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June 11, 2013 5:11:00 PM

I have 2 monitors right now my main one is plugged into my graphics card through HDMI and my second monitor is plugged in thourgh my motherboard which is VGA and was wondering if I should unlplug the 2nd monitor from my motherboard and just have both of the monitors in the graphics card
June 11, 2013 5:36:07 PM

That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.
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June 11, 2013 5:51:57 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


Some setups actually disable integrated when a GPU is installed too. I've found I can't use integrated when it is plugged in.
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June 11, 2013 5:54:41 PM

PyjamasCat said:
dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


Some setups actually disable integrated when a GPU is installed too. I've found I can't use integrated when it is plugged in.


In any case, he still must plug them both into his GPU.
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June 11, 2013 6:13:30 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
PyjamasCat said:
dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


Some setups actually disable integrated when a GPU is installed too. I've found I can't use integrated when it is plugged in.


In any case, he still must plug them both into his GPU.


Sorry. I've just realised the relevance of my input is near zero haha. :lol: 
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June 11, 2013 6:16:17 PM

PyjamasCat said:
dannyboy2233 said:
PyjamasCat said:
dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


Some setups actually disable integrated when a GPU is installed too. I've found I can't use integrated when it is plugged in.


In any case, he still must plug them both into his GPU.


Sorry. I've just realised the relevance of my input is near zero haha. :lol: 


Haha no worries ;) 
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June 11, 2013 8:06:46 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


What if I only use my 2nd monitor for only reddit and youtube
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June 11, 2013 8:16:51 PM

Brett Fels said:
dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


What if I only use my 2nd monitor for only reddit and youtube


It won't disadvantage the GPU in any way if that is what your thinking. I've done similar before and the difference between 1080p game + extra monitor for internet and just the one 1080p game I saw was not visible at all.
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June 11, 2013 8:25:55 PM

PyjamasCat said:
Brett Fels said:
dannyboy2233 said:
That means that one monitor is being powered by GPU, one by the onboard graphics of your CPU. Plug them both into the GPU.


What if I only use my 2nd monitor for only reddit and youtube


It won't disadvantage the GPU in any way if that is what your thinking. I've done similar before and the difference between 1080p game + extra monitor for internet and just the one 1080p game I saw was not visible at all.


So it doesnt advantage or disadvantage me either way
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June 11, 2013 8:32:12 PM

Well, you may find your CPU runs hotter with intergrated ON.
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