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Windows 7: Why have I got Intel HD and Nvidia Drivers?

04 Nov 2011   #1
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Why have I got Intel HD and Nvidia Drivers?

I have recently got a new laptop with a GeForce GT 520M, and for some reason my DxDiag doesnt seem to register the fact that it's there, as you can see below.

I have got the nVidia Drivers installed as well as Intel HD Graphics installed.

I'm worried that this is affecting my laptops performance.

Please help!

Thanks,
StubbyHS




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04 Nov 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello stubby,

At first glance I would say this was correct but I need the complete laptop model name and number to be sure
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04 Nov 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe some laptops do this to save on battery power. During normal usage, the Intel adapter would be used, but if you kicked off a game or something 3D intensive, the Nvidia chip would fire up and handle the task.
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04 Nov 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I believe some laptops do this to save on battery power. During normal usage, the Intel adapter would be used, but if you kicked off a game or something 3D intensive, the Nvidia chip would fire up and handle the task.
This is exactly what it is and why both are there. Also known as switchable graphics, or as Nvidia likes to call it "Optimus Technology" (like they invented it or something). Do yourself a favor and don't delete/uninstall the Intel driver, that is if you want the laptop to continue to work correctly.
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04 Nov 2011   #5
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Will do. Thanks for the advice all!
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