Your laptop or personal computer may have multiple graphics cards or GPUs integrated and dedicated, but you may want to choose a machine to use. Here’s how to set a default graphics card. See also: 9 best graphics cards of 2015: What are the best graphics cards you can buy in the UK?

Inside, your laptop or personal computer will be a processor (or CPU). This will probably have its own graphics capabilities – often referred to as integrated graphics because it is heated up on-chip. It means your computer can run the display without any help, but for more demanding requirements like gaming, a dedicated graphics card is more suitable.

Most personal computers and some laptops will have a dedicated graphics card, which means there is a choice to use. By default, your computer should choose integrated graphics for lighter tasks to save power and automatically switch to full GPU when needed.

Whether you disagree with the automatic switch or think it is damaged, you can control what happens by setting a default graphics card. Follow our instructions for setting up a default graphics card, and you can choose which one to use for your program.

How to set a default graphics card – Nvidia or AMD

Step 1:

Open Nvidia Control Panel. You can do this by right-clicking on the desktop, or you can find the option in the notification area of the Taskbar.

Cách thiết lập một Card đồ họa mặc định

Step 2:

Làm thế nào để thiết lập một card đồ họa mặc định

Step 3:

Click the Program Settings tab and select the program you want to choose a graphics card from the drop-down list.