How to enable integrated video card AND dedic

June 23, 2010 at 12:07:52
Specs: Windows XP

Hey-
So i recently installed a new video card (AMD Radeon HD 3470) on my computer (Hp Elite 7100 MT). As soon as I installed it my computer refuses to detect the integrated video cards. I have tried using ATI CCC, I tried making the onboard video cards the primary in BIOS but then it disabled the new video card.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO ENABLE BOTH so that my computer recognizes both??
THANKS!
Shie

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#1
June 23, 2010 at 12:41:35

Most times the answer is no. If the card is of the same stripe as the integrated graphics it automatically over rides the integrated.

Some motherboards do have what is called a hybrid graphics that is capable of using both but the motherboard would need to be a Crossfire capable board and even then it only works with certain add in and integrated card combinations.

If your motherboard does not have two dedicated graphics PCIe x16 slots then that doesn't apply to you.


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#2
June 23, 2010 at 12:50:33

hey OtheHill,
thanks for the reply! how do i find out if my mobo has a hybrid graphic that is capable of using both or if it is crossfire capable?
how do i find out if i have 2 dedicated graphics PCIe x16 slots?
thanks

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#3
June 23, 2010 at 13:09:25

Your HP is classified as a business machine. As such it won't have crossfire on the motherboard.

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#4
June 23, 2010 at 14:55:24

Your Elite 7100 MT is an Intel system? If so, there's just no way any Crossfire exists.

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#5
June 23, 2010 at 14:58:54

Ok, so no crossfire. Any other ways you can think of??

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#6
June 23, 2010 at 15:02:38

No, there is no way to use both unless you have two different type of Graphics. For instance, the integrated is PCIe and you install a old PCI graphics card (not the same as PCIe) then you could use both.

What are you trying to accomplish? Doesn't the ATI Radeon card have two connections on it?


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#7
June 23, 2010 at 15:06:41

yeah it has two but we have a ton of them here in the office and instead of buying a ton of adapters from hdmi to dvi and/or vga we wanted to know if there was a way to do it.

I know one of them is PCIe (not sure what that is) but i dunno if the rest are. Is it possible one is ATI or is that not even related?


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#8
June 23, 2010 at 15:12:17

So, you are installing ATI cards in multiple business computers? Can I ask why?

Also, why the need for more than one monitor?


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#9
June 23, 2010 at 15:26:36

No idea, no idea. Just doing what Im told.

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#10
June 23, 2010 at 15:32:26

"I know one of them is PCIe (not sure what that is) but i dunno if the rest are. Is it possible one is ATI or is that not even related?"

Assuming this is some sort of business environment, are you even qualified to be doing upgrades? Based on the questions you've asked, you have no idea what you're doing.

Here's the specs to the Elite 7100 MicroTower:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/e...


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#11
June 23, 2010 at 16:24:23

If I understand correctly, someone bought a bunch of HD 3470's for a bunch of Elite 7100's? Why? Do you know?

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#12
June 23, 2010 at 16:30:25

"IS THERE ANY WAY TO ENABLE BOTH so that my computer recognizes both??"

Short answer = NO.


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#13
June 23, 2010 at 16:30:26

Turns out I think we will just use the adapters, i think its easiest. Thanks for all the input (except jam) !

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#14
June 23, 2010 at 17:01:37

jam say something that wasn't true or just hurt your feelings?

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#15
June 23, 2010 at 17:07:28

a little bit of both

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#16
June 23, 2010 at 19:08:42

mission accomplished

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