First of all, there are two factors you need to take into account: the first is that if you turn off the integrated graphics and the dedicated one causes problems and stops working, you might find yourself in the position where you won’t be able to turn it back on before. you replace the dedicated one. with a new one, because being disabled of course it will not work. The second factor to take into account has a lot to do with this, and is that if you don’t have a dedicated graphics, of course the system will not allow you to deactivate the integrated one.
What is the point of disabling integrated graphics?
There are several factors why you would want to disable your system’s integrated graphics, and the first of them is because there are times when, despite having a dedicated graphics, the system uses some of the RAM memory. system as video memory for the built-in, so you would be wasting part of the system RAM for nothing.
There are times when even the system (especially Windows) does not detect all the RAM in the system as usable, and if for example your PC has 8 GB of RAM, Windows tells you that you only have 7.5 GB. usable (and the reason is the same as we explained in the previous paragraph), so it’s often solved by also disabling the built-in graph.
On the other hand, if you are using your PC for cryptocurrency mining, it is always advised to turn off iGPU as it is known to cause problems in NiceHash system as it conflicts with monitoring system. temperature and operating speed of the fans. the dedicated graphics you use for mine.
How to turn off integrated graphics on the motherboard
Next, we’ll walk you through how to disable your system’s built-in GPU, as long as your processor has it. Most Intel processors have integrated graphics, as well as many AMD processors, but if your CPU does not have an iGPU, the options we are going to talk about next will not be available (and in fact, this tutorial is not available). not relevant to you).
You have to keep in mind that each motherboard manufacturer has a different BIOS design, and this can actually vary widely between different models from the same manufacturer. Therefore, the way to turn off the built-in graphic may have a different name or be in another place where we will show you below, and yet it should still be with a similar name and in a similar location.
First of all, to disable your PC’s integrated graphics card, you need to enter BIOS system, and for this turn on or restart the computer and repeatedly press the DEL key (Del), F2, F8 or F12 (the key with which you enter the BIOS also depends on the manufacturer) until you get there access. Once you are in the BIOS, it is best to enable the advanced mode
On Asus motherboards, the first thing to do is navigate to the Advanced tab and then open the System Agent (SA) Configuration option. Then access the Graphic configuration menu, then find the “iGPU Multi-Monitor” option. Change its state to Disable and exit BIOS saving the changes.
With this, you will have already disabled the integrated graphics card of your computer with the Asus motherboard.
If you have a motherboard from the manufacturer ASRock, the procedure is quite similar. The first thing you need to do after entering BIOS is navigate to the Advanced tab and then go to the Chipset Configuration menu. Once there, you need to look for the “iGPU Milti-Monitor” option and, like with Asus motherboards, you need to set it to Disable.
For some reason ASRock differentiates iGPU on some AMD processors, and in this case you will have to navigate to Advanced, then AMD CBS, then NBIO Common Options and finally GFX Configuration. There you will see the iGPU Configuration option, and after displaying it, you will find the iGPU Disabled option which is the one you need to check to disable the integrated graphics.
If you have an MSI motherboard, the way to disable the iGPU is not much different from the others: go to Settings then Advanced. There you will find the Integrated Graphics Configuration menu, where you will need to do two things:
- Set the Launch graphics adapter option to PEG.
- Locate IGD Multi-Monitor and set it to Disable.
Gigabyte / AORUS baseplate
Finally, if your motherboard is from AORUS or Gigabyte (which are essentially the same manufacturer), the process is even simpler; All you need to do is navigate to the Chipset menu, search for Integrated Graphics and set it to Disable.
On slightly older Gigabyte cards, you’ll find this menu in a different place: at the top, go to the Devices menu and look for the Internal Graphics option, where it will allow you to set it to Off.
As you can see, disabling your processor integrated graphics card is something very simple and can be done and undone in a minute by entering the motherboard BIOS. However, keep in mind the warnings we gave you at the beginning, as disabling this item could lead to complications if the dedicated graph starts giving you trouble.