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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.

SeeYa
 

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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.
 

A:Installing two graphic cards?

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Hi,
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?

Thanks.
 

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.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-bit,2770.html

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

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm

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:

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

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

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

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

Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/quadro-5000-firepro-v8800-workstation-graphics,2701.html

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

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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.
Bruce
 

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

A:Suggestions for replacing graphic/video cards

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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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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?


Thanks,

Peter
 

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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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
or
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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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?

thanks
 

A:Installing Graphics Cards

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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.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/Pages/game-home.aspx

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:
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-DVI-Cable-Adapter-DVIVGAMF/dp/B000067SOH
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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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 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!

Spaceman
 

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Hello,

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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Hey,

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.

qldit.
 

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

A:graphic cards

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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

A:Graphic Cards

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

Then:

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

And post the results again.

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So I made a thread awhile ago asking what graphics card should I get for gaming and stuff heres the link (http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-knowing-about-my-graphics-card.181334/)

now a friend of mine recommended me to a graphics card called XFX geforce and its 1 gig ( sorry im not very good with computer stuff lol) I would just like to know if this Graphics card is a good gaming graphics card and if I should buy it or not help plox


EDIT: one more thing will I be able to run assassin's creed revelations on this graphics card smoothly?
 

A:Help with graphic cards

What's the model number, e.g. GTX 460, GTX 280, 9800GT (those are just some random ones I thought of with 1GB VRAM)
 

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Is it worth the money to buy a $119 graphics card rather than one for 75? Right now Im not into gaming, but what about DVDs. Does the graphics card affect them? And does anyone know any good books are graphics cards?
 

A:Graphic Cards?

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Hello.

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.
 

A:Which of these graphic cards looks better to you?

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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.
 

A:Graphic cards

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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?

Thanks,
 

A:Graphic cards ?

GeForce 2 is a basic one
 

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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?

Thanks
 

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i have an 8400 GS...quite a low card...but reasonable for web surfing and chatting...i just checked on the temps and it was 55 C...is this reasonable for an 8400 card? it has a fan on there..

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nah that sounds normal for that card

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Ok, Here is my problem....I'm running Windows Media Center Edition and my computer came with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 vid card in which I can screw on my cable tv cable to and watch television on my pc no problem. Then I went and got an ATI Radeon X800 GTO and installed it..I also got another HD, just a better and faster lil guy to install windows on and use my current HD for storage. Heres where the problem starts..I reinstalled my Radeon along with all the drivers and what not needed for my computer. Turned on Media Center but I couldn't get a picture I was getting a decoder error, I installed all the codecs but it still wouldn't work, then I realised I don't even have the Intel vid card installed and so I tried to do that but it wouldn't let me, did some research and found out I can't have an AGP installed the same time as a PCI card. Unfortunatly I need that AGP vid card for my media center to work considering my cable is screwed into it but at the same time I don't want to get rid of my Radeon cuz it does wonders to my games. Is there any way I can get this to work?
 

A:Help using 2 graphic cards

Yes, you can have AGP and PCI installed at the same time, but most likely your integrated Intel is AGP too. And AGP is one device only.

Your mobo disables the integrated stuff when it detects something in the AGP slot.
 

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Just wondered what kind of Graphic cards people have? I have just bought a PC. It has a geforce 6200 PCI express 16. I want to upgrade and get a Geforce 7800 GTX. Does anybody have one? Are they any good? Any recommendations?
 

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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.

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...32&cm_re=sapphire_5850-_-14-102-932-_-Product

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568
 

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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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I currently have a nVidia GeForce FX5200 128mb AGP GFX card.
My other specs are:
AMD Sempron 3000+
1gb DDR RAM
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:
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=14776

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.

Cheers
-Jack
 

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Ok guys I'm going insane, trying to build a new computer, it's my first build. I'm llooking @ this motherboard/cpu combo to order. http://www.compu-terra.com/store/product695.html

I'm trying to find out what cards will go with a 8X AGP video card slot. I've been thinking about a Geforce 6800GT. However under the spec on that graphics card it says that you need a AGP3 socket, what does that mean? will it work with a 8X? Please please help me. A site that has compatable graphic cards for AGP8X would be awsome.
 

A:AGP 8X Graphic Cards

The 6800 needs an AGP 3.0 slot which most newer motherboards have. They are almost all 8x. But I would go for an Athlon 64 processor. Its alot faster then the P4 2.8 and about the same price . If you're in the US you can get a mobo/cpu combo (Athlon 64 3000+) at Newegg for $220.
 

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Hi all, I've just upgraded my system from 1.2 to an 64 bit 3000+ cpu.
i'm not seeing the kind of performance increase I was expecting, in fact splinter cell rns slower! I think this is down to my graphics card (ge fx5200). What's the best option (money v performace) graphics card I can get to see some kind of improvement?

I should say the mobo, cpu and memory are all complatable and were bought as a package

sean
 

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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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