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Z97 Use Integrated graphics card along with external graphics card.

Q: Z97 Use Integrated graphics card along with external graphics card.

Hey, recently, I have came up with an idea of a fourth monitor, but my GPU (970) supports only three, which ones that I own. It has fourth one but I don't have the right cables for it for now.
I noticed that my motherboard has two open video ports, one being VGA which I needed. So, I tried just plugging it in and seeing what happens but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried looking for results around the internet and BIOS but they don't seem to work. The three monitors which I have plugged into my GPU, work perfectly fine, but, as I said, the motherboard's VGA port doesn't work. I have heard that such thing definitely is possible, but I cannot find out what I need to do.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

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P55-A5200 How to disable integrated graphics from bios . i want to use external graphics card gtx770. i dont want to use internal. i want to use completely external.

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If my motherboard currently has an intigrated graphics card, but has a PCI-E slot, do I need to do anything special after inserteing my graphics card and installing the drivers, or should it just work right away?

A:How do you switch from an integrated graphics card to an "external" graphics card?

Most modern PCs will detect the new installation of the PCI graphics card and automatically disable the onboard graphics, so yes it should just work.

If for some reason you have problems, you may have to make a change in the bios, I cannot be more specific because each bios is different depending on manufacturer, and model of the motherboard.

Install the card, connect your monitor to it and boot up, when you get into Windows install the driver and reboot.

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I own ASUS U31SD which has

Integrated Intel® GMA HD


NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM.

I would like to know how to change between them and how to find out which one is my notebook currently using.


A:How to switch between integrated and external graphics card on ASUS U31SD

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Im getting bad performance in couple of games since my laptops seems to be fond of running games on the integrated (intel Hd Graphics 630) graphic card instead of using the dedicated graphic card (GTX 1050) I'm wondering whether or not it is possible to disable integrated (intel hd) graphics completely and only use the dedicated graphcis card for gaming Using rivatuner I monitored couple of games, and noticed that my laptop is not using the full potential of my dedicated graphics card. Picture related I have tried : a) Setting the preferred graphic processor to "high performance NVIDIA processor" in Nvidia controll panel, (I also set the power management mode to  "Prefer maxmimum performance") b) disabling intel Hd Graphics 630 from Device Manager. Unfortunately that seems to disable GTX 1050 too, since im unable to open the  Nvidia control panel, an error message saying "NVIDIA Display settings are not available. you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia gpu". So im forced to keep hd graphics enabled. Also the games won't run at all.   

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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i am looking to buy a new graphics card to upgrade from the integrated crap that is ati x200 series 64 mb which although i didnt realize really wasnt what i needed to play battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 so please help me i don have a clue what im doing in this area i have pci-e slots and a £100 budget

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I currently have two monitors connected and was wondering if the graphics card able to support a four monitor display without any issues.

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I just bought a Dell Dimension E520 with the Intel Media Accelerator X3000. I then bought the EVGA 7600GT 256-P2-N615-TX Rvideo card and want to install it. I hear that you have to first disable the integrated graphics card. I will be installing the the video card in the PCI-e slot. If anyone can give me detailed instructions on doing this please reply.

Dimension E520
Pentium® D Processor 925 (3GHz, 800FSB)
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000

A:Installing Video Card Over Integrated Graphics Card

Depending on your computer as soon as you install the video card it may disable the onboard video. If you install the new card and it doesn't work then you will have to acess the BIOS and disable it from there.

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after installing my msi r7 240 my audio stopped and none of the audio port on the computer worked. when going into playback devices the only one there is the hdmi audio but i need my headsets

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My name is Apoorva. I am from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and an external graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for an external graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this external graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and as Onboard graphic card already provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...

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I had to format my computer change the hard drive and install windows XP from an old 2002 CD I had and now my computer is not recognizing my intel integrated graphics card. When I go on device manager there is no "display adapters" category at all and before it used to say what chipset I had under the general tab in system properties, and under the display tab in dxdiag, but now it doesn't say anything. How can I fix this?

A:Integrated graphics card is gone?

Which computer do you have?

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I need help locating my graphics card because I have the default Intel HD Graphics [DVI-I, HDMI] (I think) and it only has 128 mb of memory and I want to upgrade it. I don't know if it is integrated or not but if it isn't where can I find the graphics card and are there any decent gaming graphics cards that my tower can handle? Modle:HP ENVY Desktop - 750-114

A:Where is my graphics card and Is it integrated in?

Hi, Your machine only has Integrated Intel HD Graphics:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792282 Please check the following post:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-graphic-card-on-HP-Envy-... Regards.

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Im not too advanced with the hardware side of computers, and was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I've bought a new pc and it comes with an integrated Geforce4 MX video card. Is it possible to remove this and buy a stand-alone graphics card. My pc comes with 512MB DDR RAM, but the video card uses 128MB of this memory, leaving me only with 384MB of RAM. If you can remove the card would the shared 128mb memory go bak to the 384mb and make it bak up to 512MB again.

Im grateful for any help

A:Integrated Graphics Card


If you've got an AGP Port.. you could simply buy a better AGP card and stick it in, you would have to disable your on-board VGA though... but that will still free up your lost RAM.


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I have an abit A-S78H motherboard and i have 4Gb ram but when I run dxdiag it says that I have 3.25Gb...so I was wondering how to disabel the integrated graphics card so it wouldn't take that 750Mb of ram "away"..?
-I'm not using it so it's unessesary for it to use any of my ram...

sorry for the spelling...and thx!

A:How to shutdown integrated graphics card?

Usually they are automatically disabled when you install a plug-in card. If the integrated cad is not disabled then you have to go into the bios and find the screen that has the video card listed and make sure it is set to disabled.

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Hi. I have an integrated intel 82810 graphics controller. I bought a geforce 4 mx420 pci card (i know not the best) installed it and saw little diffrence in my gaming performance (mostly counter-strike) with my integrated card i got about 30 fps, and with the geforce from 20-40! i decided to try a radeon 32mb card i had and it gave me more stable fps than the geforce about 30 lol.
so, i am using the radeon card right now ive installed it fine, i have the newest drivers, direct x all that. I deleted my integrated cards' drivers but everytime i restart they reapear in my device manager. Could this be the reason for my gaming performance?

I have an hp intel celeron processor, 320 md sdram, 766mhz, 20 gb.

help will be greatly appreaciated

A:problem with integrated graphics card

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I've got an HP 752n with a P4 2.0. I've recently upgraded to 1G of RAM and now I want a little better graphics than the Intel integrated graphics can provided. However, there is no AGP slot. Is it possible to install a PCI graphics card? And if it is possible, is it worth it?

A:Integrated graphics or PCI video card?

Integrated graphics are the absolute bottom of the barrel when it comes to performance. ANY fairly new graphics card would be much, much better.

Having AGP would make things a lot easier, but I'm sure ATI or Nvidia have made versions of their "older" cards in PCI format. I don't have the time to look them up right now, but the answer to your question is yes: they are definitely worth it.


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I have an hp pavilion 533w and was wondering it there was any way to change out my graphics card even though it is integrated. Ive heard about disabling the integrated one and installing the new one but im not sure how to disable it. Sorry if this is a stupid question

is this a decent graphics card? [right heeeeere]

A:Replace an integrated graphics card

You dont have an AGP slot so you are limited to PCI video cards. To change the video first remove the old video drivers in Add/Remove Programs, Turn off the computer and install the video card. Then boot into the BIOS and change Primary Video Adapter from onboard to PCI.

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I recently received an HP e-PC 42 and it's pretty pimp...except for one thing...the disconntinued ATI RAGE 128 Pro (16 MB) integraded graphics card. I can't play The Sims 2!!! Question: Is this card upgradeable into something better? Like an NVIDIA or better version of ATI?

This machine has so much power and then is just let down with this crap graphics card! Go figure, it's an HP.

Please help!

A:Upgrade Integrated Graphics Card?

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Heya! I just bought the HP Pavilion 15-bc000nv.My question is how can i permanently disable my intergrated graphics card? I just want to use my gtx 960m  in all cases and i dont need the integrated one.Any suggestions please? Thanks!

A:Disabling integrated graphics card

Sorry you just can't. That is not how switchable graphics works. There is a video "system" consisting of both "cards" and they are not separable. 

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I have a dell laptop with a dock that allows you to add pci cards. I have an ati card in there now running 2 monitors. The dock also has a vga out that i am assuming is being driven by the integrated onboard graphics from the laptop. I want 3 monitors. Is it possible to do this by driving 2 off of the pci card and 1 off of the integrated graphics? I read somewhere that you may need to look through the bios to make sure that your computer doesn't automatically disable the onboard graphics once a card is plugged in. Is this true?

A:3 monitors with pci card and integrated graphics?

Yes. This totally depends on your onboard graphics. Some will allow you to use both the integrated video out as well as an add-on card, while other cards will only permit you to use one or the other.

If you post the exact model number of your laptop that will help! At the very least find out what the integrated card is.

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Do I need an independent video card to run a TV tuner or is the integrated graphics on my computer sufficient?

A:Do I need a vid card to run a TV tuner or is the integrated graphics..

Your integrated graphics should allow you to use a TV tuner quite happily, but you might want to make sure your drivers are up-to-date.

The best way to find out is to install your TV tuner, and then set things up. I assume you're using Windows Media Center for your TV playback?

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I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X. So I recently installed a game called Wolfenstein: The New Order. And every time I run the game I get an error known on the web as "wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed".
I know the cause of the error is that the game keeps identifying my integrated graphics card (Intel HD 3000) as the main graphics card whereas I have a dedicated graphics card onboard (Nvidia GeForce GT 540M, 2GB dedicated memory).
The issue is that my integrated card only supports OpenGL 3.1 and below, although my GPU supports until OpenGL 4.0. I know for a fact this GPU is able to run the game, and YES I have already selected my GPU as the primary graphics card under Manage 3D settings, global settings AND the specific program settings, AND even tried setting PhysX Configuration as the GPU itself all to no avail.
I have also attempted to disable my Intel HD 3000 through device manager (couldn't disable it through bios), but whenever I do so that turns off my laptop's display. However I have a TV to which my laptop is connected to via HDMI. So my laptop's screen is transferred to my TV and I cannot change/turn my laptop's display ON unless I were to re-enable the integrated graphics card. Strange in my opinion!
On the other side, I ran the game without the integrated graphics card (while using my TV as the display), and the game runs just fine !!!!! So CLEARLY the GPU (GT 540M) is able to run this game, but the game doesn't identify it. Instead only... Read more

A:Disabling Integrated Graphics card?

You can switch between the graphics cards - using low performance Intel graphics for browsing/less graphics intensive application and using high performance nVidia graphics for graphics intensive applications like games.
You can have a look at the folllowing link to switch between Intel graphics and discrete graphics (nVidia, in your case):

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Hello, I disabled my integrated graphics card from BIOS by mistake i dont know what i was thinking and now when i open my laptop the screen doesnot view any thing only black screen i searched google and viewed some videos but found no clue even tried to remove the cmos battery to reset the BIOS to default but it didn't, i hope to find a solution here. Thanks

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Hello, I have an Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and every time I use it, I have a BSOD
I confirmed it is the cause or maybe a 90% assurance that it is, since everytime I use the standard VGA, the BSOD doesn't occur. These are the log files, and I hope you could help me. I'm a total noob on these matters, so please bare with me

A:PC has BSOD when using Integrated Graphics Card

Hello and welcome Annie yes my friend you have a graphics driver problem. Now to get details of the system see my ditty
Using HW Info
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
Open each + down into the component itself and then click on it - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that device. See pic for example. Though a Google for that NVidia you quoted gives me the motherboard but try it anyway.

Disregard the top bit and look at Other components and my pic just click on the square for example motherboard and it will give you in depth details model serial no etc etc

PS Have just found this it is probably the driver you need NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce 307.83 Driver WHQL now try it but you may have to uninstall the other but try it first.

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I just bought a new computer. One thing I am wanting to do is convert vhs movies to dvd. My computer came with an integrated video card. I was wondering if I could purchase a new video card, one with video in, hoping there wouldn't be any conflict. Am I able to do this?

I am running Windows XP P4 2.6mhz.

Thank you,


A:Graphics card - can I updated from an integrated one?

yes u can do this, just disable the integrated one from bios....some do it automatically tho...the ATI all in wonder are great cards forthat kind of stuff too


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The computer I'm using is an HP Pavilion a720n. I've never really seen the need to upgrade, so it's using the came-with I believe 56MB Integrated Graphics Card.

The problem is that the Windows 7 Beta (public version) doesn't seem to recognize the integrated graphics card, and when I check DXDiag, instead shows me "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter", which I assume is it telling me that I have no graphics card, but a slot for one.

It was working fine with XP, though. Anybody know how to fix this?

A:Integrated Graphics Card Not Recognized

Via/S3G UniChrome IGP Driver Update*

You cold try it in compatibility mode, but I doubt it'll work.

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Hi everyone,

I am new to the forums and I would like to start off by saying hello to everyone

Now down to business...

First of all let me give my specs:

Dell Dimension DIME521 with Windows Vista
System type: 32-bit
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 duel core processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
Chipset: Integrated nVidia GeForce 6100/6150
Southbridge: nForce 410/430 MCP
Sensor: SMSC 830F
RAM: DDR2 Dual channel 2 gig
PSU: ??? will update.
BIOS: brand--Dell inc version--1.1.10 date--06/11/2007
blah blah blah...let me know if you need more info

My question:

I am wondering if I can install a Ati Radeon 9600xt over integrated graphics. If I can, do tell!!! If I cant, could someone please point me in the right direction to getting better graphics. Please be kind on this one, I am fairly new to PC moding.

My goal:

To be able to play games such as Half-Life2, TF2, Counterstrike source, etc.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Installing a graphics card on a integrated motherboard

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hello I have problem with intel hd 4600 graphic card always after I install driver (I try from hp site,intel site also I try auto detect or windows 10 updating) always same IGFX stop working and computer turn off but if I turn off windows aero its working. I try different OS like linux (distrubutions like mint working because no aero but ubuntu with aero screen start lag apier dots all kind of colours until compiuter restart, also I try   Mac os 10.9.5 mavericks (hackintosh) its also screen blinking appier dots on screen). I think maybe hd 4600 graphics processor burn it  ?.... Also is geforce GT 740m witch I cant run without intel HD 4600 drivers on Windows OS but with Ubuntu I can install geforce drivers and choose use just geforce GPU and its working perfect... Its posible maybe some how turn off intel IGPU and 100% use geforce ? 

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Hello! How to disable integrated graphics card (AMD Radeon R7) on Y700 acz. I think some old game engined (Word of Warcraft) does not support the crossfire technology, but the primary card is R7 in Radeon settings and i can't change.I can disable in the BIOS just dedicated card (R9 M385). Any ideas?Sorry for English.

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Hello,I was wondering if you could disable your Integrated Graphics from BIOS. I have issues where my BIOS don't have any option to disable it. The reason I wanted to disable it because of my Integrated Graphics won't let me update to the latest driver and get the dX12 advantage. I have AMD APU A10-5745M with Radeon HD 8610G and Radeon R7 M260. Already contact with AMD they said there's no future update for HD8610G and they move it to legacy version drivers, but R7 M260 needs the new driver which is the Crimson Driver so it can take the advantage of dX12. They said I need to disable the Integrated graphics so I only used the Dedicated one, that's the reason I'm asking this. I already updated my BIOS driver to the latest one and still theres no option to disable it. Is there's any solution for this from HP?

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HI, I have a Pavilion 15-ab113na, The specs are:AMD A8 7410 APU with R5 Graphics Discrete AMD R7 M360 8GB Ram Adata Premier SP550 120GB SSD500GB HGST Hard Drive  Now my problem is, everytime I play CSGO, it is using the Integrated, I found out when I installed MSI Afterburner. I put everything in Max Performance and even disabled ULPS. I also installled latest drivers from both HP and AMD.I can't even play CSGO because it always have FPS drops (like 80fps to 50fps). Is there a way to use the discrete graphics instead of the integrated. I also looked for a setting in the BIOS but my BIOS just have simple settings.  

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Hey Guys,
Dark Rider Here,
Been months I didn't write in the forums,
I came up with a Problem,
So ,
I have been Gaming on this Laptop for 9 or 10 Years since I was 3 or 4. As Generations Are passing, Games are developing and constantly bringing a stage where old PCs are Fading away. Straight to the point, I Have a Laptop with These Specs:-

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5995 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7450M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (27 GB Free); E: 122 GB (5 GB Free); F: 88 GB (24 GB Free); G: 157 GB (7 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3673
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
The Software Didn't list the integrated Card Which is an Intel HD 3000, 4GB
I want to increase the Dedicated Video Memory to obtain more performance and for that I can find anything on the internet surely somebody will help me here.

Reply Fast Please.
Thanks in Advance.

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I have searched so many threads I am going crosseyed. I know I have to disable the card in bios my motherboard manual says so. I just cant figure out what the heck the thing is called. My motherboard is an Asus M2N68-Am Plus. My OS is Windows 7. I am trying to install a Nividia G-force 210 graphics card. Can someone please help me?

A:Disabling an integrated graphics card in BIOS

Under BIOS Setup Utility > Advanced tab > Chipset > Southbridge configuration > Primary Graphics Adapter. Choose the option [PCIE -> PCI -> IGP].

This doesn't actually disable the IGP (onboard graphics) but it gives priority to the PCI-E graphics card which lets you use it.

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I've heard this a million times: "No, its not possible. Now follow this link for PCI or PCI Express graphics card that you can purchase, and then disable your onboard card."

But I think it should be possible. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right. My laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, integrated of course. I'm not sure the motherboard type though, sorry. Its a Dell D600. Shouldn't it be possible to unsolder the card and resolder another one in? Would the pins fit differently? The only reason I haven't tried this yet is that I still need this old Dell. So do any of you know? Because this ATI graphics card physically exists in a chip form. Its not part of the motherboard's silicon, it was added onto the motherboard at some point during production. This makes me think its possible.

I know you are trying to be helpful, but I'm aware that it would be better to buy a new motherboard, or a different laptop, or give it to a pro to do, but I'm not going to buy a new computer, and I'm not giving it to someone else to do something I'm capable of doing myself. Thank you very much for any replies.

A:Is it physically possible to replace an integrated graphics card?

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Hopefully all of you seen my recent post about the i7 2960xm. I was wondering if you could put a gpu in the integrated model but I don't even know about the heatsink. So is it?

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I have built many (8-10) "gaming" or "high performance" systems with ATX motherboards and video cards. I have no experience with integrated graphics. I could use a video card but would rather use integrated or a "fanless" card. I already have the Core 2 Quad Q8400 CPU I will use so I need a GOOD 775 board. I am having a VERY hard time finding a motherboard. The best I have come up with is this:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-UD2H LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

or maybe a motherboard with this card

Newegg.com - MSI N95GT-MD512Z GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I don't know much about the G45 northbridge
The Intel X4500HD graphics seems to be one of the latest integrated graphics.
I do know the 9500GT will be plenty of card for what they need, but no fan?

Do any of you more experienced builders have any suggestions for a better motherboard with integrated graphics or a "fanless" card that is not going to overheat? Are some of these "fanless" cards good quality?

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Integrated graphics or silent card suggestions?

Trouble is you won't get a powerful GPU behind a passive heatsink.

I pfaffed around for ages before deciding on my own setup, and although I'm using a card which isn't passively cooled it's extremely quiet by comparison to many others - the fan idles pretty much the whole time but will rev up for extreme use (something that's never happened to mine, given I don't game personally).

My choice was this card...

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Hello My first post
Anyway i really need to upgrade my computers graphics card ( Nvidia 7600 GS 512mb intergrated version) as its flagging in this day and age and its stopping me playing most games now (i can just scrape skyrim but it falls under its min requirments) I will get a top of the range laptop soon when i go to uni but will keep my desktop for now so i need to add a better graphics card (Rest seem to be fine for the mo) .The problem is the integrated cards is already in the PCI express slot (opened up comp and i can see it in the slot) will be safe to remove the board and would a new card function in it Thanks for the help.

A:Integrated graphics card in PCI-Express slot

If the 7600 is in the PCI e slot, by definition it is not integrated. You should be able to pull it out and swap in a newer card without any issues, so long as your power supply can handle it. Be sure to remove your old graphics drivers before performing the upgrade.

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I am running windows 10 with a gigabyte motherboard and a nvidida GeForce 960 card. When I turned on my computer this morning I noticed my resolution was changed and upon investigation saw that my computer was using intergrated graphics. Which is especially odd due to My monitor being plugged into my graphics card. I?ve tried restarting, unplugging and reinstalling the actual card into the motherboard. tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, I?ve looked to see if my card/drivers were disabled, I even changed my default routes in bios but nothing has worked. I cannot figure out what the issue is.

A:Computerhas switched to integrated graphics instead of Card

brady5999 said:

I am running windows 10 with a gigabyte motherboard and a nvidida GeForce 960 card. When I turned on my computer this morning I noticed my resolution was changed and upon investigation saw that my computer was using intergrated graphics. Which is especially odd due to My monitor being plugged into my graphics card. I?ve tried restarting, unplugging and reinstalling the actual card into the motherboard. tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, I?ve looked to see if my card/drivers were disabled, I even changed my default routes in bios but nothing has worked. I cannot figure out what the issue is.Click to expand...

Update: fixed. Tried reinstalling driversagain and for some reason it worked this time.

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Hi all, I have HP ZBook 15 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU and Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU.According to the specifications of this CPU on Intel's webpage, it has integrated graphics adapter Intel® HD Graphics 4600.On my laptop I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. None of them detect the both graphics cards, just the Nvidia one. I would like to use Nvidia Optimus in order to switch between both for improved battery performance when needed. I have googled, checked the user's manual and came to the conclusion that the integrated GPU in general could be enabled from the BIOS of the laptop form Device Configurations menu in Advanced section. The problem is that I cannot find such option there in my laptop for some reason. I am attaching here some screenshots of the BIOS which show my coimplete Device Configuration menu. Moreover, I would like to mention that I have upgraded the BIOS to the last available version 1.36. The situation was the same with the pevious installed version 1.34. I am hoping that you can help me with this issue and allow me use both of my graphics cards.Thank you in advance.    

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I just installed a nvidia GeForce 8400GS graphics card with VGA and DVI ports in a year old eMachines pc with Windows 7 and an AMD athalon II processor. The monitor connected to the VGA port on the graphics card works beautifully. Then I tried to install a second monitor through the original on board VGA port, but it is no longer sending a signal now that the new graphics card is installed. It seems that windows is detecting a second VGA device when I try to change the display settings but the monitor gets no signal. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?


A:Solved: Integrated video not working with new graphics card

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howdy. sorry for the long title, but this is my first post and i wanted it to show up in searches. =)

i'm addicted to the sims. however, i have an old p.o.s. computer. i'm going to purchase a new one before the end of august but the one i really want has an Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics with 128 MB Shared Video Memory.

now, on the sims 2 web site, it mentions the following graphics cards as supported:

- ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
- Nvidia® QuadroTM series
- Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
- Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)

so, will the mirage2 be supported? it's not the same name brand, but does it show up as being like the nvidia, etc? (does it mimic the others?)

i'd hate to buy a new pc and then have to buy and install a new video card, too. that would be a pain.


ps- the machine i'm probably going to buy is from Office Max. it's the compaq presario sr1538X-B desktop pc bundle. it's about $800.

A:Will the Sims 2 work with an Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics Card?

the SIS Mirage2 Graphics Card is a lackluster card that will not run your game (well).

ps- the machine i'm probably going to buy is from Office Max. it's the compaq presario sr1538X-B desktop pc bundle. it's about $800.Click to expand...

not only is this computer oem, but it is a low performance machine. i strongly advise you to get a custom job available at a pc repair/sales shop near you, if there are any. if you want to know what to ask for, say so in your reply. even dells are better than compaq...

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So I have a Vostro 430 with integrated video (Intel H57 Express Chipset) and  NVIDIA GT 220 (1GB) card. I've been running the monitor off the card.
If I wanted add a second monitor. The idea is to extend the screen real-estate -- not put the same thing on both screen. I know I can just plug in a second monitor and experiment, but I don't want to damage any of the hardware -- so I'm going to ask first:
1) I wonder if the Integrated video will work for this with the NVIDIA installed?
The machine came with the NVIDIA card pre-installed. On the integrated video's DVI port there is a black plastic cap with a circle and slash symbol. I gather they put that cap there to make sure I plug the monitor into the NVIDIA -- or does the cap mean that the integrated video is disabled when the NVIDIA is installed?
2) Also, as the NVIDIA has VGA, HDMI, DVI connectors. I use the VGA. Would a second monitor work on the others?

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I got a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Laptop, with all the drivers up-to-date (including beta drivers).


The laptop features an Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 video card and a NVidia GeForce 840M.

The trick is that everytime I'm playing a game that is a bit older (not recognized by NVidia GeForce Experience, it runs with the Integrated Graphics card). And yes, I've tried to set to run globally with the dedicated card.

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I have a HP Pavilion 533w machine with an integrated Intel 82845 graphics card. I have a new ATI Radeon card that I want to install. However, I am getting errors because of the onboard Intel card. I have disabled the card in the device manager but this is not helping. I need to figure out which jumpers to change on the motherboard. I believe the motherboard is a GL_VE motherboard, however I can not find any info. on how to disable this card so the PC does not recognize it. The BIOS is also of the "Phoneix" make and it has beenr ecently flashed, however, ther eis no option to NOT recognize the onboard BIOS. Can anyone tell me which jumpers to change or where I can go to find out?

Thank you!

A:disabling Intel integrated graphics card 82845 G

Try contacting HP about it.

I would think there would be some kind of option in the BIOS to disable it though... are you sure you looked hard enough? It could have a different name such as onboard VGA, onboard display device, display device selection or something similar.

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Hi all!

I have PC on Asus P5B-V motherboard with integrated video card (Intel G965 based). It looks like the integrated video came to it end after a voltage jump. I tried to reanimate the PC by using PCI or PCI-e card, but I didn't found any jumpers on the MB except one resetting bios. Switching between graphics cards are possible from BIOS which I cannot see, and it looks that the default option is IGD.
May anybody suggest something or it will be better to throw this MB to waste bin?
Thanks in advance!

PS. I?m first time here ? sorry if I used incorrect sub-forum (and eternal sorry for my non-native English)

A:Integrated graphics card dead, it was primary by default

Well, here's what I would try. If you have the manual that came with the motherboard you can have a look and see what the BIOS layout looks like. After you've studied that a bit, try turning the computer on and navigating through the BIOS (without actually seeing it) by memory. You may be able to switch from onboard to a dedicated device that way. I know that sounds a little dull but it's gonna be tricky without having anything to look at.

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