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X270 graphics performance

Q: X270 graphics performance

Hi all, Just got a new X270 with 8Gb ram and I'm finding the graphics performance to be quite poor when playing World of Warships. Reducing the resolution and in-game graphics helps the FPS a bit, but the game still stutters and lags. Any way to improve the graphics performance? Thanks

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I'm running a Dell Dimension 4400 PC. These are the specs:
1.7ghz processor
512 ddr ram
40gb hard drive
NVidia GeForce2 64mb

I've been having some performance issues. My RAM seems to drain signifigantly when I play games. If I alt-tab into windows and try to get back in, there is major lag. The main problem is the performance in the games. My friend has a Dell 800MHZ with 512MB SDRAM and a Geforce 2 graphics card and his games run with no lag at all. He can put his graphics settings up very high, he can set a high resolution, and still no performance decrease. On the other hand, my computer, running the same game with the same settings, will lag horribly. The only way for me to get a decent FPS is to set my graphics to a really low quality setting. The same problems occur with every game from Counter-Strike to Postal 2 to UT2003 to NFS to GTA3 and so on. Considering that my computer has double the processing speed, DDR RAM, and just about the same specs elsewhere, I thought my computer would handle games with ease. I also noticed that my RAM is drained very easily. Programs like FreeRAM Pro help a bit, but the RAM is constantly lost when running programs, which is not a problem on my friends computer either. I was thinking its a ram leak or something to that affect. Can anyone tell me what they think the problem is or suggest a way to fix it. I already know how to decrease graphics settings to speed it up, but with my specs I shouldnt have to.

A:Graphics Performance

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Graphics Performance P41.7 with Geforce2 MX100/200

I have recently purchased a new system : With the most up to date drivers :-

Windows ME
P4 1.7Ghz 256 DDR RAM - VIA Motherboard P4X266-S
Geforce2 32mb MX100/200
Soundblaster Live

When Playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein I am not entirely
satisfied with the frame rate and was wondering if this may be due to the graphics card .

On the Higher quality setting which is 800x600 32bit colour, Open GL driver and all other settings on high, I am getting what I can describe as follows (apologies for the lack of technical terms)

1) The odd bit of slowdown on the more grahically intesive scenes, generally not silky smooth
2) A flickering/ Choppyness - (I assume - page update between frames)

I know I have not the cutting edge graphics card, but I assumed that this is not a bad card and along with the P4 and DDR ram there should not be any game out there just yet that would tax such a system ?

A:Graphics Performance P4-1.7 with GF2 MX100/200

Re: Graphics Performance P41.7 with Geforce2 MX100/200

Originally posted by CREAM
recently purchased a new system...w/ most up-to-date drivers
Win/ ME
P4 1.7Ghz
Geforce2 MX
SB Live Click to expand...

Even though your rig is technically "new" w/ lastest nVidia drivers, check for Win/Me updates, & patches.

Gaming tweak guides

Hardware tweaking

OS & Software resources

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I ran a PC Pitstop test and it said my graphics ranked the bottom 39% of all tests that have been done. I have a Geforce 9800 GTX OC and it said it was only doing about
96 MP/sec.

Shouldn't my card be doing a lot better than that? Suggestions?

AMD X2 3800+
2 GB Ram

A:Low Performance - Graphics Card

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Hello again, guys. Does Windows 200 have better graphics performance? I noticed this when I observed a particular OpenGL screensaver zip across the screen on an Intel845G/GL agp graphics processor. A few weeks later, I observed under WinXP (The os had to be reinstalled) the graphics went by less zippier.

A:Win2000 Graphics Performance

Well Windows 2000 doesn't take as much to run as Windows XP..

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Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report
Report Date: 02/23/2010
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 09:47:27
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows XP* Home Edition, Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 1013 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 128 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Speed: 1599 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 27AE
Device Revision: 03
* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1566.0
Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 600 True Color (60 Hz)

* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *
Active Notebook Displays: 1
* Notebook *

Monitor Name: Digital Flat Panel (1024x768)
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 3.54
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
Vertical: Not Available
Monitor Supported Modes:
1024 by 600 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Supported

This is some of the hardware info on my msi netbook. thought it would be of some assistance, but my question was this: right now under my graphics properties i am displaying 1024x600 screen resolution, as you can probably see above. now my question was this, if i brought it down to 800x600 right before i ran oblivion, would it improve graphical performances at all. I am trying to optim... Read more

A:improving graphics/performance.

oh yea, and is it at all plausible to maybe update directx 9 to directx 10, i am using on board graphics, not sure if directx 10 will make a difference at all, or if on board graphics would support it.

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I need really Help How to get a high index Subscore. iam Using Windows 7 Ultimante need help Asap! thank you and Godbless

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AMD Athlon 64 processor, 1024MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE graphics card

The problem is this: basically "graphic intensive" stuff doesn't run properly.

UT2004 - Bad delay between mouse and cursor movement even on low resolution and quality.
The Sims 2 - Jerky gameplay, possibly caused by low framerate
Windows Media Player - Visualizations suffer same problem as The Sims 2.

You get the idea.

The reason for my post is just that I am not 100% sure if the problem is with the graphics card. A yes or a no would be an acceptable answer, but if possible I would also like a recommendation for a replacement graphics card that will be capable of running UT3 to an decent level when it comes out

A:Awful Graphics Performance

That system/ card should handle it.

make sure all your drivers are up to date.

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So I am using a laptop with dual 750m sli on windows 10 with 8GB ram and have had a huge decrease in my overall FPS in games.
MSI afterburner shows my 2nd gpu stays at 0-5% load in games while my 1st gpu is constanly reaching temp. limit. In some cases my games crash and give an error saying my display driver has stopped working and has successfully recovered. I have tried reinstalling nvidia drivers but with no help. idk if it helps at all but my FB usage shows it is at 0 for my 2nd gpu all the time.

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If I do that thing below, my GPU temp will go high faster or not?Configure nVIDIA settingsA.Right click on the desktop->then go to NVIDIA Control Panel->A new window will apear like this: Now click on Manage 3d Settings tab.Now Change Settings As Below:? Anisotropic filtering = Off ? Antialiasing - Setting = None ? Conformant texture clamp = off ? Extension limit = off ? Force mipmaps = None ? Maximum pre-rendered frames = 3 ? Multi-display/mixe-GPU acceleration = Single display performance mode ? Texture filtering - Anisotropic mip filter optimization = off ? Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization = off ? Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias = Clamp ? Texture filtering -Quality = Performance ? Texture filtering - Texture Filtering - Trilinear Optimization = off ? Triple Buffering = off ? Vertical sync = offAnd Done.Note: Also Update Your Card Driver From http://www.nvidia.com/

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I built an HTPC and used an Intel G620 CPU. Using the integrated graphics the Windows Experience Index for both Desktop Graphics & Gaming Graphics was 5.0.

I then installed an HD 6450 video card & the Desktop Graphics dropped to 4.7 and the Gaming Graphics increased to 6.2.

Why would the Desktop Graphics go down?

I thought about adding a graphics card to my HP desktop, but if adding a graphics card does not increase the rating then how can it be increased?

A:Desktop Graphics Performance

I am assuming that your motherboard is set up to run LucidLogix? Virtu. If that is the case, then your HD6450 will be the primary GPU used when you are running games, while less graphics intensive apps will still use the integrated GPU.

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Hi all, this one has me baffled and I hope some-one can help.

A while ago I switched motherboards, going from a Gigabyte with Intel 865 chipset to an ASrock with VIA PT880 Ultra chipset. This was so that I could upgrade the CPU and RAM at a later date, whilst keeping my existing AGP card, Pentium 4 3.2ghz CPU and DDR ram.

First thing I noticed with the new mobo is that the graphics were way slower. The card is an Nvidia FX5200. On benchmarks it was running maybe 30% slower. This was on an 800 mhz FSB. I have tried fiddling with the settings that were available in the bios, but could not find the missing speed.

I have now upgraded the CPU to a Core duo running on a 1066mhz FBS, and DDR2 RAM running at 1:1. I have got back some of the lost graphics speed, but it is still short of what it was.

I know the FX5200 is no speed monster and it's dated but as I'm not much of a games player it's good enough for me (or it would be, if I could get it to run right).

The improved performance on a faster FSB and CPU suggests to me that the bottleneck is not the 8xAGP slot, or the card itself. so I am thinking maybe it is the VIA chipset that is holding it back. Is the VIA 880 Ultra chipset worse than the Intel 865?

TIA for any advice,

A:Slow graphics performance.

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When I upgraded from Windows 7 RC to the release version, my gaming graphics perforamance score went down from 4.9 to 3.6.

The graphics score stayed at 4.4.

Despire the low graphics score, I have experienced no problems whatsoever with Photoshop, Illustrator or Aero. So what good is the score?

Graphics card is built into Intel motherboard.

A:Graphics performance score--so what?

It's just a generalized program to help people understand where they might want to conceder an upgrade and is to be taken with a grain of salt IMO.

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Almost a year ago i built a pretty good gaming system. I am fairly good with computers and i keep it clean and simple. I find that once per year i usually need to backup and do a re-format to speed up the system.I noticed that over time the graphics in Battlefield 2142 were getting laggier, as they also were in Oblivion. It suddenly went way downhill, so i figured it was time for a format.I reformatted and updated windows (as much as it would let me without having a genuine copy) and then tried installing my games.I found that oblivion was stalling right at the end of the installation, but after the game WAS installed, it just wouldent make the finishing touches (maybe installing direct X)Then oblivion gave me an error message for not being able to find "d3dx9_27.dll"i searched google and came up with THIS PAGESo it seems a few people were having my problem. I installed the dll, and the game worked.BUT it worked horribly, the graphics looked pretty, but my framerate was unplayable.My system specs are better than the "reccommended specs" for the game. Plus, the game worked great before.Anyways, same sort of problems with BAttlefield 2142.The graphics card is a "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS"Maybe i am missing some sort of DirectX stuff? i tried downloading direct X and it didnt seem to make it much better.Also tried re-installing drivers, and rolling back the system to the state it was in RIGHT after the format. Still no luckAny Ideas???Thanks fol... Read more

A:Re-formatted---horrible Graphics Performance

Did you read thisand this?Further I would uninstall Dirext and re-install latest version

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I've posted various threads about random PC freezes & crashes. I used an on-line PSU calculator which showed that I needed 550w PSU & I was currently running a 400w PSU.

My old one was an:
Arrowmax LC-8400 BTX

I'm really not a rich man so couldn't splash out on the top of the range PSU so did some checking and looking at reviews and ended up buying this:

CIT 550w PSU with Dual 12v Rails

The thing is, since buying & fitting the new PSU I've noticed a down performance in my graphics card.

Playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood on the old card was no issue, I could run it at full resolution (1680x1050) and full spec no issues. With the new card it's very jerky and quite often slows to a hault and then the system freezes.

I've still got the old PSU. I guess I have two questions:

1) Have I bought a crap rubbish PSU that has made my whole system worse?

2) Do I actually need this or will the 400w PSU still do me fine?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated....



A:Ugraded PSU has downgraded graphics performance

The 400W PSU is spec'd at 13 and 14 A on its two 12V rails.

The 550, 16 and 16A. Not a major upgrade, but you should be better off than before. That supposes that it's not a piece of junk.

Which 5700 series card do you have? It's not in your profile, and I don't feel like hunting back through your threads for it. A 500W supply or better is recommended for a 5770.

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Hi, I have a new Yoga 510 with AMD.However the graphics performance is poor especially the fonts inside certain windows look wet and less sharp.For instance in Device Manager window.Is there anything that adjustable to make the graphics screen looks sharp with quality view? Or, cannot do anything as its graphics really bad? Thanks for reply.

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Hi, I have a coworker that creates and edits 2D graphics for our company. He mostly works with Photoshop and Illustrator. The problem is that some of his graphic files are very large and they take a long time to open, and when they finally do open the computer moves very sluggishly so he has a hard time doing his edits. I'm thinking he may need more ram on his pc but he already has 1 gig of ram and with a 3.0 ghz cpu and a 128mb video card. What can I do to make his PC perform better so he can do his graphic editing without slowing down? I don't want to spend money buying another gig of ram unless it will definitely make a difference. Thanks.

A:Slow graphics editor performance

“Very large” is a relative term. But files can get large enough to overwhelm a Gig of RAM. Once you revert to virtual memory you go into the slow lane.

Edit > Preferences > Memory and Image Cache. Increase the percent of RAM that Photoshop can use to around 80%. Even more than that up to 90% will work with many workflows. It is taking only the RAM that isn’t being used by other programs when you open Photoshop. So you are leaving RAM for things like scanning etc.

You should probably also clean out your msconfig startup and services. You need to get less stuff running in the background to make more RAM available.



If Photoshop is still running slow after allocating more RAM and eliminating background programs you probably need a stick of RAM.

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I have a Toshiba Sattelite A105 S4064.
Sadly, this laptop only sports the Intel 945GM chipset graphics control, integrated onto the laptops mobo. supposedly, I should be able to adjust teh video memory ranging from 8mb to 128 mb, but in windows it shows 0mb dedicated video memory, 32mb of system video memory and 192mb of shared system memory. Furthermore, the bios on this laptop has no options to adjust the video memory availability.

My question: Is there any way at all to up the video performance on this laptop? I have been unable to find very detailed specs on this model. is there an open slot on the mobo into which I can put in a new graphics card? can the video memory be adjusted?

Anyone who is familiar with these models, please give me something to go with or at least get started in the right direction on this. Thank you!

A:Graphics Performance Short-comings

I had a toshiba satelite model, I'm thinking you have a nvidea chip in that thing, you'd have to go to control panel, display, then there should be a tab with what video card you have, click on it, then advance, there should be an option menu, classic view or new view(something like that) make sure it's on classic so that you can adjust your frequencies. But mind you, its all a confined space, so there is much reason why a high end chip cant be put in the model, and you may damage your laptop because of it, my satellite model ran hot all the time.

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Hi everyone,
W7 has rated my PC base score as 1, but my CPU & memory at 6.6, HD at 5.9

Is this greatly affecting my overall PC performance?

I mostly use my Pc for Photoshop, internet surfing and as a media centre. I don’t play any games on it. My Pc performs ok, but I am wondering if my graphic card performance is causing the screen freezing mostly when using Photoshop or media player.

I really like the power consumption on these cards only 10watts.

What do people think?

A:Low score based on graphics performance

Hi. I think you should install the video card driver from here and then enjoy.

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I just made the switch to Windows 7 64 bit and I must admit I do like it much better. An interesting problem I have noticed though is that my graphics 3D Gaming subscore dropped from a 6.9 to a 2.0, which doesn't make sense. I have an ATI Radeon 4850 with the latest catalyst 9.6, and I cannot understand why going 64 bit would do this.


A:Poor Performance from 32bit to 64 bit Graphics

Same problem here. I had a gaming graphics score of 4.9 on 32 bit and has decreased to 3.1 on 64bit.

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i have hp 430 laptop, 2gb of ram and integrated graphics that are intel hd graphics my laptop is very poor in gaming performance . i want to upgrade my laptop to dedicated graphics please tell me is that possible to upgrade from integrated to dedicated . please help and sorry for my english

A:poor performance by integrated graphics

Nope, on most, if not all laptops, the graphics are built in to the mainboard. There is no way to have a dedicated card on a laptop.
Keep in mind...in general, laptops are not made for gaming. There are some that are capable, but you have to be willing to spend the money. They are not cheap.

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I just bought a PC with VISTA basic and my Performance rating is 1.0. The 1.0 is my graphics, this computer came with an OnBoard video card. is it possible to replace an onboard graphics card with say a 512? and if so would that help my graphics score?

A:Vista Performance Rating Graphics

I'm not sure but Vista basic may be limited to a low rating since it doesn't do aero. The onboard graphics cannot be substituted but you can get a graphics card to replace them if there is a slot on the motherboard for one, ideally a dedicated PCI-Express slot.

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For those who want to know the performance level of their current GPU, or are looking to upgrade here is a breakdown of the current Cards and capabilities.
Note- Desktop Cards are listed beneath the Mobility cards

Benchmark List
Notebookcheck: Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List


Class 1
High End Graphics Cards - They can be compared with current high end Desktop video cards . The cards contain a similar core, however usually they are minor clocked and therefore somewhat slower. The newest games like Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R., Age of Conan, Race Driver Grid, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect, Gothic 3, Halo2, Gears Of War, etc., should run fluently with all details in high resolutions. Crysis with Medium/High Details, and Devil May Cry 4 at high ("A"/"S")

? GeForce GTX 280M SLI
? Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2
? GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
? GeForce GTX 280M
? GeForce 9800M GT SLI
? GeForce 9800M GTS SLI
? Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
? GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
? Mobility Radeon HD 3850 X2
? Quadro FX 3700M
? Mobility Radeon HD 4870
? GeForce GTX 260M
? GeForce 9800M GTX
? Mobility Radeon HD 4860
? Mobility Radeon HD 4850
? GeForce 9800M GT
? GeForce GTS 160M
? GeForce 9800M GTS
? GeForce 8800M GTX
? GeForce 9800M GS
? Mobility Radeon HD 4830
? GeForce 9700M GTS
? Quadro FX 2700M
? Mobility Radeon HD 3870
? GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI
? GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI
? GeForce 8800M GTS
? Quadro FX 3600M
? GeForce Go 7950 GTX
? Quadro FX 3500M
? GeForce 8700M G... Read more

A:Graphics Card Performance and Classification

Here are some more that didn't make the list...

GPUs - The Tech Report

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Hello. I have a old laptop, a Gateway Solo 5300. I have installed Win XP on the laptop, and the system seems to slug along in the Windows UI. I have turned off LUNA and I am currently using the classic windows interface. Anything that seems to do with graphics rendering is very sluggish, and I can't seem to fix it. This also includes things like the general mouse movement and scrolling web pages. There also seems to be a slowdown in general performance of the system. This is a clean install of Windows XP Pro. With the system specs that this system has, I really don't see where the problem is. I have a feeling it is the graphics card, but I have tried many drivers and none seem to fix the problem. Here are the specs:

S3 Savage IX/X Graphics 8MB

If there are any dirvers/suggestions, please feel free to respond.

I have also tried:
Different Drivers
Turning off windows animations

A:Old Laptop, Slow Graphics Performance

try to go www.driverguide.com to find the driver.

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I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I installed the latest 196.x drivers from Nvidia (64-bit version). Previously I was gaming on Linux and Windows XP. Since installing Windows 7 my graphics performance in WoW and Second Life are half what they were on XP and Linux.

Here is some more information about my system:
More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor 6.9 5.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 6.8
Gaming graphics 1791 MB Total available graphics memory 6.8
Primary hard disk 214GB Free (289GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate


Manufacturer Gateway
Model Unknow
Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4


Total size of hard disk(s) 755 GB
Disk partition (C 214 GB Free (289 GB Total)
Disk partition (D 14 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Media drive (E CD/DVD


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Total available graphics memory 1791 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1279 MB
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A:8800GT Poor Graphics Performance

try 182.50 and see if you get your performance back, 182.50 are essentially vista drivers as they wddm 1.0.

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Basically, I've upgraded my GTX 750ti to a GTX 1050. I was hoping for a solid amount of fps increase, but I'm not seeing any difference whatsoever. I've tried removing all my drivers then downloading the most recent one for the graphics card I have but nothing is fixing my problem, here are my PC specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate
i7 2600k Quad Core @ 3.40GHz
16gb DDR3 Ram
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (ZOTAC International)
1tb Hard Drive, Secondary 500gb SSD

Any response is appreciated!

A:New Graphics Card, No Performance Upgrade!

There isn't much difference between those 2 graphic cards, so that may explain why you're not seeing a drastic improvement in your gaming.

We don't know how well you maintain your computer and what's installed and running in it, so that may be affecting performance.

Is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed in the 1 TB SATA drive or the 500 GB SSD drive?


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can some one help me please because i want to boost my graphics card can i do it or not and if i can how

A:how do you make your graphics card better performance

Originally Posted by II Da JoKeR II

can some one help me please because i want to boost my graphics card can i do it or not and if i can how

Hi II Da JoKeR II......welcome to the x64 forum
firs please fill in your system specs located at the bottom of every post, or via the userCP..

once we have your specs we can elaborate on ways to improve it..


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Can this increase my video performance in anyway?

A:What does Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer (GPA) do?

I dunno, have u tried playing around with it? Do a google search?

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Hello everyone.

I've a strange problem, solution to which I couldn't find anywhere on the net, nor could I solve it myself to this point.

Short version: after messing with power saving options, my notebook's LCD is stuck in some kind of lower-performance graphics mode, whereas an external display works as usual.

Long version: I'm using two displays (separately): sometimes it's my notebook's LCD, sometimes I plug in an external one via HDMI. I've used this configuration for almost a year with no problems. But a few days ago I decided that I'd tweak power saving options. I did this on the notebook's display, and, AFAIR, unplugged to an external power source. Since then, I believe, even when the notebook's plugged in, the performance as for the graphics on the built-in display is poor, e.g. the Win7 logon screen looks like a highly compressed jpg - choppy, and DivX movies aren't playing smoothly. Also, transparency on Aero is disabled, though Win7 isn't able to detect any problems with that. As soon as I close the lid and the external display takes over, everything goes back to normal.

I've tried changing the power options back to the original, to no avail.

Any ideas as to how to make it work again?

If you need any more details, I'll be happy to provide them.


A:Poor graphics performance on one of two displays

Run System Restore to before you made the changes.

Update the display driver in Device Manager, allowing it to connect Automatically to Windows Updates to search for newer driver.

If driver is current, uninstall it and reboot to reinstall it.

Run the Aero troubleshooter by typing aero in Start search box to open it.

You may need some help from Hardware forum to check the laptop monitor connection. Maybe someone here will know exactly how its done. The wire bundle can come unplugged.

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Thanks. I am writing this with the case open of my brand new omen 870 090.On the graphics I am getting mixed results but I must in a minority as I am coming from an 1070 already. Strange thing basic stress test in Fire Strike have failed to pass. I suspect throttling.Over the 1070 I am getting disappointing 10% improvement. I think because I am coming from a "modified" 1070. Zotac 1070 amp. And the hp seems to include the stock version that has only one fan. Fewer fans mean less room to boost clock. I guess my questions are:1) are there published specs of the 1080 card included? 3D Mark shows kind of weak clock speeds, 1.8Ghz for Core, 1.2 Ghz for memory (my 1070 AMP from Zotac posts 2Ghz in both core and memory).2) are there any settings for fan control in BIOS or in software (Omen)? I am thinking that hopefully if I am willing to live with a louder box, a more aggresive fan curve could prevent throttling. anyone else having throlling or weak graphics performance in this machine?

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Hi -

I'm having to go back to an older comp due to i cracked my LCD on other laptop i was working on today and could use some advice adn insight from those more experienced at reading DxDiagnostics

see what you think - improvments i can make for performance.

And possibly an issue or two i may be having.

the comp is a Dell XPS M140

I've included in both a text file and zip file the DXDiagnostic results below.

One issue that seemed to pop up since a recent re-install of XP-

when i plug in a external drive it adds a Volume folder and recycler to the drive. It never use to and i would like to stop it from continuing to do so.
probably a setting i can only guess at this moment.

it also adds a desktop file and thumbs.db to every folder on my primary drive and externals...? this is recent too.

I don't know what causes this or how to stop it from happening.

as mentioned - i'd like to get the most i can from this laptop. so any advice would help...

and if when reading the DxDiagnostics - you find something - please point it out to me - i'd like to learn how to read it - or at least know what i'm looking at when i look at some of it. Some parts of it are pretty easy to know what it is - other parts might as well be written in greek.


A:XP help for Graphics and Performance - included DxDiag txt.

XP adds the recycler and volume folders to any drive, but it is usually hidden so that you cant see it even with the view hidden files\folders option enabled.

The recycler folder is basically the recycle bin for anything deleted on the drive.

The volume folder holds information on the size of the drive, and any system restore points for the drive.

Just hide these folders and it will be fine.

With regard to the DXDiagnostics -
It is reporting around 2GB of RAM installed - if you play games or are a heavy multimedia user, then these days 4GB is needed for the programs to run smoothly.

Also, your graphics card has 128MB of memory - again, if you want faster performance, this is an area you could improve.

When you say you want to learn how to read DxDiagnostics, which parts do you understand and which parts are you having trouble with?

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Hi i'm having an issue in my mobile workstation ThinkPad w540 display when working on Solidworks using extended display monitor. i'm connecting an external monitor to the workstation (using VGA port as there're no local HDMI ports) the issue is when i use extended display setting, i have performance problem in solidworks as shown in the attached pic.?but when using duplicated display setting, no performance issues happens and it works fine. i'm opening Solidworks with Nvidia Quadro graphics adaptor by default. is there're any advices regarding that?  

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Z640 Workstation gives low performance with graphics programs such as Adobe after effecthere is a summary about its specificationsOperating System   Windows 10 Pro 64-bit  CPU   Intel Xeon E5 v3 @ 2.40GHz 44 C   Haswell-E/EP 22nm Technology   Intel Xeon E5 v3 @ 2.40GHz 41 C   Haswell-E/EP 22nm Technology  RAM   32.0GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 931MHz (13-13-13-31)  Motherboard   Hewlett-Packard 212A (CPU0)  Graphics   HP 22xi ([email protected])   HP 22xi ([email protected])   4095MB NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (HP) 45 C   4095MB NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (NVIDIA) 37 C   ForceWare version: 376.84   SLI Enabled  Storage   5589GB Western Digital WDC WD60EFRX-68L0BN1 (SATA) 33 C   1863GB Seagate ST2000VX000-1ES164 (SATA) 33 C   476GB ATA Samsung SSD 850 SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 32 C   465GB ATA Samsung SSD 850 SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 44 C  Optical Drives   hp CDDVDW SU-208GB SCSI CdRom Device  Audio   Realtek High Definition AudioI have an iMac with almost the same specifications but it gives double performance with Adobe after effectIs a GTX card will solve the problem ?

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I just bought a new Asus 8600gt graphics card. Playing games with the card results in artifacting (ie flickering black polygons etc.), and the performance is very poor compared to benchmarks I've seen in reviews. I've checked the load temperature of the card and it doesn't go above 55 degrees C, so that rules out overheating. The card is also running at the stock clock settings.

The only other cause I can think of is my PSU, which is only 305W. However, I don't seen any of the usual PSU issues (random resets etc.), just this graphics issue. Is it possible that the psu isn't supplying enough power to the card, causing the artifacting? If so, what would be a good replacement psu?

Thanks .

A:Poor graphics performance/artifacting. PSU issue?

I would bet that psu is badly inadequate and causing these issues.

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My PC specs:

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
Gigabyte S-Series G31M-ES2L motherboard
Asus EN900GT BP Video Card 512 DDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT)
4GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
and I have a 550watt powersupply, I was told when I startup that my graphics card has lower its performance etc to 'low' because of my PSU, now I'm wondering, what sort of PSU do I need? I was told to get a 550watt from a noob and ended up getting the wrong one.

Oh and I'm getting the PSU at this store, if anyone could recommend me which one I should get, thank you.

A:Graphics card not performing high performance

did you plug the 6pin power plug into the video card? looks like this

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hi im habing this wierd issue with my laptop it seems like the computer uses the GTX 1050 graphics card only when it is plugged in and never when im on battery like if i run the same game plugged in and on battery itll run far better plugged in (since in my theory it uses the intel one when unplugged and uses the GTX when plgugged in) how can i make it so itll use the GTX when running a game even when the laptop is unplugged? Thanks!

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When I first loaded W7 my system booted (measured from the end of BIOS detections to the appearance of the desktop) in 30 to 35 seconds. I had a problem with my GTX260 graphics adapter that I had installed at that time and have sent it back RMA. I am now running a GeForce 9500GT card temporarily. Now my boot time is 55 seconds. Does the performance of the video card affect the boot time that much?

BTW: Is 55 seconds in the "normal" range?

A:Does graphics performance affect boot times?

55 seconds is normal, for vista and 7 OS because the UI is controlled by the graphic card not the cpu IMO I think it would have but not much, use this program to clean out your system and see how it goes: Latest CCleaner Version Released

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I'm running an updated Windows 8 CDP under VMWare Player. Navigating around 8 is not as snappy as I would have hoped, and the graphics performance is horrible. Is this because I'm running as a virtual machine?

Is my only hope of using the full capability of my graphics card to run W8 natively?


A:Windows 8 under VMWare Player : better graphics performance possible?

As you propapbly know, every virtual machine creates virtual parts for the computer, and those parts are just emulating real ones. since it is impossible to emulate a good graphics card. So don't atleast wait staring at the clock for a fix for the issue.

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An article looking at the performance of the new WDDM 1.1 over the Vista model.

Windows 7 vs. Vista Graphics Performance - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech

A:Windows 7 v Vista Graphics Performance Article

I thought this post might stimulate some discussion but apparently not - however I am gonna give my two penneth.

Final conclusions - ATI are way out in front!? - Wut

Those scores suggest to me performance between Nvidia and ATi on both wddm1.1 and wddm1.0 to be statiscally insignificant. A +/- 5% performance difference is going to be unnoticeable in a DX game. For me it's a touch disappointing that the enhancements of wddm1.1 are not really worth talking about but at least the performance didn't degrade any.

Hopefully new drivers on RC might give us a few more frames.

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I just bought a new Asus 8600gt graphics card. Playing games with the card results in extremely poor performance compared to benchmarks I've seen in reviews, and in some games (stalker and bioshock with high level shaders enabled) artifacting also occurs (flickering black polygons etc.). I've checked the load temperature of the card and it doesn't go above 55 degrees C, so it seems overheating is not an issue. The card is also running at the stock clock settings. The latest Nvidia beta drivers (163.44) are installed (and I've also tried the non betas, 162.18, made no difference), I ran driver cleaner in safe mode and I've tried reseating the card.

One possible cause I can think of is my PSU. The card is in a dell dimension 4700 desktop computer, and the psu is 305W
(specifications here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/techov.htm#wp1053452).
However, I don't seen any of the usual PSU issues (random resets etc.), just this graphics issue. I've also seen on several forums that people have been running the same card with the same dell psu without any issues. Is it possible that the psu isn't supplying enough power to the card, causing the poor performance?

If it helps, my previous graphics card was an x300SE, and I had no such problems with it.

Thanks .

A:Poor graphics performance/artifacting with an 8600gt

No it's not possible. I have a Dimension E521 and run a 8600GT. Your psu has 22amps which is more than enough. How much ram do you have and what's your cpu? I believe the issue is one or the other.

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I normally lurk around a forum for awhile before posting, but I can see this is a good community and I'm in need.

My old computer died at about the worst time so I've had to put together a system on a very low budget. Below are rough specs relevant to video performance for both.
Sempron overclocked to 2.1GHz, 10.5x200
ATI Radeon 9600SE, 128MB RAM

P4 E5400, dual core @2.7GHz
Radeon HD5450

I know I can't expect a whole lot from this but it barely outperforms the old system and I thought it would be at least a moderate step up. Was I wrong to think this should at least allow me to play games from 2007/08?

In terms of Windows Experience scores,
Processor 6.2
Memory 5.5
Graphics 3.7
Gaming Graphics 5.7
Primary Hard Disk 5.9

I'm open to the idea that I may just have to skip a few meals and get something better, but I'm really hoping you can tell me it's a software issue.


PS. I haven't begun to look at overclocking yet but I will. I believe I need to optimize at the software level to whatever degree is conceivalby possible first. However, I am glad to see there is a forum for that because I intend to be very careful and I can use all the help I can get.

A:Radeon HD5450 graphics performance questions

For starters I would check to see if any updates for your graphics card for Win 7 32/64 bit! IMO

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I bought a new laptop with 3D business and gaming graphics performance index is 5.7, and my old desktop is 4.3. Even that, the laptop cant play my game (CosmicBreak), but the old desktop can. When i lunch game on my new laptop, it mostly freeze all the time. It is not the problem of display driver, i installed the latest version. And it is not the problem of connection either, i checked it out.
So, what is the problem? Can anyone give me some advices in this case? Here is my cpu-z valiadation link:
CPU-Z Validator 3.1

A:3D business and gaming graphics performance is wrong?

Hi ducnh,Welcome to the forums, Here is a link To GPU-Z GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility you would be better providing the results for that ! I think you may be hitting a bottleneck some where along the line please post the results of GPU-Z here and our experts will look into it for you

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I've got an XPS 15 9560 that I would like to use with an external monitor. When I plug a standard HD monitor (1920x1080) into either the usb-c or HDMI, I notice that the performance of both monitors really drags down. I'm running the laptop in standard 4K.
Is that to be expected? should I set my notebook monitor lower?

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Hello people, i had just bought the above mentioned graphics card. I want to know how is its performance and quality? After installing this card i played NFS underground. I just can't see any difference or any advantage in this game. Is it really good a card? And if it is then which games would put this card for real tests? Also i wanna know which latest games are compatible with this card? Please provide me with the list of such latest games.

Thank you.

A:Quality and performance of Asus EN210 graphics card

I'm sure the quality of the card is good with respect to its manufacture but it's not a gaming card at all. It might be able to play some low spec games but if you want to play the "latest games," this is not the card for it.

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Hey guys,

I was simply curious if anyone knows if the resolution (i.e. 800x600, 1024x768, etc.) and color graphics (i.e. 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit) settings for your desktop display have any effect whatsoever on how good games will run on your computer?

For example, if Computer A's desktop settings are at 800x600 with 16-bit color graphics and Computer B's desktop settings are at 1024/768 with 32-bit color graphics, and then you fire up Half-Life 2 on both computers, will the game run faster on Computer A or Computer B?

And if it will run faster, can you explain how/why?

Sorry for such strange questions.

A:Desktop Resolution/Graphics related to Game Performance?

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I tried out skyrim with a few mods. I can do ultra with no mods on 1920 X 1080 and really smooth. but i tried putting on just a few mods some of which i know tax the graphic and others i am not sure if they do or not and i had to drop to medium settings just to run it without graphical lag/stuttering, and that seems counter-productive when trying to make the visuals better. Is it? Is it better to have hd textures but graphics settings on medium or deafault skyrim textures with graphics settings on ultra? The mods I have: Skyrim HD Textures. Better Females. xenius character enhancement. CBBE never nude. jaysus swords. and a few content mods that i know don't tax the graphics. should i lower the resolution and then my lappy might play it on high or ultra? or would that even be worth it and still give graphical improvement but no stuttering during gameplay? Thanks all.

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