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How to activate Nvidia discrete graphic card in BIOS



In the BIOS setup you can choose which graphic card you want to use.


Affected configurations


All Idea systems with Nvidia Optimus solution



1. During the system start, press F2 to enter the BIOS. (In some configuration you can start the system by pressing the Novo button and choosing enter setup). Go to the configuration tab using the arrow keys.



2. Choose the graphic device option and press the enter button.


You can choose from two options:
The system performs the graphic function with Intel VGA and Nvidia VGA. For Windows XP, it supports UMA only mode.
[UMA only]
The system performs the graphic function with Intel VGA only.


3. Go to the last tab and choose Exit saving changes (or press F10 button and confirm pressing enter).



  • Alias ID: IG20121207-002
  • Document ID: HT076090
  • Last Updated :09 Mar 2015
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