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luizcanguini
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Nvidia x Integrated graphics card

Hello,

 

I would like to ask you, if I lose my Nvidia I still able to use the laptop with Integrated graphic only?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Nvidia x Integrated graphics card

hi luizcanguini,

 

Looking at your previous posts, are you referring to the IdeaPad Z710 model? If yes and the  Z710 came with an Intel+Nvidia GPU then this uses the Nvidia Optimus technology to switch between the Integrated and discrete graphics.

 

I don't have a Z710 here with me for testing but ideally, there's an option in the BIOS to switch between UMA (Integrated Graphics) and Optimus (switchable graphics). In event that the Nvidia GPU is showing signs of failure, you can boot into the BIOS and temporarily disable the Nvidia GPU by changing the Graphic Device to UMA and still be able to use the laptop using the Integrated graphics.

 

Alternatively, you can also disable the Nvidia GPU under the Device Manager.

 

Article:

How to activate Nvidia Discrete Graphics Card in BIOS

 

 

Regards



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luizcanguini
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Re: Nvidia x Integrated graphics card

Thank you again for your support.

 

Note: Sorry to do not put a laptop model.

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