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How to Switch Between Nvidia and Intel Onboard Graphics - Idea Notebooks

Statement Description

This article helps us to determine the following cases:

1. How to verify whether the Nvidia GPU is showing on the Device Manager.
2. How to verify if the NVIDIA GPU is running when playing a game or run graphic intensive task instead of Intel iGPU?
3. How to switch to NVIDIA GPU manually?

 

Affected configurations

The above symptom may occur on the following systems:
All Idea Laptops with switchable graphics

The above symptom may occur under the following operating system:
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8

 

Solution

1. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager > Under Display adapter > you should see Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA.

How to Switch Between Nvidia and Intel Onboard Graphics

2. Go to NVIDIA Control Panel > Desktop > Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area. You will see a black chip picture in the taskbar. If the chip turns rainbow, which means your NVIDIA GPU is running.

3. Go to NVIDIA Control Panel to switch between two graphics manually under Manage 3D Settings > Preferred Graphics Processor.

How to Switch Between Nvidia and Intel Onboard Graphics

This should allow users to run the system on the Nvidia GPU whenever required.

 


  • Alias ID: IN20130812-001
  • Document ID: HT078706
  • Last Updated :26.03.2014
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