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2 types of video adapters are displayed in device manager


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#1 maxonnxc

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:50 PM

device manager shows 2 video card adapters 1 video is on board the other is external i used speccy copied it to clipboard

 

I always thought if a external video card was installed it over rides  the internal video card would not show in device manager, is this still true?

also the internal video chip drivers was uninstall we was having trouble with video part we thought internal video was causing the problem

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Cizo8A55bAaxaNmlESVp34j

 

any help would be great


Edited by hamluis, 27 April 2016 - 12:03 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 DavisMcCarn

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

Most of the system boards for mainstream PC's (HP, Dell, etc.) and many of the older system boards will automatically disable the onboard graphics when you plug in any video card.  Because many modern users also like to hook up a TV or another display for other purposes, this is no longer a truism.  Some boards will automatically use both, some need a BIOS setting change to use both, some still disable the onboard.  Its up to the manufacturer and the BIOS.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

It looks like both the integrated and dedicated graphics can be run simultaneously.  If you wish to disable the integrated graphics this can be done in the BIOS. 


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:53 PM

Does the PC get better benefits using both?  If not can i disable the integrated one in device manager. 



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:58 AM

If you are not using the onboard video, disabling it in the BIOS will:

1) Give you back the ram memory allocated to the onboard video

2) Allow you to go back and enable it if you ever need to for troubleshooting (i.e. your add-on card starts misbehaving)

 

If you disable it in the device manager, you won't get either.


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