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Video lag and display driver blue screen of death.

Ok, so i have an i5 processor with 6GB of RAM on windows 7. System runs fairly well. I am a notorious tab hoarder on my browsers and I have a dual monitor setup with a 19" monitor and a HDMI connected TV for netflix and what not. Whenever I watch videos i get lag issues and more recently I'm getting display driver shut downs. Should I add a video card (currently do not have one) or is there anything else I can do?
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  1. I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.
  2. KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.
  3. Best answer
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s
  4. KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252
  5. Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252


    I'm glad to be of help!

    That's a little lower in strength, as it's a r7 240, but it will nonetheless be a good quality card. If you can afford the r7 250, it'd be worth the little extra. But either or is fine :)
  6. KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252


    I'm glad to be of help!

    That's a little lower in strength, as it's a r7 240, but it will nonetheless be a good quality card. If you can afford the r7 250, it'd be worth the little extra. But either or is fine :)


    exactly what I needed to know. its only 30 dollars different, might as well get the more powerful one. Thanks again.
  7. Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252


    I'm glad to be of help!

    That's a little lower in strength, as it's a r7 240, but it will nonetheless be a good quality card. If you can afford the r7 250, it'd be worth the little extra. But either or is fine :)


    exactly what I needed to know. its only 30 dollars different, might as well get the more powerful one. Thanks again.


    No problem! It's about a 40% different

    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2048&gid2=1911&compare=radeon-r7-240-1gb-gddr5-vs-radeon-r7-250-gigabyte-1gb-gddr5-oc-edition

    And if you feel like we've helped, be sure to select a solution :)
  8. KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252


    I'm glad to be of help!

    That's a little lower in strength, as it's a r7 240, but it will nonetheless be a good quality card. If you can afford the r7 250, it'd be worth the little extra. But either or is fine :)


    exactly what I needed to know. its only 30 dollars different, might as well get the more powerful one. Thanks again.


    No problem! It's about a 40% different

    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2048&gid2=1911&compare=radeon-r7-240-1gb-gddr5-vs-radeon-r7-250-gigabyte-1gb-gddr5-oc-edition

    And if you feel like we've helped, be sure to select a solution :)



    Solution selected. I know you have better things to do than compare gpu's for a rando on the internet but...

    What about this guy. R7 250 with 2gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127763
  9. Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    Packnic said:
    KyleADunn said:
    I would definitely suggest adding a video card. Integrated graphics can only go so far, especially with dual monitors.

    Given a budget, and your system specs, we can recommend you a good choice.


    Thanks!

    Budget: under $50 would be nice under 100$ for sure I would think. the system is a Dell machine, don't want to invest too much when it works semi-well under low load

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Home premium - V. 6.17601
    Intel i5 760 @2.Ghz
    6 GB Ram


    And I was wrong apparently I do have a video card. Now the problem goes deeper.

    Display - ATI Radeon HD 5450


    Anything else more specific you need to know?

    Suggestions welcome.


    For under $100, I'd recommend the r7 250! Previously known as the HD 7750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMfevbigu78CFc9j7AodQwEA7g&Item=N82E16814551012&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814551012&ef_id=U6iS8gAAAfxsuw4P:20140710171930:s


    Kyle you've been a great help. What would you say about this one? Decent newegg reviews and can be had for around 60 dollars after rebate. ddr5 1gb

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103252


    I'm glad to be of help!

    That's a little lower in strength, as it's a r7 240, but it will nonetheless be a good quality card. If you can afford the r7 250, it'd be worth the little extra. But either or is fine :)


    exactly what I needed to know. its only 30 dollars different, might as well get the more powerful one. Thanks again.


    No problem! It's about a 40% different

    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2048&gid2=1911&compare=radeon-r7-240-1gb-gddr5-vs-radeon-r7-250-gigabyte-1gb-gddr5-oc-edition

    And if you feel like we've helped, be sure to select a solution :)



    Solution selected. I know you have better things to do than compare gpu's for a rando on the internet but...

    What about this guy. R7 250 with 2gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127763


    Don't worry about it! haha

    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2050&gid2=1911&compare=radeon-r7-250-2gb-ddr3-vs-radeon-r7-250-gigabyte-1gb-gddr5-oc-edition

    The 1gb GDDR5 beats the 2gb DDr3 by appx. 25% according to the source. So, I vote the Asus (though it says Gigabyte on the benchmark, the model is basically the same) :)
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