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Can I use dedicated graphics card and not use a cpu with integrated graphics?

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April 30, 2013 10:43:17 AM

I am responsible for purchasing a pc build that mimics a pre-built pc on TigerDirect. I am using the same processor (I5 3550p) which does not have integrated graphics. I also have purchased the Asrock Z75 pro 3 mobo and it, like all the others, says onboard graphics supported only with cpu with integrated graphics. I need to know that I can use a Non integrated graphics cpu and just install a graphics card of random quality for basic video and it work? This would be a video card installed in the pci x16 slot as well.

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April 30, 2013 10:52:20 AM

As long as there is a PCIex16 slot (which there is) you can use a dedicated GPU. If you we to use onboard graphics, ex: using the video outputs from the motherboard instead of the GPUs outputs, it would have to come from an integrated GPU in the CPU.

It just means there in no integrated graphics chipset like what used to come with some motherboards.
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April 30, 2013 10:53:09 AM

You need a graphics card of some form to even use your computer if you are using a processor that does not suppourt integrated graphics. If its just for basic video work try a cheap low profile amd gpu like a 7770 its only 100$
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April 30, 2013 10:54:03 AM

No problem here... just let your BIOS know what you are doing.
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April 30, 2013 10:54:49 AM

Yes.
What this statement :"onboard graphics supported only with cpu with integrated graphics." means is that the motherboard is mostly just a passthrough. The integrated graphics in the CPU does all the work, and the motherboard provides a place to plug the monitor in.

The motherboard itself does little if anything with the video signal.

Yes, you can use an dedicated card.
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April 30, 2013 10:55:22 AM

what are you using the machine for. a 7770 may be overly expensive for your needs.
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April 30, 2013 10:57:07 AM

ryanrich83 said:
As long as there is a PCIex16 slot (which there is) you can use a dedicated GPU. If you we to use onboard graphics, ex: using the video outputs from the motherboard instead of the GPUs outputs, it would have to come from an integrated GPU in the CPU.

It just means there in no integrated graphics chipset like what used to come with some motherboards.


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April 30, 2013 11:00:29 AM

Then why not just select his as the best answer people dont seem to do that even though it gives us experiance points :( 
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April 30, 2013 11:07:35 AM

firo40 said:
Then why not just select his as the best answer people dont seem to do that even though it gives us experiance points :( 


This is my first post. Please excuse me. This is not the most user friendly posting I have seen but it works.
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April 30, 2013 11:17:16 AM

pcoperator said:
ryanrich83 said:
As long as there is a PCIex16 slot (which there is) you can use a dedicated GPU. If you we to use onboard graphics, ex: using the video outputs from the motherboard instead of the GPUs outputs, it would have to come from an integrated GPU in the CPU.

It just means there in no integrated graphics chipset like what used to come with some motherboards.


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No prob.
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