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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-11, 20:51 PM

let's stick with the topic instead of making guesses about lenovo's PR agenda ...

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-11, 23:51 PM
nothing to stick with. You cant have it, end of story. It might be BIOS lock, improper CPU (look the list upper) etc.
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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-12, 3:26 AM

Hi guys,

Knowing that you guys have issue with switching graphic card, let me check with you guys for a few things for i could understand the situation better.

May i know your

  • bios version
  • Intel chipset driver version
  • Intel onboard grahpics version
  • nvidia display driver version
  • OS (i.e. win 7 Home Premium, 32bit)


If you have all these installed but the device manager still see only nvidia display card, i would need to share this piece of info with engineering.

 


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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-12, 8:04 AM

Hi Cleo, many many thanks for responding to this.

As mentioned prior in the topic, we're not sure whether or not the Z560 can actually support switchable graphics or not, but we're hoping it can!

Anyways, i'll provide as much detail as I can provide you with :)

Current Bios : Version 30


Intel chipset driver version : 9.1.1.1020 (just installed, still no difference)


Intel onboards graphics version: We don't appear to yet have support for the i5 as switchable graphics, it doesn't appear in the device manager EDIT : Just tried installing 8.15.10.2104, rebooted, and still only display adapter in the device manager is the Nvidia Geforce 310m

 

Nvidia Control Panel version 2.5.630.21,

 

Nvidia Driver Version : 189.90

 

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

The exact specs of my laptop are all here : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-IdeaPad-notebook-i5-450M-Premium/dp/B003V8AUKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294819432&sr=8-1

Thanks again in advance, if there is anything else I can do to help or give any more information please let me know!

Rastaman_25

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-12, 15:59 PM

same specs here

 

Current Bios : Version 30 (v.207)

Intel chipset driver version : 9.1.1.1020

Intel onboards graphics version: doesn't seem to be available - does not show up in the device manager!

Nvidia Control Panel version 2.5.630.21,

Nvidia Driver Version : 189.90

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

 

z560, core i5-450, nvidia 310m

 

regards

 

riq

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-14, 5:11 AM

no updates so far ... And no response to my mail to the support. :(

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-14, 10:45 AM

Nothing here either Riq, though if our information has been given to the Lenovo techies it could take a few days to get  back... we'll have to keep our fingers crossed!

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-16, 23:08 PM

Hello!

 

If the Z560 not use Optimus, it could be mine :)

 

The reason: I want a Laptop with Nvidia-GPU and use WinXP.

 

I tried to get Optimus work with XP, but theres no chance :(

 

Did anyone tried the Z560 with XP? The drivers can be found in support-area of Lenono, but I wonder why there Intel-VGA-drivers can be found there.

 

 

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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-18, 7:26 AM

Hi guys,

Sorry for late update. As far as i know, Z560 was launched in a way that it does not support switchable graphic feature, which should explain why the price is affordable. Thus, it means only nvidia is available for us. Because of this, you are not able to install nVidia Optimus.

If a machine support Optimus technology, there will be a sticker at the palm rest area either on the left or the right.

For older models, a machine with switchable graphic feature should have a phsyical switch to turn to either integrated or discrete card.

 

I understand it maybe frustrating but that is thus far i can help.

 

Best regards,

Cleo


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Re: Z560 - Core i5, Nvidia Gefore 310m - Switchable Graphics?

2011-01-18, 9:33 AM

Thanks for the update Cleo,

 

so is the Z560 actually physically capable of switchable graphics or not? To be honest, if a laptop which has a Nvidia 310m and a Core i5 is not capable of switchable graphics, I've got a good mind to return it and switch to another laptop manufacturer, it seems such a simple omission that could easily be fixed by a bios and graphic driver update!

 

Is there any chance you could directly ask the techy guys if they could put together a bios and graphic driver update for us? Thanks, Rastaman_25

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