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Intel DH77KC + 3570K

I'm trying to resolve an issue - Awhile back my Motherboard fried and I got a DH77KC to replace it, temp. My previous one was an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4. I also upgraded my video card to 650 from a 550 and was excited to see the difference in PCI 3.0 in terms of using the CPU-GPU.

However, I recently actually looked into the Device Manager and I noticed that under "Display Adapters" it isn't showing the "Intel Graphics 4000" or whatever it said previously. I'm wondering of the motherboard isn't using the CPU-GPU as well or....? I'm kind of curious as to see if it's actively using the PCI 3.0 features, and using the CPUs GPU or not. Is there anyway to check this?
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  1. Look z77 is good fr a unlocked ivy cpu
    H77 is good for locked cpus
  2. But I'm not even attempting to over-clock, and locked or unlocked both have the APU core, so I'm curious as to how I test to make sure it's actually utilizing it.
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    Llewylen said:
    I'm trying to resolve an issue - Awhile back my Motherboard fried and I got a DH77KC to replace it, temp. My previous one was an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4. I also upgraded my video card to 650 from a 550 and was excited to see the difference in PCI 3.0 in terms of using the CPU-GPU.

    However, I recently actually looked into the Device Manager and I noticed that under "Display Adapters" it isn't showing the "Intel Graphics 4000" or whatever it said previously. I'm wondering of the motherboard isn't using the CPU-GPU as well or....? I'm kind of curious as to see if it's actively using the PCI 3.0 features, and using the CPUs GPU or not. Is there anyway to check this?


    Your CPU has built in intel 4000 graphics. It's like having a crappy graphics card without actually buying a crappy graphics card. As you have a better graphics card, the crappy intel 4000 chipset has been bypassed. This is a good thing.
  4. But IB and 3.0 is meant to help use the CPU and GPU in tandem, isn't it? It not showing is a sign of an issue. Not just it being bypassed.
  5. I figured it out. Intel's smart drive was disabling it on boot every time.
  6. Llewylen said:
    But IB and 3.0 is meant to help use the CPU and GPU in tandem, isn't it? It not showing is a sign of an issue. Not just it being bypassed.


    Nope. The only hardware that can use onboard graphics with a graphics card in tandem is AMD. AMD APU's are much stronger than your intel APU.

    In regards to PCIE 3.0 There's no graphics card on the market that needs that much bandwidth, in fact there's no PCIE 2 port that is overwhelmed.

    Don't worry.
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