Windows 10: Dedicated graphic card display improperly. Solved

  1.    02 Dec 2016 #1

    Dedicated graphic card display improperly.

    I bought new PC and connect my graphic card (GTX 1060) to HDMI port of my monitor. I also connect VGA ports of monitor and motherboard. The problem is the graphic card cannot display desktop icons, applications...... The screenshot I took show 2 desktops: normal one of Intel HD 530 and blank desktop of GTX 1060.
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    Another thing is there is no option for "Preferred graphic processor" in NVIDIA Control Panel so I cannot use it to play video games:
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    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       02 Dec 2016 #2

    Have you tried disabling the onboard graphics?
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  3.    02 Dec 2016 #3

    Yes, I tried to disable onboard graphic driver, it turn out horribly. It switch to the GTX 1060 for display and as you can see: no icons, no windows of program.... it only shows the taskbar. So I have to remove motherboard battery to reset the driver default.
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  4.    02 Dec 2016 #4

    Switch to GTX1060 graphics then go to NVidia control panel and check the "resolution" settings for the display (i.e. is it 1080x1920 if connected to TV, or set to whatever your display's native resolution is?). There is also a setting for "desktop size and position". I think you just need to set up the card correctly.

    You can disable the on-board graphics by going to Device Manger and right clicking on the on-board graphics and selecting "disable". You should also check your BIOS settings to be sure it is set to use the "PCIe" graphics over the "on-board" graphics.
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  5.    02 Dec 2016 #5

    Are you using two monitors? If so, they should both be connected to the 1060 outputs. If you are using one monitor why are you connecting it with both HDMI (1060) and VGA (motherboard)? For one monitor you only need the 1060 connection and disable the on-board graphics.
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  6.    02 Dec 2016 #6

    I only use 1 monitor. I am connect to both ports because my GTX 1060 does not display properly. When I try to solve the problem, I switch between HDMI and VGA input to check if the GTX 1060 display the same as onboard Intel Graphics.

    The screenshot below show 2 displays of 2 cards: the left one is Intel Graphics 530, the right one is GTX 1060. I open Firefox window but the GTX does not show any window of Firefox, only the taskbar. Even the taskbar is not the same.
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  7.    02 Dec 2016 #7

    Okay. Just switching back and forth will cause problems because Windows still sees 2 graphics devices. You need to disable the on-board graphics, disconnect the VGA, and re-boot your system. Then check in Device Manager to be sure only the 1060 shows under the Display Adapters, and then check the Monitors tab to see what it says about the monitor. Have you installed the monitor driver?
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  8.    02 Dec 2016 #8

    I disconnect VGA port and it really works. Didn't think it would be this simple. Thank you very much!!
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  9.    02 Dec 2016 #9

    Glad you got it sorted out!
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