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switching between onboard and dedicated video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deduadrian, Apr 13, 2011.

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    deduadrian Thread Starter

    Apr 13, 2011
    hello, i have a laptop MSI CX623 with intel core i3 CPU, an nvidia 310M gpu, and some intel GMA gpu. I have a problem using them both. I want to use only and only the nvidia gpu and i cant, the laptop always choose the Intel GMA. In nvidia control panel,i can choose which video card to use as default,and also, for some application you can choose on what GPU it will run,pretty cool but at me it doesnt work at all. Even when i right click on some shortcut of a game i can select from the menu the video card which i want to use for that game. Even if i select nvidia, the laptop is using the intel gma. I tried to search in bios for an option which can let me to disable the onboard video card but i couldnt find anything,also the laptop is running always in gaming mode, so there is no power save mode to make the laptop to use the intel gpu to save power This problem isnt only in games,its also when i playing HD videos, the video is really not fluent at all, im sure even there the laptop is using the intel gpu.I tried to disable the intel gpu from Device manager, and windows restarted,and then the nvidia GPU driver wasnt working anymore. When i wanted to reinstall it, a message appeared,telling me that i must install an Intel graphics card driver first. So these two GPUs are linked to each other, but how to make one GPU as default? Is there any other way to make the nvidia GPU to be as default for the sistem and totally ignore the Intel GPU?Thank you very very very much!!
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