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Added video card... and onboard video disabled?

HP Pavilion p6-2127c
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, and thanks in advance for reading this.  At the shop I work at, we'd like to run three monitors on this Pavilion.  Nothing crazy in terms of video requirements - normal desktop stuff and YouTube videos.

 

The onboard Radeon doesn't have all the ports I needed, so I picked up a GeForce 8600GS card from EVGA with 1gb of onboard memory (thinking that I'd just run the 3rd screen off of it).

 

Now it seems the onboard Radeon is disabled.  I get two screens lit up properly when they're plugged into the EVGA card, but nothing when I connect them to the onboard ports.

 

I assume one of three things has happened:

1. The onboard card is automatically disabled when a discrete card is installed.

2. I can't run these particular AMD and nVidia cards in the same box (which would be my screwup, I realize).

3. Something I haven't thought of yet.

 

Anyone know what's wrong and how I'd go about getting what I want (ideally both cards active)?

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Added video card... and onboard video disabled?

Hi:

 

Your #1 is the reason.  The onboard graphics is automatically disabled when an add on vide card is installed.

 

No way around it.

 

Below is the link to the product specs page for your PC.  Under the video graphics section it indicates that the onboard video is disabled when a graphics card is added.

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p6-Desktop-PC-series/5187028/model/5258432/document/...

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