How to work switchable graphics on Alienware M17X R4
adarryl No Man Stands So Tall As When He Stoops To Help a Child. Icrontian
edited May 2012 in Hardware
I just bought a new Alienware M17X R4 notebook with switchable graphics: Intel chipset and AMD Radeon HD 7970m discrete card. When I install a new game, the game wants to configure itself for the Intel graphics and not the discrete card. I have Googled this topic and found varying results. Does anyone know the definitive procedure for enabling the discrete card over the integrated chipset graphic? Some say use the CCC; others say disable the integrated graphics in the BIOS. However, I also read that doing that can interfere with getting updates. If you have worked with an M17X, I would like to hear your suggestions. I have been able to run games on the 7970m but I just sort of stumbled into it rather than having exact steps. BTW, the game graphics from the 7970m on the 1920 X 1080 display are bone-crunching!