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I have a motherboard with an onboard HD 3100, it has DVI and VGA. I also have a HD 4830 videocard with 2 DVI. I'm wondering if I can plug a monitor into the HD 3100 VGA and still reviece the full power of my HD 4830. My motherboard supports hybrid crossfire... all I know about hybrid crossfire is that it has to do with sharing GPU's not much else.

ATM i'm using a DVI monitor hooked directly to the videocard. If it's possible to plug a monitor into the onboard graphics while utalizing the graphics card in the pci-e slot would I need to configure it somehow? if so, how?

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Depends on the board. Some of them you can use both onboard and a separate card, others will only let you use one or the other.
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I have a motherboard with an onboard HD 3100, it has DVI and VGA. I also have a HD 4830 videocard with 2 DVI. I'm wondering if I can plug a monitor into the HD 3100 VGA and still reviece the full power of my HD 4830. My motherboard supports hybrid crossfire... all I know about hybrid crossfire is that it has to do with sharing GPU's not much else.

ATM i'm using a DVI monitor hooked directly to the videocard. If it's possible to plug a monitor into the onboard graphics while utalizing the graphics card in the pci-e slot would I need to configure it somehow? if so, how?



Usually you cannot because most of the time you have to disable the onboard video for the Pci express slot video card to properly work.

Look up your mobo's user manual online from the manufacturer. It will more than likely be in a .PDF format.
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