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Can I use all monitor ports with Dual Graphics?

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February 16, 2012 7:10:33 PM

My computer as an A8-3800 APU with AMD Radeon HD 6550D. The computer has 2 DVI ports. I use both DVI ports for 2 monitors. If I get a HD 6670 to enable dual graphics, will it let me continue to use the 2 DVI ports on the motherboard and 2 of the 3 video ports on the 6670 for a max of 4 displays?

I want to get a HD 6670 with HDMI to connect to the TV.

Thanks for help.
a b C Monitor
February 16, 2012 7:26:47 PM

Yes, you should be able to use all of them.
If the only reason you want the 6670 for is HDMI, look into a DVI to HDMI adaptor. Granted it won't carry sound but it should do the job.
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February 17, 2012 1:02:12 PM

I still need the 2 DVI ports for monitors so a DVI->HDMI won't work. Plus its for TV so I need sound.

I have a HP P7-1174. I just saw HP specifications for the video graphics says
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=e...

Is dual graphics dependent on the motherboard and bios? Or did they just say that in case someone puts like a Nvidia or some other card without dual graphics compatibility?


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a b C Monitor
February 17, 2012 1:58:22 PM

Well it would work when you run dual graphics, because dual graphics is just like crossfire where two cards work together :) . However by looking at HP specs I don't think you can dual graphic your system, I don't have this HP but I just go by the specification they provide. It's better not to risk to waste your money :) . That's what bad of buying prebuild. However you can get a 6770 which should support 4 monitors. Here is it:

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-E...

Oh yes, I forget, you need to upgrade your PSU, thanks striker 410!
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a b C Monitor
February 17, 2012 5:06:33 PM

He can't get a 6770 without getting a new PSU.
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