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How you can to set a default graphics card

set a default graphics card

(set a default graphics card ) Whenever you will buy a computer or laptop, it comes with built-in graphics by default when you turn on the PC, the graphics that have been configured by default will be used. 

However, many times we prefer to install a more powerful graphics card or even use two different graphics cards. In any of these cases you may be interested in changing the default card. 

Below we show you how to set your new graphics card as default, and we explain how to make sure that your computer is using the correct graphics processor in each situation.

Inside your laptop or PC you will find the processor or CPU with its own graphics capabilities, something that is commonly known as integrated graphics because they are on the chip of the device.

This means that your computer can execute the basic functions of a screen without any help, although it may be necessary to use a more advanced graphics card if you want to use more powerful programs or video games.

Even though you’ve installed a more powerful graphics card, your team may still choose to use the factory graphics card for lighter tasks to save power and switch to the more complete card when necessary.


You may not agree with this automatic card change or simply prefer to take control of when to use each card. If this is the case, we recommend you read on to learn how to configure a default graphics card and be able to manually choose which graphics card to use at any time.

How you can configure a graphics card

Step 1. Open the graphics settings window. To do this, right-click on the desktop or search for the option by typing in the task finder.

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Step 2. Select the option to manage 3D settings, within the ‘3D Settings’ section.

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Step 3. Click on the ‘Program settings’ bar and select for each program the graphics card you want to use.

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Step 4. Now select ‘Graphics Processor Preferences’ from the drop-down list (you will see that the automatic card change option is normally checked by default).

If you want to use the most powerful graphics card, select ‘High performance Nvidia processor’.

Note: for ATI / AMD graphics cards the process varies. You’ll need to open the Settings Control Center the same way, although you may have to open the graphics and then PowerPlay and configure the connection or battery to maximize performance.

You can also try going to the graphics section and then 3D and moving the slider to performance. The computer may have an interchangeable graphics tab where you can change the settings for individual programs.

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