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Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

i have a brand new dell xps 15, and i have a 2gb graphic card in the system, but the main display is the intel integrated card. is there anyway to disable this at all? because its even stopping me from playing a game i have because it says i do not meet the minimum requirements, but the game was out like 2-3 years ago and i can play crysis 2 on max setting.

please help if anyone knows

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Moderator
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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

Hi Nickcartwright15,

Welcome to the Community. By default the integrated video card is disabled when there is Graphics card installed. So there is no option to disable the integrated video card.

Thank you

Royan

dgkpcon
Diamond

Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

Hey Royan,

The Intel integrated chip is NOT disabled by default.I have an XPS 17 L702X and have the same problem,the Intel chip is constanly being used and no way to get the nVidia chip set to use a program?I have been working at this for the past 24 hours and CAN NOT get that darn nvidia chip to run with any program,i ran 3D Mark06 and it too states Intel HD 3000 and then has the important problem info. your score is well below the system specs?Ran 3D Mark Vantage Pro and same problem.I just don't believe at this point there is any way to get the nvidia chip in use.

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

Hi Dgkpcon,

The Dell XPS L501X is equipped with nVidia’s Optimus technology. The Optimus technology is designed to maximize performance and user experience on the computer, while minimizing the impact on battery life. It combines the graphic processing capability of the integrated Intel® graphic processing unit (GPU) with the discrete nVidia GPU while running graphic-intensive applications such as 3-D games. The nVidia GPU is turned on only for preset applications and thus extends the battery life.

At any point in time, users can control which setting Optimus will use with a particular title or application by referencing the Optimus Application Profile list within the NVIDIA Control Panel. Open the Nvidia Control panel, choose Manage 3D settings under the 3D settings section. Customers can choose low profile settings for applications that do not require high-end graphics and in turn save on power consumption. For multi-media and gaming which require high end graphics the user can change the graphics features and experience the best high definition view.

Users can also create application profiles for any application on the computer. This may be required for newly released games or applications that do not have a default application profile.

To create a new profile for an application:

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings.
  3. Select Program Settings tab
  4. Click Add button.
  5. Browse to and select the application executable that needs the new profile.
  6. Or choose the preferred application from the drop menu.
  7. Select the features and settings you wish to change for this application.

Hope this helps.

Thank you

Royan

dgkpcon
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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

I understand what your saying,i have set and added the programs i want the nvidia chip to use but it is of no use.Even the apps. iset to use it constantly are STILL using the Intel no matter what i do.I am really confused with this new technology.I know what is,and what it is used for,however it is not working when i set programs to use the oposite chip?

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

i also cant install the newest nvidia driver because it says it cant find a compatible driver.

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dgkpcon
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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

Hello nickcartwright15,

I have successfully installed the new nVidia driverif you are talking about 270.61? Here is the link  http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-270.61-whql-driver.html  .DO NOT uninstall any previous driver,as the install proccess does that during install.It took about 3 minutes for it to complete.It does have support for the new hybrid graphics.

 

EDIT: Getting them to work the way you want is another story?

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

well for some reason my 2 other posts were removed. but yea it is the 270.61 nvidia update, but it says this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.

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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

the problem i have with this answer is that it is completely useless. your telling me the card switches automatically when needed,but the game im trying to run wont run because it says i dont meet the minimum requirements because the stupid card wont switch at all. the game is also from like 2007 and i have no problem running games at max setting that just came out. there has to be some way to remove the intel integrated driver.

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phatboyj420
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Re: Can you Manually disable Integrated graphics?

Sounds Like you should start over\ Restore factory settings, then try manipulating the optimus settings to suit your needs. youve probably created conflicts by trying to instal and or remove nescessary drivers YOU DO NOT WANT TO REMOVE THE INTEL GRAPHICS OPTIONS OR DISABLE

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