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Radeon 6850 and i7 3770k - connect two monitors to video card or one to on-board?

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Hi,

I have a 24" screen which is my main screen and is currently connected to the 6850.
I'm now adding a second 19" monitor. Should I connect it to the 6850 as well or to the motherboard? What is the better setup here?
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Depends on what you will use it for. I'd connect it to the IGP, no need to load the 6850 additionally smile.gif
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i would just plug it into the motherboard.
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