Graphics driver and BIOS setting for ThinkPad T410s systems with switchable graphics
What graphics driver and BIOS setting should be used on ThinkPad T410s systems with switchable graphics for models of ThinkPad T410s (2901, 2904, 2907, 2912, 2924, 2926, 2928) that have the switchable graphics subsystem?
Check BIOS Settings, Press F1 on startup to enter BIOS setup.
Use the XP discrete NVIDIA graphics driver (6MD1xxWW) where xx will be updated over time to the latest level.
For Windows Vista 32 or 64 Bit
Set the BIOS config setting to Discrete
Use the Vista discrete NVIDIA graphics driver (either 6MD3xxWW for 32bit, or 6MD4xxWW for 64bit) where xx will be updated over time to the latest level.
For Windows 7 32 or 64 Bit
Bios switch can be set to any postion - Integrated, Discrete, or Switchable
Use the Windows 7 switchable graphics driver for any of the 3 BIOS settings (6ID7xxWW for 32bit, or 6ID8xxWW for 64bit) where xx will be updated over time to the latest level
Systems running Windows 7 or later may switch graphic modes through the OS - other OS (XP / Vista) required setting change in the BIOS to select Integrated or Discrete mode which would take effect on the next boot.