Device Manager Question

Hello

After recently fixing my issue with Intel's HD graphics not installing properly it came to my attention that Device Manager sometimes cannot detect the Intel Driver in Display adapters, to be precise IF i shut-down the PC then boot it won't show Intel's HD Driver it only shows this:

Display Adapters
-Nvidia GeForce GTX 570

Dxdiag shows: Approx. Total Memory 3003

BUT if i then restart my PC it shows this

Display Adapters
-Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Nvidia GeForce GTX 570

Dxdiag shows: Approx. Total Memory 2969

If i restart again it still shows both Intel and Nvidia, so it got me puzzled why it doesn't show Intel's HD Graphics when i shut-down but does so when i restart? is Device manager buggy?

Thanks
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  1. Because your system is going to default pick the better choice... Thats just my thinking
  2. Which do you use for a display? If you're using gtx570 then there is really no need for your Intel HD to be enabled. Unless you use a Quick Sync.
  3. You have a great GPU disable the onboard graphics.
  4. I don't actually know how to disable the on-board graphics,. anyway i only installed Intel's HD graphics so i can run GPU-Z and EVGA's OC scanner regarding the OpenCL i think, and my games still use the GTX 570 regardless and so does other programs like YouTube/KMP player etc.

    So everything is still all good.

    stickg1 said:
    Which do you use for a display? If you're using gtx570 then there is really no need for your Intel HD to be enabled. Unless you use a Quick Sync.

    The GTX 570 of course, i was just wondering why device manager is acting the it was, nothing more than my curiosity :)

    Thanks guys
  5. You can disable it in your BIOS. All motherboards are different though so you would have to look around unless you have an ASUS Sabertooth P67, ASRock Z68 Ext3 Gene3, or ASUS Maximus Gene-Z I can just load one up and tell you where to disable it.
  6. Well i have a ASUS P8Z77-V does that count? hehe., well i might just ignore this seeing as it doesn't actually effect anything right?
  7. Exactly.
  8. Ive come across it before.
  9. Thanks for the clarifications, although i have to ask is this a normal behavior for the Device Manager?
  10. Wow your fast! :)

    That's all i needed to know, for some reason i can't get over a issue without knowing others have had it as well xD

    Thanks again!
  11. No problem glad to assist.
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