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Graphics driver and BIOS setting for ThinkPad T410s systems with switchable graphics

BIOS, Drivers, T410s, Video, Windows

Question

 

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?

Answer

Check BIOS Settings, Press F1 on startup to enter BIOS setup.

 

 

 

BIOS Setup -> Config -> Display -> Graphics Device setting

 

 

 

For Windows XP 32 Bit

 

  

 

Set the BIOS config setting to Discrete

 

 

 

 

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