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I'm giving my sister a Dell that I used to use as a HTPC. I have a 7300LE in it but sometimes for some reason it doesn't output video. If I plug the monitor into the integrated graphics and leave the 7300LE plugged in, is it just sitting in there collecting dust or will it actually improve performance?
    
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It will just sit there collecting dust.
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As Concorde mentioned, it'll just be dead weight.

Have you tried installing drivers for the card/checked the video port on the card to make sure it's not correctable for stable (better quality) video output?

Hope it helps.
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If you have hybrid crossfire or hybrid SLI and a compatible graphics card, you can make them work together.

For example, if I had an HD 3650 graphics card, it would be able to hybrid crossfire with the onboard HD 3200 graphics chip on my motherboard.

However, I have an uncompatible HD 4550, so no cheese.
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Dust collector.

Have you checked for proper codecs? What won't play?
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Thanks guys. I haven't checked any codecs but I don't think her kids will be sitting there watching 1080p MKVs so it'll be alright.


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Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
Have you tried installing drivers for the card/checked the video port on the card to make sure it's not correctable for stable (better quality) video output?

Hope it helps.
It hardly works at the bios level. Although when it does work everything is fine. When I was using the computer as a HTPC I was using a Radeon 2600 Pro while the 7300LE was just sitting at the bottom of a giant tote that I store motherboard boxes in...etc. It has somewhat been abused so I'm not at all surprised it doesn't work very well.
Edited by skatingrocker17 - 2/23/11 at 6:39pm
    
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