Apple iMac A1225 desktop computers from 2008 came with the notoriously unreliable Nvidia 8800GS graphics card that burns out and turns the iMacs into bricks. Getting a new Nvidia 8800GS graphics card costs about $650 for the part. Getting a used one on costs about $300. Is there a cheap alternative -- something that costs, say, $50? As I understand it, the only alternative is the ATI 4850, which go for about $300 used. Yet I find it hard to believe that there are no other graphics card options.
I'm in the market for a new 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'll be maxing out the RAM and flash storage. Should I spend an additional $100 to get the model with discrete graphics? Would there be any benefit at all from doing that? Or will the integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics be sufficient? The discrete graphics option is an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. [more inside]
PhillyPhilter: I need the services of folks in Philadelphia who might be able to fix or at least diagnose a busted laptop on short notice. Seemingly randomly, my high-end Clevo-style PC laptop started to show random visual artifacts when in Windows... and then even when booting up the BIOS... and then freezing horribly. I have no idea what is going on, and I have two academic manuscripts that are coming up to being due. However onerous, I could go to the university library to work on this, as I have all of my work backed up. Unfortunately, I have the misfortune that I am going to be traveling out of my area starting this weekend, for almost a full week. So I need help fast if at all possible, and I would prefer not to mail this damn thing to Michigan where it came from if I can avoid it. Where can I turn to in Philadelphia for this kind of PC laptop fixing service?
Would the addition of a decent graphics card turn my workaday PC into a competent NLE workstation? [more inside]
What is the best gaming-appropriate desktop video card available right now for under $200? [more inside]
I have Deus Ex: Human Revolution installed via Steam. It runs perfectly... at 800x600. Any higher and it gets choppy. I can run higher resolutions with the lighting effects turned off. Does that mean I can make it better with a new graphics card, with more shading units or whatever you call it? Or is my old-ass Athlon X2 CPU more to blame? [more inside]
I own two monitors with twine inputs - HDMI and VGA. Why can't I find a graphics card with twin HDMI outputs? Are HDMI connections inferior? Or expensive? Or uncommon? Or splittable like USB? Or...?
I'm looking to beef up the graphics card on my Shuttle XPC but I'm limited to a 300W power supply, a single slot PCI-Express and a budget of under £100 (~$160). What cards would you recommend? [more inside]
Help me pick and install a graphics card for a Dell Inspiron 545. [more inside]
I installed a new video card and power supply in a new desktop computer, but the machine had problems (restarting occasionally for no obvious reason over a few weeks) and now the card seems dead. I need help figuring out what has gone wrong! [more inside]
I'm thinking about upgrading my computer. I was wondering if there was a motherboard that had a better - or at least comparable integrated graphics card to mine, a GeForce 8400GS. [more inside]
About a year and a half ago my graphics card crapped out. I'd like to replace it at a level where I can play modern games again, but not necessarily at the highest graphics setting. I've never replaced a graphics card before, so I'm not sure what I'm looking for in terms of purchasing and installation. Specs for my system inside... [more inside]
My dad's desktop screen looks like a kaleidoscope... [more inside]
I'd like to replace the nVidia GeForce 7300 graphics card on my 2006 Mac Pro with something better. Unlike this previous AskMe, I don't need a current-generation card, nor am I doing heavy-duty video. In fact, I'm hoping to spend $50- $100, which presumably implies buying an older card on eBay. What would be the best bang for the buck in that tightwad pricerange?
I think it is time to upgrade my PC, can I get by with just upgrading the graphics card or am I seeing bottlenecks elsewhere? Also, what's the card to get? Specs inside. [more inside]
How do I upgrade my computer to fit high profile video cards? [more inside]
I think my graphics card is broken...how do I fix it? [more inside]
Will modern graphics cards with two DVI ports (or one DVI and one VGA) and an HDMI port allow me to use dual monitors plus a TV (or 3 monitors) at the same time? [more inside]
Do I have the wrong graphics card for my system? [more inside]
My laptop computer won't play nice with my new widescreen LCD monitor. Would an external graphics card or ExpressCard help? [more inside]
Lenovo g460 graphics auto-switching? [more inside]
GraphicsCardCADFilter: Can someone give me a crash course in Graphics cards vs. RAM? [more inside]
BrokenLaptopFilter. Bad News: the graphics card in my laptop died. Good News: the part is a Nvidia MXM II modular card and is replaceable. Bad News: I replaced the card (didn't forget the thermal paste) but the laptop does a hard reset about 5 seconds after getting to the desktop. [more inside]
Dual monitors with a DVI splitter in XP but they're acting screwy. [more inside]
My graphics card is overheating. How can I make it stop, or alternatively turn off the warning message? [more inside]
Help me find an inexpensive PCI-E graphics card that closely matches the TV-OUT capabilities of the fried Asus 6800GT that it's replacing. [more inside]
My roommate is trying to build a computer on the cheap, giving me the perfect opportunity to sell him my BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT and purchase a nicer graphics card. I don’t know squat about buying a graphics card, and I have just spent an hour on newegg.com looking at cards and I can’t bring my self to commit to any one particular card. I was hoping the hive mind and its infinite wisdom can point me in the direction of a particular card that is compatible with my computer. [more inside]
What is a cheap graphics card that is still better than my ATI Radeon X300 and will my old desktop be able to handle a more modern card? [more inside]
This evening, I've begun noticing intermittent graphics glitches and flakiness on my MacBook Pro. I'm well familiar with the slow and painful graphics card death that can plague Macs, and I'm wondering- What's the best to diagnose whether that's truly the issue? [more inside]
Why won't my computer post? [more inside]
iMac 24 - 2006 version; graphics card has failed, and I would like to replace with a card model from one of the newer iMacs, is this possible from a hardware/driver perspective? What are some of the caveats I may encounter? Thank you.
Major crashes with OS X 10.4 (on a G5 iMac). Bad hardware? It looks like I'll have to take it in for repairs, but maybe there's a software fix? [more inside]
I need a new graphics card for my G5 2.0Ghz. [more inside]
VideoCardFilter: Is the VGA out on my video card dead? [more inside]
HardwareFilter: trying to revive an old computer. Help me defeat the psychedelic screen of death. [more inside] [more inside]
I have my eye on a new computer. I have the choice between including a 256Mb GeForce 6600 or a 256Mb Radeon X700. For an avid gamer, I have no idea if the latter is worth the extra £50. Is it?
I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to replace the old AGP card in a Dell Dimension 4100. The new card doesn't work. I know I need drivers for both the card and the Intel motherboard, and I'm having trouble finding the motherboard drivers. [MI] [more inside]
I finally took the plunge into Linux (Fedore Core) and almost everything went perfectly, except for my screen. Using a sony laptop with a ATI Raidon 345m graphics card, which I have found is not directly supported by Sony or ATI. However, any linux techies know how to fix it? I can view stuff, but FC likes to reduce my screen size and if I mess around to make it bigger, then the enlarged screen image burns onto my screen which I'm guessing is not a good thing in the long run. Anyone help or solved this problem in the past? (Also assume while I know a lot about Windows, but know nothing about the functionality of Linux).
My machine is a dinosaur (Win 2K, 700Mhz processor,) and after installing a new graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400, 64MG), I'm having bizarro problems that never happened when I was just using the factory (ATI Rage Pro, 32MG) installed card... (more inside) [more inside]