I am having trouble with my new Fujitsu laptop. I have an onboard GPU (Intel® HD Graphics Family) and a non-onboard NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M GPU. I have Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) and the latest drivers for my NVIDIA video card. I also obviously have DirectX 11 installed, since I have Win7.
Now, the problem is that although Windows detects both GPUs, it uses the Intel one (this was true both before installing the latest NVIDIA driver and before that).
I know it's using the Intel one since: 1. If I go to Control Panel->Display->Change display settings->Advanced settings, the Properties window for the Intel GPU pops up; 2. If I go to Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel, under Options and Support->Information Center, it says "Processor Graphics In Use: Intel® HD Graphics 3000"; and 3. Graphics quality/performance is way too low for the NVIDIA GPU.
I tried disabling the Intel HD thing in Device Manager, but all that happened was that the screen went blank, so I restarted my computer, booted into Safe Mode (the screen wasn't blank there), re-enabled the Intel, and then restarted Windows into normal mode (and obviously I still had the problem with Windows not using the NVIDIA GPU.
Also, if I go into NVIDIA Control Panel (click the system tray icon and click "Customize which programs use the GPU"), under "Manage 3D Settings", if I add a game to the list of "programs to customize" (in the Program Settings tab) and then click Apply, the game still behaves as if it was using the Intel on-board GPU (as in, nothing changes in terms of quality and/or performance, regardless of the graphics settings). Also, in the Program Settings tab, under "2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program", the selected setting is "Use global setting (Auto-select: NVIDIA GPU)" and it doesn't allow me to change that (the drop-down list is greyed out).
So could you guys please help me solve this little issue? Pretty please?
Edited by Archie_eihcrA, 10 September 2011 - 07:03 PM.