Graphics info wrong

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  1. Yoyomah20

    Yoyomah20 New Member

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    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. intel 3000.
     
  2. Trouble

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    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
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    Randy
     
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    Yoyomah20 New Member

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    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
     
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    My suspicion would be that, with the switch set in that position it better supports portability in terms of battery life. Just a guess.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    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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