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July 31, 2013 12:33:36 PM

Hi folks!

I have recently bought a new laptop!

It is a Lenovo, and it is running these specs:
Intel Core i7-3630QM 2,40GHz quadcore
RAM: 8GB DDR3
64-bit OS
GT650M SLI

(this is all about when running PC games)

Whenever I have my laptop plugged into the charger, it runs extremely fast. (battery set on high performance)

Whenever I have my laptop working without the charger plugged in, it runs SLIGHTLY laggy.. I HATE it. (battery STILL set on high performance)

Why is this?! Why do I lag without the charger in?!?! Is it because I cannot run both of my graphics cards without the charger in?

I have figured out that I need to choose my GT650 SLI as primary solution here

http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZWSNo.png

But this is how my menu looks...

http://oi41.tinypic.com/2ecpx15.jpg

I don't have that option!!!

Thanks in advance for all answers, suggestions and help!

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a b D Laptop
July 31, 2013 12:45:37 PM

the Lenovo's are designed that way and most other laptops are also. I have a y580 with a gtx660m and I have the same issue. I think this is to avoid drawing to much power from the battery as it can damage it or something.

There is nothing "Wrong" with your laptop.

Give this a read :http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/67987...
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July 31, 2013 12:47:04 PM

oczdude8 said:
the Lenovo's are designed that way and most other laptops are also. I have a y580 with a gtx660m and I have the same issue. I think this is to avoid drawing to much power from the battery as it can damage it or something.

There is nothing "Wrong" with your laptop.

Give this a read :http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/67987...


I realise there's nothing wrong with it - but I want it to screw the battery life, and screw the integrated gpu, I want it to only use my dedicated SLI GT650M's - do you know how to do this?

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July 31, 2013 12:47:35 PM

Wait, I see it now. Thanks a ton!
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July 31, 2013 12:49:32 PM

oczdude8 said:
the Lenovo's are designed that way and most other laptops are also. I have a y580 with a gtx660m and I have the same issue. I think this is to avoid drawing to much power from the battery as it can damage it or something.

There is nothing "Wrong" with your laptop.

Give this a read :http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/67987...


So my laptop would basically crash, if the two dedicated graphics cards were running on full power, without an outlet.. Thanks my friend!! I love you! I now can live with it. :-D

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a b D Laptop
July 31, 2013 1:09:16 PM

cool np ;) 
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