCI slots (white ones) and 1 ISA slot (brown one). It says that the motherboard already has a integrated video chip with a VGA output if you wanted to use it. If not, then you can use any older PCI (not PCI-E or PCI Express) graphics card.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a graphics crad out there which would allow me to play a TV picture on my PC desktop. Also I require to be able to resize the area of the screen that the TV picture takes up. The reason that I am asking for this is that I would like to develop an application which uses the Sky Sports style reverse L format. I intened to have the TV picture playing in the top left of the screen and two visual basic forms, one to the right and one below this. Any help or info is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading :D

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I am new to PC gaming, I ordered this PC from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111MTSZ8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

The graphics card isn't that good so I want to upgrade it once I get it. Is this graphics card compatible with the PC?
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-...284822_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1456428376&sr=1-3
 

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Question: 2 graphics cards??

Hi, i've been searching high and low for help but cant find any!! But this forum looks promising so here it goes...

My Motherboard will only allow me to run dual screen (As in 1 main screen and another for extension) if i have 2 cards installed. So i bought a cheap Nvidia 7100GS card to go in along with my Nvidia 8800GTS (the Motherboard has 2 PCI-E slots). But when i installed the second card there was a conflict with the 2 drivers. I've read that there are ways to resolve this by having 2 drivers installed so each Card can run of each driver independently??

Please Reply, i need all the help i can get

Thanks

John
 

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Hey guys, I recently downloaded CPU-Z to check detailed specs about my laptop. When I went to graphics I encountered something I did not understand.. Please check the screenshots and explain to me what this is. Do I have two graphics card or what?

Answer:2 graphics cards?

Yes, one is the graphics built into the CPU, the other is a separate (discrete) AMD graphics chip. Behavior and whether you can switch between them is dependent upon the BIOS and hardware configuration.
Would help to know what laptop exactly. Look at my specs.
Did you just get the laptop?
Also, GPU-Z will give more info on the graphics.

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Hello, I am new here so bear with me. I want to get the new Sims 3 game coming out in a few weeks. I did the system requirements lab, and it said that my video card was not up to par. I have the Intel Mobile 4 Series Express Chipset Family. Is there any way to replace this in a laptop or upgrade it so that the Sims will play efficiently? Also, can someone explain to me what the difference between integrated graphics and discrete graphics are? And why discrete are better. Thanks, sorry if its a lot.
 

Answer:Different Graphics Cards

Integrated graphics cards are integrated onto the motherboard of a computer. Discrete cards, also known as add-on cards are added to the computer using a slot (PCI, AGP, PCI-Express 16x with desktops, laptops are a bit different.) You can propably (depends a lot on the connectivity in your laptop) add a graphics card, but it will be external: http://www.trustedreviews.com/graph...-Makes-First-External-Laptop-Graphics-Card/p1
Where to find one of those and how much they cost, no idea. What I know is that they're not worth it. If you want to play a game, get a good game-capable laptop, or a same level desktop for 50% less.
 

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I have an On-Board Video Card Intel g41 & a GeForce 210.. I need some FPS to play Games.. So I am asking can I use my On-Board & Dedicated Video Card @ the same time together ? SomeHow Or Anyway?
Thanks in Advance...

Answer:How to use two Graphics Cards

You are not able to use onboard graphics and a graphics card at the same time.

You can use 1 card to power 2 monitors (and sometimes more depending on the card)

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What are the top 8 Nvidia Video cards?Also when I buy one what is a good manufactuarer for these?

Answer:Best Graphics cards

Post all of your questions in one thread please.

For power supply, you can never go wrong with antec.

For video card, go with gigabyte 6600 gt w/ heatpipes (208$)

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Hope someone can help.have a graphics card and when I install I have to connect the monitor to it instead of the mother board which i dont want to do any help would be gratefull. tetly.

Answer:graphics cards

Disable the onboard VGA in the bios adn change it too the AGP or whatever.

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righto i wanted a little advice, wot would be the best graphics card to buy a radeon 9600xt 256mor a 9800 pro 128mb.also is anyone else having probs with tiscali connection speeds cause they are really *[email protected]: all the time lol. cheers-red

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The 9800 Pro scores better...much better...click here

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I'm looking into getting a graphics card for a budget gaming PC. I've narrowed it down to three choices. They're all similarly priced, and all have gotten good customer reviews, and I'm curious as to which would be the best at playing Bioshock, COD 4, etc. at Mid/High settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130062

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131074

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121094

They all have 256 MB of GDDR3, and have generally similar specs, so your help would be greatly appreciated. Please no "Just go for the 8800GTX, you'll be happier in the long run" posts, as i have a pretty specific budget.

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6177688/p-6.html

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6183967/p-4.html

Those COD4 and Bioshock benchmarks show the X1650 XT running them at max settings at 1024x768 at over 30 FPS, so I'm leaning towards the X1650 XT as of right now. Do you think Bioshock will run on high at 1024x768 with a decent framerate with the X1650XT?
 

Answer:Out of these graphics cards, which should I get?

Out of the cards you have chosen, the EVGA card would do the best job
 

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I have a AMD radeon rx 480 and I'd like to buy a gtx 1050 or 1080 but was wondering if I can use two different graphics cards, but before I do anything, what are benifits of having two graphics cards? I've built pcs but never had 2 graphics cards

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
 

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I have just taken delivery of a new graphics card, Sapphire Radeon 9559 - but it doesn't fit!The old card has three tab connectors; the new one has two - one longer than the other.Obviously I have messed up - what sort of connector should I be looking for?Any recommendations for type of card? - I am not a gamer; just want a bog standard card which will, ideally, support digital output.

Answer:GRAPHICS CARDS

how old is ur computer? i think the 3 tab connector is the old agpx4 connection, those cards are few and far between now...agp x8 is now becoming extinct with the use of new pci extreme cards coming out...all of these cards have different connectors..best thing to do..is to take ur old graphics card into a pc shop an ask for advice...as ur not goin for games u shud go for an old card...always check the spec for agp x4 (very old card), x8 (recent) or pci-e (brand new)!!!

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im wondering what kind of card i need to get a better picture when watching music videos on my pc,i only have the basic onboard graphics,im using win 98se

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Have you got an AGP slot?.

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Ok im thinking of getting a new graphics card, or should i stick with the one i got?

My current one is ATI Radeon X600 Series 256mb

Some of the ones i looked into:

MSI GeForce 7300 GS TurboCache

eVGA GeForce 7300 GS

eVGA GeForce 6600 LE

These are just some of the ones i looked at. If you can sujest anything under $110 PCI-E that would be great.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Which of these graphics cards is the best?

I'de go with the 6600 for sure, best one on your list for the price
 

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Hello guy'sI'm looking to buy myself a new gfx card for my Dell Dimesion 2400,however,my computer knowledge isn't what it used to be,and now when I look at the specs,they all seem gibberish to me. Therefore,could anyone be kind enough to point out what I need to look for when I'm shopping for a graphics card,and perhaps suggest a few models? Thanks

Answer:Graphics Cards?

Hi ThereThe first thing you need to establish is has your mother board got an AGP slot? If so what rate is it ie 2x 4x or 8x.After you've found that out the first thing to ask is whats your budget and what do you want to use the card for? There are a number of graphics cards out there ranging in low end budget price ones starting at about 40 upto spending hundreds of pounds on one.I have a geforce FX5200 with 128mb of RAM onboard. Its does the job but isn't upto playing the latest games out price on dabs.com is around 40. I've had frame rates of 42 frames per second in unreal tournament 2003.

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i am wanting to get 2 graphics cards in my computer2 x 8800GTS 640mbbut i have a question... do they need to be by the same makebecause atm i have a BFG one in but my friend says he can give me a gigabyte one to add to the power... would they not be compatible for dual graphics?

Answer:graphics cards

no they do not have to be the same make, I remember reading that if they have different core speeds you put the one with the fastest core in the first slot. you can research this, also make sure your psu is up to the job.

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Please help!!I need to know which card is preferable to buy for the best graphics use (maya) - though I want the computer mainly for student work;radeon 9800 proradeon 9800 pro all-in-wonder128MB nVIDEA GeForce FX 5600 Personal Cinema256MB nVidea GeForce FX 5900 Ultraany ideas?

Answer:graphics cards; help!!

student work - cheapest one.Gaming? nVidea GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

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Hi,

I have an ATI Radeon X800GTO card that I use with 2 monitors attached (2 x 19" TFT). This card is AGP.

I also have a second club 3D ati Radeon 9250 graphics card, which is pci and in slot 4. is there ANY way that I can use both graphics cards at the same time, as I want to have 3 monitors, maybe 4 in the future.

Any help would be very much appreciated, or just a point in the right direction!

Regards,

Dave

EDIT: I have tried just putting both in, and have set the X800GTO as primary in my BIOS, and I get code 43 error on the second graphics card (9250). I am running windows Vista Business 32-Bit
 

Answer:2 Ati Graphics Cards

I have installed both ati drivers for both cards
 

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hi, since my nvidia graphics card decided to die, i tried my brothers ATI card. the problem is that when i turn the PC on, i get a message saying that some power supply to the card isnt connected. i know the problem, but my computer doesnt have a power lead that will connect to the graphics card. are all ATI cards like this as im about to buy a new ATI card?
thanks James
 

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hi, i hav a nvidia geforce fx 5200, u c my problem. Im lookin 2 upgrade 4 better online gaming performance, tho am havin difficulties picking. I hav a pci slot but the pci cards r not really up 2 scratch and r limited, can a pcie fit in a pci slot(not sure). If any1 could help me out in wit finding a suitable graphics card it would b much apprecated

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A PCI-express graphics card will not fit in a regular PCI slot. Look at saving and building yourself a new computer, because that GeForce FX 5200 is about as good as your gonna get on PCI.

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What is the differance between AGP and PCI interfaces on graphics cards and will an AGP fit my 3-4 year old P3 800 mhz computer. Many thanks

Answer:Graphics cards

The AGP slot allows greater bandwidth and therefore speed but I don't know the technicalities. PCI cards seem to be rare and often expensive for what you get these days. The AGP slot is normally brown and not as wide as a PCI slot. If you have the motherboard manual then it should tell you in that. If you don't have a manual then if you know the make and model number there's a good chance you can track it down on the Manufacturers site. You have to be careful with the voltages as they changed sometimes when the standard was improved so you need to know, that if your motherboard supports AGP, what voltage it supplies.

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I currently have a geforce 4600ti on an evesham axis 120 gb 512 ram opsys is xp. What I'd like to know is this still a competitive graphics card. PC Advisor is recomending the Readon Saphire Pro, but is this significantly better and worth upgrading to? If not, what is, and how much would I have to spend? I want the games I play to look their best, especially online.

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Look at click here it has a lot of stuff about graphics cards including benchmarks comparing the different cards. Regarding whether you should upgrade it depends on the games you're actually playing online. If its an older game then there is probably very little point as you wouldn't see much difference. However if its newer games ie out in the past year or so you probably would see a significant difference but thats only on the latest games.As a test look at the games you play at the moment and look at the graphics options for each one. If you can use all the facilities of the game and it still runs without slowups and stuttering then your card you have now is fine. If however theres a lot of settings you can increase and it causes the game to crash, slow down or whatever the you're really not seeing the game at its best and perhaps its time to think of an upgrade.

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(Sorry for my English. It is not my native language)I have a video card built on the motherboard (Intel4600). Yesterday I bought a new video card (Rx460). I want to continue using my Intel4600 v.card. in other words, is there a possibility to choice in BIOS which video card  I want to use each time that i turn on the computer?

Answer:use two graphics cards

That would depend entirely on the PC...Some have options to switch at bootup...in BIOS...many do not.If it does not show that option  in BIOS you would have to remove the card to use onboard...and vice-versa...

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hi i have 1 up to date spec pc which i am happy with i also have 2 older pcs which i would like to put graphics cards they would have to be AGP as there is no pcie slots the troube is they are expencive for using in older pcs can anyone suggest where i could buy second hand cards i don't have an e-bay account thanks Chippy

Answer:agp graphics cards

Yes, AGP cards are more expensive than PCI-e, and are becoming a bit of a rarity these days. Only the older systems use AGP of course. I recently bought a HD3850 and cost me over 100, so they are not cheap. Feel free to yellow envelope me if u wish, as I do have a spare AGP Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition. I wouldn't trust ebay for sourcing 2nd hand cards if I were u.

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I wish to upgrade my graphics card but don't know which card is compatable with my computer, I would appreciate your advice, my operating system windows vista
 

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I was just wondering what specifications you should pay attention to when comparing graphics cards. I was just looking at base clock and boost clock speeds on a couple different cards and noticed, for example, that the GTX 770 actually has higher base and boost clocks than the GTX titan. This leads me to believe that there is a lot more to it than base and boost clock speeds since obviously the GTX titan is better than the 770.
 

Answer:What to look for in Graphics cards?

They are different video cards, the GTX 770 is essentially an overclocked GTX 680 with a higher memory bandwidth so its a different GPU than the GTX titan and 780 and a different amount of cuda cores. Because of this, it can do higher clocks to keep up performance while the other cards have more Cuda cores but will consume much more power and heat to do the same clocks which is why they don't do it. Its all about that balance!
 

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Hi all, I need some help :confused ...

I always read these forums for support with other stuff and I havent posted a thread yet on here so here it goes.

I'm buying a new system soon and I've narrowed down my graphics card choice to 3:

ATI Radeon HD 4670 512mb - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512M...GDDR3-GPU-750MHz-320-Cores-2x-Dual-Link-DVI-I

ATI Radeon HD 4670 1gb - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-...z-GDDR3-GPU-750MHz-320-Cores-2x-DL-DVI-I-HDTV

Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 512mb - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512M...3-GPU-750MHz-64-Cores-2x-Dual-Link-DVI-I-HDTV

I'm not too sure which one is best... they all have their plus points but im still not sure.

I'd appreciate some help, thanks!!
 

Answer:graphics cards - which one is best?

A point to take into consideration is what you are going to do with the PC if you are just going to use it for personal things and surfing the net you do not need a high power graphics card but if you are going to run heavy graphics the more powerful the better.

I have recently installed a GeForce GTX260 and it needs a good power supply to run it hard but gives top of the range performance.

If it's going to be just a general home PC then i would go with the Nvidia.
 

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Obviously the Nvidia 7 series is using higher technology than the 6 series and the ATI X1000 series is the same compared to the X800 series.Does anyone know what is likely to be better between a High-End card from an older series and a Low-End card from a new series.Such as an Nvidia 6800 compared to a 7600or an ATI X850 and an X1600Thanks

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Ok, the ati x850 cards ARE vastly superior to the x1600, as the x850 (PE, XL, et al) were top of the range, whereas the x1600 is the middle (and has the scathing reviews from both jounalists and gamers to prove it). However there is a but, Ati's cards did not start supporting SM3 (which most of the newer games make use of) until the x1000 range, the x850 will still play the games, just without sm3 support.With nvidia, the 7600 is better than the 6800 (according to the reviews), both have sm3 support.Basically, it is down to the x850 or the 7600, with the sm3 support in my view the 7600 would just edge out the x850, if I had to choose. But if you can get a great deal on the x850 (esp the pe, great oclocker) you will not be sorry, just remember that it is getting on now and will show it's age faster than the 7600.I realise that I have prob muddied the decision making process even more, but I hope this helps.

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Dear ColleaguesIf I add a graphics card to my system will it increase or decrease the workload on my CPU.Any advice will be appreciated.

Answer:Graphics Cards

six of one half a dozen of the other.

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I have an Evesham PC that I bought in November 2004 and which came with a PNY GeForce 4 Ti4200 64Mb graphics card. When I logged a few days ago the screen image was distorted with lines running across the screen. I guessed it was a graphics problem and connected the monitor to the on-board graphics card. With this I managed to log in successfully. My problem now is trying to find a decent graphics card that will work with my PC. The graphics card slot is an AGP (x4 compatible). I tried a Geforce 6200 AGP card (which I was told was x4 and x8 compatible) but the computer wouldn't recognise it. The monitor didn't respond at all. I want something of the same standard as the existing card (which was great but I could do with more memory)or better. Grateful for any advice on what my best options are. Thanksabw

Answer:AGP x4 Graphics cards

click herefollow the prompts it will tell you exactly what cards are compat with your PC and reccomend upgrades ,they'll even sell ya one..

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I got the choice of getting:512MB nVIDIA GeForce 7600GS GraphicsOR256MB GeForce 7600GT GraphicsOR512MB ATI Radeon X 1600 SE GraphicsAre any good?I Play such games as World Of Warcraft,Warcraft 3, Rome:Total War and soon to be newly released mmorpgs such as Warhammer Age of reckoning and Lord of the rngs online ( both which i assume require decent GC's)

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Have a look at click here then you can compare the perforance.

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I want to run my desktop PC off an NVIDIA graphics card that I have installed but - on the limited occasions I need to - run a hdmi PC to TV link from an AMD card that I also have installed and which has the necessary hdmi connection and on-board audio.
How do I do that under Win 7 ?
I have an AMD control centre program that shows the two "monitors" and correctly identifies the 42" Plasma as one of them but all I seem able to do is duplicate AMD settings across both screens which leaves me with massively too high resolution for my PC. I can't seem to appy different settings to each screen, let alone run one screen from AMD and one from NVIDIA.
Both cards are showing as fine under Device Manager but I can't reach my NVIDIA card via the NVIDIA software as it says I'm not connected to it !
Any ideas ?

Answer:Trying to run two graphics cards in Win 7 !

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4150238/trying-to-run-two-graphics-cards-in-win-7-/

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my friend has an old and crappy computer, as do i, except mine is now my night stand. the graphics card in mine is a "MagicVideo 3D DT-DP301" and he has a "Intel (R) 82810E Graphics Controller"

which one is better? and how could i find out in the future?
 

Answer:better of the 2 old graphics cards?

perhaps someone knows a site with tons of benchmark scores for graphics cards?
 

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i have an hp desktop a1310n and i want a good graphics card for under 100 dollars. Also i wanted to know the difference between pci and pci express slots.what are your thoughts about the ATI Radeon 9250 with 256mb ddr memory.
 

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Hi there im am a first time pc gamer I have put together a pc but im unsure on what graphics card to buy my specs are as flows

AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo

500W PSU

4GB RAM DDR3

WINDOWS 8 PRO

MOTERBOARD IS A ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard, Socket AM3+, 4 x DDR3, M-ATX

dunno if any of them specs help you but thanks for any help or advise I recieve thanks guys.
 

Answer:Graphics cards

Depends on:
1. how much money is left to spend on your graphics card.
2. What resolution your screen is.
3. What kind of games you play.
 

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Looking to fit a graphics card I would like some advice on what to buy.I am not into gaming its just that I am having problems as what is on board is insufficient.There is no spare plate at the back to fasten the card to.I am not bothered about TV out etc. One other thing are all cards the same for slotting in or do they differ.Running XP.Ex

Answer:Graphics Cards need some help.

Please tell us your motherboard make & model number, or if you know, whether is has an AGP slot & at least one free PCI slot - as the graphic cards come in different slot varieties. G

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hey, i have just purchased an asus geforce gtx 550 ti 1gb and have a spare gts 250 512mb  kicking about would it be worth sticking it in the spare pcie slot? will it share its memory with the other card or just do nothing at all?if yes do i have to alter anything in the bios to help them work together? i have a 620w psu is this enough to run them both? any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:2 different graphics cards

Your MBoard needs to support this...Also the cards have to have the same chipsets i believe...not likely in this case.The 2 methods for doing this are called SLI or Crossfire...

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Just wondering if there are any graphics card that are 1gb please post me if u have any comments thanks......

sebastian
 

Answer:Are there any graphics cards that are 1gb!!!!

no 512 is the biggest and its by n-vidia
 

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I am building my own computer or rather getting the bits and bobs together, and am stuck on what card to buy.So far i have a Chaintech apogee 7vjl deluxe motherboard, athlon xp22oo processor with 512mb of memory,now to the card,i don't play a lot of games, i have consols for that,but there might be the odd one that i fancy playing.So i'm looking for a card,mid range,radeon, geoforce 4,something else.Please not to technical,i may be building a computer but it dosn't mean i know what i doing.

Answer:graphics cards

I bought a sis 128MB card for about 27 works a treat.

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Question: New graphics cards

having just fried my Ge3Ti200 im looking at buying a new graphics card
im looking at the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra (dont try and sell me an ATi card - i just dont like them) and i was wondering if anyone has the english release dates and prices? and most importantly is creative doing a card?
comments please
thanks

Steg
 

Answer:New graphics cards

Well Scan already have a gainward 256mb FX5600 Ultra listed...

246.75...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/vga.htm
 

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hello i have a pny nvidia 9500gt graphics card and iam thinking of changing it as my base score on windows experience index is 5.9 on all but the graphics that one came out at 5.4 .

I would like them to all be 5.9 and also like better picture quality as well as i do watch blue ray movies on my pc.

Any suggestions please.

Answer:graphics cards

Well first off, that is a good card. I am running a 9500GT myself, and it works great.
If you do want a better graphics card, then you are looking at around 200-500 dollars, depending on the memory.

First off, are you looking to keep NVidia or is ATI ok? For NVidia, the GeForce GTX 280 is the best of the best.
ATI's best card is the Radeon HD 4800 series, once again, best of the best.

Those two will give you the best picture quality available.

~Lordbob

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Hi im looking to upgrade my ATI Radeon X300(128Mb SE hypermemory) to a better card, the X300 appears unable to play games like Battlefield 2 and such on low setting. Im currently looking at cards like Radeon X9600 XT 256mb, i could get one for around 30-40, would installing on on these on my Dimension 5150 be enough to play games like Battlefield 2 and maybe New games like Crysis on medium settings with a good frame rate?I genuinely dont know what i need for my computer. Any help is appreciated, please suggest alternate cards.I think the Input is PCI-E.

Answer:Graphics cards

you need to find out if the motherboard has a pci express slot for a card, also you need to know the wattage of the pc power supply as most cards need 500w or better once you know then hd4770 card or hd4850. ati is about to slash prices so wait a while.

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Question: graphics cards

can any one tell me is a gforce 4 mx440 better than a kyro2 based card
 

Answer:graphics cards

any gforce card is better than a kyro based card. the kyro chipset was very problematic suffering a great many problems.
 

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I have a Leadtek A280TD (Ge-Force 4 Ti 4200 64Mb)I want to know if a Leadtek 340T (Geforce FX5200 64MB) is a better card or not. In other words are the Ge Force FX 5200 range better than the top end of the Ge Force Ti4ooo range ???And how do they compare with the Sapphire Radeon 9200SE 64MB Atlantis ?????I will probably end up with a 128 MB card but I want to know which of the above 3 types of graphics cards is better??????

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Question: Graphics Cards

This is the story. I am thinking of getting an Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe Mobo.

I also am thinking of the PCI-Express graphics cards.

One that seem around a good price are:

XFX Geforce 6200 256 MB PCI-Express Graphics Card
and
Sapphire ATI Radeon X600Pro 256 MB DDR3 PCI-Express Graphics

Which one is overall better. Also seeing as it is an SLI motherboard and the Gefroce is SLI ready?

Answer:Graphics Cards

i would say the ATI but im just guessing.

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I'm looking to buy the Sapphire Technology Radeon X1600 PRO 512MB DDR2 AGP DVI TVO and there are couple of questions I would like some help on:-1). How do you connect it to the psu and is a 300w psu o.k.? for this card which is what I have on my p.c.2). Are all agp8x cards compatible with an agp4x slot ?I am quite confident in fitting most things as I have fitted c.d. drives and graphic cards that don't need psu but the psu bit is bothering me a bit, any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Graphics cards that need psu

1. You will need to ensure that your PSU has a connector for the card - check the specs of both to be sure. There is a formual for deciding what power you need - certainly I have my doubts about 300 watts - but you first need to identify all the bits and pieces and add it all up - your monitor probably has its own power but, HDD, MOBO, CD WRITER, USB ports, CPU and so on. Frankly, you can get 550 watts quiet for under 30 so go for it.2. The AGPx4 and the AGPx8 both have the same fitting so you should be ok, but that does not mean that your mobo will support AGPx8. Check your manual.

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I have a Leadtek A280TD (Ge-Force 4 Ti 4200 64Mb)I want to know if a Leadtek 340T (Geforce FX5200 64MB) is a better card or not. In other words are the Ge Force FX 5200 range better than the top end of the Ge Force Ti4ooo range ???And how do they compare with the Sapphire Radeon 9200SE 64MB Atlantis ?????I will probably end up with a 128 MB card but I want to know which of the above 3 types of graphics cards is better??????

Answer:Graphics Cards? What's better Ti or FX etc

Is average Ti Model....The other card i wouldnt put into a machine unless i want something very cheap and cheerful...Stick with the Ti would be my advice and wait till you can afford something better because putting in the FX5200 will slow your computer down

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Hi I'm not exactly new to onboard/dedicated graphics card, but are laptops supposed to operate with both?I have an Aspire F5-573G, are these laptops supposed to use both? Or is it possible to only use the dedicated one?Also, is the on board graphics using up the physical memory installed?Thanks













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Answer:About Graphics Cards

Intel GPU will use the system memory, nvidia will use it's dedicated memory (2GB if i remember correctly) normally the OS will use the Intel GPU to save battery and switch to nvidia when system is set to high performance or a program is listed to run under nVidia card. you can choose which software will use nvidia on nvidia control panel.

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Question: Graphics cards

Can you change the graphics card in a Dell inspiron 11-3153?? If so, what kind of graphics card should I get? I've heard that you can't change the graphics card in some laptops but I've heard that in some you can change it.

Answer:Graphics cards

The only Dell systems in recent years that have upgradeable graphics are the 15" and larger Alienware systems and a couple of Precision models.  Yours cannot be upgraded.

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Question: PCI Graphics Cards

Does anyone know where I could locate an ATI Radeon gpu between 9500-9700 thats PCI?
 

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Question: 2 graphics cards

what are the benefits at having 2 graphics card and are they any dowsides /cheers
 

Answer:2 graphics cards

For most people, 2 graphics cards is overkill. Hardcore gamers are an example of someone who would be interested in this kind of setup.

If you are wanting to run the latest PC games at high resolutions on full settings then two graphics cards may be something worth looking into. If that is the case with you, just post back and we can help you pick the right setup.

The downsides are price of course, not only are two cards expensive, but also the costs of having other components that support diual cards (motherboard and power supply).
 

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Question: graphics cards

hello i have a 6600gt tv-out graphics card in my agp slot at the moment if i get a faster graphics card with tv-in and put that into my pci express slot will it cause any problems, will it inprove my graphics, would i need to hook them up together?cheers

Answer:graphics cards

You can't hook up together an AGP card with a PCI-e card. If you get a PCI-e card that is significantly better than your existing 660GT (you are probably looking at spending 150 or so), you should notice an worthwhile improvement. Don't leave the AGP card in the system. Unused "disabled" hardware can cause problems.

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I have been taking a look at reviews, benchmarks, and much more and I am having trouble with choosing between the GeForce GTX 970 and the Radeon R9 290x. Which do you think is better? What graphics card do you prefer? Keep in mind the price range I am looking at is around the 300$ price range (I plan on buying either of these cards used). Radeon R9 290x: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-PCI-Express-Edition-Graphics-21226-00-53G/dp/B00GRNUNQU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1411515467&sr=8-3&keywords=Sapphire+r9+290xGeForce GTX 970: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-256bit-Graphics-04G-P4-0974-KR/dp/B00NI64A7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411610189&sr=8-1&keywords=GeForce+GTX+970

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I wonder if someone can advise me please. I am running an NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 256mb graphics card. I have been given a new NVIDIA GeForce 6200LE 128m. I don't know much about pc's, I'm afraid, but would like to know whether I can plug the 6200LE in to my pc to combine the power or not. My system is a Dell Dimension 9150, with Pentium D CPU 3ghz, 2048 mb ram on windows xp.Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:GRAPHICS CARDS HELP PLEASE

Sorry, my mistake, it's a 7800GTX not a 9800GTX.

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