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Problems with using dedicated graphics on laptop

Q: Problems with using dedicated graphics on laptop

Greetings good people.I know i am new here but i really need some help.
I recently bought asus k53t series laptop with integrated radeon hd 6520g and dedicated radeon hd 7670m graphic cards.
My problem starts there.I installed the chipset drivers provided on dvd which came with laptop and instead of catalyst control center,i got vision control center.Vision control center shows that my integrated graphic is primary while dedicated one is linked adapter.I taught that it should be like that,so i went to switchable graphic options which offers me to chose between power sawing mode(which should be using integrated adapter) and high performance mode (which should be using dedicated).
But when i tested a game i got no difference between those two modes I have been trying to find out for days if i can use only dedicated graphic card because my bios does not offer me that option and vision center offers me to use just integrated or both linked together(which does not give better performance than just integrated) Drivers for both cards are installed since device manager can see them both,but when i run dxdiag or cpuz/gpuz.hwmonitor etc... it detects only the integrated graphic So i am really looking forward for your help and i am hoping you can provide me with a solution to how can i use just dedicated graphic card or what is a proper way of using this cards i have got

Preferred Solution: Problems with using dedicated graphics on laptop

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems with using dedicated graphics on laptop

Hi probotzor, Welcome to the forums, It's always advisable to download the latest drivers from the manfs website ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS K53TA the supplied DVD is sometimes out of date and does'nt contain the latest drivers , I think catylist control centre as changed name now to vision control centre, update your drivers from Asus website , If that does'nt help you please post back and we will do our best to help

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Hello.I've had this issue for about a year now, but since it was never really that important, i just let it go. BUt now, I would really need a fix. Basically what happened is that I had an issue with my cooling fan, it was ful of dust. So i had it cleaned out by a company, but when i got my laptop back, my dedicated amd graphics no longer worked. But not only that, it was literally gone from every scan. Cant find it under device manager, not in the dxdiag, not anywhere. SO my guess is that it must have been somehow disconnected. My question is, how can i reconnect it. Where on the motherboard do i find the connection between the graphics card and the motherboard. I dont know if these 2 are connected, but my cd/dvd rom also no longer works.

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Hey Guys,so i bought this hp laptop(my father bought it for me actually lol ) from the store(Jarir bookstore) a couple of weeks ago,and it has both integrated and dedicated graphics(hybrid/discrete).Its not a gaming laptop but its pretty good with games released before 2016(doesnt mean it cant run games released in 2016).Its got 4gb ram,Intel 520 Graphics 2 gb(integrated) and an AMD R5 M330(render only display device) with display memory 4gb and dedicated memory 2 gb.I know its a low end graphics card but can it really be worse than the intel's built in graphics??
I have checked the specs,and also tryed both graphics on games(intel looks nicer,but amd gives a bit more fps but there are black edges in rendered tiles in games).I dont wanna use integrated for gaming becoz who would?
How is this possible?I mean why would they bother putting in a dedicated graphics if its worse than the Integrated one?Also all my drives are up to date,Is there anything i would be doing wrong still?
Here are my specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M330, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 451 GB (324 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 8136
And here is the intel gpu specs: Intel Hd Graphics 520
Total memory: 2gb
Dedicated Memory : 247 mb
Also the intel gp... Read more

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I have a laptop HP Pavilion 15-p110nr: AMD A10-5745M with AMD Radeon HD 8610G 768MB integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R7 M260 2GB (dedicated graphics card)6GB RAMWindows 8.1 64 bit The problem is that the laptop refuses to make any use of the R7 m260... for video games and everything, it's always using the integrated HD 8610G. The laptop detects the R7 card, as it is shown in the device manager, as well as a 'linked card' on the CCC and on other programs like AMD System Monitor. But the card simply doesn't do it's job, it doesn't start working. I've used the AMD System Monitor to check if it had any activity, and it's always 0. I have read many other posts on the internet about people with the same problem, and I've tried every solution that people suggested, without any luck: - I have used the Catalyst Control Center to control the Switchable Graphics and set my games to high performance. This should make the R7 be the main graphics card for that videogame, but it doesn't work. There's also a switchable graphics monitor in the CCC, I activate it to see what card is being used when playing a game, but even the monitor doesn't work! it doesn't show the game's .exe (I've tried different games like GTA V, Skyrim or TDU2). - I've read you can just disable the integrated graphics card on the BIOS, but I don't have that option on my BIOS... And if I disable it on the Windows Device Manager, the R7 still doesn't start working, but instead, th... Read more

A:Laptop won't use dedicated graphics card (Radeon R7 m260)

Any help please?

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My new LAPTOP is kind of slow and I find the smart graphics switching doesn't actually work. Tried to trouble shoot with Lenovo customer care and even updated to the latest windows. Didn't help much. Can anybody help?

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My new LAPTOP is kind of slow and I find the smart graphics switching doesn't actually work. Tried to trouble shoot with Lenovo customer care and even updated to the latest windows. Didn't help much. Can anybody help?

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I have an alienware 17 which comes with integrated graphics card (Intel(R) HD graphics 4600) and dedicated graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce GTX 860M). I want to use dedicated graphics so I switch to dedicated graphics by pressing the fn key and f5. A window pops up and says a reboot will be necessary. After selecting yes it reboots and shows the Alienware logo but instead of bringing up the windows 10 start screen-- the screen simply goes black (with background light shining so it looks grey.) If I plug it into a tv with an hdmi cable then the windows start screen will be displayed on the tv and I can go forward playing. Also, if I switch back to integrated graphics then my laptop screen works again.
     Can someone please help me fix my computer so that I can switch to dedicated graphics and not have my screen quit working? When I use dedicated graphics Fallout 4 will auto detect hardware and set it to high quality. On the contrary, when using integrated graphics low quality is recommended.

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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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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 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 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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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?


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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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 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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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.
3. Plugged the laptop on an external HDMI monitor to see if the dedicated graphics card is enabled. Didn't... Read more

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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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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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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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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Hi, I would like to find out how much dedicated graphics/video memory I have and how much I have in total. If I'm not using all of it, how can I dedicate the rest of the memory so all of it is in use?

Thanks in advance,

A:How can I find out and set dedicated graphics memory?

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin in correcting your misconceptions about what video memory is.

The OS will allocate video memory for several things, among them is the actual video display (the pixels shown on your screen). This memory is typically much smaller than the total amount of memory your card has, but that extra memory is used by programs (such as Aero, or 3D Games) to create textures, do compositing, or various other tasks. This is dedicated video memory and cannot be used for anything other than video GPU memory.

Ok, I lied, that's not entirely true. Some video chipsets (notably Intel) can share video memory with the host computer, and you can change the amount of memory is allocated to video rather than system memory. That memory must still be dedicated to video memory though, once you set it in the bios.

In any event, video memory is video memory. Your system will use what you have, and any extra goes unused if it's not needed.

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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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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'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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It seems as though, my Dedicated graphics card will not turn on even after i specifically changed the settings in "Switchable Graphics Application Settings" What do I do to solve this problem?

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Have you done anything in BIOS like UMA graphics or something else..... ? ThanksKamal

Dont forget to click KUDOS button(right down this sentence)if i have helped you....Ask any questions or Doubts,iam always ready to help....

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Basically, I use two types of programs day to day:1. dB software (Zoot)2. Photo software: Lightroom & Photoshop On this machine there are 2gig dedicated graphics What I'd like to know is the best way to use it. How can I prevent a program (ex my dB prgram) from using it? How do I instruct my graphics heavy programs to use it? Does it switch in & out when I swtich between programs (Ex Lightroom vs Photoshop0 This is the first system I've owned with dedicated graphics so I'm not sure how to make use of this option. Thank you very much. Jan RifkinsonRidgefield CT USA

A:how to utilize dedicated graphics memory

Hi,The dedicated graphic chip gets automatically assigned depending on whether program is graphic intensive oneYou can also manuall?y do it, please read Setting the graphics processor for one software program or game section in this HP document if your laptop came with NVIDIA dedicated graphic system: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03519217RegardsVisruth

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Have a W541 (running Win 7) which includes onboard Intel graphics and the Nvidia Quadro K1100M.  Is there a way to force the laptop to always use the Nvidia so I get better resolution?  From within the Nvidia control panel I set the preferred graphics processor to be the high performance Nvidia but it doesn't really seem to change anything even after a reboot.  There's nothing in BIOS either about disabling Optimus or anything else that might force the use of Intel.

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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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So I have a little issue. I started playing GTA V on PC today and I can not even play in 1920x1080 due to too low VRAM. I checked the graphics info on Windows and the Total available graphics memory is 4800mb. However, only 1024mb is in dedicated memory. It would be safe to increase to like 1070-1100mb, right? However, I can not find any settings to change this in my BIOS. I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard. Is there any way to change this? Would so want to change this. Btw, my GPU is an ATI Radeon HD 5850 and RAM is 8GB DDR3.

A:Increase Dedicated Graphics Memory

No, you can`t change it.

Not sure why you`re having problems with the game.

Maybe it`s time for a better card.


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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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hey guys...
im having an acer aspire 5740 laptop
which come with intel hd graphics and ati radeon hd 5650 1 gb graphics""
but after reformat when i updated my vga graphic adapter it is only showing intel hd graphics
when i open my screen resolution setting its shows"


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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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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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My Alineware has stopped responding to the Alienware specific function kyes. I think i have all the updated drivers. Are there some specific driver for those kyes?

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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
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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 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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Just like the topic says. I have an older K330B that I want to use for some gaming. I have added a newer Radeon video card and upgraded the PSU to support the new card.  With the PSU connected to the video card, the system power up at boot (fans, etc), but the display never gets a signal.With the PSU disconnected from the video card, the system boots up fine. In the BIOS (DPKT21A 08.08.2011) there does NOT seem to be a choice for using PCI v. IGD. Any help would be appreciated.

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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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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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Does anyone know why these 2 totals are different ?

Shouldn`t they both be 6 GB ?

A:Different dedicated graphics memory amounts on 980 Ti

Probably how windows see 's the ram in sli

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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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I am thinking of upgrading my old Dell Inspiron 620s after several years in order to run some of the latest games at high graphics settings and better performance. That said, while I know my way around technology and software, I'm still pretty much a novice when it comes to hardware.

I understand that if I want any sort of decent graphics card I'll need to check my motherboard for a PCI Express X16 slot. Based on the model of my computer, is there a way to know if I have one, or do I need to take off the back and check myself?
Assuming I do have such a slot, what are the steps I need to go through to install a new card? I believe my computer currently runs on integrated graphics, so are there any issues with switching over there?
If I don't have a PCI Express X16 slot, then what are my options? Would I need to buy a completely new computer? Replace the entire motherboard? Or is there a "hopefully" much easier solution?
I would be grateful for any and all advice that is directed my way.

A:Installing dedicated graphics card questions

The 620S has no room for a card that will run most games.
GT 610 Low profile card is the only option.

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I have 2gb total graphics memory.But most of it is shared.how can i convert it to dedicated?

A:How can I convert my shared graphics memory to dedicated gra...

You cannot. What would you hope to accomplish if you could? Your video is all provided by the processor (called an APU) as it is essentially both processor and video card so all the memory for video and everything else comes from the system memory. Only a small bit is segregated solely for video function but the system is capable of taking all the memory needed for video from the system RAM. It is not a super powerful video system for gaming or anything like that. 

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