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Lenovo Ideapad 310, Dedicated Graphics

Q: Lenovo Ideapad 310, Dedicated Graphics

I want to play games, so can i install nvidia graphic card in Lenovo Ideapad 310?If yes, then which will be the best. Thanks

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I have recently bought an Ideapad 500s with an i7 processor and Intel HD Integrated Graphics 520. I have seen, through the use of some websites, that my dedicated video RAM is only 128mb. It appears that the way to increase this is through the use of Advanced Settings in BIOS, but this laptop does not appear to have that option in its' bios settings. Is there any way to either access the advanced BIOS settings or increase the dedicated video RAM by another method?

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My model was graphic card dedicated?Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK - 80NT00QDGE i have a sticker on my laptop with AMD! Please help me, thanks!how can i activate her?

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Hello. My girlfriend has a Lenovo y50 Touch with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m GPU. It has perfomed well, however when I recently installed AutoCAD 2015 on it, I found out that it is actually using the Intel Integrated graphics card instead.
 
Rant:This is very disappointing because I advised her to purchase this one because of the dedicated graphics, and if it is not even going to use it then she could have saved a lot of money buying one without it.
 
Anyways, I have tried a few things to fix it, namely going to the Nvidia Control Panel and chaning the prefered graphics card to to the Nvidia. But I right-click on autocad and go to "Run with Graphics Processor >" it still shows the intel as the default, and even when I chose nvidia, the intel is still shown as the graphics processor from the autocad setting.

In short, I need help enabling the dedicated nvidia graphics card and using that insetad of the intel integrated. Any help is much appreciated! Please let me know what additional information would be needed.

A:Lenovo y50 Touch not using Dedicated Graphics. HELP!

See this AutoCad knowledgebase. Hopefully you can disable the intel card in BIOS as the article states.
 
Edit: This could lead to trouble I will post the link shortly. Here it is.

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Hi to all,I have just bought the Lenovo Y-700 ,and it is awesome!I would like to know if its graphics card could be upgraded (I plan to upgrade it in the future) ? Thanks to all on advance!Best regards!  

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i am planning to buy a lenovo desktop V520 with the below confighttps://www.thedostore.com/lenovo-desktops/think-desktops/lenovo-v520-slim-tower-desktop-10nna016ih.... I would like to install a dedicated graphics card like NVIDIA. Can I do this? Are there any compatibility issues? Please support.

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i am planning to buy a lenovo desktop V520 with the below confighttps://www.thedostore.com/lenovo-desktops/think-desktops/lenovo-v520-slim-tower-desktop-10nna016ih....I would like to install a dedicated graphics card like NVIDIA. Can I do this? Are there any compatibility issues? Please support.

A:Install a dedicated graphics like NVIDIA on Lenovo V520 desktop. Can I do this?

Hi rescuejax,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding installing dedicated GPU to Lenovo V520s
According to psref this model does support dedicated graphics like NVIDIA Geforce GT 730
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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i am planning to buy a lenovo desktop V520 with the below confighttps://www.thedostore.com/lenovo-desktops/think-desktops/lenovo-v520-slim-tower-desktop-10nna016ih....I would like to install a dedicated graphics card like NVIDIA. Can I do this? Are there any compatibility issues? Please support.

A:Install a dedicated graphics like NVIDIA on Lenovo V520 desktop. Can I do this?

Hi rescuejax,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding installing dedicated GPU to Lenovo V520s
According to psref this model does support dedicated graphics like NVIDIA Geforce GT 730
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I bought a lenovo z50-75 laptop a  few months ago, but it spent more in service then my home. It was recent 2 times because it was said that the laptop has no problem. I sent the laptop in to service because the dedicated graphics card doesn't work. I have tried all the sollutions that were mentioned in the forum but non of them worked. I have tried the win7ultimate ,8.1, and 10 (all licensed) and a lots of AMD driver. All of the settings were in high performance in AMD options, and the dual graphics was ON. But all game (dota2,lol, CSGO) run in low perfomance because the dedicated card doesen't working. 
 
Mod's Edit: Updated model number in Subject line.
 

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I bought a lenovo z50-75 laptop a  few months ago, but it spent more in service then my home. It was recent 2 times because it was said that the laptop has no problem. I sent the laptop in to service because the dedicated graphics card doesn't work. I have tried all the sollutions that were mentioned in the forum but non of them worked. I have tried the win7ultimate ,8.1, and 10 (all licensed) and a lots of AMD driver. All of the settings were in high performance in AMD options, and the dual graphics was ON. But all game (dota2,lol, CSGO) run in low perfomance because the dedicated card doesen't working. 

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Hi Everyone, Hello Lenovo, I bought this laptop recently, and I was satisfied so far until i decided to play a game. I bought this one because it has a discrete graphics for a lightweight gaming. But after about 10 mins of playing any kind of 3D game (Dota, CSGO, CoH, even Telltale games) fps drops start to occur - graphics settings in the game doesnt matter (low vs high - hd vs fhd .. still the same shuttering, fps droping). After some googling and testing via gpuz i discovered that there is thermal cap at 61-62C and if the card reaches this temp, it will start downclocking - After 10 mins of playing, GPU clocked itself at somewhere around 650Mhz (default clocks are around 950MHz), reason of throttle: thermal - via gpuZ. I tried using a cooling pad, but it doesnt seem to help much. Via Nvidia Inspector: there is a thermal limit set to 61C, but u cannot modify this setting, then in the other two states of a card (i think those are the states, that are triggered by the thermal limit) there are clocks set to 405MHz - neither these are modifiable, so i think, that after some more gpu usage, it would continue dropping to 405MHz.   I have tried:I have installed the newest nvidia drivers.There is no problem with power management settings (been set to max via windows power plan manager).I have also tried every power management settings in nvidia control panel (max power, adaptive etc,) - no positive results. I dont even think i got a defecti... Read more

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Hello dear community, recently I bought myself a Lenovo ideapad 305. Mainly for office purposes, however the fact that it has a Nvidia 820m as a secondary graphics card is a nice feature, since I like to play games from time to time. Since my games aren't the most demanding either, they work just fine as long as I use the 820m on it. They do lag considerably using the Intel Graphics Card. So, the thing is, I am considering whether to upgrade to Windows 10, and one central question is: Will the switchable graphics work? You know, my parents taught me to "ALWAYS have the latest drivers on your computer!" so earlier today I went ahead and downloaded the latest driver for the 820m from the nvidia website. Unfortunately, my parents hadn't told me that that's not how it works with hybrid graphic pcs. Apparently if you have two graphics card in one pc only the drivers from the manufacturer will work. That explains why my game suddenly started lagging after the driver update (even THOUGH I had it set to use the nvidia card on the nvidia control panel). I went back to the original driver via the onekey recovery partition now, and it works fine just like before. HOWEVER that means I would need a driver directly from Lenovo that makes this switchable thing work under Windows 10. Is there? If so, does it work? Any experiences? I need to decide this rather quickly, what with work and also the free upgrade period ending rather soon. Thanks a lot in advance!Gre... Read more

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I have lenovo ideapad 310 15isk (non-touch).I just wanted to know that can i attach external graphic card via USB cable with it? Will this system be able to support it?

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Good Day! I am really having a hard time finding the correct driver for the Lenovo IdeaPad 310 (Model: 80TU)*i5 7th Gen 2.5ghz*NVIDIA*windows 7-64bit I already downloaded lots of drivers, used driver identifier, but still no luck it hasnt work. I've been finding for 4 hours right now. tried downloading drivers for windows 8 and 10 64 bit (graphics driver) still no luck. I tried to search in the intel drivers download website by searching the 7th gen i5 2.5ghz details and showed that the compatible one is Intel HD Graphics 620, downloaded but still not working.downloaded nvidia and it displays "install intel driver first".Kindly help pls. thank you.

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Some times in firefox screen glitches which goes away on minimizing and maximising or scrollingAlso games are having stuttering problems even cs 1.6 please tell me what might bee the issue

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 I recently reformatted my ideapad to windows 7 instead of windows 10 which was the original OS installed before. I installed everything and then the amd graphics card got a problem and is not properly working and the AMD switchable graphics not working also.

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I bought Idepad s300 a few months ago from Singapore.I updated my laptop to Windows 10 then it started getting weird. First my screen was pixeletted. The pixels appear to be large squares. Then after some time it completely shutdown. The screen flickers and does not open.I tried to do Remote Desktop to the my laptop from other laptop and tried to install drivers. but every time i restart all the driver application are uninstalled. How Do i fix my laptop.

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I bought Idepad s300 a few months ago from Singapore.I updated my laptop to Windows 10 then it started getting weird. First my screen was pixeletted. The pixels appear to be large squares. Then after some time it completely shutdown. The screen flickers and does not open.I tried to do Remote Desktop to the my laptop from other laptop and tried to install drivers. but every time i restart all the driver application are uninstalled. How Do i fix my laptop.

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Hello All! I have just gotten the Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK and have been experiencing Hardware Scan Fail within the "Mathematical Operations Test" of my Intel HD Graphics 520. I have checked support and other forums which have addressed this issue, but all these solutions have not worked for me. I read that this is a false positive and that updating the VGA would help, which I have done, but does not fix the solution. Could anyone please help me find a solution to my problem. Thanks.

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK Intel HD Graphics 520 Har...

I had this problem also with my same model 1 week old laptop. Tech support found a different driver on the Intel website that corrected the problem. But, I also am experiencing another odd and random problem that others have discussed which is a pop up window in lower left corner of screen that says the Intel Graphics display stopped working and Windows is trying to repair it.

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Hi, Recently I bought my lenovo 700-15ISK with one of the highest configuration (i7, 16GB RAM) and windows 7.I have huge problem with this computer - it crash 2-3 times per day. When it occure nothing is responding (dislay show some artifacts, noise on audio output) - I'm only able to reset computer by holding power button. It's really annoying because there are days when it doesn't appear and I can't find any common factor of all of this crashes. I'm wondering if I should return computer to seller but I can't afford for delay in my work and I'm trying to figure out what will eliminate or "hide" this problem. Can someone observed similar issue? Maybe this is some driver fault (report  from lenovo solution center attached)?Thans for any sugestions. Regards,Thomas  


























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So i've had this laptop since 2013 and it can't run the newer games without being on the lowest of low qualities. Is there a way i can switch out my graphics card for a newer one? I have the dual 650M cards right now.

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Hello,  I have an Ideapag y700 (I7-6700HQ; 16GB; NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960M 4gb).  i got the laptop in january and for about 2 weeks 3D games worked well (tried with Dragon Age Inquisition and Football Manager 2017).  Then ... everything went wrong... And I could not get the games to open (I got various errors - Blue Screens).  I did however see that the problem is form the Intel graphics (it will not update - it remains with version 20.19.15.4474, even though on the Intel website there are a couple of updates available). I tried some updates but the computer keeps crashing.  Anyone has any clues as to what I can do ?  I'm attaching a dump file from FM 2017 game ...

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,Comment proceder a l'ouverture du cache cd?
 
French to English translation.....
 
How to open the cd cache?
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

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Hi!
I am Techsavy8 from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and a dedicated graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for a dedicated graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this dedicated graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and Onboard graphic card on the other hand provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...

Techsavy8
 

A:Solved: Difference Between Onboard Graphics a Dedicated Graphics Card

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I am using a lenovo ideapad 100 laptop and it has 64MB dedicated video ram memory.(Shows 1790 Approx Total Memory in devise tab of dxdiag window).
 
How can I increase this memory value to 128MB.(There are few videos on YouTube showing how to do this task with BIOS setup in other brands. But I cannot find such a stuff for changing in lonovo BIOS setup)
 
1)Is there anyway to do this inside Windows OS?
2)Or what happens If I disabled the Dedicated VRAM and start using sharedVRAM. and how can I do it.?
3)What are the consequences of these changings?
?dxdiag?? 
   Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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helloi have just bought lenovo ideapad 510-15ikb . it has 8 gb ram and nvidia 940mx but i am shocked because the dedicated video memory is 192 mb . i searched the internet for a way to increase it and i have found some people who could do this through their bios setting  but i couldnt find a way to increase it from my bios setting . i want to increase it to play gta v because it needs at least 1 gb of dedicated video ramcan you please help me ?


























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A:how to increase dedicated video ram for 510 ideapad laptop

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Hi, I've installed Windows 10 on Ideapad 510-15IKB: 80SV00DUPB, with 12GB RAM.Specs says GeForce 940MX comes with 4GB dedicated memory, but Nvidia Control Panel and GPU-Z say it's 2GB. Does this mean I really got laptop with 2GB VRAM or I did something wrong during installation? Thanks,Andrii 

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Hi. I have a laptop ideapad500 running windows 10 right now. My graphic memory is 4Gb and ram is 8Gb,how to increase dedicated video memory 
 
Mod's Comment: Please do not start multiple threads on same issue as this only splinters the discussion. Instead, keep your current discussion updated with any additional information. Thanks !
 
 

A:Ideapad 500 - How to increase dedicated video memo...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Unless there is an option in the BIOS Setup for adjusting video memory then it is preset by the BIOS and can not be changed.   

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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i want to buy a graphics card for my pc but lots od people say that if your dedicated graphics is more power full than your apu graphics it will bottleneck your pc -1-is this true or -2-if it is would you recomend a graphics card to me thank you-dipdapslap

A:intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

Hello dipdap mate personally I prefer NVidia as I had no end of problems and issues with AMD stuff.

Now I am of the opinion that a plug in GPU is better than on board stuff which is usually ok these days for day to day stuff. Now this brings me to what do you intend to do graphically with your machine??

As for bottle necking unless I have it terribly wrong plugging in a card disconnects the motherboard graphics so in effect it would be in theory impossible to run both at once.

It also depends on your budget but generally speaking out where I am this would cost you $179 GeForce GTX 750 Ti which is reasonably good for general use and light gaming to $429 for this ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Turbo 4GB - I like Asus stuff as you may have guessed and I use the Asus GTX 650Ti in both my desktops.

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My GPU is broken, I'm going from a 8500GT to a GTX260, and therefore the crappy winpower PSU in my computer isn't going to cut it. I'm aware that a good solid 600w PSU should do the job, but quite frankly I'm not paying 50 for a PSU. No way.

Is there any good reason I can't use something like this:
http://www.hardwarehounds.com/techspotlight/powerexpress.shtml

Seems logical because it's future proof etc etc. So it's only 20ish.

Also, another thing. Cheap PSUs etc are overrated by their manufacturers, but if you took say a 700w cheap PSU and made that dedicated for the GPU, the GPU is never going to take more than 200w anyway (less than what my computer is using with the 700w winpower in my machine). Is there a reason I can't just buy a cheap one and make that dedicated for graphics? How can it break/explode if it works fine on my 300w+ computer and I swap it into a 200w card?
 

A:Dedicated PSU for graphics

You mean besides that your Winpower could fry your entire system and cost you far more than $50?

Never used that Thermal take, but my main question is where would you put it? Do you keep your system on a test bench or in a case, as there are no mounting places for that in a typical case.

How much is that dedicated PSU? I would just buy a decent regular PSU and save yourself time, energy and a fried PC.
 

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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
Specs:
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
BIOS: 45CN36WW
 
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
 
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
 
Anybody have any suggestions on what the probl... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
 
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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I am totally disappointed in Lenovo's customer support. My lenovo 710s was bought less than 1 year ago (as of 10/6/2017, when I sent it in for repairs) and had 2 years warranty (1+1 year of extended warranty). I sent my laptop for repair due to a white spot issue on the monitor, affecting viewing of webpages and videos. However, the laptop was returned after 3 weeks without any fixes/repairs, as Lenovo claimed that it was a cosmetic issue. I wrote a message on their customer care website on 3/7/2017. However, they ignored me and there was no reply to date.  I thought Lenovo is a reliable and popular brand. However, it turned out to be a horrible decision, much to my dismay! 

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Hey guys, I just bought this computer today and I have encountered this problem. When I go to control panel -> display / dxdiag / AIDA64, I can only see Intel HD 630, but not my GTX 1050. I have tried reinstalling latest drivers and I changed the settings in NVIDIA control panel. I am using Windows 10 Pro. Thank you  

A:Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Hi Adomce123, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Have you tried running dx diag with a high graphic application software running alongside?
 
The automatic switch from Intel to NVIDIA would happen when there is demand for it thus you were allowed to re install NVIDIA drivers and use the NVIDIA control setting since it was available in your system. This can also be checked in your device manager as well as lenovo diagnostics to confirm if the NVIDIA device if available.
 
Try going in the BIOS and verify options under Configuration Menu for graphic device to run on Discrete or UMA only as option. F10 to save setting before exit.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards
 

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I have a Lenovo Y50-70 that I would like to connect to an external monitor, and I am unsure whether the computer is able to use the dedicated Nvidia GPU in this case, or if it is limited to the integrated Intel GPU only (meaning low FPS). Also, if I output the same (native) resolution (1920x1080) to a 24" screen from a 17" one, would graphics look considerably worse on a game with medium-high settings?Any help is appreciated.Cheers!

A:Lenovo Y50-70 external monitor dedicated VGA

Hi there, Medvesa                   -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You'd have to look around in the Nvidia Control Panel for that one. But your browser should be using your dedicated GPU for x264 decoding if you have hardware acceleration enabled.
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
           
Regards,
 
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New Yoga 700-141SK: Ran the Lenovo Support Center Hardware Scan and the Video Card Mathematical Operations Test has failed rendering the Report: WVC007002-UL7BPL. Is there a tried and proven solution out there? I have had a look at the solutions on the forum and am not satisfied that the solutions offered prove that the problem has been resolved. It is reasonable to expect Lenovo to make available a solution as a matter of course instead of end-users of "afflicted" Lenovo devices having to request/search for a solution(s).

























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Does anyone know the functions of the Lenovo Utility app? I am aware that it flashes up with an on screen symbol when the caps lock or num lock is pressed but what else can it do? I only ask as I want to disable it in order to stop the on screen notification that caps lock is on from appearing everytime I press the key. However I read somewhere that the app also handles the battery management and don't want to disable it if it will harm my pc. When I go into details in task manager it just appears as Lenovo Utility. So can I safley diable it? or will it cause an issue? Thanks   

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 I have  Nvidia GT740M dedicated graphics, i game quit alot but never had any overheating or any stutters but suddenly i started getting low fps in games i checked device manager/display adapters and my dedicated Gpu is nowhere to be found! which means that  games started running on the integreated intel 4600 Graphics .although all  my Nvidia drivers were up to date. i tried rolling back to previous drivers ver, uninstalled all of them but when reinstalling the setup just won't detect my GPU hardware. i even tried reinstalling windows but to no avail.  My Gpu seems to be totally dead.So are there any methods to fix it ? other than replacing the whole motherboard? i've heard that the heat gun method seems to do some wonders Much appreciated,

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Hello everyone. I own the Lenovo Z50-75 and I would like to know if it's possible to use only the dedicated graphics card for gaming on this laptop. First of all, my system specs are:
 
CPU: AMD FX-7500 @2.1GHz
RAM: 6GB (5GB in use)
GPU: Radeon R7 (integrated; shares 1GB with RAM), Radeon R7 M260DX (dedicated with 2GB VRAM)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
I know this laptop comes with the AMD's "Dual Graphics" feature. The problem is that most games don't work well with this setting (I had problems in many games with Dual Graphics enabled, such as screen flickering). Therefore I would like to use only the dedicated card, but no matter what I try, it seems impossible to get it working seperately from the integrated card.
 
I monitor the GPU load using GPU-Z, and the only way I could get the dedicated graphics card to show activity was when I enabled dual graphics with "AFR Friendly mode". Without Dual Graphics, it never turns on! But it is supposed to turn on when I set the power plan on "High performance", right?
 
What I've tried so far: 
 
1. Disabled Dual Graphics and set every possible setting on High Performance (under power plan and CCC). The integrated card was used instead of the dedicated.
 
2. Enabled Dual Graphics, but set the game profile (in CCC) not to use Dual Graphics. No luck.
 
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A:How to use the dedicated graphics card on Z50-75

Your point 1 should work for using the dedicated GPU.
From what I read, "Dual Graphics" from AMD is not a good working feature at the moment. You should do Point 1 (you mentioned).
 
Also, switch to Windows 8.1
Apply GPU updates.
Apply BIOS updates (if any).
Play a game and make sure you connected to AC power.
 
Try older AMD drivers, if the latest one gives problems.
 

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