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Windows 7: what does this BIOS video setting mean?

20 Aug 2016   #1
paulmars

win 7 64 bit
 
 
what does this BIOS video setting mean?

Dell optiplex 380

In BIOS under settings~video~primary video (note that 'primary video' is the only choice under 'video'. Even when a video card is added (this dell does have integrated video))

"This field determines which video controller will become the primary video controller when 2 controllers are available in the system. The selection matters only if there are 2 video controllers present

'Auto=Use the ad-in video controller' (default)

'ONBOARD/PEG=Use the integrated video controller unless a PCI-Express Graphics (PEG) card is installed. The PEG card will override and disable the integrated video controller

Dont these two say the same thing?

paul


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20 Aug 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Basically yes, but it`s nothing to worry about, as long as the video is coming from the correct source, you`re fine.

I`ve personally never come across a board that had to be manually changed, if you add a card all you`d have to do is install the drivers.
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