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 enable second video card

Standard on certain models of laptops include two video card. Usually it's integrated video card running due to the CPU separate adapter.
How to enable second video card
You will need
  • AMD Engine Control Center.
Instruction
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The advantages of using two graphics cards can only assess people who frequently use the laptop without connecting the power. The fact that integrated graphics need much less energy. Consequently, it allows to extend the operating time of the device without recharging.
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Some laptops have the operating system automatically switches between graphics card, sometimes it has to do on their own. And ways of the decision of this question quite a lot.
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If you do not wish to use one of the adapters, then disable it. To do this, open the properties menu of "My computer" and navigate to the device Manager. Examine the equipment list and locate the video card. Click the right mouse button and select "Disable". Click Yes to confirm the operation.
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If after turning off the adapter the screen goes blank, restart your notebook. The system will automatically switch to the second graphics card.
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If you are using integrated video card, installed on the processor company AMD (Radeon), then switch the graphics card can software.
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Visit the website ati.com and download from there the program that's right for your graphics card. We are talking about the integrated model. Install the AMD Engine Control Center and restart the laptop.
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Click the right mouse button on the desktop. Select "configure AMD PowerXpress". You will see a menu displaying both video. So you can see which device is involved at the moment. Click on the labels representing the second video card, and click "Apply".
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If you want to have graphics card changed automatically when connecting/disconnecting the power, then activate the item "Automatic selection of low power GPU when running on batteries".

Advice 3 : How to enable video card

Some notebooks have two different video cards. Usually it's an integrated chip and a discrete graphics card. The problem is that not everyone knows how to properly use these devices.
How to enable video card
You will need
  • - AMD Control Center.
Instruction
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Integrated graphics are installed to increase the life of the laptop battery life. Typically, these video cards have relatively low power. To enable integrated graphics card enough to turn off discrete graphics card. Open the device Manager.
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Locate the "display Adapters". Click with the right mouse button on the name of your graphics card. Select "Disable". In the appeared warning window, click OK. After removing the external video card automatically starts the integrated video card.
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This method is not applicable in that case, if you need to change the video card from integrated to external. Restart the notebook. Press F2 or Del to enter the BIOS menu. Find there your built-in video card and install it in front of the Disable parameter.
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This method is recommended to use only in the case if the integrated video adapter is installed on the Intel chip. Be sure to check the option to switch off this option on the website of the manufacturer of your laptop. If you have an AMD CPU, use a special utility. Go to the website www.ati.com/ru.
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Find the right side of the page is a menu "Download drivers". In the Category menu of the component, specify the parameter Notebook Graphics. In the menu "product range" select series discrete video card, e.g. Radeon HD Series, if you have a Radeon HD 5470.
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Under product model, select the appropriate set of models. In the last menu, specify the operating system installed on the laptop. Find the program Catalyst Control Center and click Download.
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Install the downloaded program and restart the laptop. Open the software and select AMD PowerXpress. Select "High performance GPU".

Advice 4 : 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 5 : As in BIOS to change the graphics card

In certain models of mobile computers used two graphics cards. One of them is the graphics chip integrated into the motherboard. To switch adapters, you can use various utilities.
As in BIOS to change the graphics card
You will need
  • - доступ в BIOS;
  • - AMD Power Xpress;
  • - nVidia Hybrid Power.
Instruction
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First, try switching the priority of the display adapters using the BIOS menus. Turn on your computer and press the desired function key. Most often the name specified during initial startup menu.
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Click Advanced Setup or Video Options. Look for Primary Video. Press Enter and select the video card. This files most often initially actively integrated device.
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If the item is missing, locate the menu Video PciEx. It will display all the characteristics of a discrete graphics card. Install for this device priority activity, moving it to the first position.
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Go to the start menu screen BIOS. Save the changes and restart the computer. It is worth noting that some models of mobile computers originally start it is the integrated adapter. Turn them off in the BIOS can lead to lack of image.
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To simplify the work with graphics cards, there are special utilities. If your computer have a discrete card ATI (Radeon), then install together with the driver program ADM Power Xpress.
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Launch it and click in the box that appears the item "High (low) performance of the GPU." Wait for the change of video card.
As in BIOS to change the graphics card
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If your laptop uses a combination of Intel and nVidia, the switching will happen automatically. Just run the powerful application, for example, a game with three-dimensional graphics. The system will automatically replace the video card priority.
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For independently switching video cards install nVidia Hybrid Power. Most often, this utility can be found on the website of the manufacturer of the mobile computer. Utility for some models are also available on the website www.nvidia.com.

Advice 6 : 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.
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