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Vostro 3550 with Switchable AMD Radeon HD3550M

I've got Vostro 3550 that I bought to improve my 3D entertainment. The problem is that I feel like I would have bought a computer from 1999 not from 2011. It looks like graphics switching doesn't work at all. There is a proof:

Cinebench OpenGL ratio is almost the same on ATI and on Intel Graphics (on Intel it's even better). What can I do? Driver is in version:8.811.1.5000.

Screen from Cinebench: http://imageshack.us/f/810/vostro3550opengl.jpg/

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In the range of notebooks, the Vostro series (now discontinued) were largely rebadged Inspirons - they were for price-conscious small business buyers - which is why you don't MUX-based switching graphics.  For that you have to step up to the Latitude series.

2 Bronze

Yes, this Vostro is business series notebook, so it MUST HAVE Windows XP support as well, so thanks Dell, now no Dell products in my environment!

10 Diamond

The system supports Windows 7 and Windows 8 only - it never had (nor was it advertised to) Windows XP support.

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