Windows 10: [HELP] I want to use my nVidia as PRIMARY GRAPHICS CARD


  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro 10586.494 v1511
       30 Mar 2018 #1

    [HELP] I want to use my nVidia as PRIMARY GRAPHICS CARD


    I have a newly bought acer E 15 laptop with i5-8th gen 4GB RAM DDR3L Intel UHD 620 and a dedicated nVidia MX150 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card. I wan't to use nVidia as my PRIMARY GRAPGICS CARD.

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    All I can see here is Intel UHD 620 as my Primary Graphics Card. Is there anyway to make nVidia as my Primary? Instead nVidia is only sitting and waiting for some apps to be run so it will be used too.

    What I have already done:

    • Disabled Intel but it only made my screen resolution lower.
    • Updated nVidia and no success.
    • Opened nVidia control panel and chose nVidia MX150 as PhyX processor also set my Global settings to nVidia HIGH PERFORMANCE under '3D Settings' but still doesn't work.
    • Uninstalled nVidia drivers fully and re-installed an updated driver still no success.


    I want to make nVidia as primary because as I said earlier, not all the times it works, in some cases, Intel handles the graphics and makes the application crappy.
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  2.    30 Mar 2018 #2

    You have to do that in your BIOS.
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  3. Posts : 382
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       30 Mar 2018 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    You have to do that in your BIOS.
    Even then I do not believe it is possible.
    Last edited by Masterchiefxx17; 01 Apr 2018 at 15:08.
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  4. Posts : 569
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       01 Apr 2018 #4

    That's your PRIMARY graphics card. Laptops with dedicated GPU in general will not display your dedicated GPU in that specific window.

    The dedicated GPU will only do it's part of the job when there are graphically-intensive tasks that needs it (ie. gaming).

    There's nothing wrong with your system. That's how it's supposed to be, even with AMD's.
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  5. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro 10586.494 v1511
    Thread Starter
       01 Apr 2018 #5

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    When then I do not believe it is possible.
    I already did that, I can't found anything similar in BIOS.
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  6. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro 10586.494 v1511
    Thread Starter
       01 Apr 2018 #6

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    That's your PRIMARY graphics card. Laptops with dedicated GPU in general will not display your dedicated GPU in that specific window.

    But as I said earlier, it doesn't work all the times, it makes some apps crappy because Intel handles it.
    The dedicated GPU will only do it's part of the job when there are graphically-intensive tasks that needs it (ie. gaming).

    There's nothing wrong with your system. That's how it's supposed to be, even with AMD's.
    But for some time it doesn't work at all times, my
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  7. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       01 Apr 2018 #7

    You use NVIDIA Optimus?

    Nvidia Optimus is a computer GPU switching technology created by Nvidia which, depending on the resource load generated by client software applications, will seamlessly switch between two graphics adapters within a computer system in order to provide either maximum performance or minimum power draw from the system's graphics rendering hardware. A typical platform includes both a lower-performance integrated graphics processor by Intel and a high-performance one by Nvidia. Optimus saves battery life by automatically switching the power of the discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) off when it is not needed and switching it on when needed again. The technology mainly targets mobile PCs such as notebooks.[1][a] When the GPU power is off, the driver redirects graphics commands to the integrated graphics chip. The switching is designed to be completely seamless and to happen "behind the scenes".
    Nvidia Optimus - Wikipedia

    DO NOT disable the Intel APU as it's needed for the nvidia processor to be fully utilized on a Optimus enabled laptop. DO NOT update the graphics drivers from Nvidia on Optimus laptops, instead get your drivers directly from Acer - in your case - as they provide compatibility specifically for your laptop. Using the nVidia GPU as your primary graphics device should work by simply opening up the nvidia controlpanel and choose "nVidia" in the drop-down menu under "manage 3D settings" for the preferred graphics proccesor.

    1. Right Click on your desktop, and choose NVIDIA Control Panel.
    2. Click Manage 3D Settings.
    3. Click the Program Settings tab.
    4. Choose your desired program from the list. If your program is not in the list, uncheck the box Show only programs found on this computer.
    5. Choose the processor you want to use from the dropdown menu in step number 2.
    6. Select High-performance NVIDIA processor from the list.
    7. Click Apply.

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