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Y550 - Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2015-01-06, 6:11 AM

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I have Lenovo IdeaPad y550 which is out of warranty. Recently, the dedicated Nvidia graphics card failed due to overheating. The repair person said that graphic card reballing has to be done. Is there any way to bypass the graphic card and instead use integrated graphics? As of now, graphic card reballing, and if it doesn't happen successfully, motherboard replacement seem to be the only options.

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Re: Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2015-01-06, 10:54 AM

There should be an option in the BIOS settings to use only the integrated card, or atleast it is there in my BIOS settings. Give it a shot and let us know.

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Re: Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2015-01-06, 16:53 PM
There is no such option in my bios.
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Re: Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2015-01-07, 5:54 AM

You could try disabling the nvidia card in the device manager and uninstalling all nvidia related software like nvidia control panel and geforce experience. See if that will make the system ignore the presence of the hardware.

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Re: Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2015-01-07, 11:37 AM

When I install nvidia driver on my laptop, GeForce GT 240M is shown under display adapters of device manager in windows 7. Otherwise, standard vga graphics adapter is shown. Does this mean that the computer is configured to use integrated graphics instead of dedicated graphics card when I don't install nvidia driver? Or does it mean that the computer is configured to use nvidia graphic card, but with some standard driver instead of nvidia proprietary driver?

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2016-01-27, 6:08 AM
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Re: Any way to bypass dedicated Nvidia graphics card?

2016-01-28, 16:31 PM

Since your laptop should be configured as a switchable graphics, as long as you dont play a game or use graphics intensive software (CAD / photoshop) the system should NOT use the NVIDIA graphics.

 

Basically even if you uninstall the drivers, each time the GPU gets detected, it will try to install the graphics drivers.

 

Try going into Control Panel > Device Manager > Display Adapter

Right click on the NVIDIA GPU and click Disable.

This should possibly disable the GPU until you enable it yourself.

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