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Choosing Between Geforce Cards (Ram or Higher Model)

Q: Choosing Between Geforce Cards (Ram or Higher Model)

Say You have a choice from two cards
a Geforce 6600 with 256mb Ram
and a Geforce 6600GT with 128mb Ram
Which one would be better to buy?

Also would either one of the two, be a good purchase for gaming upto a years time or so.
Not looking for something high as price is a factor.

I want something that when i purchase a new game in a years time, I will be able to run it, even if on low settings, it should be able to run a normal resolution of 800x600 or 1024x768 being smooth.

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A: Choosing Between Geforce Cards (Ram or Higher Model)

Well, I think anyone who answers can only be guessing, but mine is that yes. You would be able to run the games in a year with a 6600GT if you drop everything to the lowest settings. Just a wild guess mind you.... who knows what kind of technology is going to be required to run next years games. Things progress so quickly.

For gaming, a 6600GT (even with only 128mb) is a better choice over a 6600 (with 256mb).

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   Here is my problem, I want to play minecraft on decent fps. I love this laptop and don't want to buy a new one, even if it is more $$ to buy parts than the laptop is worth. I love the feel, the look, and the size of this one. So my question is, could I buy a better cpu or more ram that would help with MC? I know I can't upgrade the graphics, because I assume like most laptops, it is directly soldered to the motherboard. What about ordering a higher end motherboard from a better model in the same family as this one? I am desperate lol, please help!

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I have a Tecra M1, the SD card reader is limited to cards up to 1GB capacity.

Is there any software upgrade available to allow higher capacity cards to be recognized?

A:Tecra M1 - SD cards with higher capactiy than 1GB?

Hey,

This is a hardware limited feature and there is no software or driver update to improve the card reader. So your card reader is only able to read 1GB SD cards. Probably 2GB will work too but 4GB and above are SDHC cards and this will not work.

Alternative use an external card reader that you can connect via USB. So it?s possible to read cards with higher capacity. :)

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Hello,

I am having an issue with my Sony KDL-46V2500 displaying the native resolution of 1920x1080p. My video card is an nVidia engine on an MSI video card (nVidia GeForce 260GTX OC). I am using an HDI cable that is HDMI on one end and DVI on the other. The HDMI end plugs into the Sony while the DVI is for the GPU.

I had Vista 64bit Ultimate with nVidia drivers that were about a year old and everything worked fine. I got a bug up my arse for Windows 7 but after one failed install and subsequent driver issues I decided to format and reinstall Vista.

To my dismay, now it won't display 1920x1080p with any version of nVidia or MSI drivers and in fact, setting the resolution higher than 800x600 causes the screen to go black.

I tried to mirror the Sony's HDMI input for this desktop as that of another HDMI input for an HP notebook thinking the TV settings were the issue but the settings were already the same.

I thought the install was corrupt so I formatted again but its the same issue.
Any video setting other than 800x600 makes the screen black.

Any thoughts?

A:GeForce 260GTX OC won't display higher than 800x600

Do you have a dvi/vga cable and monitor?

mAny way to test the card in another system?

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Good day to digital camera enthusiasts'

I'm a beginner when it comes to taking digital photos,and I consider an Olympus camera as a start. I going to share the price with my hubby so I take precaution regarding a purchase.

My issue is that I'm torn in purchasing between <Olympus FE 190 and FE 200> cameras.

Both almost identical, except in:

1. Optical zoom(3X vs 5X)

2. Weight 3.9 oz. (110g)/5.4 oz. (155g) both without battery and media card

3. Size 3.6 W x 2.3 H x 0.7 D (90.5mm x 58.5mm x 18.5mm) / 3.9 W x 2.4 H x 1.1 D (97.5mm x 59mm x 27mm)

4. Internal memory (22MB vs 24MB)

5. Image Processing

6.LCD monitor (110,000 pixels vs 150,000 pixels); both 2.5 inch size

7.Rating based on this link (http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-6501_7-0.html?filter=1000036_6250974_&tag=dir.man.olympus)

7.2 vs 5.4 grade from cnet reviews (FE 190 gets a higher rating)

8. Estimated Retail Price: $199.99 vs $249.99 (prices quoted from olympusamerica.com) -difference is definitely big (approx. 50 dollars)

Just wanted to know your expert opinion before I purchase any camera.
Thanks in advance. Just shoot me a question if needed.
 

A:Solved: choosing an olympus model FE camera

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I'm trying to choose between these 2 cards. Any suggestions?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161109

HIS Hightech ICE98-2H-ZAM Radeon 9800PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

Core clock: 380MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 680MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 1.3
TV Tuner: No
TV-Out: S-Video/Composite Out
VIVO: No
# Model #: ICE98-2H-ZAM
# Item #: N82E16814161109
or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102286

ATI RADEON 9800PRO 128M Radeon 9800PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

Core clock: 380MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 680MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
TV Tuner: No
TV-Out: S-Video/Composite Out
VIVO: No
# Model #: RADEON 9800PRO 128M
# Item #: N82E16814102286
 

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Hi, I need a bit of advice. I am struggling to choose between these two cards.....

BFG GeForce 5500 OC 256MB PCI 90

and

PNY VERTO GEFORCE FX5500 128MB DDR PCI 45

Obviously the BFG is 256MB, but also twice the price. Will it really make a big difference?

I am running a Pentium 4 2.93Mhz with 512mb ram.

Any help would really be apprieciated!
 

A:Help with choosing between 2 graphics cards!!

Can you give us some more info on the two cards?

What are the core clocks on them?
What are the memory clocks?
Those two are likely the same in the two cards you are looking at, but what about the memory interface? Are they both 128bit, or is the cheaper one 64 bit?
 

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I'm trying to decide between two video cards. One is the ATI Radeon 9000 pro and the other is the Radeon 8500LE. Both are 128 MB. The 8500 has a hardware decoder for better DVD playback, but the 9000 doesn't list one. I like to watch movies on my PC, and I was wondering if having the DVD decoder would make that much of a difference.
 

A:Choosing video cards

HA, I've been trying to choose one of these cards also. As far as dvd playback, they both use ATI's video immersion II technology for "Industy-leading dvd playback". I've read that the 9000 is the 8500 with fewer pipelines or something. Tom's hardware says that their features are about the same, but that the 8500 is faster at 3d rendering due to these extra pipelines. I'm going to save a couple extra bucks for the radeon 9500 which is much faster and Direct X 9 compatible, instead of just DX8.1. It's on froogle.com and pricewatch.com for about $130.
 

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All,

I am completely lost here. I have read soooo much great information on the mechanics of changing out the card, but can't use any of it "yet" because I'm still at the basic level of trying to figure out what my computer can take. I'm also having a brain freeze on some of the terminology.

What makes it even worse is that I switched out the card a few years ago from a GeForce 8 series to a GeForce 9300, so I know I must have had all this information then, but for the life of me, I can't remember how I found it, what it means, or where I put it - please HELP!! I feel like such a techno-dope

My computer info is:

Model: HP m8530f
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor 2.20 GHz
Memory (RAM): 7.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit
O/S: Vista Home Premium

I believe I need to know the following info before I go forward. Please let me know what else I need to know as well.

Questions:

How do I figure out what the power source is?

How do I determine what kind of interface the computer is using? SLI, DVI - I assume those are interface types??

How do I determine what card will fit into my computer? (one of the articles specifically warned to check this first!).

No idea how to determine what the case is

How do I know if I need to upgrade the fan (the GeForce 9300 tends to run "HOT" - not good) and if I do . . . all the above questions will apply to this.
**sigh** I'm sooo lost.

Thank you all in advance for your help AND patience.

Meltie

A:Choosing Graphics Cards - I'm Lost, Please Help

Although not an area that I have much expertise, this wondeful article seems to answer most of your questions. Any others just post all of working together, we are sure to come up with answers.
How to Choose a Graphics Card | eHow.com

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5558, that comes with a GeForce 920m graphic card. The graphic card's specifications say that it can go with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160.
Until a couple of days ago, I was using a 23'' monitor connected through HDMI, using a 1920x1080 resolution. Today I bought a 27'' monitor, and I was hoping I could set a higher resolution, but I can't.
Maybe I'm a bit confused of how the resolution thing works.The problem is that, after moving from a 23'' screen to a 27'' screen I was hoping to have more desktop space, but instead I have just everything larger, I mean, there isn't additional desktop space, just the same as before, but larger (as if it were zoomed in).
Both monitors are 1920 full hd.I'm a bit confused, I don't know if I should be able to set a higher resolution or not, giving that the monitor is 1920. But if that's the case, what would be the point of a 32'' monitor if it only goes up to 1920? Everything would be just bigger, larger, as zoomed in.
I was hoping to have more desktop space with this new monitor, considering that I have the GeForce 920M that goes up to a larger resolution.
Is that possible?

A:Is it possible to set a resolution higher than 1920 for an external monitor connected to my Inspiron 5558 with a GeForce 920m?

The system is new enough that it may well support HDMI above FHD -- but check your monitor manual.  Many monitors are limited to 1920X1080 over HDMI (higher resolution requires a different input -- displayport -- which your system doesn't have).

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I ordered an nvidia fx5200 and it came with some funky dms-59 output connector...tried to check the nvidia site and they say "they don't manufacture cards, only chips" which seems totally wrong, as my card says "nvidia" right on it

anyway, I need a vga connection - which everything I could find said the fx5200 has - but this card only has the dms-59 connector (which seems very rare)

anyone know of a listing of fx5200 model numbers, so you know what to order and what you will get?...I ordered this from ascendtech (which may be part of the problem)

tia
 

A:Are there model numbers for the fx5200 cards?

They make the GPU but not the actual card. Are you sure that isn't a DVI connector? Did your card come in a retail box? A DVI to VGA adapter usually comes with it but if not, you can buy them separately.
 

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I have recently purchased a new graphics card EVGA's Geforce GTX 950 for my HP Pavilion H8-1010. I tried placing it in, only to get the HP screen or a black screen followed by 1 beep and then 3 quick beeps. I looked again at my power supply only to see that its Max is 300W where the card requires a minimum of 350 or more.  This might be why, but i also read somewhere that I may not be able to use this card with this desktop? My desktop is currently in legacy Mode BIOS and i've tried looking everywhere for BIOS settings but i believe this model/version cannot change it's secure boot settings nor disable legacy mode. I don't see any settings for uefi? so can my desktop not run it? What are my solutions here? if I cant run it, then the latest graphics card that can run without the new uefi system was perhaps the gt/gtx 640-660? Or is the problem just the power supply? Thanks

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This is just me thinking about the future, and this is what I know about them. I know that Windows Vista is completely out of the question for these RIGHT NOW, but I doubt they would have problems for that much longer if they plan on releasing Halo 2 on Vista ONLY by second quarter, and Crysis in 3rd Quarter. Also, I havn't heard one person say that these arn't good when they talk about current games on XP, they always complain about how theyll be obsolete, but isn't anything that has to do with computers obsolete in due time?


So, heres my question. Let's say I'm not planning on getting vista till next year, I currently don't have any video card, so anyting is better than what I have now haha. Do I go for the XFX8800GTS, or a eVGA7950?

Also, I don't have cash coming out of my wallet like a lot of computer enthusiasts/games have that buy the 7950 to hold them over for acouple months, so if I buy a card, im stuck with it for awhile. Which brings me to if its worth dishing out for DX10 card which could benefit a lot in the future, when I don't feel like buying a new card for a new system.

[Now this may not be correct] I was skimming through some articles and I thought I read something about these cards being more power effiecent than 7 series? I have a OCZ GameXStream 600w power supply, would that be powerful enough? This alone could answer my question xD

Any opinion on this would help a lot :haha:

Aj
 

A:So, about those Geforce 8 cards

Easiest question to answer- yes, your power supply (provided it isn't defective or faulty) should handle just about any videocard you throw at it. It has three 12v rails with 18A a piece, so that gives you plenty of amperage draw for even SLI/high-end configurations.

On the 8800, I can only relay what facts we have at this time:
1) It's the single most fastest card on the planet right now for every DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL game.
2) It has a Unified Shader architecture that gives developers some really nifty headroom to get custom with shader code.
3) CUDA/compiler issues are still loaded with kinks and questionmarks, as well as driver support is still a bit rough. Overall though, for a brand new card it's an impressive effort.
4) This is the first NVIDIA card to address the plethora of image quality, filtering and anisotropic issues that have plagued the entire product line. Texture crawling, moire, shimmering and angle-dependent filtering is totally eliminated. You now finally have angle independent anisotropic filtering, higher texture filtering modes (with next to 0 hit), massive fillrate for older games poorly written, etc.etc. It has the horsepower to also use NV's more advanced antialiasing modes and transparency/smoothing modes with impressively small impact to performance in today's games.

We really have NO idea how this card will handle tomorrow's DX10 games though. Anyone that remembers the FX series will remember the pre... Read more

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Hey. I just bought a new graphics card (Geforce GTX 960) for my computer. After replacing my old one and booting up my pc, i'm stuck at the HP blue screen, with 1 beep and later 3 beeps and nothing happens. From what I can google myself to, several people are talking about the BIOS (which I upgraded to 7.12), but it still wont work... Anyone?

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I have Dell XPS 720 which has the 750W power supply and have one point-of-view GeForce GTX 560 card.
I would like to fit a second identical card - has anybody run this configuration?
The power requirement for the card is 150 W max (equivalent to 12.5A @ 12 V; it would be less as it takes other power via PCI bus)
The card two 6 way power connectors (P3 and P4), each connected to 12 V that can supply 18.0A.
From my calculations each of the two 12 V supplies can easily power one card, ok there is other hardware attached to the supplies, namely two hard disks (from memory each takes less than 1 A).
So the plan is to fit a splitter to each 12 V supply power supply so they power one connector on each card.   (The card must have separate power supplies to each connector).
Can anyone foresee any problem with doing that?

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I have a GeForce 9800gx2 and am atm running a 700W PSU (2x250gb HDs, 4 gigs of DDR2 and a Core 2 Quad, if it's any relevant).

A) Is my PSU low and/or would the performance boost if it is be worth it/noticeable?

B) Are there any better consumer-grade video cards out there? Money isn't really an issue but I don't plan on spending $600 for a video card.
 

A:GeForce 9800gx2 (better cards?) + PSU

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Can somebody tell me the difference between a Geforce 2 MX200 and a Geforce 2 MX400 card. I went out and bought one today, asked for a 400 but got a 200 and i am not too sure about it. It is supposed to be a 64mb card, it says this on the card but the box says 32mb as does the manual. The make is either Jetway or VGA, i am not sure as the box is not very well designed and the manual doesnt say anything about it.
 

A:Geforce Graphics Cards

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I just finally had to say something. I have been perusing this page steadily for about a month. Many (including me) have posted, asking about the "best" video cards. Best PCI, best AGP. 4x, 8x, PCIe, PCIx16, or whatever. Obviously, the GeForce 7800 must be a good'un, but I've seen nobody recommend it. Too pricey? What?
 

A:GeForce 7800 GT cards

The 7800-series is only available in PCI-Express, so it's automatically not going to be recommended to users of AGP systems.

Also, the 7800GT/GTX is very pricey... between $350-$450 US. This is often times out of the price range of those inquiring.. or their entire system isn't even worth that much and would be better spent on other upgrades.

Lastly, the 7800 series now has the X1800 series as a direct competitor. Both the X1800XL/XT and 7800GT/GTX make fantastic high-end 3d solutions for PCI-Express mainboard owners that have the budget to afford them.

Most often, I see people in need of advice for mid to low end 3d upgrades- and I'd say the 6600GT gets recommended the most often here and abroad. The $100-$200 price range is what most people here are looking for as the "hardcore" gamers with bigger budgets generally hit other technical forums.
 

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Hey everyone I'm new to PC gaming and bought GeForce MX 4000 /64MB / DDR / PCI. Man thats old. Then I bought a PNY Verto GeForce FX 5500 / 128MB DDR / PCI. and was curious if I could use them both simultaneously.
 

A:Dual PCI GeForce cards

i think dual cards are only for dual monitors, but yes, you can, with pci/pci or pci/agp.
 

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So I'm looking into ordering this from scan in the morning
Coolermaster Elite 431 Plus Black Mid Tower Performance Case with Side Window with USB 3.0 & XDock HDD Bay
550W Coolermaster GX RS550-ACAAE3-UK, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU
Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail
Asus P8Z77-V LX, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), DVI-D/ HDMI/ D-Sub (VGA), ATX
1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache 8ms NCQ OEM
Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD?R, 12x DVD?R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
21.5" Asus VE228T LED Monitor Full HD 1920x1080P 250cd/m2 100K:1 5ms Speakers Black
ScanFX SMART Multimedia Office Pro Keyboard, Silver/Black with MIC/Speakers SKYPE Ready
It is going to be my first build and for ?533 for their no-brainer offer,but it doesn't come with a gpu,and iv'e got ?150 left in my budget for it.So as title says ,1 gt660TI or 2 gt640's and out ov those what model would you suggest?Please help I'm a little lost I fully understand every other componant but graphics cards are a bit ov a puzzle with different makes,different specs but it's called the same card ie gtx660ti.Help

A:One higher priced gpu or 2 lower priced cards on sli ?

Single-parameter benchmarks are dubious, but see:

PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmark Charts - Video Card Model List

Look like a 660 ti would be better than two GT 640 cards in SLI.

I'm not sure whether anyone manfactures GT 640 cards with SLI connectors. nVidia lists a configuration that supports SLI, but my favorite US web dealer, www.newegg.com, doesn't sell any. The GT 640 models made by eVGA clearly don't do SLI.

Is there any place that you can get a 660 ti for ?150? Looks more like a ?250+ card. (Doesn't help that it's a brand new model.)

Best of luck.

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Quote:
A quick (BEd: Can it be anything other than quick?) tweet on one of Nvidia's Twitter accounts has revealed that the first two cards based on the GF100 GPU aill be known as GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470.


more..

NVIDIA GeForce (NVIDIAGeForce) on Twitter

A:Nvidia's first DirectX 11 cards GeForce GTX 480/470

Cheers, it'll be interesting to see the prices..

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What are the differences between a GeForce FX 5700, FX 5700LE, and FX 5700 Ultra video card? Is an ATi Radeon better then Nvidia GeForce?. I am looking to upgrade from a GeForce4 MX 440. Looking to spend around $120.

Operating System: WindowsXP Home w/ SP1
MotherBoard: ECS N2U400-A (nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP-A 2600+ (1913MHz)
Hard Drive: 80 Gb Western Digital
Memory: 512MB Ram
Video: GeForce 4 MX 440 64MB
Sound: SB Live! 5.1
 

A:GeForce 5700 cards - difference

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I own a Nvidia Geforce 5500Fx Video Card which is 256 mb PCI,the thing i was wondering,is this video card decent for gaming?i can get most of my pc games to work with it,but stuff like playstation emulation or such wont work right half the time,like it'll lag up,which goes for my pc games as well that i got,i was wondering would i haf to set the card a certain way from the control panal for the card alone,or is there any tips i could use to help the performance.I dont do to much gaming with the likes of call of duty 4,crysis and all those even tho i personally own them,i know the card,and a pentium 4 gateway wont be able to handle those lol.I also wonder would the 5500fx a be a tad more useful for a amd x2 dual core pc i plan on buying next week,thinking that having 2 processors and the video card ,making a better game flow from what i be playing alone.Any help is appreciated.Thank you in advance
 

A:About Geforce 5500 FX Video Cards

tadam63136 said:


I own a Nvidia Geforce 5500Fx Video Card which is 256 mb PCI,the thing i was wondering,is this video card decent for gaming?i can get most of my pc games to work with it,but stuff like playstation emulation or such wont work right half the time,like it'll lag up,which goes for my pc games as well that i got,i was wondering would i haf to set the card a certain way from the control panal for the card alone,or is there any tips i could use to help the performance.I dont do to much gaming with the likes of call of duty 4,crysis and all those even tho i personally own them,i know the card,and a pentium 4 gateway wont be able to handle those lol.I also wonder would the 5500fx a be a tad more useful for a amd x2 dual core pc i plan on buying next week,thinking that having 2 processors and the video card ,making a better game flow from what i be playing alone.Any help is appreciated.Thank you in advanceClick to expand...

First thing: Emulators and other types of illegal software are not allowed to be discussed on these forums. Just a heads-up on that, since it's against the rules of this site.

Next, that card is pretty weak by today's standards. Even in a high-end system, it would not give any type of decent gaming performance. The PCI connection type is slow and not capable of delivering the data transfer speeds required for gaming.

Also, your motherboard will probably not have a new-type of card connector. AGP is the next fastest card typ... Read more

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I plan to transfer a JPEG to a CF card to take to Wal-Mart to have 5" x 7" prints made. This JPEG was scanned from a 35mm slide and saved as a TIFF. I saved it further as a JPEG in two sizes: 5332 x 3664 and 980 x 673.

If I were to have two 5 x 7's made, one from the larger JPEG and one from the smaller JPEG, would there be a discernible difference in quality between the prints? How about if I were to have two 4 x 6 prints made? Or two 8 x 10s? Wouldn't I be able to tell the difference more in a larger print? It seems to me, theoretically, that a print made from a 5332 x 3664 file would turn out sharper than one made from a 980 x 673 file. However, if I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, then of course I'd prefer working with the smaller files.
 

A:Does higher resolution (JPEG) result in higher quality prints?

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Hello.
I have this new PC:
CPU: I-5 2500 (without the 'k') @ 3.3Ghz
GPU: ASUS GTX 580 direct cu II overclocked to 878 Mhz
Motherboard: Intel DH67CL
RAM: APACER 8GB DDR3 @ 1333 Mhz

I was trying to play Rome: Total War (a game made way back in 2004) at max settings and at 1600x900 resolution (which is the max resolution of my monitor) and I get an average framerate of 20 fps, often even lower. So I checked GPU usage during the game, turns out it never reached 20%. But when I lowered the graphics settings, the fps immediately jumped to 60. As far as I can tell from task manager, there seems to be high CPU usage during gaming, but it doesn't tell how much exactly. So does this mean higher graphics settings require faster CPU clocks and not just a faster GPU? Or does it just mean there's a stability problem with my PC that's affecting its performance?
 

A:Do you need higher CPU speed to play at higher graphics settings in games?

What power supply do you have?
 

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Hi, I am looking to get a new video card for under $90 untaxed from this store.
Link to store: http://www.hypertechcomputer.com/ (You can access the video cards page by going to Video card/Video conference-->PCI-Express (My type). I would supply the link, but the website is frame-based.)

The two I am eying are the ATi Radeon 3650 and the Geforce 8600 GT, for around the same price.

I am currently using a Geforce 8400 GS that has died on me.

System:
AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor.
1gb DDR Ram (Buffalo).
400 watt peak power supply w/ 25amps on the 12+ volt rail.
Windows XP/Kubuntu 8.04 Operating systems.
K8N Neo3 motherboard I believe, has a PCI-Express x16 slot.
I use it primarily for 3d modeling and playing games such as Counter Strike: Source and Half life 2: Episode 2 level games.

My previous video card, before death, could not handle Counter Strike: Source on a reasonable resolution without lag, and had a lot of trouble with multiple moving objects on the screen.
I would prefer an ATi card, my past experiences with NVidia have all been negative considering every video card I have purchased from them have failed within several months, and were not purchased from the same store.
The only ATi Radeon card I have owned was an ATi Radeon 9700 pro, which ran faster then my Geforce 6200 for both CAD and Gaming at the time, lasted over two years, until the video card had coffee spilled on it by my friend.
My case is well-vented.

I am open to other... Read more

A:Radeon vs. GeForce - Which one of these video cards do you recommend, and why?

I use the 8600, I stopped using ATI some time ago but I am running Vista
 

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my motherboard the P5K premium/wifi-AF would it be compatable, with the new geforce gtx 480.

if anyone knows can they let me know as my 9800gtx/9800gtx+ is getting old, or could direct me to a link so i could test my hardware out,

i did check out the motherboards website but dont know where to look,

thanks

 

A:Nvidia Geforce GTX 480 or 470 DirectX 11 graphics cards

yes .
 

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I'm looking into getting a Geforce 6600 GT AGP version but not sure if my motherboard will work since the cards all say AGP X8, will it work in my motherboard? If it does, I'm assuming I'll have to update the bios since I haven't updated it since the system was built in 2001. Will also need a new power supply I would imagine, looks like it says 288 watts on the sticker. I plan on upgrading the mb/cpu sometime next year, I just figured the video card would have a more immediate effect since I only have a Kyro 2 64 meg card at the moment. Any help is appreciated.

Motherboard: Giga-byte GA-7DX F5
AGP 1x,2x and 4x AGP 2.0 compliant
Motherboard link

CPU:Athlon T-bird 1.33
768 DDR
DVD-ROM
CD-RW
Floppy
Sound Blaster Live!
 

A:Questions about Geforce 6600 GT AGPX8 cards

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Does anyone know how to disable the graphics overlay feature on GeForce cards? When I watch AVI's or DVD's the screen is zoomed in slightly and a bit pixelated (blocky) and the WMP10 and Power DVD controlls are off the edge of the screen. I've set the zoom option to "fully out" and can remember ages ago an option somewhere to turn off video overlay completely which sorts out the zoom and the images are crystal clear again and I can also see the controls. Any ideas please
 

A:Graphics overlay feature GeForce cards - help me

In the settings of the media player are where you can turn off video overlays.
 

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Greetings to all from the East Coast of Sunny South Africa!

I have a Foxconn mobo (661FX4MR-ES) info available at:

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/motherboard_detail.aspx?ID=en-us0000111

running Windows XP SP2. The Mobo refuses to detect my Sparkle GeForce 7600 GS AGP Card. Info available at:

http://www.sparkle.com.tw/News/news_7600GS_AGP/news_7600GS_pa_AGP_E.html

I have the latest mobo drivers and nVidia drivers.

At least the monitor knows that it is plugged into something - the message ?Cable unplugged? disappears when the monitor is plugged into the AGP card, whether the PC is on or off.

If plugged into the AGP card, the Monitor will not show the POST screen nor the BIOS (Phoenix ? updated 10-2005 which is the latest update for this BIOS) settings. It just sits there with the green light blinking. I have to plug it into the Integrated Graphics display.

I have tested the AGP slot by using two (older) AGP cards ? 128MB and 64MB respectively.

I have also tested the Sparkle AGP Card on another PC ? works fine.

The BIOS has no setting to disable the Integrated Graphics. It does allow you to select between AGP and PCI Slot.

The Specs on the Sparkle Card states that one needs an AGP 2 or AGP 3 slot but mentions no Voltage. The Specs on the Mobo states that it is indeed an AGP 2 slot - 1.5V only.

It is a fairly new AGP Card on an old(er) board, but reading up on the AGP architecture, there should be no compatibility issues?in... Read more

A:Foxconn Motherboards and Sparkle GeForce AGP Cards

Are there any jumpers on the motherboard for disabling the Integrated Graphics?
 

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I have a 6 in 1 media card reader that will only read memory cards right after rebooting the computer.

After the card reader has retrieved photos from memory card once, it will not recognize (read) card again until the computer is rebooted.

Can anyone help?

The following are the computer stats:

2.66 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor
512 MB Ram
120 GB Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce 4 mx 440
AGB 8x Graphics card with 64 MB DDR Memory and TV-out

Thanks for looking.
 

A:GeForce 4 mx 440 - Trouble reading memory cards

Sounds like more of a problem with the card reader than the graphics card. Try reinstalling the card reader driver. Uninstall the driver first, restart and then reinstall the driver.
 

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Does anyone know how to disable the graphics overlay feature on GeForce cards? When I watch AVI's or DVD's the screen is zoomed in slightly and a bit pixelated (blocky) and the WMP10 and Power DVD controlls are off the edge of the screen. I've set the zoom option to "fully out" and can remember ages ago an option somewhere to turn off video overlay completely which sorts out the zoom and the images are crystal clear again and I can also see the controls. Any ideas please
 

A:Graphics overlay feature GeForce cards - help me

In the settings of the media player are where you can turn off video overlays.
 

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A member with a fried GPU is looking at a GTS450 so I though I'd post this article from Tomshardware 10/19/10 by Thomas Soderdtrom
GeForce GTS 450 O/C Roundup: Six Custom-Tuned Cards : Tweaking GeForce GTS 450's Value
Fabe

A:GeForce GTS 450 O/C Roundup: 6 Custom Tuned Cards

SWEET! I just ordered the Asus yesterday!

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With reference to this thread:
vb/topic23018

I have a Quadro FX 3700M card on my workstation for various CAD programs.. I am searching for a way to perform a software or hardware modification so I can play games and run other programs requiring a GeForce card.
Is there any way to possibly run two non-similar graphics cards side by side, or task designated/sharing?
So I could actually run CAD software on the dedicated Quadro, while relying on an externally connected GeForce card for all other media, pics, music, games, etc?
Any other money saving solutions besides buying/building a desktop?
I?m on a 64bit Vista workstation (soon to be Windows 7 or Ubuntu w/ a Windows VirtualBox) 3GHz Intel Quad Core 2 with 4GB RAM from Xi Computers.

Best regards,
Uriah
 

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Quote:
KFA2 brand owner Galaxy Microsystems is ready for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti launch with not one but two custom-cooled and factory-overclocked cards based on Nvidia's GF114 GPU, the GTX 560 Ti GC Version and the GTX 560 Ti White Edition.
Seen below, the GC model makes use of a dual-slot cooler with two 90mm fans and three copper heatpipes, has GPU and shader clocks of 835 MHz (822 MHz stock) and 1670 MHz, respectively, and 1GB of GDDR5 memory at 4000 MHz.


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A:Galaxy releasing two custom, overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards

Perhaps for the first time it may be worth while buying a factory oc'd model. That White edition might endup being better either way because of the extra pins required for the power and perhaps with some water cooling it might be a better overclock. but i am just stipulating.

Nice find
Lucky

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Hi all,

Please bear with me, as I'm very much a newbie. I'm looking at the following two GeForce 6600GT AGP video cards:

GIGABYTE GV-N66T128VP Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125179

eVGA 128-A8-N350 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130220

Is brand a considerable factor to consider? Is the difference in performance truly worth $45? (I actually found the Gigabyte card at zipzoomfly.com for $10 less, but that's still a notable gap in price.) I noticed a Sapphire Radeon x800GT 256MB card on newegg for only a few dollars more, so is that perhaps the best course?

I would greatly appreciate any insight into the differences. Thank you very much for your time and patience.
 

A:Does brand difference matter with GeForce 6600GT cards?

the gigabyte u listed from newegg has passive cooling thats why its more expensive. I havent had any experience with Gigabyte. but i have with eVGA and i can say they r a good brand. give u the chance to upgrade ur card too while paying only the difference.

what u should look for are warranties and google aroudn to see how well the manufactures handle their customers. I believe eVGA now gives their video cards lifetime warranty and they have good tech supoprt and customer service according to experience.

however be warned, their video cards are pretty loud (especially the 6600GT)
If ur planning to up the stock cooling, then its no matter.
 

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hey all,

im gonna be swapping out my 660 Ti for a GTX 1060 in a few days and i was wondering if i can keep the current drivers (v375.95) that are installed via the GeForce Experience.
will the GeForce Exp know i have a different video card and automatically find the appropriate drivers for it?
or should i just manually try and uninstall then reinstall whatever is the newest driver
and are the drivers universal across the GTX line of cards?

A:changing cideo cards and NVIDIA GeForce Experience

Hi,
No,
All need to be removed before you install the new card.
Windows will install a generic display driver so you can login but download the new driver for the new card before hand so you can manually install it after getting to the desktop
The cd that may come with the card is probably old anyway,
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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Problem with my 2 GeForce 7900 GS Extreme Edition SLI cards

I have had them installed for about 3 months. I am now having a serious issue with them. Whenever my computer is turned on for about 30mins or longer I am getting a "Error message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER" and my computer is restarting. This is making my gaming life pure hell. I have followed ALL the "fixes" that Microsoft recommends, including installing the latest driver and rolling back to a previous driver. I have found nothing that has helped. It's very odd cause it just started happening out of the blue. It was acting normal for the whole time, great performance, no complaints then "BOOM" all this happened. If anyone else here has had this problem and can help me out I would be forever in your debt.

also, I edited the subject of this thread cause I accidentally put 6900GS... they are actually 7900GS
 

A:Problem with my 2 GeForce 6900 GS Extreme Edition SLI cards

Are the heatsinks on the cards dusty? If they are, the cards might be overheating. Try blowing off the dust with some canned air.
 

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I currently have a GeForce 9800 GT graphics card in my home PC, which has an Asus M4A77D motherboard. I bought the card to replace a GeForce 7600 GT a couple of years ago when rebuilding the PC, and I still have the 7600.

I'm wondering (a) whether I can run the two cards together, and (b) whether it is worth doing so, in terms of overall GPU performance; a quick check online indicates that the M4A77D has 1 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, and 3 x PCII slots, and that the 7600 uses a PCI Express slot. I'm fairly sure the 9800 is currently in the PCIe x16 slot.

So, to sum up (and assuming everything I've said is correct), can I run the 7600 in one of the two PCIe x1 slots alongside the 9800, and will it give any noticeable performance improvements? (FWIW, I play shooters such as HL2, Fallout 3, etc.)

Thanks for reading!
 

A:Solved: Running GeForce 9800 GT and 7600 GT cards together

That graphics card wouldn't fit into the PCI-E x1 slot. You would need another x16 slot and even then they wouldn't work together to provide a video output.

There are some people out there that I think have managed to make them become dedicated Physx cards with a lot of messing about with drivers but that would still require another x16 slot as well im afraid.
 

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hey all,

im gonna be swapping out my 660 Ti for a GTX 1060 in a few days and i was wondering if i can keep the current drivers (v375.95) that are installed via the GeForce Experience.
will the GeForce Exp know i have a different video card and automatically find the appropriate drivers for it?
or should i just manually try and uninstall then reinstall whatever is the newest driver
and are the drivers universal across the GTX line of cards?

A:changing video cards and NVIDIA GeForce Experience

Hi,
No,
All need to be removed before you install the new card.
Windows will install a generic display driver so you can login but download the new driver for the new card before hand so you can manually install it after getting to the desktop
The cd that may come with the card is probably old anyway,
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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I have uninstalled all Nvidia drivers for my GeForce 9600M GT and device manager informs me I am using a general driver. I am experiencing some graphics issues and I used to keep very up-to-date with Nvidia releases. How long will it take untill Windows offers me a recommended Nvidia driver? Can I just go get it myself? Do you know the version umbers?

A:What is the latest Microsoft recomended driver for GeForce video cards

This should be the latest and greatest.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL

Taken from this Nvidia site:

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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If you're a hard-core gamer and have one of these graphic cards, be aware that it may overheat and spark and emit a burning smell.

You can read about it HERE.

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Hi all,

I have a Satallite X200 Part number: PSPBUA-00N007 It has dual Geforce 8600M GT Graphics cards.
The Laptop came with Windows Vista ( 32 bit i think).
I have recently formated the hard drive and installed Win 7 x64 bit.

The problem i am having is Win 7 isn't recognising both cards. Under device manager it lists only 1 card.
I have tried the latest Geforce drivers from Nvidia that supports SLi.....no good.

I have tried installing the Toshiba graphics card drivers for vista 64 bit..... no good.
_The drivers work, but only recognizes 1 singe card._

I don't get any SLi options in the nvidia control panel.
It all leads me to believe that the cards are not recognized as being an SLi pair by the system.

I can't find any win7 64 bit graphics drivers on Toshiba.

Is there something I'm missing? Is there another driver i need to install?
I even installed a Toshiba chipset driver pack for my computer off the Toshiba website.

I'm at a dead end. Please help! :)

Message was edited by: Pengas

A:Satallite X200: Win 7 does not recognize Dual Geforce 8600MGT SLI cards

Hi

As far as I know two different graphic card drivers were released for the X200 series.
One driver was released only for models with one graphic chip and the other driver was released for X200 series equipped with two GPUs (SLI)

So for example the Vista 64bit v7.15.11.5664 driver was released only for SLI models.

Since there are no other Win 7 drivers on the Toshiba page, I think the only one possible solution is the usage of the driver from nvidia page.
http://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=en

The notebook supports the dual NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with NVIDIA SLI Technology
So try the nVidia driver.
GeForce -> GeForce 8M series (notebooks) -> GeForce 8600M GT -> Win 7 64bit

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Hi there,
 
Hope you guys can help with this. Win 7 Ultimate x64. After booting up and working for a while, the keyboard response will slow down (i.e. you type characters and they don't show up on the screen for up to 30 seconds). Same issue with mouse. So I started monitoring the system and discovered that this happens when explorer.exe uses a lot of CPU resources.
 
On boot-up, explorer.exe is using about 0.5% of CPU. But as time goes on and I keep working, it starts to use more and more CPU. Eventually, it can get up to 35-40%. When it gets high, that is when the keyboard/mouse response slows down. So I tried this: I opened a Notepad window while monitoring explorer.exe CPU usage. Then I started typing random characters very fast. When I do this, explorer CPU usage drops to less than 1% and the keyboard response returns to normal. However, when I stop typing, the explorer.exe CPU usage immediately starts to go up again. Eventually, it becomes unmaneagable, and I have to reboot. I tried ending and restarting explorer.exe but it made no difference.
 
It would appear that explorer.exe is running some kind of background task which is consuming much more resources than it should.
 
You Bleeper guys have any good ideas?
 
Thanks a bunch,
Dave

A:Explorer.exe spirals to higher and higher CPU usage

You could try a claen boot to isolate the problem,have you run the disk checker,sometimes fixes this issue.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641432/en-gb
 
Clean boot instructions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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which in your opinions is better? a higher resolution and lower textures and details or lower resolution, but higher textures and details. the highest resolution i am able to achieve is 1366x768. so nothing past there

A:Higher Resolution or higher texture/detail?

Well to be honest you're making a sacrifice in either scenario.

Is this particular to a game you're playing? If so, what game? If it's a general question I'd have to say higher resolution with lower details etc. because at the very least a higher resolution allows for greater overall detail.

Depending on the game, of course.

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A:Running Parellel Graphics Cards (Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE Turbo Cached)

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