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Please provide more information.
To configure an application to use the discrete GPU you need to open Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings.
In CCC Slim, navigate to Switchable Graphics Application Settings. This area will allow you to select which 3D application uses the Integrated GPU or the High Performance GPU. Add the application to CCC and select High Performance Mode to ensure that the High Performance GPU is used. Note, it is recommend to have the laptop plugged in and Windows configured to High performance mode in the Control Panel > Power options to ensure you get the best possible performance.
Here is my system information:
AMD Graphics Card
- AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330
- Size 2GB
- Laptop System
- Lenovo G50-80
- Model no:80L0006HIN
- Windows 10 64bit
- Driver version installed
Driver Packaging Version 15.20.1045-150622a-185844C-Lenovo AMD Catalyst Control Center Version 2015.0622.2137.37044
- Display Devices
- Intel HD Graphics Family.
- Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz
After installing the drivers for my AMD graphics card(tried both from lenovo as well as from amd website) ,Under "display adapter properties" I am getting only 2136MB as total available graphics memory which include only "128MB" dedicated memory,even though I have 2GB dedicated memory.Games like FIFA 15,GTA IV are not working in high graphics.For other games too I have tested with GPU-Z to see which graphics card is being used.I found that my Intel hd graphics is being used and 0% load on amd one.I have tried to add applications (games) under switchable graphics option,but result is same.I want to know why I am getting only 2136MB as total graphics memory.Is it fine to have 2136MB graphics with $GB RAM+2GB AMD graphics card?If not then what is the solution for this?
Please check the above screenshot. amdmatt
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The 2GB of dedicated video memory is only for the R5 M330 and cannot be used by the integrated intel HD graphics.
What you see about the 128 MB of video memory is that video memory that is reserved for the integrated graphics, it is possible you might be able to change the amount of reserved video in the system BIOS. Additionally the 2136 MB of graphics memory is the max amount of flexible video memory the IGPU can use.
To use the AMD graphics card you must not only have it in switchable graphics application, but also set it to high performance.
Also make sure that your power is plugged in as some laptop refuse to use the dedicated graphics if it is not plugged in.
Hope this clears things up.
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There is MSI afterburner. even though it is a overclocking software, it also comes with some sort of hardware monitor.
It looks like this:
Link to the website is above.
When in the website just click the "downloads" tab. when you have done that, just click on the 4.2.0 version as it is the most stable one.
Then just install it.
Have a happy day and hope this helps as an alternative to GPU-Z.
I have one more query.According to my system specificaion(stated above) ,game GTA 4 should run smoothly or not?
Because while playing the game ,my laptop gets too hot after a while.And after that game starts to lag and hang.I have added it for switchable graphics in CCC.
This happens for other games too like Resident Evil 5(which is not a very high graphic oriented).
In Gta 4,even though I use resource usage of about 800MB ,the game lags after my laptop gets heated up(after just 10 minutes).If i use resource beyond that gameplay becomes very very slow. I am attaching a screen shot of graphics settings I am using in GTA 4:
Please provide a solution to this sandrino
The reason for your computer slowing down is that it is overheating and to prevent it from getting even hotter, it will reduce the speed of the CPU and GPU this in turn will stabilize the temperature of the laptop, but the performance will suffer as a result of that.
The only solution I can give you is to clean out the vent and fan of your laptop to improve airflow and as an extra measure to prevent your laptop from overheating, you can buy a good laptop cooler also make sure that the vent and fan of your laptop is not blocked and that the fan underneath your laptop has some space between the fan and surface under it.