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    Default Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    So I just received the new Inspiron 15r N5110 from dell specs are:
    Core i5 2410M second gen
    4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
    640GB2 SATA hard drive (5400RPM)
    1024MB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT525M

    I am slightly confused about the graphics card it's meant to be the GT525M but when i go into system specs it says its a Intel(R) HD Graphics Family with only 64mb of dedicated memory when its meant to be 1GB.
    It also says the graphics card is a Intel(R) HD Graphics Family when i use cpuid and other applications.
    But when i go into device manger under display adapters it says GT525 is there.
    So is the graphics card enabled or I am I just using the integrated graphics alone?


    PS: I've played crysis, cod4, halo 2 and they work fine on medium to high settings.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    That would be Optimus at work. Do you have all the latest drivers?

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunade_Hime View Post
    That would be Optimus at work. Do you have all the latest drivers?
    Can you explain how Optimus works?

    i haven't installed any drivers since i got it yesterday and there are no updates on their website

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    Basically when Windows detects you aren't using your GPU for intensive tasks it will switch to the Intel GPU to save you battery/heat. But there are many documented issues with Optimus. That's why I asked if you tried the latest Nvidia/Intel drivers. Sometimes it will ship with old drivers.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunade_Hime View Post
    Basically when Windows detects you aren't using your GPU for intensive tasks it will switch to the Intel GPU to save you battery/heat. But there are many documented issues with Optimus. That's why I asked if you tried the latest Nvidia/Intel drivers. Sometimes it will ship with old drivers.
    Oh ok thanks for the help. the GPU is fairly new so i hope its ok. Also is there any way to completely switch over to the GT525?

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    It's ok i found the control panel so I can switch it on and off and set programs to run on the GT525 which is pretty good

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    Hi.

    Can you tell me how do you exactly switch it on and of? Is there a way to swtich the other one off maybe?

    I couldn't find that setting anywhere...

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    u need to add the game list to performance max for using optimus! that's y troublesome.. i'm user for N5010! visit this page & read it.. learn from there..

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...tart-Guide.pdf

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    I face problem with this Dell N5110 core i7 its the VGA

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 graphics card help

    Hey, does yours palmrest gets also hot when gaming and surfing?
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