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Windows 7: Windows is not using my NVIDIA GEFORCE

19 Jan 2012   #1
hoangnnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows is not using my NVIDIA GEFORCE

Hi all, I have Geforce GT 525M running on Dell Inspiron N5110 .
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I didn't know that my windows is not using the VGA until i installed a game and it told me that my Video card does not meet the minium requirement .
I don't know how to make windows use my VGA instead of the onboard card.
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I tried to "detect" and set the VGA to my main display but if i do so, i gonna see nothing on the screen except the background even i choosed "Show desktop only in 2" already .
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Please help me, thanks very much !




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19 Jan 2012   #2
askavatar

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You should be able to disable the onboard VGA in BIOS. Othewise, have you tried disabling the Intel Graphics Adapter in the Device Manager?
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19 Jan 2012   #3
hoangnnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by askavatar View Post
You should be able to disable the onboard VGA in BIOS. Othewise, have you tried disabling the Intel Graphics Adapter in the Device Manager?
Hi askavatar, thanks for the reply.

I tried to disable the onboard VGA in bios but i could not find where is that ! ( my bios menu is quiet simple ) .

If I disable the Intel adapter in the Device Manager my screen will shut down immediately ( means it's still running just not displaying anymore ) and i have to shut my laptop down by keep pressing the power button.
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19 Jan 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

go into Bios check Pci-e settings or graphic card slot

there should be something telling you onboard graphics and should be able to switch to installed graphics im sure there is a setting for onboard video have to find it

Can you make a screen shot of the bios and show us the settings ?
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19 Jan 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It says here Inspiron N5110 15R not displaying nVidia GT525M graphics card in the system specifications. - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community to enable it in the Optimus control panel on an application by application basis.

I'll do a bit of digging and be back.
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19 Jan 2012   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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19 Jan 2012   #7
askavatar

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, those Dells tend to have a limited BIOS, I forgot about that. The next choice would have been Solar's advice, but i doubt the Dell BIOS even has graphic priority options, either. Looks like Dwarf is on the right track.
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19 Jan 2012   #8
hoangnnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys, thanks very much for your fast replies !
Here are some screen shot of the bios :
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19 Jan 2012   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Did you go into the intergration and virtulazation area's the integration im thinking would be the graphics disabling might bring the card up

Miscellanious devices didnt show anything?

Take a look
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19 Jan 2012   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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