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Do i use onboard hdmi port or graphicscard mini hdmi for monitor?

#1AnthonyanaPosted 6/6/2012 12:19:49 AM
Hello there. I just recieved my alienware x51 system today. I wasnt sure if im suppose to use the onboard hdmi port for my display or do i connect it threw the mini hdmi port at the bottom located on the card? If i use the onboard will i get the nvidia graphics card or will it pik up the intergrated Intel card? I was reading the guide and it recomends using the intergrated onboard hdmi connector to enable intelligent graphics switching. Does this mean it will switch back and forth between display cards if need be?
#2AlleRacingPosted 6/6/2012 12:24:43 AM
Use the port on the GPU.
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#3Anthonyana(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 12:26:22 AM
Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching technology is what my system uses. So i connect to the graphics port then. thanks
#4Anthonyana(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 9:21:35 AM
bump
#5Anthonyana(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 9:37:39 AM
The salesman told me touse the onboard motherboard it switches back and forth. DOes this work proper in games?
#6CarefreeDudePosted 6/6/2012 9:41:13 AM
in general, connect anything to the GPU. onboard graphics may be able to handle websites, but are useless for games, and some movies.
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