Integrated card + PCI together?

By link590o
Dec 17, 2007
  1. I hope my title pretty much spelled it out.

    I'm asking if there's a way to get my integrated card to work together with my PCI card rather than just sitting there and doing nothing except giving me another screen.

    This might be a pipe dream...but it was worth a shot.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Not possible, you can only use one or the other.
  3. link590o

    link590o Topic Starter

    shame...i figured that would be the answer i'd get....oh well.
  4. thehacker

    thehacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 116

    That depends upon your motherboard.
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    No it doesn't, you cannot sli pci graphics cards no matter what mobo you have. 2 pci cards can work alongside oneanother but not together.
  6. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Im not even sure you can have two PCI cards working together, I think it is PCIE only, using SLI or CrossFire
  7. link590o

    link590o Topic Starter

    i was only asking because i've heard of all kinds of crazy things being done with PCs. all kinds of mods exist, so it didn't seem so outrageous of a question to me. i thought that perhaps there was some neat bit of programming, or some method that would force the computer to combine the efforts of the graphics chips.

    but, like i said. i was afraid that would be the answer i got. this doesn't surprise me in the least.
  8. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Well nobody blames anyone for asking noob questions

    Thank you for joining TS. We hope you can learn from us or help others with their problems

  9. DJ_Marl

    DJ_Marl TS Rookie

    Together is nice but..

    they still work independantly
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