Disable Integrated Video and Bios Settings
Posted on 2008-11-03
Here is something that is frustrating me. I purchased a PCI Express video card and it is installed. It works great. The Bios shows that the PCI Express video card is the default. When I look at the properties of DirectX it shows that I am using Integrated video. I don't want to use Integrated video. There does not seem to be a disable feature for the video card in my bios. But, there are motherboard settings for DVMT Mode, IGD Memory, IGD Aperture size, and I can set my primary video adapter.
The reason why this is a big issue is that I am trying to resolve a problem with my video editing software e.g Pinnacle Studion 12. Some of my special effects are not renduring properly and their support is telling me that the problem is that I am using integrated video. But, I am not. I am using the PCI Express video card. My video card has 1GB of memory. But, when I look at the display settings in DirectX it shows that I have almost 2GB of video memory. This must be that my motherboard is allowing me to take more memory than what the video card has.
So, this is where I am at. There does not seem to be a way to completely turn off my onboard video card and to tell my bios/motherboard not to use Integrated video. Do you know how to turn it off? The next time I call Pinnacle Support I want to eliminate this integrated video issue from being an obstacle. Please advise.
My Motherboard is an Intel D946GZIS and I am using the current Bios update.