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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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Is it possible to use a nVidia GPU to render graphics if the monitor is connected to the motherboard video port?

I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, which has an integrated Intel HD 4600 GPU; I also have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 TI graphics card; currently, my monitor is connected to the graphics card and the ...
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What are the drawbacks of using an integrated GPU for non-gaming purposes?

I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using an integrated GPU for purposes other than gaming. Does the performance of the cpu decrease when the integrated gpu is in use? Does it ...
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How to check the clock speed of Sandy Bridge HD 3000 IGP in OS X?

I am writing a cross-platform OpenGL application and I am experiencing very different performance results between OS X and Windows (both 7 and 8). In Windows GPU-Z reports the Sandy Bridge HD 3000 ...
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Pixel pushing power comparison: GeForce 8600 GT and modern Intel HD Graphics?

There's a similar question here. The answer has a useful link to a table on Tom's Hardware, however I don't think it entirely covers my question. The reason is that the latest generation Intel ...
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Amilo Pa 2548 graphics chip, code 43

driver of dedicated GPU nVidia GeForce 8400M G, says error code 43. Graphics in Vista vent VGA (4-bit colors, 640x480 resolution). Vista won't allow any change to higer resolution. Already tried ...
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Sandy Bridge: Would it cause CPU performance drop when using integrated GPU?

It seems that the GPU requires more memory bandwidth than the CPU. Discrete graphics all have dedicated fast memory on board. The integrated GPU shares the same system memory as the CPU. Would that ...
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Integrated Graphics vs Integrated GPU

What are the differences between the APU/Sandy Bridge graphics and all the integrated chips before them?
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Does a laptop with a GPU also use IGP?

I have a Thinkpad T60 with dual screen setup: The laptop's LCD: Is normal looking. VGA external monitor: Looks "wavy," but I hooked it up to another computer and it looked fine. Does this imply ...
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Does a graphics card use electricity if it's installed but not being used?

I unattached my monitors from my PCI-E video card and attached them to the onboard video card. I'm not using the PCI-E card anymore. Is it using any electricity? Should I uninstall it? Will I save ...
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How much electricity will I save if I use the onboard graphics card

If I use onboard video instead of a PCI-E card, will I save much money in the electricity bill?
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How do I disable my GPU so that it defaults to the integrated graphics?

I have an old computer that is experiencing graphical related corruption as well as randomly restarting. In an attempt to isolate the problem I want to disable the GPU so it reverts to the chipset ...