Can i swap my laptop's primary and linked display adapter?


Jan 24, 2018
I have dell inspiron 3541 notebook. With amd a6 processor, radeon R4(integrated) and R5 m230 2gb...
But my game and other applications using only integrated graphic 512mb instead of 2gb...
In Graphics properties R4 showing as primary and R5 as linked adapter.....
How to use my linked adapter or swap it as primary adapter?
Laptop using other graphics card and not the AMD one.

First you need to get it to detect and use the right card.

A. Uninstall, and then reinstall, the latest graphics card driver.
B. Make sure that your AMD graphics card is set as the default graphics card.

Here's the steps on how to set it to default.

1. Open the "Control Center".
2. Select "Manage 3D Settings" under 3D Settings.
3. Click on the "Program Settings" tab and select the program you want to choose a graphics card for from the drop down list.
4. Now select "preferred graphics processor" in the drop down list. (You can see what the automatic option is listed as global setting) If you want to use the dedicated graphics card, select High-performance AMD processor.

Once it is running on the right one, test the system again and see if the problem persists.

For ATI/AMD graphics cards the process varies.

You may need to open graphics then PowerPlay and set plugged in and/or battery to maximize performance.

You can also try going to graphics then 3D and move the slider to performance. Your computer may also have a switchable graphics tab where you can change the settings for individual programs.


Jan 24, 2018

I've did all of this but nothing happen. I've reinstalled driver multiple time with leteast and older one and still this problem occurs​.
I've also set 3d application and power to high performance in switchable graphics setting and also high performance for individual application but still my R5 m230 not in use... applications using only 512mb.
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