Does video card affects CPU performance?

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  1. JuicyCafe

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    Good day!
    Computer crashed last week, I with a tech did some troubleshooting and found out that the video card and PSU is defective and not working. I am buying the PSU next week but couldn't afford one video card at the moment, I want to use the computer for some things like checking emails, watching a movie and some dvd burning. My question is, will it affect the performance of the computer without the video card? I hope some techie can answer my question. TIA!
     
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    Unfortunately I'm not an expert on computer hardware Narci. However, I'm not sure that you will be able to watch a movie on your PC, if your video card is not working.
     
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    As far as i know yes, it will be affected if theres a problem on video card. Because video card helping your computer to show a good resolution for images or monitor features. As we all know for gaming computer it is adviseable to have a high video card because the higher the video card the better resolution for the computer. Hope this will help.
     
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    if you're into graphics, then its necessary.
     
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    As far as I know, video cards are needed to show a good video output on your monitor.
    If you don't have a video card, you might not even use your computer properly.
    I suggests you to get a motherboard with a built-in video card. Although you can play high end PC games using this type of video card, at least, you can manage to use your computer properly.

    @ownedbox
    Basically, you don't need a high end video card for graphic works.
     
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    you will see the difference when you use gimp or ps when you only have the built in vc
     
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    how on earth it does harm to CPU , the video card itself is a CPU in its own way specially made for graphic purposes ,


    i does not harm the CPU unless u follow all the criteria , i mean if the models and make does not made to work in tandom , then it can harm but normally it does not :)
     
  8. Kay

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    Narci, I would suggest you check out this article at NewEgg on what a video card does and what you need to consider before buying one.

     
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    The video card is the very thing that enables you to see something on your PC monitor.

    No video card = blank empty PC monitor

    I suggest you buy the replacement video card, right away ;)
     
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    Thanks for all the replies! I couldn't buy one video card at the moment, however I have a built in video card in the motherboard. The movie graphics still good though. But the text and others is not really good at all if you don't have any video card. So I guess it's better than nothing. Thanks everyone.
     
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    It depends on how high is the capacity of your built-in video card.
    Mine is 250MB and as far as graphics and texts is concerned, it do look fine.
     
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    I don't know where to look for the capacity. Would you tell me where? Btw, my motherboard is MSI k9vgm
     
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    Open RUN and type "dxdiag" (without the quotation marks).
    Then on the window that shows up, look for the Display tab.
    It will definitely show in this page.

    Here's an example:

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    here is mine. Lol. 64.0MB. Thanks for sharing GekiDan.
     
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    No prob, JuicyCafe aka Narci. :D
    I'm just glad I have helped you.
     
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    yes, it affects the CPU performance. because good video cards shares the processes related to a particular executions and give a space to CPU to execute other programs. thats why video editing companies spending huge money on special devices to reduce the execution cost.
     

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