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Topic: Can't enable both Dedicated and onboard graphics
Posted By: Auroll
Subject: Can't enable both Dedicated and onboard graphics
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 10:54pm
" rel="nofollow - Hi everyone... I have recently bought an Asrock z370 extreme 4... I wanted to plug my hdmi monitor in my dedicated graphic card and my painting display which has a vga plug in the motherboard since my dedicated graphic card doesnt have one... but I can't seem to find any way to activate both cards. All the solutions I find online say to find certain sections in the bios that I don't have. The only option I see in my bios is to select primary graphic card.. nothing else

Any solutions? Thanks all of you in advance

Posted By: ASRock_TSD
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 12:02pm
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Dear Auroll,


Thank you for choosing ASRock.


Regarding your case, you can set the IGPU Multi-Monitor to enable onboard graphic and PCIE graphic card at the same time.

BIOS Path: Advanced > Chipset Configuration > IGPU Multi-Monitor

Please make sure press F10 to save the configuration after BIOS setting.


Thank you!

Yours truly,


Posted By: codepearlex
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 9:36am
Unfortunately it's not that easy. I've been having the same problem with the "X370 Pro 4". There is no option to enable iGPU under Advanced > Chipset Configurations (there isn't even "Chipset Configurations".

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"AMD PBS" shows that the external graphics card is the primary graphics device but there are no iGPU options around:" rel="nofollow -

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Posted By: derekjp33
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2018 at 5:58am
" rel="nofollow - Having a similar issue.

Chipset configuration is nowhere to be found within my ASRock AB350 Pro4's BIOS Advanced Settings. 

Very little help on youtube and via googling concepts relative to this problem. 

I, too, simply wish to enable the onboard graphics. 

Again, there is no chipset configuration under advanced settings, what then??

Thanks in advance,

Posted By: codepearlex
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2018 at 7:05am
" rel="nofollow - What CPU do you have installed?

Posted By: derekjp33
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 3:35am
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For me, this issue is now SOLVED - here's what I found. 

Thank you for responding to my post so quickly. 
And yup, that's exactly the issue, the CPU nor MoBo contain integrated graphics. Had no idea!! 

JUST before filling out a support ticket to ASRock, I tried one final phrase idea in google... and then the truth set me free. 

CPU:  Ryzen 5 2600 - contains no integrated graphics
MoBo: ASRock AB350 Pro 4 - same situation

For anyone experiencing a similar issue, this thread was most helpful.

And the 3rd post of this ASRock thread says basically the same thing, in case one of these links malfunctions within a "future" iteration of reality.

"You must use a video card with Ryzen 7 processors (and 5 apparently). Just because a mother board has video output connectors, does not mean the processor provides graphics output."


Posted By: codepearlex
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 3:44am
> And yup, that's exactly the issue, the CPU nor MoBo contain integrated graphics. Had no idea!! 

Yes, even if the motherboard has display connectors (HDMI, DVI, whatever) the CPU needs to provide a graphics solution. When I bought my Ryzen 2700 I didn't know they come without internal graphics. Turns out my MoBo display connectors will never work with that CPU.

Posted By: derekjp33
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 4:04am
and there I was searching the bios high and low like a nube
watching bios youtube videos etc etc

I did also learn there's an A series Ryzen APU with integrated graphics... for a supposed budget gaming PC

Posted By: AuthorPaul
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2019 at 3:57am
I'm having a problem with dual monitors as well. I have the ASRock N68-GSF FX with AMD FX(tm) - 4100 Quad Core 3.62. The only selections I have in my BIOS is on board, PCI and PCI Express. There is no option for multi-monitor so how am I able to use dual monitors? I have the GTX1050 (non TI) graphics card. I didn't want to have to hook both monitors to my GPU, but I will if necessary.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Posted By: codepearlex
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2019 at 6:12am
> I have the ASRock N68-GSF FX with AMD FX(tm) - 4100 Quad Core 3.62

Same issue as everybody else in this thread: The CPU doesn?t come with a graphics solution. I checked the mindfactory product description, because the amd specs page didn?t explicitly say that the CPU doesn?t have graphics. You will have to hook up both monitors to your GTX.

Posted By: AuthorPaul
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2019 at 6:44am
Actually before installing the 1050 I was using just the onboard VGA. Yeah, I'd rather use the GPU anyhow. Thanks for the reply.

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2019 at 5:18pm
Actually, the N68-GSF FX does have onboard graphics. It is an older AM3 board not an AM4 like the rest of the posts in this thread. The N68-GSF FX has it's onboard graphics on the chipset not the CPU. To enable it you need to set it's shared memory to anything other than auto.

Chipset Configuration -> Advanced -> Share Memory
Select 256mb (for example) then save and exit.

Your onboard graphics should now be enabled. You will need to install it's drivers which could be tricky as Nvidia no longer supports Integrated "NVIDIA® GeForce 7025 graphics".

To others reading this, please note, this only applies to pre AM4 motherboards that list integrated graphics on their specifications page. If you do not see:
"Integrated xxxxxx" under the graphics portion of your spec sheet then you need a CPU that includes an iGPU (an APU).


Posted By: Scafidel
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2019 at 3:55am
Thanks alot.
I have a B365M Pro4
I was able to add the other monitor I had hooked to the vga outlet on the motherboard by changing the "auto" to 256 in the BIOS.


Posted By: DennisAngeles
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 5:57am
I have a Ryzen 2200G and GTX 760.

and I can't use both of them.

when I try to install adrenaline drivers I get BSOD.

Posted By: badbri
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2019 at 10:13am
Originally posted by DennisAngeles DennisAngeles wrote:

I have a Ryzen 2200G and GTX 760.

and I can't use both of them.

when I try to install adrenaline drivers I get BSOD.

You should post this in the AMD motherboard section, not the Intel section ;p


Posted By: moskat
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2021 at 8:08pm
I have same problem on Asrock X570 if possible help me


Posted By: Cussing Angry Gamer
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2022 at 11:39pm
How about for the B450 ITX/AC Fatal1ty MOBO with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor? i cant seem to get both onboard and discrete gpu's to work at the same time, i have to remove the discrete gpu to use onboard.

Posted By: robert1307
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2022 at 2:58am
For those who doesn't see "Primary Graphics Adapter" option at all - make sure CSM (compatibility support mode) under "Boot" tab is disabled.

Posted By: SnierPudding
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2022 at 12:23pm
Have you figured it out yet? I did it on my past set up with the exact same specs but after a system wipe the setting went back to normal and I lost my second screen.

Logan Rosenow

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