force switch amd video card


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I have a quite problematic hp pavilion g6-2305sq laptop and I am trying to force it to use the dedicated amd video card. The problem is that in CCC there's no such option. There's only the "Switchable Graphics Global Settings" and I can choose what to prioritise on battery and when plugged in. On battery I've chosen 'maximize performance'. Of course, I can also choose the video performance according to the application I'm using, but that doesn't force anything.

I've tried switching in BIOS, but I don't have that option. The BIOS lacks options, I think. There are only a few. Maybe there's a secret menu that I could activate.

On a different laptop (Lenovo) I can actually choose what video card to use and I just press the respective button. Here everything seems to be made automatically.

I am using Windows 7 Pro. Is there any solution? Maybe installing a particular CCC that has the option of choosing what video card to use manually?

I know I am not using the dedicated video card because I've installed a game that says I'm using intel HD.

I'm wondering is there a setting the game itself to choose video device....just guessing.


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Yes, you can choose from it, but it only identifies the current video card as Intel HD. I'm talking about Motogp 2013.
On another laptop (Lenovo E420) I have a different CCC version and I can manually switch between the two, so there aren't any ambiguities about that.

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Thank you all for you replies. Just like the previous years, you've been so helpful. I know now I'll be profiting from this forum in the near and far future for any windows problem that I have! Great!

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