ok are nvidia cards compatible with amd computers?

Are nvidia video card compatible with amd computers and how do i tell what type of video card slop i have

Asked by Goomanhimer 9 years ago


I has an onboard ATI onboard video card Answered

Can i buy an nvidia card and somehow disable my onboard one?

Asked by hellstudios 9 years ago


Winners of NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest include 2 Instructables users

Computer modders take prizes in NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest. The contest was open to computer modders and visual artists, but most of the winners are modders. The grand prize winner blows away the competition and deserves the powerhouse computer that its creator will get. (We met the Austin Modders at Maker Faire Austin - they had some great stuff on display.)Scroll down, all the way down, to see Instructables user whatsisface's entry that won him a couple books.UPDATE: Another Instructables user, nav.sparx, won a BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE graphics card. Nice! Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


What graphic card is best for me ?? Answered

I have a Dell vostro 230 slim tower computer. It has 3 GB of RAM and Intel pentium dual core processor. I have windows 7 ultimate 64bit operating system.                            spesifications                        > integrated        :           integrated on system board                                       intel GMA X4500 discrete            :           PCI-E x16 half height graphics card                      > integrated        :          up to 512 MB shared video memory                                       (with 1 GB system memory) discrete            :          nvidia geforce g310-512 mb                                      nvidia geforce gt220 but i want a 2GB GRAPHICS CARD Sparkle  NVIDIA Geforce gt 440 2gb ddr 3 is best for me? I am a gaming addict and so want to install a graphic card on my PC. games : gta 4, alan wake , nfs run I've never tried it before so please suggest a graphic card which will be best for me and how much it will cost. Thanks in advance......

Asked by aravind r p 6 years ago


help me to set up my graphics card.....? Answered

I have a new Sparkle  NVIDIA Geforce gt 520 2gb ddr 3 graphics card. when i playing games,the texture of game is like (see attached  images)... especially GTA  sanandreas(copland version) how i remove this problem? how i customize my graphics card? I have a Dell vostro 230 slim tower computer. It has 3 GB of RAM and Intel pentium dual core processor. I have windows 7 ultimate 64bit operating system. i have a new Sparkle  NVIDIA Geforce gt 520 2gb ddr 3 graphics card. help me....... Thanks in advance......

Asked by aravind r p 6 years ago


Speak Visual Contest - for computer modders and visual artists

MAKE has just announce a new contest it's running with NVIDIA called the Speak Visual Contest. This is perfect for computer modders since you can enter a PC mod, gamer station or PC hardware creation. Interestingly enough, it's also open to motion graphics and data visualization that uses a graphics card as well.Top prize is a Digital Storm PC with some killer specs that's worth over two grand. Five runners up will win the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE. Others will win copies of Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition or Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs from MAKE.Even cooler, one of the ways to enter is to submit an Instructable with "modificationstation" as a tag. Below is the full list of ways to enter.Flickr: tag your photos with "modificationstation" and also add it to the Make: Flickr photo pool.YouTube, Vimeo, blip.tv: tag your videos with "modificationstation".Submit your project link via the Make: Submit form.Instructables, tag your project with "modificationstation".You can also send links to your videos, photos or more to us via email. Speak Visual Contest

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Switch graphics on Dell XPS 15?

I'm wondering if it is possible to manually switch the graphics on a dell XPS 15 laptop.  It automatically switches on intensive tasks (like games), so performance is fine, but all of the benchmarking tools recognize the graphics card as "Intel HD (integrated) Graphics" instead of the NVIDIA 420M.  Is there a way that I can manually change the graphics for benchmarking purposes?  Thanks.

Asked by budabob07 7 years ago


How do I have DirectX 11? Answered

So, somehow my computer running Vista & a 8500 GT thinks it has DirectX 11, and I'm trying to figure out how that works.  It's even an nVidia card, they don't even have cards or drivers for Dx11 out.  I just ordered a Radeon HD 5770 for the Dx11 support and I'm feeling a bit cheated (not a big ATI fan). It'd sure be peachy if I could somehow run Dx11 games on my nVidia card (not that a 8500 GT could handle it, but perhaps a GTX 260).  It's probably just some sort of wacky glitch with the frontend and I don't ''really'' have Dx11, but you never know...  Anywho, anyone have an inkling what's up with this?

Asked by RelaxedSoup 8 years ago


Where can I get a tablet with a powerful GPU? Answered

Ok, so recently I've been looking for a new computer.  I want a tablet because I'm goning to use it as a notebook next year.  The problem is every tablet I find has an Intel GMA, which SUCKS!  I simply cant find a tablet that has anythng that I want, I'm looking for an NVIDIA or an ATI with 1GB of RAM. Does anybody know of one?  My budget is 1,000$-1,200$ 

Asked by junits15 8 years ago


Which of these video cards is better? Answered

I was looking online to see about getting a new video card to replace the 256mb one in my system. My budget is less than $75 and i found these at OTV's site I live in Saskatoon, so there is no problem with shipping costs. which one has more bang for the buck? ATI 5450 1GB PCI-E ATI 5450 1GB PCIE (More Expensive) Nvidia GeForce 210 512MB PCI-E Which one of these three is the best for their price? Preferably between the two 1GB ones.

Asked by zack247 7 years ago


switchable graphics?

Can an i7-640m (it has built in hd graphics) with nvidia gtx 460m include switchable graphics? (manual switch is fine)? looking at sager np8690

Asked by michaelgohjs 7 years ago


Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu?

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu, and I live it, but there is one problem.  My Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 FTW 3GB does not work.  When I installed the drivers from the extra drivers program in Ubuntu, Nothing worked, and I had to reinstall. Does anybody know how to fix this?  Thank you.

Asked by pianoman99a 4 years ago


Is a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card compatible with a ATI Radeon X1200 graphic adaptor?

I purchased the NVIDIA card and installed it and the setup wizard is telling me that my graphic adaptor is incompatible and will not install the software. I tried downloading the NVIDIA Driver 182.08 from www.NVIDIA.com but that will not get past the setup either. It says that it cant locate any drivers that are compatible with my hardware. What can i do to make it work? Or did i just waste $130 on a Video Card that wont work with my PC?

Asked by Blazer40 9 years ago


What video card to buy? Answered

My old graphics cards died (two 8600 GT's in SLI), so now I need a replacement.  I've narrowed it down to either a GTX 260 or a Radeon 5000 series card, basically I can't decide whether Direct X 11 is worth it or not.  I've always been a fan of nVidia and I'd prefer to stick to their cards, but if I can get the same performance for the same amount of money with an ATI card w/ DX11 then I'd probably go with ATI.  My (original) price limit was $150, but since there isn't jack for that much, I've bumped it to $200.  I'd prefer not to go over that.  So how does the Radeon 5000 series compare to the GTX 200 series (within my price range)? Also, is DX11 worth it? My PC's specs: OCZ 550 Watt PSU (50 amps total on the 12v rails, 2 X 25A) Core 2 Duo E6850 Asus P5N-E SLI mobo 2 GiB DDR2 800 Mhz RAM 3 7200 RPM SATA drives The usual DVD drive A fairly crappy 16" CRT (1280x1024) Vielen Dank!

Asked by RelaxedSoup 8 years ago


Adobe ..... unable to load module - How to fix the start problem in regards to the video driver

I had to install Adobe Premier for a friend with no real clues. Anyway, all was good and registered but the first start was aborted with an error stating that a module for the graphics card could not be loaded. The misleading suggestion underneath, stating to updated the graphics driver was of little use as the latest Nvidia driver was already installed. A support request with Adobe gave the suggestion to fully uninstall all Adobe products, using their clean up tool. After that a reboot and fresh install of all. You guessed it, Premier CC would still refuse to start with the same error. Google was of no use this time but a system check revealed the fix: Premier was trying to load quite a few things but some have been blocked by the virus scanner for no good reason. After setting exceptions for the problematic files I also checked the firewall and gave full access to all Adobe Premier related tasks. And sure enough there was no error message anymore! So if your Adobe product fails to start with an error in regards to being unable to load a module you might want to disable your virus scanner and firewall to check if they are to blame. I hope this might help all those lost with no useful support.

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago


What's the best way to bend coat hanger wire, for making a DIY GameKlip?

So I discovered my Samsung Galaxy S3 supports USB gamepads.  Well long story short, I quickly hacked apart an old original Xbox controller, replaced its 10 foot xbox cable with a 1 inch USB cable, and it works GREAT in most gamepad-supported Android games like Dead Trigger and Shadowgun.  The next obvious move was to make a holder to attach my phone to the gamepad, to have a portable gaming device, like an nVidia Shield.  Now I know commercial solutions exist, like the Gameklip, but they're all designed for the PS3 controller, which I don't have. So I've attached pictures of my first two versions.  The first picture showing the regular coat hanger wire wrapped in black electrical tape.  It held the phone just fine, but it was butt ugly, because I used electrical tape to protect the phone from the steel coat hanger wire.  So I made a second one (2nd picture), using a rubber/plastic coated coat hanger, thinking it would look better, because I wouldn't need to wrap it in electrical tape. Well the problem is that I'm so horribly bad at bending wire, and at planning, and measuring, that I had to make so many corrections, that it too looks butt ugly.  It's a completely different design than the first one, for starters.  I can never think of how to design these things on paper.  I always just get a rough idea in my head, and then play it by ear as I go along.  But because steel coat hanger wire is so incredibly tough, every time I try to bend it with pliers, or a vice grip, I end up damaging the nice plastic coating, making it look ugly.  Multiply that by the number of times I had to make corrections, and well, you can see the result.  The second design is the one I'd like to stick with, however.  Mechanically speaking, it is perfect.  Two nubs on the bottom, and a nub on the left and right sides, hold the phone in place using gravity and friction.  Then the whole thing uses spring-tension to compress the left and right nubs inwards, squeezing the phone in place, but without letting these nubs get in the way of the USB port or the headphone port.  One can adjust the width and tension of these left and right nubs, just by squeezing or stretching them apart, to fit different sized phones and cases.  Finally, two support legs are left at the end of the wire to easily place the whole thing on a table. Both versions are attached to the controller in the same way:  I started with two loops, as small as I could make them, right next to each other.  Then I just bolt the whole thing to the controller through those two loops, and two holes I've drilled in the controller's memory slot.  It's an incredible pain in the ass to try and get the nut and washer in the tiny amount of space in that memory card slot, but I managed to do it twice. I want to build a third, good looking one.  So now I've gone out and invested in some proper, straight steel wire (of the same thickness and stiffness as the coat hanger wire), and some heat-shrink tubing to protect the phone from the steel.  But I need advice on how to do this properly, so that it looks good.  The only way I can use the heat-shrink tubing, is to put it on FIRST, BEFORE bending the wire.  I couldn't possibly imagine how to do it AFTER bending the wire.  But the problem is, I'm worried that my vice grips/pliers will damage it the same way they damaged the plastic coating of the coat hanger. Any suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by moeburn 4 years ago


ATi (AMD) GPU Problem Answered

I recently recieved an XFX Radeon HD 6850 card after reluctantly switching from nVidia. My previous card was an MSI N8400GS 512MB DDR2, and wasn't up to spec with the latest games. I installed teh card using standard procedures (grounding myself, carefully removing and inserting cards etc. I have determined it isn't a problem with my setup or power supply, as my system specs exceed all of those required by the card. The only one it didn't meet was PCI-E x16 2.1, mine is on;y 2.0, but I'm told it is backwards compatible, and it wasn't listed as a requirement (only pci-e x16). I have installed the drivers from the ATi website, and uninstalled my old ones. The crd does not run hot at any time, so overheating isn't a problem. The problem is I sometimes heat interference on the headphones, even though I'm using a separate sound card. I also get digital interference on the screen (I'm using DVI). When I try to put any kind of stress on the card (run-in tests, benchmarking, or gaming), the display driver stops responding multiple times, the interference increases, and sometimes the system halts and I have to reset. I can't think of any good reason for this problem other than a faulty card, but I bought it brand new @ factory sealed, with no modifications or over clocking. Any idea what the problem might be?

Asked by andy70707 6 years ago


How much is my PC worth?

I don't think I would actually decide to change PCs, but if I were to sell it let's say on Craigslist, what would be a good price? It's an HP Pavilion Slimline. Dual Core 2.50GHz Intel Pentium E5200. 800MHz System Bus 2MB L2 Cache. Running Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit with 3GB RAM and 286GB Hard Drive. An average HP keyboard and mouse both wired. No camera. CD R CD RW drive. 3 USB ports broken on back but 4 port Rocketfish USB Hub. A Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 GPU at 1GB. If that's not enough info just let me know. I hope it is at least maybe $350! Last question, is $699.99 a good price for a HPE h8-1360t? Its 3.4GHz and a 2GB NVidia GeForce GT630 with 8GB RAM and 1T hard drive, just to sum it up.

Asked by knexpert1700 4 years ago


Adam & Jamie draw a MONA LISA in 80 milliseconds! at NVIDIA's Show

Adam and Jamie made a robot that fires lots and lots of paint balls. When they shoot on a big piece of paper what you get is a MONA LISA. The MONA LISE appears on the paper in 80 milliseconds!!! Watch the video below and be amazed!!!

Posted by comodore 9 years ago


What kind of motherboard will suport 3-way SLI, an Intel Core i7-980x exteme edition and 6gb of RAM? Answered

Im trying to make a gaming pc that wont become completly obsoulete for atleast a year after building, I want to use 3 nVidia Geforce 480x GPUs in a 3-way SLI but the only motherboard sold by nVidia that supports 3 way SLI wont fit the Intel Core i7-980x extreme edition I want for it. And I want 6 gb of RAM so I can play games pn very high settings without  lag, So does anyone know a motherboard that will work with what I want?

Asked by naruto the ninja13 7 years ago


how i improve my windows aero sub score ?(i have a 2gb graphics card) Answered

Hi friends ... i have a 2gb graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce gt 520 2gb ddr 3) but my windows aero graphics sub score cant improve (see image)  how i improve my windows aero sub score  ?  I have a Dell vostro 230 slim tower computer. It has 3 GB of RAM and Intel pentium dual core processor. I have windows 7 ultimate 64bit operating system. i have a new Sparkle  NVIDIA Geforce gt 520 2gb ddr 3 graphics card help me....... Thanks in advance......

Asked by aravind r p 6 years ago


Need a better video card? Answered

I am trying to follow the instructions on one screen and have Fusion360 open on another screen and as I try to fillet Fusion360 crashes. I have an I7 processor with12 GB memory but I think my video card may be giving me the problems. It is NVIDIA GEFORCE9800 with 512MB RAM. What is a good card to use with F360

Asked by gmellar 1 year ago


Video card questions Answered

I've recently gotten a free PC (a HP Evo D510) which I intend to do some moderate networked gaming on.  My plan was to buy a cheap AGP or PCI graphics card, but I'm unsure what to go with (ATI/nVidia, AGP/PCI). I've only had experience with PCI-E cards so far. From what I've read, AGP is faster than PCI.  I assume this is correct?  Looking at NewEgg, it would seem that AGP ATI cards are ludicrously better than AGP nVidia cards.  Is this the case?  The computer to be upgraded has 2 Gib of RAM and a 2.4 Ghz P4.  I'm anticipating the porcessor to be a bottleneck, along with slow bus speeds.  I suppose my main question here is what GPU should I roll with?  I'd like to spend less that $75, but that's flexible to a certain extent.  Anyways, thanks in advance.

Asked by RelaxedSoup 8 years ago


Battlefield 2 Problems? Answered

I'm having problems with battlefield 2, whenever I try and Play the game the screen goes black like its going to load, but then it goes back to the desktop. The version of the game is 1.5 AMD Phenom II x2 black edition processor, 3.1ghz nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 2gb DDR2 RAM mother board: asrock A780GMH/128M running Windows 7 Ultimate thanks

Asked by T_T_ 7 years ago


Pc Reboots Answered

I`ve got a intel 1.8 dual core, gigabyte g31m motherboard, 9800 gt 1gb graphics card, ddr2 800 mhz 2 gig and a 1gig ram in my pc with a 500watt power supply. Whenever i try to run the application badaboom( a nvidia application my pc reboots and i am not sure why. I just bought the parts about 5 days ago. Any Suggestions?

Asked by Ortaega 8 years ago


Can I stream steam games from my AMD GPU- powered computer to a raspberry pi?

It looks like this is possible with an Nvidia GPU, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this with my AMD based card. Everything I've found online seems fairly dated, and I was wondering if there have been any updates to this. Thanks

Posted by NickE12 2 years ago


Will My Computer Run Hackintosh OS X Leopard? Click For Specs!

Will My Dell Dimention 4550 run OS X Leopard with any hackintosh distro Tech Specs: CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 2.53 GHZ RAM: 1 GIG Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 WHICH IS NOT THE STOCK ONE THAT THIS COMPUTER CAME WITH, I DO HOWEVER HAVE THE STOCK ONE! Sound Card: Creative SB Live Series (WDM)

Asked by robots199 9 years ago


how to repair my laptop without buy a new motherboard?

I have made a pcie mini card to pcie x1, i plugged PCI (NOT PCIe) an my laptop could turned on but no display. and i was try to connect to external monitor, it doesn't show anything. my laptop is acer aspire 4540 amd turion II x2 m520,  Motherboard LA-5521P.

Asked by Rendydevara 7 years ago


Dolphin Emulator help?

I am trying to play paper mario and the thousand year door on my computer using dolphin emulator (i am using the iso, not the game disc), and it appears, but when I click play, it doesn't load, it gives me a warning message that i can't read, and it doesn't shut down unless I force quit it. I have not tried any other games with it. Specs: Ubuntu Karmic Pentium 3 or 4 (ik, it will not be a very good game, but it should still run!) nvidia geforce4 go 460

Asked by A-Nony-Mus 7 years ago


help solve my black screen of death and sound loop?

I need to know how to fix this, I get this black screen where my monitor goes into standby and the sound loops in certain games like UT3 but doesn't happen in games like L4D, my specs are Q6600, nvidia 9600 gso (768mb) and 3gig ram with vista premium so i can play the games do you know of any reasons why the screen and sound do what they do? and how do i fix it

Asked by mayney93 9 years ago


Games now laggy but shouldent be.=

So most of my games have been laggy for a week now and they werent before. I did a virus scan, malware, almost everything I could find. Call of duty black ops was running fine then it went and stayed below 10 FPS, CoD Black Ops 2 lags and it didn't it stayed below 40. This is a fairly new computer, it is an Alien ware with a Core I5, Nvidia geforece 650M, 6GB ram. I could run these games on fair settings then it just got unplay able. I dont have avg, and I run these games from steam. Thanks

Posted by rockyjroller 4 years ago


VHS to DVD via computer

We have a huge selection of old videocassete tapes from home movies, TV recordings, and feature films that we want to archive onto DVD. I have the software to edit and burn the DVDs, but no way to get it onto the computer. I have a Lenovo 3000 J series, with 1 GB RAM, an AMD Athalon X2 64 2.01 GHz dual core processor, a 250 GB hard drive, and a dual-layer DVD/CD burner. nVidia GeForce 6100 built-in video card. My VCR has only RCA-composite video, but S-Video is possible through an old high-quality VHS camera. Would I need to get a new video card, or just a converter for RCA-USB? Low-budget recommendations would be appreciated.

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


reuse parts of Hp Tx1000 laptop to something useful probaly a tablet as it has a touch screen

I have a HP tx1000 tablet PC. It has some problem with motherboard(common heat sink problem with HP tx1000 series laptops). becuase of which Nvidia GPU is not working now hence laptop is not working. It does not boot up. Is there a way I can create a new laptop/desktop out of all its working components(HDD, memory, LCD, WIFI card,motherboard) without faulty GPU. Is there any way to skip GPU test in BIOS. I wanted to create a 10 inch tablet out of its useful parts. Thanks in advance for your reply/suggestions.

Asked by tarunmanglia 8 years ago


reuse parts of Hp Tx1000 laptop to something useful probaly a tablet as it has a touch screen

I have a HP tx1000 tablet PC. It has some problem with motherboard(common heat sink problem with HP tx1000 series laptops). becuase of which Nvidia GPU is not working now hence laptop is not working. It does not boot up. Is there a way I can create a new laptop/desktop out of all its working components(HDD, memory, LCD, WIFI card,motherboard) without faulty GPU. Is there any way to skip GPU test in BIOS. I wanted to create a 10 inch tablet out of its useful parts using its touch screen. Thanks in advance for your reply/suggestions.

Asked by tarunmanglia 5 years ago


CPU Overheating? Answered

I have an Acer Aspire x1700 that I am trying to fix. I have replaced the 220w psu with a Seasonic 250w because this model is known to have bad power supplies (it wouldn't power on at all with the original psu). I also replaced the original thermal paste since I removed the heatsink/fan to clean it. When I got everything back in and plugged it in, no power. I read that the graphics card (Nvidia Geforce G100) can sometimes fail and cause the pc to not power on. I removed that and turned it on. This time it had power and booted normally to the Windows desktop. After about a minute the cpu fan became very loud, like a jet taking off, then it completly shut down. Could I have not applied the thermal paste properly and it was overheating?

Asked by Arya42 3 years ago


Just how fast can a 2.6GHz Pentium 4 go?

Well I have gotten a 2.6GHz Pentium 4, on the socket 478 with stock cooling, to go as high as 2.94GHz before the system starts to hang. I believe I have the Core voltage set to 1.875v, and I am running windows XP home edition. the system specs (other than the cpu) are: -Ram-1gb in four slots -HDD's-Fujitsu 10gb and Maxtor 10gb -Mainboard-Asus P4GBX -Video-Nvidia Geforce (2?) pci card -Cooling-Stock pentium 4 cooling aparatus and 2 case fans -PSU-350W Enermax The cpu is just a standard socket 478 pentium 4 that has a stock speed of 2.667GHz Has anyone gotten theirs to go any faster?

Posted by zack247 7 years ago


Do i have to change/add anything at my gaming pc?

 Specs: -Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme 3; -CPU: Intel Core I5 3570k 4.8GHz OC w/ CoolerMaster V8 GTS Cooler; -GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX480 2GB SC; -RAM: 16GB Mushkin 2600 MHz OC; -HDD: Seagate 1TB(that`s enough for me); -PSU: Sirtec HP 750W; I am very curious if i have to change something at my pc.Do i have to change anything at it? Or add something else maybe?If yes,can you show me some things that i could change at my pc but cheap?I want them cheap beaucase i spent lots of money in it and i dont wanna spend lots money again.

Asked by zombieshawn 4 years ago


How to speed up my PC and Internet connection?

Speeding up PC and Internet Connection, My PC has slowed down a bit, my internet connection is not as fast as it use to be. Viewing videos are choppy and slow, pages do not come up as fast and when downloading movies it takes for ever. I have High speed DSL through SBC my wireless connection speed is at 150Mbps but my download speeds are anywhere from 25kb/s to 60kb/s. How can I speed this upI am running an older PC it has the 520 Intel pentium4 processor with hyper-threading tech. Processor speed is 2.8GHz L2 Cache 800MHz Front side bus and NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT video card. How can I speed up my PC and my internet connection?

Asked by Black63diamond 8 years ago


RC transmitter/receiver technical questions

I have a few questions regarding the data rate of normal RC transmitters. Roughly how often does the processor in the transmitter scan the inputs? Each individual channel only operates at around 50/60 Hz, can this easily be increased? I've heard that there are digital servos operating on a frequency significantly higher than 60Hz, do they still operate on the same 60 Hz input? How noticeable would a refresh rate of 5Hz be in the position of the servo when it is in use on a performance model (i'm told that a program the executes in 1/10th of a second appears instantaneous)? Can a 100% duty cycle pulse be supplied to a servo to make it move faster, if the correct position signal is supplied when it reaches the right place? Thanks for any replies. (does anyone know where to find the pinout for the nvidia gt330m graphics card)

Posted by The Skinnerz 7 years ago


System interrupts causing problems?

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with Intel i7, 8gb memory, 750gb hdd, and 2gb Nvidia video card that is about 3 years old. I've never had any problems until recently. When I play audio or video, there is a lag in the sound and everything freezes for less than a second. It does this anytime, even when just browsing the internet. I watched the performance monitor in the cpu section and there are usage spikes in 3 of the 8 cpu usage graphs when it lags. I think it comes from system interrupts, but I don't know what it means. I tried turning off audio enhancements, as some suggested for this problem, but it did not change anything. I have not made any recent changes to my laptop, so I don't know why this has just started. Any suggestions?

Asked by Arya42 3 years ago


Windows 7 explorer becomes unresponsive Answered

Sometimes my computer glitches and  I am not able to click on anything that has to do with the windows explorer process (desktop icons, taskbar programs, etc.)  I have tried ending the explorer.exe process, but i cant start it back up again because starting explorer.exe opens an explorer window (my computer, my docs, etc.).  The only way to fix this is by restarting.  Does anyone know how to prevent this?  The laptop I'm on is a Dell XPS L501X (i5 460M, 4GB ram (2x 2GB) NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M (1GB))  I am running Windows 7 home premium 64-bit EDIT:  This problem got weirder...Now it happens less frequently, but the problem goes away if I open Revo Uninstaller (maybe because the UAC message refreshes the explorer process?).  Does anyone know if that is the reason?

Asked by budabob07 7 years ago


My new monitor will work with my computer, but not my laptop, help!!?

Hi, When i say new, i mean new-hardly used, i used it a bit before moving and its been locked away a few years up till now. I got my Asus VW192T monitor out, spent an hour looking for the D-Sub cable which for reasons unknown were packed in a different box, and hooked it up. Immediately my laptop gets acknowledgement of the monitor, and the display mode changes, it now has a second monitor in the screen resolution options, and acording to my laptop, the monitor is working, however, through all of this, the monitor has remained in sleep mode, when i turn it on, it just says no signal. i spent hours changing settings, and fiddling around in the nVidia control pannel to change my laptop resulotion as well as the asus monitor resolution, restarting the computer each time, but nothing. I then go get the old packard bell computer, which now is over 14 years old, hooked it up and immediately the monitor is working, so theres nothing wrong there. In the past ive been able to connect my laptop to a mates computer via d-sub port, as it only has d-sub and i havent got a hdmi, it worked fine. Clueless, i searched for a driver which i perhaps did not have, but as it turns out, no drivers exist for this monitor, so now i am clueless. Additionally, i cant access any boot menue options in regards to the monitor, like booting in safe mode or anything, because my own laptop monitor goes black until windows has loaded, when the monitor is connected. can someone please help me out? why wont my monitor work with my laptop? the laptop is a toshiba qosmio x500, the graphics card is Nvidia GeForce360M, the old packard bell computer has no graphics card.

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 5 years ago


I GOT A NEW LAPTOP :D

YO IBLES!I've been saving up FOREVER and finally got a new vessel.Funds not only came from actual manual labor.... My Dad approved a plan of mine. Most of our computers are from the Windows 98 - Early days of XP era. He let me sell our SEVEN old computers so that I could get new ones for the family. Deal is, I get mine first :DSo, enough with the story... The laptop is an ASUS G50Vt. Specs:Centrino 2 Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz ProcNvidia GeForce 9800M GS 512MB320GB HDD4GB RAMWindows Vista Home PremiumThis thing spins circles around my 5-year-old Pentium 4. Best of all, it didn't break my bank; a computer like this is generally in your $1200+ range.Pics below. Tell me what you think!

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


What should I do with all my old computer parts? (besides throwing away/recycling.)I h?

I have a few old computer parts, and nothing to do with them. Here's what I have 3 old motherboards, 1 working socket 478, 1 broken, 1 pentium 3, not sure. 1 old nvidia agp video card, might be working 5 cpu's, 2 working laptop ones, a 200 something mhz pentium pro, a 533 mhz celeron, broken pentium 4, probably broken athlon 64, unknown pentium 3 4 modem cards, all working, I think 2 laptop motherboards, 1 broken, one working but missing pieces, 3 broken hdd's, 1 2.5", 2 3.5" lots of sticks of ram I have no extra working hard drives or power supplies, so I can't use any of the parts. Any Ideas on what to do with them? I've already used some of them for a contest on Guru3D.com

Asked by ben_k 8 years ago


Temporary computer feezes? Answered

We have an old computer that we used forever and it has everything on it.  We are now experiancing a serious issue.  It has a small Nvidia graphics card, 2 hard drives, one SATA, one that other big cord.  I just dusted it and checked for improper cooling, but it is fine.  I let it idle for a while and here is what happens. I have Task Manager running with the performance tab up.  It freezes for exactly five secconds, and the hard drive stops.  Then it runs for exactly five seconds again.  Each time it has a CPU spike which every time shows as 84%, no RAM change is seen.  Any idea's, we can't get the wifi to work for some reason so I can't get any programs for it I don't think, unless maybe I can flash-drive it.  Anyway, it seems very odd that it is exactly 5 second's every time.   One other thing, we had this uniblue registry booster thing come on and it kept asking us to buys stuff, and we never had a problem before that.

Asked by jj.inc 6 years ago


Problems with Modern Warfare 2 (PC)

Ok so i just bought MW 2 on Steam and after i installed it and clicked play on single player, it would crash. I can hear the Infinity Ward Logo do that spinning thing, and then it crashes.  I get the IW4SP.EXE error.  In the past 3 days, ive been able to play single player once.   When i try to play multiplayer, i get the menu screen for multiplayer but i cannot move my mouse into the menu (I have two monitors).  I tried unplugging my second monitor and i still couldnt move my cursor.   I tried all of the "remedies" online and nothing seems to work.   My PC specs are 8GB of ram, Intel i7-2720QM @2.20GHz, Windows Pro, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M (Updated it the day before getting the game).  HP ElietBook 8560w any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have no where else to turn and I'll be really mad if I spent 15 bucks on a game I got to play once. Thanks!!

Posted by sjo232 6 years ago


Ubuntu 14.04 / Kubuntu 14.04 graphics issue?

This must be just me, I cannot find any info on this weird problem: After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old Compaq Presario C700 (w/ 2GB RAM and a new 120GB xbox HHD (2007 vintage)), every time I open firefox or google chrome, the screen will go completely blank after a few seconds and the only way to make the screen come back on is to close the laptop and open it again. That makes it go into sleep mode then I can wake it up again. However, unity window manager appeared to have crashed and window borders and decorations are gone,along with the sidebar and everything except whatever windows were open at the time. The screen also has redrawing issues (things get drawn but do not refresh and go away, leer around after, say, a windows is closed.), and going into the CLI and running the command "unity" and "compiz" to restart it does not fix it. After updating everything, I still had that issue, so decided that ubuntu+unity wasn't worth messing around with anymore since I thought it was a unity thing not running smoothly on intel GMA (although 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, and 14.04 worked perfectly fine previously! I had to reinstall ubuntu because I screwed up all the partitions on the drive when I did a HHD transplant. (200MB for linux, 110GB unallocated space, little bit of swap.)). Anyway I decided to try kubuntu w/ much lighter KDE, and was pleased to find out IT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM! X-( since it works perfectly fine w/o firefox running, I tried to disable hardware acceleration, nope, didn't work. I tried to use google chrome, nope. didn't work. All that did work was chromium, but I prefer chrome over chromium for... reasons. Chrome actually was working fine until I changed the theme of it and enabled the  This kind of reminds me of all the issues I had with Nvidia drivers vs linux... I am a bit afraid to screw around with the Xorg stuff, thats how I bricked linux in the long-forgotten past w/ Nvidia graphics. I will do whatever is necessary if anyone has suggestions.

Asked by -max- 3 years ago


Why will my PC copy of Mordern Warfare 2 not play right/at all???

Ok so i just bought MW 2 on Steam and after i installed it and clicked play on single player, it would crash. I can hear the Infinity Ward Logo do that spinning thing, and then it crashes.  I get the IW4SP.EXE error.  In the past 3 days, ive been able to play single player once.  When i try to play multiplayer, i get the menu screen for multiplayer but i cannot move my mouse into the menu (I have two monitors).  I tried unplugging my second monitor and i still couldnt move my cursor.  I tried all of the "remedies" online and nothing seems to work.  My PC specs are 8GB of ram, Intel i7-2720QM @2.20GHz, Windows Pro, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M (Updated it the day before getting the game).  HP ElietBook 8560w any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have no where else to turn and I'll be really mad if I spent 15 bucks on a game I got to play once. Thanks!!

Asked by sjo232 6 years ago


Annoying GPU problems

While playing games and namely online games on my computer my GPU seems to crash at random times but always during actions. While playing World of Warcraft during some boss fights and in a handful of areas where the colors consist of mainly whites blues and dark grays they screen will distort all colors, freeze, and then eventually just turn black and not come back on until I restart the computer. Motherboard: Asus P7P55D EVO Processor: Intel i7 860 (Quad) Memory: 8.00GB GPU: EVGA GeForce GTS 250 PSU: 1000W Windows 7 64bit I checked the GPU and CPU temps and they are running at normal levels GPU stays around 40-42 without load and gets to 54-56 under load and CPU is 50 idle and 62-64 under the max load i could put it under which was only about 40% or so. I'm just trying to see what could be causing it to crash at such inconvenient times. I have updated the drivers and searched the Nvidia and EVGA websites for any other people having similar problems with no luck.?

Asked by Wabba86 8 years ago