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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-25-2011
Location: Germany
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E520 Graphic card + express card slot + too many processes

Hey everybody,


I'm new to this community.


I just got an E520.


I already read the thread about this graphic card problem. So I was wondering if there is something new about this graphic card?


I updated my system via the Thinkpad update program.


Should i update the AMD driver?

The current driver version is: 8.811.1.5000


I can config and load the ATI control panel but when i go to config the screen and choose the display resolution i also can click on extended setup. when going into this area only the Intel HD graphic card is selected, not anything about the ATI.


with which program can i control which graphic card is currently running?

i know i can also just choose one graphic card in bios, but i want both cards are working.

so is there a possibility that i can just deactivate the ati graphic card when using battery mode?


How can i open the express card slot at the right side?

I couldn't find a button or something to press to release the plastic so i can insert a 34mm express card.


And the last question,

when i booted the computer for the first time i saw that in the task manager are about 100 processes, that doesn't seem normal. I mean i know there are a lot of Lenovos own software working in the background, but on my old device i had about 50 to max 70 process running.


When i open the task manager i don't even see all process which are running, the task manager only lists about 40-50 processes not more.


any solution

which processes are not necessary and can be loaded by opening the application by itself?


Hope u understand what i mean, English isn't my mother tongue.

Former Employee
Posts: 2,437
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: E520 Graphic card + express card slot + too many processes

hey Munchkin86,

-AMD driver, install the latest one one if the current version which you have on your unit is causing issues.

-The E520 comes with Intel HD Graphic card and thus the ATI Control Panel will not work accordingly.

- for the express card slot, just press it and the plastic holder should pop out. Also, refer to this :

- on the part of the processes, depending on the OS, software and drivers installed, having 100+ or so processes is possible. Rule of thumb, if it does not affect the performance of your unit; leave it alone.

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