Monitor Plug-in Question

I currently have my monitor plugged into the system's HDMI port which I believe connects to the integrated graphics, but I'm not sure if I should have it plugged into my video card directly, instead?

Does it switch to the video card when it needs to?

Which should I be using here?

Any help or advice here would be great, thanks.
 

jpierson86

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Apr 19, 2012
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It should be switching by itself. Mine had problems with the graphics switching out of the box. I ended up installing the newest Nvidia drivers (301.42 I think) and disabling Optimus. On a laptop I understand why it's a good thing, but on a desktop it's not really needed and is just a hassle IMHO.
 
Ok, so I updated the driver to the latest, which was 301.42 but now for some reason it thinks that I have 2 displays connected and lets my mouse go way off screen even thought there's nothing there. lol

I've rolled back the drivers and re-installed 301.42 again but same result.
Advice anyone? lol