How to change Primary GPU on a laptop?

Lawk Duski

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I recently bought an asus laptop with specs: FX 7600P + R9 M280x + 8gb of ram
I downloaded the AMD Crimson drivers and everything is fine except it says primary gpu is R7 graphics that's with the processor and it says M280x is linked, how do I make the M280x primary one?
 

Reaper_7799

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It may be listed as the primary but a lot of the laptops that have a dedicated graphics card also, will run the integrated graphics for desktop and everything else that does not require the use of your video card. I don't think you can really turn that off but download hw monitor or gpuz and have it running and then play a game and you can tell what it's using for the game. It should use the m280x for all 3d related tasks, like games.
 

Lawk Duski

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the gpu-z shows the R7 one but in the bottom I can select the R9 M280x and it shows R9 M280x specs, but it says Crossfire is disabled (Available)
Do I enable crossfire somehow?
 

AreH

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Jun 26, 2015
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Well lawk,

try to enter bios and disable your integrated gpu.This should solve your problem.

Best luck!
 

Reaper_7799

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No, you shouldn't have to use crossfire, I would just keep it as it is but go to the sensors page, leave gpuz running and turn on a game...alt tab out and go look at gpuz, it should show your 280x running.
 

Lawk Duski

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how to do that? the bios isn't UFEI, its the blue bios thing lol.
 

Lawk Duski

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guys I found an option in bios "Primary graphics adaptor" it was set to auto but I changed it to External graphics

EDIT: Nevermind changed it back to auto. laptop wouldn't boot up
 

BenHysa

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And how did you find that in BIOS? Under which tab is that? I cant find anything in bios regarding graphic card.

By the way, I have the same issue. Only r7 is active :(

 
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