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so i just got a new laptop, love it so far but this is confusing the hell out of me.

The site i ordered from said it had a 2gb nvidia 540m in it. it has the little sticker on it too. it has the drivers installed in it and my games work fine. my nvidia control panel reads:
GeForce GT 540M
Driver version: 280.26
DirectX support: 11
CUDA Cores: 96
Graphics Clock 672 MHz
Processor clock: 1344 MHz
Memory clock: 900 MHz
Memory interface: 128-bit
Total available graphics... 4095 MB
Dedicated video memory: 2048 MB DDR3

All seems normal right? Then why does my dxdiag say this:
Device-
Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC Type: Internal
Aprox. Total Memory 1696 MB

???????
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post #2 of 7
GPU-z.

10bucks says you have the 540M
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so downloaded and ran gpuz... still confused, it starts of displaying data for "Interl(R) HD Graphics Family" but at the bottom it has a drop down that lets me select 540M and then the info changes
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post #4 of 7
you have 540m if you had intel graphics nvidia wouldnt work,you would be gettings errors with it saying its not compatible with the drivers,also im pretty sure your cpu is sandy bridge so it could be reading both the 540m and the cpu's intergrated graphics
Edited by TehStranger? - 8/19/11 at 9:23pm
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post #5 of 7
you have both, the Intel HD graphics is part of your cpu package and then you have the 540m as a discrete gpu
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post #6 of 7
You have both. Your laptop has optimus, just like mine.
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post #7 of 7
Basically what everyone else is saying. DxDiag is reading your integrated graphics chipset while GPU-Z is allowing you to select between the build in chipset and your graphics card.
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