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My integrated graphics won't work

Question: My integrated graphics won't work

Hey guys... I just got a new EVGA GTX650 ti boost superclocked. I just put it in and I was not getting any signal to my monitor. I tried VGA, HDMI and DVI. Nothing worked and when I took it out to try booting with my integrated graphics, I didn't get any signal to my monitor. All of my connections and wires are connected properly, my power supply is the right voltage and has enough power to support my graphics card. My hard drives are spinning but I cant access my BIOS. I have tried everything that is common. I know my graphics card is not defective and im thinking that it might be my motherboard. Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: My integrated graphics won't work

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Answer: My integrated graphics won't work

You were using integrated graphics before the discrete card? It's strange that your onboard isn't working if it was before hand. Usually it's just a overlooked cable or something plugged in the wrong place. Did you make any changes to BIOS? Some boards require you to change the primary display adapter to PCIE or onboard. Maybe a BIOS reset will help the situation. I doubt there is any issues with the MOBO itself. I suggest stripping the build down to nothing but the bear essential components for operation. This way you can isolate the issue a lot easier.

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I was planning on buying one of he amd fm1 socket processors for my comp due to the fact im lazy and I don't think a new motherboard will fit in my tiny store bought computer case. Was wondering if it was dumb if I just chose to upgrade my cpu to that because I already have a non integrated gpu installed and I just dont wanna be wasting money.

Answer:Will a CPU with integrated graphics work with my motherboard?

A CPU with integrated graphics won't work unless it is installed on a motherboard that supports it. The motherboard has to be specifically configured for it, so in your case, I doubt that it is.

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I've heard somewhere that they are integrated into the motherboard, but from experience and a little research I came to the conclusion they generally have something to do with cpus, so I'm not sure how that works anymore

Answer:Solved: How do integrated graphics work?

Try reading
It is a bit long, but worth it.

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howdy. sorry for the long title, but this is my first post and i wanted it to show up in searches. =)

i'm addicted to the sims. however, i have an old p.o.s. computer. i'm going to purchase a new one before the end of august but the one i really want has an Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics with 128 MB Shared Video Memory.

now, on the sims 2 web site, it mentions the following graphics cards as supported:

- ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
- Nvidia® QuadroTM series
- Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
- Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)

so, will the mirage2 be supported? it's not the same name brand, but does it show up as being like the nvidia, etc? (does it mimic the others?)

i'd hate to buy a new pc and then have to buy and install a new video card, too. that would be a pain.


ps- the machine i'm probably going to buy is from Office Max. it's the compaq presario sr1538X-B desktop pc bundle. it's about $800.

Answer:Will the Sims 2 work with an Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics Card?

the SIS Mirage2 Graphics Card is a lackluster card that will not run your game (well).

ps- the machine i'm probably going to buy is from Office Max. it's the compaq presario sr1538X-B desktop pc bundle. it's about $800.Click to expand...

not only is this computer oem, but it is a low performance machine. i strongly advise you to get a custom job available at a pc repair/sales shop near you, if there are any. if you want to know what to ask for, say so in your reply. even dells are better than compaq...

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I think it is a feature of DX12... Am I wrong?

Answer:Does my Core i5 integrated GPU work together with my graphics card on DX12 games?

Welcome to Windows Central!
You're right! It's a feature called Explicit multi-adapter or just multi-adapter (i think).
It is said to work with both Intel and AMD CPU's, which is great!
I think it'll be great for both the devs and the consumers! I'll be here waiting for it

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Hi, I have a T430s with Integrated Graphics (Intel HD4000) only. I bought a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, however, no display shows up on my monitor (ThinkVision Lt2522p). Does anyone know why or how I can fix this? Very much appreciated,hellothere P.S. I speculate this is because of the integrated graphics hardware based off this thread ( However, I do NOT have an Nvidia chip.

Answer:ThinkPad T430s Mini DisplayPort doesn't work (Integrated Graphics)

Does the display gets detected in the display property? Also where did you get the displayport cable from? and have you tried other laptop with the ThinkVision monitor through the displayport?

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Hi When I put my T500 to sleep in integrated graphics mode and wake it up, it seems like the dedicated Radeon starts using up power as well as the integrated intel GPU.- The battery is predicted to last about the same amount of time as when I use dedicated graphics. When I switch it to high performance and back to energy saving again, the power consumption goes back to normal Any ideas? Windows 7 x64Power manager 3.05 ATI:Driver Packaging Version    8.641.1.1-090824a-089811C-Lenovo    Provider    ATI Technologies Inc.    2D Driver Version    2D Driver File Path    /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001    Direct3D Version    OpenGL Version    Catalyst? Control Center Version    2009.0825.2146.37269    

Answer:T500 - Switchable graphics: Integrated + sleep = Integrated + Dedicated on wakeup

Welcome to the club  Battery Life Decrease In Windows 7 Z,

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad T410. I bought it with integrated graphics card. Now i want to upgrade to the other one: Graphics: NVIDIA NVS 3100M with 256MB DDR3. Is that possible? thanks a lot 

Answer:T410: From Graphics: Intel GMA HD Integrated Graphics to Graphics: NVIDIA NVS 3100M with 256MB DDR3

You'd have to replace the motherboard.A better solution would probably be to get an eGPU; it's way way way faster.

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Some games when played use the Integrated Graphics card instead of my NVIDIA. How can I SAFELY disable my Intel HD Graphics 4600 Integrated Graphics Card?   Thanks

Answer:510p How to safely disable Intel HD Graphics 4600 Integrated Graphics Card

In the Nvidia control panel go to the manage 3D settings. There is a pull down menu in there under global settings and choose the Nvidia GPU. This will use the 750m for all 3D applications. 

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Hey Guys, i got an new Lenovo Edge e520 with a switchable graphic solution using Intel HD3000 and ATI HD 6630M. When I activate both graphic cards in bios, all runs well on Windows. The Lenovo Power Manager displays a battery running time of around 5 hours. When I disable the switchable graphics in bios and set integrated graphics only, the battery running time on windows drops to 2,45 hours. But how can that be ? It's only using the low power integrated device ? Before you ask the question, yes need the only integrated graphics solution for Linux, where switchable graphics do not work.

Answer:Lenovo e520 - Switchable Graphics Problem - Low Battery when using integrated graphics only

Hi, Me and a few other owners of an edge 520 have an issue with switchable graphics. In our case, the ATI card doesn't work, even with BIOS on switchable graphics. See thread : I don't know if this is related to your problem. Are you sure that the ATI is active when you set switchable graphics on ? Did you test it on a demanding 3D application ? Do you have switchable graphics as an option in the menu of the power management icon in the icon bar ? From your experience and ours, it is as if the BIOS settings switchable/integrated have been switched !    

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I want to reduce power consumption and was wonder if I could switch from the deditcated Nvidia 8600M GT to the integrated graphics? Having the card on while just web surfing, I only get 2 to 2:30 hours.

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Hi everyone.I have a CPU IBM with tthe following  description: ThinkCentre A51 8136-KYMBased on 8133-34Y: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 531 with HT Technology, 512MB, 40GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD, PCI Desktop (4x4), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, 48x CD-ROM, Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet I need to work with 3 monitors, and have bought a GeForce 8400GS graphics card that allow to plug 2 monitors in addition to the integrated graphics card.As far as i have tried, i can't make them work as i pretend.Can anyone help me get to a solution? i have tried some BIOS alternative values in VIDEO configuration, but i can only make work the integrated or the additional; but both togheter, no. I'd really appreciate any Help.  Emilio   

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I intend to buy a new laptop - primary use is MS Office, watching movies / live webstreams and browsing. However, I do use it for video editing occasionally using a software called "Pinnacle Studio MovieBox". This software has a reqmnt for "direct x 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 128 MB" Currently I have HP G42-478TX, which works great. As I look to buy a new laptop, if I go for an i3/i5 intel core processor (windows 8/10) laptop with Integrated graphics card (NO dedicated graphics card), will it be sufficient to run the above software? Or will I need a dedicated NVIDIA type graphics card ?

Answer:Intel Integrated graphics vs Dedicated graphics card ?

Hi and welcome, arhagar
Even outdated (a bit) laptop with CPU and integrated graphics chip Intel HD 4000 supports DirectX 11. Of course, the memory is shared, its size is more then 128 MB.
So, purchase almost any IvyBridge based on or later laptop, integrated graphics chip might be enough for the basic video editing tasks. It'd be good to choose models with dual channel memory support, 12...16 GB and even more memory installed, depending on the video file size. Also SSD is a must have drive, IMO, so, input/output operations will be not a bottleneck.
Definitely, dedicated graphics chip might increase video editing performance.
To compare different mobile graphics chips take a look at this benchmark list, for example. Do you need significant graphics performance for the video editing tasks only, not for the hi-res video demonstration or gaming? That'd be an answer.

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I recently installed a PCIe graphics card (nVidia GTX 750 Ti) on my ASUS P8Z77-V MB running Windows 8.1 and an Intel i5 processor. (The goal was to get displayport so I could use a higher resolution monitor.)

In the BIOS, I changed the "system agent" graphics setting to make the PCIe graphics card the primary video.

When I do that the machine seems to boot, and the MB splash screen (offering the option to enter BIOS) comes up on a monitor attached to the PCIe videocard, but Windows 8.1 never fires up the PCIe videocard.

If I set the MB to enable integrated graphics, the machine boots into Windows fine and Windows uses the videocard. Monitors attached to the videocard get the Windows display, and if no monitors are attached to the Intel integrated graphics, the Intel graphics software does not run.

The problem is that with the Intel integrated video set to be the primary video, I don't get the splash screen on monitors attached to the PCIe card, nor, I suspect, would I see Windows recovery screens, should something go wrong, though I don't know. If I attach a monitor to the Intel integrated video, then Intel's graphic engine runs in Windows, and I'd rather it did not.

As per usual, I don't know if this is a Windows problem or a MB problem or a graphics card problem. Since the MB bios splash screen goes to the right monitor for the MB setting, I am presuming the problem is in Windows. But, I cannot imagine what that would be.

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Answer:PCIe graphics works ONLY when integrated graphics enabled

Not sure how your motherboard works but may need the Intel graphics enabled for the dedicated card to work. Do you have the latest Intel graphics drivers installed? Have you tried installing the Nvidia drivers when on the Intel graphics?

Could also try reverting to the basic graphics drivers in Device Manager when on the Intel, then switch to the dedicated in BIOS and see if it will boot with the basic driver installed.

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i am looking to buy a new graphics card to upgrade from the integrated crap that is ati x200 series 64 mb which although i didnt realize really wasnt what i needed to play battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 so please help me i don have a clue what im doing in this area i have pci-e slots and a £100 budget

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I recently bought a new computer specifically so I could play high end games; I'm not incredibly tech savvy and I'm sure you're all like me in the sense that when you get a new toy (ie, computer) you just want to play the crap out of it.So, low and behold, I try and play one of my favourite games (Team Fortress 2) and the graphics are HORRENDOUS. I then find out that my computer is using integrated graphics- NOT the 100+ quid (UK currency haha) graphics card I bought.I have literally exhausted EVERYTHING I can think of in order to get the thing to show up in my devices.My motheboard is an ASRock Wolfdale 1333-GLAN/M and my graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB.Please help, it's driving me crazy not knowing how to use my graphics card; also, the thing is inserted correctly into my computer [EDIT] Also, I'm using Vista 32 bit!

Answer:My computer won't pick up my graphics card, only integrated graphics. Help?

you need to disable the on-board graphics via your BIOS setup.You also need to plug your monitor into the video card, rather then your on-board output.

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I am trying to install a PCI slot graphics card and the directions say to disable the Integrated Graphics first. I have no idea how to do this and the Gateway email support keep sending me answers to questions I didn?t ask. Also, once I disable the Integrated Graphics will I be able to navigate thru Windows to re-enable them if the graphics card should for whatever reason not work?

My specs:
Model: Gateway E-1800
BIOS: Intel Corp. EA81520A.15A.0009.P06.0109191538 09/19/2001
CPU: Intel Celeron, 1200 MHz
OS version: Windows XP 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
First installed: Sat Aug 13 15:53:40 EDT 2005
Browser: MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1
== MEMORY ==
Total RAM: 256MB (BIOS), 255MB (Windows)
Resources: 90 %
Memory slots: 2 total, 0 free (128+128)
== DRIVES ==
C:\ (NTFS) 76316 MB total, 63332 MB free
D:\ (CDFS) 421 MB total, 0 MB free (CD-ROM)
Video: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller(1024x768, 24-bit)
Monitor: PTW 2160

Answer:Disable Integrated Graphics/Install Graphics Card

you'll have to disable it in the bios (i think its either F2, F10, or F12...tap this as soon as you turn your computer on). you'll need to disable it first, shutdown, installing the pci card, then boot up.

sometimes, the onboard graphics card will automatically disable itself when the board detects another video card.

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I intend to buy a new laptop - primary use is MS Office, watching movies / live webstreams and browsing. However, I do use it for video editing occasionally using a software called "Pinnacle Studio MovieBox". This software has a reqmnt for "direct x 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 128 MB"Currently I have HP G42-478TX, which works great. As I look to buy a new laptop, if I go for an i3/i5 intel core processor (windows 8/10) laptop with Integrated graphics card (NO dedicated graphics card), will it be sufficient to run the above software? Or will I need a dedicated NVIDIA type graphics card ?

Answer:Intel Integrated graphics vs Dedicated graphics card ?

I have Pinnacle Studio 15 on my one laptop with a Celeron 1000M 1.8Ghz 2MB L2 Cache and it works just fine for editing etc. I bought one of those RCA capture boxes by Pinnacle and have no complaints. My integrated graphics are a Intel HD2500 I have been told. And i3 or i5 would have better integrated than that of what I have on my laptop.So if your not playing video games, you can go with Integrated, but if you might use it at all for gaming then modern GeForce GPU laptop would be a way to go.Video play on a Geforce based laptop would be better also, better fps and if you plan on connecting HDMI to a TV etc, it will work better than integrated.If your looking to go as cheap as possible the integrated will work according to my weaker Intel CPU/GPU running Pinnacle Studio 15.

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

Answer:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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Hello! I have Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 in my laptop.My preffered graphics processor was NVidia around 1 year ago but then i left the laptop for like a 5 days when i back to my laptop i open it to try to play a game on steam it shown my fps 20 and last 5 days was 70fps i open nivdia control panel to try make my graphic better then i clicked on (Manage 3D Setting) but graphic setting locked on integrated graphic when i restore the option its unlocked but when i change it to high performance and click apply its dosnt work its back to intergrated graphic.Help Me Please.
here is a picture for my problemThanks.Mylaptop:Lenovo Z570Ram:8gb DDR3Windows 7 Ultimate
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to the proper forum.

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Is there any way to upgrade a Thinkpad T500's intel integrated graphics to the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 that is also a choice when building the machine?  Where would you get the card?  Does it require soldering or is it a slot-involved card?


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Answer:T500 Discrete Graphics update from Integrated graphics

Welcome to the forum! You'd have to swap the whole motherboard, since the GPU is soldered to it, which would be a very costly solution. You're better off selling your machine and getting a new one configured with ATi if that's what you'd prefer. Hope this helps.

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I currently have two monitors connected and was wondering if the graphics card able to support a four monitor display without any issues.

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I was wondering whether it is possible to upgrade my video card on an older computer that has integrated graphics. I'm assuming the new card would plug into the PCI slot, but would this cause a problem since the motherboard has an Intel integrated graphics unit. This is for a desktop computer. Also, since my computer is so old (7 years), will I have hardware conflicts by installing a more modern card? I want to install a new card because I currently have a lot of trouble using an LCD monitor with my computer. The text flickers whenever the computer has to process a lot of info, for example when I import songs on Itunes. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Answer:New graphics card for Computer with Integrated Graphics

The older pci slots only run at 2 times, but most newer pci cards will run at 2 or 4 times, probally wont be much better than the onboard. You might have to go into setup and disable onboard if you do try to use it.


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Hello! I have Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 in my laptop.My preffered graphics processor was NVidia around 1 year ago but then i left the laptop for like a 5 days when i back to my laptop i open it to try to play a game on steam it shown my fps 20 and last 5 days was 70fps i open nivdia control panel to try make my graphic better then i clicked on (Manage 3D Setting) but graphic setting locked on integrated graphic when i restore the option its unlocked but when i change it to high performance and click apply its dosnt work its back to intergrated graphic.Help Me is a picture for my problemThanks.Mylaptop:Lenovo Z570Ram:8gb DDR3Windows 7 Ultimate

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I could be wrong and I want people to tell me if they think I am but I am at the point where I prefer integrated graphics even for high end functions like gaming and/or video rendering.

I have had several computers with integrated graphics and I have had several computers with dedicated graphics cards and my opinion is that the dedicated graphics cards absolutely blow. In all instances the cards caused the video to lag, the fans were always running, my Internet surfing slowed to a crawl and more blunders all attributed to a dedicated graphics card and I have never, ever experienced these issue with integrated graphics.

Before anyone asks, yes the cards were installed correctly, set up properly, and had the latest drivers just as I do with integrated graphics.

Has anyone else experienced this or am I the only one who thinks dedicated graphics cards blow? Thanks all.

Answer:Discrete Graphics vs Integrated Graphics

How well either perform largely depends on how you are using the PC.

Most of the symptoms you noted would indicate some sort of installation or configuration issue, and not a hardware issue. many chips/chipsets are used for both types. ALL testing shows that a dedicated card is always faster than an integrated chipset using the same chip/chipset.

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I recently purchased a dell inspiron 660 with dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce GT 640 1GB Graphics Card.
Spec :
After about a month or so, the computer did not display anything on the monitor. After testing several working monitors on the system, there seemed to be no response from the pc possibly indicating a failure in the graphics.
After speaking to dell technical support, they said try the monitor in another port which turned out to be the dedicated graphics port for the monitor. The pc then seemed to display. Dell seem to think that only one port (either integrated graphics or dedicated graphics should work). This is not the case since the integrated graphics slot was working then seem to suddenly switch.
My concern is that the integrated graphics has failed and because the pc is working on the dedicated slot, they will not come out to test.
Can anyone shed any light on this? Does only the dedicated graphics work when one is installed? If so, can anyone explain this switching?

Answer:Integrated Graphics vs Dedicated Graphics Help!

"the integrated graphics slot was working" when you say that did you mean that at some time previously you have had a monitor on the integrated graphics output working at the same time as having a monitor working on the dedicated graphics output?

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I recently brought a new Graphics card (Geforce FX 5200 PCI (256MB))My previous graphics card was an Integrated Intel Extreme VGA Controller. After following the installation procedure I have ran into problems, the card seems to have been installed correctly, however the old VGA Controller does not seem to be removed even tho I uninstalled it. It still shows alongside my new card in the device manager and each time my computer is restarted New hardware is detected...Another problem, was that after installing the new card, I installed the Driver CD, but it said that no compatible card was detected. I had to manually install the drivers from the CD and even updated the drivers.Problem is that the old VGA controller doesnt seem to be disabled...I switched the Graphics from AGP to PCI in the BIOS, yet im very confused with this issue.Another problem, is that a Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth PC game seems to not work correctly now compared to when the Ingtegrated card was used, the starting video now has choppy sound, and ive noticed no improvements in the gameply.please help, this is really bugging me and im so confused. Thank you

Answer:Integrated Graphics to PCI Graphics Problem

Meant to add that the computer is a Fijitsu Siemans Scaleo P, not sure if that matters. Also in the BIOS there is only one option for graphics, which allows to switch between AGP and PCI...I dont see anything relating to the Onboard Graphics...One thing I am wondering, if there was onboard graphics, would the graphics be regonized as using APG? Because that is what it showed, yet I cant find an AGP slot or AGP card anywhere...which is why I got the PCI.

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Hi Guys,
I have a ThinkStation ThinkCentre Edge72 and need to connect three monitors to it.  I purchased a graphics card (GeForce GT520)with three outputs but have now found out that it can only run two displays at a time :-(
I saw a Knowledge Base article which discussed how to enable Multi-Monitor support within the BIOs and did that and plugged the third monitor into the onboard VGA output but that prevents it from fully loading the O.S.
is there a way to get this to work or am I needing a graphics card that supports three displays?
Moderator note: moved to correct board and edited content:  Edge is a ThinkCentre, not ..Station.

Answer:Using Integrated graphics AND graphics card

With the help of Tami, a great sales support person who would not take "it can't be done from tech support", it can be done with my thinkcentre m92p.  I later found a post with the instructions and I commented on it.  You can find it by my user name rtlenovo12.  Briefly:  Turn on the pc and keep hitting the enter key until a screen comes up, then F1.  Go to Video setup and choose select activ video IGD, then go to multimonitor and choos eenabled.  Save and exit.  My first monitor is plugged into the card's display port with an Accell active adapter to DVI.  The second monitor is plugged into the card DVI, and the third into the onboard graphics VGA.  I later took off the cover and there is another displayport on the mother board.  I don't know how it would be used.

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Hi, I have added a Nvidia GTX 650 Ti to my M91p with I5-2500 CPU. I have activated IGD with multimonitor support in Bios according to this Guide: in order to have my Integrated and dedicated Graphics card working simulteneaously. I Only activated IGD in order to be able to use Intel KVM. My two Monitors are connected to my Nvidia GPU. The Problem is that video is only output from the NVIDIA GPU once windows is started. But I have several password prompts that I need to see during Bios and Boot. But in this setup, the Bios screens are only shown on the Outputs of the Integrated Graphics card. Bios is only shown through the Nvidia card if I select it as my primary GPU in Bios, which I can only do if I disable the integrated Graphics card, which in turn has the downside of not beeing able to use KVM anymore. Is there a way to have the integrated Graphics card activated only for KVM purposes and for all other tasks, including Bios level access use the Nvidia card? Thanks!

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I have an Intel HD graphics and I can't find it's model only Intel HD graphics is shown and I want to increase it's dedicated video memory so how can I do it please help anyone

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Answer:Integrated graphics

Hello Sagar and welcome to TSG!

Intel HD Graphics is the GPU that's integrated onto the motherboard of the computer. You cannot increase its DEDICATED memory UNLESS the motherboard you have allows such an adjustment in it's BIOS, AND you have enough RAM installed to account for the increase.

May I ask what the purpose is for increasing the dedicated memory is?

Also, please advise us the info on the computer by running the below link:
(It will open a box with your system info, just copy and paste it back into your next reply here)

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I have Q45/43 in my dell OPTIPLEX 780 SFF what does this mean can I add a Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 ?

Answer:Integrated Graphics?

Are you saying you only use onboard (Intel) video now?
According to the manual, the Small Form Factor 780 can take one PCI-e X16 card, BUT it must be a "low profile" card. Don't know the HD 6450 card, but unless it's low profile, it won't fit...
NOTE: The PCI Express x16 slot is disabled when a display is connected to the integrated video connector. So be sure to connect the monitor to the add-in PCI-e video card after it's installed.

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hello...I have problem. my laptop little but crashed and uninstall Intel HD graphics drivers and now I cant install them. I tried a lot of drivers but every time instalator say: "no support HW" or somethink like this. What I can do with that? Thanks for quickly answer.Have a nice day!

Answer:Integrated graphics

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please let us know what happened when it crashed? Did it display anything before it crashed?  We need more info before we can help.
Please try loading bios defaults by going into bios using F2 button then pressing F9  &  F10 to save the settings
 Now try downloading & installing the drivers available on our support website  just input model details to download the drivers
Do give this a try and let us know  
Hope This Helps

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Have just bought a new/replacement desktop. The graphic card is ATI Radeon 2100. Cannot make out if this is an integrated chip on the motherboard or a separate card.Acer Aspire M1201 AMD Athlon 2.3Ghz dual core 4400

Answer:ATI Graphics..? integrated

Integrated...Its actually a renamed ATI 690G...

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Hello..... yes Im not very clever... please tell me..I want to buy a mid priced pC for games mainly.. whats "Integrated Graphics"?... Thanks...... :)

Answer:Integrated Graphics

"Integrated Graphics" (IG) is graphics chipset in on motherboard and do not need a graphics card for connecting to monitor. IG is fine for most applications and maybe ok for some games all depends on what actual IG chipset used in motherboard. But, if you are really into games, you better off to buy a dedicated graphical card. For mid range PC (how much?) go for a ATI 9600 class of graphics card which cost around 100 or less. Top range of graphics card could set you back over 300.

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I've always used a MB with built in graphics as I only use my computer for internet and business applications. I've never noticed a problem. I'm thinking about a new build and wondering if the cpu's with the integrated graphics such as the AMD A6-6400K would be a step up over the mb's with built in graphics?

Since I do no gaming or other high intensity graphics applications are ther any downsides to these type cpu's?

Answer:Integrated graphics......mb or cpu?

Quote: Originally Posted by pulpwood007

I've always used a MB with built in graphics as I only use my computer for internet and business applications. I've never noticed a problem. I'm thinking about a new build and wondering if the cpu's with the integrated graphics such as the AMD A6-6400K would be a step up over the mb's with built in graphics?

Since I do no gaming or other high intensity graphics applications are ther any downsides to these type cpu's?

No, not really. I recommend integrated gpu's for my users that are just using the web and email. The A6 has a integrated HD 8470D gpu. I think that is very similar to the Intel HD4000 series. It should give you HD graphic capabilities at 1920x1200, possoble as high as 2560x1600 depending on the monitor.
You do not get the high frame rate of a new gen gpu in a 16x pcie slot.

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Do all new-ish mo/bo's come with simple integrated graphics. Im starting a business, and trying to figure out whether certain motherboards have integrated graphics. Such as the 800's and 900's chipset mo/bo's. I'm looking at the gigabyte boards. Help me out please. Thanks

Answer:Integrated Graphics on Mo/bo's.

Got to and pull up any and all motherboards on the market. NewEgg's descriptions will tell you which ones have intergrated.

nVidia just released a chipset for integrated graphics (the 6100, I think) that is supposed to be awesome (for integrated). I can't remember who, but one company already has three mobos out with it (a 939, a 754, and a 939 SLI).

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Im planning to upgrade to a new laptop soon, but im deciding if i should go for
an intergrated gfx of dedicated like the one below this
it is useful for similar graphics like games

Will it matter that much for video streaming and games (skyrim,minecraft,l4d,)

Answer:Integrated Graphics

Dedicated for performance in games. Video streaming is fine on either.

It depends on what type of games you wish to play, and the level of performance you expect.

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i have a mobo with integrated graphix and im planning to upgrade to a AGP8X 256mb vid card.. what will i need to do? thank you in advance

Answer:Help with integrated graphics

Well, if you motherboard has an agp slot(as many integrated mobos lack graphics upgrade slots), you buy an agp card that's compatible(if your board has 8x agp get an 8x card), carefully install it(after reading it's directions of course), and then boot up. It should display using a generic windows driver, but look really low quality. If it doesn't display from the new card, you might have to enter the bios and setup the video options. Maybe select that your using an agp card instead of integrated or something like that, bioses vary. Then, you install the newest drivers for the card, like if it's nvidia based, dl the latest driver from nvida and install it.

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Tell me why this laptop:

can run the Sims 2 with SMOOTHNESS! I watched the fly-in screen with the Pleasantview neighborhood, and it was a smooth as a desktop I have with a GFX5200. WHY IS THIS? I thought the GMA 950 was as slow as other integrated graphics solutions...

Answer:Is this really integrated graphics?

Yup, integrated graphics. Newer than a GFX5200 and it has the core duo (not C2D) so that is why it runs as well as your desktop.

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Please be gentle... not everyone is a computer genius...I tried to find another post related to this, but I couldn't.I bought the Y510 several months ago- it has these specifications: ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2330System BoardIntel 965GMMemory2*1GB(667)HDD250GB / 5400rpmGraphicsIntegrated X3100ODDDVD-RWAudioIntel AzaliaEthernetIntel Pro 3945ABGCard Reader6 in 1Modem56k FastlinkOSWindows Vista Home Premium I asked the sales representative if there are video cards that can be used in the express slot, and he said yes. So I assumed that I could buy it and if I felt like adding a video card, I could put one in there. Turns out that wasn't true. And yes... I know... you can't upgrade the integrated graphics.But are there any slots (as in pci or whatever) inside the laptop containing unecessary components, like the express card reader, that can be replaced for a video card? I don't mean putting the video card into the reader, but removing the reader and putting in a card in its place.Trust me, I have no clue. Talk to me like a 'newbie', not like someone who is trying to sound smart. I would appreciate any answer!


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Answer:Integrated Graphics

The only graphics "upgrade" I'm aware of is nVidia's MXM platform, which I don't believe any laptops advertised with the Intel X3100 have. This is a type of slot (that runs off of the PCI express bus) that allows for a graphics card to be inserted (and subsequently upgraded). Typically, if you find a system with a third-party graphics card (in the case of MXM, a nVidia card) it can possibly be upgraded to a better-model nVidia card in the future. To be honest, I don't think there's going to be much you can do internally to upgrade the graphics... EDIT: it looks like ATi also has a similar type of technology called "AXIOM" but I don't think you'd find this at all on the Y510s. Everything I've read about them is nVidia related.Message Edited by lorneking on 09-10-2008 12:50 AM

Lenovo ideapad Y510 15303 :: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 @ 2.4GHz :: 4GB PC2-5300 CL4 G.Skill RAM :: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB HDD @ 7200RPM/16MB cache :: Lenovo certified Intel 4965 AGN wireless :: Sierra Wireless Verizon wireless modem :: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

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A friend of mine has an integrated graphics set up on his PC. He wants to throw a video card in so he will have duel monitor support. Are these the proper steps.

1. Insert Card
2. Turn on Machine and change BIOS settings(turn off integrated graphics)
3. Restart computer, load drivers etc?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Integrated Graphics

Just tried that the other day. MOST motherboards will auto disable onboard when you put an add in card into the machine.

I ended up using a video card that had a DVI AND VGA input on them to accomplish the same thing.

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Heres my problem, just bought a Nvidia 8800GT 512 MB GDDR3, and i got home to install it, i disabled my integrated graphics, but then my moniter wouldnt display anything? so i put in my Nvidia 8800GT thinking it would fix it, i was wrong. the Nvidia 8800GT is installed, but my moniter still wont display its all plugged in right, i dont know what to do IM SURE its because i disabled my integrated graphics in my bois, how do i get it back?

Answer:Integrated graphics help

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I was wondering if it was at all possible to install new/better integrated graphics to my laptop until I can get the money for a better laptop in general. I have an HP 2000 series model 2b092wm. If you can help please let me know what my options are. thanks.

Answer:New Integrated Graphics

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Which motherboard integrated graphics cards can handle 1080p blu ray smoothly paired with a decent dual core processor?

Answer:Integrated graphics HD

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Hey !

I have integrated graphics (Intel HD graphics) on my lappy . It says it can use upto a total memory of 1696mb approximately . I have core i3 370M processor and a memory of 4gb .

If my lappy can use memory upto 1696 mb , I can play all most all high end graphics games smoothly . But it is not happening . NFS HP3 is not running smoothly !
And games like GTA 4 aren't running .
What should I do in order to increase my gaming performance ?
Will it works upgrading my ram to 8 gb ?

Answer:Integrated graphics help !

Just because the integrated graphics has up to 1696 MB of shared RAM available, it doesn't overcome the fact that they are integrated graphics, which by virtue are not good performers at all when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately in your case, if it only has the Intel HD Graphics, there's not really going to be anything you can do to improve graphics performance with software. Your best bet would be to get an external graphics card for your laptop such as MSI’s external graphics card promises vastly improved graphics for laptops wanting a little more…. Don't know if they're selling it yet but if they are, then this would definitely help you with games.

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Okay im buying a computer in fact it's a: lenovo IdeaCentre H405 (7723-1CU) Desktop PC Athlon II X4 645(3.1GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity ATI Radeon 3000 graphics Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. And it said ATI radeon 3000 integrated graphics I wanted to know if this was a good graphics card and if I could change it later and also If I could run Arma 2 on high or very high graphics with it. Thanks in advance!

Answer:AMD integrated graphics?

I doubt that it could run that game all on low at playable frame rates. It is passable for older games and general purpose use, but if you want your games to be playable you're going to have to add in video card.

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how do i find out how much mb my integrated graphic pc has.

Answer:integrated graphics

What ever it has it won't be enough! lolOn the serious side... right clcik on the desktop, properties, settings, advanced. Then click adaptors. It should then tell you the memory size.

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hey i dont know much about computers.

i was tryin to play this game called "America's Army" and u have to have a graphics card to play but i only have Integrated graphics on the motherboard. my friend said he heard that there is a way to trick ur pc into thinking u have a graphics card to play does ne one know how to do this? if so could u help me out thanks alot

this is the min req to play the game


3-D graphics card with 64 MB memory and support for hardware transformation and lighting

1.3 GHz processor or equivalent

English version of Windows(r) 98/ME/2000/XP Operating System

256 MB RAM

1.62GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files

Quad-speed CD-ROM (600K/sec sustained transfer rate)

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP compatible system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive, video card, sound card, mouse and keyboard)


DirectX(r)8.1 or higher compatible sound card and drivers*

56.6 Kbps modem or higher network connection

*NVIDIA(r) nForce(tm) or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby(r) Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio

and these are all the supported graphics card

Supported Cards:

Nvidia GeForce256

Nvidia GeForce2 MX200

Nvidia GeForce2 MX400

Nvidia GeForce2 GTS 32MB

Nvidia GeForce2 Pro 64MB

Nvidia GeForce2 Ultra

Nvidia GeForce3

Nvidia GeForce3 Ti200

Nvidia GeForce3 Ti500

Nvidia GeForce4 MX420

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Answer:help with Integrated graphics

a friend of mine told me i may need a graphic wrapper not sure what it is but if ne one has ne infomation about it i would appericate it

my general info on pc is

windows xp home edtion

intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 1300MHz
256 MB of RAM

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Hi everyone

My first post here. I don't really what I'm talking about but I think I know the answer already, hoping someone can help me tho. I've just bought skyrim and I checked my laptop specs against the minimum requirements which it did meet. I've been having trouble running it even with everything turned down low and now I know the problem. Its due to the integrated graphics which I don't know much about and didnt even know of its existence until yesterday!

I mentioned my problems to my friend who thought there might be a way to adjust the shared memory, is this possible? I'm just looking to explore all ways I might be able to run it before I admit defeat although I would be extremely surprised if I could run it.

Its an acer aspire 5735Z so not the newest and the specs are:

Windows Vista
intel dual core processor (2.16 Ghz)
3 gb RAM
Direct X 10 (intel graphics card with up to 1.244Mb)

any help would be appreciated. i didnt post this in the gaming section as i thought it was more of a hardware question

Answer:integrated graphics

Intel graphics chips don't meet the requirements of most of today's PC games.
Whilst it's (usually) possible to allocate more system RAM to the graphics chip in the BIOS Setup, there is a limit to how much you can allocate, and it's certainly less than the 1GB (recommended) that SkyRim requires.

Not only that, the more RAM you assign to the graphics chip, the less there is left over for Windows and applications to use. SkyRim requires 2GB RAM (minimum), 4GB (recommended). You have a total of 3GB RAM at present. Windows Vista needs most of that for itself just to run at an acceptable pace.
There just isn't enough RAM for both Vista and SkyRim together, especially as Vista is particularly heavy on RAM usage compared to other Windows versions.

So the Intel graphics chip is the primary weak spot, with installed RAM being the second weak spot.

You can add more RAM of course, but you're stuck with the Intel chip.

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Hey there,

I just got a new computer with a Gigabyte M68MT-S2P motherboard.
With everything installed, including graphics card (GTS 450), the monitor said no input signal (the monitor works on other PCs). Trying with just the integrated graphics, still no signal. Ive taken out the ram, switched it around, used one stick at a time, unplugged all peripherals, and anything out of the blue I could think to solve this issue.

Any ideas, or if the motherboard just seems to be a dud, let me know.

Thanks in advanced

Answer:New PC, integrated graphics not working

Try booting the PC from a Windows disc.

Has it been like this from day one, how long have you had it and did you change anything before this problem occured.

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Is this video card sufficient to run SIMS games? I am thinking of purchasing a Compaq with this card installed.

Answer:Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics

It might, but I'm not sure.
Here it seems it can run it, but not very well.

The sis mirage2 is not very fast at all though.
It's the bottom one, it's less than half as fast as the slowest agp card listed, the 64bit fx5200, which is pretty bad itself.

If the pc you're considering is one of these(one's sempron based, the other athlon 64, they should be in the $500-600usd range),

then it's a good deal, since it's upgradeable to agp graphics. You could get a cheap graphics card, like this,
and install in it and it would run the game well, but with the standard graphics(sis mirage2), it will barely play any games well.

A dell that's upgradeable will cost at least $800usd.

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is there any good or at least decen for gaming integrated graphics mobo, that doesnt cost more than 100 us dollars???

Answer:Integrated graphics mobo

What do you mean by "decent for gaming"? Onboard graphics will not run any modern games.

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ok, so..

my parents are getting a new computer (an HP a620n) and it comes with Nvidia 6150SE graphics.

i know the 6150SE is an integrated chip, but i want to know if it is possible for me to install another card (like an 8600) and have the computer use the 8600 instead of the 6150SE.

all/any help is much appreciated!!

Answer:upgrade from integrated graphics?

This page:

Suggets that it has a spare 8x AGP video card socket. Using the socket should disable the on-board video in some cases, in other cases it stays active. Varies by model, but the AGP card works irrespective.

HP usually have good info on their site, it always pays to start there.

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which processor should i buy which has best
integrated graphics core i.e amd or intel.
please give specification and price of
that processor.

Answer:Integrated graphics core(gpu)

if you want you can looking for Intel P67H chipset MB + i3 -2100/ i5-2500k / i7 -2600K
We test in the basic combo with i3-2100 the Video Score is 5.2 and with 2400 is around 5.5...
will assume in 2500k or 2600k will be higher but I will think below 6.

if for Video & flash game is OK.... but for 3D 1st person game is still not good enough...

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Hi, my computer is lenovo thinkcentre m92p 3209 4E1My processor is Intel core i7-3770 and my integrated graphics is intel hd graphics 4000My dedicated graphics card is nvidia nvs 300 but i want to use the integrated graphics instead.I changed the video option in the bios to IGD (Integrated Graphics) but when i connect it to my tv screen via vga it doesn't show anything.The tv and the vga cable are fine because it works fine with a different computer.i downloaded intel graphics drivers from intel website but when i try to install it says: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"what should i do?Thanks for the help

Answer:integrated graphics - m92p

In addition to IGD in the BIOS, you might try Multi-Monitor Support = Enabled

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I was wondering if it is possible to overclock integrated graphics... i have a second computer that i want to play some of my games on... specs: 80 GB hdd, winxp home SP2, intel extreme graphics 82845G 64mb, 512mb ram 2.6 ghz.

Answer:overclock integrated graphics

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Alright so here's the deal. I have a geforce fx5200 and recently acquired this system monitoring thing which enabled me to overclock the GPU. I didn't set it very high, but when i restarted, the computer won't load at all. Nothing, it will just freeze up. The card doesn't get overheated at all, i already checked that.

Anyway, i tried just removing the 5200 card and disabling the overclocking using the integrated card. However, it will display on the integrated card all the way up to when XP loads. The windows loading screen will show and when its done, the screen goes black. I think that is because i disabled all the drivers and whatnot for the integrated graphics a long time ago. I would like to reenable the integrated graphics so i can turn off the changed settings on the 5200 card.

If anyone knows of anything i can do that would be great!!!

Also, I have tried switching to onboard video controller in the BIOS but that did nothing. My safe mode will NOT boot(thats been like that for ages now, so thats something totally separate from this problem), and enable VGA mode did absolutely nothing.

Answer:Enabling Integrated Graphics

go to the computers manufacturers website and see if they have the proper drivers you need.

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My chipset is an intel 845GL /) which has no agp port and has onboard graphics. I do have an available pci slot so my question is, am I still able to get a better pci card to upgrade my video and bypass the integrated card using device manager?

Thanks in advance,


Answer:No Agp port and integrated graphics

you can turn off the onboard video in your bios, so when you put in a new psi card it's all you'll have. and it's possible to get a pci graphics card that's better than your onboard graphics, but don't expect to be playing farcry or bf2 on there.

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Hi there,
I bought Dell Inspiron 1564 n series (without OS) and put Windows 7 Ultimate 32 in it.OS installed fine but integrated graphics isn't recognized.I went to Dell,downloaded chipset drivers,but on intel graphics drivers I get answer "This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing the software."Mind you first I have tried 64 bit Windows 7 enterprise version but with same result.I thought it's 64bit thing so I went to 32bit.I think I tried it all,plz help!
Specs of the laptop are:
> Platform : Intel Calpella
> Mainboard : Dell 0JY92C
> Chipset : Intel HM55
> Processor : Intel Core i5 450M @ 2400MHz
> Physical Memory : 3072MB
> Video Card : Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
> Hard Disk : Seagate ST9320325AS ATA Device (320GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT32N
> Monitor Type : 1K0R2?156WH2 - 15 inches
> Network Card : Broadcom BCM4310 USB Controller
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8101 PCIe Fast Ethernet Adapter
> Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00

Answer:Integrated graphics isn't recognized

Quote: Originally Posted by Oldo

Hi there,
I bought Dell Inspiron 1564 n series (without OS) and put Windows 7 Ultimate 32 in it.OS installed fine but integrated graphics isn't recognized.I went to Dell,downloaded chipset drivers,but on intel graphics drivers I get answer "This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing the software."Mind you first I have tried 64 bit Windows 7 enterprise version but with same result.I thought it's 64bit thing so I went to 32bit.I think I tried it all,plz help!
Specs of the laptop are:
> Platform : Intel Calpella
> Mainboard : Dell 0JY92C
> Chipset : Intel HM55
> Processor : Intel Core i5 450M @ 2400MHz
> Physical Memory : 3072MB
> Video Card : Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
> Hard Disk : Seagate ST9320325AS ATA Device (320GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT32N
> Monitor Type : 1K0R2?156WH2 - 15 inches
> Network Card : Broadcom BCM4310 USB Controller
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8101 PCIe Fast Ethernet Adapter
> Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00

Hi Oldo,welcome to the forums,Dont these laptops come with the Ati radeon card installed? Have a look in the bios to see if the onboard graphics is enabled or disabled

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There seems to be only integrated graphics for the T400 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with vPro)... Can a dedicated graphics card be added to it?

Answer:T400 - only integrated graphics?

The video device on these units are part of the motherboard, I'm guessing that part of the downscalling of the T400 product was to remove the option for the ATI graphics.

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52

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I had to format my computer change the hard drive and install windows XP from an old 2002 CD I had and now my computer is not recognizing my intel integrated graphics card. When I go on device manager there is no "display adapters" category at all and before it used to say what chipset I had under the general tab in system properties, and under the display tab in dxdiag, but now it doesn't say anything. How can I fix this?

Answer:Integrated graphics card is gone?

Which computer do you have?

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hello everyone i have a lenovo y560 laptop with 4gb ram and 500gb HDD my dedicatef graphic card of ati has stopped working and now my co puter only works normally when ati driver has been disabled. but i got know lately that my laptop also has integrated graphics. however, my games still works slowly with intel integrated graphics. can anyone on this forum help me with both the problem presented. regards ishaan

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Hi, I recently bought a custom pc and i was told that it was equipped with a 256mb integrated graphic card (motherboard graphics). For some reason my computer only uses 128, I know this because when i check my display info, It says 128. So I tried booting my comp and got into BIOS...I was able to increase my card to 256, but now my pc is saying I have ATI driver problems and that it cannot read the graphics at all ?

Can someone help me fix this ? I want all my MBs !!!

Thx in advance.

Answer:ATI integrated graphics problem

BTW my integrated card is a ATI Radeon Xpress 1250.

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Okay, So I have a Dell and it came along with an Intel Integrated Media 900, with a Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family. I am trying to get the latest drivers for the card and I have tried to install them numerous times. When it is installing, I get this error message: error.JPG

I have no idea if this is my computer, which I don't think it is because I just got this computer last week. I'm wondering if Intel goofed something up when they made the .exe or if something els happened.

Answer:Integrated Graphics Problem

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Im not too advanced with the hardware side of computers, and was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I've bought a new pc and it comes with an integrated Geforce4 MX video card. Is it possible to remove this and buy a stand-alone graphics card. My pc comes with 512MB DDR RAM, but the video card uses 128MB of this memory, leaving me only with 384MB of RAM. If you can remove the card would the shared 128mb memory go bak to the 384mb and make it bak up to 512MB again.

Im grateful for any help

Answer:Integrated Graphics Card


If you've got an AGP Port.. you could simply buy a better AGP card and stick it in, you would have to disable your on-board VGA though... but that will still free up your lost RAM.


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Does anyone have experience of Movie Maker, Vista and integrated graphics

I am thinking of buying a laptop with 2mb of memory and an Intel Integrated
graphic media accelerator X3100. Or should I go for a nVidia GeForce Go 8400M
GS with 128mb dedicated memory?

My main use is downloading video from a video camera, editing in Movie Maker
and rendering with Nero. Any thoughts are welcome.

Answer:Integrated Graphics Cards

anytime it's better to get 8400 rather than integrated card.
remember, laptop graphic card are not meant to be changed.
its manufactured to live with the graphic card made...

although the performance might not be significant in the movie editing,
believe me, there is difference between integrated graphic card and external one, especially X3100 vs 8400...

btw the laptop you mentioned have 2GB memory, not 2MB...,
and if the specification of the laptop is the same,
definitely go for 8400 instead...
Good luck choosing...

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Ok, so if a system has integrated graphics, and a vga out, you don't necessariy HAVE to have a card to run it,correct?
So obviously, this is without a card installed...
Messing with an older Athlon/Asus setup and I installed a new CPU (X64 5000)
and it wont even post. The HDD spins up, mobo lights, but nothing getting to the monitor. I DID buy a used CPU, and it APPEARS to be fine( no bent pins,etc)
I'm thinking it needs a card either way..??
--->Deer in the headlights look...<---

AMD Athlon
™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+ for TRUE Multi-tasking(a)

AMD Live
Processor Speed




512KB+512KB L2 Cache
Bus Speed

2000MT/s System Bus

NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

2048MB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM memory

(b) (2x1024MB for ultimate performance)

Hard Drive

250GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive


Optical Drive(s)

SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology: 16x DVD?R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW,
DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CDR, 32x CDRW,


Video Graphics

Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE Graphics with up to 256MB shared video memory


Network Interface

10/100Base-T network interface

High Definition Audio, 8 speaker configurable

56k modem


Memory Slots

4 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2) (

(OK, I have NO idea where that lil drunk dude came from...)
Is this an ear... Read more

Answer:Integrated graphics driver

Now thats avatar I can relate to! But seriously...whodunnit?

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I'm waiting for the next generation of surface, but will there be new integrated graphics, better than the current 4000? Thanks.

Answer:New Intel Integrated Graphics

If they announced it, please let me know. Thanks.

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could someone please appraise the Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics for me? thanks a lot

will it run empire earth 2 would anyone know?

thank you

Answer:Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics

For an onboard vga chip, it performs quite well, and you should have no trouble at all playing Empire Earth 2

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Is there a motherbaord that offers integrated graphics within the socket am3/+ region?

Answer:AM3/+ Motherboard with Integrated Graphics

Yes there is quite a range, one that immediately springs to mind and at good value is the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD760G it offers AMD 3000 Radeon graphics but as im a NVIDIA user im not sure what it offers in terms of performance but any integrated graphics are going to be low-end compared to dedicated cards.

Im a bit of a Gigabyte Fanboy so i'd suggest any one of the AM3+ boards they offer with integrated graphics.

Another suggestion i could offer would be to go for one of AMD's new APU's which is a CPU/GPU in 1 chip theyre reasonably affordable and the motherboards that run them (FM1 or FM2 Sockets) are equally affordable.

But ultimately i would suggest along with many others to go for a dedicated graphics card as long as the board you have or are getting along with your power supply are equipped to run it, even if its a low end GT630.

Here is a link of a video card heirachy chart that helps determine performance of integrated video with dedicated that should help you make a decision.
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: October 2012

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im using intel hd graphics for simple gaming. does this stresses my cpu more if im not gonna buy a vcard

does using igpu, my system will not long last?

Answer:does using integrated graphics stresses cpu

any reply pls

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A45-S151 laptop with 32MB of integrated video memory and I was wondering if there was anything that I could do to upgrade or enhance it.

Answer:Integrated Graphics Question

Short answer - no.

Laptops generally are non expandable regarding video memory.
Some exceptions are in the top end of the market, but in the general range what you get when its manufactured is what you are stuck with.

Some allow more or less to be assigned from the main memory within limits. Check the BIOS to see if 32 MB is tha maximum in your case.

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I don't quite understand how to take advantage of Intel? HD Graphics 3000 built into the i7 2600k processor. I know mine is inactive. I wonder if it is because my motherboard is H67 or because I have a graphics card installed? I also wish to know the purpose of the Intel? HD Graphics 3000. Is it to replace the need of a graphics card or to work in conjunction with a graphics card or is it for better performance if there is no graphics card. I have searched the web and haven't found a definitive answer.

Replies will be appreciated. Thank you

Answer:i7 2600k and its integrated graphics?

My guess it that you have to enable the HD 3000 graphics in the H67 BIOS.
You probably should remove the dedicated graphics card you installed, first.
Hook up your monitor to the available H67 ports.

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I'd like to buy a T510 with >1000 pixels vertically and integrated Intel graphics, but I can't find such an option on the Lenovo page . Is there any way to get this combination, eg. by ordering the FHD screen + Nvidia options and then removing the NVidia card? My current Thinkpad has 1400x1050, which I'm pretty happy with. I really can't afford to lose 150 pixels vertically, but I also really don't want NVidia graphics (considering both battery life and the binary-only Linux drivers). For the first time in a decade I'm seriously considering a Dell... but I'd rather not . I really wish someone still sold the more usable 4:3 displays. The sad thing is that I ordered a T500 with 1680x1050 resolution in December, but Lenovo lost my company's order, didn't resolve it for months and is now saying that the T500 is obsolete. I'd appreciate any advice on my predicament! Many thanks for your help, James. 

Answer:T510 with FHD & integrated graphics?

PS.  My company will buy the machine in the US. 

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hi, i have a Via EPIA M10000 Nehemiah board with integrated graphics. i was wonderin if i could increase the ammount of memory it uses?, i've increased the AGP Aperature size in the bios to 256m (the highest setting) and that increased its memory from 32mb to 64mb. i cud do with a bit more, even another 32 wud be ok?
any ideas or software or anything i can do it with?

Answer:Integrated Graphics Memory

Using software to "increase" your memory isn't really ever a good idea. The way I look at it is the companys designing such software are just trying to rip off those of us that dont know any better just like companys that sell "pop-up blockers" or send you messages using Messenger Service asking you to buy software to stop the same messages they themselves are sending.

I remember using a program called SoftRam back in the day. It never made a difference in my performance or what I was able to run.

Your best bet is probably to optimize your Windows installation. If that doesn't make any difference you might want to try to tweak your virtual memory or SWAP.

Do a google search for the keywords "optimize" and "windows".

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Ok.. after some troubles with a virus(es) I have had to do a complete restore of my computer. Here is some information.

Dell Dimension 3000
Microsoft XP Home Edition: Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
512 RAM
Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Anyways.. the problem that i am having is that, when i reinstalled windows, it doesn't seem to recognize the Intel Extreme Graphics card.

The only setting for size and color is 600x480 and 16-bit.

When i click advanced (under display properties [settings tab]) all of the Adapter information is blank.

I downloaded that driver that i was told to when i called the dell support.

If this is the correct driver.. im not quite sure how to install it. I NEED HELP!

If anyone can, help me out. Thanx

Answer:Install Integrated Graphics

Have you tried running what you downloaded????

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I have a Dell, and recently i purchased a radeon 9250 so i can play half-life 2. I have the card in the pci slot, but i have an inetel graphics accelerator. It's integrated and i have no idea how to make my computer not use the intel card and use the radeon card. whoever can help, it is greatly appreciated. thnks

Answer:I need help with an integrated graphics driver

You can use them both at the same time too..

If you plug your monitor into the new card does it show a picture?

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Evening all, i'll get down to the beezwax.

I don't really have a super-computer, but it is sufficient to play games like the sims 2, sins of a solar empire and more recently, the brand spanking new Tales of Monkey Island.

Trouble is, they do run slow most of the time, sins of a solar empire isn't so bad (surprisingly, considering the scale the game can reach), but the tales of monkey island is extremely laggy even on the very lowest graphical settings.

I have an intel integrated chipset, which has 256mb of graphical memory. It does the job, and I have 1gb of RAM. I've just purchased a 2gb ram pack, (2 x 1gb sticks) which I'll install, with the hopes of better system performance overall.

So my main query is this: will an improvement in general system RAM help the game lag less? Im not worried about getting super smooth HD visuals, thats why i have my ps3, I'm just curious as to whether more ram will lessen the jittery nature of my system when playing games.

And as a side note, Ive always wodnered if a full hard drive impacts system performance? Because I have about 20gb free space out of 160, so im just curious.

Any answers at all will be appreciated, I just wanna get some advanced intel before i get too excited when i see the postman bringing my new beef sticks of speedy 1's and 0's.

Cheers Y'all.

Answer:Integrated Graphics, RAM and Gaming

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I have a Asus M4A785G HTPC Motherboard, am told on AOE3 forum, that AOE3 in incompatable with the way intergrated graphics works, yet intergrated onboard graphics works fine for others with onboard graphics card - can anyone help...thanks
PS: AOE3 works fine on my old XPHome machine

Answer:Integrated onboard graphics

Quote: Originally Posted by zulubase

I have a Asus M4A785G HTPC Motherboard, am told on AOE3 forum, that AOE3 in incompatable with the way intergrated graphics works, yet intergrated onboard graphics works fine for others with onboard graphics card - can anyone help...thanks
PS: AOE3 works fine on my old XPHome machine

If AOE3 (??) says your chipset is incompatible, chances are it is. Did they give you an explanation as to why?


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i seem to be confused (and im sure many others do too) about whether i actually need a discrete graphics card. I cant seem to find the answers i need on a basic google search. hopefully i can get this question answered here and in the process help people decide if they need a discrete graphics card or not. i know gamers need them but this is more for common, minimal gaming people. and i also do know theres a trade off in battery life. keep in mind i like my computers to be performing SMOOTHLY. ive always had integrated graphics so its hard for me to compare, my current computer is showing signs of choppyness in basic tasks such as opening folders moving windows, minimizing, maximizing, etc. so im trying to see if discrete graphics will help IN THE LONG RUN (or if it helps at all). so whats better? discrete or integrated for the following thing (or does it not matter): photoshop/illustratorvideo editingstreaming videos, video viewing (dvd/blueray/files)windows vista/7 normal tasks (themes, overall smoothness)flash (flash games, sites, etc.)older games (half-life 2, warcraft iii, etc.) again im looking for 1) if discrete is better in the long run (as opposed to doesnt matter) and 2) i do the above things intesively with exception to older games and video editing so will it help with performance in that the computer doesnt work so hard to do these tasks currently i do these things with an integrated graphics card, they worked ok at first but are showing ... Read more

Answer:discrete or integrated graphics?

 Mu.Your question is flawed, and your choppiness is probably due to low RAM.If you need to run Photoshop/Illustrator, your first requirement should be screen estate (at least 17").  And since notebooks are usually crap at color accuracy (maybe excepting the lenovo w700 and w700ds) so that's another consideration.Discrete graphics is a Good Thing (not counting battery life).  But you first need to know where your bottleneck is.  For older games anything current is OK, for Adobe apps you should go for RAM/screen estate/color accuracy/CPU before others etc.  For video editing you also need fast linear read-write drives (or RAID arrays).  Alas, battery life, performance and portability do not co-exist.  You should make your mind on what you can do without.

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I have an Asus Pundit-R that is working pretty well with Windows 7 apart form the poor performance of the inbuilt ATI Radeon 9100IGP graphics. To try to improve on this I have added a Powercolor HD2400 Pro in one of the PCI slots.

Unfortunately, there is no BIOS option to disable the onboard graphics adaptor - even when the BIOS is set to use the PCI card it remains enabled. I therefore see two display adaptors in Device Manager; the onboard one ('Standard VGA Graphics Adaptor' and the HD2400 ('ATI Radeon 2400 Series'). The onboard graphics are running with the Windows 7 vgapnp.sys driver and the HD2400 with the latest AMD Catalyst drivers (8.661.0.0) and everything looks good.

However, Windows 7 then uses the onboard graphics as its primary interface (as expected) and I can't get any output on the HD2400. Only one monitor shows up in 'Display... Screen Resolution' and pressing the 'Detect' button fails to add the second display. What I want to do is to get the second display running and then set Windows to use that one exclusively.

This could be the expected behaviour if vgapnp.sys wasn't a WDDM-compliant driver, but surely it must be...?

Any ideas about how I can get the HD2400 working?

Answer:PCI/Integrated Graphics Problem

Dude I'm having this SAME problem with my GeForce 9400 GT! I even made a video of it to show people: [ame=""]YouTube- Graphic Card Display Not Detected[/ame]

lol I know exactly watcha going through. But I was told to disable my onboard graphics, so I'm gonna try that. I'll tell you how it goes...

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I have a AMD Athlon? 64 processor 3400+; 512 MB DDR RAM - (2x 256 - PC3200); the motherboard is a MSi 6741 K8T800 which can be found here click here it has integrated graphics.1. If i install a new graphics card how can i turn off the integrated graphics card?2. How do i install a graphics card? Anyone know any good web guides?3. Which is better Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or the ATI Radeon 9600?

Answer:Upgrade integrated graphics

1. If i install a new graphics card how can i turn off the integrated graphics card? Usually this is automatic the new graphics card will overide the on board graphics. If not then it is switched over in the advanced features in the BIOS2. How do i install a graphics card? Anyone know any good web guides? Build your own PCVideos click hereInfo click herePCmech click here3. Which is better Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or the ATI Radeon 9600?The radeon 9600 would be better than the FX5200

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I was wondering if GeCube is a good manufacturer of the Ati cards, and I was wondering if it is nearly good as the normal ATi.

It is a GeCube 512 MB Card Ati radeon x1600

if someone can reccomend one on futureshop or I'd appreciate it.


...or If you know of a good site that sells graphics card and ships to Canada for less than 50$ (I mean the shipping) it would be great. I have 2 GBs of RAM so having 256 MB of Shared video memory isnt that bad..I just want to take full adavantage of the RAM, which I cant right now.

Answer:Coping with integrated graphics...

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Hi Mark,
i see you're able to help people . Is it possible to add option to the BIOS that will disable discrete graphics card and enable only integrated graphics? (now there are only 2 options - switchable graphics (both are enabled, unless you're using Vista) - discrete only. 

Answer:integrated graphics only in U330

Yea, that would be great! The whole point of having both discrete and integrated graphics is the ability to save power while running on battery.Currently under linux you can either use the "Discrete only" option and run on the power hogging Ati card, or use "Switchable graphics" and use the Intel card for display. The problem with using the "Switchable graphics" options is that the Ati card is powered on, draining juice from the battery despite the fact that it's not used.Some figures (gathered using Intel's powertop on a clean linux distro without running Xorg server, just the text console)1. Discrete only - using the Ati card for the console. Drain: 16W2. Switchable graphics - using the Intel card for the console. Drain: 23WThe Intel graphics card has good drivers under linux specifically made with power saving in mind. The enormous drain using the Intel card in "Switchable graphics" can only be explained with the fact that the Ati card is draining power without being used.Adding an option to the BIOS "Integrated only" would allow users of Linux (and other operating systems) to run only on the Intel chip without the Ati card eating half of it. This would be a great option.

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Hello all
I recently received my new Dell laptop
I am still fiddling around but I saw that except my gt540m I have an integrated graphics card.
How do I know which is being used? And how do I know that my nvidia card is active when I am playing and my integrated when I am doing basic stuff.

Answer:Question about integrated graphics

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

This should possibly be able to explain. Beyond that, I'm not entirely sure.


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hey, i have an Asus A8N-VM mobo with nVidia GeForce 6100 integrated graphics. ive installed all the drivers and gotten the updates, also installed directx. but whenever i go to play a game the screen goes blank and and theres a line down the middle(diagonally).

Answer:Integrated graphics problem :/

un-install the driver and re install it again ..
if it didnt work .. try installing defferent version of the driver !

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Greetings everyone...

I have a Gateway 310 series pc that has an onboard Intel Extreme graphics controller..and recently after i upgraded the RAM, its started to do this thing where the screen image suddenly looks garbled or broken.. and flickers (the monitor is CRT) and i have to manually shut it(the computer unit) down using the power button. (shutting only the monitor off dosent work) anyways my significant other gave me an ATI radeon graphics card and i was wondering if i can plug it into the the driver and then use it instead and override the onboard graphics? I heard it could be done before.

Answer:Integrated Graphics question

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I have just managed to get some use of my PC again after 2 HDD dying on me, but I am now having probs with the monitor flickering. I cannot alter the refresh rate via Control Panel, and a search with DriverAgent shows several drivers missing or corrupted. However, I am unable to download new versions of any of them. Which of them are actually needed I don't know, but it's doing my head in.(VT3164) VIA IDE RAID ControllerVIA Bus Master IDE ControllerVIA Compatible Fast Ethernet AdatpterVIA 6410 IDE RAID Controller Video Controller (VGA Compatible)USB Mass Storage DeviceUSB Printing Support.As ever, any advice gratefully recieved.

Answer:Dodgy integrated graphics.

BTW ran CPU-Z and it gave me thisMOBO Manu = Time ComputersModel = MS-7142 100chipset = VIA ID0204 rev 00Southbridge = VIA VT8327Sensor = Winbond W83627THF

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This is a quote from the official Dell Support Features Site.
"Graphics Watch your screen come to life with the integrated Intel graphics* or optional Intel and NVIDIA discrete graphics* that further maximize your viewing experience. "
Now how do I tell if my pc includes the "Integrated"?  First off, there is no Operating System, so was booting from Linux Live USB. 
I know it has a Nvidia Card because I took it out and cleaned it up, and looked at the specs from Speccy.  I also looked at the Specs from Linux, and that did not show that there are any Integrated Graphics, but I would not know for sure if it would tell me when Nvidia was being used.  If there are both wouldn't it show in the Speccy?  Or would I have to go into the BIOS?
This is my last post until this CAPATCHA thing is straightened out.
And, I was not able to post to thank the last person that helped me out.  Not sure if this is on my end or this Forum, but all other websites seem to be working.

Thanks, user1190

Answer:Graphics Discrete or Integrated?

If you have an Intel Chip then it has the Intel integrated graphics. It is built into the CPU.  I don't know how linux would tell you, but you can find it in Windows using the control panel and system option.

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