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Windows 7: Laptop with two graphics cards - how to lock to the best?

11 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Laptop with two graphics cards - how to lock to the best?

Hi,

My Multicom Xishan W350E Laptop has two graphics cards installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 and GeForce GTX 660M. As far as I understand the laptop will start on the lower end Intel card and when called for in for example a game, the GeForce GTX card will start and at the same time a small orange light will indicate that the better card is running.

Unfortunately I have had a few experiences where the orange light has been lit, however the lagging experienced in games are so great that the GeForce card hardly can be running.

Is there a way to force the GeForce to be the only graphics card used and perhaps disable the Intel card? My laptop is always connected to power anyway so I do not need the Intel card to save any battery power.

Thanks for helping.


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11 May 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sound like you use optimus, try the settings in this thread

NVidia Optimus problems.
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11 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Great!

I'll try this and hope it Works

Thank you for the quick reply!
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11 May 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Good luck!! There should also be an option in your bios to set it to your discrete card only.
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