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Video Card Under-Performing

Recently, I had to deal with an issue where a video card was under-performing. This was an odd issue and was really the first time I have seen this particular problem. I did quite a bit upfront research on this and it turns out there are multiple reasons why a video card may be under-performing. Let’s get right into the causes and solutions for a video card that is under-performing.

Video Card Clock Manually Set Below Standard

This is one obvious thing to look at first. Nowadays, most video card driver software allows for you to lower the clock speeds below standard. Alternatively, the video card speeds can often be changed in the BIOS as well.  So, one of the first things to look at is whether or not the clock has been manually lowered in the BIOS or in the video card driver software. read more

The Best Mobile Graphics Cards in Laptops

Laptops have come a long way from the massive boxes they used to be back in the day. From the small form factor netbooks to massive desktop replacements, there are a wide range of situations where a laptop will cover all of your computing needs. Laptop sales make up approximately 16 percent of the PC sales market, according to Statistics Brain, so there’s always a new, shiny laptop model on the horizon. With each wave of new laptops, the mobile graphics cards are also getting better and better, with GPU performance that’s comparable to high-end desktops. Here’s a look at the best mobile graphics cards currently in laptops today. read more

EVGA Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2GB Review

In this post, I am going to review the EVGA Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2GB. This video card has great reviews at Amazon and Newegg, so this card is definitely worth the look. It is also a pretty reasonably priced video card. I will be looking how this card performs in games like Battlefield 3, StarCraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Counter-strike GO. I picked a ton of FPS games since those often can really see what a video card is made of. Let’s get right to it. read more

Best List Of Video Cards – The Top 5 for Your Money

Updated: 4/3/2015

This post looks into the best list of video cards for the money compiled using the specs, prices, performance tests, and user reviews from sites like Amazon, Newegg, and Toms hardware. All 5 of the video cards on this list are solid cards, especially if you are a gamer.

I am sure any of us would love to go out and buy the $600 video card and just be done with it. However, most of us don’t have that kind of money. So, it is often best to look for the best bang for the buck. That is what this list tries to accomplish. Let’s dive right in. read more

The Noob’s Guide to Building a Gaming Computer: 5 Tips to Help You Avoid Mistakes on Your First Build

Since starting Elite Gaming Computers, I’ve seen a number of simple mistakes that a lot of first-time builders make. Most first-time builders have a steep learning curve and so it’s only natural that a lot of them will make these silly mistakes.

However, making a silly mistake is a pretty big thing when building a computer. It could mean the difference between frying your computer and getting a system that works well for a long time. And, so it’s important that you make sure you have a solid understanding of how to avoid this problems. read more