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Windows 7: Confusion with my Graphics Driver

11 Jun 2013   #1
crusher25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Confusion with my Graphics Driver

I just bought a new laptop and I got it today. I bought it online. It's an MSI one but I can't find the model on it's website. The sticker on my laptop says MSI A617A but I can't find it in their site. I'm currently in Korea and I bought it here:
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http://english.11st.co.kr/product/SellerProductDetail.tmall?method=getSellerProductDetail&prdNo=475745578
It came with the usual utility CD but it has no DVD ROM. I guess because of the "ODD" feature which allows me to add another HDD/SSD on the side part of my laptop where the DVD ROM is usually located. so I manually downloaded the drivers of my GT645M. But when I tried installed it at first, it told me that I need to install Intel first. So I installed drivers for Intel HD 4000 then I installed the latest drivers of Nvidia GT645M. Both installed properly and when I checked Device Manager, both of them are listed under Display Adapters. When I tried to check on CPU-Z, under the Graphics Tab, the video card that that is appearing is only Intel HD 4000. But it should be Nvidia GT645M or I should at least be able to choose from the drop down bar between the two. What should I do to clear this confusion?

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Processor: Intel i5-3230M
Video Card: Nvidia GT645M 2GB DDR3
HDD: 500 GB
RAM: 4 GB


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12 Jun 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey crusher25, If you are sure that it GT64X in your system, then try to disable the intel HD from BIOS and see if you are able to see the Nvidia card or not!.
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12 Jun 2013   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... Is there a setting to set it to use CPU- Z ? ..... If not have a look at the thread below

Games only recognizing Intel graphics card, but using a real card
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12 Jun 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Just so your expectations aren't too high, that is a NOT a gaming laptop by any means.

Per me looking at the specs on that sales site, that and I bought my wife a better one a year ago than that, sans video, which can't make up for the low-end i5 in that one, no way no how.

That said, it's fine for general use.
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12 Jun 2013   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... If you have tried the above with no solution .... I would try GPU-Z
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12 Jun 2013   #6
crusher25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Just so your expectations aren't too high, that is a NOT a gaming laptop by any means.

Per me looking at the specs on that sales site, that and I bought my wife a better one a year ago than that, sans video, which can't make up for the low-end i5 in that one, no way no how.

That said, it's fine for general use.
I know it's not a gaming laptop. I never said it was because of my graphics card but I know it's a "decent" budget one since GT645M is not so bad at all. Am I right?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there .... If you have tried the above with no solution .... I would try GPU-Z
I tried the BIOS thing but there were no options on on disabling integrated video cards.
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12 Jun 2013   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

None of the above worked .... I think the only option you have left is to contact the Manufacture
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12 Jun 2013   #8
crusher25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
None of the above worked .... I think the only option you have left is to contact the Manufacture
GPU-Z was able to detect Intel HD 4000 and GT645M. But about the BIOS thing, there's no option there to turn of the integrated one.
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12 Jun 2013   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Was there no option in GPU- Z Interface to switch between the Cards?..... What about Post 3 did you try that solution ?
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12 Jun 2013   #10
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Crusher, try settings in the nvidia control panel and see if you can select the dedicated card for games. It sounds like you might have one of the laptops with optimus. Use the forum tool to fill your specs and maybe we can help.

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