Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz
My question here is can I use the onboard graphics for a second display?
Why not just run the second off your 8600 GT? Unless you have some hacked up version of the card that only has one connection on it, it is more than capable of running two monitors (usually a combination of DVI, VGA and HDMI or s-video).
Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy
I don't think generally this is possible with PCI-E motherboards.
More than possible. ATI/AMD has had it for quite a while on motherboards with their chipset and onboard video known as SurroundView, ATI Hybrid Graphics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
all it takes is any ATI card to enable it (and it works very well). Nvidia also has it but only works with specific chipsets and video cards, Scalable Link Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and more and more laptops are coming with the same thing mainly on the newer i3 and i5 based ones, using the integrated Intel graphics (integrated in the CPU) for general use and switching over to the dedicated video (seen it with both ATI and Nvidia cards). Not sure if this will or does work with the desktop versions of these CPU's, haven't seen any reports one way or the other yet.