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Windows 7: Nvidia Hybrid (mobile) graphics not being used

26 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Nvidia Hybrid (mobile) graphics not being used

I bought a (gently) used Samsung NP-QX410 off of a friend. Just to be safe, I wiped my HDD clean and reinstalled Windows. I have the proprietary drivers for my model from Samsung. Now, when I go to play a graphics-intensive game that I *know* worked splendidly for him, the performance is not even half He had, and I keep getting graphics driver crash notifications in the system tray when there's a spike of high demand on the graphics.

A little googling shows I'm stuck with one of those awful Hybrid graphics chips. It's supposed to be a GeForce 310M/Intel hybrid, but the Nvidia portion isn't being used. The driver crashes I mentioned are for the (default?) Intel HD Graphics, and I can't figure out how to get it to utilize the NVIDIA gpu

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26 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Did you install the nvidia drivers ?
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 Nvidia Hybrid (mobile) graphics not being used

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