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my mobo doesn't have a port for a monitor. Can I run the integrated graphics if I plug in an old graphiccard?

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My question is if I can use the integrated graphics of my a8-3870k if I plug in an old graphiccard and just use the graphiccscard as a monitor plug. --> i want to use the gpu of the apu not the graphicscard
Edited by noobhell - 3/18/12 at 2:28am
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Yes. The additional video card is required to output display (obviously).
    
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You can't use the APu gpu if u shove another gpu on the board (unless it's dual graphics)

How come your APu board not have a graphics port?
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Originally Posted by noobhell View Post

My question is if I can use the integrated graphics of my a8-3870k if I plug in an old graphiccard and just use the graphiccscard as a monitor plug. --> i want to use the gpu of the apu not the graphicscard

Nope, you need the video out on the motherboard
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what motherboard do you have?

I was under the impression that all of the FM1 socket motherboards had video outputs

No you cannot use the APU's graphics thru a graphics card plugged into a pcie slot, doesn't work that way.
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post

what motherboard do you have?
I was under the impression that all of the FM1 socket motherboards had video outputs
No you cannot use the APU's graphics thru a graphics card plugged into a pcie slot, doesn't work that way.

I was under the impression that ALL boards have video out O.o
 
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post #7 of 19
Should have at least a D-sub and HDMI port. Get and adaptor if you need one.
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I was under the impression that ALL boards have video out O.o

That's not true, used to be. But not anymore.

OP: I could have swore all FM1 socket mobos have them. Fill out your sigrig so we know what you have.
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My question is if I can use the integrated graphics of my a8-3870k if I plug in an old graphiccard and just use the graphiccscard as a monitor plug. --> i want to use the gpu of the apu not the graphicscard

*Scratches his head* Not sure if serious.
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post #10 of 19
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I was under the impression that ALL boards have video out O.o

nope, plenty of boards don't have video outs

p67 1155 boards all lack video out, for example
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