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Hey Guys ! ThiS is my first post so please bear with me.

I want to know if it's possible to set up your PC so the graphics card handles the encoding and rendering and games etc. Whilst using the motherboard's port to run the display ? And if it is possible how do I go about doing it... I'm asking because I dont have an adaptor for the screen cable (DVI to D-SUB) biggrin.gif Lol... my bad ! And I need to use the PC now, will only be able to get an adapter in 2 - 3 days. Thanx for reading. Please help smile.gif
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Unfortuneatly, the answer is no. Here is why. When bios detects pcie gpu it shuts down onboard graphics.
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As far as I know (as long as we're talking the SandyBridge iGPU) the software that switches between the iGPU and discrete GPU will only use whichever the monitor is plugged into. If you plug your monitor into your mobo then it will use the iGPU and if you plug the monitor into the discrete GPU then it will use that. One or the other, not both.
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Actually, I believe that you can do this with the second gen i-Series processors from Intel. Isn't this what part of what Quick Sync is all about?

Look into the second gen i5 / i7 OP, I think they can do what you want.
    
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Actually, I believe that you can do this with the second gen i-Series processors from Intel. Isn't this what part of what Quick Sync is all about?
Look into the second gen i5 / i7 OP, I think they can do what you want.

Did you read his post? He already said, he has the rig, problem is he doesnt have the adapter.


@Op, Not possible sadly. As what the others have claimed, The Mobo disables the IGP if you have a dedicated GPU attached to the rig (for some mobos) and it only uses what a monitor has been plugged into. GPU only or IGP only.
   
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Thanx guys ! I appreciate the swift replies ! Was worth a shot smile.gif Have a good day
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I actually think it is possible with Lucid Virtu for SB systems.

I've never tried it (Never had an SB I can play with to the extent I'd want to) but it seems like it's what you'd want.
    
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