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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What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it?

I was browsing through my Steam settings recently when I found the following checkbox: What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it? Would it increase or decrease my performance? What ...
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How do I start up applications on the middle screen of a 3-screen setup? [on hold]

I am using nvidia display surround on 3 monitors. Whenever I open any application or image, it is opening on the left-most screen. I want them open on the middle monitor. I have created Using ...
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Is there a difference between running games in Windowed or Fullscreen mode?

Does playing game when it's windowed increase performance? Decrease it? Does the same also hold true to fullscreen mode? I've always thought that playing on Fullscreen meant a higher fps boost, but I ...
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Graphics of Far Cry 3 not that good after unexpected shutdown

First of all, I know this is not a site about hardware problems. But I think if we are gamers, then we probably know something about the hardware. So here is the problem: I was playing Far Cry 3 on my ...
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In all games, shadows have small rectangles that flicker

Graphics card drivers are completely up to date. Operating systems have been Windows 7 and Windows 10. Graphics card is a GTX 660M This happens in multiple different games. WoW, Archeage, H1Z1, ...
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Ubuntu Linux - Dota 2 - Graphics card doesn't support OpenGL 3.1

So I spent like FOREVER downloading Dota 2, only to find that when I launch it it requires OpenGL 3.1, which my graphics card (Intel integrated graphics) doesn't support. Can I make it use a previous ...
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How to fix the light beam in the Oculory

Apart from the occasional invisible spider web I didn't run into severe graphic glitches, but now I'm trying to focus the light beam in the Oculory - but... which light beam? This is how it looks for ...
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How to fix distorted blocks in Minecraft?

These "distortions" keep appearing all over my screen. I'm using the integrated GPU of an AMD A10 7850K. Also, I've installed 8GB Corsair RAM running at 2400 MHz. The hardware shouldn't be the cause ...
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Minecraft Crashing [duplicate]

I am facing a problem with Minecraft. It is actually crashing every time I start playing it. I am running Windows 10 64-bit on PC with an Intel Core i5 Processor (2nd Gen). Here is a link to the error ...
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Extremely low FPS in all the games

I used to play games on my system like GTA IV, Mafia II and Counter Strike : Global Offensive around 1.5 years ago and then I quit gaming. Then after a few months, I tried playing those games again, ...
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What am I doing wrong here? [closed]

I bought an Asus gaming laptop for the sole purpose of gaming but for some reason I always have to use the lowest settings just to get it to run somewhat smoothly. It has a 3.5 GHz i7, 8 gb ram, 750 ...
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How to read system requirements & compare GPUs?

I've wanted to ask this for quite some time, hope this is the right place ... So, the system requirements for games usually give a recommendation for the minimally required GPU and CPU for both Nvidia ...
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Determining if a game is CPU- or GPU-limited

What is a reliable, but not too time-consuming way to determine if a certain game is limited by the graphics card or by the processor speed? I have some preconceptions about whether I'm mostly GPU or ...
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With AMD CrossFire enabled, I experience some flickering in Simcity (2013)

I have AMD Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards, which are using CrossFire technology. I have experienced some flickering in the game when CrossFire is enabled. I have read something about AFR friendly mode ...
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Trying to run Second Life but it's giving an error even though I have the latest drivers. What's 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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How can I judge hardware against minimum and recommended specs?

While investigating graphics card benchmarks for a new PC, I noticed that some of the games I've been playing on my current laptop list minimum specificaitons on Steam that are considerably higher ...
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How to Force Nvidia Geforce Experience to recognize Warframe?

I specified an additional folder path C:\Users\win\AppData\Local\Warframe\Downloaded\Test\Tools to the Nvidia Geforce Experience(NGE) program to scan the Warframe.exe to optimize its graphics. ...
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Which Site Should I choose to download my MSI Graphics card drivers?

[This question applies to all the other graphics card with special editions] I have 2 NVidia GeForce 560 TI MSI's Twin Frozr III Hawk Edition graphics cars and I want to download its drivers. The ...
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AMD and Nvidia: which provide longer driver update/support for Graphic Card? [closed]

While I already know about the difference between their price, energy efficiency, and performance, I am interested in which company will provide a longer driver support/update for their graphic card. ...
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GPU not fully utilized?

I've been playing The Witness, and I noticed that the game is lagging without fully utilizing my graphics card. My setup is pretty old at this point (HD 5850 and i7-930). The game remained at a ...
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Sudden FPS drop in multiple games

So, I've been getting pretty good framerate on most of the games on my new laptop. A couple days ago, I tried playing Minecraft modpacks which had some major problems. I tried to fix those, which ...
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Graphic problems in some games

Recently I've started having problems with graphics in some games. No problems in these games: Payday 2, Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light Redux, Sniper Elite 3, Left 4 Dead 2 ...
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Unexpected FPS drops (Sometimes)

I've recently run into a very annoying problem in Assassin's Creed Black Flag. I am playing this game on my laptop which have the following specs: Intel Core i7 4510U @ 3.1 GHz (At turbo boost) 8 GB ...
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Minecraft: Super Secret Settings Black Screen

So, it's come to my attention that whenever I press "Super Secret Settings" in the options menu, Minecraft goes black. I can click buttons, and stuff like that, but I can't see. I just restart the ...
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Diablo 3 runs on integrated graphics, but gets stuck on dedicated graphics

I would like to play Diablo III, and I have installed it on my laptop with Windows 10. I have a computer with 2 graphic cards. The first one is a low quality Intel embedded with the motherboard, the ...
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How to make games in low resolutions scale to full-screen on Nvidia GT 640M?

I have a laptop with a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card (together with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000). My display has native resolution of 1920x1080. Unfortunately, when I try ...
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What are the differences between the different anti-aliasing / multisampling settings?

I'm tweaking the settings in DiRT 2 and I'm presented with these choices (in order) for multisampling: 2x MSAA 4x MSAA 8x MSAA 8x CSAA 16x CSAA 8x QCSAA Using the nVidia Control panel I'm ...
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Fix LOD Texture Glitch in Oblivion

When I turn on LOD on The Elder scrolls Oblivion, I get this weird blurriness on the ground textures. I've been told clamping my GPU driver will fix it, bit I can't find a way to do that. I'm running ...
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Minecraft says org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated only after updating, I tried updating graphics card [duplicate]

The title explains most of it. I have a lenovo G580, originally windows 8, since I upgraded to windows 10 I got a crash report. I tried downloading Intel's upgrading graphics card software, it didn't ...
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Why are some things invisible?

I've been playing Skyrim since it was released, and I've had a problem where certain graphical features are invisible to me. As far as I can tell, its a certain type of shader or particle effect that ...
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Can I force Steam to use my Nvidia GPU instead of the integrated Intel card?

I have 2 graphics cards in my laptop (Alienware M11X); the first is the default Intel graphics card, and the second is a high perf Nvidia card. I would like to play my Steam games with the Nvidia ...
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Forcing games to run in exclusive fullscreen mode (for nVidia Share/GameStream)

nVidia Share requires games to be run in exclusive fullscreen mode (it cannot be borderless windowed) to be able to work. Is there a way for me to force games without the option to run in exclusive ...
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1080p on 4K display

I'm currently evaluating to buy a 4K computer screen to use in 2160p natively while coding or working with Windows but I plan to play my games in 1080p because 4K rendering is of course a very heavy ...
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Medal Of Honor Warfighter (PC) error-“ DirectX function ”GetDeviceRemovedReason“ failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG ”

After upgrading to Windows 10 I get the above mentioned error every time I die in an online match, and then the game crashes. It also happens when I try to see my platoon card in the game. I tried ...
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GeForce 840M only have 32MB VRAM?

Some days earlier I bought a lenovo flex 2 - 15 . Its graphic card is Nvidia GeForce 840m with 4GB dedicated ram . my os is win 8.1 . But in PES 2013's and PES 2009's setting is written that VRAM is ...
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Windows 10 Video Driver Out-dated

When I try to run Stonehearth an Error message pops up saying... Could not find OpenGL. Press 'okay' to go to stonehearth.net to learn how to upgrade your graphics card drivers. I was able to run ...
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Random glitchess in graphics in every game

So for the past week I've been getting random glitches in my graphics in every game, only when I'm in game. I've tried re-installing the latest drivers with no joy. Anything else I can try? It shows ...
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Metro 2033 Extreme GPU Heat

I'm running an NVIDIA GeForce 560, with a good case with plenty of ventilation (2 front intake, 1 top exhaust, 1 back exhaust). Metro 2033 runs my card up to 75-80+ degrees Celsius. Although lowering ...
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Fahrenheit on my pc keeps saying “graphics card not directx 9.0 compatible” and I don't know why

I have been trying to open Fahrenheit(Indigo Prophecy) on my PC, but it keeps saying that my graphics card "isn't directx 9.0 compatible". I was able to play the game fine before, and I'm unsure why ...
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Game doesn't recognise my nvidia graphic card

I have an ASUS n53sn-sz129v, which has an nVidia GT550m graphics card as well as the Intel HD 3000 on board graphics chip. My problem is that when I start some games (GTA V and CoD: Advanced ...
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What is V-Sync and when should I enable it? [duplicate]

Most modern 3D games have a graphics option "V-Sync". It's usually an on/off setting. I'd like to understand settings I tweak with, and this one kind of eludes me. What does "V-Sync" mean, and when ...
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X not recognising discrete AMD Radeon graphics card

I have just installed FSX on a windows 8.1 system, however in the graphics settings I can only select intel hd graphics 4000 not my discrete AMD Radeon card. In the AMD switchable graphics I have set ...
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What difference does graphics card RAM make?

There are graphics cards that only differ in the amount of RAM they have, e.g. MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr II Gaming OC 4GB and MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr II Gaming OC 2GB. Is more RAM better for more monitors? ...
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What's the difference between Bilinear, Trilinear, and Anisotropic texture filtering?

A lot of games offer the setting of texture filtering. Which should I chose if I want best quality even if it means slower performance? Bilinear Trilinear Anisotropic
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How to play Diablo III in a Virtual Machine?

I saw a lot of people asking the same question in other forums (yes, i've googled it a little bit), and some people answered that of course is possible to play it in a Virtual Machine but only using ...
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Minecraft [any version] - Flashing/Graphical Glitches?

I recently reset my PC, and have noticed that since I have done so, Minecraft has been acting strangely. Whenever I play, the entire game window [GUI and all] flashes white for an instant. Or, the GUI ...
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Crysis Very High graphics settings not available

I have Motherboard: Intel DG35EC Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz RAM: 1 GB Graphics Card: Forsa nVidia 9800GT 1 GB Operating System: Windows XP In graphics settings last option available is "High" for ...
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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate? Also if tearing occurs because of fps higher than screen refresh rate why don't games limit fps to be ...
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Could the 5:4 aspect ratio of my monitor affect videogames performance?

For starters I would like to mention my PC's specs: OS: Windows 7 64 bit CPU: AMD FX 6350 3.9GHz RAM: Dual Channel 6GB 1333MHz HDD: 500GB SATA III MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 GPU: Radeon HD 6750 I have ...
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Are FIFA 2015 minimum required specs are supported by a Mac Retina with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M video card? [closed]

I've read the specs for FIFA 15 at EA official page and found that the recommended video card is an NVIDIA GTX 460. I'm running FIFA 14 for Windows on a MacBook Retina 15" Mid 2012 (using bootcamp) ...