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How long does a GPU and CPU last? [on hold]

How many years does a GPU and CPU last before they malfunction and one has to buy a new computer if you have a laptop or replace it if it's a desktop?
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Ubuntu 14.04 & AMD 14.6 Driver issue R7 260X

Okay I have searched and for some reason I am just having problems installing the Beta driver 14.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. This is my second installation today as I messed up my last one following other ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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can ubuntu have drivers for 2 different gpus

can ubuntu have drivers for 2 different gpus I have a geforce gt730 and I want to Get a geforce gtx560 and I need to know if I can have both drivers
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Cannot boot into GUI

Cannot boot into GUI at all. Was working for awhile but I think something happened awhile back, when I plugged my TV into the HDMI port on my laptop. After trying a ton of solutions like ...
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Athlon 5150 drivers

what is the best driver for the Athlon 5150 for general use? and does one exceed in areas where the other falls short?
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how do i overclock a nvidia gpu without using coolbits or bios

how do i overclock a nvidia gpu without using coolbits or bios my bios does not support gpu overclocking and there is no option in the xorg configuration how would i overclock my gpu my specks are ...
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What is the GPU driver i am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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Steam gives error on startup, serveral games don't run

on ubuntu 14.04 when starting steam I get the following error: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. For more information visit ...
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What are the non-gaming benefits of a dedicated GPU? [closed]

I am getting ready to purchase a new computer. I don't do any gaming really at all. I mostly will be compiling code, editing video and pics, compiling apps, etc. I do like good graphics performance ...
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How to check my GPU in NVIDIA site?

At http://www.geforce.com/drivers there is a button called Auto detect GPU. It should automatically show drivers for my GPU. It requires java but java doesn't seem to work in chromium. I installed it ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: How do I know if I'm using my NVidia 740M when playing games?

I currently installed Wine and I'm successfully playing Diablo III. However, when I check my FPS, it's around 40 FPS. My computer is an ASUS X550LB with 8GB of RAM and an NVidia GeForce 740M. I ...
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Intel GPU error on 2008 macbooks

After writing this all out I realize that its long as hell, so I've gone through and split everything into sections. BACKGROUND: A few years into owning my macbook I decided Mac OS was beginning not ...
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NVIDIA drivers mystery!

I have had problems with NVIDIA drivers for a while. Now I got a problem: In additional drivers I get 331.113, as this link http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/80533/en-us shows, it is ...
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Video acceleration in Ubuntu Touch media player

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 2013 tablet, which has an Adreno 320 GPU. In Android for that platform, the media player uses the OpenMAX API to get hardware acceleration for videos. I notice ...
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enabling discrete gpu and choosing which gpu to use

Hi all since this is my first post here. But not my first time here. I have used askubuntu a lot, the last few weeks and i have found answers to many questions i had. Unfortunately since im a linux ...
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Required proper installation/configuration for a dual-GPU setup

The machine configuration is as follows: CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 (with built-in basic Intel GPU) Motherboard: Gigabyte B75M-D3H (has 2 PCIe slots that can be used to install GPUs) RAM: Corsair ...
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What is the best way to install graphic card drivers?

I have a 64bit laptop with two grapgic cards (and one of them is Nvidia). In application Additional Drivers there was nothing under the tab "Additional drivers". So I wondered - should I download GPU ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Doesn't Display Correctly

This is a fresh install. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to switch back to ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...
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AMD A4-5300 and GPU computing on BOINC

I have an AMD A4-5300 APU, which is a dual-core CPU and GPU. It is OpenCL capable. I am trying to get BOINC to recognise the GPU but it seems unable to. Log (snipped): [---] Starting BOINC client ...
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Screen Garbled When Trying To Install

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install on an HP TouchSmart 320 PC with an integrated AMD Radeon HD 6410 gpu. First I get a purple screen with Ubuntu in the middle but then it goes ...
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How to fix:Chome GPU Process crashing after upgrading 14.04 t0 14.10 and hardware acceleration not supported in Chrome

chrome://gpu content Log Messages GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process crashed! GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process crashed! GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process crashed!
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About my GPU- is it integrated?

Here is my grephics card output on lspci | grep VGA: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1) I did not buy my computer, but I heard, so it has integrated graphics card. I want to know- is ...
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How to increase Graphics peformance in Ubuntu 14.04 running as a guest in VIirtual Box?

I'm relatively new to Linux, I have played around with Ubuntu for 6 months but not a Linux Expert so please try helping in newbie terms I have Ubuntu 14.04 Running as a Guest in a Windows8.1 Host ...
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AMD Catalyst not showing anymore

After some coming and going from open source to proprietary graphics, I'm not able to launch catalyst control center anymore. At the additional drivers I can see that the proprietary drivers are ...
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Recent 14.04 updates break GPU folding

Just installed the latest updates (on 2014-12-11) for Ubuntu 14.04. My "Folding at Home" client no longer uses my GPU, a GForce GTX 680; the FAHControl GUI just shows "Paused: waiting for idle", ...
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Ubuntu Hybrid Graphics automatic switch

My notebook have an integrated gpu (intel HD) and a discrete gpu (AMD Radeon 8850M). Looking into the ubuntu documantaion here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics I tried using ...
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Third screen on different gpu

I have a HD7850 GPU in my rig, with 2 screens attached, now i want to add my older HD7770 and a third screen. the third screen will run off the HD7770. I know this works on windows, but is this also ...
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SGminer not recongnizing multiple GPU's

I'm not being able to mine with my 4 GPU's; I'm only being able to mine with my GPU that is connected to the monitor. When I put sgminer -n in the terminal it recognizes 1 GPU maz. I've already tried ...
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ASUS laptop overheating when using Ubuntu

I've got major problems while running Ubuntu. When I have my NVIDIA GeForce card enabled, the temperature of the processor is really high. Just a little web browsing rises it up to 70 degrees celcius ...
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Is there any library file for video conversion in ubuntu using GPU?

Everyone I want to know is there any built in library file for video conversion using GPU not CPU in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? And is it possible to convert videos using the CUDA language?
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GPU, Dota 2 or RAM problem?

I knew that i used bleachbit to free my memory.I ticked it accidentally and did it.After i did that, the computer seems to slow down.A few days later i felt that it became slower, so i did a new fresh ...
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I have two laptops of the same model with same gpu. WebGL works in chromium in one but not the other

I have two very similar laptops of the same model number. One of them use webgl in chromium while the other cannot, and I cannot figure out why. Some back story: My old laptop developed unrelated ...
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problems installing gpu driver

after running the installation of the driver i get an error that i need to install some prerequisites found in the fglrx-install.log file and there i found this NOTE: If your system has logged the ...
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Redirect GPU hardware output?

I'm wondering if it's possible to redirect GPU power to make it look like it's appearing as an External Device? I have Intel Integrated GPU, and I also have Nvidia Integrated GPU with CUDA support, so ...
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force crash nVidia GTX Titan without sudo

Any idea how to make a CUDA-enabled nVidia GTX Titan crash on Ubuntu 14.04, without root access? There must some CUDA code that can do that. Like a sort of for bomb perhaps?
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Can AMD A-Series APU support OpenCL?

Have spent a lot of time on this one one but can't find an answer here. Ubuntu 14.10 clean install. AMD A10-7700K APU with Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics x4. 1) Started with the xserver open-source wrapper ...
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14.04/13.10 Complete Freeze and needs hard restart

so I had Xubuntu before and things were good, I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 now. After the installation is done, im just at the desktop opening random things after a minute less or more everything ...
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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...
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How to configure Multiple Mult-Headed GPU Cards?

I have a late 2011 Alienware Aurora R4 with two video cards: GeForce GTX 590 Driving three 27" HP2711 monitors GeForce GT 520 Driving one 32" Sharp AQUOS About a year ago I attempted to install ...
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Enable graphics in headless server using VNC

How do I enable graphics acceleration support in Ubuntu Server 14.04? I am using VNC with simple Xfce window manager, and would like to run OpenGL enabled applications inside of it. The server has ...
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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the ...
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Laptop screen goes black, but laptop still running

I have an old Asus laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sometimes the laptop's screen goes black, but the laptop keeps running. It happens when loading a youtube video or websites like GDrive, but not all ...
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Detected a hung GPU, disabling acceleration

on lubutnu 14.04 im getting a gpu hang on lubuntu and when i checked the system log it said [ 2303.921] (EE) intel(0): Detected a hung GPU, disabling acceleration. [ 2303.922] (EE) intel(0): When ...
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Disable NVidia GPU Ubuntu 14.04

I'have searched around for a solution on how to disable my Nvidia GPU 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M LE] (rev ff) (Using lspci command) I have ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Laptop with defect GPU

I am not so experienced with Ubuntu so I have quite some problem to do the following: I would like to install the newest version of Ubuntu on my laptop. I made a bootable Ubuntu USB thumbdrive from ...
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How to find out which NVIDIA GPU I have

I'm trying to use the information in this page to optimize my GPU performance. For that, I need to know which NVIDIA GPU I have. I tried the command sudo lshw -C display and I'm getting the ...
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I can't use proprietary drivers for AMD 8970M (14.04)

I have checked in the additional drivers section but it says I am using manual drivers. I try clicking on trying to use the proprietary drivers but cant select that option. I have tried: sudo apt-get ...
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How to enable Discrete Graphics Card on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't activate my gpu when running Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried to follow the steps here but without any luck. ...