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Can my PC handle any Graphics card?

Question: Can my PC handle any Graphics card?

Hi im planning to get myself a graphics card. to play games like arma 3 on max graphic or any othergame.
can I install any good graphics card to my pc?
Processor: -ADM A10-5700 APU with Radeon(tm) HD graphics.
-(4 cpu) 3.40 GHz
-8 GB Ram
-64 bit windows 8.1

DISPLAY-- -dac type: internal dac(400MHz)
AMD Radeon HD 8470
Monitor. generic PnP Monitor

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Answer: Can my PC handle any Graphics card?

We will need more info then that. If your computer is a Dell, HP or something like that please give us the Model number. if you don't know please try to open your computer and take a picture of the inside of the case. Also make sure get a close up on the PSU ( box inside of your computer with a lot the cables coming out of it) it should be in the top back or bottom back of the computer.

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I want to get Diablo III when it comes out in a couple days, but I want to make sure my graphics card can handle it. I would love to post this in their forums, but you need a registered in-game character to post on their forums.. ugh.
So, this is a Sony VAIO, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, bought about a year and a half ago. DirectX is saying my graphics card is as follows:
Chip Type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i3)
Approx total memory: 1751 MB

I found a website (Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements) that diagnoses if you can handle certain games/programs. It came up with the following:

Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or better You Have: Intel(R) HD Graphics ... Read more

Answer:Can my graphics card handle it?

Well your lucky if you can get it to run on low with lower resloutions using a integrated intel hd graphics. I think it would run but not very nicely with lower resolution and low settings most likely. I would go buy a video card to play it how its suppose to be played with nice fps ,resolution and high settings. Although doing this will most likely require you to buy a new psu also. Whats your budget for a new video card and this is a desktop pc right not a laptop because when I looked up sony VAIO the first link showed some laptops.Which would mean that you can't upgrade the graphics unfortunately or is yours a desktop because I also saw it mention desktops on the site.

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My question is the title, specs are in my PC specs section. Thanks!
Please refer to my latest post on this topic.

Answer:Best graphics card that my PC can handle?

What's you power supply ?

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This is the GPU I want to upgrade my PC with (ASUS AMD Radeon R9 380 Strix Gaming 4GB GDDR5 GPU (STRIX-R9380-DC2-4GD5-GAMING), does my current setup have the means to handle it?
Current Setup:
MY PC: Acer Predator G3-605 Desktop PC

GPU: GeForce GTX 645
CPU: Intel®Core™ i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Memory: 8.00 GB RAM (7.91 GB usable)
Current resolution: 1920 x 1080, 60Hz
Driver version: 368.22
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Maximum Power Supply Wattage: 500 W

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Hello! Thank you in advance for reading this post! Now, I am a little new to building PC's but I am wondering what is the best and least expensive graphics card my PC can handle.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz
No clue what my PSU is.
4gb's of RAM
Cuurent Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

Please, can anyone help me out? My max budget is 100 US dollars. I need a new hard drive while I am at it.

Answer:What graphics card would my PC be able to handle?

Kenny Amormino said:

No clue what my PSU is.Click to expand...

Thats a problem because without knowing what PSU you have there is no way for us to advise.

Look inside the PC at the side of the PSU and give us some of the details. In fact it would be easier if you took a readable picture of the label and posted it.

Would your budget be for both GPU and HDD or just the GPU?

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Hi, I'm new here and definitely not the best when it comes to computers.

Recently my pc hasn't been operating like it used to. I cleaned it out from dust etc.. and since then it hasn't been running as smooth. It works fine it's more of an asthetic thing like playing games, it is very jagged etc..

Im looking to purchase a new graphics card which I can get really cheap but I need to know if my PC can handle it.

My specs are: Dell Dimension E521,
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual,
Core Processor 5000+,
2.61Ghz, 2Gb RAM,
Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE

I want to upgrade to the Nvidia GeForce 9400 or 9500GT card there is like £10 in the difference. Can and will this benefit my PC? Im a student so I cant spend much money on it.

Also will it benefit getting a higher watts cable and etc..? Though I probanly wont be able to afford one.

Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers.

Answer:Can My PC handle new graphics card?

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Hi all,

I'm brand new to PC gaming and I am overwhelmed by all of the technical stuff you need to know. You name it I aint got a clue. I have read a lot of useful posts etc and I am starting to learn the basics but in the meantime I have a question. I got a new PC last week from Zoostorm. Even just posting the specs for me is difficult as I don't know exactly what I should be putting so apologies in advance if this is too much info or not enough etc:

I have Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
CPU - Pentium Dual Core E6600 (Wolfsdale) 3.06ghz, 2 cores, 2 logical processors
I am told by my manufacturer that the PSU is 300W
I have 4GB RAM
I currently have no graphics card at all, just the integrated graphics that came with it. I believe they are called Intel G41 Express Chipset
My maunufacturer tells me it has a slot for a PCI-E graphics card (although when running CPU-Z it just seems to list it as PCI, no mention of an E at all). I am hoping my manufacturer is correct when they state that ALL of their PCs have PCI-E slots.

So, with all that in mind I just want to know what a decent graphics card I could get. I am only starting out so don't intend any major uphieval in terms of upgrading. I know my PSU is pretty wimpy and needs beefing up and that it will limit the choices of graphics card I can get. I don't need a [powerhouse PC, I just want to be able to play the likes of Stalker etc to a good standard. What is a good PCI-E graphics card that my PC ... Read more

Answer:Unsure of what graphics card my PC can handle

Well for starters I would say that you should get a better PSU. Anyhow, If you are not sure of what connectors that you have got you can always open the case and see (here is a good pic of pci / pcie slots). If you open the case you can also see what PSU you have got

Anyhow, if I were you I would upgrade the PSU and then the graphics card but that again would maybe require a bit higher budget or then I would get a 2nd hand graphics card...something like a nVidia GT9500 or something like that

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I've been thinking about changing my Video Card to another (better) NVIDIA,

My current computer specs:
Computer Name: PavilionElite
System Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
BIOS: 06/25/10 11:11:05 Ver: 5.15
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8192 Mb (Will be extended to 16384 Mb)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 1792 Mb
Power Supply: 460W
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1419484 MB, Free - 1282481 MB; D: Total - 1430547 MB, Free - 1087411 MB; E: Total - 11446 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, IONA
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Antivirus: McAfee All Access - Total Protection Updated & Enabled

Click here for more specs

Which Nvidia Graphics Cards does my PC maximum support?

Could it support one of those?
-GeForce GTX TITAN Microsite
-GeForce GTX 7-Series Microsite
-GeForce GTX 780 Ti (new!)
-GeForce GTX 780
-GeForce GTX 770
-GeForce GTX 760
-GeForce GTX 690
-GeForce GTX 680
-GeForce GTX 670
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti
-GeForce GTX 660
-GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
-GeForce GTX 650 Ti
-GeForce GTX 650
-GeForce GTX 590

Could you also be specific which ones would be the best for me to buy?

Answer:Which Graphics Card would my PC (support) be able to handle?

Upgrading from a GTX 260, I'm not sure I would select a 660 or 760. Unless I was going for DirectX 11 capability. The 670 requires a 500W power supply and the 770 requires a 600W power supply. So while DirectX 11 would be an upgrade, if you are wanting a large performance increase, you will need a larger power supply than 460W. Judging by the dimensions of the GTX 260, I would say the longer graphics cards (11 inches) would physically fit. Speaking of the GTX 260, nVidia specifies a 500W is required. I know the specifications allow for headroom, so it is your call whether you want to risk a card that calls for 500W.

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I recently purchased a computer at a Black Friday sale for my little brother.
These are the specs:

N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard

Manufacturer: Foxconn
Form factor: uATX
Chipset: AMD 785G
Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800MHz
Processor socket: AM3
Expansion Slots
1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
3 PCI Express x1 slots
1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot
For more details, see Alvorix motherboard specifications .

AMD Athlon(TM) X4 635 quad-core processor [2.9GHz, 2MB L2, up to 4000MHz bus]

Processor upgrade information
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.

AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)

8 GB

Amount: 8 GB (4x2GB)
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
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Okay, so I want to know what sort of graphics card my pc can handle. Can anybody recommend a few to me? I'm looking for one that can play the latest games on the highest settings (the price isn't an issue). However, im not sure if my PC will be able to handle it maybe because im afraid that my power supply is too low. My specifications are in the link below:click here

Answer:Whats the best graphics card that my pc can handle

If you are really into Gaming, I would suggest that you upgrade to a decent Gaming Machine ... click here

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I have a pretty old PC but I want to know what is the best graphics card it can handle.
System Specs:
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93GHz
1.50 GB RAM DDR2
Currently have no graphics card installed
ASUS Goldfish3 Motherboard
400w PSU
I'm looking for a good graphics card that this PC can handle that uses a traditional PCI port and for a reasonable price (around $70 - $100).
Let me know if any more info is needed.

Answer:What is the best graphics card my computer can handle?

For clarity, does your PC not have an AGP or PCIe card slot?

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hello all,i currently have a PNY Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB video card installed on my computer, i have a 19" samsung widescreen monitor running at resolution 1440x900.what i want to know is if my graphics card will be able to comfortably handle this increase of resolution (to 1920x1200) and if so, how much will it slow it down.i want the bigger screen to play games such as world of warcraft and TF2 which, at the moment, im having absolutly no problems performance wise. but will i still get a decent performance from games like crysis and Empire total war?any help will be greatly appreciated

Answer:will my Graphics card be able to handle a 24" monitor?

Yes  the max rez the card will hold is 2048 x 1536

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First the Computer Hardware Info:
Power Supply:
550W Logisys PSU (The reliable black variation)


AMD Athlon II X2 270 ( Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core)

Crucial 2GB PC3-8500 DIMM DDR3 Memory Module (x2)

Hard Drives:
Western Digital 500GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5
2 On-board USB slots used (1 for mouse, 1 for external powered USB 4 way hub)
6-pin keyboard attached.
On-board internet active.
2 Cooler Master 80mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans
1 Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card
3 Thermaltake Thunderblade 120 mm 4 Led Case Fan
1 80mm CPU FAN

I have a ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT Eco 512MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this 9800 eco card in another lesser used computer.

The card I was planning on going to:
Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB

I know the card is a few years old; nevertheless it seems like the best option for me. I am only going to get 256-bit cards from now on. Needing to stay with the Nvidia brand as well due to certain programs I am currently using. I do not have a lot of cash at current either so the budget is around $50 give or take $10.

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Answer:Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card??

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Hey guys, I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics for a while now. My games are laggy and don't look as good as they should. I am not good with computers so please describe it simply. Thank you!


AMD Sempron 3200+
1.80 GHz
1.9 GB RAM
NVIDIA Geforce 6150 LE integrated (I think its PCI)

Answer:What better graphics cards can my pc handle?

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I have a a hp pavillion a6235x With all stock but a 550w psu and a 9800 Gt (bfg) oc. I was wodneirng if i can run cod4. Thanks in advance

Answer:Can my computer handle CoD 4 maxed graphics if not how can I run it?

I was wondering if u think my computer could run it My video card is a 9800 gt (bfg) Oc, and my comp is all stock other than the psu and video card

Model number of my comp is a6235x Its and hp please helpClick to expand...

Yes, turn down settings as needed, actually, you might not need to.
Good job starting your own thread AFTER half stealing someone else's thread . (

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Hi I just bough a new computer witch was supposed to be good enough to handle today's games and for some future. but I'm experiencing lag at highest graphic settings in many games. even games that aren't that new.. for example I cannot get smooth gaming in entropia universe witch uses cryengine2 and has a lot lower hardware recommended for using highest settings. I also have some lag from time to time in Mafia II witch isn't an on-line game. I have installed all drivers for my main board and graphics card.

I'm using windows 7 x64 resolution 1280x1024 witch is max for the old screen I'm currently using

and this is my system:

[ Asrock X58 Extreme III | Intel Core i7 950, 3.06GHz | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC 1280MB | Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz PC3-12800 | Corsair SSD Force Series 120GB 2.5" | 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ | Corsair AX 850W 80+ GOLD | Fractal Design Define R3, white ]
3dmark vantage "performance" score: 20223 cpu: 51547 gpu: 16816 (Is this score low for my system?)

Thankful for any helpful response.

Answer:Help my new computer doesnt handle high graphics well

Try lowering the game settings a bit see how they run...also you could try lowering the screen resolution a tad as a test also.

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Hello there. I have a Pavilion 500-214 desktop computer and I have been wanting to upgrade my computer closer to a gaming computer. I was thinking upgrading my graphics card was the best way to go. I was looking into the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti w/ EVGA ACX Cooling.  Now with that being said, i have a couple questions. Will that make a difference for gaming?  Is that a good one for my computer? Is it compitable and will it fit? And if that all works out do I need to upgrade anything else to handle that graphics card, like ram or pcu or anything else? I play many games but I wanted to play more and I needed the upgrade. Thanks! 

Answer:Wondering if my desktop can handle certain graphics cards.

Greetings, You have UEFI BIOS so the card should initialize. Is this the EVGA card you are looking at? Some GTX cards can be up to 10 plus inches in length. This card is 6.7 inches.  Check clearance in your tower to verify. Your power supply is marginally acceptable. The memory bandwidth on this card is 86.4GB/s. Look at the 900 series single fan cards. Price is higher but you can go to 112GB/s. More bandwidth = better frame rates. You will have to upgrade the power supply (PS) when using 900 series cards. The 750 will work. Upgrade to a 600 Watt PS to future proof. You have to compare new PS dimensions to existing PS. You can now go to a GTX 970 or GTX 980 if the card fits. The bandwidth jumps to 224GB/s. Cheers!

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Hello guys,

So i've been a console gamer for a long time. But recently i found i want to get into PC gaming a bit more.

I'm not looking for the best of the best, because well, i can't afford it. My Parents have an old rig which i have found and is the Philips MT2400. I was just wondering because of the lack of processor power, it is a 2007 model i think, what can it handle graphics wise.

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM from the current 1GB (i think) to the 4GB i know it can handle, but graphics card wise, i have no idea.

Wondered if you friendly folks could throw me a bone.

Specs: (what i know at least)

CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 640 Prescott (3.20 Ghz)
Motherboard ECS 915P-M3
Memory 1024 MB DDR RAM - (2x 512 MB - PC3200)
Hard Drive 250GB Maxtor®
Video / Graphics Card ATI RADEON x550 PCI Express TV Card Hauppauge®

Is the NVidea GeForce 9800 Gt still good, or am i looking too low?

If im honest im not really looking for anything over £200 but if you guys could let me know if im way off with my budget.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:What graphics cards can the Philips MT2400 handle

I will be competely honest, that machine is at least 2 generations behind the current gen stuff. That CPU is going to be very limited in any sort of modern game. It was a screamer when it was new but you are going to have issues playing most new(er) games no matter what video card you throw in.

So that being said, you have a PCI express slot so you can get a decent video card. The 9800 is still a pretty decent card. I would not waste getting any better of a card because the bottleneck is already going to be your CPU.

Also with a new video card comes the question, can you power it? You are going to have to see the wattage and amperage specs on the side of the power supply. But more then likely you will need more then the stock PSU to power any decent video card.
The main question is what games do you want to play? If you are into older stuff, CSS, Battlefield 2 they should play fine. If you want to play Bad Company 2, or Starcraft 2 etc, you should maybe think about saving some money and getting a newer set up.

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This is the card.

This is my PSU.

Answer:Will my PSU be able to handle this card?

Yup. although it would have been much easier if you just said "EVGA GTX260" and "Rosewill 600W".

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Currently running Integrated HD4200

Not sure what I need to know, everything is stock.

Answer:How do I know what card my PC can handle?

Have you looked at the HP specs for the PC? It should detail what expansion card slots are available, such as a PCIeX16 (the current Video cards), PCIeX1, AGP, or PCI. Along with what interface card type you can use, you will need to know what the wattage is for your power supply. Many Video cards will specify what wattage power supply - MINIMUM - that is needed. Many PCIeX16 video cards also require a PCIe power connector.

Your next step after determining the PC's capability is what you want from a new video card, such as HDMI connection for a TV - and if you want an HDMI port you will need (easiest) a video card that also has it's own audio built on the card. And, if a higher wattage power supply is needed (if a standard ATX power supply will fit and is compatible with the motherboard power connections).

I know I didn't do the leg work for you and research what the HP's specs are. But you can do that yourself.

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My friend has this setup

(HP pavilion a430n with some upgrades from the past years)

Intel Pentium 4 530 @3.00GHz (socket LGA775)
1.5gbs ram DDR (1000mb/256mb/256mb)
GeForce 8500GT 512

and his parents just bought this psu cuz his old and stock one died

the psu is COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500W ATX from factor 12V V2.01

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for him to get at least a 8800GT i found out he needs a min 20 or 22 amps on the 12v rail but what about dual rails like he has (plus his older setup which doesnt consume that much electricity or so i imagine)

Will this powersupply handle an 8800gt or will it die? What are your opinions?

I think it will eventually die so he must get a better one in order to handle an 88gt or better card (but we might run into the problem of the card not fitting lol ill go into detail on that later)

Answer:Can this PSU Handle a better card?

It's not the most powerful PSU but I think it will probably run it ok. I don't know how soon it might die though.

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Buy the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OverClocked 512MB PCIe at

thats the link to the card it has all the description, i was gonna sell both my asus 7600gs silent cards and get that card. im wondering if my system can handle it just incase before i buy it

Answer:Can my system handle this card?

Yes, and then make you wonder why you stuck with those 7600 GS's for so long.

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As the title says.... My old nvidia 8500gt is messed up with bad video ram and i need a new one. What I'm needing help with is that I do not know what my pc can handle.
I have a PCIe slot and a 700w Raidmax PSU 20A/12V, 2.4 ghz dual core intel pentium cpu, and 4g ddr2 corsair xtreme ram, running on windows vista 32 bit. Also I'm looking to spend around $50-$130 but would also like to know what is the best i can handle if it's over that price range.

Answer:What's the best video card my PC can handle?

What resolution are you running? It would help to know so that we can make a better recommendation.

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I have a Dell XPS 420, Core Quad, Q6600 @ 2.40GHz and 3GB RAM running XP SP3. Power Supply is 375W. Current video card is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. I'd like to upgrade the card for video/slideshow and photo editing. Programs I'll be using are Proshow Producer and Photoshop Elements 9. Can my computer handle this PCI-E 2.0 card or something similar? I want at least 1GB RAM and DDR3. No one at Dell will answer this questions without charging me for tech support
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5550 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.1 DVII HDMI DSub HDCP Video Card

Answer:Upgrading Vid Card. Not Sure What I Can Handle

This is what's posted on the Dell accessory site for the ATI Radeon HD 5550 1 GB DDR3 PCI Express x16 video card:,768787831,1286297965,,26062516,5622018244

It recommends at least a 400W power supply.


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I was simply wondering if i decide to getter a better end GFX Card (this one usually plays crysis 1 on a small resolution and mid gfx quality) but over time, it seems to be less capable (probs because the amount of stuff on my pc and the fact i may need to update the card) ANYWAY, i was wanting a "good" gfx card (doesnt have to be amazingly great) just enough to say run GTA in high detail, say between £100-£200, is it possible? or will i need to upgrade my processor also, then a load of other things, which would end up being cheaper to buy a new pc.

Here is my DXDIAG also "My Computer" properties, don't know if you need anything more, just ask ill try to help:

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Will my PC handle a new GFX card for gaming?








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I want to purchase a 256mb ATI Radeon X800 Pro can my computer handle it?

Currently I have:
Dell Dimension 8400
w/ 350Watt PSU
3.4 Ghz Pentium 4 Prescott
1 GB DDR2 PC3200 (4 DIMMS)
128 mb nVidia GeForce 6600GT PCIe (obviously swapping this out)
(1) 80 GB SATA-150 7200rpm HD
Soundblaster 24-bit Live SC
Two CD-RWs

Answer:Can my computer handle this card?

Is the ATI Radeon X800 Pro a pci express or agp. If its pci express like your old one it should work fine but why do you want a different card the 6600GT is a good card if you ask me.

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I have notebook M30. I bought 4GB SD card, but card reader in my notebook don't work with this SD card.
With 1GB SD card there is no problem at all.
Is the capacity of 4GB to much? Do I need a new driver to make it work?

Answer:My Satellite M30 can not handle with 4GB SD-card


Probably the $GB of capacity is too much for this reader. When this notebook was designed and produced at this time the 1GB capacity was a maximum. A new driver that can solve this is not known to me.

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I have installed a 650 watt power supply and was wondering if I can install a radeon 6950.

Answer:can my studio xps 7100 handle this card

Dell Studio XPS 7100 is a mini tower and PSU you have is 650 watt power supply. The card is compatible for your system.

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I'm planning on buying ATI Radeon HD 5570,
My system spec are:

Power supply :ZEB-400W(115/230V)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Mhz

I believe this Video Card comes with PCIE 2.1.. But i have just PCIE slot...
If i install this card to my system, will i get full performance of the video card in terms of graphics, because mine is Just PCIE slot...

Answer:Can my System handle this video Card..?

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Is it possible for one NIC card to handle multiple IPs?

Answer:Can one NIC card handle multiple connections?

Dont think so. Why would you need to anyway?

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Hi all,
I'm not too sure when it comes to computers so was wondering if you could help me out.
My dad has bought me an ASUS M31AD computer for Christmas so I can play The Sims 4 but the graphics card is not what I expected as I originally wanted an ACER Aspire G3-605 which has a Nvidia GTX 745 card.
I was wondering if I could just buy a Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 card and put it into the ASUS M31AD instead of having the hassle to exchange the computer.
The ASUS computer specs are here: click here
It uses a Bespoke Intel H81 motherboard and has a 300w PSU
Many thanks if you could help me out

Answer:Will my 300w PSU handle a Nvidia GTX 750 card?

You'll need min 400W for the GTX750 that could mean up the PSU from 300 to 400W.
Don't think you can buy a GTX745, it's a dedicated low power consumption OEM card made for PC manufacturers I think.

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hi you guys.

i have a question anout the msi mega pc.

i wonder, can the mega pc handle the ATI Radeon X1050?

Answer:MSI Mega PC Handle graphic card

I think it could(really don't know what your question means, only thing not compatible might be the power supply), but I'd not say the radeon can fit in well. Compare some measurements.

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I'm what you could call a ****ing retard, when it comes to computers. My graphic card died here after alot of months where the fan made loud noices, and I kept getting wierd patterns and lines, random numbers when it boots, and it could pretty much not work for a whole day. It got much worse the last couple of days, I got 2 blue screens, with out even getting an answer to why it came. It would start, then shut down after a couple of seconds, then start again without me doing anything, and repeat. I decided to take out the graphic card to see if it would still happen if I ran my computer with my motherboards graphic card, and as I expected, it worked out fine, haven't gotten anything the last couple of days. The problem is that I got this comp a while back, and I want to know what graphic cards it can run okay with. Me and my family almost has no money, and when I so no money, I mean it. But I have saved some money, and I spend so much time on the pc, so why not use the money on something I would enjoy, like a new mfing graphic card.

My motherboard is Intel pentium e5400.

My old graphic card was the Geforce GT 220.

You probably need more information, but really don't know what to say, tell me if you need more information!

My real question is basically, what graphic card, in the money range of 100 dollars, can my computer use?

REs is 1680x1050

Answer:Need new graphic card, can my motherboard handle it?

My motherboard is Intel pentium e5400.Click to expand...

Thats the processor mate

A little small tip that cpu is really bad enough to bottleneck most of the cards that are commonly out for gaming if you dont intend to overclock that cpu I doubt it is actually a fair trade to actualy keep upgrading that system now thats just my thought some1 else should fill in on what I just said

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I have this video card:

I currently have two monitors - 24" and 27" - which the card handles fine. I recently bought a new tv and would like to connect my old 42" LCD tv to this video card via HDMI (with a mini-HDMI adapter) to use as a third monitor. Will this video card be able handle the large tv and the two regular monitors? The card has a max resolution of 2560 x 1600 and the tv would be at 1920x1080. This not for gaming, it's for looking at many stock charts in a charting program.


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My computer is 3 or 4 years old, I don't know exactly. I want to play games like Battlefield 3 on atleast medium graphics.

My computer specs:
Windows 7 Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 670 @ 3.47GHz 3.46GHz
Ram: 4GB (3,37 GB usable)
System type: 32-bit
Video card: Intel HD graphics
Ultra durable 3 Motherboard

Im not good at computers so sorry if I miss something :/

I want to know whats the best video card my computer can handle but it shouldnt be too expensive.

Answer:What's the best video card my computer can handle?

Some questions first need to be answered:
What is your budget for a video card?
I'm assuming that this is a pre-manufactured computer, but what is the make and model of your computer?
Need to know the exact model of the motherboard. Ultra durable 3 motherboards covers a "family" of motherboards.
You might also want to look into adding more ram (going up to 8GB will definitely help out).
Power supply might also need to be upgraded, depending on what it has already.
Start with the questions above, and we can help find the best video card for your situation.

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I burnt out a video card, so I am planning on upgrading.

Comp Specs.
ASUS P5N-D Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad
3 GB Corsair Ram
Antec NeoPower 550W
BFG GeForce 8800GT - BROKEN
New Video Card.
EVGA NVidia GTX 260 Superclocked

Can my current system handle this card? I am afraid that my PSU will not be good enough.

Answer:Can my comp handle this new Video Card?

I would say your PSU should handle it...but make sure you have eniugh room in your PC as it is bigger than the 8800

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I want to get a new video card soon but am still not sure whether to get Nvidia or ATI, and I want to know which card model from both brands will work the best with my computer. Here are some specs.

Intel Celeron D processor at 2.93 GHz
512 RAM
windows xp media centre edition 2005
350 PSU

That is all i can think of right now, if more specs are required I'll be more than happy to give them.

Answer:What's the best Nvidia and ATI card that my computer can handle

I can't tell you about ati card as I haven't ever used it.Right now,I have a nvidia geforce 6200(256mb,256 bit memory interface) and I can tell you my experience with it as an user.It is working well with all games I have tried,It gives comfortable resolution(1024 by 768 in HL2),moderate fps and it hasn't shown any directx related problem that you often read,in games like battlefield2,mohpacific assault,brother in arms.It hasn't caused any overheating problem.Most of my friends use nvidia geforce fx5200 card,they also don't have any problem in playing games(though in a medium settings and resolution).You may go for higher versions of nvidia(geforce 6600 and so on)if you can afford.My sys config is p4 2.4 ghz,512mb ram.

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hii,   how to install nvidia drivers that has come with driver cd.  I tried but failed to do that show driver is not compatible with hardware?  i couldn't understand that problem ? 

Answer:How to install nVidia Graphics card driver in z570 core i5 2gb Graphics Card

Hi pdayya, Which exact model NVIDIA graphics adapter do you have in your Z570?have you flicked the switch on the front of the laptop? In case of discrete nvidia graphics have a look here... Zehn

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I have a Dimension 4600, a 350w PSU, 2.5 GB of DDR-SDRAM, and a PNY Verto 7600 GS 512 MB AGP (I might upgrade to an XFX Geforce 7600 GT, but I am not sure if I will get enought money for Christmas for a new 430 Antec PSU if I need one). I got the card in August 2007, and I have been playing BF2 on my Dimension 4600 since August 2005.

Recently I was playing BF2 and the graphics were and generally are set at High with a Display setting 800 x 600 at 60 Hetrz, and on one of the rounds I noticed some of the scenery was becoming blured and distinct lines weren't showing up. So I disconnected from the game and turned off then on Anitializasing to 4x which was what I was used to playing at. It told me to restart the game to apply the settings. The anitializasing settings in the game can't be applied for some reason since then. So I have been using my Nvidia control Panel to change the setting for Battlefield 2.

Nvidia Control Panel Settings: Program Overide Settings for Battlefield 2:

Anisotropic - Filtering: 4x
Anialiasing - Gamma Correction: Use global settings (off)
Antialiasing - Setting: 4x
Antialiasing - Transperency: Multisampling
Conformant Texture Clamp: Use Hardware
Extension Limit: Use global setting (off)
Force mipmaps: Use global setting (none)
Multi-display/mixed GPU acceleration: Single Display performance mode
Texture Filtering - Anisotropic mip filter optimization: Global setting (Off)
Texture Filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: Off
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Got a question about my video card, I'm curious if its time for an upgrade.
I have created some video clips that are 1620kbps, at 720x576. When I play these clips, my CPU usage skyrockets to about 90-95%, all allocated to whichever video player I'm using (tried WMP, Real, and VLC).
I'm thinking it has to be my video hardware that can't handle it. I know the old thing doesn't game anything created since 2001 (Halo), but has tech-time really passed me up by so much, to the point where I can barely play a video clip?
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1900 (1.6ghz)
RAM: 1GB Kingston
Board: Soyo Dragon 400 Ultra
Video: ATI All-In-Wonder 64MB AGP

If its a consensus here that its a video card problem, I'll head out to go grab a 256MB card, and we'll see what happens.

Answer:Video Card can't handle high bit rate mpeg?

WOW 1620kbps is pretty high maybe a new vid card will help
and do you have the AC3 filters install on your machine if not this may speed up the playback.....

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HI I have a Satellite Pro L300 running Win XP to which I wish to attach a USB Card Reader. I find that I cannot read the 64GB cards. The error is that the card is not formatted. All other cards read correctly. I can place this card reader in my desktop running Win 10 and it works correctly and reads the 64GB cards. This would indicate that the USB Card Reader is working correctly and maybe the problem lies in the USB drivers on the Toshiba. Has anyone else had this problem and found a fix for it. I have just updated the BIOS but no improvement. Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro L300 - USB card reader does not handle 64GB

Originally Posted by talltrees

HI I have a Satellite Pro L300 running Win XP to which I wish to attach a USB Card Reader. I find that I cannot read the 64GB cards. The error is that the card is not formatted. All other cards read correctly. I can place this card reader in my desktop running Win 10 and it works correctly and reads the 64GB cards. This would indicate that the USB Card Reader is working correctly and maybe the problem lies in the USB drivers on the Toshiba. Has anyone else had this problem and found a fix for it. I have just updated the BIOS but no improvement. Thanks

Hi, here is one link about Card reader not being detected by the PC:
You can take a look, hope this is useful for you.

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Hello Guys am planning to buy a new SD Card For my Lumia, As Windows phone 8.1 allows us to install apps on External Memory, Can a Class 6 SD card Can Handle those applications to be installed on that Card???
Will there be any Limits, Or should i go with a class 10 SD Card??

Answer:Can class 6 SD card handle apps or Games Smoothly??

Hi Asik,
a class 6 mean 6MB/s, if you have a 60MB-game it means the OS need up to 10 seconds to load this game (it is not really so, but you can assume it). A class 10 mean at least 10MB/s, so you are 40% faster.
The question is: why not directly a class10 SD? If you want to be fast, it is better. If you doesn't care about 40%, a class 6 is also ok.
Normally, games are loaded in the RAM, so it is only slow to load. Once it is loaded it should be fast. But I would buy a 64GB class 10 (my favorite is Kingston) SD for 30$.

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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?

Answer: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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Can the SD card reader in E5530 handle a newer SDXC high capacity (exFAT SDXC 256GB) card?Can the SD card reader in E5540 handle a newer SDXC high capacity (exFAT SDXC 256GB) card?
For example, Kingston SDA3/

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K i am getting this video card.
Will this PSU handle it goood??

Answer:K This Power Supply Will Handle This Video Card?? Plz Answer Ordering Tommarow!!!

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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 XP

Answer:TV Tuner Card, Graphics card, Disabling Shared Graphics

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.
about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and my AMD radeon HD 6950 2gb.

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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Answer: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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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.


Answer: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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I saw a 6800 on newegg for a pretty good price, its the eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256-P2-N386 Video Card - Retail, is it any good? will it run with my pc? cud im play the latest games if i got it? heres my specs:

anthlon 64 3500 venice
2x 256 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
windows xp home edition
pci express slot
250 gb hard drive

and here is a link to my mobo:

well wud this card run on my pc, and is it a good card? i might also need a new PSU seeing as my current one is only 300 watt, and i dunno if i got money for that, also if i had more cash i wud add another 512 mb ram, in case, what kind of ram do u guys think I should get?

Answer:can my system handle the eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256-P2-N386 Video Card - Retail

Yes your motherboard could run it, yes it is a good card, yes you will need a new psu (I suggest the Antec TruepowerII 550) and yes, you need more ram. You have enough ram to run all of the modern games, but only in lower settings. If that's ok, then get the card and a psu.

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Dopo aver preso un virus impestato tramite Windows Live Messenger, ho cercato di rimuovere tutto.
Ho anche rimosso WLM e cercato di reinstallare wlm piu' volte, anche diverse versioni, piu' vecchie.
Il risultato e' sempre lo stesso ora: il programma non parte e si ottiene il messaggio di errore HANDLE NON VALIDO.
Allego il report relativo al mio pc, per capire se c'e' ancora qualche virus o anomalia presente.
Spero in qualche aiuto.

Here is my english version!!

I had a big problem with Windows Live Messenger, a virus that suggested me to remove WLM and try to clean the PC.
I tried to do my best in removing all the viruses, but the WLM is still not working (please check the file I attached to see if the system is still infected).
I tried to reinstall WLM, even older versions, but after the install is ok, the program doesn't start.
The only thing I have is an error message "HANDLE NON TROVATO (HANDLE NOT FOUND).
Any idea on how to solve this issue?
Many thanks, Maurizio

Answer:WLM - Handle non trovato/ Handle not found

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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ASUS GT240 graphics card "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" Can anyone help me with this error message? I can hear the windows startup sound but it shows no display so i plugged the cable into the motherboad and an error box opend wich stated "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" with no additional information. I searched online and found that asus smart doctor can cause this and they recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers to fix this problem but the pc is not picking up the graphics card to reinstall all the needed drivers. I also found people with the same problem and after they did a clean install of windows7/vista and all the drivers the error box still appeared. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? Your help will be greatly appreciated.


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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I just installed my graphics card and it hasnt changed performance much. My intregrated card uses 128mb ram I think. I have 768mb ram and it still says 640mb ram after installing the new card it did not free it up. I guess the old controller is messing with it?

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

Microsoft windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 2
Emachines T6528
AMD Athlon 64 processor
2.21 ghz
it says 640mb ram tho I have 512mb and 256mb rams sticks in it.

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

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I have new dell with ATI RadeonTM X300.. it supports 2 display mode.. I was wondering is it better to use one graphics card with dual screen.. or having two graphics card on same system. I have extra dual head GeForce FX5500 from my old system.

I am using system for video editing and graphics.

thanks for any help

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I have a desktop system which is quite old. But it was quite decent to play some of the games infact still now there is not any issues in it.Recently some of the new games stopped working in my desktop. Tekken 7 for example gave me an error which says "graphics card doesn't meet minimum requirements". I dont have quite a powerful graphics card in my system that may be the reason. But surprisingly the same game worked on my office's desktop which was Dell Optiplex 3040 with no graphics card and i5 processor.Here is the snap of my system...Do I need to upgrade the graphics card only or the whole system. If possible I would like to spend my whole budget for decent graphics card if upgrading only it can solve the issue...

Answer:Do I have to upgrade Graphics Card only or the whole Mobo + Graphics Card

I dont see your system specs or a snapshot of system. Knowing model number and make of computer works as well instead of a snapshot if you know that. So what is the system specs of computer info of the system that your thinking about upgrading?Your office computer the Optiplex with the Core i5 is able to handle games because the Integrated Intel HD Graphics are actually not that bad. The Intel HD Graphics can make games playable, but depending on the game they will either play well or play ok, or crawl with low frame rate. The error message your getting is that the game tests the hardware before it runs and due to GPU being to old it will abort and give up this message. The good thing is that most desktops have a PCI Express slot available to add a video card. The video card to add depends on if its a small form factor type of computer or small tower where card dimensions might be an issue was well as what you have for a power supply and what type of card you want to add to just be able to play the games or do you want the higher end performance such as from a nVidia GTX GPU card where you might have to also upgrade the power supply to handle the heavier load of the system. Lastly some games are GPU intensive, but happy with 1 or 2 cores of a CPU. Are there any other games other than Tekken 7 that dont play that you would like to play? As well as any games your considering buying in the future to where we need to make sure you dont under upgrade your system and end up ha... Read more

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I have an HP desktop, with Windows XP, and an AMD 64 X2 dual core processor with an on board graphics card (which supports one monitor). I added an add-on graphics card (which supports 2 monitors), but had to disable the on-board video card to do so. Is there any way to use/enable both graphics cards so I can view 3 monitors at the same time?

Answer:can I use onboard graphics card AND add on graphics card simultaneously?

I don't think so... I wanted the same thing but ended up disabling my on board graphic card... But maybe I'm wrong...

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Hi i am rishikesh from india wana ask a question is lenovo y410 775754q model having a Integrated graphics if so  is there an option for putting addition graphics card into it. aslo my laptop is geting to much heated up at a very short interval  i am much worried abt it pls give me some suggestions

Answer:Integrated graphics card or Discrete graphics card

Buying a notebook means you have almost no upgrade options. You can't upgrade your video.Dust inside causes overheat. So also does the airflow blocking - like holding laptop on you knees.

//help will save the world

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Hey, recently, I have came up with an idea of a fourth monitor, but my GPU (970) supports only three, which ones that I own. It has fourth one but I don't have the right cables for it for now.
I noticed that my motherboard has two open video ports, one being VGA which I needed. So, I tried just plugging it in and seeing what happens but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried looking for results around the internet and BIOS but they don't seem to work. The three monitors which I have plugged into my GPU, work perfectly fine, but, as I said, the motherboard's VGA port doesn't work. I have heard that such thing definitely is possible, but I cannot find out what I need to do.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

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Hey, recently, I have came up with an idea of a fourth monitor, but my GPU (970) supports only three, which ones that I own. It has fourth one but I don't have the right cables for it for now.
I noticed that my motherboard has two open video ports, one being VGA which I needed. So, I tried just plugging it in and seeing what happens but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried looking for results around the internet and BIOS but they don't seem to work. The three monitors which I have plugged into my GPU, work perfectly fine, but, as I said, the motherboard's VGA port doesn't work. I have heard that such thing definitely is possible, but I cannot find out what I need to do.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

Answer:Z97 Use Integrated graphics card along with external graphics card.

There are two different z97 models by ASUS, as far as I know. One is z97 A and the ohther is z97 K. Make it sure which one is your. Then go to ASUS's website and download the Intel Graphics driver for your particular model.

If the proper driver is assigned, and the BIOS is not blocking the integrated graphics, then the monitor plugged in to the motherboard's end should work.

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Oddball question I know, but I can't find an answer to this specific question and now I'm paranoid that I may have somehow borked my PC worse than it was before.  I'll give as detailed of an account as possible, so please don't mind the length.  Here's what happened;So my GeForce 8800 GTX's fan was making a horrible buzzing sound and every time I tried to run a game, even something graphics-light like Torchlight, the card's temp would jump up to a terrifying 77+ degrees.  Since the rest of the computer was running nice and cool and because of the fan's noise I figured it must be the card's fan.  Cleaned it, installed it back in, same thing was happening.  Took it out, decided to unscrew the fan to give it a really good cleaning...and managed to get a screw stuck inside the card.  Stupidity on my part, but doesn't change the fact that now my 8800 GTX is pretty much dead.   Then I remembered that I use to have an 8600.  Asked a family member where she put it.  Found it...inside a box...without anything covering it.  Can't blame her, she doesn't understand computers all that much, but taking into account where it was left and that she probably didn't handle it properly it was dubious at best that it would work.  Still, I figured "what do I got to lose?" and installed the thing.  Turned on the computer.  Mobo lights up, but no boot-up be... Read more

Answer:Should a CPU's fan spin even with a dead graphics card/no graphics card?

QuoteNow for all I know this is what is suppose to happen, that without a graphics card the mobo doesn't start the boot sequence at all.Do you have onboard graphics?Does the 8800 GTX still work even though the fan is stuck? If so, then you know your mobo and CPU are OK.

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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?

Answer: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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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.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn'... Read more

Answer: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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I tried everything,installed the drivers for my AMD,disabled the drivers for Intel (it switched to microsoft basic graphics instead of the AMD),couldn't find anything in BIOS however...if anyone got some advice,please share it with me because I can't take low FPS in games anymore when I got a laptop with such good specs.

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How to reproduce (occassionally): 1. Have a Lenovo P70 w/ latest Lenovo drivers installed + all Windows updates in place.1.a. have Hybrid Graphics set in BIOS.2. Play some Counter-Strike (or most any game that goes full-screen that relies on the graphics card).3. exit the game.4. be forced to hard-shut down the system because all you get is a black screen (keyboard buttons work but no response from OS). How to not have the problem:Same steps above except for1.a. set graphics mode to use Discrete graphics exclusively.  Are others experiencing this issue? Is this a known issue? 

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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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Some games when played use the Integrated Graphics card instead of my NVIDIA. How can I SAFELY disable my Intel HD Graphics 4600 Integrated Graphics Card?   Thanks

Answer:510p How to safely disable Intel HD Graphics 4600 Integrated Graphics Card

In the Nvidia control panel go to the manage 3D settings. There is a pull down menu in there under global settings and choose the Nvidia GPU. This will use the 750m for all 3D applications. 

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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

Answer: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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Specifications:Intel H55 Mobo4x 1GB Corsair DDR3-1333 ValueRamIntel i5 750 CPU with Zalman CNPS5 CPU coolerLeadtek GTS 250 512MBWindows 7 ultimate 64bitGigabyte 585watt (Model: GE-585A-C2)Load temperatures:CPU: 45 CelsiusGraphics 58 CelsiusProblem:In games: Screen starts to go black after a while and then flashes back to game... Keeps on doing this more frequently and for longer if you keep on playing. When you come back there is normally a graphics glitch like a small line of blurred graphics for a second and then it goes back to normal. This happens more frequently in graphics intensive games.[Happens the quickest in Racing game: GRID]What I've tried:*Installed new CPU cooler(ZALMAN mentioned above), CPU temp was running bit high.*Dusted components/ fans*Checked all the connections. *Installed latest drivers for graphics card (from leadtek and then tried latest from nvidia.)*Uninstalled Intel TurboBoost*Did windows updatesI suspect that it is my graphics card. I'm considering taking it to the place I bought it and asking them to take a look at the card since it is still under warranty.Any other suggestions/ Advice??

Answer:Flashing Black screen in graphics intensive games (Graphics card?)

If it is still under warranty i woulld not hesitate to return it for a replacement...

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I want to reduce power consumption and was wonder if I could switch from the deditcated Nvidia 8600M GT to the integrated graphics? Having the card on while just web surfing, I only get 2 to 2:30 hours.

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hello everybody, my name is Brian, I own a dell xps 13 (9350) purchased in 2017, but its the 2016 model with intel iris 540 graphics, its also the model with the QHD+ touch-screen, 3200x1800 resolution.
not sure if it matters what else the system has spec-wise, but ill include that also.

My question is in regards to the colors, and what this screen is producing picture/video quality-wise when I'm viewing colorful photos, or watching videos with colors on youtube;

I've watched quite a handful of videos on youtube about the dell xps 13, and a lot of them suggest that this laptop comes "a touch off" in terms of color gamma and/or color accuracy - whatever that means, but they say the xps 13 out of the box, with no settings adjusted other than what dell and intel have done, that the color and screen needs to be calibrated. 

how do I know what to do and how to check if I need it? I mean, everything seems to be good looking, but if its off and I just don't know it, I would like to know how to modify these "said" settings, as I want the most out of my xps 13!

I'm also experimenting with different power-plan settings, trying to configure this machine for the best possible battery-life, and also longevity in overall-life span. meaning I want to preserve this machine in ways possible, without reducing any of the added benefits of having such a high-performing laptop.

I bought this xps 13 from a friend, we actually traded. I gave him my ipad... Read more

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Hello,I can't seem to find specific information about this pc related to this topic. I have a client that wants to have a hdmi port and dual monitor installed. I looked everywhere in the bios settings, I tried using a usb-to-vga adapter & and vga, dvi-d cable & vga (this mirrors both monitors, but cannot extend the display). When I changed the settings on the bios to use the built in graphics, it gives me the option to enable multiple monitors but cannot use my pcie graphic card. If i select to use the pcie graphic card, i cannot use the built in graphic ports or the usb-to-vga adapter (it does not see the other monitor) and also if I use the dvi adpater and the vga it mirrors the display. I'm guessing that the bios does not support dual graphic cards but thought of asking here. The reason the client wants this is to be able to connect a projector using hdmi and to have dual monitors. Any information will be greatly appreaciate it. Thank you.   

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Is there any way to upgrade graphics card in T400 laptop ? At presently, the laptop has  "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD ", please advise me. Thanks

Answer:Can Graphics Card be upgraded in T400 'Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD' Laptop?

I don't think so

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I have a Satellite 1100 with the Intel 82830M Graphics Card. The latest driver is version 14.7 which I have just installed - the Graphics icon in the bottom right corner changes from a multi-coloured square to a blue screen when you install this, and the mouseover text says "Intel(R) Extreme Graphics".

However, since installing this, my display freezes every time I start a game, or if I go into Display Properties & change anything. A hard reboot is then required. Also, the startup process takes 2-3 times as long since this upgrade.

Has anyone else experienced this problem ? Does anyone know of a solution ? I have seen a few posts on other forums about this, including some saying that this issue was caused by XP Service Pack 2. Can anyone confirm this ?

Answer:Problem with latest Graphics driver for Intel 82830M Graphics Card on Satellite 1100


I assume you have installed the graphic card driver from the Intel website and you use NOT a Toshiba graphic driver which was designed especially for the notebook usage.
Well, Toshiba recommend using the Toshiba drivers. In this case you should try to use the recommended graphic driver which you can download from the Toshiba driver page.

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Hope someone can be of assistance here (apologies in advance for the stupid questions)Ok I've just bought a 22" widescreen monitor and discovered my onboard graphics don't support widescreen resolutions (ie: 1680x1050). Also, I am getting a second, smaller monitor to set up dual monitorsI have one AGP and one PCI slot available (not PCI Express), very little cash, and lots of questions!1. Which is better (AGP or PCI) and why? I presumed AGP due to the speed and the fact that it's dedicated to graphics, but after googling AGP VS PCI, I found loads of people slating AGP saying they're really unstable, likely to crash your system, etc 2. Are most modern cards likely to support widescreen resolutions?3.1  Will it be easy to run 2 monitors off one card with 2 sockets (ie: 1 x VGA and 1 x DVI)?3.2  And if so is this going to be another factor that determines whether I go for AGP or PCI?3.3  If the answer to 3.1 is "Yes", will I be ok to plug 2 VGA monitors into it via use of the "DVI-VGA adaptor"?4. How does the installation process go? I plug the card in, plug the monitor into it and switch on? Will it be natively recognised or will drivers be needed? And if drivers are needed do you have to add the card first? And if so does the monitor still activate and allow you to see what's going on to install the drivers?

Answer:AGP or PCI graphics card - to replace onboard graphics AND set up dual monitors

I'm not saying they're wrong, but I've never had a problem using AGP graphics cards over PCI based graphics cards, but I'm just one guy, and I've never bought a "cutting edge" card.  I'm guessing people complained about AGP cards due to a variety of issues -- drivers, etc.

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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...


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

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Hello everyone.

Always been so grateful for the help here - I have a brief and probably rather simple question to ask.

Currently taken the plunge and am building my first PC here! Feeling like I've come a long way to get to this stage.

I was asked if adding a dedicated graphics card (PCIe or AGP) would take some strain off the CPU itself for processing graphics. I know it would open up some space in RAM, but will it relieve the CPU also a little?

Second thing is, would placing a graphics card in an AGP or PCIe slot take up some of the PCI bandwidth from other plain PCI devices? I ask this as the PC will be used for audio production, and the PCI soundcard itself will most likely send and receive a lot of data. I wouldn't want a graphics card 'hogging' any space that way.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I'll be extremely grateful for any advice anyone can give me!

Answer:Quick question - Graphics card relieve CPU over onboard graphics?

adding a dedicated graphics card (PCIe or AGP) would take some strain off the CPU itself for processing graphicsClick to expand...

I don't think so. The graphics must still be processed by the CPU regardless of which type of graphics output you have. Luckily, PCs are designed so that the CPU has to do as little graphics processing as possible. For the most part, this is 'sent' to the GPU for processing. However, adding a separate video card will greatly improve graphical performance (esp. in games) when compared to on board video. This is because the video cards have their own memory dedicated solely to processing video. On board video must share the system memory.

would placing a graphics card in an AGP or PCIe slot take up some of the PCI bandwidth from other plain PCI devices?Click to expand...

No. The PCI slots and the AGP/PCIe slots each have their own bus that run completely independent from each other. I have seen PC's with 4 cards in the PCI slots, and everything ran perfectly smooth. When the PCI cards were removed, there was absolutley no change in performance (a friend of mine and I actually ran some benchmarks 'cuz we thought the same thing a few years ago).

Good luck building that PC!! If you have any questions, we're here for ya!!

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Hi everyone.I have a CPU IBM with tthe following  description: ThinkCentre A51 8136-KYMBased on 8133-34Y: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 531 with HT Technology, 512MB, 40GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD, PCI Desktop (4x4), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, 48x CD-ROM, Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet I need to work with 3 monitors, and have bought a GeForce 8400GS graphics card that allow to plug 2 monitors in addition to the integrated graphics card.As far as i have tried, i can't make them work as i pretend.Can anyone help me get to a solution? i have tried some BIOS alternative values in VIDEO configuration, but i can only make work the integrated or the additional; but both togheter, no. I'd really appreciate any Help.  Emilio   

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Hi - does anyone know if it is possible to manually control what graphics card to use?   I can set it in the power plan options, but I want to set it manually too. I might need to use internal graphics even if I have power on, or the discrete graphics on battery, and that is not reflected weill in the "timed" options you get through the Power Plan.  There is no way to set it with the Notification Area icon, or through the Nvidia control panel :-/ regardsLars

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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.

Answer: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
0030: 00000000 00000000 0A83B010 FFFFFA80
0038: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0040: 0000001B 00000002 00000000 00000000
0048: 00040070 0A000000 00000000 00000053
0050: 00000000 00000000

In Bytes

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 ........
0028: 05 B9 06 00 00 00 00 00 .?......
0030: FF FF FF FF 02 00 00 00 ????....
0038: 58 00 00 84 02 04 00 00 X..?....
0040: 01 20 06 12 08 01 00 00 . ......
0048: 00 00 00 00 04 01 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0058: 40 53 8B 0A 80 FA FF FF @S?.????
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
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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

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

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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

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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 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

Answer: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 took my heatsink off to clean it for dust and reapplied thermal compound. I seem to have done that part right since my core temperatures are down (it barely touched 50C during a 15 minute CPU Stab test and that's in a warm room) but my graphics card isn't being detected and my onboard graphics isn't starting correctly (according to the device manager). When the computer starts it gives a message to the effect of "didn't post correctly or last boot failed". As far as I know I didn't go near the graphics card and it is definitely still receiving power as the fan's still moving. I haven't used the compuer in months but the last time I used it the graphics card was working.

Any ideas as to how I should proceed? My best guess is that I misapplied the thermal compound (it was my first time and it did not go smoothly) and have damaged the north/southbridge (whichever connects to the GPU).

Answer:Graphics card not working and onboard graphics not starting

You may have bumped your graphics card and it may need reseated.

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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?

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

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I intend to buy a new laptop - primary use is MS Office, watching movies / live webstreams and browsing. However, I do use it for video editing occasionally using a software called "Pinnacle Studio MovieBox". This software has a reqmnt for "direct x 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 128 MB" Currently I have HP G42-478TX, which works great. As I look to buy a new laptop, if I go for an i3/i5 intel core processor (windows 8/10) laptop with Integrated graphics card (NO dedicated graphics card), will it be sufficient to run the above software? Or will I need a dedicated NVIDIA type graphics card ?

Answer:Intel Integrated graphics vs Dedicated graphics card ?

Hi and welcome, arhagar
Even outdated (a bit) laptop with CPU and integrated graphics chip Intel HD 4000 supports DirectX 11. Of course, the memory is shared, its size is more then 128 MB.
So, purchase almost any IvyBridge based on or later laptop, integrated graphics chip might be enough for the basic video editing tasks. It'd be good to choose models with dual channel memory support, 12...16 GB and even more memory installed, depending on the video file size. Also SSD is a must have drive, IMO, so, input/output operations will be not a bottleneck.
Definitely, dedicated graphics chip might increase video editing performance.
To compare different mobile graphics chips take a look at this benchmark list, for example. Do you need significant graphics performance for the video editing tasks only, not for the hi-res video demonstration or gaming? That'd be an answer.

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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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I recently bought a new computer specifically so I could play high end games; I'm not incredibly tech savvy and I'm sure you're all like me in the sense that when you get a new toy (ie, computer) you just want to play the crap out of it.So, low and behold, I try and play one of my favourite games (Team Fortress 2) and the graphics are HORRENDOUS. I then find out that my computer is using integrated graphics- NOT the 100+ quid (UK currency haha) graphics card I bought.I have literally exhausted EVERYTHING I can think of in order to get the thing to show up in my devices.My motheboard is an ASRock Wolfdale 1333-GLAN/M and my graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB.Please help, it's driving me crazy not knowing how to use my graphics card; also, the thing is inserted correctly into my computer [EDIT] Also, I'm using Vista 32 bit!

Answer:My computer won't pick up my graphics card, only integrated graphics. Help?

you need to disable the on-board graphics via your BIOS setup.You also need to plug your monitor into the video card, rather then your on-board output.

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I am thinking about buying a new AGP araphics card. I current ly have SIS Real256E onboard graphics, which are 64mb shared.

I have a free AGP slot and want to install the new card there.

I have read in differnet places that you need to disable the onboard graphics first or sometimes the bios will automatically detext and change it.

I have already been in my bios/cmos and seen that where it says "onboard video memory" it has a list of 16mb,32,64 and 128. This is currently set to 64.

Where it says "Primary display master", it has a choice of 'PCI' or 'VGA/onboard' and this is current ly set to PCI, which really confuses me because I thought this would be set to 'AGP/onboard' because the computer uses onboard graphics.

So, could anyone tell me the steps for me to install a new graphics card under the above conditions.

thanks, from Edd

Answer:INstalling new graphics card and disabling onboard graphics

It look for pci first but if there isn't one it will look for AGP. When you get a new agp card, set it to AGP and install the card.

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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?? >-<

Answer:Graphics card missing? Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

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I've just bought a samsung laptop that has a intel hd 400 and nvidia gt 650 m display adaptor. I would like to see what I'd get in windows experience with the nvidia card but Only runs with the intel hd 400. Have tried going into nvidia control panel and and make the nvidi card the main one. I am using windows 8.

Answer:Graphics graphics card issue in windows experience

Modern Intel systems swap between internal/external graphics processors depending on need, the WEI is hardly a detailed indicator of performance in any case. Get something like 3DMark which will push your system enough to use the dedicated GPU and you'll get a far clearer idea of your computer's performance/speed at the end;

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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???


Answer:Solved: On board Graphics Detected not Graphics card

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