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aplatypus
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My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Im trying to get more performance out of my laptop and cant detect the AMD graphics card. I cant see the card in device manager and if I try to download amd drivers and services, they dont work.

Please help.

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Do you have switchable graphics turned on in BIOS?  Also is your laptop plugged in to outlet or running on battery?

 


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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Its plugged in. How can I get to the right bios to find that out?

 

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Does your BIOS show the below?

 

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

No, I cant see this option. It doesnt have this option in the configuration tab.

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Dont post your serial number here.  But try the below site.  Are you sure your computer came with discrete graphics option?

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup

 


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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Im not sure. But ive looked at the same model on other forums where they have a second graphics card. Ive found my model but im not sure what im looking for.

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

 

I have to give credit to another forum member NateS; he made a good point.  Looking at HMM(hardware maintenance manual) pages 88-93.  Not all models come with switchable graphics.

 

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_z41-70_z51-70_ideapad_500_14_15_hmm_201507.p...

 

 


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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

I guess mine doesnt have it then, thank you.

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Re: My z51-70 cant detect the amd r9 m375 graphics card.

Your welcome.  If your question was answered you might want to mark it "solved" to help other forum members asking the same question.

 


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