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intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

Q: intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

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

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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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I'm looking ofr a new laptop which I can use for gaming, stuff like Minecraft and complex driving games, but I also use it for multitasking quite a bit. Linked to my main query- Intel of AMD? I've read that Intel is better for multitasking but AMD is better for gaming. If it turns out an AMD CPU would be better I could shell out on a laptop with dedicated graphics, but if I get an Intel I'd probably have to settle with integrated (something like Intel HD 4000 Graphics (btw are they any good?)) I don't want to spend anymore than ?500 (equivalent to this laptop: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-g6-...915007&sr=1-12 )

As I said, the majority of the use is multitasking and not in games, and when I say multitasking I mean 80+ processes.

Any help will be appreciated and don't hesitate to ask me more questions if I've not given sufficient information.

Thanks in advance,

A:Intergrated or dedicated graphics for gaming and mutltaking use?

So nobody has anything at all? No advice, no tips, nothing?

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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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Hello. I was wondering... is the speed of intergrated graphics processing based on the processor make and model? My system uses intergrated graphics and runs very slowly.

A:Intergrated Graphics

Well whats the make and model of the onboard video?

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it is possible for me to install graphics card even though i already have an intergrated one, is it possible?

A:Intergrated Graphics

As long as there is an available PCI-E 16x slot, more than possible.

How much are you looking to spend?

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What does it mean about the integrated graphics mean? Will that cause me problems if I go with that computer that is on sale at Wally World?

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My graphics card (MSI NVIDIA GTX 970) is not being used over my integrated graphics. The card appears to be attached as you can see it turn on and the fan spins on start up (although stops when Windows boots, I'm assuming because it switches to integrated graphics)

Whenever I attempt to boot a game it either immediate stops working or states that my PC does not support DirectX 11 features.

When I attempt to go to the NVIDIA control panel to switch my preferred graphics options, the following error appears:

"NVIDIA Display settings are not available.

You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU"

However, when I go to NVIDIA GeForce Experience and then to "My Rig" it appear to recognize the card, stating I have a 970.

I have tried uninstalling the drivers, restarting, then reinstalling them twice with no luck.

I have also tried system restoring to a point where my PC apparently "Installed Direct X" with no luck, even though I'm certain I already had it installed.

Looking up help online tells me to select my graphics options from the BIOS, but when I try to access it during start up, I cannot. When the PC turns on, the display is either not working, or is pitch black (I used to receive an ASRock splash screen where I could access the BIOS) Rather, it just immediately boots to Windows.

I find it bizarre that this has suddenly happened from a working PC, the only real change I have made is that I set up a new spea... Read more

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Hello. I was just wondering: Does increasing the before-Windows-starts framebuffer increase graphics and system performance? What I mean is: I have a Bios option which asks about shared memory size. With only 128MB of Ram, It gives me 2 opitons: 1MB and 8MB. Originally, I had it set to 1MB, but I am expermienting and set the size to 8MB. This took my 126MB of available memory to 119MB. But, I felt a performance boost. I also felt that the graphics were smoother. I+s this true, or just a placebo effect?

A:Another question about Intergrated Graphics

Maybe its true, but you should add more system ram, to have a greater computer experience. A 256MB stick should be very cheap on Newegg, and that would help a lot.
And yes, you should have somewhat higher graphics performance with a frame buffer of 8 MB, but overall system performance is reduced a little. :unch: If you can add more system RAM, you will be much better.

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I don't quite understand how to take advantage of Intel? HD Graphics 3000 built into the i7 2600k processor. I know mine is inactive. I wonder if it is because my motherboard is H67 or because I have a graphics card installed? I also wish to know the purpose of the Intel? HD Graphics 3000. Is it to replace the need of a graphics card or to work in conjunction with a graphics card or is it for better performance if there is no graphics card. I have searched the web and haven't found a definitive answer.

Replies will be appreciated. Thank you

A:Help w/intergrated graphics on cpu i72600k

As I undertand it, it was so you don't have to buy a graphics card. I think it is one or the other.

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if i removed an intergrated graphics card could i use all of my 4gb of ram instead of 3.75gb?

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I have an HP w/integrated graphics. NVIDIA GeForce 6150se nForce 430. I was checking my vista updates and there was this optional update for the above named graphics. Has any body else had the optional update and what does it do? I have done some googleing but can find specifics. Any info would be apperecieated.

A:intergrated graphics update

It sounds like a simple graphics driver update
There will be simple fixes for bugs that have been found and a possible speed and performance enhancement
Its not a necessity however can be an advantage

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HI i got a sapphire radeon HD4350 to replace my intergrated graphics. I first installed on windows xp. worked fine. BUT if i try vista it doesnt work.

heres what i did.

Installed vista
inserted graphics card

loaded fine on 640X4-- woteva.


now MY SCREEN WONT WORK.It goes past the Microsoft boot screen but then the screen stays blank while i hear the windows sound.


A:Help with disabling intergrated graphics

Have you tried booting in safe mode?
Normally when you use an add in graphics card the onboard is disabled by default.

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I bought a Acer Aspire T660 Desktop like 6months ago. My graphics Card is ATI Radeon 200M which is intergrated. I bought a nVIDIA 7600GT and right now my RAM and Graphics card is shared.............so i have a 1gb RAM and 256mb graphis card......currently my RAM is 768mb because 1gb - 265mb. If i install the nVIDIA in the PCI-E slot.......and i when i disable my ATI graphics card would it be possible to get 1GB RAM or would both graphics card and RAM get diasbled. i appreciate your help

A:Problems With Intergrated Graphics Card....Help

well it is possble to cut the ram down your allowing your video card to grab (this is done in the bios)... when you install the new Graphics card into the slot it wont take anymore ram and it wont give you anymore ram it is up to you to either disable your igp (thats how mine is set up have all my ram) and just run the video card you installed... seeing as how you have a decent chipset you shouldnt have to disable the igp to get the card to function, but you will still have on 768mb of ram... if you choose to disable it and just have the card you will have all your ram...

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I wanted to test the intergrated graphics power and compare it to my 7950. So I plugged my HDMI cord from my dedicated card into the motherboard itsself. I shut down my computer and left for a couple hours. I come back wanting to play some games, so I plug the HDMI cord back into the GPU and it does not work. There is no option to turn intergrated video off in the BIOs. And when I went to devices all was there was HD 4000. The funny thing is that my GPU is still on, yet win7 doesn't seem to recognize it. Worst case scenario I'm going to have to reinstall Win7. Any help would be so greatly appreciated. I have also tried to install AMD drivers to no avail.

Tl:dr GPU won't work because Intergrated graphics has taken over.

Intel 3570k
MSI Military edition Motherboard

A:Tested intergrated graphics: Now I can't utilize my GPU.

I had a very similar problem when I just got a new 7970 the other day. I was using intergrated graphics before installing it.

I fitted it and it powered up but would not give out a signal to the monitor and was not recognised in windows.

I did a little searching on the web and someone suggested resetting the bios (clearing the CMOS) of the motherboard.

I did it and it worked first time. I put all my settings back to how I wanted them in the bios and its worked perfect since.

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Hey there, I use my laptop for all intensive purposes such as gaming and work etc. However I have a family desktop that will be around 3-4 years old or possibly more that is gathering dust. I've recently checked some stuff out and it's running an AMD Athlon 3200 64 bit processor which upon researching I think still seems viable today. The computer runs slow with poor FPS on any game with a requirement and so I never use it. It's running an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series graphics card which after researching I understand is intergrated into the motherboard. I spoke to a computer-literate friend and he told me if it's true, it could be sapping my RAM and therefore resulting in poor performance.
This poses two questions I need clarifying:
#1. Can intergrated graphics hinder performance?
#2. And can the intergrated graphics be turned off and another graphics card be installed?

I must also mention my desktop is a Comaq Presario, which if I recall is difficult with which components are compatible, but don't quote me on that.

As with my other post I'll again apologise in advance for any difficulties anyone has had with my post, my computer-literacy is pathetic but I am endeavering to get better at it. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: Intergrated Graphics Issue

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I was looking to purchase a Nvidia geforce gtx 960 when I realized I have a intergrated graphics card. I opened up my tower and inspected it, I found out I can still upgrade to a 960 but then I realized the ports are built in! is there anyway I can remove them? Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
If in need of more detail let me know.

A:Need help with a intergrated port and graphics card

From you picture....it looks to be a break away type (the + hole in the piece). I can't confirm this as I need to see pics of the back of case and a picture of what you all ready show but expanded to see the end areas of PCI slot covers. Are the no screws holding them in place.

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Hi All,

So I recently built a computer for a friend using an Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard and an Intel i5-3350 CPU. The plan was to use the integrated graphics rather than a dedicated card so I plugged the monitor into the motherboard via a VGA cable. I booted it up for the first time and the computer ran great except the monitor was not detecting any video. I shut down the system and used an HDMI cable instead of the VGA and still no video. I even tested the monitor on another computer and it worked without any issues.

Anyways, I installed an old graphics card I had lying around and plugged the monitor into it and then it worked fine. I was able to install Windows and update / install all the drivers I needed. After that I reset the system and went into the BIOS in order to enable the iGPU but there was no option to do so. The only options I had were Auto, PCIE and PCI (picture attached). I set it to Auto and turned off the system. I then uninstalled the graphics card and plugged the monitor back into the motherboard and re-booted the system. The computer started just fine but again the monitor was not picking up a signal.

I shoved the graphics card back in and updated the BIOS but still no change. I also tried installing Asus's LucidLogix Virtu MVP (which I guess is a program that lets you adjust on-board / external graphics settings) but it keeps giving me an error message saying "Integrated Graphics Device Not Found". I have run out of ideas and have spent ... Read more

A:Intergrated Graphics Device Not Found

Collin, I hate to break it to you...the i5-3350P has no integrated graphics.

Intel Readies Core i5-3350P, Ivy Bridge Quad-Core sans Integrated Graphics | techPowerUp

Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge Processor Review - No Integrated Graphics | PC Perspective

Will save you some trouble, but you'll have to install a GPU if you are going to use it. Sorry. A Guy

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Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 5150 with a separate graphics ATI Radeon X600. At the moment i'm using one screen through this card but i was thinking of purchaseing another monitor. When I have this monitor i was wondering if it would be possible to use the Integrated Graphics from my motherboard on the second screen. I'd like to do this for two reasons. 1. It would save money buying an adapter to use with the DVI post on the current card and 2. It would save resources from the dedicated graphics card. Is it possible to use the Integrated graphics as a secondary display?

A:Dual screen set up using Intergrated Graphics?

The integrated graphics are disabled by default so you won't be able to use it.
You need to have a graphics card with two ports to run dual monitors

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I've been trying boot but it's stuck on purple screen

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I have just bought a second hand HP Desktop Pro 3010MT (VW291EA#ABU) from work for my Dad, I am installing a clean install of Windows 7 on it. Looking on the Internet the motherboard has intergrated Intel GMA X4500 HD graphics.

My dads old computer uses a seperate graphics card which has written on it ' GF 8400GS 256MB ON BOARD SUPPORTING 512DDR2 TV DVI PCI - E'

My question is will there be any advantage in using the GF 8400GS card in the new computer? Also will it work as I noticed the new motherboard uses DDR3 memory.

Thanks, Sam

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I'm trying to install a Geforce 9400 GT card but I heard that I have to disable integrated graphics for it to be detected. There's no option in my BIOS that's even remotely related to graphics, (STI, P/S2 mouse, whatever) and the only thing related to integrated or onboard I could find was audio. I've already uninstalled the drivers and restarted numerous times with the monitor connected to the new card but it still won't detect. Any other way that I could disable integrated graphics? I'm using HP Pavillion, AMD X4 9550 with Geforce 9100 graphics if that helps.

A:Can't disable intergrated graphics through BIOS

You said...
HP Pavillion, AMD X4 9550 with Geforce 9100

I assume you have opened the case and can see the MB?

What I would do is this...
Get the model # of your motherboard, and google for a owner's manual for it.

There may be a jumper setting on the main board to disable the onboard graphics and enable the graphics card slot.

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If the graphics cards in systems with intergrated cards were no name cards,  video cards in intergrated systems should work with 1, and 0's  and depending on what driver you put in it would turn on and off if you wanted to upgrade the graphics card, al you'd need to do was pick another driver system.  This way we could download a list of drivers lets say the 4600 hd was installed, but later on you wanted to do something that requireed a different driver higher than 4600 well then with a simple upgrade to the driver to 5100  the driver would then be upgraded.  It seems simple enough.. because when computers first came out you have to come up with code to make it work.  its not like the code for the driver was already written at the making of the video graphics hardware.  Then people could download like 40 drivers, and then at the end of the 40th driver, they would have to upgrade another 40 of them OR buy a new system.  

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I have an intergrated geforce 4 mx440 graphics processor in the mobo im gonna use on my new computer i was just wondering if thats kewl for some of the games out now the igp can go up to 128mb of shared memory i would really aprreciate any opinions u guys have on it

A:Intergrated Geforce 4 MX440 graphics processor

What games did you have in mind? For much of the newer games, this may not be ideal.

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Whats the best Fulll ATX conroe board with onboard graphics, for whatever reason. I wont get into it much because it will just turn into a flame thread.

Anyone know of any?

A:Whats the best conroe full ATX with intergrated graphics?

THIS board would be great. If I had to choose an ATX board with onboard graphics, I'd surely purchase it.

Regards :wave:

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Hello, I don't know if I should be posting this question in the hardware section or the games one but here goes anyway!

I just got a Dell XPS 15 or Dell XPS L502X. Now after I installed all my games onto the new system I notice something was off. My computer was using the on board Intel HD Family Graphics card to run my games instead of my NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M. Now I went to the NVIDIA settings and set the 3D settings to run on the NVIDIA High Performance Processor. Now some games ran off the NVIDIA card like Shogun 2, Dawn of War II, but a lot of the others wouldn't such as World of Warcraft.

Now I've tried a lot of things to turn off the Intel HD card and make the system favor the NVIDIA but it doesn't. When I run dxdiag it just displays the Intel card and not the NVIDIA. Now obviously the BIOS is running the Intel card first on start up and I was told to just turn off the Intel card in BIOS and enable the PCI (If that's what I called in BIOS?) card which is the NVIDIA card in BIOS but I can't get into BIOS. I press F2 on start up and if just gives information about the laptop and I can see any options to change the video settings or display.

I also tried to disable the Intel card in device manger but the screen just goes black and I have to force shut down and restart with the card off and I have to enable it again to get a normal screen resolution and such.

I am just completely lost on how to turn off the on board graphics and make my ... Read more

A:Need help changing intergrated graphics over to NVIDIA card.

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I have an intergrated graphics card, GMA 4500 MHD.
I wonder if I buy a GT 710 Silent Profile 2 GB and put it in PCIe x16, will it work ? Will it override the intergrated graphics card ?

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Hello!Yesterday, I had some problems. FPS drop on games, and found that my laptop was using intel integrated graphics instead of AMD! So when I tried to use AMD, it switched to VGA graphics adapter, which isn't launching games or anything.  i thought of returning to intel, can't find it.I have AMD 7400M HD series, about the intel, I don't know. I want you guys to give me correct drivers, exactly please. Since it's not working wherever I downloaded them.Basically I want to switch back to Intel integrated graphics, or to AMD radeon 7400M hd series if possible.Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys,

I have a dell optiplex gx270 with 64mb intergrated graphics, which is really lame -_-.

Anyway, my friend gave me his 128mb geforce 4 ti4200, and i opened up my pc and it has an AGP port, which is what the card it. Just wondering, what exact steps do i take to get this working? (disable intergrated, drivers? I'm a bit clueless) and is there anything i should watch out for?

I don't want to short circuit my pc or anything. My parent would kill me -_-.

Also, my friend gave me a pc with that card in it, but it wouldn't start up properly. It makes a siren noise and nothing appears on the monitor. Another one of my friends took the ram from it and used it in is pc and got the same problem. Do you think if i got a new ram stick it would work?

Thanks guys.

A:Upgrading from intergrated graphics to a real vid card

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I am trying to update the graphics drivers for a LapTop. The LapTop works fine as far is this issue goes but I just wish to update them if at all possible.
Trying to use Earth Google is a struggle and this was a recommended solution.
This LapTop is an NEC LaVie LL570/8 with XP Home installed. It has the latest Direct x 9.0c installed. A measly 222MB of ram an Authentic AMD Athalon XP1666 Cpu, mainboard is a NEC VC1.
This is the confusing part,
The information I have from Everest Home ed. lists;
`Windows Video` is SiS740 and
`PCI/AGP` - Intergrated SiS 315 Video Adapter and
- Intergrated SiS 315 3D Accelerator
I tried updating the driver from SiS with the 740 series UniVGA2 and UniVGA3. (Installing at different times of course.) Why both? Because the first did not work properly which was the VGA3. I mean, it worked, just some things were reporting errors with it.
Also during installation I was reading the `Read me files` where there is a list of compatable chipsets. Strangely enough 740 was not one of them. Yet on the download site is says that it is.
So I uninstalled everything and gave the UniVGA2 a go. This did not even install.
Luckily I saved a restore point and reverted back to the original drivers.
Which should I upgrade in any case? The 315 or the 740 mentioned above? I do not know which item does what.
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A:Solved: Need advice about installing intergrated graphics drivers

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I have a Dell inspiron 17 5767 with an AMD R7 M445 videocard, but when I want to play a game and the videocard should start working I have the idea that I'm still gaming on Intel's HD graphics. I looked it up in dxdiag and that shows this:
------------------System Information------------------ Time of this report: 12/14/2016, 16:30:05 Machine name: ------------------ Machine Id: ------------------ Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) Language: Dutch (Regional Setting: Dutch) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Inspiron 5767 BIOS: 1.0.8 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8090MB RAM Page File: 3348MB used, 6661MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 12 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Miracast: Available, with HDCPMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.14393.0000 64bit Unicode
------------DxDiag Notes------------ Display Tab 1: No problems found. Display Tab 2: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found.
--------------------DirectX Debug Levels--------------------Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
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A:How to change AMD R7 M445 videocard as default instead of intergrated Intel HD graphics

I thought that the AMD GPU would kick in automatically when needed. From AMD, "Switchable Graphics technology engages discrete graphics only when it is needed for 3D applications, and uses energy-efficient integrated graphics capabilities the rest of the time.". Read this.

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Hello HP forums. I recently bought a laptop cooling pad with 2 moveable fans. Since i experience some overheating issues (especially while gaming) i need to target the important stressed areas of my laptop to prevent performance decrease.One thing to note, is that my dedicated graphics card (ATI radeon) is not working anymore (hardware malfunction) so i'm currently using the intergrated card (Intel HD graphics). I suppose the stress from gaming is making the graphics chip overheat as well as the cpu.What i would like to know, to begin with, is where the graphics chip is located on the motherboard so i can target the cooling pad's fans toward that location.Secondly (assuming this is not a very bright idea), i would like some suggestions as to where should i place the pad's fans in order to decrease the temperatures.Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Any help would be much appreciated !Spoiler (Highlight to read)   (PS. Already taken care of dust issues, backround programs etc etc)

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Hello I want to know if theres anyway besides buying a new laptop to increase graphics on a laptop with an intergrated video card, a Dell inspiron 1501 in this case.

A:Ways to increase the graphics on a laptop with an intergrated video card?

Nope. There are a few laptops that have such an ability, but they are very rare and very expensive. I guarantee you that your Dell laptop isn't one of these.

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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 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.

A:integrated vs. dedicated graphics

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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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 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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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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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 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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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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(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!

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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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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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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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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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