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Gateway FX7026 w/ 8800GT 512MB Video Card / Vista 64 Premium OS

When I turn on the machine, it runs fine (600/900/1500 MHz GPU/Mem/Shader). But after a short time (random - but less than 1 hr) it drops to 400/400/900), and performance drops to match. Even the screen saver looks choppy...sheesh.

This happens when playng WOW or just browsing the internet. Temps look OK (using GPU-Z to monitor), and fans are working.

Any suggestions? This has happened before, and went away. Seemed to come back with the latest Microsoft Updates, although that could be coincidence.

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It is a known issue. It is not a fault with the card, but a power saving method used by Nvidia. If the card is not being stressed, or even if it is, it will clock down to it's 2d speeds. This is fine if you are just surfing the web or other light tasks, but can cause chaos if you are gaming or folding at home.

You can force your card to run at it's maximum clocks in 3d mode by using a program called Riva Tuner. There are several good posts on the net on how to use this fix, but I can't seem to link to them as this site will not allow me??

I am using it myself, as I had the same issue with my 2 GTX 260's.

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I need to download gpu shader 2.0 for my pes 2010 pc to work were do i get gpu shader 2.0 from


Hi.

You may install the Pixel Shader 2.0 Applet by installing the latest Driver for the Nvidia GeForce 9500GT Video Card.

You may download the latest Driver from the below link:

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us&ptid=1&psid=51&pid=0

Open the above page and select the Driver as Nvidia GeForce 9500GT and then select the Operating System.

Download and install the latest Driver.

After you have installed the Driver, restart the Computer for settings to take effect.

Installing the latest Driver should install the Pixel Shader 2.0 Applet.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to contact for further assistance.

Thank you.

Suresh

Aug 10, 2011 | PNY TECHNOLOGIES NVIDIA GEFORCE 9500GT...

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When i connect my graphics card to my pc i get a black screen there is no beeps and i cant even hear an windows sound. when i disconnect my gpu my pc works fine i have tried to disable onboard graphics...


Hello xvanpersiex, these are "Full Specifications" of your [Graghis Card].
"Check this to the 'Specs' of the "Motherboard to see if it 'Supports' the Graphic Card?"
"Try 'disconnecting, and reconnecting' the "Graphis Card"
Verify that 'all' the "Connections" are "Tightly Inserted."
*Go to the Control Panel > Device Manager > AGP Graphic Card > Verify Installed? >
Update Driver! > Restart Computer"

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ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General

  • Device Type Graphics adapter

  • Enclosure Type Plug-in card

  • Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.

  • Interface Type AGP 8x

Processor / Memory
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

  • Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.

  • RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz

  • Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB

  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit

  • Features Avivo Technology

Video Input
  • Type None

Video Output
  • API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
    DirectX 9.0

  • Max Monitors Supported 2.0

  • TV Interface HDTV out

  • Analog Video Format S-Video,
    Composite video

  • Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
    1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
    1.0 x VGA

  • Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP

Miscellaneous
  • Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista

Software / System Requirements
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
    Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
    Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt

  • Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM

Feb 22, 2011 | ATI RADEON X1650 Graphic Card

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I can't play pes 2010 because of gpu shader 2.0


Direct X 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.is what the manufacturers web site says
RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
[for the game]
* Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1
* Intel Core2 Duo 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
* 2GB RAM
* 8GB free hard disk space
* 8x DVD-ROM Drive
* DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 256MB Pixel Shader 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 or AMD/ATI Radeon HD2400 or better)
* DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
* DirectX 9.0c or higher (included on Disc)
* Multiplayer: TCP/IP Broadband Internet connection
* Windows compatible USB Gamepad
* 1280 x 720 monitor resolution

where can i get a "GPU Shader 2.0?"

you need a new graphics card, shaders are a hardware limitation.
you can try to update the card http://www.pcpitstop.com/drivers/download/NVIDIA~GeForce~9500~GT.html i hope this helps you and please vote for me

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Will My ATI RADEON 9550 Video Card Work With GTA IV/4? the boz says: "ATI RADEON 9550 FUELED BY SAPPHIRE" "256MB DDR MEMORY" "WITH TRIXX OVERCLOCKERS UTILITY" This Is The Same As My Video Card:...


these are the specs you need!!
Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
Recommended System Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
  • 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

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I have a nvidia geforce 9400 Gt graphics card how can i overclock


Read this...

You're not going to get a lot out of that card, it's pretty stripped down being a 9400. Anyways, download Rivatuner then after it detects your video card it will update your registry which will allow it to manipulate your video card.

You then use it to increase your Memory and Core clocks, and also the shader clock in VERY small steps. Increase it by perhaps 20MHz then try playing the most visually demanding game that you own and play it for like 5 to 10 minutes and watch for anything out of the ordinary. When you've pushed your card too high there are obvious signs, like random pixels flashing across the screen, textures showing up wrong (colours where they shouldn't be), or your game can simply lag or crash.

Also download Speedfan and monitor your GPU temperature closely. See what it idles at normally, then use Rivatuner to increase your fan speed to somewheres around 75% and make sure that the temperatures don't pass 70C.

Overclocking voids warranties and you can damage your graphics card if you push it too hard. You have to be careful and watch for signs that it's being pushed too hard. Also, you have to make sure that you set your clock speeds back to normal when you don't need the extra power. It's easier on your card then running it at 120% or something permanently.
Rivertuner: http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=riv…
Speedfan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Hope it helps...Good luck

Jul 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hey, I have a hp zd8000 netbook with an ati mobility radeon x600 128mb video card i would like to know if i can run cod4 on it thx.


According to this you can't.
X600 Specs:
http://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityradeonx600/specs.html

COD4 System Requirements

Recommended requirements:
CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual Core or better
RAM: 1GB for XP and 2GB for Vista
HD: 8GB Free Space
GFX: 3.0 Shader Support, Nvidia Geforce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800 or better.

Minimum requirements:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz, AMD® Athlon™ 64 2800+ processor
or any 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor or better.
RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
HD: 8GB Free SPace
GFX: NVIDIA® Geforce™ 6600, ATI® Radeon® 9800Pro or better

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The criterion of a good VGA Card


10 Things you should know before buying a Video Card





Selecting a video card upgrade can be an intimidating task. Unless you've kept up with all the GPU announcements and performance reports, it's practically impossible to know which cards are worth buying.
Graphics processing units, like CPUs, improve year after year, and that means there's a staggering selection of graphics cards available to choose from and retailers just love to place obsolete cards right alongside the latest and greatest. If you're not careful, you could very well end up paying a lot of money for technology that's already a generation behind. Here are 10 things you need to know about video cards before shopping for one.

1. Memory isn't everything
Here's the deal. You need a video card that has a decent amount of memory to play games at high-resolution with quality graphics settings enabled. Good video cards usually have lots of memory because all of that GPU horsepower will go to waste if you don't have enough memory space.
However, the video card manufacturers know that novice buyers look at memory size as one of the main comparison points between different cards, and that's why it's very common to see cards with cheap GPUs sporting 256MB or even 512MB of memory, which is sort of like dropping a 110-horsepower engine into the body of a muscle car. The underpowered card might have some of the right numbers on the spec sheet, but its poor performance will show once the gaming starts.


2. It's all about the GPU
Memory is important, but the real heart of the video card is the graphics processing unit. When you're browsing through video card names, the most important thing to look for is the GPU type, since that little chip is responsible for all of the video card's 3D performance. Today's best GPUs come from Nvidia and ATI, but it's not enough just to buy a video card with a "Nvidia GeForce" or "ATI Radeon" GPU. You also have to pay attention to the model number since Nvidia and ATI label all their cards from the sub-$100, entry-level cards to the AU$800 high-end monsters with the same GeForce and Radeon brand names. Higher model numbers are better, but you should also pay attention to additional modifiers at the end, such as GT, GS, GTX, XT, and XTX, since they often reveal important shader and clock-speed information. Study a few video card reviews or game performance guides to get familiar with the current models to see how they compare.

3. Pipelines, shaders, and clock speeds
You could look at a GPU's clock speed and the pixel pipeline count to get a rough idea of the card's performance level in the early days of 3D acceleration. Today's GPUs have evolved to do much more than brute-force pixel processing. Lighting and other effects that used to take several pipeline "passes" can now run though a shader program to get the same results with fewer passes and less wasted work. GPUs now have specialised processing units dedicated to crunch through complex vertex and pixel-shader programs. Shader units might become an important specification to watch in future video cards as games become more shader-intensive. ATI has recently started reporting the number of shader units it has assigned to each pixel pipeline in its Radeon X1900 XTX line.



For the time being, you can still judge current GPUs by the number of pixel pipelines they have. GPU manufacturers also report vertex pipelines, but we haven't seen any games that bottleneck at the vertex-processing level yet. Entry-level cards usually have four pixel pipelines. Midrange cards have 8 or 12 pipelines, and high-end cards have 16 or more pipelines. Higher clock speeds are always better, but if you're choosing between pipelines or clock speeds, it's usually better to select more pipes over more MHz. Having eight pipelines running at 400MHz is much better than having four pipelines running at 500MHz.
4. Windows Vista and Direct3D 10
Microsoft plans on shipping its newest Windows operating system, Windows Vista, in early 2007. The new OS will feature DirectX 10, an updated collection of functions that software applications can use to access various system resources, including the 3D graphics card. The new version of DirectX incorporates a new version of Direct3D designed to streamline the graphics pipeline by reducing CPU overhead and moving more work to the GPU. Windows Vista will still work with current DirectX 9 video cards, but you'll need a DirectX 10 video card to run DX10-enabled games at the best settings.
We expect Nvidia and ATI to ship their first DX10 cards in the second half of this year, but you don't need to rush out and get one if you're afraid of game-compatibility problems. Game developers understand that it will be several years before the DX10 installation base surpasses the DX9 installation base. All games, including Vista exclusives Halo 3 and Shadowrun, will be DX9 and DX10 compatible for several years after Vista's arrival.
5. It's (almost) always a good time to buy
The fierce competition between Nvidia and ATI has rewarded us with a fast 3D technology development cycle. The GPU manufacturers release a new line of chips every 12 to 18 months, which results in a steady stream of increasingly powerful cards with more and more features. Manufacturers also tweak designs to increase clock speeds and add new features to refresh product lines several months after the initial architecture rollout. Since many new features are forward-looking, such as H.264 high-definition video acceleration and advanced Shader Model support, it might be a year or two before the actual content becomes widely available.
It's always a good time to buy if you don't have to get the best card available. Video card prices fall quickly since new product introductions constantly push older or slightly less powerful hardware into more affordable price ranges. The worst-case scenario is buying a high-end card right before Nvidia or ATI release a new line of GPUs, but even then, you still end up with a very powerful card that will have no problem running the games you want to play for a very long time.
6. You don't need to spend AU$800
The newest top-end cards ship at AU$800 or more, but you can always find several high-performance cards in the AU$350-AU$500 range. This price range usually offers the best performance for the dollar because it includes a mix of current-generation enthusiast-level cards as well as discounted high-end cards from the previous graphics generation. Check out pipeline and clock speed specifications when comparing two cards from different technology generations. If the specs are roughly the same, go with the newer card since it'll have support for more advanced features. Newer chip architectures are also more efficient so you'll get more performance out of the same number of pipelines.
7. Do you have the power?
System power requirements have become a major concern now that video cards have grown into strong, power-sucking behemoths. Video card manufacturers print the power-supply recommendations on the side of the box. The printed number is often slightly higher than actually necessary since it accounts for poor power-supply quality and overloaded systems. Mid- to high-end single cards usually require a 400W or 450W power supply. Requirements for dual-card setups such as a CrossFire Radeon X1900 XTX configuration start at 550W.
8. AGP and PCI Express
Since its introduction two years ago, PCI Express has replaced AGP as the standard graphics slot in currently shipping systems. PCI Express offers two to four times more bandwidth than AGP, and almost all new video cards come in the PCI Express format. The GPU manufacturers throw a bone to AGP system owners once in a while with a new GPU like the Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS, but all the best equipment comes out for PCI Express first.
If your PC system is more than two years old, it probably has an AGP slot. Upgrading to PCI Express will be expensive since you'll need to replace the motherboard, CPU, and memory, but if your system is more than two years old, it might just be the right time to upgrade your entire PC anyway.

This is the video card buyers bible i wll send the other 2 things you should know in a comment...as well as some nice pics and articles.....
I hope this helps...good luck...thanks for rating my effort.....The Fang.

Mar 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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9600GT Vista 64 bit Screen gets No Signal after logon


Make sure that you uninstall the drivers that don't work.Then go to this web site download and install new drivers.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/downloads/pc/swinfo/0,39043052,50002410r-39555174s,00.htm

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Pixel shader 1.1


Hi.

Your problem is with your graphic card.
Seeing that it shows an error of pixel shader 1.1 i can only guess that either you are using video card provided by compaq.

Only solution get a good graphic card.
I suggest one from nvidia.

Oct 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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