My friend has just bought an Asus K52JC laptop. This laptop contains an onboard Intel video card and a NVIDIA 310 graphics card; it runs with Windows 7, 64 and has 4 Gb Ram.
He wanted to use only the NVIDIA card, for gaming purposes. So, I went in the Device Manager module, disabled the Intel Graphics card and went into the GeGorce graphics's card Properties's to see if it was activated and working fine. It was. I then rebooted and upon opening up, the system installed a VGA driver, even though the presence of the Geforce card. I disabled the VGA card, rebooted, went into the BIOS and looked for the Video settings...
None appeared, except for a setting which offered a choice between soemething like Video native with Vista/Windows 7 and the option "Reserved". I chose the last option, saved and booted. Back in the Device Manager, I noticed the GeForce card was not showing, but the VGA card did... I went back to the BIOS, resetted it to it's original video settings, returned to the Device Manager and now saw the VGA card alongside the GeForce card. This time I uninstalled the VGA card, rebooted and saw that the Intel Graphics Card had reappeared, alongside the GeForce card. Both are running without conflicts.
When looking into the System Performance Module, I can see that the computer's performance has gone back to its original rating, which is 4,3.
I really do not know what else to do... My questions are: How can I make sure, when I am gaming, that the GeForce is the video card being used (me friend will love the answer...)? Can I open up the back of the laptop and reseat the video card as I would do with a Desktop, to solve this issue? Will this suffice? Praying for some help and a real good advice.