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Windows 7: Motherboard supports integrated GFX card processor doesn't?


28 Aug 2012   #1

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Motherboard supports integrated GFX card processor doesn't?

I've been reading the specifications of my mobo and processor.. (Available in specs)

Motherboard allows integrated graphics card:
Quote:
Graphics SpecificationsIntegrated Graphics
Yes
ARK | Intel® Desktop Board DG41WV

But Processor doesn't:
Quote:
Graphics Specifications Integrated Graphics
No
http://ark.intel.com/products/37212/...800-MHz-FSB%29

So what does this mean?
Will the integrated graphics card slot work or...?

I tried once..but the monitor wouldn't show anything so I connected back to the gfx card.. Not sure if there's a setting to change in the bios.

I'm dumb at these..so, any thoughts appreciated

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28 Aug 2012   #2
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Yussi, you board has integrated graphics but the CPU does not. There is a GPU chip built in the board. Some Intel CPUs have a GPU built in them, yours doesn't though. The integrated will still work but you may have to enable it in your BIOS if you also have a dedicated GPU card.

Most BIOSes will disable the onboard GPU when you put a card in the PCIe slot.
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28 Aug 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yussi, you board has integrated graphics but the CPU does not. There is a GPU chip built in the board. Some Intel CPUs have a GPU built in them, yours doesn't though. The integrated will still work but you may have to enable it in your BIOS if you also have a dedicated GPU card.

Most BIOSes will disable the onboard GPU when you put a card in the PCIe slot.
Thank you Gary! I was expecting a reply from you

and ummm where do I find the settings in the bios?
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28 Aug 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, all are different. It should be in something like hardware settings, onboard devices or something. you may have to check under all the various menus to find it. Do you have a separate GPU card? It may have options for which graphics device to initialize so pick the one you want to use.

You're welcome too. I'm off to la-la land, I've been up all night and it's 6Am here.
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28 Aug 2012   #5

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I know the question's been pretty clearly answered, but just for info- unless you have 3 monitors or any specific reason to have your integrated graphics enabled (like if you're flashing your main GPU), there's not much it'll do for you.
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28 Aug 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well, all are different. It should be in something like hardware settings, onboard devices or something. you may have to check under all the various menus to find it. Do you have a separate GPU card? It may have options for which graphics device to initialize so pick the one you want to use.

You're welcome too. I'm off to la-la land, I've been up all night and it's 6Am here.
Thanks again Gary, I hope you enjoy your time in the la-la land

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onesixski View Post
I know the question's been pretty clearly answered, but just for info- unless you have 3 monitors or any specific reason to have your integrated graphics enabled (like if you're flashing your main GPU), there's not much it'll do for you.
Thanks for the information provided.

I actually just want to check if it works
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28 Aug 2012   #7

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Success!

I checked the settings in the bios and found it
Named "Integrated G-- something"

Thanks again Gary all these months I thought my mobo/processor does not support onboard graphics.

Marking as solved........
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28 Aug 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yussi, you board has integrated graphics but the CPU does not. There is a GPU chip built in the board. Some Intel CPUs have a GPU built in them, yours doesn't though. The integrated will still work but you may have to enable it in your BIOS if you also have a dedicated GPU card.

Most BIOSes will disable the onboard GPU when you put a card in the PCIe slot.
I have been wanting to see if there is any difference in my integrated graphics than my video card. I enabled onboard in bios, but when I plug in, it still doesn't work. From your message above, I would need to take the graphics card out of the slot for onboard to work, is that right?
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28 Aug 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I have been wanting to see if there is any difference in my integrated graphics than my video card. I enabled onboard in bios, but when I plug in, it still doesn't work. From your message above, I would need to take the graphics card out of the slot for onboard to work, is that right?
I thought I would have to do that as well but no, just go to your bios and change the settings from "Auto" to "INTG graphics". I'm not sure of the words that will be displayed in your bios, but it should be something like that.
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28 Aug 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yussi, you board has integrated graphics but the CPU does not. There is a GPU chip built in the board. Some Intel CPUs have a GPU built in them, yours doesn't though. The integrated will still work but you may have to enable it in your BIOS if you also have a dedicated GPU card.

Most BIOSes will disable the onboard GPU when you put a card in the PCIe slot.
I have been wanting to see if there is any difference in my integrated graphics than my video card. I enabled onboard in bios, but when I plug in, it still doesn't work. From your message above, I would need to take the graphics card out of the slot for onboard to work, is that right?
Set the Initiate Graphic Adapter to IGPU, turn off your PC, plug in your video cable, restart your PC. That should do it.

If you get it working, install the Intel driver, so that you can use the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel.

You don't need to remove the graphics card, as it goes into the idle mode, when the IGPU is selected in the BIOS.
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