How to turn off built in graphic card.

Tobias_2

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Hello, so my problem is that i don't know how to turn off my graphic card. I have AMD processor AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics and AMD Radeon R5 M-230. So my problem is that i don't know how to turn off R3 card so my system runs fully on R5, this will give me usage of whole 4GB of RAM (unlike now when i can only use 3,4 GB). I tried searching for it in BIOS to disable it, couldnt find it. Tried disableing R3 driver in device manager and it, insted of using R5, uses something called: Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Then i wanted to disable dual graphic cards in Catalyst Centar but cant find it. Its quite bugging me now so please would anyone be so kind and help me. Thank you ahead.
 
First of all you might want to install the latest driver for your graphics card since you said that in device manager it only displays Microsoft Basic Display adapter that means you dont have the driver for your AMD radeon installed yet.

Here's the link where you can get the latest driver.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/auto-detect-tool

And how to disable a driver, you have to do it in device manager. You just have to right click on the device you want to disabled then select Disable.
 
First of all you might want to install the latest driver for your graphics card since you said that in device manager it only displays Microsoft Basic Display adapter that means you dont have the driver for your AMD radeon installed yet.

Here's the link where you can get the latest driver.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/auto-detect-tool

And how to disable a driver, you have to do it in device manager. You just have to right click on the device you want to disabled then select Disable.
 

Tobias_2

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I have latest drivers for both cards, and catalyst centar installed. But when I disable R3 in device manager my toughts were that the laptop will use R5 card since there is nothing else. But on the Direct X Diagnostics I can see that he is using that; basic display adapter...
 
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