Advice 1: As in the BIOS to enable the graphics card

If you have a motherboard with integrated graphics card, but you decided to install a discrete, after executing this procedure, you might need incorporating. This is due to the fact that not always and not for every motherboard model switch between integrated and discrete card automatically.
As in the BIOS to enable the graphics card
You will need
  • - computer with Windows.
Instruction
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To enable the graphics card in the BIOS menu. To enter the BIOS menu right after starting the computer, press Del. Sometimes it can be used in other keys. To find out exactly what is used on your motherboard, you can out instructions to her. If you don't manage to press the right key at the initial screen on the computer, you will again have to restart it.
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Once you get into the BIOS, find the section where you can select which card to use. Typically, the selection Board is located under Chipset. In this section you will find the line Boot Graphic Adapter Priority (on some motherboards the option of choosing a video card called the Display First Boot)
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Select this line and press the Enter key. This will open the following options, among which should be PCI Express or just PCI. Select this option. This means that the computer will use a video cardthat is connected to the PCI Express bus. The device is now enabled. In the BIOS, select Exit, then Save/Exit. The computer will reboot. In his next start, the system will use a discrete graphics card.
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If you have activated the use of the graphics card connected to the PCI Express port, but after you exit the BIOS and save settings it still is not used, the reasons can be only two. Either a discrete video card is faulty, or, more likely, you are not fully connected to the PCI Express port. Check the connection. The map should be well-fixed.
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Also include a video card without BIOS. This method is suitable for those who are not able to find the key to enter the BIOS on the motherboard. Need to download the emulator BIOS, which can be run from the desktop. The emulator is no different from working in the BIOS. This utility is completely free and only weighs 20 megabytes.

Advice 2 : How to switch graphics card in BIOS

Some models of modern mobile computers and monoblocks equipped with two graphics cards. Usually, it allows longer use the laptop without connecting the device to AC power.
How to switch graphics card in BIOS
Instruction
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If you need to switch the active video adapter, follow this procedure through the BIOS menu. Restart your laptop and press Delete (F2) to open the advanced menu. Select BIOS and press Enter.
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Now open menu of your BIOS, responsible for managing the adapters. If it has a switching function of the video card, do the activation procedure for the device. If such an item is missing, simply disconnect an unnecessary device. Pay attention to the fact that it is extremely not recommended to disable the integrated graphics card, running on Intel CPU. This can lead to loss of image at all.
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Reboot the laptop and make sure that is currently active needed the video card. To do this, open device Manager and see which graphics card is enabled.
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If you could not switch the graphics card through the BIOS, then use the additional utilities. For integrated adapters, working with Intel, such a program is called the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator. Download the version of the utility which contains the drivers for your integrated graphics card.
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This program will automatically switch the video cards. You can adjust the settings and programs when you run you want to add a full video card. To do this, open the program and go to the Options menu.
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In that case, if the notebook includes a processor company AMD, download from the website www.ati.com the program Catalyst Control Center. Run it after restarting the laptop. Select "High performance GPU" or "Low-performance GPU". When activated, these parameters will start a full or an integrated video card, respectively.

Advice 3 : As for the BIOS to configure the video card

BIOS is basic computer program that allows you to configure, connect, and disconnect devices. If you have onboard video card, and you bought new, or you have a broken new one and need to enable integrated you need to go into the BIOS and change some settings.
As for the BIOS to configure the video card
Instruction
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Variety BIOS, like any other program, different version and manufacturer. However, the essence of the content and method of operation are identical in all BIOS. To log into the system I / o, just press Del after a reboot, before loading the operating system from the hard disk. Sometimes you have to press another key as a hint look at the bottom of the screen during RAM testing: Press Del to enter setup. If Del is written in another key or their combination – click it.
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Opens the settings window of BIOS. Search for different tabs to change a particular setting. The value of the largest size of RAM is used for storing textures, located in the tab the AGP Aperture Size (or the AGP Aperture Size (MB)/AGP Graphics Aperture Size/Aperture Size/Aperture Size Select/Graphics Aperture Size/Graphics Win Size/Graphics Windows Size/IGD Aperture Size). The values in the tab: 32, 64, 128, 256 (in older versions: 4, 8, 16).
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To synchronize the colors of graphics and images captured using the video editing Board, use the tab Palette Snooping (VGA Palette Snoop PCI/PCI (VGA) Palette Snoop). If the colors are not displayed correctly, move to Enabled state ("Enabled").
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Video cards require a dedicated interrupt, this option can be enabled in the tab Allocate IRQ for PCI VGA (Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA/Assign IRQ For VGA). If you do not have enough free interrupts, disable, moving the value to Disabled. Better this option to enable in the Enabled position.
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To specify the amount of system memory needed for the integrated graphics core of the chipset in the item Display Cache Window Size (Frame Buffer Size/Int. Gfx Memory Size Select/Internal Graphic Mode Select/Internal Graphics Mode Select/On-Chip Frame Buffer Size/On-Chip Video Window Size/Onboard VGA Frame Buffer/Onboard Video Memory Size Share Memory Size/System Share Memory Size/UMA Frame Buffer Size VGA Share Memory Size). For correct operation it is recommended to set the value similar to the AGP Aperture Size.
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The settings for the graphics core DVMT you can take in tabs: DVMT; DVMT 4.0 Mode; DVMT Mode; DVMT Mode Select; FIXED Memory Size; Memory Size DVMT; DVMT/FIXED Memory; DVMT/FIXED Memory Size; IGD DVMT/Fixed Memory.
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Specify the frequency of the AIMM module on the tabs: Display Cache Frequency; CAS# Latency; Paging Mode Control; RAS-to-CAS Override; RAS# Timing; RAS# Precharge Timing. Values are: 100MHz, 133MHz.

Advice 4 : How to update BIOS of the video card

For full graphics acceleration is recommended to update the firmware of this device. It is worth noting that this is a very dangerous procedure. It wrong execution can cause damage to the adapter.
How to update BIOS of the video card
You will need
  • - ATIFlash;
  • - USB drive;
  • - NVFlash Win.
Instruction
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Start with finding the right version of the firmware. Manufacturers rarely post such files on official resources. For selecting the desired firmware follow the links in the "Additional sources". Be sure to check the compatibility of the selected firmware for a specific model of video card.
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Select the program-flasher. For Radeon use applications WinFlash and ATIFlash. The first utility works with Windows system, and the second – only in DOS-mode. Create a bootable flash card. To do this, it is recommended to use the utility Grub4Dos, which allows you to manually set parameters multi-download.
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Copy the flash file-firmware and application files ATIFlash. Better use this version, because flashing the card in Windows, as a rule, does not lead to positive results.
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Run the program from a flash card, after restarting the computer and selecting the desired mode of operation of the utility ATIFlash. All further operations will be performed exclusively in the shell. It is strongly recommended to remove all the extra adapters if you have installed several of these devices.
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Type the following commands sequentially:
atiflash.exe –i, where i is the number of the card (0 or 1);
atiflash.exe -s - save the current BIOS version;
atiflash.exe -pa nameofbios.bin - the firmware of the video card from the specified file. After you complete the procedure changing firmware restart the computer.
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When working with graphics company Nvidia, use the utility NVFlash Win. This program works in environment of Windows system. It is preferable to use the 32-bit version of the OS.
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Create folder in Document and Settings. Use only letters for the name of the folder. Copy to this directory file firmware, all the data from the NVFlash archive.
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Run the Windows command shell. Type in nvflash -b backup.rom to save the current firmware. Now type nvflash -4 -5 -6 newbios.rom in order to run the firmware. In this case, newbios.rom – the file name of the firmware. Then restart the computer.
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