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Windows 7: help with CPU and ATI graphics

27 Feb 2013   #1
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
help with CPU and ATI graphics

hi i was wondering how i can disable the ATI graphics in my laptop and solely use CPU graphics? i dont have the intel hd graphics installed however, my cpu does support it. and theres nothing i can change in bios.


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27 Feb 2013   #2
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

If you have a switchable graphics chip on your laptop your laptop will switch depending on the demands of applications. No need to disable one or the other, some laptops are design like this in order to switch back and forth. When there are no heavy demands the laptop will use Intel embedded graphics since power consumption is much lower than say an NVidia or AMD GPU chip.

To be honest disabling a driver to stop one or the other from starting may just cause more problems. You may be able to make those kinds of changes inside AMD Catalyst software or Intel Control Manager safer to do changes from here.
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27 Feb 2013   #3
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Quadrider10,

Studio 1458 is built only with 'Discrete Graphics'; therefore may not allow you to 'switch graphics'. I agree that the 'Processor' supports 'Integrated Graphics Display': ARK | Intel® Core

However, the motherboard used in this model is not designed to accommodate an 'Integrated graphics adapter'.
Hope you find the information useful. Do reply if you have any further questions.


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27 Feb 2013   #4
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

ohh alright thanks guys!
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28 Feb 2013   #5
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Quadrider10,

Thank you for the response.

Studio 1458 is built with either one of the two motherboard variants (UMA & Discrete). Your notebook has a 'discrete card' which is soldered to the motherboard; and is the only available graphics for the display. Therefore no integrated display possible on this unit.

Glad that you found the information useful; thank you for confirming.

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