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Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

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

Hi there,

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

I can provide more information if you want...

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

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

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

A:Graphics Cards and Video Cards

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Hello, I have to work with special PCIe cards (x1 up to x16), usually connected in a tower. I want to replace my old tower (E31) with a ThinkPad P51. I was looking for solutions to connect PCIe x16 cards over USB3 and found some do-it-yourself tutorials, but I didn't find a kind of cloed box for 1 to 4 PCIe cards that I can connect to the ThinkPad Dockinstation. I found a lot of threads concerning the extension of grafic cards for notebooks like:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/External-GPUs-on-P50-Mobile-Workstation-... But I don't want to connect grafic cards. The PCIe cards are used to connect other 3rd party hardware. For example I need the card "ADLINK PCIE-GIE64" because I only got drivers for this device and I can't use the onboard network card. Looking forward for advices how I can connect PCIe cards to the docking station in a "clean and not self-made" solution. Thank you in advance.

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I was wondering if it was possible to take out my onboard video card and replace it with an onboard card from another motherboard.

-Thanks in advance.

A:Swapping of onboard video cards?

on-board means just that, it`s on the board, like built into the motherBOARD. So, yes, you could, but you would have to change the whole motherboard.
It would be better (prolly) to add a video card to the AGP slot (if you have one) or the PCI slot, either of those would give better performance then the on-board video.(usually)

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Can soneome tell me? Will it play video and movies better, smoother?

I just found out my centrino has its on video card, which I thought was neat and helped me choose this over P4.

A:the advantages of using video cards over onboard

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i would like to know how to go about disabling onboard sound and video so that i can install more up to date ones......my system is old and my onboard sound is Soundpro HT1869V and my Video is Sis6326AGP. Can anyone help me figure this out, I am at total loss. I would like to install the 3DBlaster Video and and Soundblaster plug and play cards.

A:Disabling onboard video and sound cards

Usually this is a setting in the bios or a particular jumper on the motherboard. I am sure someone can give you specifics if you can tell us what motherboard you have.


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I wish to know if its possible to install two graphic cards, I had an HIS radeon X1550 256 MB PCIe graphic card, it had a manufacturing defect, there was a problem in the IC. My comp technician has taken it for repairing, I asked him to get a better graphic card with better specs incase they are ready to exchange. Incase they don't exchange, can I install another graphic card with the same specs of the X1550 that I had? If I can I might get an overall of 512 mb of memory and crossfire support (hope i m right). I have a 300 W power supply.
Any valuable help with regard to this will be appreciated.

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If a PC has onboard graphic support but lacks an AGP port,would a PCI graphic card (are they really available now?) be better in terms of the lower cost one would incur to buy it than upgrade to an AGP compliant motherboard, and the performance edge it would have over onboard graphics?


A:PCI graphic cards v/s integrated graphics

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I am going into my fourth year of architecture school and I am building a desktop. I plan on using my system for Adobe cs5, CAD, Revit, 3ds max, Maya, Ecotect, Virtual Enviroment, Rhino, and Grasshopper. I am having trouble deciding on a graphics card. Is it necessary to have a workstation graphic card to do 3d modeling with these programs? If so, what type of card would you reccomend, Nvidia or ATI?

List of requirements given by the school:
Intel® Core? i7
12 GB+ Memory
2TB Hard Drive
Dual 20"+ monitors
DVD±RW Drive
Dedicated ATI or nVidia video adapter with at least 1-2GB memory
Wireless Network Adapter
Windows 7 ® Home Premium (64-bit)

A:Workstation graphic cards vs. consumer cards

The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

Adobe CS5 added acceleration for multiple applications with the Mercury Playback Engine which is designed specifically for more recent nVidia cards with the CUDA feature set.


Third party review and recommendations for use with CS5 (the card list starts about half way down the page)


CUDA (see more info below about CUDA) supported graphics cards (note that the GeForce or mainstream and gamer cards (for desktop and laptop PCs) are listed near the bottom of the page:


nVidia provides information touting how much their cards accelerate Adobe CS5, including general description about CUDA with internal links to more info for advanced users:a


Here are a couple of reviews on workstation cards you might find informative:

Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800

AMD FirePro V9800 4 GB: Eyefinity Meets Professional Graphics
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-v9800-eyefi... Read more

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Hello Forum, im CrazyKilla

Yesterday my 2nd GeForce GTS 450 arrived, i put it in the pc, set all the wires up, i even put SLI on my 2 graphics cards, and now i got 2 graphics cards, but the problem is, (GTS 450 has 1gb graphics memory) i got 2 GTS 450s but i only have 1gb of graphics memory, how does this work? i should have 2gb graphics memory!

I know that the graphics card is working as the FPS in my games has boosted a lot and in the "Display Adapters" section in "Device Manager" it shows i have 2 GTS 450s,

Help please, i have latest drivers for both cards, do i need to install any special things or have i done something wrong here?

A:Dual Graphics cards but only 1 gpu's Graphic memory

i got 2 GTS 450s but i only have 1gb of graphics memory

What are you seeing or program is showing 1GB of memory?

If you want to see specific graphics info this is the best here.> techPowerUp! :: Downloads

You will see this listed towards top of page.
TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.4
Click to download.

Similar to CPU-Z.

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Hi, my M910s Desktop (ThinkCentre) 10MKCTO1WW comes with a Nvidia GeForce GT 730 2 GB DDR5 64bit DP low profile garphic card. I would like to install a second Nvidia GeForce GT 730 graphic cards to connect a total of 4 monitors. Can anyone advise if this is the correct card to get for the M910s?  Thank you.

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I would like to know what the difference is between APG & PCI. Someone told me that APG cards are faster than PCI. Is this a fact? Also if I am running an APG card now can I change to a PCI card. If it is possible what has to be done? I understand that APG cards are becoming scarce and hard to get is this correct? THe next question I have is -if APG cards are faster than PCI cards why would they stop producing them?Any info would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Video/Graphic cards

You are confusing PCI with PCIe. Most if not all systems still have some PCI slots(the oldest). Generally that's where your modem or sound card is plugged in. Next came the AGP slot of dfferent varities. This slot was a major improvement since it was for the video card only. The newest type of slot for the video card is called PCIe or PCE express. It is the fastest of the three. Many boards have both PCI and AGP slots. For all practical purposes no MB will have both a AGP and PCIe video slot. (I believe there were a few that sort of did).

In your particular case having an AGP card is the best way to go. You could use a PCI video card, but that would be going backwards (and slower). To use a PCIe card you would need a new MB. You might be able to get a newer and faster AGP card however.

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I've decided to replace my garphic card and i've already done some research on what type of interface I will need. I know I'll need a card with a pci interface cause I don't have a agp slot on my motherboard, since my motherboard has integrated graphics built-in I know I'll have to disable it; and I'm fairly sure I can achieve this task. Now for your suggestions/anwsers:1)I would like to replace mycard with a card with at least 64megs. of ram, my motherboard requires sdram, does it matter whether thenew card comes with sdram or DDRRAM, I was told by 1 person not to mix the 2 types cause it could cause conflicts and someboby else told me It didn't matter because 1 type of ram was going to be used for video and the other wouldn't therefore not causing conflicts,2)If possible would u please give me ur opinion of which card u think would be a good replacement. I play alot of games on-line and I would like to get the best performance I can out of the card, I really don't want to spend no more than $150.00 for the card and I've been looking at the ATI RADEON class and the NVIDEA GeForce class cards but the more I look the I get confused, right now I'm leaning toward the RADEON7500, If u will please give me ur opinion on what u think. I've included the following info. that may be helpful: 1) Current Ram:512megs.,2)Modem:Cable,3)Motherboard:Asus,4) Processor:AMD Thunderbird,4)Processor Speed:1.3 ghz. I,m not sure If there is... Read more

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We have a Dell 390 tower that has 1 pcie x16 port and 2 pcie x1 ports. We have 3 additional videos cards other then the onboard but we are having difficulty getting all the video cards to work. The mutiple option only comes up when you add the video card in pcie x 16 slot but will not come up if you remove that card and put video cards into the other slots. Need help getting all video cards to work at the same time.
Additional Video Cards ( all 3 besides onboard) are : 
 EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
We have converter cables converting the pcie x 16 to pcie x 1. We've seen where other people with this same setup have gotten them all to work together but we just can't crack the code...any suggestions?

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Hello All,
I am new to this whole computer scene and I have a lot to learn about all of the various aspects of computer technology. First, I am in the middle of building my first computer and I have been tweaking it since I first assembled it a couple of weeks ago. I just added a new monitor, a Samsung 24 inch high resolution monitor. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS24D360HL/ZA
It has really made a big difference over my previous monitor which was an old HP monitor that came with a pre-packaged computer which I bought in 2009. My first question deals with the software that comes packaged with the monitor. The monitor itself was plug and play, I simply plugged it into the computer with an HDMI cable and it worked flawlessly. So what is on the CD that is included and do I really need it if I am happy with the monitor as it is?
Second, I will be adding a cheap graphics card to my computer this weekend, like this; http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1226&pid=2020&lid=1
Will this card be a simple plug and play addition or will I need to add special software for it? Also, will adding this card make my present video capabilities out of the back of my motherboard null and void, or will the video jacks on the back of the motherboard still be functional? I would like to be able to access the video processing of the motherboard in the future in case anything goes wrong with the video card. Any help would be appreciated.

A:A Couple Of Questions About Video Monitors and Graphic Cards

Only saw this topic just now.
Monitors are normally just plug and play, they don't normally need any particular software to work. I have no idea what is on the CD you mention, but one option you have is to put it in the player and have a look at the contents. If there isn't an option to browse the CD when Autorun starts, close Autorun and have a look at the CD  via Windows Explorer.
Video cards normally come with a CD containing their drivers and often other software you may or may not want. Again, the starting screen will usually tell what the disc contains. Your new card will not disable your on-board graphics and their connectors, its just that you will stop using them except in the unhappy situation that you video card stops working.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi Guys

I want to install a new graphics card sometime and want to do it myself. How exactly do you install a graphics card? Is it like upgrading RAM?


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Hey fellow Techies!

So I'm almost new to modding and building computers (in fact I have never baught one or built one in my life - I'm 13) but I got a lot of money saved up and am getting more and it's so much more worth spending 600 on a computer than on a PS3 unless you aleady have one. .. Alright to the point...

I am researching hardware on Newegg.com, Directron.com, TigerDirect.com, and Geeks.com, all of which provide great discounted prices (Although TigerDirect can be a bit pricy) But I'm getting the sense that its much more easy and hastle-free if I buy one from a Desktop Configurator Retailer (I'm looking at CyberPowerPC.com, God that's a great site -- But if aanyone else knows a good site that's cool) -- It tells me I can install two seperate graphics card and I don't know whether that means they have to be the same ones or different. Do they run at differnt times or at the same time?

The specific graphics card I'm thinking of (On CyberPowerPC) is the nVidia GeForce 8500 GT 512/256 mB 16x PCI. Because this question doesn't have anything to do with the horrible Dell I'm posting this on, I'll put the specs of what I'm looking at:

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 or 4200+ Dual Core CPU
Mobo - GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA
Asus M2A-MVP AMD 480X Crossfire Chipset DDR800 Dual PCIE SATA
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A:Installing Two Graphics Cards

Graphics cards - you can run two without problem but it is always best to have two of the same sort if you can. This means your motherboard must have two slots the same - nowadays that means 2 x PCiE. You can run 1 x AGP and 1 x PCI if you want but again if you can stick to the same make of card. You can also run 2 x PCI cards but decent PCI cards are thin on the ground.
Modem - you need a modem to mamage your connection to the outside world; either a dial up or ADSL or cable - they all do the same job. Some are external, some internal.

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Hey guys,

I currently own, an eVGA 8800GT at 512MB, and I have the ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE motherboard...so the Mobo is deffinately SLI compatible..I have Vista Ultimate 32 bit....but I would just like to know how easy or hard it is to run in SLI? Do I just put in the second card in the second slot, and then with the connecting bridge, just connect the two cards? Or what else do I have to do for the system to recognize that I'm running in SLI?



A:How would I go about installing SLI graphics cards?

yup!! simple as 1,2,3
dont forget to update drivers

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I am compiling a new pc.
How do the new video cards preform with graphics programs like Photoshop and Paint shop pro.
I find most reviews concentrate on speed and 3d for games!
What is the general opinion on these new cards for graphics?

A:video cards for graphics

I have an ATI Rage 128, and I use Photoshop everyday. Works great.

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I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to upgrade my graphics card so that I can join the online community called Second Life.

My computer is a Compaq Pressaio desktop purchased in 2007. It is 32 bit and has Windows Vista. It currently has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. This is an integrated Video Graphics card.

I bought a RADEON 4550, on sale at Best Buy. My Computer does have the PCI Express with the X16 lane. And I believe my power supply will be at least 300 watts which also supports the card requirements. However, this 4550 number is lower than those listed on the requirements page for Second Life.

Therefore, I have now learned that ATI Radeon cards are made by AMD.


ATI 4550 card is designed more for video applications.
AMD graphics cards are not mentioned on the Second Life requirements page.
Currently I am quite confused.

A:Help me understand video graphics cards

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I am currently using dual ATI RADEON HD 5800 series graphics cards and though I have the most recently updated driver I'm almost certain I installed it wrong since I am continuing to have the video driver stop responding and other things such as disfigured or skewed images. I know how to uninstall and install drivers but since I have two I'm honestly a bit confused. If you can't tell already I'm new to this stuff. I've thought about this for a long time and this is actually my last resort. I've gone through google for hours looking at guides but can't quite find an answer for what I'm looking for.

-Do I simply uninstall both drivers for the graphics cards? (I'll use dc pro to help clean out those drivers)
and when I do that when I start to install the drivers do I just install it once or do I have to somehow install the driver twice and set it on the graphics cards?

A:Solved: Installing drivers for dual graphics cards

Are you using two cards to support 3 or more monitors, or are the cards in a Crossfire setup?

If the cards are separate, uninstall the drivers using Add and Remove programs, shut down and remove one of the cards, then boot and install the drivers. After the first card is working, then install the second card.

If it's a Crossfire setup, are the cards jumpered properly? And other issues can cause the drivers to crash. Power supply issues, motherboard BIOS and/or setup also come to mind.

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I have an Acer Aspire M3910 desktop with both the video and audio integrated. The video adapter is "Intel Havendale/Clarkdale Processor. The audio is Realtek High Definition.
I use the computer mainly for photography and internet browsing. I have a "SB Audigy 2 ZS audio card and a nVidea GeForce 6800 video card from my old computer. Is it worthwhile to install one or both these cards into my new computer?

A:Installing Video and Audio Cards

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Hey all,

I picked up a custom built PC through a series of fortunate events and I have a rookie question about the video card. So the motherboard already has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 and I just not bought and installed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. My question is, my monitor is currently hooked up through the VGA port that was on my motherboard from the beginning. But do I have to connect the monitor to the ports that are connected to the new graphics card in order to make use of this card? I ask because the new graphics card only comes with DVI ports. Sorry for the noob-ness of the question. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Solved: Rookie question about video/graphics cards

In order to use the video card you will have to hook up the monitor to the card. If the cable coming from the monitor is VGA & your video card is only DVI you'll need to either get an adapter, or possibly, if the monitor is fairly new, you might be able to change the cable to DVI. What monitor do you have? Here is an adapter:
And here is a replacement cable for the monitor: http://www.amazon.com/DVI-D-Single-Panel-Monitor-Cable/dp/B000067SOL
If your monitor can take the cable that would be the better choice.

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I want to use the onboard sound card of my motherboard, beacuse my PCI one is a bit stuffed

i have followed the instructions within the manual for the motherboard but nothings working, id ont even think the sound component of the motherboard is registering

any ideas how to get it working....

A:Onboard sound cards

Howdy HUSH,

Remove the PCI sound card, make sure that the onboard sound is enabled in the BIOS, install the drivers for it, and enjoy!


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Ok so i need info and probably help i bought my nvidia 9800 gt 1gb ddr3 graphics card its sweet but the computer i bought came with an onboard nvidia 9100 is there a way that i can dual booth of these. is it possible dualing graphics card and onboard graphics as well and if there is can you give me instructions on how. Thanks ahead.

A:Dual Cards and Onboard

Depends on your motherboard. If it supports Hybrid SLI then you can, but I'd doubt your board does.
And in any case, you will NOT see ANY performance increase by doing this. Hybrid SLI only gives you slight power savings as you can use the lower power onboard card when you aren't gaming and put the add-on card to sleep.

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I know my way around a computer pretty well, but there's one thing that I still can't figure out how to do. And so I'm posting this question in hopes that someone might be able to help me.

This involves the practice of installing new video cards. Specifically, into computers that currently have no video whatsoever. My guess is that the "onboard (mobo) video" is no longer working.

Okay so first I bought a couple of video cards from a guy on Craigslist. He swore they both worked, but I couldn't get either one to work in computers where the onboard video isn't working. I inserted the card into 3 different computers I have here (ones with no video output from the mobo) and still nothing. The light on the monitor just stayed orange the entire time, even after a couple of reboots. And that happened with both cards on all 3 computers.

So I figured maybe the cards were no good. So I went to TigerDirect.com and bought 3 Brand New Diablotek video cards (about $15 each - who knew?). I plugged the first one into 2 different comptuers where the onboard video isn't working, and still nothing...the monitor light stays orange the whole time (no recognition of a video signal.).

So now I'm totally confused. What gives? I think I read somewhere that you have to first disable the existing (mobo) video before installing a video card. Is that true? And if so, how can I do that on a computer with no video? I can't see anything.

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A:Installing New Video Cards on PC's With No Video

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I was wondering if anyone can help me - I need help with onboard sound and a pci soundcard working together. The reason being, I play Eve alot and use Ventrilo at the same time, now I want to put just vent (the people speaking) through the headset and have Eve sounds play through my main desktop speakers.

I was wondering if it's possible to have Eve play through my Soundblaster Audigy 2 PCI card (slot 2 if it means anything) and use the AC97 onboard sound for microphone and vent speak? At the moment I have AC97 disabled as I installed the new card and didn't want them conflicting. However, I tried enabling onboard sound last night and I got a code 10 - cannot start message. What does this mean? Do they conflict? Is there anyway to get them working in tandem, but not for the same program?

When I did enable AC97 I did get the mouse ticking through my headset, but mic didn't work and I didn't hear any real sounds, plus the card wasn't recognised in the volume settings.

If I can't get them both working together (although a quick google turned up people that have been known to do it) how can I do the same just with the one soundcard? (i.e. have a game playing through speakers and vent through the headset?)

Thanks guys!

A:Solved: Running 2 Sound Cards (onboard/PCI)

Good Evening danskibee, having two sound systems in a machine is not all that difficult to set up and can be made to operate within limits with care.

Invariably any odd activity will cause this delicate arrangement to foul up and then it becomes a real nuisance.
I would strongly suggest you consider keeping the system simple and only using one device.

Sorry that is the only suggestion I can make.


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Microsoft says I need to upgrade my graphics to support vista on my pc. I dont have much money and was wondering if anyone could reccommend a suitable cheap one? Im not a gamer and to be honest I have no clue what I could get by with. I was thinking I could go to ebay if I knew what to look for. I hope this forum is the proper location for this post and I apolagize if its not. Any suggestions would be appreciated very much..

Thank You

- RAY -

A:Graphic Cards

Vista is a very graphics intensive OS - so your system performance will depend on the graphics card more than it would in XP.

So, let us know what kind of card Imake and model) that you have now, and if it's AGP or PCIe (or even PCI) to see what kind of card we can recommend.

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I currently have a sapphire radeon 9550 agp graphics card and would like to upgrade, but not sure what card to go for.
I have been looking at these two as they are cheap.

GECUBE Radeon X1950XT 256MB
GeCube Radeon HD 2400 Pro (AGP, 256MB)

If any one can help me decide or have any better suggestions it would be most helpful.

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Can someone please explain the difference between the two graphic cards and which one is actually better?? thanks




A:graphic cards

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hi, i would like know check if i put 2x new graphic cards like 2x Nvidia 6600GT in 2x PCI slots, it will working or not? just only one?

If yes, it will working, then can i put more graphic card or not?

If i put 2 graphic cards in 1 AGP slot and 1 PCI slots, i dont think it will working but.....?

which one best way is graphic card in AGP or PCI slot?

im very grateful if anyone explain to me.


A:2x graphic cards...

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Can I use a duel DVI graphic card with one DVI monitor and one VGA monitor with adaptor on cord?

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I was wondering if anyone had an answer for me. I am interested in purchasing a video card for a few workstations at work. The people do some design with autocad, although not very much. Mostly they just open up drawings and look at them and do estimations. Anyhow, i have been looking at the different types of cards and concentrating on the ATI product line. ATI's pure workstation cards are quite expensive, and i was wondering what is exactly the difference between a workstation card and a good gaming card?


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I have installed the windows 8.1 at laptop hp g62-a80sv and when i have installed the drivers for both cards the windows 8.1 it restart every time it doesn't go into windows 8.1.

If i uninstall or disable one of these two graphic cards then for one time it begin the windows 8.1 but still find the second graphic card and it install the drivers and makes a continous restart.

Is there any solution for that problem?

At amd ati radeon 5740 it show a exclamation icon at control panel devices.

A:Two graphic cards

If you installed the AMD driver from anywhere other than from HP, it's likely that driver is not going to work properly -- because you need the switchable graphics driver from HP.

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hi i am two grpahic cards which i would like to buy but not sure if they work with my pc or not the graphic cards are.

PNY GeForce 9500GT 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card
PNY GeForce 8800GT 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card

my pc is winxp p4 2.93 ghz chipset 915p mother board is asus PTGD-LA

i have at the moment a GEFORCE 6200 SE TURBO CACHE


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hi guys
today i installed win8 , i have intel and nvidia
my geraphic cards are working properly(the have correct in device manager) but when i right click desktop i can not see any option for access the propertise of them like win 7.
or when i want to open a program by one of them there is no choice for choosing?

A:graphic cards do not appear

you have to install the nvidia drivers for see the nvidia management software

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I have read all the postings on this forum that have anything to do with graphic cards but I have a few questions that remain unanswered.

Firstly I currently have in my PC a intergrated 64MB shared graphics card, I take it this means its a AGP and PCI card rolled into one.

If this is the case when I want to change up to a better graphics card do I run the new card along side the shared card or do I remove the shared card ?

I had a failed attempt at changing it today, when I took off the PC cover I notice that the shared card was in the white slot (the PCI slot I belevie) with nothing in the brown slot which I understand is for the AGP card so I placed it in there but all I got was a blank screen so I reversed the operation now I am back where I started any help would be apprecated as you can tell this is a whole new world to me.

A:Graphic Cards

OK The graphics card you have in the system right now is integrated into the motherboard. It more than likely is AGP but check the documentation that came with the computer, if you no longer have this documentation check on the manufacturers web site for you model number. But if you are going to get another video card I would suggest going to a reputable computer shop if you do not have the documentation that tells you what the type slots you have are. There are several different type AGP slots and the computer documentation will tell you what you have. If it is a PCI slot that you want to buy that is easy you have several of them and they are usually white or beige color. PCIe (PCI Express) is a different type of connector and should be shown or noted in the computer documentation.

When you turn off your computer and remove the case, you will plug in your new video card and it should be the right one. If it is not the card might go up in smoke but one thing is for sure the place you bought it from might not take it back. When you plug it in then turn on the power the computer system will automatically know that it is there and turn off the on board video card, so you do not have to worry about turning it off.

When the system boots it will more than likely ask for the installation disk, if it doesn't find the driver on the disk just run the setup program manually and when you are done your card will be ready to use.

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Here was two GPU's (graphic cards) i was looking at...
Phenom II

Here is the computer i'm thinking of building... methinks it needs some tweaks.
CPU: Quadcore Q8200
PSU: 650W CoolerMaster
RAM: Kingston 4G @ 800 MGz
Mainboard: I don't know at this point. I was gunna buy a cheap one that would work with the things i wanted.

I stumbled accross a site about ATI and Nvidia with the 6 & 7 series... ATI had a
Geforce 6800GT vs Nvidias Geforce 6800GS which will show that while one number is lower on one, it compensates with a higher number on something else...therefore - they're the same damn thing! And look at the price difference..

Here were the differences between the two in BOLD text.

ATI Gefore 6800GTPixel Pipelines: 16
Core Clock: 350 MHz
RAM Clock: 1000MHz - 256MB DDR3
Price: $200

Nvidia Gefore 6800GSPixel Pipelines: 12
Core Clock: 400 MHz
RAM Clock: 1000MHz - 256MB DDR3
Price: $120

Anyways since i've seen this i was wondering if any of you wonderful people out there could show me a graphic the same for cheaper or maybe a better one for cheaper etc etc..

NOTE: if you could show it in AUD as i live in Australia.

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Here was another Nvidia and ATI compared to one another...

ATI RADEON X1900XTXPixel Pipelines: 16
Core Clock: 650 MHz
RAM Clock: 1500MHz - 512MB DDR3
Price: $530

Nvidia Gefore 7900GTXPixel Pipelines: 24
Core Clock: 650 MHz
RAM Clock: 1600MHz - 512MB DDR3
Price: $399

Which would you choose? The crummy ATI RADEON X1900XTX for $530!! or the Nvidia Gefore 7900GTX for $399?

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i came to a decision. to upgrade. but i didn't know what my power supply was. as it seems it is a hippro 300w power supply. (i think)

i am looking for a ok graphic card. something in the 8-9 series of nvdia. i have a build in card called a nvdia 6150 se n force 430.

so basicly my requirments are the ghx cad uses less than 300w
pci express connection
faster than a 8300gs
under 50$

think you can help me???

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs*-* Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle)*

is my mobo.

also when i play games like combat arms on low i get around 12-17 fraps. kinda suks

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Geforce 9400 cards are in your price range. Just did a quick search on Newegg and they're around $45 to $54. If you look around you might be able to get a Geforce 9500 somewhere for that price.

Both should be a better than what you have now, though.

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I'm going to buy a replacement PCI Express 2.1 graphics card for my computer. I've been lurking on the internet, reading what people are saying, and I've concluded with my decision.

I'm going to buy a AMD Radeon HD 6670. Yet, I've come to the point in which I need help deciding which version to take. So, here's where I need the help.

Should I get the 1 GB DDR3 version with 1600 MHz of Effective Memory Clock (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102952) or the 1 GB GDDR5 version with 1000 MHz of Effective Memory Clock (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958&Tpk=100326L)?
Do not mind about the price, I only wish to know which of those is better and why.

Thank you very much,
Miguel Guzman.

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Who can help me ?

My old gpu amd radeon hd 5670 in csgo my fps 100 ~ 200 fps

my new that i just buy is nvidia geforce gt 730 in csgo my fps 50 ~ 90 fps ?

what the problem here? who can help me ? please .. i want play csgo

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Hello Daniel!

That's probably the AMD leftover files still intact and creating conflicts with the NVIDIA driver.

I would like you to do this first:

How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst Drivers From A Windows Based System


NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

And post the results again.

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I currently have a nVidia GeForce FX5200 128mb AGP GFX card.
My other specs are:
AMD Sempron 3000+
80gb IDE HDD
250gb SATA HDD

I was told a few months back that all the power is bottle necking at the GFX card. Now I have some cash to spare I thought I'd get a new one. Perhaps sell the fx5200...
I was thinking about this one:

What do you think? Good for the money or should I get something better for my system?

Thanks, it has to be AGP. I just got this mobo and don't wanna upgrade to PCI-E or go into dual cores just yet.


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I'll buy Dell computer but I looked at the graphic cards 64 md nvidia , more expensive 64 ati all world , most expensive 128 ati raddeon. I won't play any games on the desktop only play on-line? Can I choose the cheaper graphic card or no?


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GeForce 2 is a basic one

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Can someone help me tell which one is better.
ECS GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) NGT520C-1GQK-F Video Card
HIS Radeon HD 4670 H467QR1GH Video Card
And tell me why.

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My pc is ASUS K43kt , graphic cards is HD6520 + 7670 ,OS win7 X64
I tried to change the system , win 7 win xp win8 win10 , only under win xp I can change the Screen resolution ,otherwise , it only sets 1024*768.
I tried to update the driver ,but , neither the oldest one or the lastest one doesnot work .
Everytime I install the driver , it did not have any problem , and it notice me to restart it .However , when I restart it , in the management of the computer ,the graphic card still in bad mode(Because the device has a problem, windows has stopped (code 43).)
My English is not good , so I hope U guys can understand it . thank U very much .

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