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AMD FX-670K Quad Core + MSI A88X-G45 on-board video issue

Randylahey

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Hi all,

I bought a cpu off a HWC member and it arrived today.

From i read and understand it is a AMD FX-670K, it is supposed to be a A10 APU made for HP (it was removed from a HP machine. Anyway i installed it today onto a MSI A88X-g45 and i cannot get it to display video from the onboard VGA or DVI. It only works when i install a video card.

Any ideas?

How can i check if it indeed has a GPU on-board?

Here is a CPU-Z screen shot.(sorry for the shitty cell phone pic)



edit: even though HP's specifications sheet said it is a A10 w/igpu, i have come to the conclusion its just an regular FX chip.
 
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Bond007

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I don't know how you can find out honestly. If its coming up labelled as an FX it would lead me to believe there isn't any integrated (disabled), but you never really know with a chip that is OEM and unique. The only computers I can find online with that CPU all have a dedicated graphics card as well.
 
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Randylahey

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so some guys at hardocp are saying it might be one of those FX chips with the dedicated GPU disabled, weird thing is the PDF says AMD Radeon HD 8670D Graphics but also says it has a AMD Radeon R7 240 (2 GB DDR3 dedicated);
 

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Is the bios updated on the motherboard? Maybe it doesn't know what to do with the procs ident.
 
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sorry OP, i will take it back, if you are not happy. As i had mentioned it was a sick overclocker. Sorry for the trouble. I dont got a system anyways right now:( hence my wtb ad lol
 

Randylahey

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Ok but guys cmon : have you got into the supported cpu section on that mobo's support website? That cpu is the athlon X4 760k that has NO integrated graphics.
MSI Global A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin?s Creed Liberation HD
I looked at that already but i dont think there the same CPU's.

Over at HOCP;

That could very well be the case.

MSI Global A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin?s Creed Liberation HD

According to that, there is no mention of an FX 670K under supported processor.

This could very well be a unique processor made just for HP's own PCs and only their BIOS can recognize both the CPU and GPU together.

I even checked the manual, there should be an option to use "IGD" (integrated graphics display), but it only sees the PCI-E graphics ("PEG") thus why it's greyed out.

I'm sorry that's the case with this processor.
my guess is it's a specialty chip made for HP(OEM's) so that the gpu is only recognized by HP(OEM) bios. pretty common practice with HP hardware with rebranded GPU's in systems that only work on drivers modified/released by HP.

thats just my guess.
the above MAY be the case :/
 
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