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Old May 3, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Default Motherboard with onboard graphics?

Will they have any conflicts if the onboard graphics card is paired with a discrete 1?

ie: if I put in a gtx 260 in a mobo with ati onboard graphics... (or vise versa with an Intel board and ATI graphics)

Also, if I pair it with a card from the same brand, do I gain any extra performance?


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Old May 3, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Will they have any conflicts if the onboard graphics card is paired with a discrete 1?

ie: if I put in a gtx 260 in a mobo with ati onboard graphics... (or vise versa with an Intel board and ATI graphics)

Also, if I pair it with a card from the same brand, do I gain any extra performance?


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Generally onboard graphics will become disabled as soon as you put a discrete card in.

This is not applicable to a motherboard that has the ATI dualview but then you need a ATI card to match it.
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Old May 3, 2009, 06:11 PM
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nope, i have a 9600GT on an ASUS M2A VM which has ati 1250 onboard
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When installing a graphics card whether it be vga or pci-e, you should disable the onboard graphics through bios to prevent hardware and driver conflicts. You can run into all sorts of weirdness if you don't.
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ahh ok

Was hoping to pair a hd4870 w/ an asus mobo , but i guess not.

just gona go with a gtx 260 then

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Old May 4, 2009, 02:14 AM
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the gtx 260 + that on board won't have conflict. Just make sure you don't install the onboarrd drivers :)
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Well, on systems that I've done that have onboard video I install all the drivers for that system as needed. When adding a video card I simply power off and plug it in. I've never turned off the onboard in BIOS.

I've *never* had any issues. One of these systems houses my way overclocked 8800GT on an ATI chipset Asus motherboard. This machine also folds 24/7

Now all that being said, there are Nvidia motherboards out there like the M3N78-VM that Asus sell that support that "Hybrid SLI" mode that Nvidia has. According to the manual:

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"Hybrid SLI technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology built upon Nvidia. Hybrid SLI techonolgy today includes two primary freatures: GeForce Boost and HybridPower. GeForce Boost turbo-charges performance of Nvidia discrete graphics cards when combined with this series motherboard GPU. HybridPower unleashes graphics performance from the discrete GPU when needed and enables the (editing for engrish) the onboard GPU to be used in lower power situations"
So yes, you can get extra performance if you pair it with the same brand of discrete video card.... but only if the motherboard supports that. This is a new feature, or at least I have never ran into it before.

I don't know how much of a pain in the ass it is to get that to work, however....

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Hybrid graphics, if I remember from the nvidia only works with a few older model of gpu now.
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Old May 4, 2009, 09:48 PM
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280's aren't all that old

Hybrid SLI technology

Here's the PDF that explains it all....

http://www.nvidia.com/content/hsli/c...User_Guide.pdf
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Disable onboard first boot in BIOS, and you can run anything.
I have a Gigabyte board with a ATi Chipset on board, and have yet to have an issue.
That being said, both ATi and nVidia have their own Hybrid setups for onboard with their own native cards.
I have no idea how good it is, but seeing as how I'm folding with that board, I ain't gonna try lol.
So ATi board, with nVidia GTS250.
Works very good.

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