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Notebook doesn't switch graphics modes.

Q: Notebook doesn't switch graphics modes.

I have the following notebook.

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Proffesional x64.
I used the Asus CD to install all Asus stuff. Even the ones I don't need.

My notebook as two graphics cards. The default Intel Onboard card and the more powerful 1GB nVidia GeForce GT425M 1GB video card.
Before the upgrade (which was a clean install) when I played a game (left 4 dead2, call of duty: black ops) the notebook automatically switched from the Intel to the Nvidia graphics card. But it doesn't anymore.
I have read that my notebook used Nvidia Optimus technology to do this.
Although I can't seem to be able to solve the problem.

Here is my TSG SysInfo log:

Code:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6764 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -937 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 153499 MB, Free - 82492 MB; D: Total - 434874 MB, Free - 294610 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., N53Jf
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

A: Notebook doesn't switch graphics modes.

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Hello,
I got Dell Inspiron 3737 with integrated graphics Intel 4000 and dedicated graphics Radeon HD8670M. 
Several weeks ago I discovered that laptop works only with integrated IntelHD4000 (Win7 x64). I installed the latest GPU's drivers from dell but it is not resolve the problem. I installed older drivers but it also hasn't resolve problem.
Than i decided to reinstall windows.  I installed Windows 7 x64, all the drivers from dell site in order they suggest. But laptop also use only IntelHD4000. In device manager shows two GPUs Intel HD Family graphics and AMD Radeon HD8670M. Catalyst,  AIDA64 and CPU-Z find only Intel HD 4000. Dell boot diagnostic tools and Dell online diagnostic tools hasn't find any problems (all the tests has been passed).
I tried contact to the Dell technical Support and got next answer "What did you want from us?! You are no longer under the warranty and it is your own problem!".
As I understand installation of the properly video driver and switching between integrated and dedicated graphics is global problem. Has anyone resolve mentioned problem  and how?

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Hello guys I am having some first world problems,
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I have 3 configurations I want to have,
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2 : Center : Turn off my monitor on the left and right and keep center only. Sometimes I want to run games at max high settings. Resolution 1440 X 900
3 : Panasonic : I want my Panasonic to be the main display. Resolution 1280 by 720

What software will help me with this I been trying to use AMD Vision software but it doesn't seem to work. I would assume that the presets would do such job.

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So I think AMD software has presets but they are a pain to setup!
So far I am able to switch between center and eyefinity but I need to do more testing to make sure it all works fine and that I can quickly change between any mode including Panasonic mode

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*I am not worrying about losing my data since I have everything backed up on my external hard drive.
 

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Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome onboard! I am sorry for the issues you experience with your HP computer.  When you press the power-on button , does something happen ? Any lights emitting, any noise, anything ?  Please, review this HP official article about such an issue you experience now. Follow the appropriate steps that fit your case to attempt to fix the issue:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03515402 If you did try everything but nothing helped, I am afraid you will need to bring your computer (or ship it) to service - HP Authorized service center. If the computer is still under warranty, you will need to notify HP support first. If you are not sure where such a center is located, please contact HP support for assistance in finding one. Here is more info: >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00372730>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html

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Where to find drivers Acer homepage after you have found you acer aspire model make sure you select your correct operating system it's at top of the tabs to get the right one scroll down to find your drivers
 

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Welcome,

Can be memory or other causes. Fill out your system specs and I will try to help.

While you get the information that I need, you can download this. You may want to run it overnight, because it needs several runs to be accurate.
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A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.
 

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I do have some problems with my notebook - Acer TimelineX 5820TG with PQI S525 128GB SSD drive as a replacement for the oryginal drive.

After using it for three months, it started not to wake up from sleep, running extremly slow on startup, finally my graphics quality and performance in Starcraft II dramatically decreased to the point when even menu was "crippin".

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Here is a dump listing:


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\011711-31605-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c58000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e95e50
Debug session time: Mon Jan 17 21:46:31.156 2011 (GMT+1)
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Hello there, well... i'm not on the BSOD squad but from what i see in the log, the cause of that particular BSOD is the Avira Antivirus and your Graphic Cards...

I also recommend to download the drivers from the manufacturer's website, in your case, go to:

Graphics Drivers & Software

And download the latest drivers for your notebook.

After that, uninstall your current ATI drivers, run Driver Sweeper to remove any leftover from the drivers, reboot and then install the new ones...

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A:KVM switch doesn't work for one computer only

Yes the KVM switch will have a maximum resolution it can't go above. See if it works again at a lower resolution.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG
 

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Likely a BIOS setting. Fill in your hardware (motherboard manufacturer and model).

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Hi. Thanks in advance for your time.

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I can't switch graphics on my Y560.
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Sorry to tell you this, but unless Lenovov has Win10 drivers for your laptop, you're probably out of luck. Switchable graphics requires both special hardware and special drivers -- both of which come preinstalled on a prebuilt laptop. When you replace that OS with a different one, you removed the special drivers -- replacing them with basic ones from Microsoft.

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Hi this is my first post

I am looking to change my graphics card inside my computer so I can run games like Skyrim Diablo 3 Dota 2 and Saints Row 4 I was wondering what I should go for with a budget of $60-$80

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You need to disable the on-board graphics in BIOS.

However, according to this;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131656

your board does not have any onboard graphics.

Regards....Mike Connor

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The GPUs will switch automatically from the Intel to te nVidia when gaming, that's how it's supposed to work. The Intel will be the default GPU when going about general day to day tasks, the nVidia GPU will kick in when more graphics power is required. Why would you want to switch manually, and permanently?

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No one? :'( The problem seems to be getting worse. Is it harmful for laptops to have the screen switch off too often?
 

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(2) Place the selected app first in line on the ALT-TAB list of processes
(3) Slide the entire list down in sequence, maintaining their relative position

If Lightroom 2.5 is running, it fails to slide down the list when another app is selected, but rather goes to the end of the list. This makes it impossible to switch successively between Lightroom and another app with repeated ALT-TAB commands.

A:ALT-TAB doesn't switch Adobe Lightroom properly

Further details: happens whether desktop composition (aka Aero features) is enabled or not. Another symptom: upon selecting another app via ALT-TAB, Lightroom sometimes remains in the foreground.

Problem happens when running Nikon ViewNX and Adobe Lightroom concurrently, however the incorrect ALT-TAB behavior only affects Lightroom. Behavior continues even after shutting down ViewNX and restarting Lightroom.

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i have the same problem last week. Luckily, I was le to solve to problem. Maybe it was also disabled in our BIOS system. Restart your laptop then press F10 in order to go to your BIOS system. Just Press the defaults and SAVE . Press ok,close then restart. Hopefully this will help. Goodluck!

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What's usually supposed to happenwhen I start an older computer that I have (2001-ish) is:
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2: Internal speaker give out a beep
3: Monitor switches on
4: HDD starts spinning
Now when I try to turn it on, I only get 1 and 4.

This has actually been going on for a while, but it was only every second time I switched it on, then 80% of the time, but the computer never works.
Is this a problem with the motherboard?
I've tried switching RAM and GPU, as well as resetting the CMOS.
 

A:Monitor doesn't switch on when computer starts.

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Hello,

I'm having an incredibly irritating problem with my sound in Vista Enterprise x64, I'm hoping someone can help. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card, and I have the latest drivers installed.

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I have set my default output device to be the headphones and have played around with every setting in the Sound Blaster and Vista Sound control panels I can find - nothing seems to work.

I have read through other forums with similar issues, but they're all either a different issue (i.e. they get sound out of the speakers and the headphones - I only get it out of one, and not the right one), or the threads seem to have dropped off unsolved.

Anyone have a fix for this or at least experiencing the same issue? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Sound doesn't switch from speakers to headphones

No one has any thoughts on this?

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when i turned on the computer today i found out that when i unplug the headphones i can't hear with the speakers...and when i plug them back in they work just fine..so at first i thought that it was a hardware problem with the laptop speakers...but then i decided to uninstall the audio card driver (realtek) and when i did it i could switch between the headphones and the speakers manually but they didn't switch automatically...so...now i decided to install the audio card driver and i cant enable the speakers again...
i uploaded a screenshot so you could see what i see..might help make it faster...

thank you for your help

A:Doesn't switch automatically between speakers and headphon

Sounds like a hardware problem with the headphone jack. Most headphone jacks have a separate contact for sensing and if the contact is stuck the system will think headphones are still plugged in. You can try plugging the headphones in and out fast several times, but generally the jack is not repairable. Many Laptops have a small "daughter board" with the I/O on it and if the jack is the problem that board will have to be replaced.

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Hi,
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Thank you.

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Hi and welcome to TSF is there any activity from the hard drive

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Is this on YouTube? If so, try a different browser such as Edge, Explorer, or Firefox. 



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Can somone please help I have a huge problem.

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A:SOMEBODY HELP!! I flicked this red switch now my computer doesn't turn on!!!!!

Where are you located, Europe or USA?

The 230 is usually non-USA. If you powered your system at 115 and you had a 230 input power, you likely blew your PSU (at best) You'll need to get a new one.

NEVER change this PSU switch if it worked before.

If you ARE USA, and you buy a new PSU, the setting should already be set to 115.

If you are non-USA, a new PSU should already be set to whatever your country uses.

Good luck.

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Hi Heck,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Windows 10 is definitely better designed to be used in table mode and switch between a table mode and computer mode use. Despite that I expected some learning curve, I found that the Windows 10 environment is immediately very intuitive to use. When in Windows 10, you can access the table-mode settings by navigating to Windows 10 Settings > System > Tablet Mode.
 
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Also, Turns out there is a screen lock position button on the side. You might have pressed it by accident....that's what I did.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Also it says on the acer sticker it came with that it has upto 2747MB Hypermemory on the ATI 5650 but that is only a 1GB graphics card! how is this possible?

thanks!

A:laptop onboard graphics switch

Need someone with a similar laptop to confirm, but from looking here,

Switchable Graphics on Hp Laptops - Page 2

you should have an option on the desktop context menu (right click) for choosing which to use.

As for that memory reading this should help explain it,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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Some how, I managed to do it with my Windows 8.1 Desktop (The Desktop appears under "The Internet" in My Network Places on the Notebook), but I have no idea how I did it.

Any ideas?

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Hi,

I have a mixed set-up with XP Pro.
Something to check, I did my set-up nearly 6 months ago

On XP Notebook,
- Right click "My Computer"
- Click "Properties"
- click "Computer Name" tab
On the tab you have Workgroup: [name] the default I think is [WORKGROUP]

On your Win8 machines
- Right click "My Computer"
- Click "Properties"

It brings up a window.
There is a section, "Computer name, domain and work group settings"
There is Workgroup [name] again, I think is the default is [WORKGROUP]

All machines need same workgroup name.
If they are different.?, set them the same, say HOMENET1
There is a change button/link next to them

Just a thought.
Dave

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Help!!
 

A:Notebook doesn't boot

let's look in the GUIDES forum and see if there is an answer.... hint hint hint
 

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When i turn it on there is a blank screen and after (10/20 seconds) sounds one beep and restarts. For infinite loop.

A:Notebook doesn't starts

Are there any blink codes on the caps lock or power button?




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If I completely log off of 'Kairyun' and log back in the switch user sound will work fine.
 

A:Switch user sound doesn't work for first person to log in.

Don't know if my theory holds any water, but the sounds only play during the first login, not when switching to (already logged in) users.
 

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Hi wish I could offer a solution but I cannot unfortunately....


I am actually wondering if you could help me out I also have a Zyxel G-220v3 usb wireless adapter that I bought from Verizon Dsl Dept. Since Zyxel has made this verison of the card only for verizon dsl customers the software cd that came with it is unreplacable!

I was just hoping that you might be able to send me a copy maybe by email?

Thomas Miller.
Tomm2079 at Gmail Dot Com

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Hey guys,

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Thanks for your help
 

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Windows' Help has a great Troubleshooter for Shutdown problems, which I recommend you try as I suspect a task is running that preventing you from logging off.
 

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Dell Vostro laptopClick to expand...

do you have exact model and service tag number- should be on a label on the PC
 

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The tittle about says it all. I initially thought this was a virus or malware, so I formatted my harddrvie and re-installed windows.

It initially worked, but after a day of re-installing my programs it now doesn't work again...

The sound works all other times though. For example if I log in on my user account 'Kairyun' I can switch users but it makes no noise. if I log into my mother's account 'Roxanne' when she switches users the sound works just fine.

If I completely log off of 'Kairyun' and log back in the switch user sound will work fine.

A:Switch user sound doesn't work for first person to log in.

Hi .

If your account is the only one experiencing this...I'd say that your profile is damaged.

If you log into a different account and then switch to yours...and it works...probably not a profile issue.

The other plausible item would be defective/damaged sound drivers...it won't hurt to uninstall them (using Device Manager) and then reboot and reinstall them.

It also would not hurt to run the chkdsk /r command (Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter...type Y in new screen and hit Enter...reboot system) before doing anything regarding reinstalling audio drivers.

Louis

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Brenda
 

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A:Solved: XP doesn't acquire ip on bootup before booting switch

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A:sound doesn't auto switch from headphone to speker

The sound works the same in Windows 8 as it did in Windows 7. If its not switching there is problem.

Please fill in the "My System Specs". It helps us to try and help you.

Do the headphones work when plugged in, even though the speakers remain on? In some audio chips, such as RealTek there are options for how the speakers/headphones work. e.g. mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in or not mute the speakers.

Also, if you are using USB, its a whole new ball game, as USB does not use the PC's sound chip.

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Notebooks don't have graphics cards, they have what's called imbedded graphics controllers. The good graphics notebooks are expensive, you can't get around this. Look at the notebook specs. Pay attention to the independent graphics specs and the amount of memory alotted to the graphics controller. The CPU power is just as important as the graphics controller power
 

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A:Not able to switch my graphics or even use AMD graphics

Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

Not sure if this link will help, but it looks like you need to download and install drivers from you laptop manufacturer. (Laptop makers tend to use custom device IDs, so that an installer from www.amd.com may not recognize your hardware.) I hope that some Win8 ones are available.

If you post the full model number of your laptop, someone may be able to help you locate the drivers.

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hi 
my model laptop lenovo v310 cori7 but i cant switch both gpu
model gpu m430 and intel 5200 
i when right click  in windows desktop but not configure switchable graphics in option
https://i.imgsafe.org/19a7e9a13e.jpg
please help
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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A:Windows 10 doesn't allow notebook to boot.

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I even splashed water all over it, warranty replaced nearly everything, so I don't think it is a faulty port.
I posted about it in a few forums years ago and never found a solution.
Now I just moved to a new apartment and need to plug in to my modem router to set it up.
I brought it to a shop here, but I live in Taiwan and my computer is all English (I'm American). My Chinese wasn't good enough to translate every little thing, nor good enough to properly explain my problem.
Any ideas? I'm willing to try anything, even if I have tried it in the past.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
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A:Notebook Doesn't Detect Ethernet

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I have Satellite Pro M500 with Windows 7 installed.

Detect correctly many USB pen drive (led inside ON) but when use "remove secure device" (right bottom) the led remain ON (never switch OFF). This for every model Keystone I have (2, 4, 8GB).

Last old XP based notebook switch OFF correctly power supply. Why this Toshiba not switch OFF right mode the pen drive?

Anticipated Thanks,
Pasolini

A:Satellite Pro M500 - Doesn't switch off power supply for USB pen drive

Hi

Do you really think that this is an issue?
To be honest sometimes I can notice the same that disconnecting a USB pen drive the LED doesn?t go off but Windows tells me I can remove the drive. So I think if Windows tells me that all should be ok.
What do you think?

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if you are running factory settings or your own Windows installation.
Make also sure that BIOS version is the newest.

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A:Turn off/on wireless switch doesn't work inspiron 7737

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Please let me know if you continue to have problems.

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Figuring it might be a problem with that PSU I tried another one, but with the same effect. Any suggestions would be helpful!

Kevin
 

A:Solved: Changed PSU, front power switch doesn't work?

Since it's not the P/S, it's either the MB or the power switch. Disconnect the power switch from the MB connection, then plug the system in. It should NOT power up by itself, unless the BIOS is configured that way. In any case, short the two pins for the power switch briefly, and it should act just like you pressed the power switch. If so, the switch and/or wire is bad. Otherwise, it's probably the MB that has the problem.
 

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Dell Latitude CPx
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A:Notebook graphics Dilemma

Outside of buying a new machine you don't have a choice, sorry.
 

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This is not an issue post, but something to help people who have question about gaming notebooks.

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2 - How does their current notebook compare to others.
3 - What you may want to buy.

Go here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

This is an AWESOME chart! It shows several well-known popular games. And includes the latest GPUs from ATI, Nvidia and intel as well as old old stuff from about 10 years ago.

You can CHECK the GPUs and games you are most interested in so you can see the chart better... so like 3~6 GPU types and a few games.

I wish there was a chart just like this for desktop.
 

A:Notebook Graphics Advice

I like this one too: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=302231
And they have specs here once you click on a card: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Graphic-Cards.130.0.html
 

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So I bought an ASUS X550LA notebook with an i7 processor, plenty of RAM and storage, Win 8.1. Thinking such a sweet processor would work well, even for gaming for my grandson, I assumed the graphics would be just fine and didn't explore it. Oops. It uses onboard graphics, max resolution 1366 x 768. My fault, I know. Is there anything I can do to improve the graphics? Is there space for a graphics card in one of these laptops? Thanks for any assistance. Learned the hard way on this one.
 

A:ASUS Notebook Graphics

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Unfrotunately, with a notebook you are pretty much stuck with what you have in the way of hardware.

It looks like that model has Intel HD 4400 graphics which is pretty low end and only really up to the task of internet browsing, office, email etc in my opinion.

http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/X550LA/
 

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How to change your graphics excellerator on the hp 71-370us windows10

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Hi, so I have a very basic Notebook very cheap MSI A6300 nothing amazing.

So any way It needed a wipe I did, and now it can't find its graphics card, it should say ATI Radeon HD 4270 but it just says Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.

I am thinking its come loose or its been hit or something, I have run MSI Live Update 5 with no hope. It can't find it either.

Should I take a look inside? (Never rlly messed with laptops/Notebooks before, I do all my work on a desktop)

If you need anymore information or specs then I will get them asap! =D
 

A:Notebook is not seeing graphics card

You might be just missing the driver for your graphics card, try searching Techspot (or Google) for "MSI A6300 drivers", download the the video drivers for your notebook.
Hope this helps.
 

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Hi

I currently operate a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, which only just meets the minimum while playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I experience a lot of lag while playing and I believe that this is the root of the problem. The only other option is my processor, and that'll be a bit expensive to get a new one.

So I was wondering, could someone suggest a good graphics card (NVIDIA preferably) that will work well with Bad Company 2. I think something along the lines of 1 GB of memory would suffice. Also, my laptop is the Dell XPS M1530 so that it fits or whatever.

Thanks.
 

A:Notebook Graphics Card

Majority of notebooks graphic cards are integrated and cannot be replaced. You will need to check with Dell as I do know they have some that you can replace, but again, majority of their notebooks are not changable.

Plus there is no real supply other than from the manufacturer of the notebook.
 

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Hi. I just realised that my MSI Notebook GE62 2QF Apache Pro is using the integrated intel graphics instead of my Nvidia GTX 970M when going into my advanced display options. I have installed the latest nvidia graphics drivers for my chip and tried to disable the integrated graphics in the device manager. However, it is re-enabled on startup. I tried to look in the BIOS for an option to disable the integrated graphics, but I have had no luck. I have also tried switching my preferred graphics processor to the High Performance Nvidia one, but nothing happens there either. I have no idea what to do next, and I would be really grateful for some help.

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anybody know how to add 3D graphics card to notebook, obviou PCMCIA card fix appears not available to my search abilities?
 

A:notebook needing 3D graphics

don't think you can, either you have it when you buy the notebook or your out of luck. They don't allow much more than memory/hardrive upgrades.

Sorry
 

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Hi guys.
I have installed a new graphics card today. Radeon hd 6670 ddr5. After installation everything is working fine except that my monitor switch is no longer working. Is there any setting that I need to tweak to make it work? I am new to radeon card so not really sure about how it works.
Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor switch not working after installing graphics card

Not to be obtuse, but what monitor switch do you mean?

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I have an Alienware m14x, and I just learned today that I wasnt using my Graphics processor that I got with the laptop. I know that I sound like a complete noob but Could you please help me? :P


Thanks, happy

A:How to switch from onboard graphics to Nvidia GeForce GT 555M

Install drivers then configure it using Nvidia control panel

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