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video card select

Lester Knight Chaykin
#1 - 2012-10-27 17:05:18 UTC
Hello everyone.
My Laptop got 2 videocards, one is a crap videocard for normal/office usage (Intel 4000), while the other is meant for playing (GTX670M)

I have the GTX670 as the default video card for EVE, but when checking the settings in the eve menu, i can only see the Intel 4000 in the 'display adapter' menu, so i suppose that eve is running on that one, the crappy one :\
This happens even if i right click on eve.exe and then click on 'run with... GTX670'
How can that be? What can i do?

All other games are working fine.
Thanks in advance
Best regards.
Lester Knight Chaykin
#2 - 2012-10-28 10:33:21 UTC
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#3 - 2012-10-28 22:01:59 UTC
Easiest way would be to disable the onboard VGA chip in the BIOS. (Press F1/F2/Del during boot, depending on your motherboard.)
Lester Knight Chaykin
#4 - 2012-10-29 17:38:04 UTC
uhm nice one thans, i'll try to do that, not sure if my laptop will allow me to do that anyway since the intel 4000 is meant for 'office' usage
Lester Knight Chaykin
#5 - 2012-10-31 17:46:54 UTC
unfortunately it's not possible :|
Lester Knight Chaykin
#6 - 2012-11-03 13:24:00 UTC
there is no solution
Eternal Strife
#7 - 2012-11-04 12:22:18 UTC
Can be done using the Display Options (Nvidia Options I think) menu in Windows.
Link to a guide (is about Steam, but should work for any game depending on the .exe file you choose);
Lester Knight Chaykin
#8 - 2012-11-04 13:31:40 UTC
I already did that, but still when running EVE i only see: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 in the settings (Display Adapter)
Iq Cadaen
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2012-11-05 09:36:17 UTC
It's automatic. You obviously have nVidia Optimus. That means the game sees the integrated GFX, but the pipeline is actually shared by both cards and the switching is done automatically when the need arises.