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Old 05-09-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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That has nothing to do with integrated graphics. It has to do with the motherboard.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Doing just fine with my setup. Running ultra on everything zero issues..

Processor
...
Memory RAM 16 GB
As long as people are posting this stuff, I have a couple questions.

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Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Dedicated Memory 8.0 GB
Total Memory 15 GB
I guess I understand total memory?
but what is "dedicated memory" and is it important?

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Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (build 16299), 64-bit
Drive 1 Size 1.8 TB
Drive 2 Size 465.8 GB
When did we stop using Drive 0 and Drive 1,
is this new with Win 10? or just more humanly readable,
compliments of the person posting?

Aslo, of the computers I have bought, exactly ONE of them
had drive 1 as boot, and drive 0 as "D" drive.
Is there a right and wrong way to do this?
or does it not matter?


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You won't.

I used to run dual 32" 1440p monitors off an old Thinkpad laptop with integrated graphics Now it's run off newer laptop with a 1060, but the graphics card has nothing to do with running two monitors. That's just because sometimes I like to play games when I'm away from my desktop.

A $50 videocard will run two monitors just as well as a [screaming expensive card]. Just need two video out ports, which many motherboards do not have. ...
You are right, and someone else told me the same thing. I need the two video ports, and that is why I thought I might need a moderately high priced ($100-$200) card.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That has nothing to do with integrated graphics. It has to do with the motherboard.
Yes, it does! It is still the video card that handles ALL Video Out operations. It doesn't matter if the video card is integrated or discrete. If you don't have dual outs, what do you do? Install a new video card. Which then disables what?!?! THE GRAPHICS CARD ON THE MOBO.

If you upgrade your motherboard and it has 2 video outputs it is because it has a BETTER INTEGRATED VIDEO GRAPHICS card.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Dedicated memory is memory on the graphics card as opposed to total memory which is memory graphics card + accessible system memory. It's not relevant for most people.

A motherboard with dual video out (DVI/HDMI, for example) will also work. Just need to make sure that it will output on both simultaneously. Honestly not sure how common it is these days but you used to see boards that did have two video out but could only output on one or could only output cloned. Sub $50 is fine, GT 710, GS 8400 GS. They're pretty much all DVI + HDMI. I doubt they even make one that only has one video out.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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As long as people are posting this stuff, I have a couple questions.
I guess I understand total memory?
but what is "dedicated memory" and is it important?
A motherboard with builtin graphics rarely has dedicated memory. So you'll see "GTX 680 with 2 GB shared".
This means that graphics card will use your system RAM. So if you have 4 gb of RAM, your video card may steal a GB of that to use for itself when it needs it.
A card with dedicated memory has it's own RAM on the video card itself, so it never needs to borrow system memory. It's always available. Just for the card.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yes, it does! It is still the video card that handles ALL Video Out operations. It doesn't matter if the video card is integrated or discrete. If you don't have dual outs, what do you do? Install a new video card. Which then disables what?!?! THE GRAPHICS CARD ON THE MOBO.

If you upgrade your motherboard and it has 2 video outputs it is because it has a BETTER INTEGRATED VIDEO GRAPHICS card.
Motherboards with graphics cards are rare these days, hell they were rare back in the day. The other 99% of the time it means you got a motherboard with better I/O and are rocking the same integrated graphics unless you also upgraded CPUs. So yeah, in the incredibly rare exception that you're talking about mobo integrated graphics, but then it's still the mobo =D
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Y If you don't have dual outs, what do you do?
Will these work?

https://www.cdw.com/product/StarTech...g!325399804929!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yes.

Problem with splitters is they're splitters. They split a signal. Works great if you want two monitors displaying the same thing. If not, need either dual video out or DisplayPort. You can daisy chain multiple monitors off one DP.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No, that won't work for an extended desktop. As M said it's going to split it.
I can't think of any reason you would want to do that.
This will though:
https://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Rad...rds=video+card
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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The option I took to operate my dual monitor setup was to buy a fanless graphics card. I don't game, so higher end specs don't matter. What I do a lot of is photoshop and lightroom, plus some video editing, and the card supports acceleration. Newegg (among many other, I suspect) has a page of them: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...d=1&Submit=ENE
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