Questions about integrated on-board graphics, use the graphics-card tag for secondary cards instead.

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How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?

My PC (Compaq Presario) has an onboard Intel 3100 which is pretty lame wbut would be useful for testing on, or a 3rd monitor. I've then got a nVidia PCIx card installed. I can't seem to find a way to ...
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Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously?

I have an old machine I'd like to get running with dual monitors. The pci vga only has only 1 output port. However, I have another output via the onboard video card. Can I leverage both video cards to ...
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Can I force my laptop to use NVIDIA instead of Intel?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 525M and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card; My problem is the default card is the Intel one, and it provides a very bad performance with ...
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Can I run 3 monitors with onboard plus discrete graphics card?

I have an ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with ATI Radeon HD 4250 on board graphics. I'm currently running a 2 monitor setup using the VGA and DVI connections on the motherboard. I want to add a ...
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How to use dedicated video card instead of onboard?

I tried running DxDiag (DirectX diagnostics), and I noticed that my graphics card is set to the onboard one that comes with the Core i5 processor (some Intel HD stuff). On my computer, I also have a ...
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Do I need a video card?

I plan on building a computer with Intel Xeon E3 1231v3 which has no GPU: Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics: None on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard which has an onboard ...
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How can I tell if a laptop's video card can be upgraded? [closed]

Some laptops have integrated video, while others have dedicated graphics. Still others have dual graphics that change on demand. Most laptops have the video components built into the design of the ...
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How do Intel HD Graphics from 2010 processors compare to current low level graphics cards? [closed]

This question is similar to this, but here I'm asking about Intel HD Graphics integrated into 2010 processors in general and graphics integrated into Atom N550 in particular. A site with reviews ...
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How do I upgrade my graphics on my laptop?

I recently bought an HP dv6 6180us laptop. The PDF datasheet says that I have a Radeon HD 6770M switchable graphics card with 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM and up to 4096 MB total graphics memory. How am I ...
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Is it possible to use a nVidia GPU to render graphics if the monitor is connected to the motherboard video port?

I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, which has an integrated Intel HD 4600 GPU; I also have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 TI graphics card; currently, my monitor is connected to the graphics card and the ...
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Intel integrated graphics 4000 with AMD Radeon HD 6850

I upgraded my computer processor recently to Intel I7 3770K which is a great processor but I was wondering if the Intel HD 4000 could do teamwork with my AMD Radeon HD 6850? I was also kind of ...
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How can I make windows 8 to ignore integrated graphics and only “see” the dedicated GPU?

I have an HP dv6 laptop with an an AMD Radeon 7690m XT dedicated Graphics card. The PC came with windows 7 but I recently upgraded to win 8. I updated the drivers to the most recent Catalyst ...
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Where can one find quickly what is the maximum resolution that a graphics card supports?

I'm in the process of replacing two home laptops that have gotten weary with age, with rather simple/cheap desktop computers. Both laptops were unique that they were used in combination with external ...
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Should I get integrated graphics if I already have a dedicated GPU?

I want to upgrade my computer to the new Sandy Bridge CPU's, which features integrated graphics. However, you have to choose between two types of chipsets: H67 or P67. Now since I already own a ...
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How can I force my laptop use NVIDIA instead of Intel?

I have a Lenovo G710 laptop with integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 820M and an Intel HD Graphics 4600 card. My problem is the default card is the Intel one and it provides very bad performance with Windows ...
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How to find out the amount of system memory allocated for the video card?

From the NVIDIA Control Panel: Total available graphics memory: 3839 MB Dedicated video memory: 256 MB DDR2 System video memory: 64 MB Shared system memory: 3519 MB From dxdiag: Display Memory: ...
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Run monitor #1 (VGA) from onboard graphics + monitor #2 (VGA) from PCIe graphics card?

I have an Asus P5KPL-AM IN/GB motherboard with onboard graphics connected to a Dell 1708FPb 17 inch flat panel monitor. The second (identical) display is connected to an Nvidia GeForce 210 PCIe ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Running a Sandybridge i5 2500K on an h67 board

Is anyone aware of any issues/downsides of running a Sandy Bridge i5 2500K on an H67 board? Some info for context: I'm planning on building a dual monitor, quiet, development rig. I have no plans ...
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Why does my desktop look much worse after upgrading to windows 8.1?

I upgraded to 8.1 from 8 the other day, and while I can't prove it it seems like the desktop graphics (AMD Radeon) look much worse. It's a weird effect kind of like pixellation but not quite - almost ...
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How can you determine what video (movie) resolution a graphics card can play?

I need some way of determining if a given graphics card can play SD, HD (720) or full HD (1080), etc. video content. I'm not sure if that fact it supports 1920x1080 monitor resolution means it would ...
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Third monitor on onboard VGA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously? 3 Monitors to a single pc Hello guys, I'am using dual monitor setup with a radeon 5770 vga card, also I have an ...