Enabling Integrated Graphics in BIOS

Enabling Integrated Graphics in BIOS

Connecting the built-in video memory

To enable the internal video memory adapter, it is necessary to use the CPU as the manager of the graphical information, and there is a special parameter for this in the BIOS. The difficulty is that in the different versions of the basic menu it is placed in different tabs and subsections.

It can also have a variety of names, but is generally set to one of the following: integrated graphics only; only external graphics; or automatic change of graphics. You will need to select the integrated graphics.

    1. To do this, start the computer and open the BIOS (usually done with a special key assigned by the manufacturer of your device) Read more: How to enter the BIOS of your computer / laptop
    2. Once there, open the tab where your BIOS version has the video memory settings (in Step 1: options for naming these tabs are considered).
    3. Next, navigate to the subsection where this option is located (this subsection is described in more detail in Step 2:).
    4. Then using the key "Get in". activate the line with this parameter (for the names of the variants, see Step 3:).
    5. Finally, specify the integrated graphics adapter as the primary video device (in Step 4: Suggested options of how it could be).
    6. Save the configuration and restart the computer with the key "F10"Read also: Save settings in BIOS
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It should be noted that in some basic interface models, you will have to go to a certain subsection immediately (for example, Prize), in others you will have to first open a tab with these settings. Often times this subsection also has a separate tab.

If you need to disable the integrated graphics card, simply enable the external graphics adapter. In most cases, this is done using the same settings as for the integrated unit. The following links provide more detailed information on how to do this.

Read also: Enabling a discrete video card in BIOS

Below are all the possible variants that the onboard video memory option can be found in, and how you might have it.

Note: sometimes these names may vary slightly, but in general terms their meaning is always the same.

Step 1: Find a Token

Typically, the adapter change options are found on the tab "Advanced". Less often, this tab may have a slightly different name. In other cases, the manufacturer places these options on a separate configuration screen for the particular processors and / or graphics devices. These tabs might look like the following:

    • "Advanced".;
    • "Settings";
    • "System configuration";
    • "Settings";
    • "Peripherals";

  • "Chipset".

Step 2: Select a subsection

The subsection in which the adapter switching function is hidden also has several variations. For the most part, it combines chip, token, and I / O configurations. It can include the following words: "Graphics"., "Chipset", "Peripherals", "Northbridge" etc.

Sometimes this subsection can contain entire blocks of various settings. In this case, the graphics settings are usually next to the CPU and motherboard settings. The following are variations of this option:

  • "System Agent Configuration".;
  • "Graphics Settings";
  • "Chipset Configuration";
  • "Chipset";
  • "Integrated peripherals";
  • «Configuration of the North Bridge»;
  • "Screen".

Step 3: Find the option

The option to change graphics itself also varies a lot from case to case. Basically its name says something about the primary graphics adapter or the display. For example, you can see menu items like:

  • «Graphic device»;
  • «Main graphics adapter»;
  • "Main screen";
  • "Initiate the graphics adapter";
  • "Init Display First".

Step 4: Change the value

The last step is to set the value of the video parameter in question. Here again, there are several variants of what it looks like. It can be an abbreviation with the words "Integrated", "Graphic", "Device" etc., or possibly extended phrases that include the above text. They will be displayed as follows:

  • "IGPU". / «IGFX» / "IGD" and others;
  • "On board".;
  • "Internal".;
  • "Integrated graphics".

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