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NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX-vs-Intel Integrated Graphics... please make intel go away!

Q: NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX-vs-Intel Integrated Graphics... please make intel go away!

Edit: I fixed it! (I was causing the problem myself but uninstalling the chip in the first place when i should have been disabling it instead)

Ok... I looked for about an hour and decided i would have to make a new thread for my specific problem... so sorry if im making my first post in an odd place

I recently installed a NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX PCI 256MB DDR video card
followed directions as best i could, and disabled the Intel integrated graphics... but my PC insists on REinstalling the intel integrated graphics controller upon restart... It left me alone for awhile and i could run Counter Strike : Condition Zero moderately well (low frames after playing for over an hour) but after allowing my computer to update itself (while using IE to dowload firefox for a reinstall, IE randomly decided my home page was going to be the microsoft site for the day) and since then no matter what i do the computer insists on trying to reinstall the intel integrated graphics thing...

so my question is, how do I make this stop? how do i keep the computer from giving me the dreaded "found new hardware" bubble when im using a FAR superior (REAL) video card already?

is there something i do in the BIOS (i hope not, i dont like messing around in there) or on the motherboard itself?

i have some basic info about my comp in my signature but im going to use "PolSystemInfo" to find all my PC specs and just copy paste them below, I just hope its enough info to help someone figure out how to kill that evil integrated chip...

=============================== System =================================

CPU = Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor with MMX
CPU Speed = 2938 MHz
No. of CPUs = 1
OS = Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Ver 5.01.2600
Version of DirectX = DirectX 9.0
Main Memory = Capacity: 503MB : Free Space: 129MB
Drive [C:\] = Local Disk Free Space: 7.31 GB (Capacity: 31.67 GB )
Drive [D:\] = Local Disk Free Space: 868.45 MB (Capacity: 5.58 GB )
Drive [J:\] = Local Disk Free Space: 59.47 GB (Capacity: 74.53 GB )
Graphics Card = NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Type of Chip = Unknown Video Chip
Video Driver = nv4_disp.dll
Version =
Updated = Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:06 AM
VendorId = 0x10DE
DeviceId = 0x0326
SubSysId = 0x0000
Revision = 161
VRAM = 256.0MB
AvailableVidMem = 252.0MB
AvailableTextureMem = 431.0MB
Sound Card = Realtek AC97 Audio
Sound Driver = ALCXWDM.SYS
Version =
Updated = Wednesday, February 08, 2006 4:44 PM
Network Card = Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Network Driver = R8139n51.SYS
Version = 5.505.1004.2002
Updated = Friday, October 04, 2002 7:04 PM
Motherboard = Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
Version = 030
Serial Number = 4610813590

Preferred Solution: NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX-vs-Intel Integrated Graphics... please make intel go away!

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: NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX-vs-Intel Integrated Graphics... please make intel go away!

Hmm that didn't happen to me when I put mines in. Did you install the NVIDIA drivers? Try disabling the onboard in the device manager. That?s what I did. There doesn?t seem to be an option to turn it off in the bios (my bios) maybe there is for you however. It isn?t too complicated. Just simply look for onboard graphics or integrated graphics controller or w/e and select disable, but first try disabling it in the device manager. It should be listed under display adapters -> properties -> disable this device.

You should upgrade to DX9.0c...

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I have Dell Inspiron 5000 series 5558 model laptop. Recently i have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1.
I have also used driver & download web page on Dell portal to  download & install latest drivers for Windows 10 64-bit OS including BIOS. But the issue is i'm unable to view "Nvidia Geforce 920M display adapter" under desktop-->display settings-->Display-->advanced display settings and it shows "Intel HD Graphic 5500".
I have checked Device Manager --> Display Adapters and i can see both Nvidia GeForce 920M & Intel HD Graphics 5500.
Also under Nvidia Control Panel --> Manage 3D settings -->global settings is set to "High performance Nvidia Process".
Please advice how do i change settings under desktop-->display settings-->Display-->advanced display settings to use "Nvidia GeForce 920M" instead of "Intel HD Graphic 5500".
Nvidia GeForce 920M driver= 359.06
Please advice.

A:How to Switch display Adapter from Intel HD Graphic 5500 to Nvidia Geforce 920M

I'm having the same problem.
Is there any way we could switch to Nvidia graphics processor?

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Can you tell me which is better for an Intel quad core processor : Intel integrated 2000 or Nvidia Geforce Gt 610 2gb??

I want to use for gaming.

The specs below are for my old cpu and motherboard. I have to install the new ones. I'm getting an 3rd Gen i5 Cpu which has Integrated Graphics 2000. So my query is whether i should use the integrated one or my Nvidia 610.


A:Intel Integrated Graphics Vs Nvidia

You would want a GTX 750 Ti if you like playing games on low-med and sometimes high. The GeForce GT 610 is not a gaming card and is just an entry-level meaning it's for office or HTPC use.

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Hi guys,
I have a Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7460) Series Laptop with Intel HD Graphics 620 (Integrated) + GeForce 940 MX, and I'm developing a QT GPU/OpenGL application, but I cannot run my software in GeForce 940 MX because it is freezing. I receive a white screen and not responding message. The freezing occurs with Automatic Driver Selection and Forced mode. I'm lost and don't know where to find a solution.
What can I do? What is happening? Could someone help me?

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Hi there!
After my computer (a desktop not a laptop) was repaired after some issues on it I tried to play some games (Rome 2 Total War and some other) and encountered some delays when trying to play them. When I looked into it I discovered that the games used Intel HD Graphics 3000 instead of Nvidia Geforce gtx 680. So I tried to switch from Intel to NVIDIA. After reading some articles on this in the internet I deactivated the Intel graphics card in the device manager hoping that it would automatically switch to the other graphics card the NVIDIA card this way. But this did not happen instead the screen turned black and I?m now not able to even get to Windows or my BIOS settings. How can I fix this? Do I first have to reactivate Intel before I can switch to NVIDIA and if so how or is there a possibility to directly acces NVIDIA instead?

Looking forward for suggestions on how to solve this


A:How to switch from Intel HD Graphics 3000 to NVIDIA GEFORCE 680

Normally, Windows uses whichever video is detected by the BIOS (and if the BIOS detects a video card usually it will switch to that card).

Since this was serviced, check the power connection to the Video card (if it has one). Could be it was disconnected by the service tech during service and was not reconnected. If the card is still installed, the PCIe power connection is needed or it will not be detected or work.

Also, if you switch Video from the internal to a separate video card, you must physically switch the Monitor connection to the Video card.

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Which one is better? And how much is one better than the other?

A:Solved: Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs Nvidia GeForce 9200M GE

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I use Toshiba M645 Laptop that has two graphic cards
with NVIDIA Optimus Technology. (Auto-swicthing graphics processors)
Now I have some vga problems and driver questions below:

1. Intel HD Graphics <-Why can't install driver from Intel official website?, driver not supports!
, but the driver in Toshiba website can be installed fine as well.
What's wrong with that? Was it mean "Intel HD Graphics" has more than one type, several of model classes?
or it must related to the chipset of Toshiba laptop's mainboard?

2. NVIDIA Geforce GT330M <-How to use only this vga stand alone?, I tried to disable Intel HD Graphics from device manager
and then the monitor was not in use, black screen was displayed.
So, I tried to disable Intel HD Graphics in safe mode, no black screen
, but the next normal boot it was displayed like GT330M was not in use
(can't config NVIDIA tools, it was disappeared from control panel), but it was still enabled in device manager.

Now, I just updated Intel HD Graphics driver, a mouse lag in Aero themes taskbar effect was fixed,
also the video framerate fault was fixed too.

Hope someone can give the solutions, how to fix these problems.
Thanks in advance.

My Laptop: Toshiba Satellite M645-1014X

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM Toshiba
CPU: Intel Core i5 M560 2.67GHz
RAM Samsung 4GB 2x2 Dual Channel
HDD: Hitachi 500GB
VGA: Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA Geforce GT330M 1GB
SOUND: Realtek High Definition Audio

A:Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA Geforce [Drivers & Usage problems]

1. Main reason the Intel reference driver won't work is it hasn't been modified to work with the second card (applies to laptops with either Nvidia or AMD for the second card). Same applies to the Nvidia driver, it requires the Intel driver to be installed before it can be installed.

2. From what I have seen the Nvidia card (or AMD if so equipped) can be made to run all the time only when the laptop is plugged in and you change the power settings to high performance. If that doesn't get it working all the time here may be another setting that needs to be changed. If that is the case going to have to wait on someone with a similar setup for more info.

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Hi. Initially I had problem only with NVidia driver on Windows 10. It didn't work with code 43 message. I tried to reinstall driver several times but without success.After upgrading Windows 10 on 14th of November I faced another problem - driver for integrated graphic chip didn't not work too. Furthermore this driver is not installed even. After try to install it OS didn't not start at all and showed only black screen. I had to enter to safe mode and delete this driver to have working OS, working without all video drivers. Eventually I had to revert upgrade and currently I have only integrated video chip only again. My questions is how to solve problems with drivers. Is it only my personal problem or problem of drivers for my model of Notebook?When I had got Windows 10 upgrade at the beginning of August I thought it was a temporary problem with drivers and it would be fixed. But it does not seem so now after 3 months waiting.

A:NVidia GeForce 840M code 43, Intel HD Graphics 4600 driver p...

Hi @hdimon?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP ENVY 17-j152nr Notebook and a code 43 while using  NVidia GeForce 840M. You could try. In the Device Manager, click the arrow next to Display Adaptors to expand that categoryRight-click on Graphics and select Update Driver Software if more than 1 Graphics adapter do 1 at a time.Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driverAfter the installation is complete, restart your Notebook.Here is a link to your drivers page. There is a listing for the drivers and Windows 10 and you might have to download the drivers and then install the new one.Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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I was just wondering this as ive heard many not so good things about my video card. (I was given this card and don't have the funds to upgrade right now) Such as there are bottle necks and such that slow it down. Is there any methods I could optimise it to run better? Possibly overclock(But I wana strive for safer methods)

A:Is there anyway to make a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 run better?

Well you can make sure u have the latest drivers and directx Version, but thats the only thing that will affect the card itself without overclocking.

However the following will all have an affect on your system in general, which will also help:-

remove-delete unneeded programs
stop programs from loading on bootup that u dont need (look at msconfig)
clear temp files
defrag drive(s)
scan for adware/viruses

then check how your system runs after. Then you may wish to look at overclocking, but without additional cooling u are maybe talking about a few percent increase in speed.

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I have an IM845GL mobo and it comes with three pci slots, the problem is that it also comes with an intel 82845GL GMCH as well and i'm not sure about how to install the card. Should i install the PNY NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 ( PCI ) reguarly or am i suppose to remove the GMCH? Or is there anything else special i should do before installing the card?

A:Can i get PNY NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 ( PCI ) graphics card on this?

If the intel graphics is integrated into the motherboard,you
can disable it in the BIOS.
If not,remove it.
Make sure you uninstall the drivers for the old graphics
hardware first.

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Have problem with intel 5500 HD graphics driver on dell 7548. Getting  error code 43 since updating to windows 10. After longing onto windows it return to sign in screen looking to missing driver. No one seems to have an answer.  I tried installing every driver possible from intel and Dell

A:intel HD 5500 graphics

Uninstall all the video drivers (if it's Intel only, there will just be one set;  if it's a hybrid video setup, there will also be an nVidia or AMD driver).
If this is Windows 10, reboot the system and make sure you're online.  Windows should pick up and install the video drivers for your system, at least the Intel one.  If not, the correct driver for Windows 10-64 bit is this one:

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hello to everyone i using now notebook g5 250 i3 2.0g/hz with intel hd 5500 graphics(128mb dedicatet) so how i can incrase shared memory(for now is using 1600Mb from 8gb ram i will upgrade ram but how shared memory?) or how can upgrade graphics for my laptop? 

A:how to increase or upgrade graphics intel hd 5500

Hi, Firstly you can't upgrade intel hd 5500 without spending an arm and a leg (ie buy new machine). aand secondary: system will assign available system RAM to video up to max GRAM supported. You can't do anything about this and adding more RAM  to 8GB will help. Regards.

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Hi all, Bought a new Aspire F5-571 two months ago with Windows 10 preinstalled. Recently, I've started getting the error message in the subject line of this post. Doing some research reveals that it could be a problem with the display drivers. I've checked Acer's website for my model and the only graphics drivers available are Intel's VGA drivers. Intel's web site reveals that the drivers for Intel HD Graphics 5500 are OEM drivers and are shipped by the manufacturer - obviously in this case Acer. Anyone any idea if there are updated drivers anywhere on Acer's website ? Regards, gneil15

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A:Aspire F5-571 - Intel 5500 HD Graphics display dri...

http://www.howtogeek.com/223864/how-to-uninstall-and-block-updates-and-drivers-on-windows-10/ remember also to check C:\Intel folder and delete VGA drivers inside if listed.

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After having issues with my W7-64 bit HP Envy 15 laptop, I decided to reinstall the OS. Everything went as planned until I installed the win64_153619 graphics driver from the Intel website.

Although the driver installed OK, the control panel interface is now different (now called Intel HD Graphics Control Panel)

There's no longer brightness control. The power options in W7 only has 10 steps for brightness of which are either too bright or too dark. My question is, how can I have more control over brightness? Third party software?

A:Brightness Issues - Intel HD Graphics 5500

I don't have this setup, but will on a new Toshiba Laptop with the Intel 5500 graphics that I just ordered. I'm posting to track this thread to see what transpires.

Sorry for hijacking it.

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Hey everyone, its my first time posting so please be gentle lol.hope you can help.  I have a Lenovo Z51-70 with intel graphics 5500.  I would like to upgrade or add another graphics card to it so that I can start playing better games on my laptop and to also increase the fps.  Can someone please tell me if this is possible and suggest a suitable graphics card? I will look to upgrade the ram at a later date to the max 16gb.. Processor - I7-5500U @ 2.4ghzRAM - 8GBOS - Windows 10 Many thanks for your help and suggestions

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I have been searching on the internet about this issue I'm currently battling. I have have found similar issues but not exactly what I am going through.

I am hoping you experts can help me. Here it goes...

I have a Lenovo G50-80 laptop, which is less than a month old. It came with Windows 8.1 and had a free upgrade to Windows 10. It ran fantastically except I still preferred Windows 7 - I did a clean install.

The problem is my graphics card. When I had Windows 10, in the dxdiag page I had the following tabs:System

Basically on the Display tab, the Intel HD Graphics 5500 is displayed and on the Render tab, I had the AMD Radeon HD 8500M.

Now that I downgraded to Windows 7 (installed all updates including SP1), the Render tab is no longer there.

I have checked the device manager and saw both cards listed and active with no errors.

I did the following:Updated Drivers for both Intel and AMD graphics
Uninstalled all graphic drivers and reinstalled Intel first then AMD
Changed the settings on the AMD graphics controller to Maximum Performance on the game I am playing

I do not know what I am missing here.

I am really looking forward to a solution.

Thank you in advance, gentlemen!

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I have Lenovo ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S2KM with I7-5600 12GB DDR3 512SSD, and i have problem with display flickerng, fast vertical lines shows on display, appear on the screen line in a split second, when desabled Intel 5500 no more then problem but windows and another program not working properly. I tried to change all versions of drivers, reintall windows 10, now I install windows 8.1 but I have same problem.Problems not constant, alternately appear, and disappear, or seem daunting, the computer can be used normally.The computer is still under warranty, what do you propose to do?  

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Microsoft has installed an icon for get Windows 10.
In validating the application I tested the equipment and it appears that the graphics card is not compatible with windows 10.
The graphics card is a intel hd graphics 5500. This problem is it unacceptable for the transition to window 10 ?

I buy this Satellite S50-B PSPQEE-00500LFR one month ago.

A:Satellite S50-B - get Windows 10 - Intel HD graphics 5500 uncompatible


As far as I know Windows 10 is still in testing phase so Toshiba didn’t start official Windows 10 support. Windows 10 drivers are not offered for download.
The same situation was noticeable few years ago before Win8 was offered on the market.

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Hi all: I have a problem with my laptop (model VN7-571G). After a recent Windows 10 update, now I am not able to connect the laptop to my flat  LG TV via HDMI. I think it has to be related to Intel Graphics 5500 (current driver When I connect the laptop to my flat TV, laptop screen goes black (as it happened before), but TV message says "Without Conection". If I try to use Intel Driver Update Utility, it says I have to go to Acer website to get the drivers. I have already uninstalled all Intel drivers (VGA, chipset, etc.), and installed the ones in Acer website but the problem still exists. Any idea how to solve it?. Thanks and regards from Spain.Ignacio

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So I had this problem that would make my games look very crap and heavy lagging in some medium-size titles, then some people told me it`s the graphics card fault and so i checked it. turns out it`s ~1 year outdated, tried to install an update from the Intel page, that also said it was very outdated. The Notebook doesn`t let me update it because, i quote, "your manufacturer personalizez the drivers and this specific driver is now allowed. you can install a generic driver but you risk devoiding your warranty and lose some critical system functions". Further, i went to the Lenovo Support page, made a complete scan and guess what? Nothing wrong. So i tried to manually download a driver update and only found Nvidia VGA Driver and Intel VGA Driver, but none of them were accepted, for the same reason as above.What do I do now? Do I install that 'generic driver' or contact a professional?

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Hello, am the proud new owner of a T550 type 20CK and ProDock. The ThinkPad itself has the 3K (2880 by 1620) LCD panel. I want to use this machine at my desk with an external 4K (3840x2160) monitor so that windows can move from screen to screen without scaling. But the Screen Resolution section of Windows 8.1 control panel only shows a max resolution for the external screen of 2560x1440. The hardware is supposed to be able to do this. I think I need a better driver. Explanation: Graphics are from the Intel HD Graphics 5500 onboard chip. The spec sheet for my machine, here, http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/164?MT=20CK  says  "Intel HD Graphics 5500 in processor only, or Intel HD Graphics 5500 in processor and NVIDIA GeForce® 940M, 1GB memory (discrete models are only available in Western Europe); supports external analog monitor via VGA and digital monitor via Mini DisplayPort; supports three independent displays; Max resolution: [email protected] (DP via mDP cable); [email protected] (VGA)" Yet this resolution is not selectable. The Intel HD graphics 5500 driver updated by Lenovo System Update is dated 11/18/2014, pretty old. Intel's site has a driver dated 3/6/2015. But the system will not let me install this driver saying my system needs a custom driver I must obtain from Lenovo. Please help! Bryan

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A:T550 with Intel 5500 graphics, 4K external monitor

How are you connecting the monitor? DisplayPort? Have you tried plugging it into the laptop directly? I have the same question - I just received my T550 today, got the Pro dock, and I am waiting on a 3440x1440 monitor. Hoping that everything works...

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Yoga 500-14IBD i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz Usually I have/had a 24'' monitor connected to it with HDMI cable, sometimes I connected it to Sony Bravia 47'' TV. Everything was fine for some time but it STOPPED WORKING. Yesterday during watching a movie TV screen was flickering time to time, really rare and randomly. Suddenly, today it just stopped working, 24'' monitor got black and from then none of the screens is recognized when connected to hdmi. Wind+P is as extended mode.Is it possible that my motherboard HDMI slot got damaged? or maybe its a Intel HD 5500 damaged?What's strange is when I try to install old drivers: win64_154028.4501 im getting an error.  What might have happened to my Yoga? Is there a way to fix it or do I have to just buy new(used) motherboard? thanks 

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I have problem with my Intel HD graphics 5500 driver.
Some days ago my display started to show distorted objects when I scrolled down, so I updated my driver to the latest Intel's one. The updated drive caused problem with starting my Windows 7 64 bit. The Windows did not start at all.
So I uninstalled the Intel's driver and install this one from your site, which is recommended for my device. My Intel HD graphics 5500 driver does not recognize your driver at all.
How can I resolve this issues? 

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Ever since I downloaded the Windows 10 anniversary update, my display has gone absolutely haywire. Weird dots all over the place, major screen tearing--it renders the pc basically unusable. I've isolated the problem in the graphics card--Intel HD 5500, driver version Disabling the graphics card makes all of the problems go away instantly. However, disabling it also means I can't dim the screen, use HDMI, or my Flex anti-blue-light software; being unable to dim the screen at all also drains the battery. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, checking for driver updates, rolling back the driver to the previous version, all to no avail. I have contact Intel directly; they sent me a different, generic driver which I couldn't actually install because it said "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer." I've been all over the forums and Google and I haven't come across anybody else with this exact problem. I have been dealing with this for weeks now and it's driving me crazy--every time my pc updates I hope this will be the one that fixes it, and then, nothing. I have been nothing but happy with my HP Envy up until now, so this is really frustrating. Any help would be appreciated.

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I downloaded and installed the latest driver from Dell website. After install worked O K for couple of re boots but the problem now persists. Device Manager indicates that the driver is not working and the default windows driver loads. Occasional colored patches appear on the screen at random spots when this happens.. Running WIndows 10.  Please help!

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Hi, I just want to ask what is the similarity of NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 and INNO3D GeForce FX 5500 ?and also their difference ..

thnx ...

A:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 and INNO3D GeForce FX 5500 Comparison

They are both the same card... specs can be found here.

Performance will differ via bus type (AGP or PCI) but they are both 5 series nvidia-based cards.

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I am using the VGA port of a Dell 4-in-1 adapter (DA100) to connect my XPS 13 with touch screen display to a Dell U2412M monitor. The Intel HD Graphics Control Panel does not detect that there is an external monitor attached to the computer, i.e., the Graphics Options menu does not show the "Output To" option, the Graphics Properties' Display menu shows only "Built-in Display" under the Select Display tab, etc. The DA100 was installed remotely by Dell Support (after neither I nor they could find the driver on the Dell support website, as instructed to do by the software driver download guide that comes with the adapter), so I assume that it was installed correctly. Has anyone else experienced this problem and, hopefully, have a solution?

A:External monitor not detected by Intel HD Graphics 5500 on XPS 13 with Dell 4-in-1 adapter

I have the same problem, but with the HDMI port connected to a panasonic tv

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Hello! I have a query related to video memory of Intel HD Graphics 5500. When I have installed the recommended driver on Dell site for my laptop, it showstotal available graphics memory 3839 MBdedicated video memory 0 MBsystem video memory 0 MBshared system memory 3839 MBBut when I updated the driver from device manager, it showstotal available graphics memory 3968 MBdedicated video memory 128 MBsystem video memory 0 MBshared system memory 3840 MB
Can anybody please explain this? Also, should I keep this updated driver or roll back to the previous version?
One more thing, when I set up this laptop for the very first time after purchase, I remember the total graphic memory it used to show was something around 2k MB. I don't understand why does it share this much now. And if this graphic memory is shared from RAM, then it's almost eating up 4GB of my RAM!! The system has total 8GB RAM. Is it fine to let the Intel graphics share so much of RAM when this laptop already has 4GB dedicated Nvidia Geforce 920M? Please help.
Thank you.
Kind regards,

A:Inspiron 5558 Intel HD Graphics 5500 Video memory query

I have the same question!! Have you found a solution?I'm specially interrested in the last part of your question: Why the system needs shared memory from the 8GB RAM if there is the NVidia 4GB dedicated GPU?!?!?!

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I've a new SAMSUNG laptop (Intel core i5 processor) running Win 7.

Device Manager shows that exist a (core i5) integrated graphic card (Intel HD graphics family) and a NVIDIA GT 520MX card.

It shows the laptop monitor (Generic PnP monitor) managed by Intel HD graphics family and not by NVIDIA GT 520MX...I tried to connect an external LCD monitor and same behaviour (also the new attached monitor is shown under Intel HD graphic...)

It seems NVIDIA card is not used at all....Why ?


A:Monitor managed by integrated Intel HD graphic and not by NVIDIA card

Welcome to the Seven Forums

That is normal with a laptop that has integrated graphics and a nvidia card, the nvidia card will kick in when it is needed.


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hi there,
i have a Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 950 graphics card built into my gigabyte 945gzm-s2 motherboard but i was wondering how much difference there is between the nvidia 8500gt and my on-board graphics. I have already got the 8500gt running in my computer but as you might already know this takes minimum 300watt psu usage and this is the issue i am recieving now. I am thinking of going back to my onboard graphics but i dont want to cause problems with youtube lagging or bbc iplayer, i wont be playing games on the computer e.g. gta but i will be playing online pool and i dont want these to lag. So please could you tell me if i should go back to my onboard or if there is a major difference between my on board and between nvidia 8500gt. By the way i think my onboard graphics memory is around 300mb and the nvidia 8500gt is 512mb but takes a lot of the psu. Please Help.!!!! REPLY ASAP.

A:Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 950 or nvidia 8500gt?

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 (6 GB RAM, i5-480M) that I'd like to see if I can force to allocate a higher minimum amount of RAM to the integrated graphics. By default I believe it allocatea 64 MB or 128 MB and is supposed to increase as needed, but I don't believe it is increasing as it appears to perform as if it was using only 64 or 128 MB of video memory.

Is there a way I can make the integrated graphics allocate a higher minimum amount of RAM to itself?

A:Allocate more RAM to Intel integrated graphics?

I believe there's a way to specify how much video memory an application will have available by typing a command on the game console. So the command depends on the game, and since some games (specially new ones) don't have a in-game console, there's always options to input commands, usually by a .txt file directly on the game install folder.

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Hi everyone, I am going to buy a new computer this month. The one I have in mind is a dell inspiron i580-6736NBC with these specifications:
procesor - intel core i3 - 3.2 GHz
cache memory - 4 Mb
Ram - 6 Gb DDR3 SDRAM
graphics - integrated intel hd
power supply - 300 w
I would like to play some games, but I don't know if I can with this graphic card? I want to upgrade the video card in order to play games such as modern warfare 2, gta IV, or test drive. What graphic card do you suggest to me, without upgrading the power supply?

Thank you for reading!!!

A:Upgrading the integrated Intel graphics

I would like to play some games, but I don't know if I can with this graphic card? I want to upgrade the video card in order to play games such as modern warfare 2, gta IV, or test drive. What graphic card do you suggest to me, without upgrading the power supply?Click to expand...

Not very good ones...

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I recently got a new comp from Gateway; Intel P4 processor running Windows XP; the graphics controller is the 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV integrated piece. I would like to disable this ASAP in favor of a real graphics card; I have heard that on most motherboards with integrated graphics it is neccessary to disable the contoller manually through some sort of switch/jumper (in addition to disabling the driver). Can someone tell me where/how to locate this switch...I can't seem to find anything of the sort.....

A:disabling Intel Integrated graphics...

Disabling onboard system

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Well, I just installed the RC of Windows 7 yesterday, I quad-booted it with XP, 98 (its gangster), and Ubuntu. I am already running into some problems.

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270, which has an Intel Integrated Graphics 82865G graphics card. When I got everything set up, I went to change the resolution, and it was stuck at 640x480, and I couldn't change it. I have tried countless drivers, but nothing has helped. Anybody have any help?

By the way, I used Vista for like a day or two, and my graphics card worked fine, but I went back to XP, so I don't really know about how it works on Vista.

A:Intel Integrated Graphics 82865G Help

Tried loads of suggestions with no luck then read this simple solution on a blog.

Went to BIOS on start up and adjusted Video card buffer from 1MB to 8MB, very painless. Gave me back all the configurations for screen display and resolution etc. Oh what joy!!

PS I have Dell Dimension 3000/82865G GFX/ Dell E173Fpc monitor.

Hope it works for you

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Hi everyone..

i bought an ATI Radeon 9250 256MB PCI (since i dont have AGP or PCI-e slots) and installed it yesterday..
i made the huge mistake of not unistalling the Intel Integrated Graphics card and drivers before putting my new card in the pc..
the video card runs fine Doom 3 fine on 1024 x 768.. however its kinda laggy so i lowered the resolution and what happens next its that the menus and words look really blurry.. and i believe its the integrated graphics card thats interferieng..

i tried unistalling the drivers.. it asks me to restart, i do so.. however they re-appear on the Add/Remove Programs..
i disabled the card through Control Panel-System-Hardware-Device Manager.. restart.. and the card is enabled mysteriously..
i used DriverCleaner too.. remove the drivers and it still was there..

however i think that everytime i restart and log on after unistalling the drivers, the windows update icon appears in the system tray.. maybe its downloading drivers again?? i dont know..

so what should i do remove my new card delete all the drivers and install it all again???

A:Uninstalling Intel Integrated Graphics..

What pc have you got???

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Is this video card sufficient to run SIMS games? I am thinking of purchasing a Dell with this card installed.

A:Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2

It should run it if you get a processor(preferably a pentium 4 instead of a celeron) that's above 2ghz.
Neither intel extreme 2 or sis mirage2 are good at games. I have integrated intel extreme 2 graphics in my one system. If I use it I get a score of about 4,000 points on aquamark3(about 4 frames per second, a real slideshow), but when I use my nvidia 6600 graphics card I get about 40,000 points, (about 40frames per second, a reasonable rate). The 6600 128mb is about 10X as fast as intel extreme2. The 6600 costs about $110 usd. You need an agp or pci-express port to use the graphics card though, which most cheap dell systems don't have(they can't be upgraded cheaply).

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Hi, first of all i'm not really that clever with computers. I'm just gettin a new one which has"integrated intel extreme graphics". Can anyone tell me if it is any good. I currently have a geforce 256. is that worse or better?

A:Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics

It seems to be worse from here.

# i845GL (integrated Intel Extreme)
# i865G (integrated Intel Extreme 2)
# V4 4500
# Rage Fury MAXX
# nForce 420 (integrated GF2 MX)
# Kyro
# Radeon VE 7000
# GF 256 SDRClick to expand...

Rated from worst(top) to best bottom. Note this is only a section of the chart, there are better and worse than the listed above.
http://users.erols.com/chare/video.htm Bottom of page for chart.

Hopefully it has an agp expansion slot so you can install a decent graphics card, but sadly many computers with intel extreme graphics completely lack this slot, and hence are stuck with very low end graphics.

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Any chance of finding drivers for 915GM chipset graphics for 64bit or at least 32bit?

A:Intel 915GM integrated graphics

Go here.

Click the "Run Intel Driver Update Utility." It will find the newest and available drivers.


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Dear all,  Is it possible to daisy chain one 3440x1440 monitor (Dell U3415W) and standard 1920x1080 monitor with this laptop? That is can the graphics chip handle it? Not for games of course, just spreadsheets and such. If it can't, then would it help if I got a docking station? The specifications say: "Intel HD Graphics 520 in processor and NVIDIA GeForce® 940MX, 2GB memory; supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort; supports three independent displays; Max resolution: [email protected] (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable); [email protected] (HDMI)" But does that mean 3 independent monitors with each having [email protected] resolution or that the total resolution cannot exceed 3840x2160? Because one 3440x1440 and one 1920x1080 do exceed that 3840x2160 limit combined   (Product 20FH001BMS)Tamim Khawaja 

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Hello, I have a T410 with the nVIDIA Optimus graphics which includes both the nVIDIA NVS 3100M and integrated Intel HD Graphics. I have the following driver versions installed that I got from here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-76280 nVIDIA NVS 3100M: Intel HD Graphics: Any time I load IE9 32-bit, Live Essentials (such as Live Movie Maker), the applications crash.  Here are a few of my test cases: IE9 64bit mode runs without crashing and with GPU rendering enabled.IE9 32bit mode crashes with GPU rendering enabled no matter which graphics adapter I tell it to open with.IE9 32bit mode runs with software rendering fine.Live Movie Maker crashes when opened with nVIDIA graphics adapter, but NOT with the Intel one. According to the error log when the applications crash, I know it must be related to the nVIDIA video drivers: Faulting application name: MovieMaker.exe, version: 15.4.3508.1109, time stamp: 0x4cda7233Faulting module name: nvwgf2um.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x4c281ddbException code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x00160a8fFaulting process id: 0x1a80Faulting application start time: 0x01cbf35276bf6809Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exeFaulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2um.dllReport Id: b9247a39-5f45-11e0-aa0a-f0def12e1ba8  Faulting application name: i... Read more

A:T410 - nVIDIA Optimus GPU Rendering Crashes - (NVS 3100M) / Intel Integrated

Hello mate, Have you tried to roll back the driver and see if it does the same ?

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Hi, Could you tell me how to disable  integrated Intel HP  video Graphics 530 in HP Pavilion All-in-One - 27-n101a (Touch).  I looked it in the Bios, however, Bios is very simple without any advanced settings where we I can change Slot of Primary Graphics Adapter.If I disable it in Device Manager after Window Udates or Upgrade it is enabled again. Regards,Andrey

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I intend to play games like BF2 or SWAT4 with at least 20fps. I don't mind having minimum detail settings.

I am considering buying a Dell Studio 1735 from the Dell Outlet store.
Here are the specs:

1.86Ghz Pentium Dual Core processor
2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB Serial ATA
Windows Vista Premium
17" display WXGA+ TrueLife
Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100
ALL FOR ONLY £300! FREE DELIVERY! (actually £350 but there's an offer atm)

Would the Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100 manage new games like the ones listed above, at around 20fps with these specs?
Remember, I don't mind having the detail settings etc. on absolute minimum, but I want it to be playable - ie. run smoothly.

A:How's the Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100 for gaming?

Intel GMA X3100 is nothing you would use for gaming. Best hope for you: hope that the Dell's PSU is enough for either one of these: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-...-MHz-GDDR2-GPU-600MHz-40-Cores-D-Sub-DVI-HDMI or http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512M...GDDR2-GPU-650MHz-80-Cores-D-Sub-DL-DVI-I-HDMI and add one to gain some gaming potential.

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I am running Windows 7 32 bit, which i have installed recently, and i am having trouble finding the driver for the integrated graphics for my system that will work with Win 7. Anyone please suggest me a suitable driver for use on win 7 x32. Thanks in advance.

A:Intel 82915G Integrated Graphics for Windows 7

Hi abasit93, Welcome to the forums, The Dell website only has the winxp drivers available Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States Your best bet is to go to the Intel website and download the driver from there http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear....aspx?lang=eng Good luck with this

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Hello Everyone,
I am new here, and i need help from senior members i want to buy a new graphic card for my PC. I have heard that it cant run latest Graphic cards which use DDR3 or DDR5 , also what is the relation of power supply wattage with graphic card???
My PC config is
Processor; Intel Core2Duo E7200 (2.53 Ghz)
MotherBoard: Intel DG31 PR
Ram: 2 GB DDR2
Graphic card: Nividia Geforce 9400 GT.

A:Can Intel DG 31 PR support Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 ???

Hello and welcome to the forums, Tarique!

From looking at your desktop's motherboard specifications that are listed on this site by Intel:-

Intel? Desktop Board DG31PR &mdash; Technical product specification for DG31PR

Your mother board has a PCI-E x 16 slot which should be able to support the GTS 450.

The only question that remains is whether your PSU (Power Supply Unit) can support the card; what is the wattage of your PSU?

Please check your PSU by opening up your PC's case and having a look at the side of the PSU for the manufacturer's sticker or something that would indicate its specifications.

Don't forget to fill up the rest of your specifications also by following this tutorial:-
System Info - See Your System Specs
This information is very important, we need it before we can proceed with answering your question(s).

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Hello, The title pretty much says it all.  I have a Lenovo Edge laptop with a Intel5500 graphics chipset.  I'm connecting to my external monitor via the HDMI adapter, but I'm not able to achieve 60Hz refresh rate at 4k resolution.  Can anyone help or confirm that the Lenovo Edge HDMI port is version 2.0 and or if there's anything else I should try?

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This driver (or part of it) is not digitally signed, hence during silent install in SCCM TS Windows 7 x64 it will "hang" waiting to accept the unsigned driver (NOT during Apply drivers, but Sequence that runs setup.exe - I install ALL graphics drivers this way!)

Had top revert to previous version
Intel HD, 5300, 5500, 6000, 515, 520, 530, P530, Iris 540 Graphics Driver,, A05
to be able to do silent install!
Somebody else might have noticed?

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