Dell :: Does Sxps 1340 Have Switchable Graphics?

Apr 20, 2009

well i know it has sli but i was wondering if it switches between integrated and dedicated gpus.

cuz in the review they guy said he got 4 hours with integrated graphics.

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Dell Inspiron 7520 :: AMD Switchable Graphics Stuck On Intel HD Graphics 4000

Apr 4, 2013

I have an InspironR Special Edition 7520 and my AMD 7760 2GB will not activate or do any graphics processing. It is stuck on the Intel Graphics. I am running windows 8.

-My laptop is set on high performance and is plugged in.

-I ran NovaBench and it used the intel graphics card

-FurMark detected Intelgraphics as my main graphics card

-I ran a small game called "Slender: The Arrival" on the lowest settings it could barely handle it

-During the game and the graphics run I had Catalyst Control Center Up and it showed 0% usage of the graphics card, indicating it failed to switch

- All the drivers are up to date, per the windows solution and from downloading them from the AMD website.

I would like a solution to either, have the switch start working, or to change a setting so only the graphics card is constantly used. If this does not work I fear I'll have to return the laptop for faulty hardware.

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Sony :: Switchable Graphics For All I5, I3, Some I7

Feb 9, 2010

Read up on the new Nvidia optimus tech
[url]

From the looks of it, it will support any pc running windows 7, a 200m or 300m 40nm Nvidia gpu, and an IGP.

Their new driver scheme allows both GPUs to be used on a per application basis. The discrete GPU can power down completely when using apps that don't need its power, and power up in 300ms when you start an app that needs it.

Best part is, no more relying on sony to package new drivers or hacking them together for you Z series guys. It is supposed to let you independently update drivers for each GPU.

For other models, this looks like it will enable switchable graphics provided we can get the IGP enabled in BIOS. So the challenge now is to find the offset for the IGP like people did for the VT hacks.

I'd be interested to see some of the Z owners install the optimus drivers and see what happens since they already have an enabled IGP.

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Dell :: Studio Xps 1647 Switchable Graphics Support?

Jan 11, 2010

It looks like Dell will be upgrading to the mobility HD 5730 (which is lame, by the way, since there will amost certainly now be no gddr5 memory but thats for another thread).

But my question is whether they have enabled the switchable graphics or are making us pay for an IGP we will never be able to use.

I'll bet the lazy engineers at Dell wont bother with it and argue that you dont need intergrated graphics if you have discrete graphics and so on ......

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Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 :: Switchable Graphics Not Working

Sep 27, 2012

I recently purchased an Inspiron 15R 5520 with duel graphics with the standard intel HD 4000 and a AMD Radeon HD 7670 with 1mb RAM. I tried for the first time to play some graphic intensive games and found that the graphic cards weren't switching. Opening up the Catalyst Control Centre I find that the only option available to me is to change the orientation of the desktop. When I select hardware, nothing shows except the system information button. On the other hand, the intel control centre shows all. I'm sure this can't be normal. The documentation says the graphics should change with the power supply.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1647: PM55, HM55 And Switchable Graphics

Mar 22, 2010

I have been asked to start this thread by a Dell representative so this issue can be cleared up. It will also serve as a thread where future information relating to the 1647 chipsets (and ultimately switchable graphics) can be posted. This has been talked about in the owner's lounge but I'm sure most owners agree that this issue is of enough importance to merit its own thread.

As most 1647 owners are aware, the 1647 is not being shipped with the HM55 chipset, despite Dell's website claiming it would be:

Instead it is being shipped with the slightly older PM55 chipset which was introduced back in September 09' with the quad-core mobile i7's, and is the chipset used on the 1645. This has been confirmed here, here and here.Why would you want the HM55 instead of the PM55? For most, it's one simple reason. The HM55 chipset supports utilisation of the on-die IGP on the new Arrandale range of CPU's. The PM55 unfortunately does not; it cannot transfer the IGP data to the laptop screen, due to the lack of Intel's FDI bus capability (Flexible Display Interface).What does this mean? As the PM55 can't utilise the graphics processor built-in to the new Arrandale CPU's, then switchable graphics is not possible.So if we had the HM55, would we have switchable graphics? At the moment, no. Basically something like NVIDIA's Optimus software is required. Currently ATI do not offer a switchable graphics software solution. BIOS support would also be required from Dell.But, if software and BIOS support is eventually offered, I won't be able to utilise SG anyway, as I have the PM55, right? Correct. This is what we need Dell to clear up. Most owners (not all) purchased the 1647 on the premise that they would receive the HM55.For those interested, some further information on the PM55/HM55 chipsets and switchable graphics can be found here. Chipset information can be found below.

Mobile Intel PM55 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset

There is however one "flaw" that would be present if Dell actually went by the chipset and CPU listings on their website. The flaw is the i7-620M. It's a dual-core 32nm Arrandale CPU with an IGP. In other words, it's far more like the i5-520M and i5-540M than the quad-core 45nm i7 CPU's. So, according to Dell's website listing, the i7-620M (as it's an i7) is to be shipped with the PM55. This issue will hopefully be cleared up by Dell also, so let's wait and see what they say.

Please let me know if I have missed out important information and I will include it here. Similarly, this applies if any of the above information is incorrect, please let me know and I'll correct it.

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Dell Inspiron 15r SE 7520 :: Switchable Graphics Not Working Properly

Feb 21, 2013

I bought this laptop 4 days ago. I am playing NFS MW 2012.  I couldn't find much difference with switchable graphics. I getting video less than 30 fps with complete resolution(1920 *1080). I have tried uninstalling AMD driver and install a new driver from dell website(A04). But driver uninstalled with errors and i am unable to install a new driver. Now I am unable to select switchable graphics.

System Configuration: i7-3632qm
8gb ram, 2gb HD 7730m,
Bios: A09

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Dell M17X R3 :: Windows 8 - Where To Find Switchable Graphics Software

Mar 31, 2013

I have a M17X R3 running on Windows 8, I think I deleted the switchable graphics software as it is missing.

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HP Pavilion Dv6 Display :: How To Get Switchable Graphics Back

Jul 20, 2014

I recently downloaded an AMD driver update. It removed the switchable graphics option and I have spent hours searching the internet on how to get it back. I can't find any drivers or anything to get it back. Also after I did this Sony Vegas won't open. I have a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any drivers or anything I can download to get switchable graphics back?

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Acer :: Timeline TG Series With HD 4330 Switchable Graphics

Feb 20, 2010

enormous potentials of the Acer timeline series that have switchable graphics enabled.

Doing Google search,as well as NBR's own review doesn't show up much information with regards to the switchability side of the Laptop.

For those concerned, any timeline series with a TG, have the HD4330 in it I think?

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Dell Inspiron 5447 :: Windows 8 - Adding Application In AMD Switchable Graphics Settings

Nov 8, 2014

I have Dell Inspiron 5447 i3 with AMD Radeon R7 M265 with Windows 8.1 and have recently updated all needed windows updates.

I know how to add applications in the switchable settings as high-performace with *.exe extension but when I installed applications from the apps store (i.e. Asphalt 8 - Airborne, etc.) I cannot seem to add them to the switchable graphis settings to get the AMD GPU used. I know that the AMD GPU not getting used because I used a monitoring tool (openhardwaremonitor) that says it was not used. I can add applications like some other games I installed but not from the windows apps store so now I am really confused. 

How can I get the AMD graphics to work with some apps in the apps store (specifically in my case, Asphalt)

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Acer :: Switchable Graphics - Anyway To Stay On The Intel Gpu On Mains Power

Jan 25, 2010

Is there anyway to stay on the Intel Gpu on mains power , every-time i re-boot the notebook it is on the Intel for the first 30 seconds or so and then it automatically switches to the ATI 4330 and i have to manually switch to the Intel Gpu.

I will be using the Intel 95% of the time, I only need the Ati 4330 to play Battlefield 2.

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HP Envy M6 Display :: Updating Switchable Graphics Using Windows Update

Apr 12, 2013

I have an HP Envy-m6 with switchable graphics, with the usual combination of an Intel HD 4000 and an AMD Radeon HD 7600M card.
 
When I had just bought the laptop and hadn't realised it had switchable graphics, I made the mistake of updating the drivers for one of these cards via the manufacturer's websites, causing it all to go haywire. I eventually managed to restore this, and was told that the only way in which you can update these drivers is via the driver software offerend on the HP website (or perhap using HP Support Assistant).
 
However, just today Windows Update indicated it had updates for both the AMD and Intel drivers. My question is simply this: can I update both drivers through Windows Update, or will this cause switchable graphics to break?

If I cannot use Windows Update to update these drivers, is HP going to release a combined driver package that incorporates these new drivers on the Support website at some point?

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HP Display :: Pavilion G6-1279sl / Switchable Graphics Not Available After A Windows 7 Clean Install

Oct 13, 2014

I had to clean install Windows 7 due to a problem I created in the first place. Anyway, everything runs fine, except for the Radeon graphic card. 

I own a HP Pavilion g6-1279sl Notebook. It's supposed to have an Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a AMD Radeon HD6470M.

I installed the last version of the Catalyst driver, and when I right click on the desktop, it says "switchable graphics", but if I click on that, it just shows me another option from the Catalyst, HydraGrid. 

Using a tool that displays which graphic card is running, I noticed that even when I'm running games, the Intel Graphic Card is working, giving an overall worse performance than the Radeon should give. I mean, the Radeon is never working. I also tried to disable the Intel from Device Manager (I think it's called like this, I have an Italian laptop), and it gave problems due to the Radeon card not working properly.

The BIOS is updated and no option is there about Switchable Graphics.

Is there anything I can do to have back that feature?

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 - Switchable Graphics GF GT720M Disabled In Device Manager

Feb 7, 2014

I've bought a B590 and installed a Win 7 64bit. I have installed all available drivers from the support page and have the following issue:
 
Device Manager:
I see 2 graphics devices
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

The discrete card is disabled with error code 43 and has an exclamation mark near it [URL] .... Moreover, if i start the NVidia Control Panel it gives me an error with text: "current display is not connected to nvidia GP" GeFoerce Experience is not starting with a back-end error [URL] ...
 
Now here are the ways i tried to use but it did not work:
1. Enable high performance and update with manually downloaded nvidia driver
2. Do the same with HDMI cble connected to a plasma
3. Disable enable the device (screen goes black, than to normal and everything stays the same)
4. Format c: reinstall Win8.1 64 and install all drivers - same thing 
5. Format c: reinstall Win7 64  and install the graphics drivers after everything else (h1d9d9.exe h2d903.exe)
6. Update GT720M drivers  from device manager  (driver is up to date)
7. Run a high-performance 3D game (War Thunder)  - it uses Intel HD
 
What else can i do? I saw people with switchable graphics use some kind of application to specify the game-apps that should use a discrete videocard. I don't have such an app to specify my games.

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 SM Bus Controller

Dec 23, 2009

In the process of trying different nVidia GPU drivers I inadvertently uninstalled a bunch of other nVidia drivers from my SXPS 1340 . Managed to reinstall most of them, but I keep on getting an error looking for drivers for the SM Bus controller. Now all the advice on t'internet is that this is part of the chipset drivers, which I have reinstalled a number of times- all the other devices are fine now, but the SM Bus controller is still flagged up in the device manager.

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Dell :: On The Fence For A Sxps 1340!

Oct 25, 2009

I have been waiting around for the release of all these new notebooks but I find that this is more within my price range while having solid specs.

I would plan on this build:P8800 (2.66ghz)4gb ddr3500gb hdd (maybe 128 ssd)210m gs

For you owners out there:
Are still any problems with heat or anything after the bios update?What battery life should I expect with the 6 cell? or the 9 cell?Is the P9600 worth the extra $150?Does the leather accent wear easily?

Am I better off with just standard glossy?Any other concerns? or reasons I should or should not get this?

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Dell :: How Does This Look? My SXPS 1340 (nearly Finalized Order) :D

Aug 1, 2009

My nearly *finalized order* for my SXPS 1340

What do you think?XPS 1340, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB/3M L2 Cache)Microsoft Windows Vista with SP1 Home Premium Edition 64-bit Edition EnglishMerlot

Red High Gloss Finish with Leather XPS 13404GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz 2 Dimm13.3 Inch Wide Screen WXGA WLED Backlit LCD with 1.3 MP CameraNVIDIA GeForce 9500M500GB 7200RPM

Free Fall SensorSeagate Hard Drive2 Year CompleteCare Accidental DamageProtection2 Year On-Site Warranty..6 Cell Batt/Adapter5GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR

SDO/DIMIntegrated High Definition Audio 2.2Cyberlink PowerDVD DX 8.2 for DVD8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive$100 Dell Promo Gift Card w/ DPA - Arrives in 6-8Total: $1,282.16

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 9500m Hybrid SLI

Sep 27, 2009

I've had my laptop since June and have not been impressed with the graphics performance of the Hybrid SLI setup.

I installed nHancer for the first time and started tinkering around with stuff and noticed that some of the games I was disappointed in weren't utilizing both GPUs by enabling the SLI Load Balancing Graph (Vsync has to be disabled for this to work).

Upon further tinkering I noticed that for both GPUs to be used, the game profiles had to be modified with "Hybrid SLI mode" set to "1". Thought I'd share this information so everyone can try and get the most out of their computer.

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Dell :: Dimming Screen On SXPS 1340

Jun 28, 2009

Does anyone's screen dim itself every now and then? I don't know if it's a defect in the screen or maybe a bug in Quickset or something else, but occasionally my screen just dims a few levels.

Quickset shows it still maxed out and lowering it a notch and raising it back up using the keyboard shortcuts makes it go back to normal.

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 - Theoretical Memory Upgrade

Mar 8, 2009

If the information below is true, then why does Dell offer 6&8 G memory upgrades in the configurations? (Main points highlighted in color)

Memory
Connectors two internallyaccessible
SO-DIMM
sockets
Capacities 512 MB, 1 GB, and
2 GB
Memory type 1066 MHz DDR3
SO-DIMM
Memory
configuration
possible
1 GB, 1.5 GB, 2 GB,
3 GB, and 4 GB

Just wondering, as I have been "window shopping" today. So far, it looks like Dell's upgrades are actually cheaper than DIY kits. I guess you could subtract whatever you could sell your stock memory for.

To anyone who has actually opened theirs: Does it really only have two slots? 3x2 Gb kits are around 100-150 USD, depending on where you look. Would be too convenient to have empty slots to stick extra 2 G modules into...

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Dell :: SXPS 1340/1640 Synaptics Touchpad

Jun 25, 2009

I am really curious if any other 1340/1640 users have run into a similar situation.

The problem:

when typing on the lappy, sometimes the text jumps to wherever the I beak of the cursor is. At first i thought i was accidentally touching the touchpad with the base of my thumb, but now i'm sure thats not the case

I've already tried uninstalling dells drivers, using the drivers from synaptics website, changing the sensitivity of the touch pad, using the touchpad with no drivers at all (windows drivers only)...

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HP Pavilion G4 Display :: Not Able To Install Switchable Graphics After Fresh Windows 7 Install

Apr 13, 2014

I replaced hard drive with SSD and installed windows 7 ultimate (X64) on my HP Pavilion G4 notebook. However, I am not able to install switchable graphics on my laptop now.
 
I have tried this
1. Installed HPSA and ran update and tuneup. It asked me to update "AMD High-Definition Graphics Driver" but it failed with multiple retries and after some time now it doesnt ask to do this update at all. Now everything is green in HPSA but I am still not able to switch the graphics
2. Tried to download from HP drivers page but it says "AMD Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible harware/software on your computer"
3. Tried uninstalling the driver but windows updates the drivers automatically.
4. I also updated BIOS as suggested at [URL] ..... but still no luck......
 
Product Name: HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
Product number : LQ375PA#AB

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Dell :: WWAN: Sierra MC8700 HSPA+ In My Sxps 1340

Jan 16, 2010

http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/mc8700.aspx

HSPA+ MC8700 PCI Express Mini Card

Works fine in my sxps 1340's wwan slot btw.. drivers are just latest version of sierra watcher software.

recent speedtest using Telus HSPA+ , this was in my office in downtown edmonton earlier this evening;
ping: 28ms download: 12.83Mb/s upload: 2.76Mb/s

excellent speeds for internet on-the-go

I chose this card because it is capable of full HSPA+ speeds (Peak downlink speeds up to 21 Mbps and peak uplink speeds up to 5.76 Mbps) .. Dell's current WWAN cards are just not fast enough, lol

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 Thermal Paste Replacement Guide

Aug 26, 2009

Replacing Dell's default thermal paste in the Dell Studio XPS 1340 can lower your cpu, gpu and ambient temperatures by as much as 15C/60F.

When I first received my SXPS 1340 from Dell, my temperatures were:
THRM-57C, CPU-52C, GPU-62C.

For me, these temperatures were O.K., but I knew I could lower them by replacing the thermal paste.

My temperatures after replacing the thermal paste were:
THRM-48C, CPU-34C, GPU-50C. Note that after a month or two of having the MX-2 inside your computer, the cooler it will become as it settles

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 Connected To A WD My Book Home Through Esata Port

Dec 8, 2009

I have an SXPS 1340 running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have tried to connect a Western Digital My Book Home external HD through the esata port but i can't get the computer to recognise it. Has anyone else successfully connected this model HD to the 1340 through esata? To those of you who have successfully connected a different external HD through the esata port what brand and model of external HD are you using?

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Dell :: 1340 Shipped Me Wrong Graphics Card

Nov 19, 2009

My itinerary clearly shows a Nvidia Geforce 210m graphics card and they shipped me a system with 9400m.

I have already started my previous work on this computer and I dont know if I should go back to the customer care and ask them to replace this as it will be collected and I dont know how long they will take to replace this.

Again with the WLED screen, I am not sure if it is ... actually a WLED... I searched all the forums and have seen the 1330 pics but have never seen a 1340 wled screen pic as this one has curved edges...

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Dell :: SXPS Graphics RAM

Jul 18, 2009

I've read that GDDR3 is better than DDR3 (regular) in terms of performance. Which one does the SXPS 16 with an ATi 4670 in Canada have?

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Dell :: What Kind Of Graphics Would You Want For The SXPS 13?

Jun 22, 2009

If you were to put a GPU into the SXPS 13, what would you like it to be? Its default 9400 M is decent enough to trample Intel's IGPs but it could always be better. I mean a 9600 GT on a 13"? It's been done on the LG P series. So what would it be?

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