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How do I tell if my laptop has UMA or discrete video memory?

I need to order a heat sink for my HP Pavilion notebook g4-1015dx. It uses ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics. Which part I order depends on whether I have UMA or discrete video memory. How do I ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Dual 1440p on Radeon HD 7770 and compatibility with FX-770m

I have a Radeon HD 7770 in my desktop with DVI-D I am currently using for a 1440p Crossover monitor. Is there a cheap way to use any of the other ports (Displayport 1.2, HDMI) to work with another of ...
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Power off discrete GPU on Windows without driver

I have a Lenovo Y560 with Core i3-380M (Intel HD 3000 integrated) and HD 5730. Now little story (you can skip this part). It first worked on Windows 7 with original Lenovo drivers. Then I switched to ...
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No video output from Nvidia card when Intel HD graphics is enabled

I recently bought a Qnix 2710 QHD monitor. I have it connected via DVI Dual-link to my GeForce GTX 670. The problem comes when I allow my computer to boot with the Intel integrated graphics (HD 4000) ...
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How to make browser use discrete Radeon GPU

I recently bought a Samsung Ativ Book 8, which has a AMD Radeon HD 8870M GPU with 2 GB GDDR5. It has AMD catalyst installed to manage switching between GPU's for different apps/power usages. I put ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory) running OS 10.8.2. It has two graphics components: an AMD Radeon HD 6750M and a built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000. ...
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Is my NVIDIA GT 540M having a hardware failure?

I'm using a Sager NP5160 laptop, which has an NVIDIA GT 540M dGPU as well as integrated graphics. I'm dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I've recently noticed issues with games not performing as ...
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Disable of discrete/native graphics on MacBook Retina when using apps like VMware, VLC, etc

I got a MacBook Pro Retina a few months ago and I'm really happy with it. However, since I do a lot of work in different environments/OSes, I make heavy use of VMware to have them with me when I'm on ...
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On a dual-GPU laptop, is using the discrete GPU ever more power efficient? [closed]

Given a laptop with a dual integrated/discrete GPU configuration, is it ever more power efficient to use the discrete GPU instead of the integrated? Obviously when writing an email or working on a ...