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Gioele
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Journeyman III

Games don't see the second graphic card

Hello,

I have a Lenovo ideapad with two graphic cards AMD (R5 with 512mb vram and R5 (TM) M... I don't remember, with 2gb of Vram)  and a cpu AMD. When I took the laptop from a person I noticed that it was a little slow, so I noticed from task that there was a Radein host application with hight CPU.

I tried to reinstalled the drivers but nothing. So I went to the settings. There was an option that permitted me to choose if I want to install the reccomended drivers or another drivers. I choose the second and the problem was solved.

But... I notice now that the game don't see the second video card. The radeon software see it, but not the game. I don't know how to say to the game what graphic card to use.

In the settings of the radeon software there is a part for the games. I click in the game and there is a page with variouse settings but in a part called display there is wrote "R5 graphic card" that is the basic graphic card. 

 

What I shoul do?

 

My laptop is a Lenovo ideapad with windows 10. 

 

The software of the graphic cards are with the last upgrade. The game is Watch dogs 2, but even with abother games there is this problem.

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kingfish
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Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

You assign the high power to a game or application by going to the 'Display' setting on your computer, scroll down to 'graphics'.

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rakabee
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

i got similar problem with him ~ and tried to use "graphic" change it to high performance but meh ~ it still not doing it

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Gioele
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Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

I will see this afternoon, for now I don't remember that there was that part. My doubt is that the other graphic software, what didn't the hight CPU problem, have problems. But this afternoon I will see.

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Gioele
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Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

Mhm... I tried in that way. There is write if I want to use the R5 graphic card for the standard use of I want to use the R5 graphic card for the high performance.

GPU basic: AMD Radeon R5

GPU DEDICATED: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M330

 

Software: Radeon 21.2.2 05/02/2021 (0017.514)

When I took this laptop the Radeon software said that I could choose beetwen two drivers for the second graphic cards. The first was recommended from Mycrosoft but it create a big problem with CPU (the solutions, for example the reinstal of the drivers, didn't resolve the problem) but the second resolved the question. 

 

But now I have noticed that no videogames use the secondo graaphic cards and Windows don't see it.

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rakabee
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Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

Right?
That the same problem that occurs on my laptop too ~ no dedicated graphics for gaming

is it the laptop's fault? I don't even know at this point
this makes me sad so much, everything that had 3d game fail apart ~ you can call flicker, crash, hung ~ dx9, dx11, or even dx 12 still got some problem.

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Gioele
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Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

In the images there are another info.

 

Before I took the Laptop there was Radeon Software 20.11.2. It caused an hight CPU usage, so I reinstalled it but it didn't resolve the problem. So I decided to instal the other option, a new version, 21.2.2, it resolved the hight use but not the fact that the secondo graphic card is not seen from Windows and the games.

I decided to return to the previouse versione to see if it work but no, games don't see the second graphic card. But in "Device managemente" there are the two graphic card.

I don't know if is it, I have two accounts and I use the amministration account, with all the permissions ecc...

Radeon task.PNGRadeon.PNGSettings.PNG

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kingfish
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Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

You can not use the high power graphics for anything but 3D (game) or applications. No you can not make your browser use the high power setting...or any other 2D application.

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Gioele
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Journeyman III

Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

Sorry I don't understand your answer.

The hight CPU problem is general, but the second graphic card is a problem of all the videogames.

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kingfish
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Re: Games don't see the second graphic card

What do you mean "games don't see it?" AMD does not control which game or app uses which graphics card. That is controlled by Microsoft.

Again....go to the computer display settings, scroll down to GRAPHICS....use the drop down to see what games are there and assign the high performance graphics to it. If the game is not showing, you browse to the game exe file.