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Microsoft Display Adapter works better than Nvidia GPU

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by hrrhth, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. hrrhth

    hrrhth Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to use Microsoft Display Adapter for display and still be able to use my GPU for gaming, rendering and all?

    I'm using 1080 Ti
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  2. flavallee

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    We know nothing about your computer, other than it supposedly has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphic card.

    Please do the following in your computer:
    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your computer will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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  3. hrrhth

    hrrhth Thread Starter

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    • Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
      OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7800X CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 85 Stepping 4
      Processor Count: 12
      RAM: 32440 Mb
      Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, -1 Mb
      Hard Drives: C: 238 GB (24 GB Free); D: 2794 GB (1267 GB Free);
      Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING
      Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
     
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    ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING (support site)

    According to your TSGSIU log, your computer has the above described Intel processor and NVIDIA graphic card and ASUS motherboard.

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    The Intel Core i7-7800X processor does not have Intel integrated graphics, so I'm not sure what "Microsoft Display Adapter" you're referring to.

    Go into the Device Manager, then expand the Display Adapters heading.
    What's the exact description of the device(s) listed there?

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    Ok this is actually a detailed issue I am facing but here goes nothing: I have 3 Nikai Smart TVs, been using one since a long time, got another pc and decided to use the 2nd screen as well; the display was fuzzy and annoying and blurry unlike the old TV I was using. So, in the pursuit of fixing my display, I accidentally "disabled" my Nvidia Graphics Card and then the screen was sharp and as crisp as the other one, or how in general a PC screen should look like (I know TVs are not recommended to be used as monitor).

    Then in my display settings, it was showing Microsoft display adapter and not my GPU and the Nvidia Control panel was also gone and I was not able to render using Adobe softwares because GPU was disabled so I had to revert back to using my GPU with the annoying display. That is why I asked if it was possible to use the presumably "built-in" microsoft adapter without disabling my Graphics Card so that in the end, I have a good monitor and GPU working.

    * I tried to use my other pc with the new TV and the screen was still fuzzy.
    * It turned out that the old TV has a slightly different software version
    * In the Display Adapters, it shows the NVIDIA GPU.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  6. flavallee

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    I know nothing about using one or multiple televisions with a desktop computer, so I'll let someone else address that issue.

    Double-click the "NVIDIA GPU" entry to open its properties window, then select the "Driver" tab.
    What's the exact driver version and driver date listed there?

    Note: The most current driver is version 417.71 which was released on 01/15/2019.

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  7. hrrhth

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    I have the latest one which was released on 01/15/2019
     
  8. flavallee

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    Okay, good.

    I've only used a PC with a single computer monitor and have never used a PC with one or multiple televisions.
    There are others here who have, so be patient until one or more of them replies and tries to help you.
    Good luck.

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