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So i have what is probably a stupid question, but i'll shoot anyways...

I have a nice build, 3770K, GTX670, etc...

Is there a way to run my primary monitor from my GTX670, and my secondary monitor which i only use for web browsing (and chat client type stuff on the side while gaming) off of my on board video processor? My motherboard has DVI and HDMI output i believe, and either my processor or my motherboard has a video processor, correct?

Would there be any benefit to this, to take some of the work off of my GTX670 and let it focus only on my gaming monitor?

I'm not sure if this is even possible or if it works this way at all, but figured some of you might know.

Thanks,
    
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So i have what is probably a stupid question, but i'll shoot anyways...
I have a nice build, 3770K, GTX670, etc...
Is there a way to run my primary monitor from my GTX670, and my secondary monitor which i only use for web browsing (and chat client type stuff on the side while gaming) off of my on board video processor? My motherboard has DVI and HDMI output i believe, and either my processor or my motherboard has a video processor, correct?
Would there be any benefit to this, to take some of the work off of my GTX670 and let it focus only on my gaming monitor?
I'm not sure if this is even possible or if it works this way at all, but figured some of you might know.
Thanks,

From what I remember once you plug in a Pci card, the mobo turns off the onboard. My cousin runs a dual screen where he games on one and has websites and teamspeak open the other. He hasn't seen any performance decrease our heat increase plugged in to gpu. You shouldn't be too worried as that is a really good video card.
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The only reason i brought it up is because my frame rate chugs a little more when playing games in windowed mode, and if i don't play in windowed mode i can't utilize the 2nd monitor without tabbing in and out.

It was a shot in the dark, i didnt think it'd be possible.
    
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" LCD Samsung SyncMaster SA300 20" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Zboard Merc Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Switch 810 (White) Razer Death Adder 
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Intel i7 3770K ASRock z77 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 FTW Edition Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 2x8GB 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 2 HDDs ASUS 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" LCD Samsung SyncMaster SA300 20" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Zboard Merc Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Switch 810 (White) Razer Death Adder 
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