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A piece of computer hardware that transforms binary data in the CPU into the viewable picture on the monitor of a computer. It is typically comprised mainly of memory, a processor heatsink, a processor fan, and a motherboard connection.
Where can you download Pixel Shader 1.1?
Pixel shader 1.1 (and later variants) are hard-coded into the video card and its drivers. If you have a fast processor and a good amount of ram, you may be able to get around the pixel shader requirement by downloading "3DAnalyze" and "Swiftshader 2.0" to emulate pixel shader. More likely, the best option is for you to simply replace your video card with one which has native support for pixel shader. The above answer is dead on target! Let me add to...
How do you find out what kind of graphics card you have?
Do you have an Intel sticker anywhere on your computer? Or an AMD sticker? If Intel, their site can detect which driver you have. 3rd Party Software It's possible to detect your video card using software like "Video Card Detector". It's free, easy to use and can be downloaded from CNET: http://download.cnet.com/Video-Card-Detector/3000-2094_4-76062374.html Another way Press Start and go to Run (if you're using Windows XP). Or, if you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, go to the Search box. Enter "dxdiag" and then click Enter. What is...
Will an 8x AGP video card work in a 4x AGP slot?
It will work, if it is compatible with the signalling voltage on the motherboard (1.5v for AGP 1x, 2x and 4x), but it will only work at up to the 4x that your motherboard is capable of. You may need to change your BIOS settings for AGP= 4x to obtain maximum performance from your motherboard and graphics card. AGP 8x cards run at 0.8v but some may permit 1.5v 4x compatibility. Those folks experiencing problems with 8x cards in 4x slots might...
Asked in Computer Mouse, Graphics Cards
Mouse on my laptop stopped working?
If you mouse has stopped working on your laptop you might of disabled it by accident. If you have function keys on your laptop(Usually a blue key that says Fn) Look on the F keys(very top row of keys) for a little picture that looks like a touch pad and hold down your function key and press that. That should re enable it if you accidently disabled it. If it really did stop working you might be able to get it...
How do you turn on Vsync on your Graphic card?
Start a game, go into the options/settings, click video, click advanced and check "Enable Vsync" Personally I don't see why anyone would want to enable vsync, so don't do it. Alternatively you could go into your driver and find image quality and settings and enable it in there. ...
What is the best software for SAA7130 TV card?
With the original software that it came with. The package should of came with a CD containing the original driver. But if you bought used then i suggest you should go to the manufactures website for back up download if not then contact the company that makes these expansions cards. ...
Asked in Graphics Cards
What does 8X on video cards mean?
8x is referring to the version and speed of the AGP it was created for. There are several different flavors of AGP. AGP 8x is a 32-bit channel operating at 66 Mhz, trobing eight times per clock, delivering an effective 533 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 2133 MB/s (2 GB/s); 0.8 V signaling. ...
Asked in Computer Hardware, Graphics Cards
What is a graphics or video card and what does it do?
A video card is an internal component that connects your motherboard to your monitor. It is usually plugged into your motherboard, and has a connector at the rear of your computer to plug in your monitor. Sometimes the videocard is built-into the motherboard, but it serves the same purpose. A videocard with high memory will improve the speed of your computer, as it will be able to show images on screen faster than a slower one - meaning that the computers CPU...
Asked in Computer Hardware, Graphics Cards
Can a video card be updated from 16 colors to 256 colors?
if you bought the card new within the last 6-8 years or so, it should be able to handle 256 colours no problem. to change to 256 really depends on what operating system you use. and chances are it can do even higher then 256 If you are running Microsoft Windows 95 or abov, right click the mouse on the desktop and then click the "Settings" tab at the top of the window, then you should see a box with different...
Can an Elitegroup motherboard P4VXASD2 v1 with a 4X AGP support an E-VGA GeForceFX 5700LE 256mb 8x AGP card?
Maybe. It depends on the AGP connector type of the motherboard and vga card. The ECS P4VXASD2.v1 motherboard has - I think - an Universal AGP slot ( not Universal AGP 3.0 !!) which can set 3.3 V or 1.5 V signal line voltage. The question is : What AGP connector does a vga card have ? Because of we are speaking about an 8x AGP card now the card connector type can be : AGP3.0 (in this case it won't...
Asked in Windows XP, Graphics Cards
How can you find out if your graphics card is causing problems?
Graphics The best means of locating the source of any computer related problem is by the method of elimination. If you have access to another graphics card then I would advise you to install it and see if you get the same problems. Reinstalling graphics cards drivers does very little. Every time you install graphics card drivers you should remove the old drivers. If this is not done, you can encounter conflictions and possibly reduce the efficiency of the card. Another way if you...
Asked in Computers, Computer Hardware, Graphics Cards
What is a virtual port?
A virtual port is a software emulation of a port which normally would be present in hardware. This is most commonly used with modems and printers. Many internal modems emulate a COM port. When modems first became common by far the most common type was an external modem which plugged into a serial port (a COM port) in the back of the machine. Nearly all of the early dial-up networking applications were written with the assumption that the modem could be found...
Asked in Graphics Cards, The Difference Between
What is the difference between nForce2 and GeForce?
The difference is that GeForce is a chipset for graphic cards and nForce2 is a chipset for motherboards ;-) ...
Which motherboard is best for graphics software?
This is a tough question to answer for a couple of reasons. First off: There are a lot of motherboards to choose from and there isn't really 1 out there that is absolutely the best. Intense graphics design requires some of the best hardware you can get and the motherboard is only 1 of many things to decide on. The Video Card, Processor and RAM are probably the most important things you will need to choose. The higher the frequency of...
Asked in Motherboards, Graphics Cards, Linux Ubuntu
How do you install a PCI card on Ubuntu?
This really depends on what you're installing (ex video, sound, modem, etc.). Once the PCI card has been physically installed the hardware should automatically be recognized by ubuntu. Ubuntu includes a wide variety of generic drivers that should allow you to use the device. If it is not detected google ubuntu and the model number of your hardware there is likely to be documentation for its installation ...
Should a PCI video card work on a 8X AGP Nvidea motherboard?
The PCI video card should work, but you may need to change a setting in your BIOS to recognize it. Enter "setup" when the computer starts, and look for a setting about video options. There is usually a setting indicating to seek an AGP or a PCI video card upon startup. NO! A pci video card will only fit into a pci slot in a motherboard. Likewise an agp will only fit into an agp slot. They are completely different. Both...
Asked in Motherboards, Graphics Cards
What is the function of an AGP card?
AGP card is one of the types of video card available. Nowadays, almost every CPU has one AGP card slot. AGP cards are automatically detected as in-built video cards when connected to AGP slot of system. They provide better resolution than onboard/integrated video. Most of the systems have option to change video from AGP to integrated and vice versa. Other types are PCI and PCI-Express cards. PCI-Express are fastest and support high end resolutions for gaming systems. ...
Asked in Video Games, Graphics Cards
What are some PC games without the graphic card requirement?
A Africa Corps vs. Desert Rats (XP only) Age of Empires + Expansion Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings + The Conquerors Expansion Age of Empires III + The Warchiefs + The Asian Dynasties (Everything high, 1360×768, no shadow and shaders set to low. Win7 and MD 1.1) Age of Mythology + Titans Expansion Aggression - Reign over Europe (Using 3D Analyze: all textures work but too slow. FPS is unplayable status. Try Swiftwshader) Aion Online AirStrike 3D II Alien Shooter Alien Shooter 2 Alien vs. Predator 2...
Can nvidia geforce fx5500 support call of duty?
Depends on which version of Call of Duty you are referring to. FX 5500 cards are old (more than a decade at this point, being produced in 2003), and don't support any of the hardware acceleration modes needed by modern games. I suspect that a 5500 FX will support the original 2003 Call of Duty, probably Call of Duty 2, and maybe Call of Duty 3. It absolutely will not work with Call of Duty 4 (and all of the subsequent versions under...