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Multi monitor support with integrated graphics card and additional graphics card

Hi All,

I own a HP Elite 8000 SFF, and its Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
I have now upgraded it to 11GB Ram (using all available slots). In addition to the Sound Card and Wifi card, I have also upgraded it to an ASUS GEForce 210 Low Profile Graphics Card which uses its only PCI port.

I am not a gamer, but looking for multi monitor support (3 currently installed) for my work related matters.

Now the trouble is I was hoping to use 1 output of the integrated graphics card (VGA or Display Port), and 2 outputs of the new graphics card (DVI / HDMI / VGA) to connect my 3 monitors.
Alas, I didnt know that adding a graphics card makes the integrated graphics card unusable, so i am back to square one with only 2 monitor support from the graphics card, which the integrated graphics card was more than capable to do.

So, the question - is there a way to make integrated graphics card work with the other graphics card (ASUS Geforce 210). I looked at the BIOS config, and there were no options to enable the onboard graphics card. I dont have additional PCI port to add another graphics card.

Thanks
Guru
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  1. No. It's integrated or discrete, you can use only one set of outputs. Can you get a GPU with three outputs. A lot have HDMI, DVI, which can be converted to HDMI without sound or VGA, and VGA. Both my cards have those outputs. There's some very inexpensive Radeon cards with triple monitor support.

    Something like the old HD 6450 would do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102933 This card supports Eyefinity and, if I understand you properly, might do the job.
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    Guru Pandit said:
    Hi All,

    I own a HP Elite 8000 SFF, and its Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
    I have now upgraded it to 11GB Ram (using all available slots). In addition to the Sound Card and Wifi card, I have also upgraded it to an ASUS GEForce 210 Low Profile Graphics Card which uses its only PCI port.

    I am not a gamer, but looking for multi monitor support (3 currently installed) for my work related matters.

    Now the trouble is I was hoping to use 1 output of the integrated graphics card (VGA or Display Port), and 2 outputs of the new graphics card (DVI / HDMI / VGA) to connect my 3 monitors.
    Alas, I didnt know that adding a graphics card makes the integrated graphics card unusable, so i am back to square one with only 2 monitor support from the graphics card, which the integrated graphics card was more than capable to do.

    So, the question - is there a way to make integrated graphics card work with the other graphics card (ASUS Geforce 210). I looked at the BIOS config, and there were no options to enable the onboard graphics card. I dont have additional PCI port to add another graphics card.

    Thanks
    Guru


    OP: It depends. If your motherboard BIOS doesn't support integrated and discrete multi monitor function, then no - you will have to get a discrete video card that supports 3 concurrent displays. I would recommend something a bit more powerful than the HD 6450, possibly the NVIDIA GeFORCE GT 740. If your BIOS does support integrated and discrete to work together, then you simply need to enable that option. Most likely, in your model PC, it will not be supported but I would check with HP tech support before purchasing a new video card. GL!
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