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Notebook HP Probook 440 G1

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
January 13, 2014 7:50:25 PM

I had this new one a month ago. In its specifications, I notice something after I have installed ALL the Drivers (I guessed so, hehe). In Device Manager of Control Panel, under Display Adapters, there are 2 lines: Intel HD Graphics 4600 and AMD Radeon HD 8600/8700M. How can I use AMD card? Can I make it the default card? Because, When I disable or Uninstall the Intel 4600, everything on the screen looks BIGGER than usual, like I have never installed the driver.

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January 14, 2014 4:08:49 AM

The way that is supposed to work is that both graphics work together, the on-board for non-intensive tasks and then, when more graphic power is need, it kicks over to the AMD graphics. The advantage to that is the laptop runs cooler (heat is a killer of all things electric) and only produces the extra heat when demanded. I'll recommend keeping the Intel graphics active.
If you find you are having performance issues related to graphics, that is a different affair but I think you should be fine as is.