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Should i put igpu on "always on" option in bios ?

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June 8, 2012 3:38:45 PM

Is there any reason i should force the igpu to be "always on" ? I heard that i will get increased performance in games , but i want to ask before doing it .
my gpu is geforce gt 440 , the igpu is geforce 7050 /nforce 630a , so they will use same drivers from nvidia

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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:45:44 PM

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I heard that i will get increased performance in games

Where? Because whoever told you that doesn't know what they're talking about.

Turning the integrated GPU on turns your discrete GPU off. You can't use both.
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:50:26 PM

yes, if you don't have discrete card.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:51:39 PM

xtreme5 said:
yes, if you don't have discrete card.

He does.
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my gpu is geforce gt 440
June 8, 2012 3:59:11 PM

actualy i turned it on , and it only apears in the nvidia control panel as my 2nd gpu , but i cant plug my monitor in it (it keeps saying "no signal" :o  ) still idk what it gives me ( only know that it takes 128 mb ram :X )
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:59:51 PM

Because you're using the discrete GPU. Forget about the integrated GPU, it's of no use to you.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 4:07:43 PM

AFAIK, there was the 9300/730 chipset that could "hybrid sli" a 8500 or 8600 discrete card to improve performance. but i don't think that your system set up will benefit from enabling the mGPU with a dGPU.

unless you're using a multi monitor set up, just turn it off.
June 8, 2012 4:18:54 PM

Btw i wanted to use the iGPU as primary and the GPU as secondary card cause i cant install Windows 8 Release Preview with the gt 440 - the screen is messed up with the GT 440 and im geting an error at "preparing" , everything is ok with the iGPU https://www.dropbox.com/sh/25f6trcjmgzgb27/ZVTlGuuXPb the last 2 pics are with the iGPU (the pics arent myne , but the problems are the same , the only thing is that im not geting that error from the last pick with the igpu)
I dont think you can help me with that , so ty for the answers !
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 4:23:53 PM

remove the 440 and install W8. than AFTER installation, replace the 440 and see if you run into problems.
June 8, 2012 4:25:57 PM

i tried it , could reach the desktop but the screen was messed up again , and the pc self restarted
June 8, 2012 4:32:19 PM

i know only that its 450 w , but think the problem isnt in it cause i can oc this card without any problems on windows 7 x64 - core from 810 to 865 , memory from 1600(3200) to 1920 (3840)
June 8, 2012 4:36:24 PM

the videocard is palit , but if you are asking about the psu - i told you i know only that its 450 w nothing more is writen on it
June 8, 2012 4:45:33 PM

Idk but it worked and still works well , just windows 8 RP is making this problem [ my pc restarts when i reach the desktop on win 8 ( un oc card) and i dont have any problems on win 7 (oc card) i tried even to de-oc my processor ,but the results were the same]
June 8, 2012 4:50:55 PM

y i know its just a beta but the DP and CP versions worked fine :D  , ill wait for the full Windows 8 then , but if the same problem apears with it .. ill be screwed :D 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 6:17:39 PM

letsplay2 said:
i tried it , could reach the desktop but the screen was messed up again , and the pc self restarted

tried what? in other words what steps did you take and when did it get flonky please.
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