Switching from Intel HD Graphics to AMD Radeon Graphics

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Hi. I bought a new laptop with Intel HD 520 Graphics and AMD Radeon R7 m360 dedicated graphics. I want to know how to switch from the Integrated graphics card to the dedicated one as whenever I play a game such as Minecraft, it will always say it is running on Intel HD Graphics

I have tried:
- Using the BIOS. It doesn't let me change my actual graphics card (Only 2 options are 'Switchable Graphics' and 'UMP (or something like that) graphics' - I tried the latter out, but it didn't fix it)
- Setting Minecraft to 'High Performance' in the AMD Radeon Settings
- Changing the battery settings to run on 'Maximize Performance' while on battery and plugged in
- Installed the latest AMD Graphics Driver
- Disabled the Intel HD graphics in the device manager


Despite me trying all this and saving all the settings etc., Minecraft still says it is running on my iGPU. I have been trying to figure this out for 5 hours now, please help
 

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Just managed to fix the issue FYI. Had to set the Java program that runs Minecraft to 'High Performance', not just the Minecraft application itself. I still would like to actually set the AMD card as a permanent, Primary GPU
 

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No. Nothing like that comes up
 

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I don't actually have the Catalyst Control Centre. When I right-click my desktop, it only comes up with 'AMD Radeon Settings'. I've looked all over the options and none of them seem to fix the problem
 

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Just managed to fix the issue FYI. Had to set the Java program that runs Minecraft to 'High Performance', not just the Minecraft application itself. I still would like to actually set the AMD card as a permanent, Primary GPU
 

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Hmm probably the driver decides to put minecraft to run using because intel igpu because it might "thought" the application as a light one that using intel igp are good enough for it for saving power.
 
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