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Forcing Windows to show use onboard graphics as well as video card

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November 20, 2013 4:41:39 PM

I'm trying to hook up a third screen using the integrated VGA port, along with the two ports from the video card. I know its possible, as I enabled the feature "intel multiple monitor" in BIOS, that allows you to use video card and onboard graphics concurrently.

However because the video card is enabled the onboard graphics are not coming up in device manager nor in the display settings. Is there any way you can force Windows to recgonise the onboard graphics so a 3-monitor setup can be achieved. Thanks.

Tried temporarily disabling the video card but did not work.

Desktop PC running Windows 7. Dell XPS8300 model.
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November 20, 2013 4:55:40 PM

Try disabling the card in bios. Load windows using just the onboard and let windows download the drivers for it. Restart and re-enable the card in bios.
And I'm not exactly sure but I think that "intel multiple monitor" feature only lets you run two monitors - 1 on the card and 1 on onboard.
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November 20, 2013 4:55:52 PM

Intel has a very specific way for this to be enabled and it must be followed for it to work, this link will walk you through it;

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-syst...
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November 21, 2013 1:13:26 AM

inzone said:
Intel has a very specific way for this to be enabled and it must be followed for it to work, this link will walk you through it;

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-syst...


Thanks, I had a feeling the process involved un-seating the graphics card, which is something I don't have time to do at the moment because of where the computer is located, but will give it a go sometime in the future.

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