2 video cards....1 question

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by bloodred, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. bloodred

    bloodred GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    I have a pci e x16 graphic card(yes I know my computer is old) and I have a intergrated built into my MB I was wondering if I were to take out the on in my motherboard
    would the intergrated graphics card work again?
  2. Saken

    Saken GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    Well it should, but i don't get why you would want to go back to integrated graphics, it's a lot worse...
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Maybe I'm just midreading, but it sounds like you're trying to take out the IGP from "in" the motherboard... to make an IGP work... which doesn't make sense.

    Normally, when you use discreet graphics (i.e. an actual graphics card), the integrated graphics of the motherboard gets disabled to save energy and prevent I/O conflicts. If you take out the discreet graphics, the computer should automatically switch back to the integrated graphics when booting up, unless it's specifically disabled in the BIOS settings (a setting that's only useful if you're constantly switching graphics cards, e.g. for benchmarking purposes).

    This way of automatically switching graphics is useful because if something happens to the graphics card, and the IGP still works, it helps you identify exactly where the problem is.