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Lenovo G500 use dedicated video card instead of integrated?

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October 5, 2013 4:19:15 PM

How the hell do I enable the dedicated video card? Even if I plug in or not the power adapter (as seen in other solutions) the pc still doesn't switch to the dedicated one (no screen flickering, intel still showing up in dxdiag).

My integrated graphics card (in the i7 processor) is a intel hd 4000 graphics card.

My dedicated graphics card is a AMD Radeon HD 8570 but I never seem to be able to activate it.

Yes I switched to windows 8 just to see if it will help me one bit (since the dvd that came with the laptop contained drivers for windows 8).

Solutions please, no "power off then power on your pc" responses.
October 5, 2013 6:49:57 PM

Well, you only really need it when you're gaming, right?
I have a Lenovo Y580 with an NVIDIA card. When i right-click an exe, it gives me the option of which card to run the app with (and set it so that it always opens with that choice).
You have an AMD card, though, I'm not sure if that option is there on your computer.
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October 6, 2013 1:16:56 AM

andrew_berge said:
Well, you only really need it when you're gaming, right?
I have a Lenovo Y580 with an NVIDIA card. When i right-click an exe, it gives me the option of which card to run the app with (and set it so that it always opens with that choice).
You have an AMD card, though, I'm not sure if that option is there on your computer.


I've read that amd should also have that option, but I don't have it ... The only options I have is to set the power usage to max performance or energy saving. In the whole catalyst center.

Btw this is the same with a fresh install of windows 7 x32 (tried first) windows 7 x64 (tried second) and now windows 8 x64.

The drivers I got when buying the laptop were for windows 8, I installed windows 8, used the drivers, still options missing, tried a game, still lagging as fudge. On a MUCH lower end pc (from where I copied the game), the game works PERFECTLY
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June 19, 2014 9:01:32 AM

my friend just got a g500 and he wants to run only amd radeon without intel hd how can he do that?
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June 19, 2014 1:19:38 PM

You can't.

All attempts that I have read about to disable the Intel HD graphics core in any laptop that has a dedicate graphics chip ultimately results in a system crash and you must do a system restore to get the laptop up and running again.
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