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#115782 6-Apr-2013 18:46
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Hi guys,

I have a new Computer (which has caused a few problems now, but all good) with a GeForce GT 650m 2gb.  When I saw it in store, the WEI rating for Graphics was high, about 7 or something (cant remember exactly) however every time I run the WEI on the one I have here the Graphics max's out at 5.9.  I know WEI is not a good indicator etc. but I'm a geek and I like to see it high.

I can see the WEI is trying to use the Intel HD 4000 rather than the 650m.  I can't seem to be able to change this. to make it use the 650m.

1. Drivers are all up to date, using the NVIDIA standard drivers via the manufacturers website. 
2. Windows is up to date.
3. Games seem to be using the 650m just fine, Fallout 3 runs on complete max settings, which I presume the 4000 wouldnt do.

Any thoughts?

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  #794379 6-Apr-2013 18:48
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Can you disable the integrated graphics in the bios and just use discrete?

That's what I do on my laptops with dual video cards


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  #794380 6-Apr-2013 18:51
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nathan: Can you disable the integrated graphics in the bios and just use discrete?

That's what I do on my laptops with dual video cards

Not via the BIOS.  I tried that in the Device Manager and the WEI code was even worse (i.e. still not using the 650m).

I was reading up on the 650m and it apparently only kicks in when needed, apparently WEI isnt taxing enough for it.  Since I've seen someone else do it tho, it bugs me!


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  #794393 6-Apr-2013 20:12
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I used to have a Lenovo desktop with a builtin adapter and an AMD/ATI card. I remember there was an option to set the card as default in BIOS and an additional option to disable something else ("mirror" or similar). Once I changed the second option my WEI used the AMD/ATI card.



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