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Intel launches website to help gamers on integrated graphics get a boost in gaming performance

Question: Intel launches website to help gamers on integrated graphics get a boost in gaming performance

Integrated graphics solutions won't get you far when it comes to gaming, but they've evolved to the point that you can actually get decent frame rates in relatively modern games with the right graphics settings. Looking to remove some of...

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Preferred Solution: Intel launches website to help gamers on integrated graphics get a boost in gaming performance

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Answer: Intel launches website to help gamers on integrated graphics get a boost in gaming performance

So they're teaching you how to move all the sliders to the left? ^___^

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I intend to play games like BF2 or SWAT4 with at least 20fps. I don't mind having minimum detail settings.

I am considering buying a Dell Studio 1735 from the Dell Outlet store.
Here are the specs:

1.86Ghz Pentium Dual Core processor
2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB Serial ATA
Windows Vista Premium
17" display WXGA+ TrueLife
Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100
ALL FOR ONLY £300! FREE DELIVERY! (actually £350 but there's an offer atm)

Would the Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100 manage new games like the ones listed above, at around 20fps with these specs?
Remember, I don't mind having the detail settings etc. on absolute minimum, but I want it to be playable - ie. run smoothly.

Answer:How's the Graphics Intel Integrated GMA X3100 for gaming?

Intel GMA X3100 is nothing you would use for gaming. Best hope for you: hope that the Dell's PSU is enough for either one of these: or and add one to gain some gaming potential.

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Hello all. I'm looking to boost my performance with my machine and was wondering if it would be possible to get some recommendations on what I can adjust to get better performance. I'm not quite sure all the info you will need but I'm going to start by posting a few things and if someone would like to offer up some suggestions I can try I would be grateful. I'm using nTune for my current settings and adjustments.

System Clocks:
Reference clock: 267 mhz
cpu multiplier: 9.0x
cpu core frequency: 2,403mhz
fsb frequency: 1,068 (qdr)mhz
memory bus frequency: 801 (ddr2)mhz
SPP reference clock (PCI-E): 2,500 mhz
MCP reference clock (PCI-E): 2,500 mhz

System voltages are:
cpu 1.287v
memory 1.850v
fsb 1.200v
HT nForce SPP <-> MCP - N/A
nForce SPP 1.250v
nForce MCP N/A
Auxilary 1.500v

I have the fan control on auto. I'm curious because the slider on the FSB seems to be dialed down real low. FSB is a big deal I guess and I think I might have mine turned way down by default. I dont think you need the memory timings but I can post them if indeed they are something you need. Hopefully I can get one of you pros to have a look at the numbers and point me in the right direction. I might have things set good right now and not know it. The main reason I wanted to post this was the description I had when I mouse over the FSB setting. "increase performance for gaming (only reason I built... Read more

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Intel has launched a selection of new 5th-generation Core processors based on the company's Broadwell microarchitecture. Five of these new CPUs are designed for performance mobile and IoT devices, while two are socketed desktop CPUs for Intel's LGA 1150 platform,...

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Answer:Intel launches new Broadwell CPUs for performance mobile, socketed desktop

The full list of socketed desktop and performance mobile Broadwell CPUs can be found below.Click to expand...

the two pictures link to only R series (socketed/1364, BGA/soldered to motherboard) and mobile/IOT processors. C series (unlocked, socketed/1150) are not shown in the two pictures but are listed in the article.

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If you ever had the problem in your mind, "How to boost windows 7 gaming performance", then have a look at the following links

Microsoft Web Site
Addictive Tips Web Site
Seven Forums Web Site
VikiTech web site

Answer:Tips to boost Your Computer's Gaming Performance on Windows 7

You could also try Game Booster.
It automatically closes all your not needed and useless running processes.


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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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Intel Ships New Tools that Boost Game Performance
Intel Corporation today announced the release of Intel? Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA), a suite of software tools created in support of the Visual Adrenaline developer program. Offered worldwide, GPA enables PC game developers to analyze and optimize game performance on Intel? Integrated Graphics. The Visual Adrenaline program, launched at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in August 2008, provides tools, resources and information for game developers, artists and animators.

Answer:Intel Ships New Tools that Boost Game Performance

Too bad gamers don't use Intel Integrated graphics.

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I just pimped-out a Lenovo X240 AL with an Intel 530 series SSD, and a Kingston 8GB DIMM. The performance results achieved are quite startling: The Windows Experience figures, stock vs 'pimped' are:                                     Stock X240                   Pimped X240Processor                     6.9                                6.9Memory                        5.9                                7.2Graphics                       4.9                        &... Read more

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Edit: I fixed it! (I was causing the problem myself but uninstalling the chip in the first place when i should have been disabling it instead)

Ok... I looked for about an hour and decided i would have to make a new thread for my specific problem... so sorry if im making my first post in an odd place

I recently installed a NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX PCI 256MB DDR video card
followed directions as best i could, and disabled the Intel integrated graphics... but my PC insists on REinstalling the intel integrated graphics controller upon restart... It left me alone for awhile and i could run Counter Strike : Condition Zero moderately well (low frames after playing for over an hour) but after allowing my computer to update itself (while using IE to dowload firefox for a reinstall, IE randomly decided my home page was going to be the microsoft site for the day) and since then no matter what i do the computer insists on trying to reinstall the intel integrated graphics thing...

so my question is, how do I make this stop? how do i keep the computer from giving me the dreaded "found new hardware" bubble when im using a FAR superior (REAL) video card already?

is there something i do in the BIOS (i hope not, i dont like messing around in there) or on the motherboard itself?

i have some basic info about my comp in my signature but im going to use "PolSystemInfo" to find all my PC specs and just copy paste them below, I just hope its enough info to help so... Read more

Answer:NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX-vs-Intel Integrated Graphics... please make intel go away!

Hmm that didn't happen to me when I put mines in. Did you install the NVIDIA drivers? Try disabling the onboard in the device manager. That?s what I did. There doesn?t seem to be an option to turn it off in the bios (my bios) maybe there is for you however. It isn?t too complicated. Just simply look for onboard graphics or integrated graphics controller or w/e and select disable, but first try disabling it in the device manager. It should be listed under display adapters -> properties -> disable this device.

You should upgrade to DX9.0c...

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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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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 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 have hp 430 laptop, 2gb of ram and integrated graphics that are intel hd graphics my laptop is very poor in gaming performance . i want to upgrade my laptop to dedicated graphics please tell me is that possible to upgrade from integrated to dedicated . please help and sorry for my english

Answer:poor performance by integrated graphics

Nope, on most, if not all laptops, the graphics are built in to the mainboard. There is no way to have a dedicated card on a laptop.
Keep in general, laptops are not made for gaming. There are some that are capable, but you have to be willing to spend the money. They are not cheap.

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So I got my y510p about a week ago and it worked fine for a few days. Then I started getting terrible performance from the graphics card. I thought i needed to update the drivers so i did and it didnt fix the problem. I've tried rolling them back, using the ones provided on the lenovo website, and using the beta drivers from the nvidia webpage.At lowest graphics settings Im getting maybe 12fps when using my graphics card, but on medium settings I get 60fps with integrated.Maybe im crazy, but I think something is wrong.

Answer:Integrated graphics has better performance than GT755M

Are you trying to game while on battery? The nvidia card will go to 2D speeds if you are on battery.

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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 acer aspire x3400g with a integrated nivdia 9200 graphics.

i have a asus gt430 installed.

i play diable 3

would it be profitable to have integrated graphics turned on in the bios.

i set my bios to have it on with uma buffer size 512 (which is the 9200s ram).

would this offload textures and make fps better?


Answer:is it better to have integrated graphics on with gaming?

Hello sogone209,

Short answer, nope.

Long answer:-

Your integrated graphics card would actually reduce your performance by using up system RAM from your system that it'd have to permanently reserve for its own functionality.

What you've mentioned as the UMA buffer size is actually referring to the amount of system RAM you are allowing the integrated card to reserve from it. For example you have 4 GBs of RAM. You set the UMA buffer to 512 MB. You are telling the integrated card to take that amount of RAM from your system for its own functions. So in effect you only have 3.5 GB of RAM left for your system and applications.

Offloading textures and the like refers to SLI functionality which requires 2 dedicated cards like your Asus GT 430 to be installed in tandem.

In conclusion, switch off that integrated card, and use your dedicated card for optimal performance. Unless power conservation is important to you. But I believe that it doesn't really matter since you're gaming on a desktop.

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Dadi Perlmutter, senior vice president and general manager of Intel?s mobility group, showed off Intel?s next-generation Montevina mobile platform this morning and claimed that it will double integrated graphics performance.

Perlmutter showed an Intel reference Montevina product running Universe at War: Earth Assault running with respectable performance and it surprisingly didn?t look that bad.

Of course, Montevina won?t be released until later this year, so it?ll be interesting to see how it handles other games ? Intel has been known to deliver respectable performance in a few games, but widespread support has been where it has lacked in the past.

Hopefully with Montevina, Intel will improve driver support, enabling more and more games to be played on Intel integrated graphics processors. After all, the mobile market is growing massively, and it?s set to overtake desktop PC shipments before the end of the decade.

Perlmutter also claimed that you?ll be able to watch Blu-ray movies on Montevina notebooks smoothly on battery power ? and what?s more, he said there?ll still be enough battery life left to do other things after you?ve finished watching the film.

Answer:Montevina will double Integrated Graphics performance

Looks promising but Intel's graphics division has a long history of overhyping, over promising, and under delivering on graphics performance. Remember how amazing the GMA 950 was supposed to be? It barely ran WoW on low settings. Even x3100 isn't very impressive, especially for all of the hype they had on it. From the stuff they gave to me you'd swear it was like having an 8800GT in your notebook.They also have a recent history of running much better on certain games than other ones so I am being pessimistic about it.

There, that's my angry old man rant for the day.

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Hi, is Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520 enough for HD movies?
--> Asus TP301U-ADW057T VivoBook Flip 13.3" Laptop/ Notebook (i3-6100U, 4GB, 500GB, Integrated, W10H)
click here usage is watching movies which will be connected to the HD TV and listening to music. Also, will save tons of movies and music. No gaming at all.
Perhaps I should go for Asus TP301U-JDW053T VivoBook Flip 13.3" Laptop/ Notebook (i5-6200U, 4GB, 1TB, NV 920M, W10H) ?
click here you recommend this model as I could hardly find any full reviews of it. Thanks so much.

Answer:Hi, is Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520 enough?

Easily good enough for HD movies which are 30fps 1080i.
click here benchmarks all the Intel HD chips

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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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Should I be concerned about the apparently low 2d vector graphic performance.  Seemed to be the lowest off all the benchmarks when I ran PassMark.  I have updated drivers, are there settings somewhere I should change?
Note from Moderator:  Image(s) >50k converted to link(s).

Answer:Poor 2d gfx performance on T510 i7-620m integrated graphics

Integrated graphics aren't particulary quick, however it is possible that this will improve as drivers become more mature.  Do you have matched memory in your system or is it a mis-matched (odd number) amount of ram?

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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Hi, first of all i'm not really that clever with computers. I'm just gettin a new one which has"integrated intel extreme graphics". Can anyone tell me if it is any good. I currently have a geforce 256. is that worse or better?

Answer:Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics

It seems to be worse from here.

# i845GL (integrated Intel Extreme)
# i865G (integrated Intel Extreme 2)
# V4 4500
# Rage Fury MAXX
# nForce 420 (integrated GF2 MX)
# Kyro
# Radeon VE 7000
# GF 256 SDRClick to expand...

Rated from worst(top) to best bottom. Note this is only a section of the chart, there are better and worse than the listed above. Bottom of page for chart.

Hopefully it has an agp expansion slot so you can install a decent graphics card, but sadly many computers with intel extreme graphics completely lack this slot, and hence are stuck with very low end graphics.

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dell inspiron 6000 with up to 128mb memory intel 915gm.integrated chip on intel site says has "dynamic video memory technology" to dynamically allocate up to 128mb of system memory for graphics usage. is there a way to set the memory to use 128mb all the time or just accept that memory size wll be set automatically.

Answer:integrated intel graphics question

If the option to set is not in BIOS then you cannot change it

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Hi everyone..

i bought an ATI Radeon 9250 256MB PCI (since i dont have AGP or PCI-e slots) and installed it yesterday..
i made the huge mistake of not unistalling the Intel Integrated Graphics card and drivers before putting my new card in the pc..
the video card runs fine Doom 3 fine on 1024 x 768.. however its kinda laggy so i lowered the resolution and what happens next its that the menus and words look really blurry.. and i believe its the integrated graphics card thats interferieng..

i tried unistalling the drivers.. it asks me to restart, i do so.. however they re-appear on the Add/Remove Programs..
i disabled the card through Control Panel-System-Hardware-Device Manager.. restart.. and the card is enabled mysteriously..
i used DriverCleaner too.. remove the drivers and it still was there..

however i think that everytime i restart and log on after unistalling the drivers, the windows update icon appears in the system tray.. maybe its downloading drivers again?? i dont know..

so what should i do remove my new card delete all the drivers and install it all again???

Answer:Uninstalling Intel Integrated Graphics..

What pc have you got???

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 (6 GB RAM, i5-480M) that I'd like to see if I can force to allocate a higher minimum amount of RAM to the integrated graphics. By default I believe it allocatea 64 MB or 128 MB and is supposed to increase as needed, but I don't believe it is increasing as it appears to perform as if it was using only 64 or 128 MB of video memory.

Is there a way I can make the integrated graphics allocate a higher minimum amount of RAM to itself?

Answer:Allocate more RAM to Intel integrated graphics?

I believe there's a way to specify how much video memory an application will have available by typing a command on the game console. So the command depends on the game, and since some games (specially new ones) don't have a in-game console, there's always options to input commands, usually by a .txt file directly on the game install folder.

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So, the reason why I want to disable it, is that I use Adobe Illustrator nearly everyday, and there is a setting for GPU Performance. Sometimes it is enabled and sometimes it isn't. I think the reason behind this is because I think that Illustrator gets confused with the use of 2 GPU's. As I am also using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (4GB VRAM) too.
I would like to know if there will be consequences or changes if I disable the integrated graphics. Like, will there be a slight performance change etc. The integrated graphics is Intel HD Graphics 530.

Answer:Should I disable my Intel integrated graphics?

Yes. It's highly recommended to disable it through BIOS.

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I have a new H50-50 desktop with Intel core i-3 processor and Intel HD 4400 integrated graphics that I snagged on a Black Friday sale. This came with Win10 installed. It sometimes seems to crash. A message comes on the screen very briefly and says the graphics card stopped but is now working. This last happened on Amazon when the screen suddenly went black and it seems to happen more often now. I ran Lenovo Solutions Hardware Scan each time it has happened and it never finds any problems. Is this likely a driver issue? 

Answer:Intel Integrated Graphics Keeps Crashing On New H50-50

Good day and welcome to the community.
Have a look at this solved thread:
Does it help?

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I get this everytime I wake from sleep, sometimes my laptop screen just does not come on and I have to close the lid and try again. Anyone else get this?

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So, the reason why I want to disable it, is that I use Adobe Illustrator nearly everyday, and there is a setting for GPU Performance. Sometimes it is enabled and sometimes it isn't. I think the reason behind this is because I think that Illustrator gets confused with the use of 2 GPU's. As I am also using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (4GB VRAM) too.
I would like to know if there will be consequences or changes if I disable the integrated graphics. Like, will there be a slight performance change etc. The integrated graphics is Intel HD Graphics 530.

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Can you tell me which is better for an Intel quad core processor : Intel integrated 2000 or Nvidia Geforce Gt 610 2gb??

I want to use for gaming.

The specs below are for my old cpu and motherboard. I have to install the new ones. I'm getting an 3rd Gen i5 Cpu which has Integrated Graphics 2000. So my query is whether i should use the integrated one or my Nvidia 610.


Answer:Intel Integrated Graphics Vs Nvidia

You would want a GTX 750 Ti if you like playing games on low-med and sometimes high. The GeForce GT 610 is not a gaming card and is just an entry-level meaning it's for office or HTPC use.

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Any chance of finding drivers for 915GM chipset graphics for 64bit or at least 32bit?

Answer:Intel 915GM integrated graphics

Go here.

Click the "Run Intel Driver Update Utility." It will find the newest and available drivers.


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Hi everyone, I am going to buy a new computer this month. The one I have in mind is a dell inspiron i580-6736NBC with these specifications:
procesor - intel core i3 - 3.2 GHz
cache memory - 4 Mb
Ram - 6 Gb DDR3 SDRAM
graphics - integrated intel hd
power supply - 300 w
I would like to play some games, but I don't know if I can with this graphic card? I want to upgrade the video card in order to play games such as modern warfare 2, gta IV, or test drive. What graphic card do you suggest to me, without upgrading the power supply?

Thank you for reading!!!

Answer:Upgrading the integrated Intel graphics

I would like to play some games, but I don't know if I can with this graphic card? I want to upgrade the video card in order to play games such as modern warfare 2, gta IV, or test drive. What graphic card do you suggest to me, without upgrading the power supply?Click to expand...

Not very good ones...

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Hi Friends,I am about to buy a dell pc with Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics. Do I need to buy a separate graphic card to get a TV out?The processor is : Intel 845GV+ chipset 2.8 GHz Pentium 4The audio is : Integrated AC'97 AudioThe optical drive is : 16X DVD DriveThank you all,-NP

Answer:Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics and TV Out

Any ideas ? Please help! My proposal might sound unusual as I am a beginner. -NP

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So... I was reading and article and found out that the they have an integrated graphics.
I was wondering how these gpu's rank against this list.
And also, how much less power would they consume compared to say an ATI Mobility Radeon 4530?

I couldn't find a straight answer on google.

Answer:Intel Core i3/5/7 integrated graphics

I actually agree, i could not find an answer either. Only thing i could find are the benchmarks for the CPU's themselves and not the graphics chip on them.

It is meant to be better than the Intel 4500 though if that helps.

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Well, I just installed the RC of Windows 7 yesterday, I quad-booted it with XP, 98 (its gangster), and Ubuntu. I am already running into some problems.

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270, which has an Intel Integrated Graphics 82865G graphics card. When I got everything set up, I went to change the resolution, and it was stuck at 640x480, and I couldn't change it. I have tried countless drivers, but nothing has helped. Anybody have any help?

By the way, I used Vista for like a day or two, and my graphics card worked fine, but I went back to XP, so I don't really know about how it works on Vista.

Answer:Intel Integrated Graphics 82865G Help

Tried loads of suggestions with no luck then read this simple solution on a blog.

Went to BIOS on start up and adjusted Video card buffer from 1MB to 8MB, very painless. Gave me back all the configurations for screen display and resolution etc. Oh what joy!!

PS I have Dell Dimension 3000/82865G GFX/ Dell E173Fpc monitor.

Hope it works for you

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

Answer:Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2

It should run it if you get a processor(preferably a pentium 4 instead of a celeron) that's above 2ghz.
Neither intel extreme 2 or sis mirage2 are good at games. I have integrated intel extreme 2 graphics in my one system. If I use it I get a score of about 4,000 points on aquamark3(about 4 frames per second, a real slideshow), but when I use my nvidia 6600 graphics card I get about 40,000 points, (about 40frames per second, a reasonable rate). The 6600 128mb is about 10X as fast as intel extreme2. The 6600 costs about $110 usd. You need an agp or pci-express port to use the graphics card though, which most cheap dell systems don't have(they can't be upgraded cheaply).

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I recently got a new comp from Gateway; Intel P4 processor running Windows XP; the graphics controller is the 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV integrated piece. I would like to disable this ASAP in favor of a real graphics card; I have heard that on most motherboards with integrated graphics it is neccessary to disable the contoller manually through some sort of switch/jumper (in addition to disabling the driver). Can someone tell me where/how to locate this switch...I can't seem to find anything of the sort.....

Answer:disabling Intel Integrated graphics...

Disabling onboard system

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Just purchased a P4 Dimension 2400 with 3.06GHz processor, big hard disc and lots of RAM, but have noticed that it only comes with PCI slots not AGP ( I confess that even as a reasonably IT literate home user, the difference is way over my head).However, the P4 processor is hyped by Intel as having intel integrated extreme graphics that can apparently do everything except make the tea (and not play a few top-end latest games). This isn't necessarily a problem as we are not high-level gamers but the big question is:....How good is the integrated graphics and will slotting in a PCI graphics card later if we need it solve any future video problems if we do get into top-end gaming?Muffindog

Answer:Intel integrated extreme graphics

AGP beats PCI beats OnBoard....The point of having a separate card is to reduce the load on the main processor for producing graphics fast.Whilst i suspect the onboard will cope admirably now a PCI card will improve things as technology gets faster.AGP cards are better than PCI.

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Dear all,  Is it possible to daisy chain one 3440x1440 monitor (Dell U3415W) and standard 1920x1080 monitor with this laptop? That is can the graphics chip handle it? Not for games of course, just spreadsheets and such. If it can't, then would it help if I got a docking station? The specifications say: "Intel HD Graphics 520 in processor and NVIDIA GeForce® 940MX, 2GB memory; supports external digital monitor via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort; supports three independent displays; Max resolution: [email protected] (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable); [email protected] (HDMI)" But does that mean 3 independent monitors with each having [email protected] resolution or that the total resolution cannot exceed 3840x2160? Because one 3440x1440 and one 1920x1080 do exceed that 3840x2160 limit combined   (Product 20FH001BMS)Tamim Khawaja 

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I have an A3 lappy. The display driver is dated 2005 which is an Intel 915g obtained from the toshiba download site.

There have been numerous updates to the 915 driver from the Intel site but no update from the toshiba site.
Can I use the Intel drivers file to update my A3?

Answer:Tecra A3: Can I install Intel graphics driver from Intel website?


the drivers from Intel are not for notebooks.
So they normally don't work or in the worst case can damage the chip.

But you can try it on your own risk.
You can also look at newer notebook models which use the same (updated) driver. Sometimes this works.

Or search the internet if somebody provides a modified driver for notebooks.


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Hi, Could you tell me how to disable  integrated Intel HP  video Graphics 530 in HP Pavilion All-in-One - 27-n101a (Touch).  I looked it in the Bios, however, Bios is very simple without any advanced settings where we I can change Slot of Primary Graphics Adapter.If I disable it in Device Manager after Window Udates or Upgrade it is enabled again. Regards,Andrey

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Hello all,I am confused and can't seem to find an answer, you may be able to help?I'm upgrading my desktop and am considering a Dell 2400 with an Intel Pentium 4, this says it has integerated intel extreme graphics. I have also asked a pc shop to build a pc to certain spec and he has suggested a graphics card.I only intend to use the pc at most for editing pictures to upgrade a website and talking to my brother in Australia via webcam and audio.Is the integrated intel OK, and will I be able to/need to upgrade this in future - or should I opt for a decent graphics card?Many thanks

Answer:Integrated Intel Extreme or Graphics card???

For the things you want do do with the computer the integrated graphics will be ok. A graphics card is better for playing games. The motherboard in the computer may have an agp slot to fit a card if you need one in the future.

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I am running Windows 7 32 bit, which i have installed recently, and i am having trouble finding the driver for the integrated graphics for my system that will work with Win 7. Anyone please suggest me a suitable driver for use on win 7 x32. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Intel 82915G Integrated Graphics for Windows 7

Hi abasit93, Welcome to the forums, The Dell website only has the winxp drivers available Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States Your best bet is to go to the Intel website and download the driver from there Good luck with this

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Machine type is 1871-4AU.  Can I upgrade the graphics?  If not, is there anything like a list somewhere of the upgrades I can do?  I would also like to add a dvd burner.  I like the machine and have now dumped about a hunded bucks in memory and new keyboard so I figure I might as well upgrade what I can. 

Answer:Upgrade graphics on T43 with Intel Integrated adapter?

Also, if I wanted to upgrade my hard drive from the 40G I have, what specs should I look for?  I'd like to get atleast an 80G if not a 120G. Will this work? Nevermind, I just found all the thread about the 2010 error messages.  Thats a wasp nest I don't want to disturb.  I'll just get an external drive.Message Edited by T43nTexas on 11-07-2008 07:32 AMMessage Edited by T43nTexas on 11-07-2008 07:53 AM

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After updating my Dell precision m2800 to windows 10, my graphics card has stopped working. My AMD fire pro has stopped working. I have downloaded all of the suggested drivers and the graphics card shows up in device manager, but my laptop is not using it.

When I run Dell precision optimiser it confirms that the computer is using the Integrated intel graphics
Also when I run benchmarking software it confirms this too.
I have been trying to fix this for weeks, bu with no success. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


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Hi, Is it possible to have a triple head (3 external screens) setup with an L530, using the integrated Intel graphics chipset? I read that you can use the Mini-DP, VGA and laptop screen at the same time with the L530 (I can only do the former 2 with my L520 - tested to confirm). Is there a way to do this with 3 external screens, preferably with digital outputs, too? I'm aware of the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus providing the interface for this (2x DP, 1x DVI), but there seems to be some ambiguity over whether all three of these work with the L530. I have seen the link for the nVidia chipset (NVIDIA Optimus - ThinkPad Multiple Monitor Configurations), but that didn't help to answer my question either. If someone could clarify whether 3 *external* screens are possible on the L530 with/without the dock, it would be appreciated.

Answer:L530 Triple Head with Intel Integrated Graphics

BTW, the L530s we may be buying would be fitted with Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs - i5-3210M. My understanding is that the Ivy Bridge chips support 3 screens, up from 2 on the previous generation Sandy Bridge chips.

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Hey, I am at the end of the ropes on this one. I just can not seem to be able to update the graphic driver for my intel integrated graphics card.

The reason i want to update this is because i get this error when I try to start up:

Spoiler: Error

I found out that the driver version after the #1 is my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M card, but the one after the #2 is the Intel HD Graphics 4600. #2 is the one i need to update

I mainly need help finding the right driver that works for my laptop, I am told that only ones from the Toshiba website work, but the most recent driver is from 2013, which does not see right to me.

Here are my specs:
Toshiba Qosmio x75 a7170
Windows 8.1
Intel Core I7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M AND Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600

Answer:Updating Integrated Intel Graphics on Toshiba Laptop

Also i downloaded Intel Driver Updater Utility and i get this when it searched for Graphics drivers;

Spoiler: Intel Driver Updater Utility


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Greetings! I have recently ordered a Lenovo G510 with an Intel i5-4200M cpu and an AMD HD 8570M gpu. While waiting for my laptop, I have been doing some research regarding any issues I might face (something that would make me really upset, since it took me forever to decide which laptop to purchase for my needs, university and work related tasks and some gaming, and it really cost me a considerable - compared to my budget - amount of money) and I came across a problem that people face when they upgrade to windows 8.1 or downgrade  to windows 7. As other users have stated, the "switchability" of the graphics malfunctions on every os apart from the pre-installed windows 8 (I'm not sure if it doesn't malfunction in that case as well). That being said, I want to ask whether such problems existed and if they persist. I suspect they are caused by driver issues, so they should have been fixed with the release of an appropriate driver.  I'm eagerly waiting for anyone's response, thanks!

Answer:[G510] Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics and AMD HD 8570M

A fast response could save me from buying a laptop that i won't be able to get to work, so bump  I also failed to note that I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and I don't plan to stick with Windows 8, so if the gpu won't work after the upgrade it would be a dealbreaker for me..

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I have a HP Pavilion 533w machine with an integrated Intel 82845 graphics card. I have a new ATI Radeon card that I want to install. However, I am getting errors because of the onboard Intel card. I have disabled the card in the device manager but this is not helping. I need to figure out which jumpers to change on the motherboard. I believe the motherboard is a GL_VE motherboard, however I can not find any info. on how to disable this card so the PC does not recognize it. The BIOS is also of the "Phoneix" make and it has beenr ecently flashed, however, ther eis no option to NOT recognize the onboard BIOS. Can anyone tell me which jumpers to change or where I can go to find out?

Thank you!

Answer:disabling Intel integrated graphics card 82845 G

Try contacting HP about it.

I would think there would be some kind of option in the BIOS to disable it though... are you sure you looked hard enough? It could have a different name such as onboard VGA, onboard display device, display device selection or something similar.

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I'm have vivobook x456ur while playing games it doesn't use my dedicated gpu instead it uses intel hd graphics that's why I wanted to know How to switch from integrated intel graphics to dedicated nvidia ?

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Please, if here is an owner of a ZBook with nVidia Graphics, answer me this Question: If you set in BIOS this Option: "Hybrid graphics enabled", is your nVidia Card still visible in device manager? I have a lot of trouble since my ZBook has BIOS-Version 1.36, so this answer is very important for me. Best Regards ant thanks from Michael

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I need part numbers for compatible system boards with integrated Intel graphics. My Pavilion was excluded from the recall/class action and the GPU finally failed. This laptop essential to my non-profit classical orchestra. Thanks!

Answer:Replacing system board with Intel integrated graphics (not...

See here:  

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I've been getting this issue since I updated my motherboard BIOS from it's initial version, which I'm going to assume was F4 as it's been a while but I truly don't remember, to F7 and an F8a BIOS Gigabyte support gave me to try and resolve issues with graphics card compatibility.

It seems that whenever the intel graphics accelerator on my Core i5 4670K is disabled, set to a power saving mode, or has intel HD graphics drivers installed, I'll get these freezing crashes, usually within 30 minutes of either booting into Windows or installing intel HD graphics, that require a force reboot. When this happens, and I press my hard reset button, my computer will shut down for a few seconds before starting up again, much like when updating a BIOS or maybe overclocking the CPU.

Now, I've been safe from this issue if I just leave the IGP enabled constantly and don't install drivers, but I guess I finally got off my butt and decided to ask around about this issue, as this seems to be subject to me and my setup. This issue has persisted through a PSU upgrade, and through Windows 8.1 to 10.

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I've been getting this issue since I updated my motherboard BIOS from it's initial version, which I'm going to assume was F4 as it's been a while but I truly don't remember, to F7 and an F8a BIOS Gigabyte support gave me to try and resolve issues with graphics card compatibility.

It seems that whenever the intel graphics accelerator on my Core i5 4670K is disabled, set to a power saving mode, or has intel HD graphics drivers installed, I'll get these freezing crashes, usually within 30 minutes of either booting into Windows or installing intel HD graphics, that require a force reboot. When this happens, and I press my hard reset button, my computer will shut down for a few seconds before starting up again, much like when updating a BIOS or maybe overclocking the CPU.

Now, I've been safe from this issue if I just leave the IGP enabled constantly and don't install drivers, but I guess I finally got off my butt and decided to ask around about this issue, as this seems to be subject to me and my setup. This issue has persisted through a PSU upgrade, and through Windows 8.1 to 10.

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This is my first post so if there is something i didn't include please advice, also if this is in the wrong section I apologize.
I was very frustrated about a game, not using the dedicated GPU. In my frustration i disabled from the device manager the intel graphics. Suddenly my screen resized, nothing seemed to work so i forced restart. The asus logo appears and is followed by a "windows blue" screen (not BSOD).
I've search online for similar problems,
Things I already tried to avail:
1) I have tried reseting the bios by opening the laptop itself and removing the bios battery.
2) I connected the laptop through VGA and HDMI to another monitor, bot report "no signal"
3) I have tried different combinations of keys to enter bios or safemode, none work
4) [Not a solution but i had no ideas left] I have tried enabling the card "blind" using the keyboard, start+r -> devmgmt.msc etc since i just cant see, it didn't work though i then tried to alt+f4 and shut down and it failed. conclusion maybe the problem isnt the integrated graphics?
5) Booting through a new windows disk, didn't boot. I want to believe that the boot priority is set to hdd for this.

What I concluded so far is that I need windows access to enable access to my bios.
I'm all out of ideas, and very frustrated any help would be greatly appreciated.

My Specs:
Laptop Asus F550C
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M 2gb
6gb ram
win 8.1 64bit

Answer:I disabled intel integrated graphics, asus laptop win 8.1

Welcome to the forum!

Yea, on these laptops disabling the Intel GPU is not wise as it also controls the discrete GPU.

You mention you can't get into Bios or boot from a DVD. This is before Windows even loads so you should be able to do both. On my machine I can get into bios if I hold the F2 key down while prssing the power button. Don't know exactly which key is your bios key.

Once in bios you need to set the boot order to boot from the DVD, then do a repair install.

PS: Would also suggest getting an external drive and get in the habit of making an image at least every couple weeks. Most imaging software lets you create a boot disc so you can restore the image even if the computer crashes.

PPS: Looked it up and your bios key should be F2.

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I am trying to run Dishonored game of the year edition on my laptop y510p, single gt 755m. But it's not running and giving a .cpp fatal error. But please note, when I right click on the exe and try running the game using the Intel HD graphics card, it runs just fine, and performs quite well to be honest.  This leads to me believe that there are no issues with the installation, and there is some issue that the game has for this particular notebook with dual graphics card. The game is running fine for people on Windows 8 on this laptop itself, as is evident from the youtube video below. Please note I had upgraded to windows 8.1   Is there any possible way I can get it to run using the nvidia graphics card? On disabling the Intel graphics card from the device manager, the game starts up fine, just simply "lags" like its a ppt presentation, meaning it give terrible terrible performance. Can anyone please advise me on this?  

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Hi guys.

I had definitely decided on getting myself a Phenom II X4 940 BE the coming week. However today I noticed some gaming benchmarks in which the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 came out on top over the Phenom II 940.

By getting the Phenom will I be compromising on gaming performance? I'm buying the new processor as I don't get very playable frame rates in Crysis / Assassin's Creed with my XFX 9800 GT as I'm still using a Pentium 4 2.93 GHz.


Answer:Intel E8400 And AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE Gaming Performance

Either chip will do fine in gaming. The big question is what type of motherboard do you currently have? If it is one that supports the e8400, I would just go that route and save money. Otherwise you would have to buy a new motherboard to go with the phenom. The e8400 is also very overclockable, I have mine at 3.8ghz for 24/7 use, and my mb is what is holding it back. If you need to buy a new motherboard regardless, you can't go wrong either way. Most games today won't fully utilize more than 2 cores, but future games may use more cores. I would even suggest even looking at a q8400/q9400 if your motherboard supports them.

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Hi all, this is my first post in this forum and all i have to offer are unsolved problems, which i would like to apologize for... ;}The thing is that i purchased a T61 for actually improving my personal workflow and so far it turned out to be the opposite, maybe due to my "this would make sense, why isn't it that way?"-approach. To tell the story briefly:  I downgraded the T61 (model#: 6463-4yg, integrated Intel graphics, windows vista business preinstalled) to windows XP after making a set of product-recovery CD's.The problems i encountered and that somehow bug me to this day are: [1]when i reinstall my system using the recovery-cd's i made with windows Vista, Thinkvantage "Rescue & Recovery" is gone, though it was definetly installed when i made the backup. Accordingly, the blue Thinkvantage-button does not do anything at startup but complaining and telling me to press "Ctrl+Alt+Del" because MBR seems to be faulty. [2]Updating  "Rescue & Recovery" from the factory installed version 3.x to 4.x, which was done by SystemUpdate under Vista rendered the factory-provided system backup on the hidden partition invisible to "R&R" and thus absolutely useless. [3] After downgrading from Vista to XP, there are 2 devices listed as graphics adapter in the device manager, when under Vista it was only one. Having the Intel media accellerator driver updated once more from the lenovo homepage didn't change anything and viewing the syst... Read more

Answer:T61 configuration hassle after XP-downgrade (Intel Integrated Graphics, R&R, SystemUpdate)

van_Houten, you have me confused; van_Houten wrote:   I downgraded the T61 ... to windows XP after making a set of product-recovery CD's.  and then you write; [1]when i reinstall my system using the recovery-cd's i made with windows Vista,   and then; [3] After downgrading from Vista to XP  Which OS do you now have installed? What are exactly the problems you are experiencing at the moment?    

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This is getting very frusturating.  Bought my T61 in March and I have been getting BSOD since I bought it. However, they are now more frequent and occur more than once a day. I am using Windows Vista Ultimate.  I do not have Intel Turbo Memory and I am using the integrated graphics. This is the BSOD message: Problem signature:  Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen  OS Version:    6.0.6001.  Locale ID:    1033Additional information about the problem:  BCCode:    19  BCP1:    0000000000000020  BCP2:    FFFFF88006E69FB0  BCP3:    FFFFF88006E69FD0  BCP4:    0000000005020105  OS Version:    6_0_6001  Service Pack:    1_0  Product:    256_1

Answer:BSOD, T61 with integrated graphics and no Intel Turbo Memory hardware

I'd talk with Lenovo customer support. It may be something really simple and I hope it is.

ThinkPad T23, 2647 HU8, Based on 2647-8RU: PIII-M 1.20GHz (512KB), 512MB RAM, 40.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x8x24x/8x CDRW/DVD, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet(CDC), WinXP Home, Linksys Wireless B adapter.

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Hi, I have a Y510 with integrated intel graphics (GMA X3100) running vista home premium. I was wondering if anyone else with a similar system has noticed that their screen flickers from time to time. It seems to be triggered by vista's aero glass effects most of the time--for example, it would happen when I click on the start button (and bring up the glassy start menu) or when I minimize a window (with the animated minimize effect). I'm not saying it flickers every time, just once in a while. If I have a video playing in the background, it seems to happen more often. It's not a huge deal, but somewhat of an annoyance. So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this or has a suggestion for solving this problem.

Answer:screen flicker on y510 with vista, intel integrated graphics

I've got the Y510 with the lower quality GMA 3100 and the lower end T2330 processor and definately get the occasional flicker, especially with graphic intensive programs or games. I rarely get it with movies, but I do get it. It is annoying when it happens, but since I paid well under 500 for the system, I can't complain! (On sale, 1 instant rebate, 2 mail-in rebates, already received)

Beer... It does a body good!

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Hi guys,
I have a Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7460) Series Laptop with Intel HD Graphics 620 (Integrated) + GeForce 940 MX, and I'm developing a QT GPU/OpenGL application, but I cannot run my software in GeForce 940 MX because it is freezing. I receive a white screen and not responding message. The freezing occurs with Automatic Driver Selection and Forced mode. I'm lost and don't know where to find a solution.
What can I do? What is happening? Could someone help me?

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This happened once in Windows 7 aswell, but after I installed Windows 10 I have had more time to play and this has happened atleast 4 times already. The whole computer freezes and it requires me to do a hard-reset for it to seemingly go back to normal again until I play something.

Edit: I have downloaded the newest graphics drivers with the Intel(R) Driver Update Utility 2.6
I also barely have any downloaded programmes on my computer: Spotify, Google Chrome, Discord, Runescape, League of Legends, Intel(R) Driver Update Utility 2.6.

Answer:Windows 10 freezes while playing games with Intel integrated graphics

What games are you playing? Do you have a dedicated graphics card installed?

I'm almost certain that your integrated graphics on that CPU (Intel HD Graphics 4000) is causing your problems. It just can't handle those games. It may even be over heating a little which could be a serious problem.

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Hey everyone. The issue I'm having is when I login in to my computer or loading specific applications it is color swapping from a default color configuration to a custom color profile calibration I made within the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel. I'm wondering if there are any solutions to avoid the color swapping by maybe loading the Intel integrated graphics driver before startup(if that's possible)?My Computer system is an Acer 5755g Laptop.

Answer:Hack laptop BIOS Intel integrated graphics driver

Advanced graphics drivers run within the operating system so there is no way to have those load before OS boots. The initial screen runs off a basic graphics driver embedded as part of BIOS. To alter the behavior of the initial screen you would need to embed the full blown graphics driver and your personalized settings within a custom bios. Good luck writing your own bios. Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Couldn't find intel integrated graphics in my omen 17 w101nx running with nvidia 1070. Tried installing intel graphics driver but failed .( error : donot meet requirements)

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Hello everyone,

I have Satellite L500 laptop with intel i3-330M processor
the specifications [page|] says it has integrated HD graphics chip but I can't see it in my device list or anywhere else
how can I turn it on or whatewer?

Answer:Satellite L500 - I cannot see integrated Intel HD Graphics in Core i3-330M


Satellite L500-xxx was equipped with an additional graphic chip (I assume it?s ATI GPU).
Why you want to use the graphic of your CPU if another GPU is already available?

I?m in the assumption that this integrated HD graphics chip would work only if no additional graphic chip would be available on the mobo?
Furthermore I found this notification on the Intel page:

+Intel? Graphics Technology provides a visually stunning experience optimized for Blu-ray* and HD video with Windows Vista* support? and comes standard with many notebooks, desktop computers and motherboards? *without the need to add an external and costly graphics card*+

and this:

+Integrated Graphics may not be available on all computing systems. Please reference the system, motherboard or chipset specifications for compatibility+

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Hi. I have a problem with my integrated graphics card not fitting the resolution to the screen. The resolution is always too big. It would be nice if i could get this to work, because i edit videos, and i only have 1 Square monitor that isn't even really that big. I have tried going into Windows 7 Screen Resolution to tinker with settings, but no success. So then i went into the Integrated Graphics card settings, and nothing worked there either. I am stuck at a lose. I have a picture, showing where the picture gets cut off on the 19". Windows Media Player is set to where i can see it. Any bigger and it would get cut off.

Answer:Intel HD Integrated Graphics wont display proper Resolution

So i have solved this issue by myself. Not saying how, but i did.

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Just want to share the news that I was able to install the new Intel Chipset drivers that add OpenGL 2.0 support to their integrated graphics chips, such as the X3100.

This driver was released in December 2008 and even though Intel recommends waiting for OEM versions from Toshiba, I decided to try theirs.

Links and more info are found in this thread: 0&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems& lang=eng

This new driver is for all laptops with the following chipsets:

Intel(R) G31 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G33 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G35 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G43 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G45 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Q33 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Q43 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GL40 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GL960 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GLE960 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GM965 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GME965 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GS45 Express Chipset

Maybe someone will try the exe file installation and report back -
I followed the manual installation instructions and for now everything works fine.

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Answer:Satellite Pro L300 - OpenGL 2.0 support for Intel Integrated Graphics

Hi mate?

First of all thanks a lot?

I?ve got a U400 and I have installed a Intel graphic card driver from the Intel page too.
I didn?t execute the exe file but I updated my driver in device manager.
This worked fine.

Also I read here in the forum that drivers from external pages can be used only at the own risk because such drivers are not tested and not certified by Toshiba?

However, my U400 run trouble free till now.

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Hello guys,I have an issue with my laptop, which is not critical, but still pretty annoying. While performance of AMD6630 is pretty amazing for 13" laptop, my integrated Intel performs at 50% of expected performance from various benchmarks with the same configuration (3D Mark 03 - 5700 vs 10 000 at notebookcheck etc.). The same situation occurs in games, performance of AMD is 4-8x better, when it should be 2-3x better in general. Even 9 years old Colin McRae Rally 3 runs 25-30fps in 1024*768 high details. I“ve tried updating to unofficial 12.3 Leshcat drivers, but the performance hadn“t improved at all.  Of course I can use just AMD, but I“d like to use Intel when playing on battery or playing less demanding games to save energy and generate less heat and noise.  So, I wonder: Is it a bug or a feature? (e.g. Intel is underclocked even in 3D mode to  save energy and usage of AMD for every 3D app is expected)Could please some of you share your experience or at least 3D mark 03 score?Thanks!

Answer:E320 - switchable graphics - integrated Intel performs worse than expected

Thanks for help guys...and e-mail support is for Ideapad users only (WHY?). Expected better support from IBM than that

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I'm looking for solutions that might let me delay going for a new computer system. If anyone knows of changes I can make with what I have or something easy to get....any master computer tweakers out there who know of anything that can help?:

I've downloaded but cannot access the software for Blue Mars - runs on the Cryengine. My computer has the Mobile Intel (R) 945GM Express Chipset Family for graphics (none dedicated for video). The specs to enter this 3-D world are high compared to what I have. The new Vidock external graphics card, apparently, will not help me. So far, random tweaks by gamers I've come across do not seem to apply to me:


Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Laptop
Genuine Intel CPU T2080 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz
RAM 1014 MB

(It's been explained that the graphics chip is integrated into the motherboard)

84.4 GB used
25.8 GB free space

And: 1.99 GB
1.86 GB Ram via a USB flash drove activated with (free) Readyboost for Vista.

Total Available Graphics Memory: 256 MB (can this be increased safely?)
Dedicated Video Memory: 0 MB
System Video Memory: 64 MB
Shared System Memory: 192 MB
("Change Settings" is disabled under the Troubleshooting tab = no options there)
Blue Mars Specs:

Platform x86 PC or Mac via Boot Camp
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit)
CPU 2Ghz AMD or Intel Dual Core
RAM Memory 2 GB on XP, 4GB on Vista (from what I'm hearing s... Read more

Answer:Blue Mars 2150: Cannot Open with Intel Integrated Graphics - Laptop

The Intel GMA945GM uses system memory, the amount will increase with the amount of RAM installed - to a point, I think 256Mb is max.

It is not fully Directx 9 compliant eg., it does not support hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L)

It is only fully OpenGL compliant to OpenGL1.4, it offloads some OpenGL 1.6 and higher commands to the CPU in some kind of emulation.

Basically, if the software was written using instructions above those that can be run natively by the 945, it won't work.

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Basically i'm buying a computer for my house and the other people who live here play games and i want to know if that chip will run games like wow or warhammer when it comes out

Answer:Is a Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 good enough to run games?

Try searching google for it and reading user reviews

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HiI am getting repeated errors from the Intel Integrated Graphics card (on the Intel i3 chip as I understand it) in my brand-new B320.I checked via a tool from Intel that my drivers were up-to-date (version checked via Device Manager Update Drivers that my driver was up-to-date.I attempted to uninstall and re-install my driver BUT the uninstall reverted me to a VGA Adapter (so my screen was then running in a low res 800x600 mode!) and I could not even then see the Intel Integrated Graphics card in Device Manager to be able to re-install the driver against (even if I ran scan for new hardware): I had to restore to a System Restore Point - so the problem has of course come back.I have even had one error where the screen then went completely blank and nothing would bring it back: I had to power off the PC (Ouch!)PLEASE advise how I rectify this incredibly frustrating problem step-by-step.  

Answer:Repeated error from Intel integrated Graphics card in my brand-new B320

hey johnestlea,i was going through the download list of the B320 here : could not find any driver with the version for the Intel Integrated Graphic Card. Where did you get that version ?

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I need really Help How to get a high index Subscore. iam Using Windows 7 Ultimante need help Asap! thank you and Godbless

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Mozilla developers have launched a new online tool that tells Firefox users whether popular add-on components such as Java or QuickTime are up to date.

To boost security, Mozilla launches plug-in checker

Answer:To boost security, Mozilla launches plug-in checker.

Its still under construction bu they do have the top plugins now.

Thanks JMH

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I bought a new laptop with 3D business and gaming graphics performance index is 5.7, and my old desktop is 4.3. Even that, the laptop cant play my game (CosmicBreak), but the old desktop can. When i lunch game on my new laptop, it mostly freeze all the time. It is not the problem of display driver, i installed the latest version. And it is not the problem of connection either, i checked it out.
So, what is the problem? Can anyone give me some advices in this case? Here is my cpu-z valiadation link:
CPU-Z Validator 3.1

Answer:3D business and gaming graphics performance is wrong?

Hi ducnh,Welcome to the forums, Here is a link To GPU-Z GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility you would be better providing the results for that ! I think you may be hitting a bottleneck some where along the line please post the results of GPU-Z here and our experts will look into it for you

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Can this increase my video performance in anyway?

Answer:What does Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer (GPA) do?

I dunno, have u tried playing around with it? Do a google search?

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Just a heads up for people looking to get a little more performance from the Intel on CPU graphics... I noticed that Lenovo has updated the Intel graphics drivers to version My i5 X220 Win 7 x64 machine had installed, and I decided to go ahead and install the recent update. After installing this and rebooting, I re-ran the Windows Experience Index assessment and noticed that the Graphics subscore has moved to 6.3 from the prior 5.9. The Gaming graphics subscore remains the same as before at 6.3. I haven't noticed any day to day difference yet, but perhaps others will. Note that this update isn't showing up in Lenovo System Update (at least not for me anyway). But you can manually download and install from the link above.

Answer:Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Well it did quite the opposite to me. My graphics score move to 4.2 from 4.7 and gaming graphics move to 5.7 from 6.1.How on earth did you have that high scores for graphics to even begin with? Mine is X220 i5 also.

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I have an Ideapad Z575 & Z580.The Z575 runs Win7, 8GB RAM, i5-2450M with Intel HD Graphics 3000.The Z580 runs Win8, 6GB RAM, i5-3210M with Intel HD Graphics 4000. In performance testing using Microsoft Experience Index, the Intel 3000 got aGraphics score of 6.3. The Intel 4000 got a Graphics score of 4.9. Both operating systems have been updated as well as downloading the latest Intel drivers.What I can't understand is the performance of the Intel 4000 which should be better than 3000. Unless the Win8 implementation is poor.

Answer:Intel Graphics 3000 vs 4000 Performance

My HD4000 in Win7 x64 with the same i5-3210M gets WEI of 6.5 for graphics and gaming, I dont have Win8, maybe Microsoft have reduced the WEI score in Win8 to account for new hardware, as 7.9 was the max in Win7 and my SSD got 7.9

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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Greetings Tech Gurus.

I have received a Gaming PC for Christmas with the following specs:

INTEL Kaby Lake i5 7600K 3.8Ghz/4.2Ghz Turbo
16GB DDR4 2133Mhz Crucial
240GB SSD - 1TB Sata3 HDD -
These specs are moderately good, but when running a game such as GTA V, I am getting 30-40fps on the lowest settings, I checked out this video --> he has the same specs but lower ram and he is running smoothly while recording on high specs.

This led to me investigating,

I have two graphics cards on my systems as I found out in Device Manager - Display Adapters, the graphics cards are: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

I would like help in setting my NVIDIA graphics card as the default one, I have some experience, but a tutorial would be very helpful and much appreciated.

I'm using the ASUS BIOS and have access to it.

Thank you very much,
Chris J.

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Helloo,I am new in the community.I bought lenovo y50 last month.It comes with Nvidia Geforce gtx 860M dedicated graphics and Intel HD 4600 intigrated graphics. Its a gaming laptop though i am facing some leggings in some high permorfance games.Can i use The Nvidia Geforce Graphics and Indigrated Intel HD graphycs..both while gaming......?? Thank you...Help will be appreciated....


Go to Solution.

Answer:Using Nvidia Geforce and Intel hd graphics both at once for gaming

Only the dedictaed GPU will be used during gaming (860M)
This card is good enough to play most new games at med/high settings?
What kind of problems are you facing?
Which game and what settings are you playing on?
Have you enabled Tessellation, Ambient Occlusion or MSAA in the game?

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Can Intel Hd Graphics use ReadyBoost 8GB USB memory for Gaming instead of the System Memory, if not; Is there an Application, or software that does that for me.

Answer:Can Intel Hd Graphics use USB ReadyBoost memory for Gaming?

"Can Intel Hd Graphics use readyboost memory for Gaming instead of the System Memory"No.The operational and performance characteristics of a flash drive are totally wrong for use in the graphics system. If it was somehow implemented it would hold performance back, not improve it.For all practical purposes a flash drive is a disk drive, even if it is called memory.

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I want a good graphics card that runs all games. For about $50 not $100. I have Intel and windows vista. When I play half-life 2 there is low frame rates and i cant fix that. So it laggs. And Joint Operations wont run. Whats a good one?

Answer:Good gaming graphics card Intel

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Is there any way to improve the performance of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU for the Lenovo G580 (model 20157, Windows 8 Pre-loaded)? This is the only gpu availiable on the model that I have. Is it possible to increase the VRAM?

Answer:Improving Intel HD Graphics 3000 performance on Lenovo G580

Hi acemod13,
Thanks for Posting!
Unfortunately the VRAM in ideapads are BIOS locked,
Memory remapping is not an option to increase the Shared memory for the Integrated GPU.
Solid Cruver

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Hi all, I just installed yesterday the new verison of a famous card games (MTG arena) ...I'm very surprised of the poor video performance of the game even with very low video game parameters It is a cards game ! not a 3D game like star wars battlefront II )))the game ask for 1GB VRAMthe intel 520 could grow up to 1,5 GB on the main RAM of the computer (i have 8 gB RAM !!!) I first checked the drivers and installed the lenovo service bridgeGraphic pilot was up to dateReminder : no possibility to install directly the intel driver  I checked the battery parameters in the HD 520 menu and set maximal performance I then go to the bios and saw no possibility to raise the VRAM of the gaphic chipset  I then installed the SISOFT SANDRA benchmarkI ran it (GPU cruptograme test) and compared to SISOFT saved results on their website My score is only 30% the SISOFT saved result !!! Is there something more to do or should I change my computer ???(and not for a lonovo one, if intel chipsets are under performing .... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Thankx in advance for your help

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I play minecraft and I would like to record, is this a good enough graphics card to do this?

Answer:Is intel 82865g graphics controller good for gaming?

Woooooohhhh, that's some old tech lol.

Can't imagine you would be getting awfully good frame rates with something like that. However, it should be alright to record using fraps, just give it a go (fraps is free) and see if it works.

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any opinions? i know a lot of people say intell... but no stores really give good descriptions if they off load or not. i need one for vistax64...

i want one that offloads the processes to the nic from the cpu... reducing cpu%

also anyone who has seen ping improvements welcome

i imagine the killer nic could be out done by something else... any ideas for offloading tweaks?

Answer:best off loading low cpu high performance nic for gamers?

For gaming traffic, you will not get any noticeable performance increase from a network card with TCP offloading. If you were running jumbo-frame iSCSI yes, running a highly utilized server yes, gaming no.

Intel NICs With TCP-Offload:

Large Send Off-load/TCP Segmentation Off-load Compatible with Large Send Off-load feature of Microsoft Windows* Server 2003, 2000 and XP which enables wire speed performance with low CPU utilization

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After the last automatic driver update the screen gets gray fuzzy after waking from sleep. Other people are also getting the same problem (see this forum). The problem seems to be happening only with this laptop in particular and, therefore, I ask Dell for help.
Please don't tell me to rollback the driver and edit the registry to stop automatic updates.

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Ok, I want to know the difference between gaming mice and just normal mice. Now i know gaming mice have more dpi and more bells and whistles.. but it's a mouse.. what's the difference? If I wanted more sensitivity I'd just turn it up to max. Sure, I've heard from friends you can add weight to the mice and it'll have momentum.. but really is there a huge difference? <---million dollar question.

I really need to try a gaming mouse someday, see if there really is any difference.

I have Logitech V450 Nano. I like it because it has a small small usb and it's wireless, perfect for laptops. Where can I compare this to a gaming mouse?

Answer:Do gamers really need gaming mice?

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Hi there,
Due to my P100-434 dying on me, I am looking at upgrading to the P300-19N, this has the Intel® GMA X3100 with up to 358 MB total available graphics memory with 2 GB system memory.

I'm wondering, basically, if this card is good enough for running the 'Aero' interface found in Vista, I know this is a stupid question, as Toshiba wouldn't use the card if it didn't, but I want to know how well it does it, as I have always used nVidia cards in the past, and in the new P300 range, you cannot get them.

I would also know how it runs games, I only really play a few, but Toca Race Driver 3, and GTA San Andreas, and Battlefield Vietnam/Battlefield 2 are the main ones.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Internal Intel Graphics good enough for Vista and Basic Gaming on Satellite P300-19N?

Windows Vista's aero user interface should work well with this Intel grahpic chip. But I'm afraid to tell you, that this card may not have enough power to play such games you posted.

Well you can run them, but if you want to play them with a good amount of FPS, minimum 25fps, and with a high level of details, I think you will not be happy with it, as I even wasn't with one Geforce6600 mobile I had once.

To test if this machine has enough power for you, you could go to local store, take a demo version of one of the games and ask the salesman if you can install it. I always do it this way to check if notebook would suit my needs.

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There have been a couple of posts on this board about people with the new i8600/128 ATI mobility Radeon experiencing video problems (horizontal streaking and video corruption developing after a few minutes of play)running 3D intensive games such as Call of Duty, Star Wars Galaxies, etc. also including the 3D Mark2001 SE benchmark. 
Can others who have purchased this laptop post their gaming experiences, primiarily what games have you tried,  what the graphic settings you are running them at, are you playing on AC or battery, what are your ATI Performance/PowerPlay settings, and any video issues you may have experienced.  I would like to know to determine if some of us have received a bad graphics card or is this problem something more serious such as a heat issue.  Dell is sending me a system exchange but I am not confident that it will correct the problem.  Thanks in advance.

Answer:Poor 3D Graphics Performance with Inspiron 8600 with 128mb ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo-Please Post Gaming Experiences

As of my experience, I run my "Dell Inspiron 8600" at "Home/Office/Desktop mode" and plugged into an AC, and I can run:
Minecraft(at lowest graphics)at 20 fps max
Roblox:2 fps(even at lowest graphics)
Best possible way of getting a better gaming quality would be too either
Upgrade the Graphics card to a maximum of 5 g.b.(any higher might cause' the system to not respond)
Upgrade the hard drive(no limit....just make sure it fits)
Or just buy a different P.C.

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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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I've not been around lately because i've been making a website. Publisher based its really stone age stuff ...but considerin i couldnt use the web a few years ago nor microsoft gonna give me som props... However if u follow the link you may notice it slow to load pics..why...does anyone have som simple things they would recommend to add to make it look more pro...simple been the opreative word...THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS...Any advice i've got from bleeping members has been a great help. it is....get ready....for the most extreme.........da da

Answer:Sleepydog Launches A Website!

Great Web site! I have some few tips for you:

1.) You may want to center your web site in the middle of the page.

2.) you main image is a little distorted. If you want a larger one you should try and upload a larger sized picture. Your Pall-Trans logo is also distorted I can't read what it says underneath it.

3.) you may want to change your title to something other then Blank (maybe Tomino Logistics)

4.) This is optional but I think it would look better if you put your addresses and telephone number in a box. (put a square around it)

Sorry if I sound mean but, I am just trying to help You !

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