glinke123

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Hello all!

I am soon to purchase an additional monitor (for a total of 3) and was wondering, I plan to use this for solely web browsing/having discord open/coding. Do I really need the performance from plugging it into my GPU over my MOBO for these functions? I would plug it in to my GPU but I just want a cheap monitor that rotates to portrait, so I don't have enough HDMI connectors open on my GPU to house this one anyways.

Thanks!!!
 

piechockidocent9

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You have to check specs of ur motherboard. Simultaneous use of both built-in and dedicated gpu is not a common feature, most motherboards will not allow that due to resource conflicts.
 

Math Geek

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it won't hurt the gpu to run all at once. no reason to worry about it. if the gpu can run 3 monitors then it should have at least 3 outputs. get any adapter you may need to work the 3rd monitor and never look back :)

i run 3 myself with one using DP, one on HDMI and the 3rd on DVI (this is what my gpu has on it). needed an adapter for the DVI connection but $5 and it's all good now. sounds like you are over thinking this and don't need to spend the time trying to do anything fancy. a basic display uses little gpu power anyway.
 

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