Solved! How to turn on both integrated + discrete GPU at same time

division_9

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Basically my acer laptop comes with two GPU's, a power saving Intel GMA HD and a Radeon mobility HD 5650, I'm hoping to to turn on both GPU's at the same time so I can use my HDTV, External monitor and laptop LCD screen at the same time to make a threeway display, I'm not interested in other solutions as I don't exactly have a huge amount of disposable funds.

I'm not interested in hearing anything else besides what I'm trying to achieve here.

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Bacterius

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I'm not interested in hearing anything else besides what I'm trying to achieve here.
I don't think it's possible - your motherboard can only handle one GPU at a time, it's a design limitation. But your single HD5650 should easily be able to handle a threeway display provided you're not playing too demanding games on it (if at all), and the OS should allow this to happen (provided your ATI drivers support this multimonitor functionality - which they should).
 

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I'm not interested in hearing anything else besides what I'm trying to achieve here.
I don't think it's possible - your motherboard can only handle one GPU at a time, it's a design limitation. But your single HD5650 should easily be able to handle a threeway display provided you're not playing too demanding games on it (if at all), and the OS should allow this to happen (provided your ATI drivers support this multimonitor functionality - which they should).
 
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