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W510: Discrete Graphics Option gone AWOL

2010-05-03, 20:48 PM

I'm not sure when this happened - perhaps it was when I updated the Power Manager, or perhaps it was related to the bios update - but I no longer have the option to switch to Discrete Graphics when I right click on the power icon beside the system tray.

 

Does anyone know how to restore this option?

 

I'm hoping it will be the solution to be seemingly diminishing battery life - I used to get 2 hours out of this 6 cell, but now it feels much less!

 

TIA

 

Andy Wu

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Re: W510: Discrete Graphics Option gone AWOL

2010-05-04, 12:14 PM

I don't believe that option would have any effect on the W510.  I believe that the only option on the W510 is discrete graphics.  Since there's no integrated graphics maybe the option was removed because it shouldn't have been there in the first place.

 

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: W510: Discrete Graphics Option gone AWOL

2010-05-04, 16:53 PM

Oh you could be on to something there! I'm not sure what to look for to confirm that.

 

I did ask Lenovo tech support about it and they've raised it to level 2 support so I'll report back what they tell me when they call back.

 

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Andy Wu

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Re: W510: Discrete Graphics Option gone AWOL

2010-05-04, 17:13 PM

Below is a link to a post that I found from February concerning switchable graphics on the W510.  This might shed some light on the matter.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W510-Graphics-Switchable/m-p/202398

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