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My laptop isn't using its graphics card.

#1morlock30Posted 9/2/2013 3:42:35 AM
I have an HP Pavilion G6-2150se. It says here it has a 7670m but my CCleaner and display says its using a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. What gives? For extra information, I DBAN'd the laptop and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
#2Rolen47Posted 9/2/2013 3:46:24 AM(edited)
You have to play a game or use a program that's more demanding than your Windows desktop. More powerful graphics card uses more energy so to save on battery it doesn't use it unless it has to.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 9/2/2013 5:03:54 AM
Did you install the drivers?
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#4morlock30(Topic Creator)Posted 9/2/2013 5:03:55 AM
I tried playing warframe and it said that my video card is not supported.
#5AsellusPosted 9/2/2013 5:08:54 AM
Even if it was using an integrated / dedicated setup it still should never be showing "Standard VGA".

You're probably missing drivers.
#6squall56Posted 9/2/2013 5:28:40 AM
Try adjusting it from the BIOS?

Spam whatever key they require at start-up then find the display adapter. I have a feeling you are probably on integrated there.
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#7morlock30(Topic Creator)Posted 9/2/2013 5:30:47 AM
In my bios, nothing appears about the video though. Anyone have any idea which drivers I should download?
#8squall56Posted 9/2/2013 5:38:31 AM
You can select it from Device Manager and do an Update Driver from there and they will choose the proper. If not, you might have to go to AMD's site and download their auto-detect tool.
#9LaMichael_JamesPosted 9/2/2013 6:36:59 AM
download the drivers from amd's website
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#10Mogu_MoguPosted 9/2/2013 6:39:20 AM
LaMichael_James posted...
download the drivers from amd's website


AMD lets you do that now? lol
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