Referring to problems with a graphics card, the graphics processing unit, usually on a PC, or specific settings on a graphics card for a specific game.

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How to limit an older game's (DirectX 3) FPS speed? (USNF 97) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine? I'm trying to run USNF 97 Navy Fighters (was made for Windows 95). My ...
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Graphics colour problem

I am getting slightly peculiar graphics in Far Cry 3. It looks rather like there is some colour quantisation going on - the shadows are pitch black, and change to lighter colours abruptly. This is ...
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How does the “gamma correction” feature affect my gaming experience?

A lot of games often include a gamma correction feature when you first start playing the game. It's often some sort of symbol or image on the screen with a sliding bar, where you're supposed to adjust ...
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How can I overcome color bleeding issues in cutscenes?

I finally managed to sit down and play some XCOM Enemy Unknown, and everything works brilliantly save one strange graphic issue. In the game's various segments that have more of a cutscene look, ...
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What are the differences between GTX 650 and the GTX 650Ti?

I can't find a comparison anywhere... what are the advantages of the Ti version? I noticed that the normal 650 has 384 cores, while the 650Ti has 768 cores... How... Does this not make a ...
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Rendering artifacts (flickering/z-fighting in scope)

It appears that a lot of people have issues with flickering when using high powered scopes in BF3. The artifacts look like z-fighting issues, probably related to the large viewing distances when using ...
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How much does the resolution affect performance?

If you take a generic game and change resolution to 640 x 480, 1280 x 1024 and 1920 x 1080 respectively, how heavily would this affect performance? Is resolution an important factor or rather ...
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What is a “pixel shader”?

I have noticed that some games quote the requirement for "pixel shader 3.0 or better". What is a pixel shader and is it some software requirements or hardware requirements?
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With Steams graphics “auto updater” for ATI Radeon, can I just have the drivers?

Steam, the other day, offered to keep my drivers for my ATI Radeon card up to date. I thought that's not a bad idea because the number of updates I get can be a bit annoying, so I'm fine to let Steam ...
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Support for Intel HD graphics

Whenever games state their system requirements they only ever seem to mention nVidia or AMD cards. How do I find out if a game will run using intel graphics? Is there a single database or list on ...
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Is there a generic way to show FPS on NVidia cards?

Is there a generic command for NVidia cards to show the current framerate while in a game? More specifically, I'd like to use it on a GeForce 9400 GT in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, but it would be ...
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How do I work around a bad video card in Minecraft?

I've got a computer that runs Minecraft without problem, and a couple of others that don't even let me try because of "bad video card drivers". The cards are too old -- updating drivers doesn't fix ...
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The Longest Journey won't run on Windows 7

Upon trying to play The Longest Journey downloaded from GOG.com the intro video isn't shown (I can only hear the sound) and the 3D models during the first scene seem to flicker. I have an NVIDIA ...
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How to measure the performance of a graphics-card?

A CPU's performance is usually determined by it's architecture (16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.), the number of cores and it's frequency. What would be the equivalent for graphics-cards? I've always ...
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How can I tell that I'm gaming with both my GPUs?

I recently got a new computer which has two NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti's. I quickly installed Battlefield 3 and put all the settings on Ultra to see if I could get a better FPS at that quality than I could ...
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Very low brightness after Windows Update graphics driver update

When I try to play Call of Duty, the brightness becomes very low and I can't revert it. This started after a graphics driver update through Windows Update. I tried to increase the brightness from the ...
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Tribes Ascend Graphical Errors

I dont know why, my game most of the time looks like this... Here are my specs... if they can play a role in this. Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz (8 ...
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Arkham City 'full screen on' does not fill the screen

Running Radeon HD6800, Win7 64-bit Home Premium - cannot get rid of black border around the game on fullscreen. Arkham Asylum did not have this problem. DX9 and DX11 both have the problem. ...
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Graphics options are greyed out in Sims 2 under Windows 7 x64

My graphics is blotchy. How can I make things accelerated? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4250 card. It appears to be running at 800x600. I am using HDMI to drive big-screen TV at 1080p (1920x1080). ...
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Has anyone been able to run Assassin's Creed 1 on Windows 7? [closed]

Please note that I'm talking about Assassin's Creed 1 and not 2. I know that 2 supports Windows 7. It's part 1 that I'm concerned about. I had installed that game sometime a while back but had been ...
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Eve Online can't switch to GeForce gt555

I have laptop with two graphic cards: one is an Intel integrated chipset, and the other is a GeForce GT555M. When I watch the settings window in Eve Online, I see that it uses the Intel chip, but I ...
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Games do not work with a Nvidia GT 555M on Asus N55SF [closed]

When I start games (ex: PES 2012) a warning message appears: Your computer does not meet the minimum specifications necessary to run this software. You may experience errors during operation. ...
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Flickering random white points / lines on black shadows / textures

I have a problem that's never occurred before. In the majority of games, part of textures are flickering and some weird white points / lines are randomly appearing on black textures. I already ...
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Are there graphics cards which are silent and support 1920x1080? [closed]

I have a machine that I use as a home theater PC, and I'd like to start playing games on it. i want to put a graphics card in it which is silent and will support games at 1920x1080 resolution. it ...
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Graphical glitches

I have graphical glitches when I play Street Fighter IV on PC. Sometimes when I play, the 3D models are like leaking to or from nowhere. An image is worth a thousand words, isn't it. Please visit ...
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Will a MacBook from mid2010 run Portal 2 well? [closed]

My MacBook ran Portal just fine. It's a MacBook mid 2010 model with an nVidia 320M. Will it run Portal2 well?
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Graphics Card for The Witcher 2 [closed]

would a PNY - GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card be a suitable card for The Witcher 2? (Its replacing my current Radeon HD 5450 1g) I havent bought anything yet, can anyone recommend ...
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Why is the Witcher 2 unplayable on recommended high settings?

I just got The Witcher 2 today and so far it seems quite enjoyable. The problem is that I haven't been able to play much of it so far due to lag that occurs even on low settings. The game recommends ...
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What's the deal with VSync?

I'm often encountering very strongly held opinions among games about the Vertical Sync (VSync) option present in nearly all modern 3D games. The option is supposed to synchronize the output of the ...
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Games freeze after a while, don't know if hardware or software is involved

I'm currently experiencing some problems with my PC which prevent me from using my games (I'm trying with Steam games and none of them works as it should). When I play, after a while, the textures in ...
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What to consider when looking for an inexpensive video card for high resolution monitors?

I have a full HD 22" monitor with a 1920x1080 resolution. I would like to get a video card that can handle this kind of resolution, but I don't have much money. Can you give me some advice?
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Graphics compatibility of PS3 with PC

Hiya fellas, I'm just wondering how the PS3 graphics engine/GPU supports newly introduced and advanced graphics capabilities in some games such as real-time daylight savings and high-modulated ...
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What to look for in a graphics card for Starcraft 2

I recently built a half decent PC for home use, media centre and programming. It's based around an AMD Quad Core Phenom. I put a nice 700w power supply in it, 4 gigs of ram and a couple terabytes of ...
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Difference between 9800 GT 1GB graphics cards [closed]

I am going to buy an Nvidia 9800 GT 1GB and this is my first Graphics Card purchase. I searched 9800 Gt and found many different 9800 GT from different companies. Is there any difference between ...
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Why would my new GTX 460 not outperform my old 8800 GT?

I just purchased an Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 to replace my Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M. For reference, here is a comparison chart of the approximate cards on Tom's Hardware. I ran the ...
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Trying to run some 3D game but it's giving an error even though I have the latest drivers. Whats wrong?

“Unable to run because your video card drivers did not install properly, are out of date, or are for unsupported hardware. Please make sure you have the latest video card drivers and even if you do ...
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Is it bad to stretch your resolution?

I have an NVIDIA 130M card on my laptop, and with a typical widescreen monitor. I play a few games on my laptop, and some of them run in a non-widescreen resolution, such as 800x600 for example. My ...