Windows 10: Disabling Intel Graphics Solved


  1. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows
       26 Aug 2017 #1

    Disabling Intel Graphics


    I'm thinking of disabling intel graphics permanently as it is interfering with my nvidia card, and causing various games to crash or be unable to startup at all. Are there any negative consequences to disabling intel permanently? using i3
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    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       26 Aug 2017 #2

    Are you using a desktop? A prebuilt? Most pre-built desktops does not have the option of disabling onboard graphics in the BIOS.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows
    Thread Starter
       26 Aug 2017 #3

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    Are you using a desktop? A prebuilt? Most pre-built desktops does not have the option of disabling onboard graphics in the BIOS.
    Yes I'm using a pre-built desktop. But there are options to disable Intel and Nvidia. Done it numerous times already. I'm just wondering if there are side effects to disabling Intel permanently
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #4

    You should, you only need the Nvidia card and having the Intel enabled may interfere with it. The Intel graphics wont be utilised anyway as long as you have the Nvidia card plugged in.
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    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       27 Aug 2017 #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    You should, you only need the Nvidia card and having the Intel enabled may interfere with it. The Intel graphics wont be utilised anyway as long as you have the Nvidia card plugged in.
    Desktops nowadays have the capability of switching GPUs, just like what a laptop does.

    You will be fine using only the dedicated GPU.
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  6.    27 Aug 2017 #6

    Thanks for the update, I wasn't aware of that.
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  7. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #7

    Alright, I guess I will disable intel graphics for now and see how the computer runs. Thanks for the help guys
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  8. Posts : 822
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2017 #8

    You can't actually disable it permanently, only disable/enable.

    The UEFI in mine has options for
    Primary display [auto]: Auto/iGFX/PEG/PCIE
    iGPU Multi-Monitor [disabled]: Enable/Disable.
    In the first one the only difference from Auto to iGFX or PCIE is manual selection or auto.
    Your UEFI/BIOS may have differences.

    What I would say is keep the iGPU working anyway, even if you disable it. Auto-rejection is not a good idea you may need the iGPU in certain circumstances.

    "Desktops nowadays have the capability of switching GPUs, just like what a laptop does."
    Most Laptops with iGPU and Nvidia Graphics use Optimus switching, so do some of those slim AIO desktops which actually use Laptop type boards inside.
    However, it's not the same, as with an Optimus Laptop the output is common to both graphics chipsets.

    In Desktops the video output is entirely separate for each graphics chipset.
    If you want to know the technicalities look it up. Not actually relevant to the poster.
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