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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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Hi RaidoX and kaihying,

Inspiron 7520 and later models with AMD Switchable Graphics have PX5.0 design. It is a "Muxless" hardware design and supports only Dynamic Switchable Graphic function. That means, it cannot fix the video card to either onboard or the discrete card. In this mode, the user does not directly control which graphics device to be active. The device is determined by the Catalyst Control Center based on the application profile settings and the default rule. The BIOS cannot be flashed to the previous version as it is not available.

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hi... same problem, only got Power Play and Switchable Graphics .... where to find "Switchable Graphics Method"

and how we know when at "“High-performance" the AMD GPU are working?

can't used GPU-Z to check the GPU,

use "aida 64" check the system also only got device "Intel HD",

only on device manager can see "AMD Radeon HD 7730M"

I just order the laptop last 2 week, and just received it yesterday... all my drivers will be the latest one....

so.... please let us know, how we know the  "AMD Radeon HD 7730M" is working when it on “High-performance"

while " the user does not directly control which graphics device to be active"

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Hi Shanthosh,

Inspiron 15R SE 7520 has an onboard Intel Graphics Card and a discrete AMD Radeon card. The laptop is designed in a way that the Intel video card stays on by default and the AMD video card only turns on when graphic intensive applications are run. This feature is to save the battery.

To use AMD Switchable Graphics, please follow the steps provided below:

1. Click the “Start” button and select “Programs.”

2. Click “Catalyst Control Center.”

3. Click “Power” and select “Switchable Graphics.”

4. Choose an application from the list or browse and select an application and assign the appropriate GPU.

5. If you want to permanently turn on the AMD Switchable Graphics, Click on “Power” tab and then on “Switchable Graphics Method.”

6. Check “Select the graphics processor manually or based on power source”

7. Click on “High-performance GPU” and click “Apply.”

Please reply to this message if you need further assistance.

Same problem, but i Only have POWER - PowerPlay And Switchable Graphics ,Dont have switchable graphics mehtod..... i have latest amd control center, tired of playing games with intel graphics when i have ATI inside.... 
Thanks , Raido 

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Same problem, but i Only have POWER - PowerPlay And Switchable Graphics ,Dont have switchable graphics mehtod..... i have latest amd control center, tired of playing games with intel graphics when i have ATI inside.... 
Thanks , Raido 

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Hi prasad_ins7520se and bbesly,

Inspiron 7520 and later models with AMD Switchable Graphics have PX5.0 design. It is a "Muxless" hardware design and supports only Dynamic Switchable Graphic function. That means, it cannot fix the video card to either onboard or the discrete card. In this mode, the user does not directly control which graphics device to be active. The device is determined by the Catalyst Control Center based on the application profile settings and the default rule. The BIOS cannot be flashed to the previous version as it is not available.

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Hello,

I am having the same problem like many.

I have updated the BIOS to version A04, and I found that it was a big mistake I did it.

Because by updating my BIOS, I lost all the diagnostics tools that I had with my previous BIOS version (factory installed).

Now I cannot change the graphics to AMD graphics.

I also tried the link you have shared for the latest graphics drivers, I installed them on my 7520 SE,

but like others, even I don't find an option to change the graphics to high performance mode.

Please suggest a satisfactory solution to the problem.

Second thing,

how can I get my old BIOS back?

I guess it was lot more useful than the new one that I recently installed (A04).

I found it nowhere on the dell website.

It is not there in the drivers and utilities' disc that was shipped along with laptop.

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I have got the same problem over here.

I installed Rev A01 Graphics and BIOS Rev. A04,

but I don´t have these Possibilities... the view you describe, does simply not exist in my CCC...

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Quick fix that worked for me. When the laptop is plugged in, and an application is set to high performance in switchable graphics, setting the application profile for that to specific application to "use application settings" will *maybe* let the radeon to take over instead of the Intel gpu. I couldn't run skyrim on anything above low because I had set anti aliasing and anisotropic filtering both to high via catalyst control. I changed the application settings under the gaming tab in catalyst and it will now run at about 30fps on high settings.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Shanthosh,

Thank you for writing back. The Switchable Graphics feature will automatically switch between the Integrated Graphics and the discrete card based graphical processing power required for the application or the game.

Please reply to this message if you further information.

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Hai

In our Lap we cannot permanently turn on  gpu it will automatically turn on wen any application or game requires it... 

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