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Windows 7: Windows is not using my NVIDIA GEFORCE

19 Jan 2012   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It says here Inspiron N5110 15R not displaying nVidia GT525M graphics card in the system specifications. - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community to enable it in the Optimus control panel on an application by application basis.

I'll do a bit of digging and be back.
Some information on Optimus,

nVidia Optimus Technology | Dell


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19 Jan 2012   #12
askavatar

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just realized that this is a Laptop, and probably wouldn't have the option to disable the main video device, anyway. Anyway, surfing through the Dell forums, this apparantly worked for someone: Dell Community

Since there was no useful information in that link, here's the NVIDIA download link. As I understand it, you should be able to get to Beta drivers from here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Here are the latest BETA driver
http://www.nvidia.com/object/noteboo...ta-driver.html
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19 Jan 2012   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by askavatar View Post
I just realized that this is a Laptop, and probably wouldn't have the option to disable the main video device, anyway. Anyway, surfing through the Dell forums, this apparantly worked for someone: Dell Community
you might have done it
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19 Jan 2012   #14
hoangnnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot guys, i'm downloading the last version of my NVIDIA and hope that it works !
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20 Jan 2012   #15
hoangnnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys, it seems there's no way to make windows use the VGA at default display .
But installing new newest verison of NVIDIA control panel solved my problem , i can play the game now.
Thanks alot for your help, I am very appreciated !
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20 Jan 2012   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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01 Apr 2012   #17
ratnayesu

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Solved Windows is not using my NVIDIA GEFORCE

Hey ... never Give up.
Upgrade your ram to 8GB

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10 Apr 2015   #18
Zacb01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
If all else fails

First do everything that was originally mentioned with changing preferred graphics processor in Nvidia Control panel and in windows control panel, changing power plan to High Performance and if that still hasn't changed it then do this...Go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT and delete the winsat.txt
Then go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore and delete all the files in there.
Now restart W.E.I.
Note: The scores should be the proper score now.
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10 Apr 2015   #19
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Try this just do the opposite. Choose the Nvidia High performance in Nvidia control Panel and disable the on board graphics in device Manager AFTER YOU MAKE SURE IT WORKS.

First set the integrated graphics as preferred .....
  1. Open Nvidia control panel.
  2. Click on "Manage 3D settings".
  3. Click on the button below "Preferred Graphics Processor"
  4. Change it to "Integrated graphics"from the drop down menu.
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  5. Apply it.
Now restart the computer.


Now, disable nvidia graphics card in the device manager.
  1. Click on the start button.
  2. Type Device Manager in the search bar.
  3. Click on the resulting link. The Device Manager window will open.
  4. The third one should be "Display Adapter". Expand it by clicking on the "►" in front of it. Your nvidia card name will be shown.
  5. Right click on it. Choose "Disable" in the context menu.
  6. A dialog will appear with some scary words. Dont be afraid. Click on "Yes" .
  7. Restart the computer.
Hopefully the nvidia display is out of use now, and so there will not be any further chance of graphics switching.


Let us know how the computer is running after doing it.
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