Graphics info wrong

#1
Hi, I recently recieved a Lenovo Y570 08626PU laptop with Nvidia 555m GDDR5 2GB graphics card, along side with intel 3000 graphics. When I go into display settings, and go into advanced it says my GPU is intel 3000, with 64mb of dedicated video memory. When I go into the nvidia control panel it says that I have 2GB of GDDR5 memory from the 555m. Is windows 7 not recognizing the gfx card?
555m.png intel 3000.png
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Hello and welcome to the forum,.
Look for a switch (silver) right front of machine. It shuts off the intel graphics card and allows you to use the Nvidia.
Hope this helps
Regards
Randy
 


#3
Thanks...don't know why my laptop was shipped with that turned off...was thinking it was not performing as a 2GB GDDR5 card should perform
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Thanks...don't know why my laptop was shipped with that turned off...was thinking it was not performing as a 2GB GDDR5 card should perform
My suspicion would be that, with the switch set in that position it better supports portability in terms of battery life. Just a guess.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#5
There are some systems that will switch between GPUs depending on need. My system will do that, if I had a discrete video card and the software installed.

I do not know if your system is set up that way.
 


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