disabling IGD in BIOS

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  1. Wiseguy_227

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    I have an r3 with a 580M. I always run on AC power.Is it ok to disable the Internal Graphics Device in the BIOS so you're always using the 580 instead of whitelisting?
     
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    Of course it is. Using the unlocked version of BIOS A08 (or A04), go to (second) Advanced>Video Configuration, and change Primary Display from SG to PEG, then click on Internal Graphics Device, then IGD again and change from Enabled to Disabled. Save and exit, and you are running a 580M only setup. Works very well.
     
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    I think I did that a while back,disabled IGD then enabled PEG and then it wouldn't reboot. I had to remove Bios battery to put all settings back to default.
     
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    If so, my friend, you did it wrong. I have switched to the 580M exclusively and back to Optimus any number of times. I'm not guessing. That's how you do it, and it works perfectly every time.
     
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    Ok got it,thanks
     
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    Snake knows what he is talking about
     
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    no one messes with Snake Plissken!
     
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    I apologize if my response seemed rude. Probably was. But I'm not going to advise a course of action that will brick his notebook or hipshoot a response just to see myself post. Guess I shouldn't post at all on difficult days. :eek: :eek:
     
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    I'm assuming it's the same procedure for the 460M?
     
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    yup same exact thing ;)
     
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