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Windows 7: Can I use onboard graphics with graphics card

30 Aug 2014   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Can I use onboard graphics with graphics card

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


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30 Aug 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

No, usually one can't use both onboard and add-in graphics adapters, by adding the plug-in card the onboard automatically gets disabled, at least on all the computers I've done it with.

Some newer CPUs do have things combined such as AMD CPUs that include ATI video, usual quick explanation of making things that way is for speed. AMD owns ATI Graphics.
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30 Aug 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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I was wondering is it possible to use onboard graphics from my motherboard and use my graphics card at the same time?
Almost certainly No. How would you benefit?
The on board graphics uses the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) which is built into the CPU package. This is quite common for on board graphics.
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30 Aug 2014   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes you can, you can use your IGPU for an additional monitor. I run two monitors of my 760, and a third off the IGPU.

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Enable multi monitor as shown in my BIOS pic. The benefit is my 760 will go to a lower power mode when not gaming etc. If I hook all three monitors it will not go to the lower power state. With the lower power state the cards temp is 8-10C lower at idle.


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30 Aug 2014   #5
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
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
Most recent Intel cpu's have the graphics integrated into the chip (some don't). I guess 'dependent' means mobo onboard gfx if the cpu supports this.
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30 Aug 2014   #6
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Yes you can, you can use your IGPU for an additional monitor. I run two monitors of my 760, and a third off the IGPU.

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Enable multi monitor as shown in my BIOS pic. The benefit is my 760 will go to a lower power mode when not gaming etc,,,If I hook all three monitors it will not go to the lower power state.
enabled it and i still does not work. The monitor I am using says it has no signal. I thought it may have been the monitor or the vga cord. But when I unplug the cord from my motherboard or the monitor itself. It says the cable has been disconnected so the cable and monitor are working I believe. Do i need to download some drivers for the onboards graphics after enabling these settings. Also when I enter my bios not all my bios options fit on screen at one time. Is their anything I can do about this
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30 Aug 2014   #7
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
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
Most recent Intel cpu's have the graphics integrated into the chip (some don't). I guess 'dependent' means mobo onboard gfx if the cpu supports this.
Thanks
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30 Aug 2014   #8
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
I was wondering is it possible to use onboard graphics from my motherboard and use my graphics card at the same time?
Almost certainly No. How would you benefit?
The on board graphics uses the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) which is built into the CPU package. This is quite common for on board graphics.
Well my monitor only connects by VGA and my motherboard does not have a vga port.
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30 Aug 2014   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

bigboi972, download the drivers from the msi site

MSI Global - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Motherboard, Graphics and more

Your motherboard has the vga(dsub), and dvi

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30 Aug 2014   #10
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
bigboi972, download the drivers from the msi site

MSI Global - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Motherboard, Graphics and more

Your motherboard has the vga(dsub), and dvi

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I attempted to do this I got an error message saying that my computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. I attempted to download the vga drivers from the website
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