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sohan_92

In the zone
offtopic: Can I just point out that Windows 7 is so damn easy to use than Windows 10. Although 10 is more friendly to use with touch but you don't get to know what is going on behind the scenes in the OS. The settings are non intuitive.


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It is easy because you are acquainted with the windows 7. Otherwise I will say Windows 10 is also easy. You just need to google the issue.

but you don't get to know what is going on behind the scenes in the OS.

Care to elaborate?
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
It is easy because you are acquainted with the windows 7. Otherwise I will say Windows 10 is also easy. You just need to google the issue.



Care to elaborate?

Yes see thats the thing , you need to google everything. While transitioning from Vista to 7 there was no such thing.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
"Video Controller=Unknown video card"
I think your laptop graphics card is gone.

@Flash bios info is independent of any driver install.If the bios itself is unable to report a particular hardware component then most likely it is a hardware fault.

Edit:see the below posts,it seems no laptop reports name of installed graphics card so there is no way to use BIOS to confirm whether card is working or not.
 
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Flash

Lost in speed
Nope. Same error
Oh. it worked for me though.
Check in BIOS, if you see
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something like this.

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SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
"Video Controller=Unknown video card"
I think your laptop graphics card is gone.

@Flash bios info is independent of any driver install.If the bios itself is unable to report a particular hardware component then most likely it is a hardware fault.
I don't think that's for nVidia GPU. See the reported vram. If it went kaput, it won't show up at all much less show vram amount.
I think its reporting the iGPU but not detecting it correctly.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
I don't think that's for nVidia GPU. See the reported vram. If it went kaput, it won't show up at all much less show vram amount.
I think its reporting the iGPU but not detecting it correctly.
I checked my own laptop bios with nvidia card & couldn't find any mention of it but then compared to screenshot of bios settings posted by @theterminator my bios doesn't even have 10% of those settings or info.Maybe somebody with a dell laptop with graphics card can confirm if dell bios shows graphics card info when everything is running fine.
 

Gauravs90

geek........
My friends own Dell, Viao, HP laptops and none of them allow to choose graphics in BIOS. Even I own High End MSI laptop and it dosen't allow me to choose. As laptops route Video through IGP only even with dedicated GPU's.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Not talking about choosing graphics in BIOS,I am interested in knowing whether dell laptop(or any laptop) bios reports the name of installed graphics card.
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Not talking about choosing graphics in BIOS,I am interested in knowing whether dell laptop(or any laptop) bios reports the name of installed graphics card.
A very important and good point raised by our Friend.
In my case of DELL Inspiron 14 5447 laptop, it's a big NO.
I had checked all the parameters within the BIOS,but no such report about installed GPU.
 

BhargavJ

In the zone
Same with mine: Dell Inspiron 15 3537. Doesn't have any settings for choosing the GPU; doesn't have the name of the card either. As with Whitestar, my laptop also has hardly 10% of settings that are shown in the previous picture.
 
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theterminator

Wise Old Owl
i think the gpu is dead & this il leave it dead. atleast the laptop is functional with intel graphics. the previous one was non operational once the gpu was dead & I paid ₹21,000/- to replace gpu, Lcd , dvd writer & 1 year complete cover. This time im not shelling that much money.


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true_lies

Ambassador of Buzz
I am getting weird green and pink artifacts when playing videos on any browser, see images attached. YouTube on Chrome and Opera works fine but not on Firefox. Other websites when viewing videos give me those artifacts on all browsers. Doesn't seem to be a hardware issue coz i can play some old games fine.
Laptop in question (8 GB RAM + 250 SSD on Windows 10). Happening only on my laptop, not on Desktop (Windows 7).
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whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Many browsers by default use graphics card acceleration for online videos which may cause issues like above when there is some conflict between browser & graphics driver.You can try disabling graphics card acceleration in browsers(use google) & use cpu processing only for online videos.
 

true_lies

Ambassador of Buzz
Many browsers by default use graphics card acceleration for online videos which may cause issues like above when there is some conflict between browser & graphics driver.You can try disabling graphics card acceleration in browsers(use google) & use cpu processing only for online videos.
Disabled hardware acceleration and it's all good now. But it only started happening for last 2-3 days, never before. Why now? Didn't change any settings before, always kept at default.

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