Originally Posted by Tyree
What is the Primary Graphics set to in the Bios?
Laptops are made for convenience and do not make good gamers. Your poor gaming experience could simply be the graphics can't handle the game.
The primary one is the Intel kind.
Nvidia Optimus technology, it automatically switches to the Nvidia GPU when it's needed.
Sadly this hasn't happened yet...
How do I customize Optimus profiles and settings?
<- This did help
I can now choose which graphics I use and the game I had issues with (Heroes of Might and Magic 6 Demo) runs perfectly fine now since I told it to use the NVIDIA card.
When I run DxDiag is shows that I use the Intel one and although I don't forsee this to be a huge problem (now that I can select the NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M 1GB, sorry for not elaborating earlier) it makes me wonder if there is a way to completely disable the Intel one...
Before I went to sleep last night I uninstalled the Intel drivers and the NVIDIA ones and was using the basic windows display(quite painful). Unless I installed the Intel drivers first I couldn't install the NVIDIA drivers and if I disable the Intel drivers the NVIDIA wouldn't kick in. I reinstalled both and nothing changed but this new settings alteration helps.
I believe this is solved guys and if you have tips I can use on making the NVIDIA one show as primary both in the BIOS and/or DxDiag then I would be open to hear.
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it a lot.