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Old 12-16-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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I clicked the battery and I didn't see anything that said Switchable Graphics. I just saw the regular stuff where I can change my power plan and stuff. Unless the switchable graphics is what Power4Gear Entertainment and Power Saver mean?
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Install the newest drivers for what? Is there a way to just tell it do install them for everything or do I have to go through by hand one by one?
Try the nVIDIA optimus driver first. Optimus Technology

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I clicked the battery and I didn't see anything that said Switchable Graphics. I just saw the regular stuff where I can change my power plan and stuff. Unless the switchable graphics is what Power4Gear Entertainment and Power Saver mean?
Try putting it on entertainment mode. I doubt that's it, but it's worth a try.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:50 AM   #13
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I tried the entertainment mode, I was on Power Saver. It doesn't seem to have made a difference except made my screen brighter.

Are we sure that I have 2 cards and I just need to find out how to switch to the other one?
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:10 PM   #14
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According to its specs, it has two cards. The 310M should be able to get you more than 10 fps, so I think it's safe to say that's the issue.


Run dxdiag if you want to verify that's what's going on.
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It looks like it's the intel one to my eyes, but I might be reading something wrong. On the dxdiag screens I see nothing about Nvidia but I do see Intel HD stuff.
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It looks like it's the intel one to my eyes, but I might be reading something wrong. On the dxdiag screens I see nothing about Nvidia but I do see Intel HD stuff.
Yeah, that means it's using the intel graphics. Have you installed the new Optimus drivers I linked?
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:26 PM   #17
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I've been installing drivers for all the things on my device manager screen. I didn't know that was a link, just clicked on it and am installing the 64 bit version.

Is there more than 1 driver that I need from that link?
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I've been installing drivers for all the things on my device manager screen. I didn't know that was a link, just clicked on it and am installing the 64 bit version.

Is there more than 1 driver that I need from that link?
No, just the one.

Did you have missing drivers, or were you just updating?
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I was just updating I believe, but I'm not sure.

It said it couldn't locate any drivers that were compatible when I had that one you linked DLing. I saved it to the computer then ran it and it said that.
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That's weird. Are the drivers for the video card installed?
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