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Windows 7: How to use two Graphics Cards

06 Jun 2013   #1
Rohitaar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How to use two Graphics Cards

I have an On-Board Video Card Intel g41 & a GeForce 210.. I need some FPS to play Games.. So I am asking can I use my On-Board & Dedicated Video Card @ the same time together ? SomeHow Or Anyway?
Thanks in Advance...


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06 Jun 2013   #2
NightAngel

7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You are not able to use onboard graphics and a graphics card at the same time.

You can use 1 card to power 2 monitors (and sometimes more depending on the card)
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06 Jun 2013   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NightAngel View Post
You are not able to use onboard graphics and a graphics card at the same time.
Yep. Sorry OP, you are stuck using the GT 210.
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07 Jun 2013   #4
Rohitaar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Thanks..

I guess I am Stuck with it...
Thanks for the Reply...
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08 Jun 2013   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hate to say it but if you want to play games, then you're going to need to get a better video card. The Geforce 210 was the lowest of the low end when it came out, and is barely better than the onboard Intel graphics you already have,

Inno3D GeForce 210 512 MB Review | techPowerUp

Conclusion - GeForce GT 220 And 210: DirectX 10.1 And 40nm Under $80

Nvidia GeForce 210 and GeForce GT 220 Review: Revenge of the Low-End?. Page 15 - X-bit labs
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08 Jun 2013   #6
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

We need a stickie on GAMING rigs, so many people are unaware on what is needed for a reasonable gaming rig these days?

Better than average CPU, motherboard chipset, RAM, Video card, and power supply.

A very good starter kit for a reasonable gaming rig examples here with those 5 items:

AMD FX-8350, Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition - System Build - PCPartPicker

or

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14fZk [Intel variant]
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09 Jun 2013   #7
NightAngel

7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
We need a stickie on GAMING rigs, so many people are unaware on what is needed for a reasonable gaming rig these days?

Better than average CPU, motherboard chipset, RAM, Video card, and power supply.

A very good starter kit for a reasonable gaming rig examples here with those 5 items:

AMD FX-8350, Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition - System Build - PCPartPicker

or

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14fZk [Intel variant]
That card would be a great update to my home rig. Not that I have any complaints from my 5850
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10 Jun 2013   #8
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

My last card was a 5850 and yeah if I wasn't pushing multiple monitors and graphically intense multi-player games, the 5850 would be more than fine, still.

I have it boxed away as emergency replacement, and my 8800 GTS instead is active in my Linux box and doing a swell job, rarely used, any way.
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