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Laptop with switchable graphics

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dromidos, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. Dromidos

    Dromidos Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2013
    Heya. New here obviously but I'm in a bit of a rut. Sorry for gramma etc using my mobile for this at the moment. Recently purchased myself a new laptop for multipurpose reasons. Everything from gaming (obviously not hardcore just something to tie me over until I build my new desktop) to Microsoft office use for work. I'm having issues with the switchable graphics that when I exit my game (kingdoms of amalur : the reckoning - for example) within minutes my laptop will freeze, which I am guessing happens when it switches back to the intel chipset. Wondering what I can do to stop this from happening even if that means forcing it to use the nvidia gfx card constantly. Below is my laptop specs if it helps.

    Toshiba p850/030 with upgraded RAM

    Intel® Core™ i7 processor 3610QM (Quad Core, 2.3GHz - 3.3GHz, 1600MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache)

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit) with Service Pack 1 - can change to ultimate at any time

    Screen Size
    15.6" Widescreen HD LED Backlit Display (1366 x 768)

    12GB DDR3 (4GBx 3) (1600Mhz)

    750GB (5400rpm) SATA

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M 2GB with Optimus + Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (4095MB Total: 2GB discrete memory + 2047MB shared memory)

    Thanks in advance
  2. Dromidos

    Dromidos Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2013
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 12179 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 701574 MB, Free - 652677 MB;
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, QFKAA
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

    May as well add this.
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