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Solved: On board Graphics Detected not Graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by syaoran7li, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone.... How r u all??? Nice to meet u all..... ^_^

    well my friend bought a laptop it has on board graphics and also a additional nvidia graphics... now when I run game the on board graphics card is getting detected and not the nvidia card.. I tried in bios but in the display part there are only 2 options 1 is optimus whic allows bot nvidia vga and intel vga to work and the other one allows only the intel vga to work... so is there a way to make games recognise nvidia or can I disable onboard graphics through device manager??

    laptop model: lenovo ideapad z570
    graphics card: Nvidia geforce gt 540m

    and one more thing...In one of the game I checked PES 2012 it shows as its using onboard graphics.. and I tried arkham city and tried enabling hardware acceleration physx but it said the laptops hardware doesnt support it....

    one more thing I just went to nvidia control panel and in there 3d settings and there global settings its written there preferred graphics processor is integrated graphics.. and I couldnt change it.....

    can I disable the onboard graphics card in device manager???

    thanks....
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Just change prefered to nvidia.
    It should help as long as the drivers are properly installed.
    Sounds like they are.
     
  3. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    couldnt change the preferred one.. its grayed out tat is locked.... and not only tat i have my game to use nvidia and tat too it chose automatically...but the games wont lauch says my graphics card doesnt support...

    i searched around internet.. the problem seems to the optimus technology... which uses both on board and nvidia... and cuz of tat my game wont run... is there a way to turn off optimus technology???
     
  4. leroys1000

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    Might try going the the nvidia site and installing the latest drivers.
    If it is not letting you select it,it may not be properly installed.
     
  5. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    Thanks...will try tat and will let u know... ^_^
     
  6. Snagglegaster

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    syaoran7li, just exactly what "graphics card" are you using with the laptop? Brand, model number, connection method, etc. would all be useful.
     
  7. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying.. sorry did i not mention tat....

    Nvidia Geforce gt 540m
     
  8. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    hey i tried installing a new driver..but still the problem exists.... wat to do???
     
  9. syaoran7li

    syaoran7li Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone....

    i just found a button on my laptop which had a lock symbol next to it... and when i pressed it all games started detecting nvidia graphics card.... thank u soooooo much for helping me.. thanks....

    ^_^
     
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