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Windows 7: Can I use onboard graphics with graphics card

31 Aug 2014   #21
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

sorry I was unable to continue trouble shooting yesterday I will continue with the steps you provided including filling out my system specs in more detail


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31 Aug 2014   #22
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No problem. Take your time and we should get it going for you.
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31 Aug 2014   #23
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
I was wondering is it possible to use onboard graphics from my motherboard and use my graphics card at the same time? Also my motherboard states that the onboard graphics is dependent on the cpu. What exactly does this mean how does my cpu effect the onboard graphics
Do you mean Hybrid CrossFireX/SLi? That's what keep IGPU and Discrete GPU from working away from each other and instead work together to gain performance boost.
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01 Sep 2014   #24
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's similar on some nVidia cards. I have the 630M, which supports Optimus, meaning that my laptop uses onboard graphics for the system and applications, while the nVidia card is used for more graphically intense stuff like games and HD video.

And as far as I know, aren't all motherboards required to have some kind of onboard graphics or something. I mean, if you don't have any onboard graphics, how do you install Windows and the driver required for the actual video card?
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01 Sep 2014   #25
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Okay, I was hoping for an error code with it.

Lets try this. Power down and remove your discrete card. Power up into your bios and set it for IGD and go into windows. Then try installing the latest vga driver from MSI. If this works, the power down and re install the discrete gpu.
I have updated my system specs. Now can you tell me if my cpu allows for onboard graphics. Also I wonder if I was to disable my GPU in the windows device manager will it then reinstall or attempt to install the onboard drivers ? Also their is a dvi port on my GPu if I purchased A DVI TO Vga convertor
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01 Sep 2014   #26
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Okay, it is confusing if we have the right cpu that we are talking about. I asked for the cpu-z screenshot to verify. Looking at your updated specs if this link is right, it has no onboard graphics

ARK | Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1230 v3 (8M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
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01 Sep 2014   #27
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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01 Sep 2014   #28
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

And the graphics tab will confirm..it seems you do not have a cpu with graphics
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01 Sep 2014   #29
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

aww that sucks o well. my gpu has a dvi port if I buy a dvi to vga cable would that work
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01 Sep 2014   #30
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, the adapter will work.
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