When a DirectX 10 application runs on a Windows Vista-based computer that has multiple graphics cards, the computer does not use the secondary graphics card
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Consider the following scenario:
You have a Windows Vista-based computer.
The computer uses two or more DirectX-compatible graphics processing units (GPUs) in a linked configuration.
You are using a DirectX 10 application and driver.
In this scenario, the computer's graphics performance indicates that only a single GPU is being used.
This problem occurs because the operating system does not forward driver-render requests to the secondary GPU.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace a previously released update.
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