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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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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 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
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I have a Lenovo z500 ideapad laptop which has a Nivdia GT 635M graphics card and an Intel (R) HD graphics 4000. Currently running Windows 10   It had recently come to my attentoin that i was getting a significantly lower FPS when gaming. upon further investigation, i realised that the games were all running using the Intel graphics and not the Nvidia. I then realised that i was unable to open the Nvidia control panel.I immediatley tried to find some solutions and as i had not updated the drivers in some time, i went to the Nvidia website to try and download the latest driver for my graphics card after i uninstalled the previous versions using DDU. and of course, the installation failed in the first step, displaying an error message saying ''The graphics driver could not find compatible hadware''. I also tried to install older versions of the driver (compatible with windows 10) but it still displays the same error message. Geforce Experience did not work and reinstallation of it failed.    'Display adapters' in device manager only shows the Intel (R) HD graphics 4000 and does not show any signs of the nvidia graphics card. i have also read in other forums that people have found their drivers under 'other devices' but this does not appear for me in device manager. It's almost as if the Nvidia graphics card never existed!!!   I finally visited the lenovo website to try and find the drivers here as i thought they may have been modified slightly for i... Read more

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Hello, i have brought dell inspiron 7567 two months before, today i was updating nvidia graphics card while updating, first it downloaded something then uninstalled nvidia and while installing new update it got some error, after that it got deleted, how to get it back. Please help me solve this. Thanks

A:Nvidia Graphics card update

Have you tried using the driver from Dell?
The Nvidia install may uninstall the prior driver during the process and then reboot and complete the install.  If you have no Nvidia driver the device will operate with the Basic Widows video driver and you can update the Video Adapter in Device Manager.

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After doing a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit because of a computer crash I had that involved the "display drivers have recovered" error or whatever I have re-installed all my drivers except video ones.

I have an m15x alienware laptop that originally had Vista 32-bit and I upgraded to 7 64-bit so I can't use my support disc to install the video drivers.

Then whenever I try downloading the drivers off nvidia or any other site I can't get windows to start up and have to restore because it either freezes at the Windows Starting Up screen or I get the BSOD.

My graphics card isn't showing up in device manager so I can't even search for updates.
Everything else is working perfectly except the graphic stuff and with a gaming laptop that I also use for design work it doesnt mean much to me unless I can fix what is wrong with it.
Help will be very appreciated.

A:NVIDIA graphics card issue

Try to install the drivers in safe mode

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i have a nvidia 8400gs gpu and my computer reconizes it and will say its working properly but it wont work ive reimaged, reinstalled drivers ive disabled on board it just wont display graphics.

A:Nvidia graphics card will not work

Can you please tell me how you recognized that the card is not working?

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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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[Display]
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 210
Driver version: 301.42
DirectX support: 10.1
CUDA Cores: 16
Core clock: 589 MHz
Shader clock: 1402 MHz
Memory clock: 625 MHz (1250 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 32-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB DDR3
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1791 MB
Video BIOS version: 70.18.5F.00.00
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16
I cant tell if i have 1 gb graphics card or only 512 mb card.

A:Please tell me do i have 1 gb nvidia geforce 210 graphics card?

Download and install Speccy - System Information - Free Download .

Run it, and click thew "Graphics" on the left pane
It will provide all the necessary information.

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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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hi all, i have a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE graphics card, i bought it recently cuz my old one broke, i think somebody took it out and played around with it and basically damaged it but anyway i bought this new graphics card just a short while ago and it's working fine on my PC. The thing is sometimes when i play games there's a glitch, it's not the games problem because this problem happened to most of the games that i played and it didn't happen be4 on my previous graphics card so the glitch is not produced from the games. The glitch is produced from the graphics card, i can't exactly describe wat the glitch is but when i play the games and when the "GLITCH" happens, u can easily see that some parts of the objects are gone, e.g. there was this time when i was playing Need For Speed Underground and some parts of the car are gone, like a hole or something in it and basically u don't see the whole object or background, also sometimes there's this line that shouldn't be in the background or in the game, like u can see lines everywhere and it's just messed up basically, the colours are the same but just parts of the objects are missing and the whole background is screwed up. I've updated the drivers already and i tried taking out the graphics card and putting it back in the slot and it didnt work, this problem doesn't happen all the time but sometimes it does. Also sometimes when i play MMORPG games, i log out and log ... Read more

A:Nvidia Graphics card problem

here i got the screenshot of wat the glitch looks like:

 

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I have a Medion MD-1567 Pentium 4 that has SIS on board graphics. I put in a Nvidia AGP graphics card (GeForce 3 older gen) with a DVI connected widescreen Hanns-G monitor that is made for 1440x900 resolution. All works OK but I get a crazy flashing screen when I right click on any movie file that is set to view as a thumbnail, when the windows screen appears during start up, when windows desktop first comes up during start up, and also when I bring up the Nvidia control panel or display settings. This isn't the end of the world but I'd like to eliminate if possible. Does anyone think it might be related to drivers loaded for the Sis onboard graphics? I noticed there are Sis651 drivers loaded on the add and remove screen but I'm concerned they might also run the AGP port that the Nvidia driver is plugged into or perhaps control more than just on board graphics. If anyone thinks I could safely remove, please let me know. Also, any other ideas would be appreciated. I've gone as far as reloading windows cleanly, trying other Nvidia drivers but it hasn't eliminated my jumping screen.
 

A:Nvidia AGP Graphics Card Problem

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I'm in a crisis right now. My Nvidia crashes often in games and says it's a Nvidia crashing. I'm having the common Windows 10 error when you can't see the graphics driver in device manager. Also, I have NEVER had the graphics control panel so I can't change it from that. Another thing is that since I'm using an HP Laptop I cannot get into the advanced BIOS menu! I need help to get my Nvidia working.

Heres Stuff I Already Tried... https://forums.geforce.com/default/...o-way-to-get-nvidia-graphics-card-enabled-/1/
 

A:No way to get Nvidia Graphics card enabled!

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my pc don't start when i plug it through my nvidia graphics card but when i use other slot it works perfectly...
i have been using it for almost 3 years now and this is the first time it happened please help me
specs...
w7 ultimate
intel i3 processor quad core
P.S. forgive me for any punctuation mistake i am not really good in all this stuff
THANKS IN ADVANCE
 

A:my PC won't start with nvidia graphics card

Well, first we need a lot more information on your system. The complete hardware specs of your system.
 

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I have a nVidia GeForce MX 4000 (I know, its cheap). This is'nt really a problem,more of an annoyance, but here it goes.. Using the Nvidia card, the 3d graphics in games, etc... are much faster. But when doing basic tasks, such as email, web surfing...stuff like that, the 2d graphics are much slower than when using the Integrated Graphics (ATI Radeon Xpress 200).
any help appreciated..
 

A:slow 2d graphics with nVidia Card.

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Hi,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Everything was working fine and dandy until one day I turned off my computer. I have a dual monitor setup. One monitor was connected to the integrated graphics card on the motherboard, while the other monitor was connected to the Nvidia Geforce 8600GT.

When I turned the computer on the next day the monitor connected to the 8600GT stayed in a black screen. I discovered the Device Manager stopped detecting the graphics card altogether as well. However, when I hit the windows+ P button to extend and go into screen resolution it shows 2 monitors. However, the one connected to the 8600GT says "Another Display Not Detected" and the resolution is grayed out. When I move my mouse over, the mouse goes onto the other screen, even though it does not detect the graphics card and the monitor is black!

I have tried and searched EVERYTHING. I have found MANY other people with the same problem and no solution. I switched monitors to make sure they both worked. I have gone into the BIOS and switched it to load the PCI Express graphics card instead of the onboard g-card (there is no option to disable the onboard g-card in BIOS). I went into the Nvidia Management options to make sure it was set to allow dual displays. I have installed older drivers, tried compatibility with Vista, unplugged and replugged the graphics card.

Is there anyone out there who has actually solved this problem? Does anyone have ... Read more

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Not Being Detected

By any chance did you install the NVIDIA beta drivers? If so they are broken for the 8600GT right now (been documented EVERYWHERE)

The only way to fix it is to system restore back before the driver was installed OR a reinstall of Windows

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