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So how do I know if it's even using it if I switch it to high performance?



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What is your laptop make and model?



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Crono141 said:
What is your laptop make and model?

pavillion g7 - 1270ca

I went to HP downloaded all the graphic card drivers didn't help. I just tried Crysis 2, the game performed the exact same whether I changed the graphics card to power saving or high performance, made no difference.



Gilgamesh said:
Crono141 said:
What is your laptop make and model?

 

pavillion g7 - 1270ca

I went to HP downloaded all the graphic card drivers didn't help. I just tried Crysis 2, the game performed the exact same whether I changed the graphics card to power saving or high performance, made no difference.

 

so catalyst center does nothing?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c03048374

 

otherwise try this:

in bios, when computer starts, hit esc, then f10 at the next menu, this will bring you to the bios menu, after that scroll to the section that lists "switchable graphics" change this setting from Dymanic mode to: Fixed mode(that means it will always use ati card), then exit and saved changes. I hope this helps because it did for me.

if that works it's not the card that is faulty and you probably need to update the bios to get dynamic mode working





 

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NiKKoM said:
Gilgamesh said:
Crono141 said:
What is your laptop make and model?

 

pavillion g7 - 1270ca

I went to HP downloaded all the graphic card drivers didn't help. I just tried Crysis 2, the game performed the exact same whether I changed the graphics card to power saving or high performance, made no difference.

 

so catalyst center does nothing?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c03048374

 

otherwise try this:

in bios, when computer starts, hit esc, then f10 at the next menu, this will bring you to the bios menu, after that scroll to the section that lists "switchable graphics" change this setting from Dymanic mode to: Fixed mode(that means it will always use ati card), then exit and saved changes. I hope this helps because it did for me.

if that works it's not the card that is faulty and you probably need to update the bios to get dynamic mode working



It didn't seem to make a difference in Crysis I turned it on and off and it was still choppy and slow both times. Also I updated my Bios to the latest and I can't find that option, it says nothing about the GPU.



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Crysis 1? Good luck getting that to run well on ANY laptop.



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Crono141 said:
Crysis 1? Good luck getting that to run well on ANY laptop.


crysis 2 sorry lol, but yeh even minecraft gets all choppy and  crashes



try using a different program to see if your card is recognized. systemrequirements.com isn
't allways accurate. I use everest free edition. it works really well and gives a variety of reports. http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4864-everest-free-edition.html



thranx said:
try using a different program to see if your card is recognized. systemrequirements.com isn
't allways accurate. I use everest free edition. it works really well and gives a variety of reports. http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4864-everest-free-edition.html

Not really sure what to do, I found it with the program but when I right click it all I can do is copy it? But when I go to summary or display it's not therer?



Gilgamesh said:
thranx said:
try using a different program to see if your card is recognized. systemrequirements.com isn
't allways accurate. I use everest free edition. it works really well and gives a variety of reports. http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4864-everest-free-edition.html

Not really sure what to do, I found it with the program but when I right click it all I can do is copy it? But when I go to summary or display it's not therer?


On the left side click on computer

than on summary in the drop down menu uder it

under display it should list your video card.

if its not listed than you do have a problem of some kind. i dont think it would be a driver issue. maybe a problem with the slot it is in or with the vid card itself

It sounds like that is what you have done and the card wasn't listed. can you try the card in another lap top or another card in your lap top so you can see if its the graphics card or the slot it is in that is the problem.