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Can VGA and PCIE work together?

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April 19, 2012 5:05:39 AM

Hey guys,

Recently purchased a sapphire radeon 6870 hd. During the install I uninstalled the VGA radeon 4250 hd driver. After booting up my computer was only detecting the 6870. I was wondering if there was a way to use them in tandem or if only pcie cards can be used together.

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard - Qty: 1
Motherboard Specifications
Processor Socket AMD
Processor Interface Socket AM3
Form Factor Micro ATX
Processors Supported AMD Sempron
AMD Phenom II
AMD Athlon II
Additional Technologies AMD Cool 'n' Quiet
Multi-GPU Support Hybrid CrossFire
HyperTransport Bus 2600MHz (5200 MT/s)
Chipset
Northbridge AMD 880G
Southbridge AMD SB710
Memory
Memory Supported 1066MHz DDR3
Memory Type DDR3
Number of Pins 240-Pin
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB - 32bit
16GB - 64bit
Number of Slots 4
Max. Memory Supported Per Slot 4GB
Audio
Channels 8 Channels
LAN
LAN Type 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit
I/O Ports
PS/2 Keyboard Connectors 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
Serial Communication Ports 1
USB Ports (Total) 12
USB Rear Panel Ports 6
USB Onboard Headers 3 - (expandable to 6 USB ports)
LAN Ports 1
IDE Headers 1
Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Headers 6
ATX Power Connectors 1 24-Pin Connector
PC Power Connectors 1 - 4 Pin
S/PDIF Connectors 1
VGA Ports 1
DVI Ports 1
HDMI Ports 1
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots 1
PCI Express X1 Slots 2
PCI Express X16 Slots 1
Video
Video Chipset ATI Radeon HD4250
Video Memory 1GB
RAID
RAID Support Yes
RAID Modes 0
1
10
JBOD

Sapphire:
Brand
SAPPHIRE
Model
100314-3L
Interface
Interface
PCI Express 2.1 x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer
AMD
GPU
Radeon HD 6870
Stream Processors
1120 Stream Processing Units
Memory
Memory Size
1GB
Memory Interface
256-bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
3D API
DirectX
DirectX 11
OpenGL
OpenGL 4.1
Ports
HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort
DVI
2 x DVI (1 Single Link, 1 Dual Link)
General
RAMDAC
400 MHz
Max Resolution
2560 x 1600
Eyefinity Support
Yes
CrossFireX Support
Yes
Cooler
With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes
HDCP Ready
Yes

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April 19, 2012 5:14:33 AM

What you're looking for is called AMD Hybrid Crossfire. But it will not work with a 6870.

The Hybrid technology was supposed to crossfire a weak card with the integrated GPU to form essentially a better card. But newer and more powerful cards cannot do it.
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April 19, 2012 5:15:01 AM

90% sure you can't use Onboards in Crossfire/SLI, but if you bought an APU and a GPU From the same series as the integrated graphics on that, you should be able to, in your case I don't think it's an option even if Crossfire were possible, they're not anywhere near eachother in respects of series/models.
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April 19, 2012 11:36:29 AM

I figured that'd be the case just wanted to confirm. THanks guys
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April 19, 2012 11:36:42 AM

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