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Windows 7: problem with dedicated memory in windows 7

20 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
problem with dedicated memory in windows 7

I wanna buy a new Dell laptop, but it has a problem with PES 2012 game..
Although the device has two graphic cards, it's said that PES2012 doesn't work on it due to only 64MB dedicated memory, my friend tried to switch to the nVidia card while playing his game but doesn't work.
My questions are:
how to switch between the 2 cards? and how to make the nVidia permanent or default one?
why it always shows 64MB with windows 7?

sorry for too long story and thanks for replying :)


Model Name
Inspiron N5110

Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM
clock speed : 2.0 GHz

Microprocessor Cache
3rd level cache : 6 MB

Memory& max memory
standard :8GB
technology DR3 RAM

Video Graphics Video Memory
manufacturer :1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT525M +Intel
Switchable "opimous" VGA
memory type : shared

Hard Drive
capacity : 1 TR

Multimedia Drive
Internal tray-load DVD+/-RW

size : 15.6"
type : High Definition (720p) WLED Display with TrueLifeTM
internal resolution : 1,366 x 768


Network Card
topology: Fast Ethernet LAN
speed: 10/100

Wireless Connectivity
Network Support : 802.11b/g

speakers : built-in stereo speaker
4-Watt (2 x 2W) High Definition Audio 2.0 Stereo Speakers with SRS Premium SoundTM

Windows® keys : Yes

Pointing Device

7-in-1 Media Card Reader Digital (SD) Memory Card, Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro)
xD Picture Card (xD)

External Ports
2x USB 3.0 compliant ports
1xUSB 2.0
1x Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
1x VGA Port
1x AC adapter connector
1x Audio jacks (1 line-out, 1 Mic-in)
1x HDMI port
1x WebCam
1x Kensington lock slot

(W x D x H) 380 x 259 x 20 (front) / 32.8 (rear) mm

6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

starting at 2.47 kg (including the supplied battery)

What's In The Box
Laptop Dell Inspiron + Charger + Manuals

Operating System:
Free Dos

1 Year Standard Warranty

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

I've never owned a notebook with nVidia's Optimus technology, but see here:

You ought to be able to set the notebook to use the NVidia graphics all the time. It's done from the NVidia control panel.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I have a laptop with Nvidia Optimus and what Bobkin said is true. The newest Nvidia driver lets you select the card to be used all the time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jun 2012   #4

Win Xp 32 bit

Hi Saruman201,

I am Makarand from Dell Social Media and Communities.

With regards to the specifications you have mentioned, the Nvidia graphics card is switchable and can be set as default. Please follow the steps given below,
1)Please right click on a blank space on the desktop. You will get a new menu. Now please select "nvidia control panel".
2)In the "nvidia control panel" you need to select "Manage 3D Settings" Please go over to "Program Settings".
3)Now you will have to "Add" the simulation you would like to be started with the nvidia card. Therefore you will have to add the application file of your simulation - e.g. "aerofly5.exe". If there is file named "flyrun.exe", you may add this,too.
Instead of global settings you now need to change it to "NVIDIA high-performance processor".
4)To finish that configuration you just need to click on save. Now you are able to start the simulation using the nvidia processor.

Alternatively, you could also set the graphics card to default in BIOS screen. (Access BIOS by pressing F2 at start up). Please be advised that by doing this the battery will drain out very fast.

Kindly reply back for further clarifications,

Dell-Makarand P
Dell Social Media and Communities Professional
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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