08-19-2012 07:18 AM - edited 08-19-2012 07:19 AM
I have recently purchased a T430 including a NVIDIA NVS 5400M graphics card. Games (e.g., Max Payne 3) used to run fast, using the NVIDIA GPU. Today, I was trying to play a video game once again (after not having played for several weeks). Unfortunately, my OS (Win7, 64bit) automatically assigns the Intel GPU, resulting in much lower speed. Using the NVIDIA control panel, I cannot change my preferred GPU (changes won't be saved). I have already run a Lenovo update and installed the latest graphics driver (296.88), which did not result in any improvements.
When starting a game, I am able to select my graphics card manually, but I would like to configure some general settings using the control panel.
Do you have any solutions?
Thank you very much.
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08-19-2012 07:28 AM
08-20-2012 07:26 AM - edited 08-20-2012 11:26 AM
I just wanted to ask if you had gone into the NVIDIA control panel and set all the options to "With the NVIDIA settings" and see if that helps. You can also go into BIOS and change Graphic Device to Discreate Graphics which willl achieve higher graphics. The BIOS settings above I suggested would do what switching the NVIDIA options would do and also this will drain your battery faster then normal. If you could do the suggestions and post back let us know how it is going we all will be more then happy to contunine working with you.
08-20-2012 11:03 AM
Thank you for your message. I have both set all the options to "With the NVIDIA settings" and changed Graphic Device to Discreate Graphics within BIOS. Then, my OS installed several drivers, which is way I restarted. Going into BIOS then said that Graphic Device was set to Optimus??
08-20-2012 11:32 AM
You should have three options in BIOS: integrated( your intel card), discrete ( your NVIDIA card), Optimus (which switches between them to provide better battery life). Like what I was saying before if you set it in BIOS to discrete you will drain your battery much faster then integrated or Optimus. When set to Optimus it's suppose to swtich to your NVIDIA card on its own and when your not doing anything graphic intenese it's suppose to switch to your intel all to help extend and give you longer battery life. Best Regards, Hiro
08-20-2012 12:05 PM
08-20-2012 12:18 PM
Yet under Discrete is it? Could you list your NVIDIA driver for me what version you have.