Does anyone know if its possible to switch from a nVidia to a ATI video card? Right now I have Dual nVidia video cards and for some reason I have a lot of trouble with them. The program to switch from One active card to two active cards doesnt work properly anymore and when I play games it lags for me a lot. Or could I just switch to ONE video card that has 1GB of onboard memory?
Specs: Intel Core Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz
4.00 Gb Memory
Dual nVidia GeForce 9400M G
320 Gb HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
I could be wrong but it seems to me that if the program worked correctly before and now doesn't then the problem lies with Windows, not the hardware. I would be more inclined to reinstall Windows and all my drivers before taking the drastic action you have suggested.
Running a clean Windows install is a pain in the butt in terms of having to backup then reinstall your programs/games and restore all your data however the upside is that the system runs like a new machine again and that feels great!
Well, this is what happened. I bought the laptop Used, didn't know it had dual video cards. I figured out how to switch between one and two of them. It worked fine up until I started the laptop up without the AC charger plugged in. On boot-up it said using the battery it will use Integrated graphics, if I wanted to use discrete graphics I should plug the AC adapter in. So I went on using only the battery, and when it started up my nVidia program to switch between one and two cards never showed up since then. I tried re-installing the drivers, programs, nothing works. It's a pain now because I can't control them when I need the extra to be enabled. Any suggestions?
i beleive you can disable the onboard card entirely in the bios been a while since i had an R1 but from what i remeber when i had my dual 280gtx's in my R1 is to post on the 280 with battery u need to disable the hybrid and onboard in bios otherwise it will default to onboard for power saving reasons the same should apply for you with your cards
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