Laptop GPU Issues

TheGuiltyPillow

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I've been running my ASUS Q550LF for a few years now. It's had a bum RAM stick from factory that messed up my drive. but throughout all of that BS it keeps forgetting it has a dedicated graphics card. I recently fixed the RAM/HDD issue. But just today, when I got home from work, I was running on Intel HD graphics instead of my, admittedly old, GeForce 745m chip. I've gone through the whole trial of drivers. GeForce Experience refuses to acknowledge that I have the latest drivers, wont let me do anything else. CPU-Z sees the chip. But game like Skyrim dont see it and force me to use my integrated. The only graphics setting in my BIOS/UEFI is for extra RAM allocation. I can't find any settings anywhere to juggle my graphics options. Please help.

Just some quick specs for context:
ASUS Q550LF, Win10
1TB HDD
4GB DDR3L RAM
AMI BIOS
Purchased in February 2014

P.s. I am studying for A+ and Net+ so dont worry too much about my knowledge base. I just have been struggling with this poor machine for too long to have any idea what it's up to now.
 

BadAsAl

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It is "supposed" to use dedicated when it is plugged into AC power. Check your power plan and set it to high performance and see if that helps. It might be on a power saving plan that doesn't use dedicated graphics (even if plugged in).
 

TheGuiltyPillow

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Actually there isnt a setting anywhere in Power for my Nvidia. I went through all the power plan settings and found nothing about it. But it is set to high performance. Also I woke up and its suddenly running the Nvidia again. WTF?
 

TheGuiltyPillow

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It indeed has. It stopped ater that night while I was playing Skyrim. Crashed the game and everything. I cant get it to come back on either. I keep installing the latest driver and i restart and then it asks be to install the driver again like i never did. But I cant get the bleeding thing to actually run.
 

TheGuiltyPillow

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Figured it out. Asset some point my nvidia chip decided to switch yup auto select for the card preference. So my computer just switched to the intel whenever. Solved everything. Thanks for helping me rule out stuff!
 
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