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Windows 7: Dual graphics card - BSOD etc....

12 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home
Dual graphics card - BSOD etc....

I have a laptop with built in i5 quadcore, 8gb ram, and dual graphics card
One being Intel Extreme whatever whatever
The other is a Geforce card with 1gb 3D

Anyway, my problem is simple, my laptop has a button to switch my GPU (Geforce) on, but it means only the card is on, but it does not mean in any way the computer will use the card.

In the old days (such as XP), the computer will always use the Geforce card...

So I am just wondering, anyway to force this to happen? Most games i play don't even use it and i feel a little frustrated to paid 300USD for a card that does nothing!

I tried doing the setup on the menu which is app by app, but it seems some app just have that option greyed out.

Also my Intel Card seems to be facing some issue to be honest and from time to time it kicks me out with BSOD (Memory Management > Hardware issue when diagnosed), or simply C++ Runtime library error.

Thanks a lot in advance

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14 Jun 2012   #2
Terronium 12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Alright, let me see if I'm understanding the situation correctly:

You want to use the dedicated card over the iGPU, correct? I'm not entirely sure how laptops handle the switching process, but you might want to try disabling the iGPU from within the BIOS. However, despite having just recommended that let's clear up a few things.

1. Fill out your system specs. It'd be a lot easier for me (and everyone else) to help you.
2. Are there any drivers for the card installed?
3. What was the cause of the BSOD? I'd hazard a guess at it being IRQL Not Less Or Equal (driver related).
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