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Dell inspiron 15r se 7520 switchable graphics problem

Hello,

 

I just got a laptop Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm having some graphic card issue. Technically I was suppose to have the AMD graphic card working, but when I look at the configurations I see 2 video cards: One that is an Intel HD integrated card and the AMD. The one that it's working is the Intel. How do I make the AMD work instead?

 

Thanks,

Shanthosh

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What if I want to run on 7730 permanently? I want to have good ratings on the laptop. Suggest a way to permanently switch to amd.

Also I want to check if amd 7730 is actually present in my laptop. How to do that? Thanks.

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Always insure to configure the switchable graphics first (ie) right click on desktop, 

1. SELECT SWTCHABLE GRAPHICS,

2. CATALYST CONTROL CENTER OPENS, YOU ARE THE PRESENTED WITH OPTIONS, RECENT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS.

3. CLICK ON BROWSE, BROUSE TO THE GAME OR APPLICATION YOU WISH TO USE WITH ATI RADEON HD7730 OR HD 4000 GRAPHICS.

4. SELECT THE *.EXE FILE OF THE GAME OR APP. (IE) SKYRIM.EXE

5 ONCE SELECTED, THEN YOU CLICK ON THE TAB NOT ASSIGNED (YELLOW). IF IT IS RED THEN IT IS PRE-CONFIGURED.

6 YOU NOW HAVE TO PICK THE GRAPHIC'S CARD YOU WANT (EXAMPLE RED= ATI RADEON HD7730 or Green  = Power save HD 4000 GRAPHICS).  It dosen't actually state the graphic;s processor, RED = ATI RADEON HD7730, and GREEN = Power save HD 4000 GRAPHICS.

This is really easy and you will get to grips in no time.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU CAN NOT ASSIGN A GRAPHIC'S PROCESSOR AND THE TAB STAYS YELLOW THEN THE CAUSE IS TWO THINGS

1. Game or app not supported

2. Re-install the original Graphic drivers supplied from dell.

PLEASE ALLSO NOTE YOU CAN ONLY USE THE DRIVERS THAT DELL SUPPLIED NOT THE ONES FROM AMD OR ATI

PLEASE ALSO NOTE MAKE SURE YOUR POWER PLAN IS HIGH PERFORMANCE BOTH FOR BATTERY AND PLUGED IN.


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There is no 'Select the graphics processor manually or based on power source' option in my new dell 7520 special edition Catalyst control centre

 what to do??

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15r se with i7,8gb of ram,amd hd7730 ,ITB hard disk

My Laptop works perfectly, switches between graphics cards with ease, as long as you leave the original drivers alone then not an issue.

The dell drivers are fast and without issue, as soon as you try to upgrade the drivers form 3rd partie fenders then the problems begin.  I have Run SKYRIM full settings 40 50 FPS no problem, FarCry 3 30 - 40 FPS no problem, Cryis 2 no problem and FSX no Problem.  if you do install any other drivers then use driver sweeper first, this will clean the conflict of other drivers.

Always insure to configure the switchable graphics first (ie) right click on desktop, switchable graphics will appear then browse to the game you wish to run once selected highlight high performance (red) or powersave (green) if  select powersave the laptop will use HD4000 and if you select High performance the 2gb hd 7730 fast Graphics card will work.


The only issue is it will not work with older games like, Flight sim century of flight ect.. but these games run fast on HD4000.


I can reccommend this laptop, it's fast and easy to get on with.

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hi i just want to know about dell inspiron 15r se with i7,8gb of ram,amd hd7730 ,750gbhard disk doeshave any problem with graphics switching??? please do replyyy becoz i am planning to buy this product..

thank you 

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Hi,

  I'm playing Hitman absolution and i use amd catalyst to switch to ati graphics, it is said high performance for the game but it is not so smooth when i play game. i get out of the game and the amd catalyst shows not assigned for the hitman absolution. I have the same problem with Most wanted 2. Can you show me how to solve this problem

Thanks

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How ?? WHat did you do to resolve it ?

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Hi, Dell Inspiron 15R all software. I think I solved the problem.

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As DELL-Rajath N posted earlier in this thred, it is a muxless hybrid graphic laptop, as all newer laptops. This means it is not possible for dell to provide a bios option for disabling the onboard intel gpu, because the igpu is needed for the dedicated gpu to work. The only option you had was to buy a laptop with nvidia hybird graphic, which seems to work without the problems amd hybrid graphics have. the only problem i had, was solved by bios version a04. so i recommend to update the bios to the newest version (a07 i think).

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yes you are right. No one would buy a 60-70k laptop and save the battery. If we have paid so high for the hardware, then it is meant to perform.

Else it's just like buying an CNG version of a high end luxury car and never switching it to petrol just because it consumes more.

I request Dell engineers to please update the BIOS so that we can manually shut off the INTEL HD 4000 graphics.

Thanks.

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