Topic Title: Notebook uses onboard video card instead of AMD
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Created On: 12/12/2013 11:03 AM
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 12/12/2013 11:28 AM
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Can you disable the onboard gpu from bios? It can be done on a desktop, but I'm not sure if that option is present in a laptop bios.



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 12/13/2013 10:52 AM
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Acer support is not the best in the world...I do not know how to get into the bios of Windows 8, but it should be similar to any other...that is press the f2 key as the computer boots up. But you can google or ask Acer. Once in the bios, if your laptop has this feature, you have a choice of using 'dynamic' or 'fixed' graphics. The wording may be different but the choice should be obvious. Selecting the 'fixed' setting disables the on-board (weak) graphics and uses the stronger graphics all the time.



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 12/14/2013 07:29 PM
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Read this article ..>HERE< . Even though it's not your brand of laptop...the mechanics are similar.



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