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dleopoldi914
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U410 Graphics

I currently have a 1tb i7 8gb u410. I got it for Christmas I love the laptop, only thing is I am looking to tweak it for battery by deleting bloatware. I uninstalled smart update. I was reading somewhere that the graphics card will waste battery and is unnecessary since there is an I7 processor which can process graphics. If I disable the graphics card and use the internal CPU I can save alot of battery. Is this true?

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Re: U410 Graphics

hi dleopoldi914,
disabling the graphic card and using the integrated gpu will make a difference for the battery life.

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dleopoldi914
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Re: U410 Graphics

Will that hinder the laptops performance? and how do use the integrated gpu?
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Re: U410 Graphics

it will indeed but not too much difference if you don't play games.
to enable/disable the gpu, there should be an option in bios. please, check it first.

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dleopoldi914
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Re: U410 Graphics

They make an app for macbook called gfxcardstatus that shows which you are using and you can switch back and forth between internal and external. Do they make such thing for PC.
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Re: U410 Graphics

there's a button for some systems (y series) to enable/disable the graphic card but you can do it with disabling the graphic card under device manager.

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