3 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2017 2:24 PM by Intel Corporation

    Laptop chooses Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 over NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960m?


      First of all here's the specs


      Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition (VN7-592G)


      • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
      • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
      • Screen: 15.6"
      • Memory: 8 GB DDR4
      • Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M/Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
      • Video Memory: 4 GB GDDR5


      Apparently NVIDIA does this thing where to save on power it delegates less strenuous tasks to the Intel Graphics card. However the Intel card is awful. When I watch HTML5 video it glitches out occasionally and then crashes. (Yes my drivers are up to date)


      Also natively my resolution runs in the Intel Graphics.. and I don't care for that. I'd rather the NVIDIA handle all of it but I don't see a setting where it will. I can apparently select which programs I want to run with which GPU but it doesn't seem to make a difference as it never changes from the Intel HD 530.


      What I've done:

      Updated all drivers from their websites.

      Configured NVIDIA Control Panel to this: https://i.imgur.com/hPEj5dl.png

      Google searched the problem, I've found similar issues but no answers.

      Checked BIOS for the ability to disable the Intel, with no success.


      If you could help me how to change it to where my NVIDIA is the default display adapter I'd appreciate it!



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