Question Can I connect my monitor to the motherboard while still using the installed video card?

SenaHeaven

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Hello

Long story short: my GTX 1050 ti 's ports died and it won't connect to any monitor no matter which port I use.

I have Team Viewer installed in my PC so even without the monitor I could connect and see if it was still working - and it did - Windows 10 boots normally and it still detect the video card and doesn't report any issue.

I already brought my PC to assistance and all they told me is to throw the video card away and get a new one.

I was thinking if it was possible instead to connect my monitor to my motherboard (MSI H110M PRO-VH ) while still using the video card, somehow, I would really rather not throw in the trash a still semi-functioning 1050 ti..... (warranty is expired on it btw).
 

Eximo

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Some motherboards will let you do this with a BIOS setting. This re-enabled the onboard Intel graphics outputs. So step one would be to remove the GPU, go into the BIOS, change that setting and re-install your GPU (Assuming it is still functional)

Once in Windows you would then have to use preferences to use the 1050Ti as the "high performance" option on each individual application. Essentially you would be treating your desktop as a laptop where you set certain programs to run on the onboard video vs the discrete graphics card.

I believe this guide for getting a video card with no display outputs to operate via the motherboard might come in handy. You can ignore the driver modifications though: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1029382-hacking-nvidias-drivers/

Watch the video and they cover the steps for setting applications to use the discrete card.
 
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SenaHeaven

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Update: Nothing, seems like my motherboard can either disable or enable the video card, no in betweens, If I disable the video card obviously it doesn't appear in Windows, if I enable the video it automatically tries to boot from it resulting in black screen.
 

TJ Hooker

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What is the name of the setting you're changing? Do you have something like "default display device"? I would try keeping the monitor plugged the 1050 Ti in addition to the iGPU. Even if the outputs aren't functional, the graphics card may still be able to detect that a display is connected, which I think may be important for doing the iGPU passthrough thing described above.
 

SenaHeaven

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What is the name of the setting you're changing? Do you have something like "default display device"? I would try keeping the monitor plugged the 1050 Ti in addition to the iGPU. Even if the outputs aren't functional, the graphics card may still be able to detect that a display is connected, which I think may be important for doing the iGPU passthrough thing described above.
I don't remember exactly the name of the setting but either way it's too late now, already installed an older video card now, will keep the 1050ti around maybe I can try again in the future but right now I kind of need my PC back on.

Thanks again for the replies tho
 
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