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Old 03-27-2018, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Using an external graphics card instead of an internal dedicated one.

I have a laptop with the intel integrated graphics and an Nvidia 940MX. I also have an external GTX 1070 that connects via Thunderbolt 3. In order to use the external card I have to disable the 940MX in device manager. However, when I unplug the external card it only uses the integrated graphics and I have to manually enable the 940MX to use it and then manually disable it again when I am done. Is there a faster way to do this, for example a setting that would enable me to only use the 940MX when the other one is unplugged, or perhaps a shortcut to enable/disable it in device manager?
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Using an external graphics card instead of an internal dedicated one.

Yes, you will need to find the appropriate specifics of your hardware to do a Devcon command.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...devtest/devcon
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