How do I turn on integrated graphics?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To turn on integrated graphics, you will need to access the BIOS settings of your computer. The steps may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer and model of your motherboard, but I can provide you with a general guide.

1. Restart your computer and wait for the manufacturer’s logo to appear on the screen. Usually, you will see a message like “Press [Key] to enter BIOS” or “Press [Key] for setup.” The key to enter the BIOS settings is typically displayed on the screen.

2. Press the designated key (such as F2, Del, or Esc) to enter the BIOS settings. Be sure to press the key before the operating system starts loading.

3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, you will see a menu with various options. Look for a menu called “Chipset” or something similar. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the menus.

4. In the “Chipset” menu, search for an option called “Internal Graphics” or “Integrated Graphics.” Select this option and change the setting to “Enabled.” This will activate the integrated graphics on your computer.

5. Next, navigate to the “Peripherals” or “Advanced” menu. Look for an option related to the display or graphics settings. This menu may be different depending on your motherboard model.

6. In the display or graphics settings menu, search for an option called “Initial Display Output” or something similar. Here, you can choose which graphics output you want to be the primary output. This is the output that will show the initial boot-up details. Select the desired output option.

7. Save your changes and exit the BIOS settings. Look for an option like “Save and Exit” or “Exit and Save Changes.” Your computer will then restart.

After following these steps, your integrated graphics should be enabled. You can check if it is working properly by connecting your display cable to the appropriate port on your computer (usually HDMI or VGA) and ensuring that the display is functioning correctly.

Remember that the BIOS settings can be sensitive, so be cautious while making changes. If you encounter any issues or are unsure about any specific options, it’s always a good idea to consult the motherboard’s manual or contact the manufacturer’s support for assistance.

Please note that this guide provides general steps, and the exact steps may vary based on your specific computer setup.