2 Display Adapters

July 2, 2009 at 16:10:15
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello forumites,

I was testing out a benchmark for a game and found that the video card used by computer is the Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller.

I am also aware though that I have the NVIDIA GeForce 8400 on my computer as well. I checked this under the Device Manager tab with the location at PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0.

I then disabled the Intel adapter, but upon retesting of the benchmark, it still indicates that the Intel Graphics card is being used.

I have done a search around and found that I may have to change BIOS settings? My computer is a HP Pavillion 6440, and when I pull up the BIOS there is a line that says Primary video adaptor with the 3 options being:
1) PCI
2) Onboard
3) PCI-E

The current option selected is PCI. I decided not to tamper with it and thought I would ask if anyone knew how to resolve this issue?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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July 2, 2009 at 16:24:10
If the onboard isn't disabled in the BIOS, then that's the video being used.


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July 2, 2009 at 20:48:08
The simplest way to tell is where is the monitor connected at the back of the computer. if it is actually connected to the motherboard then the connector will be on the main back panel of the motherboard. If it is connected to the add-on card it will connected to one of the PCI or PCIe slots.

I have found that when using the AMD graphics adapter and an Intel graphics controller is used as well that you should disable the onboard graphics controll through the BIOS and then also remove the intel driver files from the add/remove application also as they will still conflict.

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July 2, 2009 at 21:11:43
The reason why the benchmark said that you were using the Intel controller is because that's what the monitor is plugged into. Unplug the monitor and plug it into the PCI graphics card and you'll be using that controller.

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