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How do I activate the discrete GPU (in a laptop) ???

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April 3, 2017 2:28:47 AM

Hey there, last year all my 5 uncles and aunts bought me a new laptop, unfortunately they didn't know I am in PC gaming, so the laptop came equiped with a crappy AMD Radeon R5 M330 2GB as a GPU.

When I try to run some games, they shows me that the "GPU" that's in use are the HD Integrated graphics. So i thought that it would be better to use the crappy GPU in my laptop rather than the HD graphics .... BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACTIVATE IT !!!!!!!
Do I need to download an AMD software ??

Anyway here's my laptop: HP 15-ac195nl

THANKS :) 

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a b D Laptop
April 3, 2017 2:32:07 AM

It should switch automatically. However make sure Windows is set to high performance and not power save or balanced. You may also need the laptop to be plugged in.
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April 3, 2017 2:42:54 AM

sizzling said:
It should switch automatically. However make sure Windows is set to high performance and not power save or balanced. You may also need the laptop to be plugged in.


None worked
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a b D Laptop
April 3, 2017 5:20:52 AM

How are you reviewing which GPU is being used? Are all your drivers up to date?
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April 3, 2017 7:42:09 AM

sizzling said:
How are you reviewing which GPU is being used? Are all your drivers up to date?


For example in minecraft (just to give you an example)
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a b D Laptop
April 3, 2017 8:11:18 AM

Try these steps (recommended to restart your computer after each step) :
1. Uninstall AMD Catalyst and drivers using AMD Clean Uninstall Utility. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clea...
2. Uninstall Intel HD 4000 drivers.
3. Install latest Intel HD 4000 drivers. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/81499/Intel-HD...
4. Install Mobility Catalyst latest. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows...
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April 3, 2017 8:18:23 AM

penguintech said:
Try these steps (recommended to restart your computer after each step) :
1. Uninstall AMD Catalyst and drivers using AMD Clean Uninstall Utility. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clea...
2. Uninstall Intel HD 4000 drivers.
3. Install latest Intel HD 4000 drivers. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/81499/Intel-HD...
4. Install Mobility Catalyst latest. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows...


I don't have 4000 HD drivers, i have 5500 HD drivers, is it the same thing ?? (obviously it changes the generation of drivers, but does it changes something else ??)
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