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#1 xXxexpertxXx

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:16 PM

I have an alienware 17 laptop which has an onboard graphics and a 770 video card i am wondering how to completely disable the onboard so that it is always using the 770 i have went into device manager and disabled the onboard but it wont use the 770...



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

You need to go into the bios to disable the on board video, most systems repeatedly tap F2 during boot.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

You need to go into the bios to disable the on board video, most systems repeatedly tap F2 during boot.

i am not sure where i see it in their i have checked their many times i only see disable integrated NIC or something which is the network card... ....



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:11 PM

No card video is on the chip needs to be disabled, there quite few sections/options you need to poke around taking your time.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:21 PM

This is why I hate the switchable graphics on these gaming laptops.....they never work right. Check you laptops manual for settings on the GPU and the onboard GPU of the chip....eg CPU. I would have a look but with out make/model of the laptop, it's impossible.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:13 PM

As others said, the GPU/CPU are generally together. If you have a laptop that can have a GPU installed seperate from the cpu then the bios detects this and disables the onboard gpu automagically. No ram should be be allocated to the onboard GPU anymore. The laptop bios see's the onboard, but continues on to the aftermartket gpu. The onboard gpu should not be disabled, if the gpu fails then there is nothing it can fall back on. This would cause you to have to pull the battery and somehow reset the bios back to default without video display working.






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