11-21-2011 06:34 PM
I only have the Nvidia driver installed. Not the Intel's since I was denied while trying to install it.
I must say that my Bios is now set on Descrete card only. Optimus is disabled.
still, carry on with your steps as youve detailed?
Ok, I still didnt erase what I just wrote above...and its just to explain the possible misunderstanding that happend here. I was sure that there are 2 Drivers to install to cover the Video\GFX drivers for the W520:
1. First is this driver you've mentioned:
[I thought it included only Nvidia drivers+The Optimus option]
2.And then I thought you should install this Intel's Driver:
Now I am realizing Probably only the first link is needed, and that covers Nvidia+Intel's drivers +Optimus.
Am I correct now?
11-21-2011 06:43 PM
Yes, the second link is NOT for the W520
11-21-2011 08:19 PM
11-22-2011 05:28 PM
11-22-2011 08:12 PM
Thank you for your kind reply & recommendation.
As you can see from your own reply here- even if there is not a lot of Lenovo's Bloatware- you could still see that there are a lot of Tools which are useless for the common user...you & me.
I Do NOT know what it is that made the stock pre-load of Lenovo feel slower than a fresh install of Windows 7. [maybe its the backup & recovery which kept the HDD work constantly? i dont know]....but now things work a bit better. more responsive..less laggy...for example- just launching a video on Windows Media Player Classic-took a while untill the file was launched. Now?After the fresh Win7 install- Boom! you click and the video opens fast...as it should be. no lag.
Lemme ask you about the communication app+and Skype:
I try to change the resolution of the camera on that app to a higher one...not HD neccesarily [like 800x448...but Skype still shows lower resolution than that. it doesnt influence Skype....therefore=maybe this communication app is useless?
11-22-2011 08:45 PM
...there are a lot of Tools which are useless for the common user.
Please keep in mind that the W series of laptops are not marketed to the 'common user', they are engineering workstations that are marketed to power users and road warriors. Almost all of the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools that are provided with the W series could, realistically, be of use to this target audience, although it is unlikely that any one user from this audience would use every single tool that is provided.
You are a bit of an exception to the rule above, being that you are an outlier (a novice laptop user) who has simply purchased an extremely expensive computer.
11-22-2011 09:40 PM