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Graphics Cards

Hey i have a slight problem. im usually the pro with computers but these cards bother me. i has a P.O.S graphics card with not crossfire or anything good (i got it just to use my computer till i saved up for good one) the i have this $300 card with just about everything. i was wondering if i could use one card for one monitor and one card for another. i dont think i can but im hoping.

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Graphics Card?

I have portal for the computer but I cant play it because I dont have a good enough graphics card. Is there a way that I can get around this without buying a new graphics card? preferably a free way please.

Question by swagramp    |  last reply


Better Graphics?

Ok, is the ATI Radeon 9000 Diablotek graphics card better than the Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family onboard graphics? Specs: Pentium 4 2.5 GB DDR2 Ram Asus P5KPL-AM EPU Motherboard 80 GB Seagate Baracuda HDD YEAH!

Question by sci4me    |  last reply


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

Question by michaelgohjs  


best graphics

I think the game with the most graphics are metroid (newer ones) and zelda twilight princess

Topic by robertjames    |  last reply


Graphical Search

Once again I am complaining because the graphical search is missing. Last time I just overlooked the button, but now I don't think it is there at all. If anyone can somehow find a way to get the old search back it would be much appreciated.

Topic by pgd5000    |  last reply


graphics card

All right i have a PCI graphics card and was wondering; if i purchase a card that has a VGA port and a TV-out/s-video will it work if i don't have a hole for the TV-out? Here are pics Current: http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc04899nr8.jpgFuture: http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tvoutexamplesvideocardskb4.jpg

Topic by Coffee bean    |  last reply


Graphic Design

I'm from Bangladesh, we are online base photo editing company, we provide all type of image editing services such as clipping path, photo retouching, color correction and related services. Can anybody to say me how can I got my potential client? Thanks in advance!

Topic by rustam203    |  last reply


Some USC Graphics

.  Here's a few graphics that others have done. .  Visit us at https://www.instructables.com/group/usc/ . Credits Finest Foozle Award - Goodhart Lives - 1: Darwin Award - Goodhart Future Darwin Award Winning Ibler - Yokozuna Future Darwin Winning Ibler - Yokozuna Future Darwin Award Winner (Black) - Yokozuna

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply


Custom skateboard graphics? Answered

Anyone know a printing method, professional or at home, that could produce a print for a custom deck on a skateboard? I would have to be hard wearing but i am stuck on what to do. I want to build a Matell Hoverboard look a like skateboard. any ideas are most welcome! thanks

Question by joearkay    |  last reply


Graphical search gone

I haven't looked too much at the new site, but the thing I noticed immediately was that the graphical search button is missing. I don't know if there was a big reason for removing it, but it was really useful for finding good 'ibles. Please bring it back.

Topic by Xerillum    |  last reply


Artsy Graphic Equalizer

Here's a new way to visualize music. I never really understood the thrill of watching the bars light up and turn off in response to music, but this is much more entertaining. via Wooster Collective

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


graphic display on lcd

Hello I used a processing sketch that shows a graphic form of information recieved from a pulse sensor. I would like to take that information and display it on an lcd screen. I don't know how to take that data and send it out of processing and into the lcd, so I could really use some help! thanks

Topic by Noaber    |  last reply


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.

Question by pianoman99a    |  last reply


Graphics Tablet Handwriting Recognition?

Hi, I have just recieved a Tust slimline design TB-5300, I have set it up, really easily, and I was wondering about hand writing recognition. I went to: Control panel> Date, Time, language and regional> regional and language> Languages> Details> Add. And it was not possible to select handwriting recognition. So I went My computer> add or remove programs> Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003> change> add or remove features> selected "Choose advanced"> Next> Office shared features> Alternative User Input> Handwriting> Run from my computer> update. It came with the computer so I didn't have to insert a disk. I still can't select "handwriting recognition. Please help, Nutrition Man AKA Flannel UK

Question by NatNoBrains    |  last reply


Help understanding Vector Graphics

What are they? How do you create them? (in Adobe and CorelDraw graphic suites) Can a photo be saved as a Vector graphic? Thanks group. jt_stuber

Topic by jt_stuber    |  last reply


idea for a cheap graphics tablet

I thought of an idea for a cheap graphics tablet type devicefirst read these 2 pagescathode ray timinglight penthe idea is to find a way to rig up a light pen(i don't think they sell them any more) and to use a cheap 5in b/w tv as the surface or mount a crt monitor in a cabinet at a drawing desk angle please give me feed back

Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard    |  last reply


Home made Graphic Equalizer

I'm trying to make a Graphic Equalizer to go on my wall and will move to the output sound on my Computer, i have soldered all the LED's, but i'm having issues with the main board!?! i'm not fully sure how to make at and what i will need, plus i can't find the coding anywhere for the mircochips.Please Help,I will be posting a step by step guide once finished and tested.Cheers,Weeby-Vuit

Topic by weeby-vuit    |  last reply


Canceling memberships and Graphical Search

We had some bugfixes go out last night, should be an improvement on the following issues: - Graphical Search is working again - Pro-membership tab shows Paid membership details again, so you can cancel if you so wish or check the status - Fixes to editor that got broken due to fixing things If you have issues, post them in the Bugs forums.

Topic by frenzy  


Pc graphics card help

Hey all.i got sort of a problen with my compute i bought a new computer,the problem is that good quality games dont work on it,here's my pc specs *my have a intel core 2 duo processos *2gb ram *500gb hard drive *a gma3100 graphics card *windows xp professional service pack 2. So what do youll think the problem is?graphics card maybe.anyway i install the game,then i open it up,it shows the start menu,i click on the play game,then the hour glass comes next to the pointer and then it just stop and close down but the computer is still on.help me please

Question by Salesh  


modifying *game & watch* graphics

I'm not sure now if this is even possible after surfing a whole day and haven't found a thing. What I want to do is to somehow change the shapes of electrodes of what the black graphicks of oldschool lcd games are made of. Are there some sort of chemicals whitch can erase old graphics and something to draw the new ones connected to old connections. Or are they cut out some magnetic transparency film. Well, if somebody has a clue where I could find few hints to get started I would be grateful.

Topic by ottkosmoses  


Graphic Design table on a budget

So after seeing all the drafting table instructables and multitouch displays I think Ive decided to make a hybrid with a desk that has an inlayed box holding the multitouch display that can rise up and out of table at an angle similar to the drafting tables found on here. I would then use a wall mounted monitor to free up space on desk for old school pencil drawing. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas or issues they could think of right off the bat to help me in the brainstorming process. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Happy making!

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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.

Question by budabob07    |  last reply


Graphical Search has stopped working

The Graphical Search link has stopped working. I've tried it in both FF and IE8, and nothing happens in either browser when I click the link.

Topic by RavingMadStudios    |  last reply


Is there a way to set graphical search as default? Answered

I like the new Instructables layout, but the new search feature... not so much. Is there a way to set the graphical search as the default search?

Question by nickodemus    |  last reply


Can you help me with this graphic? Answered

Hello ! This is screenshot from the movie "The Martian" and I want to make such graphic with my Raspberry Pi (the market one). Is there is a tutorial or something else. Thank you !

Question by Konstantin Dimitrov    |  last reply


clocking my PC's graphics card ?

I clocked it to 113MHZ thats got to be good is it or not

Question by albylovesscience    |  last reply


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                        << video type>> 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......

Question by aravind r p    |  last reply


How to make a light graphic tablet?

Hi, im new here. I saw that this site has a lot to offer, but i cant find anything that can help me. What i want to make is a light graphics tablet ( not a PC tablet).  Stylus is used for drawing, and only one color can be used (black or something else, depends on background).  I dont want it to be software dependable, because you can only write on with stylus and erase what you've drawn with a button/rag/something third. Thanks for help in advance P.S. : Something like this but without all software http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glxVwCXTmeM&feature;=player_embedded#!

Question by mkereta    |  last reply


Help ID t-shirt graphic

Ok community, you have come through in the past and I have another burning question.  Help me ID what movie, song, band or school this shirt is based on.    The shirt is from the 80s or 90s and the picture is below:

Topic by jim_2000    |  last reply


GUITAR HERO custom artwork graphics

Hello fellow builders! i have been an ible's member for a while now... i am coming here today to offer up a cool item that i have been getting some good response about.i am a graphic designer trying to branch out... and make a living. I have a vinyl cutting machine .. been doing some custom guitar skins for guitar hero.I will cut vinyl for anything you could imagine, but these skins seemed to be pretty popular.What do you guys think? Comments welcome.here is a temporary page that shows what i do.If you are interested, please contact me and we can work out whatever you need.I can cut you something that NO ONE else has!!!![mailto: flea@toomanymorons.com]

Topic by fleanine    |  last reply


Graphic / Interactive Designer wanted for Instructables.com

This position has been filled!We need a designer to make Instructables better, more fun, easier to use and nicer to look at. We're looking for the best talent we can find and then we'll figure out how to make it work for both parties. You don't have to be available for full time work and you don't have to work in the office or even in the same country.Great visual design skills are our most important criteria. You'll also need to be able to turn your designs into cross-platform CSS and XHTML that integrate with our existing style sheets. Some level of Flash experience will also be required.Please send your cover letter, rates and portfolio to iwannawork [at] instructables [dot] comWe look forward to hearing from you!

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What is a good graphic card for Windows 7 Notebook 4BG 64 Bit i5 for Bitcoin mining ?

I am a beginning bitcoin mining and want to set up my Asics note book to start out to get the biggest bang for the buck.  I don't have extensive computer knowledge but I learn as I go. Here is what ya need to know about my pc:  Asics Notebook K52 with Intel Core i5  2.4 Ghz  4Gb currently has Intel  (R) Graphics Card. I will be using GUIMiner to mine. Appreciate help from you folks. 

Question by judy.kojadinovich  


how can i make a drawing tablet and pen for pc from a optical or laser mouse?

Ive been trying to figure out a way to make a graphics tablet with a pen for photo shop& gimp using either an optical mouse or a laser mouse . think i just about have it figured out . i would just like to have some input to see what you guys think

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Converting a design to basic lines?

Okay, here's the deal. I want to put this design on the blade of a knife I'm making (the design is the USNA class of 2013 ring crest). Before I can do that I need to have a stencil made of the design so I can etch it on the steel. But, the design is to complicated (all the shadowing and such). So I need to clean it up, get rid of shading, shadows, all that. How would anyone suggest I do that? I gifure I'll have to do some editing in a photo editing program, what program? And how do I do it?  Thanks for any help, I'm not a computer graphics person at all, so explain it like you would to your grandpa (no I'm not old, just not computer smart) Oldanvilyoungsmith

Question by oldanvilyoungsmith    |  last reply


my screen scrambled up after a download. shut my comp down and restarted, but now screen will not come on at all. help?

After downloading a couple of programs, I went to open and install one and my screen image scrambled up. So I manually shut down my computer and then after a minute turned it back on. I can see that the computer's power is coming on but the screen is not coming on at all. I tried plugging in a different screen but that screen would not come on either. Someone told me they thought maybe my graphics card died. Any advice?

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Printing my logo designs onto a usb flash drive any ideas?

Hi guys, I need to print some white graphics onto a flat black USB flash drive, I've included a picture.  I'd prefer to do this using a silkscreen process of some sort. Do you have any ideas about the most efficient way to get this done. I want to avoid Pad printing because of the high cost. I have 200 to print on both sides (400 prints total). Let me know what you think, thanks!

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Need help with an ati firegl graphics card

Hello all I am in need of the collective experience of the instructables community you see I have a ati firegl graphics card but no 6 pin power cable so therefore I am unable to use it in my pc if anyone knows how to bypass or rig a power cable I would greatly appreciate it Thank you  fidgety2

Topic by fidgety2    |  last reply


Remove the *entire* instructables header, NOT just graphics

As requested by  https://www.instructables.com/member/weblionx/. No, I don't know why either. But hey, who am I to judge? You need greasemonkey and, optionally for firefox, the stylish addon. Install and enable the following scripts:http://userstyles.org/styles/15029http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/59367Please note, you will need to either stay logged in all the time (so keep cookies on!) or else disable these scripts to be able to login, use the forums, and upload new instructables and the like, unless you type the urls directly - laborious!Please let me know of any bugs.

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What graphics card should i get? Answered

I have a compaq SR1620NX . Right now it has a integrated graphics card (ATI Radeon XPress 200) which sucks. What new card should i get. I'll spend up to 150ish US dollar. Specs: 3 PCI slots 1 PCI Express x16 slot 2ghz processor 1.5 Gb RAM

Question by The Red Button    |  last reply


what is the best graphic card for my PC?

My PC specs are : motherboard : BIOSTAR PURO HI-FI A85W processor      : AMD A8 APU 5600K Quad core 3.60 Ghz RAM                 : 8 GB OS                   : windows 7 ultimate 64-bit VGA                 : ATI RADEON HD 5570 HDD                : 1 TB If i wan't to change my graphic card for best gaming result what is the best VGA card should i buy? 

Question by eydie kevin    |  last reply


What graphics settings for Crysis 1? (PC)

Yeah, more computer stuff :D my specs are: GFX: AMD radeon mobility hd 5470 CPU: AMD 1.8 triple core 3 threads. RAM: 8gb windows 7 home premium 64-bit thanks in advance, if you do not know, tell me what you run it on and what settings. thanks! -the puppet

Question by Fred the evil puppet    |  last reply


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.

Question by -max-    |  last reply


How can i increase my laptop's graphics capabilities?

I know laptops can't have their graphics cards replaced, and overclocking doesn't make a huge performance difference and is dangerous. but, thinking outside the box (which is what this site is about) what other ways are there of increasing the graphics abilities? 

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