Questions tagged [graphics-card]

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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Games are scaling widescreen even if laptop screen resolution is 4:3

I have a potato laptop with Intel UHD 620 graphics and a 940MX GPU. So if you know, you don't have NVIDIA scaling options in the NVIDIA control panel when you are not using any external monitor. It ...
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Can Elite Dangerous run old old GPUs? [duplicate]

I'd like to buy Elite:Dangerous, the Steam minimum requirements say "Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD R/ 240" and "DirectX: Version 11" I have an Nvidia GT 730. My friend says I should be able ...
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Graphics glitch with NVIDIA GeForce 3060 Ti LHR on GTA V / Witcher 3

Two months old PC (Windows 10), this glitch started to appear consistently. It's flickering. I've updated graphics card driver from 49x to 511 to no avail. Tried the lowest graphics settings possible, ...
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Is 90°C too high for GPU and CPU whilst gaming?

I have an HP laptop with Intel i3 5005u CPU and Radeon R5 M330 2GB GPU. When I play games both the CPU's and the GPU's temperatures get up to 99°C and mostly stay above 93°C. Should I continue playing ...
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My laptop is unable to efficiently choose the right GPU

I have a HP Pavilion series laptop with the following specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 4500H GPU 1: AMD Radeon integrated GPU 2: Nvidia GTX 1650ti The issue started suddenly. My laptop is not using the Nvidia ...
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Far Cry 6: “Unable to start the game” on Windows 10 boot camp

Using Windows 10 bootcamp on a 2016 MacBook Pro, getting this message when trying to start Far Cry 6 on the Epic Games store: Far Cry: New Dawn and Far Cry 5 work fine. How can I find out exactly ...
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Cannot play games with NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super + Intel Xeon Silver

For professional purposes, I work on a computer with the following specifications: Graphics card NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB), Processor (x 2) Intel Xeon Silver 2.40 GHz, and 128 GB RAM I tried to ...
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Intense lagging while playing games (Space Engine)

I have played SpaceEngine (NOT Space-Engineers) on my laptop for almost a year now without any problems. However the game has started experiencing a lot of lag for the last one month. I opened up task ...
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Nvidia DLSS cannot be loaded due to outdated driver

I am aware of how to fix this, but a lot of times the outdated drivers complaints are meaningless. The game runs fine when i press ok. Am I missing out on anything by the DLSS not being loaded? ...
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Gigabyte Gpu GTX 960 suddenly too slow for dx9 games

All of a sudden, games using direct X 9 are too slow and stutters with around 10-20 fps, while the gpu is working at 99%. The exact games used to function a week ago reaching 100+fps and without that ...
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How to play CS:GO with dual monitor expanded over both monitors?

I want to play CS:GO using two monitors, each connected via HDMI to a GT 1030. How can I play CS:GO expanded over both monitors?
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Are low profile GPUs better than laptop GPUs or are they same thing?

I'm overwhelmed by the different types of GPUs. Recently I came to know that laptops have different GPUs that have lower power consumption and are smaller in size. But no matter how much I tried to ...
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I ran a UserBenchmark test and the graphics are at about 1.21%. What are some ways to fix this for cheap or free?

My benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/44519424 Specifications: NVidia GTX 940M Core i7-6500U (which is 2.5 GHz) HP envy notebook (basically a laptop) I have about 40-60 fps for low ...
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Flickering shadows in games. Help Please

Hello I would like to ask if there is a way to fix this flickering shadow. It appears in almost game that I'm playing. It's very weird. My Rig: Ryzen 3 3100 GT 1030 GDDR5 B450m mortar 8GB DDR4 RAM ...
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Getting poor Half-Life: Alyx performance with a 1080 Ti -- what can I do to improve performance?

I have a GeForce 1080 Ti GTX graphics card. I play Half-Life: Alyx with it using High Quality preset settings. I've heard from numerous people that the game runs really well on it, but I can't seem to ...
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Play games on integrated graphics instead of dedicated GPU?

I just installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and it was my first game download ever, and I want to try the multiplayer. The problem is my dedicated GPU is too outdated and unable to handle the game ...
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AMD GPU fluctuates utilization and clock speed on restart

I'm trying to play Civ6 at bare minimum settings and my hardware reaches recommended requirements, but sometimes when I boot the game it runs at 5fps with very little GPU utilization and ~ 200MHz ...
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How to remove the blurry effect around the player in Minecraft RTX?

Whenever I play on Minecraft (Bedrock edition) for Windows 10 with Ray Tracing turned on, I have a weird blurry effect that appears starting from 4-5 blocks away from me. Here's a screenshot: As I ...
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How do I check if my GPU supports Raytracing?

while browsing a particular website I came across this notice on a page for Metro Exodus ATTENTION! ENHANCED EDITION WORKS ONLY ON GPUs WITH RAY TRACING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT! IT WILL NOT LAUNCH ON ...
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Can run 4k60fps but not 1080p 60fps [closed]

I started one of my games and noticed it was a bit choppy.. the game looked a bit too good to be true so I checked the settings and it was running in 4k. I run all my games in 1080p because 4k on max ...
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How to fix track not rendering in Star Wars Episode I Racer?

I installed a CDROM of Star Wars Episode I Racer, for PC, on a computer running Windows XP. Though the graphics cards, Intel GMA 4500MHD, aren't really new, they should be sufficient, in fact, it ...
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Touhou 6 random lag spikes

Every 10 seconds or so, the game freezes for about 0.2-0.5 seconds while reporting to run on constant 62.50 FPS. I'm running Win10, here's what I've tried: "OBS-fix", setting the graphics ...
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Strange Behavior 2013 PS3 Game: Black, Horizontal "Bar-Code" Lines...Mixed Signals? Old Game and HDTV?

Does anyone know why this behavior occurs? On starting this PS3 game ("Tomb Raider", released 2013), there are screen flashes and black, horizontal "bar code"-like lines that ...
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GT 710 Overclocking

I have a DDR3 GT 710 2GB Passive Edition from ZOTAC. As you all might already know, it is not ideal for gaming. Hence, I intend on overclocking it to gain a couple of frames for GTA 5 (gives about 35 ...
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I am getting an error with Epic Games saying 'Unsupported Graphics Card'

I am a Windows 7 Home Premium user and I tried to boot up Rocket League when I got an error saying the following: 'There is a problem with your graphics card. Please ensure your card meets the minimum ...
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Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 graphics card rejected by latest WoW update - suggestions please?

After downloading the latest WoW update, we got the unpleasant surprise that our Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 card is apparently no longer supported. (Everything worked fine until the day before) I tried ...
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On my older laptop or desktop, NVidia drivers won't work properly?

I have an older PC, and installed Linux on it to give it some new life. It has a gaming gpu in it, but it won't run games nearly as fast now. So I read you need the proprietary nvidia driver as the ...
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What is ray tracing?

I'm not a big tech person so the first time I've heard about it is in Cyberpunk 2077 discussions. Apparently only the really high end GPUs can support it properly. What exactly is ray tracing? How ...
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CS:GO does not run using dedicated GPU

I have a HP Omen 15 laptop and it has an i7-8700HQ CPU and GTX 1050 Ti. It used to run 140-160 fps, but at some point it started to run at 40-80 fps. Monitor refresh rate is 144hz. Before you say &...
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How do I fix this black border problem in games

In dark souls 3 for example, I have this problem: I have my display set to 1280x1024 on my desktop and I set the graphics xml of dark souls to the same graphics: And here are my nvidia settings: I ...
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Black screen when alt-tabbing borderless games in Windows 10

When I attempt to alt-tab out of a game, or click on something on my second monitor, my primary monitor turns off for a couple seconds before turning back on (full black instead of backlit black). I ...
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Dota 2 user interface / display problem

Soon as I launch Dota 2, the display becomes as shown in image attached. The screen starts flickering and there is great noise and disruption on the screen overall. I have particularly attached an ...
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Why is my screen flickering when I plug in my second monitor (which is a TV?)

I have two monitors right now, one is a 4k UHD TV. When I have the display "Extend these displays" rather than "Show only on 1" (1 is the monitor, not the TV) the screen flickers horrendously. When I ...
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HEVC Content on PS4 Games?

I am wondering if anyone is aware, or if it is even possible to determine, if PS4 games discs include HEVC encoded video (e.g., cutscenes or otherwise). I realize that most 4K content is rendered on ...
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Can't force game to use dedicated graphics card

I am new to these forums, so I don't know if this is the right place to ask but... I recently purchased a new laptop, the Thinkpad P53s, which comes with an NVIDIA Quadro P520 Graphics Card. I have ...
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Minecraft crashing with NVIDIA GPU

Hi. Minecraft has only been running with my integrated GPU (Intel UHD Graphics 360), so I got Minecraft to use my external GPU (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060) by going to settings and setting C:\Program ...
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What games did NVIDIA come through on regarding RTX and DLSS?

In 2018 NVIDIA released its RTX 2000-series cards. A huge part of this release was an emphasis on some fundamental new features that games would support in the future. A list can be seen here of these ...
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Why Euro Truck Simulator 2 not using my laptop's GPU?

Please see this screenshot of task manager (Windows 10): As you can see, for any other game (like Counter Strike, Half Life), software like Adobe Photoshop, the GPU engine is shown GPU 1 (that is my ...
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How to turn off this graphic effect on The Outer Worlds?

The image looks disgusting, although the maximum graphics settings are set. Everything looks too soapy and blurry. It's like I'm looking through some very dirty glass.
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Does the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 support Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)?

I'm wondering why a few months ago (I think) I was able to use the Dynamic Super Resolution option of my GT 220 GPU. Then I replaced my GT 730. Today it seems that something went wrong or the GT 220 ...
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Low FPS even though GPU memory is not fully consumed [closed]

In games like, for example, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, there is an indicator to show how much of the GPU memory is being used when changing settings. However, why is it that even though the total usage ...
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Textures Rendering Black

I've been having problems where textures for objects in games will sometimes render black. I've noticed this happening in games like Dirt 4 and GTA V. I have an NVIDIA GTX 1050ti and thought this ...
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How can I run CS:GO in 4:3 aspect ratio? [duplicate]

Id prefer to play CS:GO in 4:3, with black bars down the sides. I have an Intel Graphics card. I tried to set my graphics back to "maintain aspect ratio" but it doesnt work. I use 4:3 800x600 in ...
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How do I stretch a resolution to fit my monitor?

After hearing about how Red Dead Redemption 2 uses a custom resolution of 3840x1080 and stretching it to fill the screen, I wanted to do something similar on PC. I like having a high framerate while ...
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Higher graphics card on a laptop with a lower one [closed]

Are there any dangers to downloading a Higher graphic card on a laptop with a lower one. I have the geforce940mx (hardware) is possible to download something like the geforce/gtx 1050. Will it cause ...
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What is the point of SSAA/MSAA options above 4x? [closed]

Correct me if I'm wrong but in my understanding the Nyquist theorem is applicable in case of supersampling/multisampling antialiasing methods. It says that it's enough to have the sampling frequency ...
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Black Screen when alt-tab or exiting fullscreen games in Windows 10

When I use alt+tab on a fullscreen game to go back to the Desktop in Windows 10, most of the time the screen goes black. It doesn't happen all the time which is makes this even more confusing. It also ...
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What are the differences in scaling on the GPU vs on the Display?

I currently am using a ViewSonic XG-2700-4K on a GTX 1080. However, in some games that I would rather have High settings over Medium settings, I would have to sacrifice the resolution. I use CRU (...
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Why do some games refuse to display pictures?

When I select a game like X-men Origin in my Windows 7 PC, the games opens and seems to be working, but I can't see the display. I can hear the sound of the game option when I press up & down ...
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Does The Saboteur run without any problems on current AMD graphics cards?

When it came out, The Saboteur either didn't run at all on AMD cards, or produced crashes and artifacts. Pandemic published a quick and dirty fix before being closed down forever, but this fix didn't ...
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