Gaming laptop not working up to its promise

Sillyputty

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When I bought this laptop it was working fine and running perfectly but it always has had the problem that simple games (such as minecraft, trove, even terraria for that matter) end up lagging even thought the graphics are bad for this games, games such as fallout 4, planetside 2 or games with high graphics for that matter end up having MASSIVE lag drops or lag in general. My laptop specs are

Lenovo Y50
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M
GPU: GM107 | Revision A2
RAM: 16 GB

I want to know if its that the laptop is running on the Intel graphics card or if its a problem with the type of graphics card and how to fix it.


 
It is completely possible it is running the installed graphics card rather than the NVIDIA one. Although in either case, graphics heavy games will give you lag. To make sure the laptop runs the NVIDIA rather than the original Intel card try the following.

Laptop using other graphics card and not the Nvidia 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 Nvidia graphics card is set as the default graphics card.

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

1. Open the "Nvidia Control Panel".
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 Nvidia processor.

Once it is running on the right one, test the system again and see if the problem persists.
 
It is completely possible it is running the installed graphics card rather than the NVIDIA one. Although in either case, graphics heavy games will give you lag. To make sure the laptop runs the NVIDIA rather than the original Intel card try the following.

Laptop using other graphics card and not the Nvidia 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 Nvidia graphics card is set as the default graphics card.

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

1. Open the "Nvidia Control Panel".
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 Nvidia processor.

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