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Windows 7: Games detecting Intel HD instead of Dedicated Graphics Card

03 Sep 2013   #1
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Games detecting Intel HD instead of Dedicated Graphics Card

I am using a program called Nvidia Inspector to fix this issue with games such as Tomb Raider. But GTA 4 is giving me a hard time.I have tried everything, even Nvidia Inspector does not help in detecting Nvidia Graphics Card.I have an Acer Laptop with Optimus technology which seems to be the cause of this.I welcome any fix or solution.I can even try overclocking. I just want to run GTA 4 on my laptop.


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03 Sep 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi fahadhum, It might sound stupid. But, I read something about this sometime ago and the solution was to use power adapter while playing the game. While selecting the card it will give you the option to select the dedicated GPU.
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03 Sep 2013   #3
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hmmm Are you referring to the Power Saver Power plan as 2 more other Power Plans I.e Balanced and High Performance.....
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03 Sep 2013   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you can try to use high performance. We would like to provide max power if are using dedicated card and if you want to play GTA4. This game requires a lot of GPU power.
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03 Sep 2013   #5
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I already play games on high performance and I even tried playing gta 4 with Balanced Plan...However I haven't tried playing it with Power Saver Plan..May be it will triger my Nvidia Card...may be...but I am not confident...let's c..thank you Archer by the way...
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03 Sep 2013   #6
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

GTA 4 requires high power from the PC. keep us posted with your updates.
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03 Sep 2013   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W10 Tech Preview x64 VM / Linux Mint
 
 

Just out of interest, how do you know the iGPU isn't switching to the dGPU when you're playing GTA? I've never really used a laptop so I don't know how you know it's not switched over for that game but does for others. Is it just bad performance in that game?
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