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Can intel graphics be better than dedicated on a laptop?

Q: Can intel graphics be better than dedicated on a laptop?

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 1.0.0.4
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 gpu has direct3d acceleration while the amd one doesnt.

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How can i increase the dedicated video memory from 64 to 512 ? 

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Sorry this isn't exactly about graphics cards.

I can't seem to increase my dedicated video memory for integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600, even though I have put it up to 1024MB (1GB) in my BIOS. My Total Available Graphics Memory is 7786MB, and my Shared System Memory is 7658MB. However, no matter how much I change it in the BIOS, my Dedicated Video Memory (DVM) is always stuck at 128M. Is this a integrated graphics thing or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Intel HD Graphics 4600 Dedicated Video Memory

It uses more ram when it needs it, no need to have it dedicated .
from Intel
"Since there is no performance advantage to "reserve" a lot of system memory for graphics at boot and thus making it unusable for common applications such as Excel, Photoshop, etc., Microsoft requires that Intel graphics dynamically allocates memory system only when needed - without holding a bunch of memory as "dedicated". What Windows is calling dedicated 32MB is actually only a small amount of system memory to graphics drivers reserves at the start of internal bookkeeping"

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I want to know how to increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics. I have a Compaq 18-4021la In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.

A:Increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics...

EmilianoRV8 wrote:.....  In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.Hi, Are you sure ? You don't have to do anything. System will work this out for you and it will use available system RAM (memory) to assign/allocate for  Intel (R ) HD Graphics up to max limit. Your machine specs says: Discrete graphics not supported in this system Source:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-18-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/6528368/model/6529361/doc... Regards.

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Is there a way to increase the dedicated RAM to the graphics chip (Intel 4600)? Would I benefit from it? I tried looking in the BIOS but there's not an option for that.My PC has 12 GB of RAM - Windows 10 (64-bit)Thanks.

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Hello, i am using ThinkPad x201. dedicated memory for intel graphics is showing 64mb and this is very low. it allows up to 1696mb. in BIOS there is no option for Graphics. even in Intel driver too. How can i increase graphics memory capacity?





ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit / X200 Ultrabase / ThinkVision LT2252p

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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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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

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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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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Hi!
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...

Techsavy8
 

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

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Is it possible to upgrade an Intel graphics card in my Toshiba Satellite a100 PSAA8C-0FH00E laptop? It's because I can't run Halo 2 or NFS: Carbon, so I want a 512 MB instead of my current 128 MB. My friend said it's impossible since The Intel video card is integrated into the motherboard or something. Sorry, I'm a total noob with hardware. Thanks!
 

A:Intel graphics card for a laptop

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Fault codes W1FQSJVAE-RK28H6 and WVC007002-UM7D0J on my laptop, Mathematical Operations Test failed. Does anyone know what's wrong? Seem's to lose contact to the graphics card and jam the computer, then return back to business after a while.B71-80 Laptop, model 80RJ0006MX, Win7 64-bit. Intel driver ver. 10.18.15.4279. Doesn't allow to uodate the driver from Lenovo or Intel webpages, windows says that the driver is correct, working properly and the newest version.  

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my dad wants a laptop for about 400-500 now i know the specs but im not sure which is the best graphics series Intel GMA or ATi Radeon HD series?

is there a page that tells me the power or which is best in order?

namely Intel GMA 4500
ATI Radeon HD 4250

thanks
 

A:whats the best laptop graphics Intel GMA or ATi..?

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Hi all,

I just bought a HP Pavilion G7 laptop from Future Shop. It has Radeon graphics (1GB) but when I try and run canyourunit.com it tells me I have intel. I also went to device manager and it tells me I have both Intel and Radeon graphics.

Why is this?

Thanks
 

A:Laptop with both Intel graphics and Radeon?

whats the exact model
they seem to have both
see here
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/ho...lion/A1K08AV?HP-Pavilion-g7t-1300-Notebook-PC

reading the service manual
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02720306.pdf
it has Switchable discrete graphics: page 3
 

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ok did a search and didnt come up with anything...

have uninstalled and installed the "updated" driver from intel but it shows on the intel driver that it is version 6.14.19.50 but when installed it is still 6.14.10.4495 any ideas as to why the installed version is different than the posted version (yeh i know intel isnt worth a you know what but it is all i got atm lol)
 

A:Intel 82852 graphics card for laptop

They probably updated the driver,but didn't change the
version number in the installer.
 

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I have a HP Pavilion au084tx laptop with 4gb nvidia940mx dedicated graphics card. But the default driver is always Intel HD graphics. I am not able to use the nvidia card for games. How do I disable Intel HD graphics in the bios. I've tried disabling it from device manager but that just activates the generic Microsoft display device. Can anyone help me in this.

A:Disabling Intel HD graphics on HP pavilion laptop

Hi, Have you tried from the Nvidia Control panel ? Please try: (a) Right click a blank space on desktop,(b) Select Nvidia Control panel, From there, you can pick Nvidia (from 3D option). Regards.

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I have an ASUS laptop with an intel core i5 and usually my games would use that as the graphics setting. But when i go to try and play them now for some reason, they run off something called microsoft basic render card and the intel hd 4000 isnt an available option to use when under settings. How can i fix this?
 

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I bought this laptop for my mother around 2 months ago, and up until she moved house recently, she always had it plugged in to an external monitor via VGA. When she moved house and the laptop was unplugged, I'm not sure if display settings were changed and the laptop had been turned off, and whether this is the cause of my problem, but now the laptop doesn't recognise it's own screen, and says that a monitor is the primary display when plugged in via HDMI. I think that the issue is that I need to re-install the graphics driver, but I am not sure which one to download and install. There are 4 options on the HP support website: - AMD/Intel Switchable High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (American, International)  - Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (American, International)- Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver - Broadwell/Skylake (American, International)  - Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver - Bay Trail-M (American, International) I am pretty sure it is not the first one, as this laptop is Intel rather than AMD, but from there I am not sure which of the other 3 is the correct one. I have downloaded the second one, but I don't want to try and install it in case I lose all function from the laptop. Any help would be appreciated, cheers!

A:HP 250 G4 Windows 10 Intel i5 Laptop Graphics Driver Issue

Hi: You should be able to press the F4 key to toggle the display you want to see. Just keep pressing it until you get the notebook display to show up. The graphics driver depends on what processor your notebook has. Bay Trail is for the notebooks with Pentium/Celeron processors and the Broadwell/Skylake is for the notebooks with Intel 5th and 6th generation Core processors.

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This is my first post so if there is something i didn't include please advice, also if this is in the wrong section I apologize.
I was very frustrated about a game, not using the dedicated GPU. In my frustration i disabled from the device manager the intel graphics. Suddenly my screen resized, nothing seemed to work so i forced restart. The asus logo appears and is followed by a "windows blue" screen (not BSOD).
I've search online for similar problems,
Things I already tried to avail:
1) I have tried reseting the bios by opening the laptop itself and removing the bios battery.
2) I connected the laptop through VGA and HDMI to another monitor, bot report "no signal"
3) I have tried different combinations of keys to enter bios or safemode, none work
4) [Not a solution but i had no ideas left] I have tried enabling the card "blind" using the keyboard, start+r -> devmgmt.msc etc since i just cant see, it didn't work though i then tried to alt+f4 and shut down and it failed. conclusion maybe the problem isnt the integrated graphics?
5) Booting through a new windows disk, didn't boot. I want to believe that the boot priority is set to hdd for this.

What I concluded so far is that I need windows access to enable access to my bios.
I'm all out of ideas, and very frustrated any help would be greatly appreciated.

My Specs:
Laptop Asus F550C
i5-3337U
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M 2gb
6gb ram
win 8.1 64bit

A:I disabled intel integrated graphics, asus laptop win 8.1

Welcome to the forum!

Yea, on these laptops disabling the Intel GPU is not wise as it also controls the discrete GPU.

You mention you can't get into Bios or boot from a DVD. This is before Windows even loads so you should be able to do both. On my machine I can get into bios if I hold the F2 key down while prssing the power button. Don't know exactly which key is your bios key.

Once in bios you need to set the boot order to boot from the DVD, then do a repair install.

PS: Would also suggest getting an external drive and get in the habit of making an image at least every couple weeks. Most imaging software lets you create a boot disc so you can restore the image even if the computer crashes.

PPS: Looked it up and your bios key should be F2.

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Hey, I am at the end of the ropes on this one. I just can not seem to be able to update the graphic driver for my intel integrated graphics card.

The reason i want to update this is because i get this error when I try to start up:

Spoiler: Error

I found out that the driver version after the #1 is my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M card, but the one after the #2 is the Intel HD Graphics 4600. #2 is the one i need to update

I mainly need help finding the right driver that works for my laptop, I am told that only ones from the Toshiba website work, but the most recent driver is from 2013, which does not see right to me.

Here are my specs:
Toshiba Qosmio x75 a7170
Windows 8.1
Intel Core I7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M AND Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600
 

A:Updating Integrated Intel Graphics on Toshiba Laptop

Also i downloaded Intel Driver Updater Utility and i get this when it searched for Graphics drivers;

Spoiler: Intel Driver Updater Utility

 

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Hi,
I'm not sure if I'm posting this thread in the right section, its my first thread post here.

I have a Dell n5110 i5(intel HD 3000 graphics),that I bought last year to assist me with my studies. I didn't care much about the graphics when I purchased it.
I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I read that I should have bought a laptop with a better card graphics if I was to play the latest games.Of all the games I would have liked to play GTA 4. I know its not possible with what I have.

I love my laptop though. And I intend to have it with me for a longtime even if I don't get to play the latest games(I can play older ones like Hitman blood money).
I'm curious, since I haven't found the answer elsewhere, whether it is possible to have a gaming card graphics added one day for the model of laptop I have.
Thanks in advance!
Ryan

A:Changing card graphics(HD3000 intel) in Dell Laptop. Is it possible?

I looked at the specs for the N5110 and that laptop is designed for dual graphics.
It says it has an optional AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics card.

First, I would check in the Device Manager to see if you have 2 graphics devices, if you do not already know that you bought the laptop without the dedicated graphics option.

If not, then I would look at purchasing the optional card from Dell.
I'd have more info but without a Service Tag number you can't get any info out of Dell.

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Hello,  I have the Y700 Touch-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) which I received as a replacement for my last Lenovo which could not be fixed by Lenovo Support. Since I received this as a replacement, my warranty only lasted a month (the residual from my initial warranty). Now, I have only had it for a few months and it has had many instances of the blue screen of death with my computer suddenly needing a restart. I do not have warranty anymore so I am reaching out to you all. The hardware scan says the Mathmatical Operations Test on my Intel (HD) Graphics 550 card failed. I got the result code: WVC007002-UL7VFK. I could not find any information about this code online.  Through the Lenovo website I tried to update my Intel driver by downloading the one the website recommended for my computer after I entered my Serial # (I think it was Intel VGA) and after it downloaded I got a warning saying: "Error: The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Obtain the appropriate driver from the computer's manufacturer. Setup will exit." Regarding the blue screen of death, there have been several different error messages, but the one that comes the most often is "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE". The most recent blue screen message was "Stop Code: SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION; What failed: igdkmd64.sys" I am not sure if these problems are related, but it seems the most important issue is the graphics driver since I use a lot o... Read more

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Issues again with laptop monitor.  Passes all hardware tests.  Did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 using MS Media creator.  Laptop monitor worked with 2006 MS Generic Graphics driver but when updated, laptop monitor went blank but external monitor started working.  Believe this is a driver problem but each one I try has the same result.  
Had same issue in January.  Was under warranty at the time and ultimate result was to reinstall Windows from Microsoft, motherboard was also replaced although the tech didn't believe it had anything to do with the problem.  Laptop monitor worked fine until a couple of weeks ago when new Windows updates were installed.  I have seen several other posts that are describing the exact same issue.  
Currently, I have latest drivers for the graphics - 20.19.15.4531, Windows 10.0.15063.  At this time, my nice expensive laptop is just a desktop.  Any suggestions on what to try next?
Randy

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I have been using dell Vostro 2420 laptop for the last 2 years. I had windows 8.1 installed in it in the last month. When I was using windows 7 I got occasional display problem with display getting blurred(consisting of close horizontal lines, and picture getting shifted to left side of the screen). According to the instruction from dell, I uninstalled both intel and nvidea display drivers. They got reinstalled automatically after restart. Now I got the display error again. I uninstalled the display drivers. But only nvidea is automatically reinstalled. When I tried to install intel hd graphics driver manually, it shows that "the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the installation to complete". What to do? Please help.

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I recently updated to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Home Premium. My laptop has Intel HD 4000 with 64mb of Dedicated Video Ram and 2gb shared. My laptop has 6gb of ram. I noticed after I updated while I was checking the specs of a new game that my Dedicated Video Ram had been reduced to 32mb, and shared had not increased. I tried the latest drivers posted here and received the error " The driver being installed is not validated for this computer "

I'm sorry if I've overlooked anything, and thanks in advance!

A:Intel HD 4000 Dedicated Vram problem

Uninstall the Intel chipset and VGA driver, download the latest chipset and VGA driver from Intel's website and reinstall the drivers.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think this is right... I have 32mb of dedicated video memory, yet it appears not to be even using the 32mb? I might be wrong but here is a screenshot, I am pretty sure somethings not right, I tried with throttlestop, and without.

Thanks!

A:Intel HD 4000 not even using the dedicated video memory of

Bump

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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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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think this is right... I have 32mb of dedicated video memory, yet it appears not to be even using the 32mb? I might be wrong but here is a screenshot, I am pretty sure somethings not right, I tried with throttlestop, and without.



Thanks!

A:Intel HD 4000 not even using the dedicated video memory of 32mb?

This is on Windows 8, it should be posted on Windows 8 Forum Windows 8 Forums

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I know it has to do with BIOS and advanced chipset features but I cannot find those on my laptop.

I can take risks, such as flashing the BIOS / Modding if someone can give me a step by step help.

This is a screenshot of the problem, the underlined number is 64mb for all my friends, but oddly for me is 32mb.



Thank you all!

A:How do I increase Dedicated Video Memory on Intel HD 4000?

GReboot and press F2 it will be a bios setting under graphics no need to flash

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All right so I definitely need some help from the pros. I'm not a very big gamer, the only 3-D game I play is the Sims 2. I am having a laptop built for me with a Intel Pentium M 760 (2 GHz) processor and I need to choose between the standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card or the more expensive Nvidia PCI Express 6600 video card with 128 MB Video Memory. Which do you think would be better and more worth the money for my purposes?

Thanks so much!

-Molly Kay
 

A:Nvidia 6600 or standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card for my new laptop?

hey

the 6600 is WAAYYY better ...but depends .for e.g if you dont play games at all than y spend money hmm
 

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I am using a program called Nvidia Inspector to fix this issue with games such as Tomb Raider. But GTA 4 is giving me a hard time.I have tried everything, even Nvidia Inspector does not help in detecting Nvidia Graphics Card.I have an Acer Laptop with Optimus technology which seems to be the cause of this.I welcome any fix or solution.I can even try overclocking. I just want to run GTA 4 on my laptop.

A:Games Auto Detecting Intel HD instead of Nvidia dedicated memory...

For future reference, please fill in all the details in your system specs using the User CP
From what I understand, whenever you enter the game, it switches to your integrated video card instead of the added one? If that is the case, make sure that you have the priorities right in BIOS. I'm not an expert in laptops, just a shot in the dark.

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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:
http://www.hardwarehounds.com/techspotlight/powerexpress.shtml

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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Hello,

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
4GB DDR3 MEMORY
640GB HDD

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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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
or
128Mb Dedicated Graphics

?

Thanks Guys
 

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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(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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