Posts Tagged ‘nvidia’

Disable Nvidia Telemetry Tracking on Windows

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Privacy Protection is a never-ending task; there’s always some new threat on the horizon to deal with.

Telemetry — read tracking — seems to be everywhere these days. Microsoft pushes it on Windows, and web and software companies use it as well. While there is certainly some benefit to it on a larger scale, as it may enable these companies to identify broader issues, it is undesirable from a user perspective. Part of that comes from the fact that companies fail to disclose what is being collected and how data is stored and handled once it leaves the user system.


Why are nvbackend.exe and nvstreamsvc.exe Running in the Background?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

An intelligent answer to an intelligent question …

Video card driver packages ship with a truckload of programs and drivers of which only some are required to operate the card at maximum performance. When it comes to Nvidia cards, it is recommended to update drivers regularly as they may improve the performance or stability of the video card.


Reduce the Fan Speed of NVIDIA Geforce Video Cards

Friday, December 10th, 2010

This sounds like a pretty cool trick … but gamers would probably find it more useful than those who use their PCs for business …

I recently bought a new shiny NVIDIA 470 GTX for my main computer system. Since this was the first purchase in nearly two years I had to do some research to find the best card for me. And that meant a video card that would be almost silent in 2D mode but powerful enough so that I can play games that I want to play. I finally decided to buy the Zotac 470 GTX AMP version which got rave reviews about its speed and working noise, or more precisely the lack thereof.


AMD to Ditch ATI Brand

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Just a few years ago, AMD used to be one of the major players in the graphics card market … but now they’re gone. Such is the nature of the tech industry; the leaders seem to change every five years or so.

AMD has decided to kill off the ATI brand, synonymous with high performance graphics cards, to bring them under it’s own brand instead.

AMD acquired ATI four years ago and pledged to preserve the brand at the time.  Now though, market research for the company has suggested its own brand is well known enough to take over.