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Envy Notebook 17-s143cl
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I just purchased this notebook on the strength of the brand and the fact that it boasts a NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX (4 GB DDR3 dedicated) graphics card.


After setting it up, the graphics seemed a bit sluggish so I ran some benchmarking and discovered that it is using intel MB-based graphics by default. How can I get my laptop to recognize and use that GeForce card instead of the Intel? 

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Hi @JimStannard,


Welcome to the HP support forums.  A very good day to you. :) I understand that you require assistance regarding change the onboard intel graphics card to the NVidia graphics card. It will be a delight to assist you. :)


Fabulous description and super smart diagnosis of the issue before posting. Kudos to you on that score. :)  .  You are a valued HP customer and it is a privilege to share this platform with you. :)


For starters, I would need to inform you that by default the Intel graphics card is used for normal computing. It is only when High performance is required then the NVidia discrete graphics kick in for games, high-end graphics computing like using photoshop or HD videos. This is to save power and optimize the hardware resources of the computer for different tasks based on its intensity.


You could follow the steps from this link: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03519217

  to change the option to the NVidia Graphics card.


Hope this helps.  Let me know how this goes. I genuinely hope the issue gets resolved without hassles and the unit works great. :)  Please reach out for any issues and I'll be there to assist you. :)


To simply say thanks, please click the "Thumbs Up" button to give me a Kudos to appreciate my efforts to help.

 If this helps, please mark this as “Accepted Solution” as it will help several others with the same issue to get it resolved without hassles. :)

Take care now and have a splendid week ahead. :)

I am an HP Employee

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