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Switchable graphics?

2010-02-12, 2:02 AM

I have a new ideapad y550

specs: processor: Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz, System Memory: 4 GB, Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce GT240M, HardDrive: 320GB, Optical Storage: DVD-RW Combo drive

 

Is it possible for me to have switchable graphics? I would like to use integrated graphics when at school and then my discrete graphics for higher end stuff such as gaming etc.

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Re: Switchable graphics?

2010-02-12, 12:40 PM

check the device manager for other graphic adapter ( right click my computer > manage > device management )

if there's any other graphic adapter except nvdia g-force, it is possible to use but, i don't think you have another integrated graphic card, so, i don't think so. ( probably you have just g-force graphic adapter )


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Re: Switchable graphics?

2010-02-12, 16:26 PM

there is only the nvidia one, is it possible to install the intel integrated one from the intel site?

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Re: Switchable graphics?

2010-02-12, 17:03 PM

if you don't have graphic adapter more than one - which you don't - it is not possible to use switchable graphics.

it doesn't help you to install drivers from intel which you can't install even if you try.


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Re: Switchable graphics?

2010-02-13, 2:49 AM

So what would i have to do to get the switchable graphics? replace the processor with one that comes with integrated graphics or what?

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Re: Switchable graphics?

2010-02-13, 13:52 PM

you can't upgrade your mainboard for onboard graphic adapter.

it's not possible to use it  unless you have two graphic adapter ( onboard and internal ) - which you don't have


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