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Alienware x51 AMD GPU upgrade

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May 14, 2012 6:20:26 PM

Hi,

I recently upgraded my Alienware x51 from the GTX 555 to the AMD radeon 7850. The Nvidia 555 came with that optimus technology which let you switch from the onboard graphics to the dedicated graphics depending on the program. My question is, now that i have a Radeon card, that doesnt use this optimus tech. Should i uninstall the onboard graphic drivers? Right now i still have them installed and everything has worked fine i just dont want to be inhibiting my performance.

If i do uninstall them, will any bad things happen? I dont want to screw it up either.

Thanks, :hello: 
May 14, 2012 6:36:37 PM

They are not inhibiting your performance, I would leave it alone. If your ADM card is enabled and being used by default, leave it alone. All is well and copasetic in the universe.
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May 14, 2012 6:36:59 PM

Are the onboard graphics drivers causing your computer to jump off a cliff into a firery pitt of death? Shouldn't be. Don't uninstall any drivers. Just keep playing, As long as you have the AMD Drivers for the AMD card everything is fine. The onboard driver isn't gonna power a Radeon 7870....
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May 14, 2012 7:08:38 PM

Heinzman57 said:
Hi,

I recently upgraded my Alienware x51 from the GTX 555 to the AMD radeon 7850. The Nvidia 555 came with that optimus technology which let you switch from the onboard graphics to the dedicated graphics depending on the program. My question is, now that i have a Radeon card, that doesnt use this optimus tech. Should i uninstall the onboard graphic drivers? Right now i still have them installed and everything has worked fine i just dont want to be inhibiting my performance.

If i do uninstall them, will any bad things happen? I dont want to screw it up either.

Thanks, :hello: 


Your computer does not have onboard graphics. It has on cpu graphics. You don't need to uninstall anything.
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