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Hello. I don't know where to ask about my problem, probably this place will do.

I'm playing on a laptop, it has two video cards: one in my CPU and another stronger NVidia card (I'll call it external). So, the problem is that I can't run the game via the external card. I HAVE hanged the default settings, i HAVE tried running it every single time via the drop-menu and choosing the Nvidia card - nothing happens. I simply get my CPU overloaded. 
So, how can I ask the game to use the external card and is there a method at all? Windows 10.0, if it influenses on something.


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I had a similar issue with my bf's laptop. Took me ages to figure out the dealio. In the end it turned out that the device DOES assign certain applications to the dedicated video card and it can actually switch during play. If your laptop doesn't think the game needs dedicated graphics, it won't use that card. Once stuff starts becoming heavy it will switch. If your CPU can't take it, it's likely the CPU itself, and not its integrated graphics chip (SoD is very heavy on processors).


With drop-down, do you mean you set the dedicated card as default for the specific game within your nvidia settings?

What you can try is going into your nvidia settings and choosing the maximum performance output option. (manage 3d settings - global settings - high performance). If that doesn't work you can likely disable your integrated card via the BIOS.


If anything, do NOT disable your integrated card in the device manager. It'll turn off your screen and it'll be very annoying to get it working again if you don't have an external monitor you can use. Been there, done that!


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Thank you, I'll try that

Thank you, I'll try that tomorrow.

I tried setting the Nvidia card as default through the NVidia settings panel too, but I meant smth different. What I meant about rinning it via the drop-meny is just right-clicked the .exe game file, than run with graphics processor -> NVidia card.

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I didn't wait for tomorrow.

I didn't wait for tomorrow. Thanks, the perfomance idea almost worked. My laptop still sounds like a vacuum cleaner, but the CPU temperature went down.

By the way, my preferable graphics processor (for everything, not for one single programm) is now set as aughtochoice. What will happen if I set is as NVidia card? Well, I know what will happen, I mean will I get any problems because of it?