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what does this BIOS video setting mean?


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#1 paulmars

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:17 PM

Dell optiplex 380

In BIOS under settings~video~primary video (note that 'primary video' is the only choice under 'video'. Even when a video card is added (this dell does have integrated video))

"This field determines which video controller will become the primary video controller when 2 controllers are available in the system. The selection matters only if there are 2 video controllers present

'Auto=Use the ad-in video controller' (default)

'ONBOARD/PEG=Use the integrated video controller unless a PCI-Express Graphics (PEG) card is installed. The PEG card will override and disable the integrated video controller

Dont these two say the same thing?

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

No, the first setting will allow both video controllers to be used.  The second disables the on board video.






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