New to graphics cards...couple quick questions

By dazzbazz
Aug 31, 2014
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  1. Hi first off ill let u know what im dealing with for specs...

    Windows 7 ultimate - emachines el1333g amd processor 1800mhz
    integrated nvidia geforce 6150

    just added - radeon x1300/x1500 256mb

    I installed the radeon and hooked up dual monitors via splitter

    Now my questions are about using the integrated graphics as well.

    Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.
    Would enabling it help system performance even if not using a 3rd monitor?
    Would enabling it help system performance if I used 1 monitor per video card instead of both thru the new radeon?

    Thank you in advance
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,182   +4,117

    I'm going to say no.

    The reason I say that is unless you can connect the onboard graphics in SLI/Crossfire, the moment you insert the dedicated card, the onboard graphics will be disabled. Since you have nVidia onboard and inserted an AMD card, I know SLI/Crossfire is out of the question. But who knows, I could be wrong because I definitely don't know it all.

    I will say making BIOS changes is not damaging. If you make a change that keeps the machine from posting, you can always pull the coin sized battery to default all the settings.
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  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,480   +973

    I second this. You are going to need a GPU that supports 3 displays.
  4. dazzbazz

    dazzbazz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys. 3 displays is probably overkill anyway.

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