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No "Onboard" option in BIOS to use onboard graphics card, after installing a dedicated video card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 10, 2013 1:49:13 PM

I have an ECS motherboard with onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics with DVI and VGA ports. I was using the DVI earlier. I installed a NVDIA GeForce 210 PCIe x16 card and started using a dual monitor setup with its DVI and VGA. Now I would like to have a 3 monitor setup. I returned to BIOS to make onboard graphics a default option, but I do not see any way of telling the BIOS to use the onboard graphics. Only two options in "Init Display First" are PCI and PCIe. I confirmed that under "Integrated Peripherals" menu in BIOS, Onboard graphics is set to "UMA" (and not 'disabled' - these are only two options there). So, basically I am unable to use both the onboard graphics and PCIe card together to make a 3 monitor extended desktop. What am I doing wrong? Is this a MB limitation (to use either or)? What are my options?

Any help greatly appreciated!!

Motherboard: ECS A885GM-A2 (v1.1)
Video card: Gigabit x16 PCIe Nvidia GeForce 210
a c 187 U Graphics card
a c 431 V Motherboard
October 10, 2013 1:53:20 PM

in that same menu under primany display output should be a line called mulity monitor where it turns on the ipgpu and the gpu at the same time.
October 10, 2013 2:04:09 PM

Thanks smorizio. But no, there is no option like that. This is all I see:

Internal Graphics mode = UMA
Init Display First = PCI
Memory Remap Feature = Enabled
HDMI Audio = Enabled.

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a c 187 U Graphics card
a c 431 V Motherboard
October 17, 2013 2:42:49 PM

looks like you need to pick up a cheap video card. looks like on your bios the onboard vidoe gets turned off when i gpu is installed.
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