Originally Posted by useport80
if i have a dedicated video card, should i or should i not keep the built in graphics gpu enabled in the bios? i know the pci-e card will take priority, but is there any purpose to keeping the intel hd 3000 gpu enabled? i just dont see a need to use lucid or use the intel hd3000 gpu at all if i have an ati hd 7970.
whats every1's thoughts about it?
I personally would only keep the dedicated GPU on and leave LUCID off.
(i am running a EVGA GTX 580 Hydro copper 2 (3g) solely with LUCID off and
am running fine).
Although to sound proffesional i should say you should test first (first with only dedicated GPU then Dedicated GPU + built in GPU)
although i am no professional.lol..
LUCID creates 2 drivers - 1 for Directx calls (games etc..) and one for non directx calls (word programs etc..)
depending on your work load it will switch between these 2 drivers.
I have only had problems with LUCID so that's why i have left it off mainly (i believe during the driver switch something goes horribly wrong for me)
but if you see no need for it then don't use them.
my personal preference is to only use certain capabilities when they are needed.
system performance goes down then try to improve.
everything is working good - no need to improve..
pretty simple logic i know but it's easy to get carried away with computers and actually hinder your comp
rather than help.
each comp is differenct even if they have same components so always test test test.
just my 2 cents..but like i said i am far from a professional.. built my first rig about 2 months ago so i'm pretty new to this..