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Ideapad 510 not recognizing Nvidia graphics card

Q: Ideapad 510 not recognizing Nvidia graphics card

I have just bought an Ideapad 510 with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX video card and installed Widows 10 on it.The problem is it does not recognize the card.I cannot see the card in Device manager, only the integrated one.Descrete video card is enabled in the BIOS.When i want to install the driver it says it cannot find compatible hardware.All the chipset drivers are up to date.I have also contacted the shop, but they could ot help (other than offering me to send it back).Can anyone please help?It seems that I would need some advanced settings in the BIOS, but there are no such tabs for me.

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Preferred Solution: Ideapad 510 not recognizing Nvidia graphics card

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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My graphics card or driver is stopped by windows (code 43) after fall creators update and bios update from lenovo website (lenovo service bridge). It was perfectly fine before and now i have uninstalled my graphics driver and have tried to reinstall several times but it has always failed. I tried to install the driver i got from lenovo website and the nvidia website but neither worked. The bios update is this BIOS Update for Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) - Notebook3JCN29WW2017/06/07I don't know what went wrong because both the fall creators update and bios went well. Anyone got any thoughts or suggestion how to get rid of this problem? Is it because the creators update or the bios update? It really is bothering for me because i can't run apps that need nvidia graphics card smoothly. Thanks in advance for your attention and reply.

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hi I have a lenovo Y570 laptop with an nvidia 555m + intel 3000 graphics, and when i upgread to win 10 My games were only recognizing the intel integrated graphics card, the latest drivers also installed.pls help >>sorry for my english 

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I have an Alienware m14x laptop with a GeForce GT 650M graphics card, but lately my games have been recognizing the "Intel HD graphics 4000" as my graphics card.

Anyway to disable the intel card without messing anything else up?

A:Games only recognizing Intel graphics card, but using a real card

I don't know to much about Alienware computers. But the first place I would look is in the BIOS. My old T400 had an option in there to disable the integrated or discrete graphics cards.

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Been looking for a good gaming card for 140-160$, these seem to be the 2 contendors, what do you guys think ?
 

A:Graphics Card Poll: Nvidia 6600GT vs. Nvidia 6800LE

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Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer.
about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and my AMD radeon HD 6950 2gb.

Now ive have the most strange issue where i can be watching a video off the HDD or surfing the web on youtube etc and not long after I start the activity my computer will turn off like if I had flicked the switch on the back of the power supply and then it boots back up again and will run fine until i start up an activity again and then it does exactly the same thing and reboots, there is no BSOD shown nor Dumps Created.

Ive tried many things to sort this out and have RMA'ed the power supply and the motherboard (the motherboard wasn't a direct replacement as they didn't sell my original board anymore which was a gigabyte ga-x79-ud5, now i have an asus p9x79 deluxe). I have tried only plugging in one HDD/SSD and then tried a spare HDD when that failed, i have tried one ram stick at a time and still nothing.

now heres where it gets strange whilst trying to rule out differnt hardware i switched my AMD card out for a very old 512mb, pcie 1.0 x16 nvidia graphics and since then my computer has been running marvelously i can have it playing videos for hours, days even(although i havent properly tested for days) and not a single problem at all.

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A:Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64


so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or have any suggetions as im pretty much all out of ideas at this point and its starting to grind my gears that i cant use my expensive new computer as it should be. Any help is appreciated.

Joe

P.S. sorry about any spelling or punctuation mistakes made but Im very tired at the time of writing this and will be going to bed


The comparison you are making between GPU brands is pointless as a diagnostic. The MAIN difference I can see is that one card requires external power, and the other one does not. A proper diagnostic would be to test another GPU that requires external power.

I've heard that the specific PSU you bought will sometimes not power all the hardware it is supposed so.
People saying it could barely power a SSD, or even an extra fan.

My thoughts. Try using another PSU, try using a similar GPU. Use your old PSU and see if it still happens for starters.

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I would like to get some second opinions on this problem, so I can be sure there is nothing I am missing/haven't considered.  First off, this laptop is not too old -- it was purchased in late 2012 (August) from Lenovo's website. I had very few problems with it, except for a few minor issues like the Touchzone black screen on startup (fixed by disabling that program) and a bluescreen when using newer graphics drivers (fixed by using older drivers certified for this specific model). About six months from purchase, the hard drive began to fail, and it was sent in under warranty to be replaced. Again, this was annoying, but a faulty hard drive requiring replacement still isn't too out of the ordinary. Within the past month or so, I have begun having issues that again I suspect are hardware related. This laptop is frequently used for graphics-intensive tasks; I regularly run Photoshop with hardware acceleration enabled, and play several games on occasion (the bulk of which consists of League of Legends and Warframe). While doing anything using the Nvidia GPU, the laptop has begun completely shutting down within a half hour. This problem has started occurring sooner and more frequently than when it first showed up. Oddly, the issue seems to be most prevalent when running League of Legends, which is a fairly low-spec game to begin with and should not cause immense stress when running. Even so, after starting a match, the framerate will start at a stable 60 a... Read more

A:IdeaPad Y480 spontaneously powers off when using Nvidia graphics

dude ,warning!! do not use the nvidia graphics card on any video intensive games.as your default.... I used win7 software to changed the graphics card default from "integrated (intel)" to "Nvidia graphics "... after a week windows was displaying an error " your video setting seems to be slowing down your system do you want to set it to basic"..i chose "ignore" after the second week my screen turned white and my computer would not even boot to bios... I took my computer to lenovo service center and the tech said my mother board is fried it would take 1 to 3 months to get a replacement mother board. the tech recomended i buy a new computer since the cost of repair would be like buying a new computerthe best video card setting is set to auto "let the system decide" how it wants to use the nvdia graphics cardI am assuming here that the nvidia graphics card is only used to cover any over head work load from the intel integrated graphis and is not really supposed to be used as your default video card... to do so means overloading the system and frying the mother board..again I am assuming here....but I dont want you to have the same problem I have... my Y480 is junked

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Hello new to the forum have used tips from searches before that have been very helpful thank you.

To wits end I am stumped after installing a new SSD HD today and clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OS.

The problem I am having is that in device manager under Display Adapters it list Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. Also for Monitors it Lists Generic PnP Monitor.

I have downloaded and updated the latest drivers for each hardware and a I am still getting the same result.

This is frustrating since I could not image my old version of Windows 7 from a larger,slower HD to the new/faster SSD HD. Windows 7 imaging suggests that the new HD must be larger than the old HD in order to do an image restore.

I have read this is not the case however found that in no way have I been able to successfully image restore my old OS from the larger HD to the new smaller SSD HD.

In that version of the OS everything worked well. I am stumped trying nearly all of today - really more like 4 - 5 hours but am frustrated.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win 7 not recognizing Graphics Card or Monitor

Hello and welcome Magua I ma a bit confused as to what you are trying to image do you mean the system as it was surely not the whole old HDD to the SSD.

Plus did you set the SSD up first as it prepares the drive properly for install.

SSD Alignment

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Hey guys so I got a new Club 3d 8800 gts (320mb) card today , and when I plug my monitor into it , it's not getting any signal. I had a Radeon x1350pro a few days ago, everything worked fine and my computer detected it automatically. I've checked BIOS , it's set to PCI-E x16 , I've restarted BIOS , I have disabled my integrated card, and still nothing.

My specs are.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Q9300 @ 2.5 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2
Motherboard: Intel P35 chipset
Integrated Card: Intel G33/G31 chipset

Thank you in advance , this is really frustrating.
 

A:Computer Not Recognizing Graphics Card

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I previously had 32-bit Windows 7 RC (7100) installed on my laptop. Aero and all visual effects worked perfectly. I recently installed 64-bit Win7 Home Premium, now I can't do any effects. Here are some reasons why I feel that my card is not being recognized:
DXDIAG:
WINDOWS PERFORMANCE INDEX:
Can anyone help me get my graphics card working? (Also I don't know my exact chip model since dxdiag won't tell me )

Thanks

A:Win7 Not Recognizing my Graphics Card?

You still have the VGA driver installed. Install the latest Nvidia W7 driver.

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Hi guys

I dn't if my com is not recognizing the graphics card or not but thats what it seems like. so heres what happens.

When i start up my computer nothing appears on the screen although the computer is makin the usual noise it makes when it starts up, i've waited for a long time and nothin ever comes up so i always restart after minute and then it seems to recognize theres a graphics card there and then the usual screens come up the DOS screen window progress bar screen and then i log in happy days.

but it seems like it doesn't know theres a G card there until i restart it, also after havin the com on for while if can turn i off and restart within say 10-15 mins and it will all show up fine any longer and i have to go back to the normal process of restarting the com so the screen shows.

I thought maybe thers something i ahve to do on the Gcard settings for XP to recognize it straight away?

Spec
OS: Windows XP
Graphics card: ATI Radeon Sapphire X1650 XT
Processor: AMD 64 Athlon x2

If there is any other information you need please ask.

Thanks for any replies in advance, its much appreciated.

Dan
 

A:Computer XP, not Recognizing Graphics Card

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Hi, I've had a Sony Vaio SVE14AA11M and it has been giving me a multitude of problems. I'll be creating other threads on other forums for the other problems, but this one regards a problem I'm having with the graphics card.

When I bought this computer, it said that it had 2 graphics card, some ATI Radeon I'm not sure which, because sony does not tell you anything and an intel integrated graohics card. Everything worked fine for a few months, I even beat Far Cry 3 with the ATI card, but then the option to switch cards vanished and it automatically uses the intel card. This is obviously a big problem because every game becomes unplayable.
I've tried installing drivers and I've also installed catalyst center, but still nothing. when I run dxdiag.exe, the computer does not recognize the ATI card.

A:Laptop not recognizing graphics card

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SliKz


Hi, I've had a Sony Vaio SVE14AA11M and it has been giving me a multitude of problems. I'll be creating other threads on other forums for the other problems, but this one regards a problem I'm having with the graphics card.

When I bought this computer, it said that it had 2 graphics card, some ATI Radeon I'm not sure which, because sony does not tell you anything and an intel integrated graohics card. Everything worked fine for a few months, I even beat Far Cry 3 with the ATI card, but then the option to switch cards vanished and it automatically uses the intel card. This is obviously a big problem because every game becomes unplayable.
I've tried installing drivers and I've also installed catalyst center, but still nothing. when I run dxdiag.exe, the computer does not recognize the ATI card.


What does CCC tell you under Information > Hardware?

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Hi, I have a Toshiba l650-11f laptop and I've just formated it to Windows 7 64 bits.

The problem is that now it doesn't recognize the ATI graphics card, so I can't run CCC and I get the ATI ATOMBIOS (witch can't give me more then 1024x768).

I've tried to reformat to another windows version and still the same.

Atached is the dxdiag report.

Thanks in advance =)
 

A:Solved: Laptop not recognizing graphics card

Did you install the drivers for the laptop from the Toshiba website?

Here's the link: http://www.toshiba.co.il/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?LNG=29&service=IL

The "short model no" will be on a sticker on the bottom.
 

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I just purchased an Asus G64. It comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB graphics card. However, when I run dxdiag, it shows my graphics card as an integrated chip (the HP HD 4000.) I tried downloading a driver and still no dice. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 693884 MB, Free - 616627 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G46VW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Asus G46VW Not Recognizing Graphics Card

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I've tried clean installing windows 7 multiple times already.

I've been trying to install drivers from the XFX disc that come with the graphics card, i'm informed that:
"We were unable to detect an XFX product at this time. We recommend to click Cancel, restart your computer and try again. If the problem persists, click Ok and continue installing the drivers from the disk."
I have tried both of the suggestions, neither have gotten me anywhere.

I've looked at other threads and found the programs that are recommended to find system information and i'm posting what i've gathered here, thanks to any and all in advance.

A:Windows 7 not recognizing Radeon 7800 graphics card

Have you plugged the juice into your card correctly?

Ok think i have sussed it

You need to switch off your onboard graphics in the bios

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Well, I just re-installed my os today because of some major startup glitches (and I couldn't run the world of warcraft launcher, or task manager, or any other game launcher) and I had to call Dell tech support because I wasn't sure exactly what was causing the problem.

My computer starts up fine now but it doesn't look the same. It looks like my dad's (32-bit). Like it doesn't have the somewhat clear windows, and the control panel options to change it are different. And it's not as sharp as it used to be. I notice a very small blur around everything.

Also, when I tried to change my screen saver it says "The screen saver cannot run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D". I had no problems with this before today when they re-installed my os and the drivers and stuff.

I'm thinking the screen saver is a driver problem (but I'm not completely sure), which is easy to fix, but I have no clue why nothing looks like 64-bit any more, even though my computer reads it as 64-bit when I go to my specs.

Is it because I still have service pack 1?

And if so, how do I get service pack 2? Because it's not coming up with any windows update stuff.

Thanks

A:Comp not recognizing my graphics card, and a couple other things

Originally Posted by willmck12


Well, I just re-installed my os today because of some major startup glitches (and I couldn't run the world of warcraft launcher, or task manager, or any other game launcher) and I had to call Dell tech support because I wasn't sure exactly what was causing the problem.

My computer starts up fine now but it doesn't look the same. It looks like my dad's (32-bit). Like it doesn't have the somewhat clear windows, and the control panel options to change it are different. And it's not as sharp as it used to be. I notice a very small blur around everything.

Also, when I tried to change my screen saver it says "The screen saver cannot run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D". I had no problems with this before today when they re-installed my os and the drivers and stuff.

I'm thinking the screen saver is a driver problem (but I'm not completely sure), which is easy to fix, but I have no clue why nothing looks like 64-bit any more, even though my computer reads it as 64-bit when I go to my specs.

Is it because I still have service pack 1?

And if so, how do I get service pack 2? Because it's not coming up with any windows update stuff.

Thanks



You have to install all the updates first to get the SP2 pack in Windows Update.
Check the Card adapter properties, and tell me what it says-

Microsoft driver (generic)
ATi/NVidia

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Hey there, everyone

This computer is ENTIRELY new, set up RIGHT out of the box and I'm already having problems with it.

The AMD Vision Engine Control center does not recognize the graphics card that came with the computer (Radeon HD 7450) even though Dxdiag does.

I have the most up-to-date display driver possible and this computer has been running for less than thirty minutes. Nonetheless, whenever I try to go to the Vision Engine Control Center, it alerts me that the driver 'can not be found or is not functioning properly'. The control center only displays options for CPU clocking and gives me no access whatsoever to any video card settings.

This computer was just received today as an exclusive exchange from Best Buy, as my previous machine had a high DPC issue that nine trips to Geek Squad in the past three years and three shipments out to the manufacturer couldn't fix (on one of those trips the computer was thrown off the back of the truck and destroyed half of the hardware)

Please please PLEASE someone help me! I'm in asbolute shambles over the fact that no matter how much I spend nothing can ever just be fixed.
 

A:AMD Vision Engine Control Center not recognizing graphics card

Im not entirely fimiliar with AMD but i can try to help. Have you tried to re0install the drivers i know you said you had the latest but maybe i reinstall will help. Have you tried to re-install vision center as well?
 

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Hello, and thank you for checking out my post.  My apologies for writing a book, but I'm hoping to give as much detail as needed the first go round. I just received my custom-built T420s (4170-CTO) and have a couple technical questions/concerns about it.  The details of my configuration are located at the bottom of this post. First off, one of the deciding factors of my purchase was the discrete graphics card.  On the T420s I chose NVIDIA NVS 4200M Optimus Graphics 1GB, Intel Core i7-2620M Processor?.  I was thrilled to have more than 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory for my games.  Upon receiving my laptop, though, I ran the Windows Experience Index and saw that the lowest score was the graphics card, which is identified as Intel HD Graphics Family and has 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  After my heart started beating again I checked Device Manager and found under Display both Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA NVS 4200M listed as working with up-to-date drivers.  When I configured the laptop online there was no mention of hybrid graphics, so I'm not sure why I have an Intel Graphics card on the machine.  My current laptop that I was looking to replace is a T61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card, and only that NVIDIA card is shown under Device Manager and in the Windows Experience / Performance Information.  Thinking that perhaps disabling the Intel card would cause the NVIDIA card to take over, I disa... Read more

A:T420s Nvidia Graphics Card & Express Card Question...

The T420s with Nvidia GPU has two graphics card that can switch on the fly, if you only want the discrete gpu, just go into your bios menu under graphics there is an option to select discrete.With the Nvidia Optimus (which is what you have), it can switch between Nvidia and Intel GPU depending on your application needs. This will allow you to conserve battery or power. Expresscard slot 34 mm slot is occupied by the card reader that you ordered. What you are talking about within the ram slot cover, is the mPCIe slot, which can be occupied by a mSATA drive. http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T420s-T400s-T410s-removal-of-4-in-1-SD-card-...

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Hello,

I'm going to keep this question pretty general (non-spec-oriented) and see if it works, forgive me if I don't provide enough information.

I'm planning to purchase a new laptop and have a choice between a laptop that includes an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 card and one that does not include a graphics card. I don't know how to make this decision because I'm clueless about what graphics cards do.

Here is what I will use the laptop for: The most CPU intensive stuff will be Pro Tools 11 and other audio sequencing stuff, Photoshop and Illustrator and other graphics programs, and Camtasia. I have Premier Pro and AfterEffects video processing applications but I don't use them and I think the likelihood that I will become a power user is very low.

I am not a gamer at all.

Based on that, do I need the NVIDIA graphics card?

Again, my apologies if I'm not providing enough background to enable an accurate answer. I'm happy to follow up with more.

Thank you,
Tim

A:Do I need an NVIDIA graphics card?

Hi,
Short and sweet Yes

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Hi,

I read on another forum site that a Nvidia Geforce GT630 with 1GB dedicated memory is better than a Nvidia Geforce GT620 with 2GB dedicated memory. Is this true, surely more memory would be a bigger advantage than the slight speed difference between models?

Thanks,
Tom

A:Better Nvidia Graphics card

Usually higher models would perform better than their predecessors but there can be positives and negatives with both.

For example:
ZOTAC GeForce GT 620 2GB DDR3
Clock rate - 700 MHz
Shader Clock - 1400 MHz
Memory Clock - 1066 MHz
Memory Size - 2GB
Memory Interface - 64-bit
Memory Type - DDR3

ZOTAC GeForce GT 630 1GB DDR3
Core clock - 810 MHz
Shader Clock - 1620 MHz
Memory Clock - 1333 MHz
Memory Size - 1GB
Memory Interface - 128-bit
Memory Type - DDR3

1. 630 has higher Clock speeds
2. 630 has bigger Memory Interface
3. Size of memory won't have much impact unless you're using a high resolution or multiple monitors

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Well I seem to be only able to use the NT drivers I got with my card unfortunitly when I try and use the XP drivers when I bootup the PC and login to XP it hangs I have to restart and it still hangs which means probably im using the wrong drivers. So what im pritty much saying here is only the NT drivers work. But I dont get any options or nothing in the display properties it just lists the card memory used etc. So okay i can play Medal Of Honor / Return to castle Wolfestein etc probably half life any game that does not detect the card like the new ones like Grand Theft Auto 3 etc. Im annoyed at this i was looking forward to playing Battelfield 1942. Looks like im stuck with what games i got. But why cant it play MOD3 etc which requires a 16mb card and GTA3 dont ? Because it's not proparly installed ? And why does the card hang using the XP drivers or Win2k drivers. its a 64mb Geforce 4 ? And why dont Nvidia offer support ? None at all ...
 

A:Nvidia Graphics card

Nvidia only supplies chipsets. Since they don't build the graphics cards, they don't support them.

I would check with the manufacturer of your video card and try the drivers from them. Usually the manufacturers tweak the drivers a little specifically for their cards.
 

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Is there anything that I need to do in order to make the switch easy do I have to uninstall drivers before I install the new card or what?

A:Going from ATI to Nvidia graphics card

Yes, I would suggest that you uninstall ATI drivers & Catalyst Control Center(and anything to do with ATI) prior to installing the new card. After that it's an easy switch, install the graphics card, the latest Nvidia drivers, sofware & utilities, and you're good to go.

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Hi all, I am looking at buying a new Nvidia Graphics card for my system, running XP and currently have a Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX 400. anyone have any knowledge of these cards.
Cheers
 

A:What Nvidia Graphics Card

First of all, what graphics slot has your motherboard got, AGP, PCIe or PCI.
 

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when turning on my computer it starts up goes to my desktop display is 32bit colour after about 5 seconds screen goes blank then comes on again but display is now 8bit colour.
I go into the display menu and change it back to 32bit wich is fine until windows has to re-start
it then goes back to 8bit.
Have taken the card out checked the contacts made sure everything is secure but it still happens on re-start
Has anyone any ideas what could be the problem do i need a new graphics card it about two years old
 

A:nvidia graphics card

Sounds more like a driver issue. Have you uninstalled and installed the latest video driers for the card?

Latest driver can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/drivers.html
Which appears to be done at this very moment.

You can try this site for the drivers: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1715

Make sure you use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall the current video drivers.
 

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So as you will see i think my GPU is fairly old but i would like to know if there was anyway to boost Perfomance

Here is the DxDiag Results

The Nvidia Control Panel



Also Would It be posssible to increase the dedictated Video Memory(i have checked the bios it is not there so dont tell me to check)
I would also like to know if you think this graphics card HERE is a good one for my PC Or This one im on a budget of about $80 to $90

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Help

You can not increase dedicated video memory, it is what it is. 512 MB

The system (motherboard) can share memory with the video card, my MSI shares 2 GB giving me a total of 4 GB of graphics memory.

Maybe save a little more money before you make a choice.

EVGA 02G-P4-2743-KR GeForce GT 740 Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card - Newegg.com

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Hi, I just bought a new nvidia graphics card. it was a 9400 GT.. geforce.. I wanted to install it but I had a few problems..

1. it needed an extra power source comming from the power box to power the card..
2. computer startup (not windows but right when I press the power button)
3. un reconization...

details:

1. The graphics card that I bought came with a supplemental power cord that I had to connect to the computer the cord has to directly connect to the power box... I can't connect directly to the powerbox.. I found 2 female connectors from the power box they are all 4 whole large connectors and the one from my graphics card is only 2 hole small FEMALE connection (if you haven't caught on, female and female connectors don't connect....)so is there anyway of connecting the powerbox to the graphics card because I'm guessing it should be that missing connection that causes stress on the mother board which = slow boot (the computer powers on when I press the on button but makes that sound (like it's going up and down on a rollercoaster if you don't get what I mean then it's like ........vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv(oh loses power again)....vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv( again?)
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv (oh come on!!) vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv (resumes normal operation) (finally, it boots up) (this is what the boot process is like

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I am planning to get a new graphics card for new games such as Doom 3 and Halflife 2.

I have always had nvidia cards, but I hear that the new ati cards are also great.

Can anyone tell me which card is better and why?

What features does one have that the other doesn't?

I was thinking of either a Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb, or a GeForceFX 5900TD 128Mb.

Thanks.
 

A:Graphics card. ATI, or Nvidia?

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Hello, my Ideapad 320-14IKB currently does not have an NVIDIA Graphics Card, (just the intel one) and I wanted to know if I could add one as not all laptops are equipped to have one added. The Specs areIntel (R) Core(TM) i5 - 7200 CPU @ 2.50 GHz 2.71 GHz. OS is Windows 10 Home, OS Build is 14393.693, Model name: 80XK, Version- 1607,  2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processer(s). Thanks! 

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I have an Ideapad 310 with a GeForce 920MX Graphics card and I would like to upgrade it to a GeForce GTX 660Ti, is this possible? I've seen other posts and the answer has been no you can't due to the fact that the Gpu is soldered onto the board, is it the same with mine? Many thanks.

A:Can I upgrade my Ideapad 310's Graphics card?

There is no separate card or place to put one.  It is all on the motherboard.

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Hey there, can I replace my ideapad's graphics card? It only got Geforce 920MX and I want to change it to a better one. and also, I've experienced a bluescreen of death on this laptop. I only had this for around 4 months, the error below has nvlddmkm.sys something. Can I get a fix for this one? I'm currently trying the solution microsoft gave to a user, it's by removing the driver and reinstalling a new one from nvidia. Are there any other solutions?

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Hi, I have an ideapad 500-15ISK, is it possible to add an external graphics card "geforce gtx 780 ti"

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hello, i have a lenovo ideapad 500 laptop with intel hd graphics 520 and amd r7 m360 and every thing in the laptop like games and apps use only intel not amd i tried to do a clean uninstall with ddu in safe mode for both intel and amd and got the latest drivers for both and updated my windows but still amd isn't working and it's normally detected in the devise manager , i contacted amd and all i got from them is update your drivers and do the high performance stuff in amd switchable graphics settings but i already done all these steps and nothing solved it for me so they told me to contact the laptop manufacture because the laptop uses the customized hardware. The laptop manufacturer could customize its hardware and drivers to support the specific features and functions of the laptop, where the AMD driver could have the limited support for such product. so please someone help me with this, my amd is detected and lenovo solution cenetr passed the test for the amd graphics card and still, nothing works on amd 

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Hi, I have an ideapad 500-15ISK, is it possible to add an external graphics card "geforce gtx 780 ti"

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I really don't know where I can put this thread, so I put it here. Recently, my fan has been making a sporadic humming sound. It isn't screaming or making any loud noises, just a low and deafening hum that isn't constant but happens in irregular intervals. The funny thing is, when I turn my PC on its side, the humming from the fan stops, so it can't possibly be that the bearings are shot in the fan, can they? Like the title states I have a BFG Nvidia 9500 GT Graphics Card, and the fan has been acting pretty strange lately. I recently cleaned dust out of it but I don't recall ever touching the graphics card and fan. It looks kind of dusty but nothing too serious. I honestly don't know what's going on but after messing around with it, I have noticed it only makes the sound when it is standing straight up, and not on its side. Any insight would help dearly.
 

A:BFG Nvidia 9500 GT Graphics Card Fan

I would check that the fan & heatsink is securely attached to the card (I am looking at a picture showing two snap-in parts where it attaches to the board). Make sure the fan isn't touching the card below it.
 

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I have just installed Windows 7 x64, I install the newest NVIDIA driver and I begin to set it up, I get the error saying NVIDIA install cannot continue
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.

It does not show up in device manager, nor system information, what does show up though in both, is Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. I try uninstalling it, in safe mode, and it still appears.

I've tried pulling the card out and plugging it back in, like I just got the card.

Please help.

A:Need help with Nvidia 9800 GT graphics card

Try go to www.geforce.com website and under drivers go for automatic video card detection or something like that and choose your os. After that you'll have the latest graphic card driver for your card.
I have do this by myself with a nvidia geforce 9600 gt and it works.

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I am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an old Nvidia 8800GTX card. I have a new HD 7970 card. When I put the new card in, I can't get the OS to boot. It just says "Windows ecountered a problem" and will just do this over and over. I can't preinstall the ATI drivers before I put the card in. Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks.

A:Cannot change graphics card from Nvidia to AMD

You have to uninstall all the old NVIDIA stuff first. This includes the drivers and all software. Once you are sure you are clean, then change the cards and boot into win 8. Once there, you can install your new ATI drivers.

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Hello, I've just recently purchased an nvidia geforce gtx 260 oc maxcore 55, trying to upgrade from a geforce gt 240.. When I installed my gtx260 into my system and booted into windows, the card was not detected, and I had to plug a separate monitor into my on board plug, because I wasn't getting any signal through through from my new card. I had also purchased a 780w psu to ensure I had enough power for it. I also tried to disable to on board graphics and installed the drivers for the new card before I installed it into my system, so when nothing worked for me I traded the card in for another gtx260, but had all of the same problems...

I'm about to try booting in safe mode and disabling the on board graphics again and reinstall all the drivers and try again...

Also forgot to mention that the card powers up, the fans are running, but it's just not being detected. I did clean the pci-e slot with some cleaning alchohol and a cotton swab, which didn't help at all, I thought maybe I did a no no by trying to clean it like that and so I put my gt 240 back in, but it worked just fine.

any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Trying to upgrade my Nvidia Graphics Card

also forgot to mention I have a

ASUStek NARRA2
Nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce 430
5632mbs of memory
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Processor

Not exactly sure about the psu, but I'll try to get that while I fiddle with my pc some more, I only know it's 780w.
 

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Computer Specs

Processor - AMD ATHLON XP 2800+ (2.01 GHZ)
Mobo - Asus A7N8X-X
RAM - 2.0GB
PCI SLOTS - 4
AGP SLOT - UPTO 8X SUPPORTED
1X 500GB HDD
1X 1.5 TB HDD
1X FLOPPY DRIVE
2X DVD MULTI LAYER BURN DRIVES

Okay, So my Previous Card was a XFX GEFORCE 6800XT 256MB DDR3, This card completely fried so i requested a new one (under lifetime warranty) From XFX.

They said it was defective so they sent me a new card, they sent me this time an ATI card XFX HD 4650 600M 1GB DDR2.

So this is where my problem starts, i went ahead and plugged in the Graphics Card and Everything was working perfectly fine until i went ahead and tried installing the drivers, so i did this super late and forgot to uninstall all of the NVIDIA drivers. So i installed the ATI drivers and to no Avail restarted and Nothing happened. So finally a couple of minutes later i used Driver Sweeper to Remove most of the drivers from both NVIDIA and ATI. but there is one ATI driver that will not let me uninstall it no matter what i do. ALso, I went into the Device Manager and saw that under Display Properties there was "Logmein-Display Adaptor) So i went ahead and Uninstalled it and ofcourse i shouldnt have done that because now i have no Display Drivers showing and...My Computer isnt Detecting my ATI card at all.

Help please
 

A:Graphics card issues, had Nvidia now have ATI

See if you can start in Safe Mode.
 

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Problem: I went from a Radeon 8500 all in wonder to a Nvidia 6800 graphics card. I uninstalled all the Radeon's drivers, hooked up the asus nvidia card, then was forced to run in 4bit mode untill i forced a driver install. I had to download the driver pack off the website.

Graphically when i play games such as oblivian and wow i get the every few minute stop then resume. And the icon in the task bar, every time i click on it my monitor goes in/out for a second. Like it is reseting something everytime.(this is the same thing if i were to change the resolution where the monitor goes black for a min.

In games i used to be able to tab out to pop up IE explorer and search while i could watch my game still run, now the game runs but when i am tab out the games all freeze on 1 frame and i have to go back to the game in order to see any movement.

I did not have nay of these problems with my radeon but now it do..

any ideas?
Winxp home *updated as of today
duel mp 1800s in a M762a EPOX
gig ram
N6800 vid card
audigty 2
 

A:N6800 Nvidia Graphics Card

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I got a new GPU from amazon for about 30$
So I got a ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 2GB PCIe x16 2.0
Put it in my computer and i immediately had problems
First problem
Computer wouldn't turn on.
Kept cycling on and off repeatedly... so I turned my computer off by unplugging it.
And this time I unplugged the hard drive to see if my computer would boot without it.

worked but i noticed the bios got completely reset. so i had to manually plug the hard drive back in while the computer was on and change the bios settings to enable hard drive controller1 and some other settings like virtualization and speedstep (now it boots up fine without cycling on and off or needing the hard drive unplugged? I guess the capacitors needed to be charged for the first time and they were never primed or tested?)

A restart and windows won't boot past windows startup logo (Forgot to disable integrated graphics driver)
so i boot into safe mode and uninstall it. let it install VGA drivers
Now ive got the driver installed from the nvidia website (without the 3D vision or HDMI audio drivers and other things i wont be using)

i installed PhysX though
but now I get random display driver crashes IF DWM/AERO is turned on (i made a seperate partition and never had any crashes on a windows XP 64-install

It crashes and successfully recovers.. Sometimes its when opening a game. right clicking my desktop to bring up context menu. or opening a new tab. pausing a youtube video. Playing a really long youtube video.
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I've been attempting to install a new driver for my 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with TV Out (Dell). Over the past week I've completely uninstalled the current drivers and attempted to reinstall drivers that I have both downloaded (from Nvidia and other sites) as well as the automatic windows update drivers. I have made sure to turn off my antivirus software; I have disconnected from the Internet; I have used programs that claim to clean off abandoned parts of old drivers. Nothing has worked properly.

After 2 hours of support and a new BIOS on a phone call with Dell, they suggested reinstalling my operating system, which I am uninclined to do.

Currently, under Display Adapters in my Device manager, "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)" is listed, with a yellow exclamation point in front of it.

And finally, when I now go to install the video driver, I get the following message:
"There was a problem installing this hardware:
64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with TV Out (Dell)
An error occurred during the installation of the device
The parameter is incorrect"​
I use Windows XP/SP2. All comments and help are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Issue

Have you tried the drivers from Dell. Those are what you should be using not the ones from Windows xp (I never use windows drivers) nor those from Nvidia not for onboard graphics. (That is what the card installed is, right, onboard?)
 

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I just installed a NVIDIA graphics card, and I can't play vidoes with it as when I try the computer slows way down and I have to ctrl-alt-delete to close the program playing the video.

From researching on the internet it seems it is a common problem, and one way of getting around it is to disable the 3d acceleration. Does anyone know how to do this? I tried the method that NVIDIA suggest, but to be honest I don't understand it.
"To enable or disable 3D hardware acceleration

From the NVIDIA Control Panel Select a Category... home page, select 3D Settings

Click the View menu and then select Advanced

Manage 3D Settings to open the associated page.

The options on this “advanced” page enable you to change all the image and rendering settings of your 3D applications that utilize Direct3D and OpenGL technology.

Click the Global Settings tab.

Under Settings, click the setting corresponding to the Hardware acceleration feature and select one of these options:

Single-display performance mode: If you have only one active display, this is the default setting. You can also specify this setting if you have problems with the multi-display modes.

Note: This mode is faster than either of the multi-display modes described below.

Compatibility performance mode is available if you have two or more active displays when running in nView Dualview display mode or if you are using different classes of NVIDIA GPU-based graphics cards.

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A:3d acceleration in NVIDIA Graphics Card

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I have a Dell 8200 with that card . Will it operate a digital flat panel monitor?
 

A:64 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Graphics card with TV -Out

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hi there,
i bought a new laptop dell xps 15 sandy bridge with i5 2410m processor, 6gb ddr3 ram and 2gb nvidia geforce gt 540m graphics card.
All my drivers r uptodate and it is playing games like mafia 2, medal of honor 2010 , nfs hot pursuit 2010 at everything set to high (nearly everything) but this game JUST CAUSE 2 just does`nt starts on my HIGH PERFORMANCE (nvidia geforce gt 540m) mode.
It only runs on the intel 3000 graphics. In the benchmark mode on the first two tests i get avg frame rate 28.8 and 44.4 fps.
i think i can play on nvidia with better graphics performance n more fps.

When i start the game with my gt 540m : the game starts just as the screen comes(first screen of the game) where all the logos come n all that stuff the game gets minimized automatically and then comes up again , this keeps happining and it gets a bit of a trouble to even end it from the task manager.
Any idea what the hell is happinig??And how do i solve it?
I posted a similar thread on the same problem on eidos forums but till now only 51 views n not a single comment..please help.
 

A:just cause 2 does not starts on nvidia graphics card

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I formatted my laptop ACER ASPIRE 5745 G. then i lost my nvidia graphics card. windows has installed intel hd graphics card. when i tried downloading andn installing nvidia driver, an error is showing up saying installer could not continue. could not find compatible graphics hardware.
nvidia driver is not being shown in the device manager even.


help me to solve my problem pleaseeee

A:cannot install my nvidia graphics card

What drivers are you trying?

If Acer has customized the device ID for the nVidia graphics device, you might best try Acer's drivers:

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5745G

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i cant install nvidia graphics card on my hp notebook 15-r602tu..can any one help me for this problem......

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