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Good day Everyone!

Recently I upgraded my PC, bought a new mobo the Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3..

im new to the z68 mobo thing biggrin.gif

after installing OS, of course I installed the drivers of my motherboard...

here is the question:

Sould I install the HD Graphics driver? and Lucid software? is it needed? since I do have a Sapphire HD 6770 video card and I only use single monitor..

need your advice..
Thanks..
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post #2 of 8
You don't really need to, just disable the onboard via BIOS settings. The current lucid software is suppose to help with power saving but software/results are not that great.
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it depends, do you want to make use of Lucid virtu technology?
have alook here
http://www.lucidlogix.com/
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post #4 of 8
Setting up virtu and intel HD 3000 graphics is quite a pain, and virtu will only reduce performance of your discrete GPU when enabled. I'd just install radeon drivers and be done. Just to keep things simple and to prevent driver complications down the road.
- chmodlabs
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ok i wont install the HD Graphics Driver and the Lucid software...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorCaT View Post

ok i wont install the HD Graphics Driver and the Lucid software...

wise move if you dont need it or want it smile.gif
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by chmodlabs View Post

Setting up virtu and intel HD 3000 graphics is quite a pain, and virtu will only reduce performance of your discrete GPU when enabled. I'd just install radeon drivers and be done. Just to keep things simple and to prevent driver complications down the road.
- chmodlabs

reduce the performance? are you sure about that?
post #8 of 8
Their are several thought's on this and there is no right way or wrong way. If you don't ever plan on using the HD graphics, no harm, and you can always install this later if needed. Now that being said even if you install the hd graphics driver and the virtu software but run your monitor off of your stand a lone gpu it will default to the gpu.

Either way, with or without, you should have no problems. I personally have both installed but since i do alot of transcoding i find using a deticated gpu to be more effective and better preformance.
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