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Windows 7: New video care and Lucid Virtu install?

13 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
New video card and Lucid Virtu install?

Hello, I am currently using the Intel HD 3000 graphics with my P8Z68-V MB. I bought a Sapphire HD 6870 and would to set it up with Virtu in iGPU mode. How is this done?

I know how to install the card and drivers but I'm unsure about the bios changes I need to make and in what order to do everything.

If I had to guess, this is how I would proceed.
1- Install card. Do I need to connect the monitor to the card at this point or leave it on the iGPU?
2- Install drivers and reboot.
3- bios changes???
4- Install Virtu and reboot.

Thats a guess. Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

After some searching heres what I did. This is the best guide I found

1-Install video card.
2-Connect monitor to card. bios was already set to use pcie/pci as first boot device.
3-Start computer and install drivers. I installed Catalyst Control Center, Hydrovision and Trixx OC software.
5-Install Lucid Virtu software. Reboot
6-Enter bios and go to Advanced mode>System agent configuration>at this point set Initiate graphic adapter to iGPU and Multi monitor display to enable. This configuration will use the iGPU for regular use and switch to the dGPU when needed. If you want to use the the dGPU and switch to the iGPU for video encoding then set Initiate graphic adapter to PCIE/PCI.
7-Connect monitor to iGPU.
8-Boot to Windows and enjoy.

Ive checked it out in both modes, monitor connected to the iGPU and dGPU, and everything seems to work. I say seems to work because I haven't played a game yet but all the software and drivers are functioning OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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