Windows 10: GPU is ignored by computer.


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Jun 2016 #1

    GPU is ignored by computer.


    I have a AMD XFX HD 6870 and my computer is ignoring it, running off my integrated graphics instead.
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  2. Posts : 478
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       08 Jun 2016 #2

    Change preference in BIOS .....
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #3

    RWOne said: View Post
    Change preference in BIOS .....
    I did...
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  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #4

    Also forgot to mention, it was working fine yesterday.
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  5.    08 Jun 2016 #5

    What ports are your monitors connected to?

    I can't imagine how you'd get anything from the onboard graphics if your monitors are connected only to the discrete 6870 card.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #6

    I plugged the display cable into the motherboard, and that's how I was able to tell the graphics card was being ign
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  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #7

    Dumbbird said: View Post
    I plugged the display cable into the motherboard, and that's how I was able to tell the graphics card was being ign
    Accidentally clicked post. -_-
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  •    08 Jun 2016 #8

    Dumbbird said: View Post
    I plugged the display cable into the motherboard, and that's how I was able to tell the graphics card was being ign
    By "being ignored", do you mean that it's not working?

    If the monitor is connected to the 6870, do you see a display before the machine boots into Windows? If so, that probably means that the 6870 isn't broken.

    One guess: your graphics drivers could have been changed by Windows Update. (That assumes that you haven't disabled that. You can't turn off Windows Update altogether, but you can forbid driver updates.)
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  • Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #9

    bobkn said: View Post
    By "being ignored", do you mean that it's not working?

    If the monitor is connected to the 6870, do you see a display before the machine boots into Windows? If so, that probably means that the 6870 isn't broken.

    One guess: your graphics drivers could have been changed by Windows Update. (That assumes that you haven't disabled that. You can't turn off Windows Update altogether, but you can forbid driver updates.)
    If I plug my monitor into the GPU, the monitor says "No Signal".
    If I plug it into the motherboard, (On-board graphics) I have an output.
    And the 6870 gives no output at all.
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  •    09 Jun 2016 #10

    That sounds like pretty dead graphic card if monitor is not registering it. Before you chuck it try few things. Re-seat the card in the PCIe slot and/or try it in another slot. Check the power connector from PSU to card.
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