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Windows 7: Laptop lagging

04 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Laptop lagging

Hello guys,

So recently, i have bought a new Lenovo laptop. The problem is that, even though i have 2 graphics card installed and a 12 GB RAM, im still slow loading in even a shtty game. SO, my guess is that my laptop doesnt detect my NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M? The other gfx is my Intel HD Graphics 4000. So is there any solution that can make my laptop focus on one gfx which is my Nvidia gfx?

Heres my laptop specs:
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz
12.0GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

*I cant also update my Nvidia gfx. When i tried to update it, it says its not compatible with my gfx...

As u see from my specs, i think that this laptop could run a normal game with high settings.

Thank you for your time.

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06 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Bump! Need help...
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06 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 10 64bit

What laptop model is it and it should have like some switchable graphics setting. I can't say much on what to do since I don't own a laptop but i've seen some dudes here on the forums that know about that stuff and know how to work the switchable graphics. Your going to have to wait for someone who knows about this subject.
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06 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Lenovo IdeaPad Z480

There is no switchable graphics settings. Ive tried the NVIDIA but it still laggs.

Just a question, how much would u rate my laptop for running basic games, by seeing my specs?

*I tried running a game called Soldier Front/Special Force, and i still got fps laggs.
I checked my CCleaner. Usually, they will show u ur computer specs. They only show me my INTEL HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia driver didnt appear there...
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06 Sep 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

According to Passmark Benchmarks, the 630 isnt one of the best. Maybe that's it?
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07 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Another person suffering from not being able to use switchable graphics. I too purchased a laptop with the 630M and an Intel HD Graphics 3000. I'm getting the same fps problems on even the shittiest of games.

The problem with your driver not being accepted is that your manufacturer has their own (very outdated) driver available on their site. I recently installed a beta driver from the nvidia site which was accepted but it made no difference.

I'd recommend taking the laptop back for a refund, I'll certainly be returning mine soon. Depending on where you got it from they should allow it as long as you make it clear that you're extremely unsatisfied and you feel you were missold a product.
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07 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Or maybe should i try to get another graphics card instead?

Becos i think refunding the porduct would not work as i bought this at an IT fair.
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07 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This is the thing that i found out. I went to lenovo website and found out that my laptop suppose to have an i5 processor. But im having an i7 processor. Maybe this should be the problem??
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07 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

the difference between i5 and i7:
Won't go into too much detail but hyperthreading is pretty much two virtual processing cores on one physical core.

For your problem:
You said two graphics cards were installed, but really theres only one. The other "graphics card" is actually built on to your motherboard, and so really doesn't count as a "graphics card".
I'm thinking maybe you haven't updated your drivers properly, so:
Drivers | GeForce
but I think I found the driver for you, which is:
Drivers | GeForce
and download your latest driver. Follow all the instruction and HOPEFULLY it'll work.

Also, check your Graphics Card has the specs required to play the game (if it can only run the game at minimum specs, expect to have low fps).

You can try seeing if your computer is using your onboard or your video card. Start > Search > "Device Manager" (without quotations) > click Device Manager.
Expand the arrow leading into "Display Adaptors" and it should tell you which one you're currently using.

Since I don't use laptops (Only my desktop, phone and/or tablet) I can't actually see what the problem is, but if those other suggestions fail then the only reason I can think of is your card was screwed up during the manufacturing process (or somewhere along the line) - if it is, just call Lenovo (they should have the customer support phone number on the receipt) and ask the technicians about your problem.

Good luck
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07 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you for ur response. As stated above, i cant seem to update my driver to the latest version. It states that it is not compatible. So i tried installing the BETA version and it works. Im currently running on the BETA version.

Under my 'Display Adapters', theres 2 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 and GeForce GT 630M.

Ive tested it out and im still having these slow load and FPS laggs. I dont get it why i slow load when i have a good processor. :\
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