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New laptop.. question on graphics

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December 29, 2010 10:27:03 AM

I got a acer 5742g.

i5
1gb geforce gt 420m
4gig ram



i did hwinfo/speccy, it only detects the intel HD graphics card? I thought it has a 1gb dedicated? I just installed the drivers for it, how the hell do I activate it so it can run my games? oblivion doesn't detect any hardware. wtf :( 
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December 29, 2010 10:57:24 AM

Hello Alpha Moth;
Your Acer 5742g probably has Optiums technology? http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html
What that does is shut down your GT 420M and uses just the Intel HD Graphics unless the system gets a heavier load on the GPU - like 3D gaming.
How about starting up a game and then running HDInfo or Speccy?
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December 29, 2010 11:34:07 AM

before i open up a game under the hwinfo video cards it only displays intel

during a game the nvidia one comes up.


i just can't seem to get oblivion running in goo detail. dragon age is running.
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