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Does using my Intel HD Graphics 3000 for a second monitor affect my AMD Radeon HD 6950?

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October 3, 2013 10:14:29 PM

So I found an old monitor in my house and decided to plug it in but it only has VGA connectors and my 6950 doesn't have VGA connectors. So I plugged it into the VGA slot on my pc and turned my Intel HD Graphics 3000 back on in my bios to run the second monitor.

Does this affect my 6950 in any way? My games seem to run fine and MSI Afterburner shows my 6950 when I run it.
October 3, 2013 10:29:03 PM

1st you can always buy a VGA to DVI adapter.

2nd the Intel Graphics is a CPU embedded graphics so it uses the cpu only.

The only effect i know of is that it might slow down a bit your overall performance if you will run graphic apps on the Intel Graphics 3000.


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a b C Monitor
October 4, 2013 12:30:44 AM

I would recommend the DVI to VGA. I believe the bottom DVI is the one that works with VGA.
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October 4, 2013 1:45:47 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would recommend the DVI to VGA. I believe the bottom DVI is the one that works with VGA.


Yea I just don't have it so I was wondering if what I am currently doing affects anything.
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October 4, 2013 1:54:50 AM

It doesnt. I'm surprised it worked, usually integrated disables itself.
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October 4, 2013 7:27:58 AM

Deemo13 said:
It doesnt. I'm surprised it worked, usually integrated disables itself.


Yea it didn't work but I forced it it bios so I could use my monitor.
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October 4, 2013 9:10:13 PM

I would have just recommended an adapter, but I guess that works too. Your 6950 still works? Usually its one or the other.
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October 4, 2013 11:37:50 PM

Deemo13 said:
I would have just recommended an adapter, but I guess that works too. Your 6950 still works? Usually its one or the other.


Yep. 6950 working fine here and second screen works fine running off the Intel Graphics too.
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October 5, 2013 12:53:33 AM

Happy to hear it works!
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