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Q: integrated vs. dedicated graphics

I have a game (Aura: fate of the ages) that says it needs graphics that support DirectX 8 and has 32MB of memory. Is it possible to run this game on integrated graphics if at least 32MB of RAM is shared to it? Or will I need graphics with its own memory? Thanks in advance.

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First, here are my specs:

Toshiba Qosmio (LAPTOP) custom model
Intel Core i7 2.40GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M
12gb of DDR3 RAM
750gb hard drive space
Windows 8.1 and currently updated.

All drivers are updated to their latest versions as possible.

My issue which I have looked all over on many other forums is this: Games are not recognizing my Nvidia card and are utilizing my HD Graphics card instead. I looked on many other forums and they said to make sure this list is checked.

Graphics Drivers updated, check
Tell Nvidia Control Pannel to utilize the Nvidia card first, check
Make sure all other drivers are also updated, check
All else fails follow the steps into the BIOS and switch the priority setting for the graphics cards to make use of the Nvidia card first instead of the integrated graphics card, error.

I proceeded into the BIOS, but there is literally no option for me to do so, as I've seen on other videos and forums of people doing the same. It's like it doesn't exist.

Toshiba's website states it doesn't have a BIOS update for the computer (this computer is 2 years old now) If there is one I've been unable to find it. However I am clueless as to why this would be an issue if it were one, the hardware has not changed since I bought it.

This is an issue for 2 reasons.
1. VRAM, I am unable to play certain games which require more VRAM and they crash and are set to the lowest setting of graphics despite the card ... Read more

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So I have a Dell Precision T1500 and recently upgraded it to Windows 10 and then couldn't find a driver for my older dedicated graphics card so I thought to myself no big deal I'll make it use the integrated card but couldn't seem to get it to do so. I disconnected the dedicated card and plugged it into the DVI connection on the monitor and get nothing but 6 beeps when powering on the machine and it never boots up.
Luckily I found a different card that worked with 10 but I think it might be flaky from what I can remember, so I'm curious as to why I wouldn't be able to get the onboard graphics to work?
When I got the machine it already had a dedicated card in it so I've never actually seen it work with the integrated graphics but don't understand why it wouldn't unless it had failed but do know that the desktop came from Dell with the dedicated card in it. Being it was ordered that way would they make the board without the capability of having video? seems weird to me.
I also checked the BIOS and don't see anything in reference to onboard/deidicated/integrated only one section that allows you to pick PCI or PCI-E settings.

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I got a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Laptop, with all the drivers up-to-date (including beta drivers).


The laptop features an Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 video card and a NVidia GeForce 840M.

The trick is that everytime I'm playing a game that is a bit older (not recognized by NVidia GeForce Experience, it runs with the Integrated Graphics card). And yes, I've tried to set to run globally with the dedicated card.

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I have a Precision T1650 that has an i7-3770 processor. I got this system second hand and had an NVS 300 in it. I have realized that the onboard graphics, could be better and want to use it instead, while also using the NVS 300 since I have both monitors connected to it. I have tried going to the bios, but under video it only says enabling multi view, and doesn't give me an option to enable the onboard graphics card.

A:Precision T1650, How to use both integrated and dedicated graphics card?

The Precision T1650 supports either integrated graphics or the add-in graphics card, but not both at the same time. You will need to remove the add-in NVS 300 to access the integrated Intel HD Graphics. The NVS 300 DMS59 port supports dual monitors via adapter cabling. Something like this. Or simply remove the NVS 300 and install a different video card with more ports =Nvidia Quadro 600 (DP/DVI)Nvidia Quadro 2000 (DP/DP/DVI)AMD FirePro V4900 (DP/DP/DVI)

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It's known that an integrated graphics card isn't suitable for high end gaming and a discrete graphics card is required. But what is required on a laptop that connects to a HD projector or HD screen, and plays HD video In duplicate mode (plays HD video on the laptop screen and on the external HD display)?
Will integrated graphics be suitable?
Is a laptop with discrete nvidia graphics required?
Were integrated graphics previously not suitable, but the new kaby lake systems are now suitable? For example, is the new Dell xps 13 (which only has in integrated graphics) suitable?
How does this change if the laptop needs to output 4K video to a 4K display?

A:Integrated or dedicated graphics to play HD and 4K video on external display?

Kaby Lake can drive 4K video without issue -- that said, that's for display purposes.  Its integrated video is still not suitable for some demanding video applications (the main one being gaming).

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is there a chance or a way that a integrated laptop be a dedicated ??

my laptop has an intel HD 3000,and in my lappy sticker it says "1760 MB dynamic video memory" what does it mean?

is there a way to use all of 1760MB for VRAM?

like boosting it to for example 1gb of vram,sorry i dont have knowlegde about intel family T_T

im noob about GPUs T_T

need help please do see my system specs for recommendations

A:is integrated GPu can be a dedicated in laptop

the bit of using more VRAM I highly doubt it and you cant upgrade the graphics card to any one thats dedicate like nvidia GTX series etc. I have that graphics ard but not the 3000. About the VRAM i doubt you can get it higher as I said but I may be wrong.

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I am on an MSI GT73VR Titan Pro laptop with a GTX 1070 dedicated GPU and an Intel 630 integrated GPU. I am trying to figure out why I can't use them both simultaneously or at the same time and using Nvidia's 3d settings, allocate programs to the GPU I choose.

This is what I want to see

This is what I do see:

Thanks in advance!

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I Can't Fix This Problem
can anyone fix this problem ?
i search on google but that's not work
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I sold my Creative X-Fi Titanium HD a month ago. The reason is because I didn't hear any difference in sound quality compared to my integrated soundcard (VIA VT2021).

The music I'm playing is 1047 Kbps FLAC and my speaker is Swan HiVi M50W ($280).

Am I doing something wrong? Should there be any difference between them or soundcards are just marketing gimmick?

Thank you.

A:Dedicated Vs. Integrated Soundcard: No difference.

Not necessarily with a 2.1 setup. When you're listening to a 5.1 speaker setup with media that supports it, then you should hear a difference.

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I Can't Fix This Problemcan anyone fix this problem ?i search on google but that's not work

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7643 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228433 MB, Free - 108966 MB; E: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2861191 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H81M-S2V
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 9.0.386.0, Updated and Enabled

Have gone into BIOS and changed settings to give more more dedicated ram available (1024) - but when I look at Display Adapter it shows no change?

Definitely saved after BIOS changes ? Suggestions please.


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I was wondering if it was possible to replace my laptops GMAHD integrated card with a, I don't know, nVidia 9600GT. Click my specs button for my... you know, specs.

A:Solved: Can I replace my laptops integrated GPU with a dedicated?

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Hi Team,
I have a Precision 3420 with NVIDIA Quadro K620 2GB Discrete card.
So Is it possible to use both integrated graphic card and a dedicated one for multiple monitors (4 monitors - 2 connect to NVIDIA K620, 2 to intergrated graphic card)

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I am Techsavy8 from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and a dedicated graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for a dedicated graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this dedicated graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and Onboard graphic card on the other hand provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...


A:Solved: Difference Between Onboard Graphics a Dedicated Graphics Card

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P55-A5200 How to disable integrated graphics from bios . i want to use external graphics card gtx770. i dont want to use internal. i want to use completely external.

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I recently installed a PCIe graphics card (nVidia GTX 750 Ti) on my ASUS P8Z77-V MB running Windows 8.1 and an Intel i5 processor. (The goal was to get displayport so I could use a higher resolution monitor.)

In the BIOS, I changed the "system agent" graphics setting to make the PCIe graphics card the primary video.

When I do that the machine seems to boot, and the MB splash screen (offering the option to enter BIOS) comes up on a monitor attached to the PCIe videocard, but Windows 8.1 never fires up the PCIe videocard.

If I set the MB to enable integrated graphics, the machine boots into Windows fine and Windows uses the videocard. Monitors attached to the videocard get the Windows display, and if no monitors are attached to the Intel integrated graphics, the Intel graphics software does not run.

The problem is that with the Intel integrated video set to be the primary video, I don't get the splash screen on monitors attached to the PCIe card, nor, I suspect, would I see Windows recovery screens, should something go wrong, though I don't know. If I attach a monitor to the Intel integrated video, then Intel's graphic engine runs in Windows, and I'd rather it did not.

As per usual, I don't know if this is a Windows problem or a MB problem or a graphics card problem. Since the MB bios splash screen goes to the right monitor for the MB setting, I am presuming the problem is in Windows. But, I cannot imagine what that would be.

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A:PCIe graphics works ONLY when integrated graphics enabled

Not sure how your motherboard works but may need the Intel graphics enabled for the dedicated card to work. Do you have the latest Intel graphics drivers installed? Have you tried installing the Nvidia drivers when on the Intel graphics?

Could also try reverting to the basic graphics drivers in Device Manager when on the Intel, then switch to the dedicated in BIOS and see if it will boot with the basic driver installed.

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Hello! I have Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 in my laptop.My preffered graphics processor was NVidia around 1 year ago but then i left the laptop for like a 5 days when i back to my laptop i open it to try to play a game on steam it shown my fps 20 and last 5 days was 70fps i open nivdia control panel to try make my graphic better then i clicked on (Manage 3D Setting) but graphic setting locked on integrated graphic when i restore the option its unlocked but when i change it to high performance and click apply its dosnt work its back to intergrated graphic.Help Me Please.
here is a picture for my problemThanks.Mylaptop:Lenovo Z570Ram:8gb DDR3Windows 7 Ultimate
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i am looking to buy a new graphics card to upgrade from the integrated crap that is ati x200 series 64 mb which although i didnt realize really wasnt what i needed to play battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 so please help me i don have a clue what im doing in this area i have pci-e slots and a 100 budget

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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Hello! I have Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 in my laptop.My preffered graphics processor was NVidia around 1 year ago but then i left the laptop for like a 5 days when i back to my laptop i open it to try to play a game on steam it shown my fps 20 and last 5 days was 70fps i open nivdia control panel to try make my graphic better then i clicked on (Manage 3D Setting) but graphic setting locked on integrated graphic when i restore the option its unlocked but when i change it to high performance and click apply its dosnt work its back to intergrated graphic.Help Me Please.here is a picture for my problemThanks.Mylaptop:Lenovo Z570Ram:8gb DDR3Windows 7 Ultimate

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I currently have two monitors connected and was wondering if the graphics card able to support a four monitor display without any issues.

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i want to buy a graphics card for my pc but lots od people say that if your dedicated graphics is more power full than your apu graphics it will bottleneck your pc -1-is this true or -2-if it is would you recomend a graphics card to me thank you-dipdapslap

A:intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

Hello dipdap mate personally I prefer NVidia as I had no end of problems and issues with AMD stuff.

Now I am of the opinion that a plug in GPU is better than on board stuff which is usually ok these days for day to day stuff. Now this brings me to what do you intend to do graphically with your machine??

As for bottle necking unless I have it terribly wrong plugging in a card disconnects the motherboard graphics so in effect it would be in theory impossible to run both at once.

It also depends on your budget but generally speaking out where I am this would cost you $179 GeForce GTX 750 Ti which is reasonably good for general use and light gaming to $429 for this ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Turbo 4GB - I like Asus stuff as you may have guessed and I use the Asus GTX 650Ti in both my desktops.

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My GPU is broken, I'm going from a 8500GT to a GTX260, and therefore the crappy winpower PSU in my computer isn't going to cut it. I'm aware that a good solid 600w PSU should do the job, but quite frankly I'm not paying 50 for a PSU. No way.

Is there any good reason I can't use something like this:

Seems logical because it's future proof etc etc. So it's only 20ish.

Also, another thing. Cheap PSUs etc are overrated by their manufacturers, but if you took say a 700w cheap PSU and made that dedicated for the GPU, the GPU is never going to take more than 200w anyway (less than what my computer is using with the 700w winpower in my machine). Is there a reason I can't just buy a cheap one and make that dedicated for graphics? How can it break/explode if it works fine on my 300w+ computer and I swap it into a 200w card?

A:Dedicated PSU for graphics

You mean besides that your Winpower could fry your entire system and cost you far more than $50?

Never used that Thermal take, but my main question is where would you put it? Do you keep your system on a test bench or in a case, as there are no mounting places for that in a typical case.

How much is that dedicated PSU? I would just buy a decent regular PSU and save yourself time, energy and a fried PC.

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I'm not that techy but heres what I have: -Lenovo Z50-75-8GB Ram-AMD Radeon r7 m260dx graphics (one integrated power saving graphics and one high performance dedicated graphics card)-Windows 10 No matter what I've tried so far I cannot get the high performance graphics card to run X-Plane. Therefore it is using the power saving integrated one which means I can barely play the game on its minimum graphics settings and I know it should be able to do a lot better! I've been into the AMD control centre and set the game to run on the 'high performance gpu' yet when I select the power application monitor it shows that its never the high performance dedicated gpu being used, just the intigrated one! Any ideas to help me get this working anyone?

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Hello everyone. I own the Lenovo Z50-75 and I would like to know if it's possible to use only the dedicated graphics card for gaming on this laptop. First of all, my system specs are:
CPU: AMD FX-7500 @2.1GHz
RAM: 6GB (5GB in use)
GPU: Radeon R7 (integrated; shares 1GB with RAM), Radeon R7 M260DX (dedicated with 2GB VRAM)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I know this laptop comes with the AMD's "Dual Graphics" feature. The problem is that most games don't work well with this setting (I had problems in many games with Dual Graphics enabled, such as screen flickering). Therefore I would like to use only the dedicated card, but no matter what I try, it seems impossible to get it working seperately from the integrated card.
I monitor the GPU load using GPU-Z, and the only way I could get the dedicated graphics card to show activity was when I enabled dual graphics with "AFR Friendly mode". Without Dual Graphics, it never turns on! But it is supposed to turn on when I set the power plan on "High performance", right?
What I've tried so far: 
1. Disabled Dual Graphics and set every possible setting on High Performance (under power plan and CCC). The integrated card was used instead of the dedicated.
2. Enabled Dual Graphics, but set the game profile (in CCC) not to use Dual Graphics. No luck.
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A:How to use the dedicated graphics card on Z50-75

Your point 1 should work for using the dedicated GPU.
From what I read, "Dual Graphics" from AMD is not a good working feature at the moment. You should do Point 1 (you mentioned).
Also, switch to Windows 8.1
Apply GPU updates.
Apply BIOS updates (if any).
Play a game and make sure you connected to AC power.
Try older AMD drivers, if the latest one gives problems.

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Do I have to have a dedicated graphics card to record video?

My device manager / sound, video, game controller / legacy video capture devices, shows no 'properties' , and Windows Movie Maker has 'audio only' for the record option... What's up?


A:dedicated graphics card?

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 I have  Nvidia GT740M dedicated graphics, i game quit alot but never had any overheating or any stutters but suddenly i started getting low fps in games i checked device manager/display adapters and my dedicated Gpu is nowhere to be found! which means that  games started running on the integreated intel 4600 Graphics .although all  my Nvidia drivers were up to date. i tried rolling back to previous drivers ver, uninstalled all of them but when reinstalling the setup just won't detect my GPU hardware. i even tried reinstalling windows but to no avail.  My Gpu seems to be totally dead.So are there any methods to fix it ? other than replacing the whole motherboard? i've heard that the heat gun method seems to do some wonders Much appreciated,

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(Not sure if this is the right place to put this..)
Hello there,
Last week I purchased a new HP Pavilion g6 laptop. It has Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit), a 750GB hard drive, 6GB RAM, and a AMD A4 Dual Core processor(2.4GHz) with Radeon HD Graphics. The graphics card has about 3GB of graphics memory but only 512MB is dedicated to video memory and because of that, I cant play certain games and if they do work, they lag ALOT! So I would like to change the amount of dedicated video memory...is there any way to do that??? Pleaseeee helpppp meeee. Thanks in advance!

A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

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Hi, I have just bought a lenovo yoga 730 15 IWL It has an nvidia card and intel integrated graphics. I frequently work with very lagre raster images, and would like to use the dedicated graphic card for that. However, whatever I try, I can't make this computer using the nvidia card. I have tried to change the power plan as well as preffered graphic adapter in the nvidia app and in windows settings. It still keeps using this intel integrated graphics, and each time I open some large raster image, my computer tries to take off... Is there any way to fix it? Otherwise, I should probably return this not particularly useful computer, as my old one does the same job pretty much with the same speed...  

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I wanna buy a new laptop mostly for graphic work/gaming and im almost sure that i want the HP DV5-100 model. I've red that it has Nvidia GF9600 512mb dedicated graphics card which is what i need, however elsewhere i found its specifications which says that this laptop doesnt have dedicated graphics... Would you tell me if GF9600 actually is a dedicated graphics card or not? Im not very keen on computers and am a bit confused.

Thanks a lot!

A:Is it a dedicated graphics card?

It seems it doesn't have 9600GT. Instead, I read it has GeForce Go 7400

For example here.. Nevermind, just assumed after finding 3 times the same specs...

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Is there any way to disable the dedicated amd radeon r5 m330 graphics in my laptop as i was planning to install an external graphics card through the mini PCI-E express slot while removing the wifi module.

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Im looking into getting a laptop and although im waiting till Feb and the launch of Vista im looking now.

One of the things that comes up, especialy on sites such as Dell where you can build your PC online is Graphics and video cards/controllers.

For the laptop i was looking at i had a choice between 256 Shared, 128 Dedicated (+79), 256 Dedicated (+120)

Now the 256 dedicated is a bit expensive for me so ignore that.

1 plan to getting 2Gb RAM and 1.8Ghz Duel Core proccessor in it. I will be running Vista Home Premium, game, music, video, and many applications at once.

What should i go for:

256Mb Shared Graphics
128Mb Dedicated Graphics


Thanks Guys

A:Graphics - 256 Shared or 128 Dedicated - Which is better

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I have an Acer Aspire 7750G-6662. It has switchable graphics with Intel Graphics as well as AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM.

I've already solved my first obstacle, which was how to set my laptop to only run the Radeon Graphics.

However, my new problem is that I am not sure if it is performing at it's max capacity. After some research on the internet, I came across the program called GPU-Z to monitor my memory usage.

In the "Memory Usage Dedicated" section, it states that the highest number it achieved while I was running a game (Arma 2), was 560mbs.

This seems to be far below the 2GBS of VRAM that my graphics card is stated to have.

Some additional information on this is:

I originally figured out how to set my dedicated card as my main graphics through a method posted in this thread that I found on the sevenforums website:

Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

Refer to post #131

Also, browsing through the thread, on page 27, post #263, another user appears to have a similar problem that I am experiencing. He later states that he figured out how to rectify the problem, but did not post the solution.

My system specs are:

Acer Aspire 7750G-6662
Intel Core i5-2430M
Switchable Graphics: Intel and AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM

So my question is, is this normal to only be maxing out at 560mbs?

I'm new to dealing with graphics cards, so any help is appreciated!

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A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

If the game only required 560 MB of video memory then that is all it needed.

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I want to play games, so can i install nvidia graphic card in Lenovo Ideapad 310?If yes, then which will be the best. Thanks

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i have an hp compaq dx2400 desktop , with nVidea graphics card    I want to run two monitors that can be pluged only using the standard VGA cable , so I pluged one in the nvidea card and the other in the motherboard . the problem is that they can't be run at the same time , i can either activate the onboard graphics or the dedicated one . in the BIOS settings > advanced > premium graphics , i can only choose to run the onboard one or the "PCi-e " one ,i checked all other bios settings but i can't find something could make them run together .  could  it be a bios problem  ? so if i update the bios a new option will be availble  to run onboard graphics along with dedicated ? any help please 

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So this is an issue that I've had for about a year or so, but it kinda wasn't important to me that much until now.  Basically what happened: My fan was getting really loud and my laptop would overheat, nothing would help, not even vacuuming it. So i decided to open my laptop, but for some reason, I couldn't get the entire cover off and I ended up not cleaning the fan, so I decided to give it to a company to clean it for me. They did a great job, but when I got the laptop back, one of the graphics cards wasnt working, the dedicated radeon one. Not working means it wouldnt show up anywere, as if it wasnt even in the laptop, i couldnt find it in device manager or anything, so my guess is, its actually disconnected. Due to a number of reasons I could not get back to the company to make them fix what they did. but since I didnt really need the graphics card, I didnt mind. That was until now. Now, since I want to do some video editing, a bit more hardcore gaming etc. I would realy need the graphics card, so I decided to open my laptop and I managed to find a video on how to do it, and I did it. When i got in, I could clean the fan, but I simply dont know where the graphics card is so i could reconnect it. I've been searching all around trying to find it, but i cant. Can somebody please tell me how its supposed to look like, where I can find it and how i can reconnect it.  Thanks a lot.

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My pc: future tech solutions
Gtx 1060 6gb
Amd ryzen 5 220g
Gigabytes a320m
Ddr4 8gb
And no I can't check because I just got this pc and I don't wanna mess up anything before start up

A:Does my pc have an onboard graphics card or a dedicated gfx

There is no such motherboard as a Gigabyte A320M, so I'm going to assume you actually have a Gigabyte GA-A320M-HD2 motherboard.

There is no such processor as a AMD Ryzen 5 220G, so I'm going to assume you actually have a AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processor.

If your computer has a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, it definitely has a dedicated graphic card.

It makes it easier to help you if you submit accurate and detailed information about hardware, so be careful with your typing, and make sure to submit detailed and correct information.


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I actually think it's integrated but yeah, how do I do it?
According to running a random game on systemrequirementslab.com (Dead Island), my dedicated video RAM is 32mb, which is... bleh. It's not a custom built, I bought it from the store.
Here are specs according to dxdiag:
System Info:
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 5323
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Page file: 3252MB used, 5310MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC Type: Internal
Device Type: Full Display Device
Approx. Total Memory: 1664 MB
Current Display Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
DirectX Features:
DirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled
AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled
Main Driver: Just a bunch of random letters and numbers, too long and runs out of view
Version: Blank space
Date: 10/6/2012 12:12:22 AM
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.2
I'm really bad with technical stuff in computers, so be REALLY detailed

A:How do I add more dedicated Video RAM to my graphics card?

The only detail you need to know - you just cant do it. And its not bleh, video ram is the last thing you should look at, it doesnt give you anything.

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I bought the lenovo notebook G40-70 with a i5 processor and 4th generation of intel graphics (4400), it has 2000 mb of total memory graphic, but only 160 mb are dedicated, well the vortex and pixel shader model are great and very advanced, but the dedicated memory doesn't allow me to play haviests games. So i want to know how to increase it in a non prejudicial way. I saw a video of someone showing the notebook bios and it doesnt have the advanced option. Thanks and sorry for my english, isn't my native language.


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A:How to increase dedicated graphics memory of G40-70

Hi gsegundo,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
This feature is somehow default on ideapads.
The feature is not visible in BIOS but set to allocate depending on the RAM or Memory value.
It may increase by increasing the RAM installed but that will only give so minimal increase.
Again this is not available thus the laptop Memory mapping is locked default allocation.
Hope this helps
Solid Cruver

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I got today the G500 with an i3 @ 2.4GhZ, 4GB RAM, Radeon 8750m GPU and 1TB HDD, I installed both drivers (Intel and AMD) but the Intel is set to default and it takes 2GB of ram. How do I remove the Intel and keep the AMD? 


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A:How to set dedicated graphics card to default on G...

Hi Alexandr,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to inform you that the AMD GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) will automatically if the application that is running requires High-End graphics and cannot and manually switched in the computer; even if the Intel driver is disabled or Un-Installed the computer will automatically download using ?Windows Update? and revert back to same stage. I suggest you to use the graphics and the other features as provided by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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I'm Trying to change the Dedicated graphics memory for my Laptop Since right now its only 256 MB out of the 3067 MB It has. I can't figure out how to change it.

Computer Specs :


Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model Satellite C650D
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2


Total size of hard disk(s) 233 GB
Disk partition (C: ) 55 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (D: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (F: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (G: ) CD/DVD


Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2811 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.632.1.2000
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

A:How do I change Dedicated graphics memory

Proactiveboomer, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to change it to 512 MB, you can't. Also if it is there and you increase, you will also have less system memory.

As far as that 3067 MB available that is the total of dedicated and shared, and the shared only gets used if/when the dedicated is filled up. This might help some,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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Hi, I have a HP Omen laptop that has Intel integrated graphics and a dedicated Nvidia GTX 860m graphics. I have this laptop for just over a year and everything has been going fine. Recently, performance in games have been very bad.. I don't think games are ACTUALLY using the Nvidia driver even though it says it is. I used to be able to play GTA5 and RimWorld with great FPS over 60. Now, GTA5 can't even get 2 FPS and RimWorld gets about 20. I did not change anything with Nvidia drivers. Thinking this was a software problem, I performed a clean install of Windows 10 and it did not fix anything.Picture of GTA5 "using" the Nvidia graphics: http://i.imgur.com/NSOL79L.pngBy the look of the performance, it would seem that it is using the Intel graphics instead of the Nvidia even though it says it is using the Nvidia graphics. Especially because usually in graphic intensive games like GTA5 you would hear the fans spinning for the Nvidia graphics. Both the Nvidia graphics and Intel graphic drivers are up-to-date. I ran a benchmark test in GTA5 with Normal/Low settings with GPU-Z running in the background. GTA5 was getting about 4 FPS. In the past on the same laptop, I used to be able to get 60+ FPS on High settings. Here is a picture of the GPU-Z: http://i.imgur.com/vI23tLR.pngThe GPU load is being maxed out at 100% as well as the memory and core clock. The GPU temperature is not rising however and on my machine, you cannot hear the GPU fan spinning (previousl... Read more

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Hi guys and girls,

I've been having a little trouble lately with my dedicated graphics card. My integrated is working fine, but my dedicated graphics card isn't even being detected (via device manager) let alone working.

I opened my case up and saw that on startup my fan budges a little bit as if it has life, but then fails to fully fire up. Yesterday i reseated it, cleaned it and the motherboard slot with some compressed air, swapped pcie cables and power cycled ect, and it worked like a charm, running everything I wanted it to. But the morning after it reverted back to its undetectable, idle state. a I retried everything that I did before, nothing happened.

So now I come to you, could I get some help please?

my graphics card is AMD HD Radeon 7800

Thankyou so much in advance!

A:dedicated Graphics Card not starting?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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Hello. My girlfriend has a Lenovo y50 Touch with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m GPU. It has perfomed well, however when I recently installed AutoCAD 2015 on it, I found out that it is actually using the Intel Integrated graphics card instead.
Rant:This is very disappointing because I advised her to purchase this one because of the dedicated graphics, and if it is not even going to use it then she could have saved a lot of money buying one without it.
Anyways, I have tried a few things to fix it, namely going to the Nvidia Control Panel and chaning the prefered graphics card to to the Nvidia. But I right-click on autocad and go to "Run with Graphics Processor >" it still shows the intel as the default, and even when I chose nvidia, the intel is still shown as the graphics processor from the autocad setting.

In short, I need help enabling the dedicated nvidia graphics card and using that insetad of the intel integrated. Any help is much appreciated! Please let me know what additional information would be needed.

A:Lenovo y50 Touch not using Dedicated Graphics. HELP!

See this AutoCad knowledgebase. Hopefully you can disable the intel card in BIOS as the article states.
Edit: This could lead to trouble I will post the link shortly. Here it is.

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