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Intel HD 4000 + radeon hd 6870

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February 19, 2013 4:15:35 PM

I have 3 monitors. I'd like the Intel graphics to drive two of them and the discrete card to drive the last one for gaming. I know the 6870 supports 3 monitors, but I'd like to offload some work to the Intel based card so my frame rate while gaming will go up (my card maxes out on memory usage and this would free up ~100mb).

I was originally able to install the intel drivers, but it couldnt find a display. I updated the motherboards BIOS thinking it would help, but it didn't. Now, when I try installing the intel drivers it says "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

I've read other posts where people had 0 issues getting this setup to work, yet for me it hasn't worked on two motherboards of different brands so far. Is there something I'm missing here?

Current setup:
asus p8z77-v deluxe w/ latest bios
ivy bridge i7-3770k
radeon hd 6870
other stuff isnt important (i think..)

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February 19, 2013 4:36:04 PM

Nope. What's it do? which version of the product is free?
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February 19, 2013 4:45:59 PM

there is an option in the BIOS to activate the IGP when a PCIe card is installed, you should turn that on, so the system can recognize the intel IGP. I can't remember exactly where the option was, but it isn't difficult to find.
Hope that helps
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February 21, 2013 9:04:43 PM

javier_machuk said:
there is an option in the BIOS to activate the IGP when a PCIe card is installed, you should turn that on, so the system can recognize the intel IGP. I can't remember exactly where the option was, but it isn't difficult to find.
Hope that helps



I haven't had a chance to check on this yet, but will doing this use up any PCI express lanes?
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February 21, 2013 9:12:04 PM

No you are only really using one card also. Would you by chance have the model number for your card or a link to the card you have there is a very good chance that you would be able to just use your single card.
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February 22, 2013 7:22:23 AM

bigshootr8 said:
No you are only really using one card also. Would you by chance have the model number for your card or a link to the card you have there is a very good chance that you would be able to just use your single card.


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"I know the 6870 supports 3 monitors, but I'd like to offload some work to the Intel based card so my frame rate while gaming will go up (my card maxes out on memory usage and this would free up ~100mb). "
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February 22, 2013 5:27:41 PM

You would more then likely do the reverse by doing so because your CPU would take memory from your system memory to could be a gig could be 2 gigabytes. And are you looking to span your games or just play on one screen.
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February 22, 2013 6:21:04 PM

The game is on 1 screen. I have tons of memory to spare so that shouldn't be an issue.
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February 22, 2013 7:15:04 PM

Oh okay that makes a bit more sense yea then you could easily do that I would think. Doe your bios have graphic input priority? There is a video that kind of goes over what you are doing maybe this will be helpful to you. I'm not sure if your bios will allow you to do this but this should give you an idea of what you can do.

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