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#1 Crown1

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

I am using a laptop that has 2 graphics cards, it is normal for new generation laptops.
When the better one is not usefull it is not activated so you save up your battery.

Is there any way to find out which graphics card is on at which moment?
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#2 Zeyall

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

how is that system called? maybe there is a software for that
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#3 7_ShininGAngel

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

If you have an AMD card you can look it up in the Catalyst Control Center, otherwise in Nvidia Control Panel.

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#4 Crown1

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Yes i know what u mean..i have AMD with Catalyst Control but there u can just set what video card to use, and when to use it but mostly u just let it to standard and let the PC decide..i just want to know when it turns on..and on what, because sometimes i think it does not turn on and it should
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#5 ngazirrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:02 AM

GPUZ.
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#6 7_ShininGAngel

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:24 AM

Do you have the latest version of catalyst center?
You should be able to see which GPU is currently in use.
There are 2 options, high performance and power saving.
Usually when the AC adapter isn't plugged in it switches automatically to Intel GPU.
With GPU-Z you could also find it out, if it isn't directly written anywhere.
Just open GPU-Z, and start a GPU demanding application.
Then if you look up your sensors, if the GPU load of your AMD card isn't going up, means that the Intel GPU is in use.
Other than that, I really don't think it should be even hard to guess which card is on, if you're lagging on a game you think your card should handle, I think it's quite obvious.
Anyway, hope I've helped.
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