Windows 10: 2 graphics cards - use only 1 as default

  1.    28 Jul 2016 #1

    2 graphics cards - use only 1 as default


    hey guys,
    i have a new laptop with 2 graphic cards - the first one is INTEL HD GRAPHICS 520 and the other is NVIDIA 940MX.
    i changes some settings i need to know if i do it right and how can i know if the nvidia is the default and not the intel.

    this the the graphic cards,
    http://prntscr.com/byht20

    this is the settings i chooses in the nvidia control panel (its was auto select)
    http://prntscr.com/byht5r

    but in the adapter type its shows me the intel,
    http://prntscr.com/byhtex

    so how do i know if the nvidia is the default graphic card?
    and which settings do i need to change to make it happen?

    Thanks!
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       28 Jul 2016 #2

    I would think that choice needs to be made in your BIOS. Unfortunately, I don't know what graphics options are available in your specific BIOS (ie, dedicated, unique PCI-e, or shared) so I can't tell you which one to select and I'm not sure if you just want to use one (or both if possible).
    Last edited by aardvark; 28 Jul 2016 at 07:42.
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  3.    28 Jul 2016 #3

    Need the make/model of your laptop.
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  4.    29 Jul 2016 #4

    I have a Surface Book and it has the Intel integrated graphics and a Nvidia card. I go into the Nvidia Control Panel where it allows me to set the default graphics and also it allows me to set the default for each application. So I set Intel as the default and each app that could use the graphics boost I default to Nvidia.

    Also I created the Nvidia Control Panel shortcut of the desktop.
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  5.    29 Jul 2016 #5

    netnet said: View Post
    hey guys,
    i have a new laptop with 2 graphic cards - the first one is INTEL HD GRAPHICS 520 and the other is NVIDIA 940MX.
    i changes some settings i need to know if i do it right and how can i know if the nvidia is the default and not the intel.

    this the the graphic cards,
    http://prntscr.com/byht20

    this is the settings i chooses in the nvidia control panel (its was auto select)
    http://prntscr.com/byht5r

    but in the adapter type its shows me the intel,
    http://prntscr.com/byhtex

    so how do i know if the nvidia is the default graphic card?
    and which settings do i need to change to make it happen?

    Thanks!
    Download GPU-Z from here, and that will give you the answer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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