You will need
- - AMD Catalyst Control Center;
- - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator.
To use the desired card, reboot the laptop and log in to the BIOS menu. Locate the point responsible for the operation status of the adapters. Select the one that you want to disable and select Disable. To enable this, equipment will set the value to Enable.
If you need to make both video cards active, then click Enable for both devices. Return to the main menu of BIOS and select Save & Exit. Press the Enter key.
Remember that two video cards can't work simultaneously. Ie they can both be active, but in a specific period of time is only one video card. Open the properties menu of "My computer" and navigate to device Manager. Make sure that both video cards enabled.
Now install the AMD Catalyst Control Center, if the notebook includes a processor company AMD. Restart your laptop and launch the application. Configure the parameters of the adapters. If necessary, activate the automatic switch devices when you disconnect/connect power supply.
If the laptop includes a Intel CPU, then install the Graphics Media Accelerator from this company. Restart your laptop and run this utility. Configure collaboration settings integrated and discrete graphics cards. Pay attention to the fact that the original will always be the active onboard video card. Ask yourself the list of programs at startup which activates a discrete graphics card.
Do not disable unless you absolutely need one of the adapters. Try to use your discrete graphics card only in cases, when power is not enough the integrated adapter.
Advice 2: 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.
You will need
- - AMD Control Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Install the downloaded program and restart the laptop. Open the software and select AMD PowerXpress. Select "High performance GPU".