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#1 alpha4345

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:33 AM

Hello guys!

When I try to play a game like Team Fortress 2 or CoD: MW2 on my laptop, I always get an error message that says that my video card is recognized as an Intel HD Graphics, and the game will not run properly.

It's bizarre, because my GPU is in fact an Nvidia GeForce 420M. I'm 100% sure it is, because when I bought the lapotop, it was written on the box Nvidia 420M GPU in the specs and I'm actually using Nvidia GPU drivers...

So I want some help to solve this annoying problem. I think it's started when I contacted Dell support for a video problem, and the guy probably changed something...

Thank you very much!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:27 AM

Hi alpha4345,

Sounds like you may have both Nvidia and Intel integrated graphics, Nvidia I believe is supposed to run intensive programs,and Intel less intensive programs. I have no experience with this type of laptop but I would definately upgrade to the latest Nvidia driver for starters if you have not already, this hopefuly may be all you need to do. Uf still a problem, then check in the Nvidia control panel to see if there are any associated setting you can be dedicated the card to. I would also look in the game settings to see if there is a setting in there to choose the graphics card to use. Check to see if there is an option after you RIGHT mouse click the games exe to choose which graphics card to use.

Good Luck,
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#3 alpha4345

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:18 PM

Two GPUs? In a laptop? Okay... Gonna check that.

UPDATE: Currently downloading/installing latest Nvidia drivers for my GPU. We'll see what will happen...

Edited by alpha4345, 29 June 2011 - 12:38 PM.





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