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Join Date: Mar 2013
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# 16
03-13-2013, 04:14 AM
Hello all! I am encountering a very similar problem as several of the above posters. I've recently bought a new gaming laptop an MSI GT70 0ND-445US.

The laptop switches between the on board video and the discrete videocard in an effort to keep heat down and improve battery life.

After the game loads it 'auto detects' the video card and only sees the on board video card and sets everything to the lowest settings. When I go to set them back to my preferred settings, several of the option are not available (depth of field etc etc) citing 'GPU not available' or something similar.

I load the game through steam. I have tried to set the file preferences of the executable to execute with Nvidia Geforce. This doesn't seem to effect the games auto-detection.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Rig Specs
CPU i7 3630QM Processor
OS Windows 8
Memory 12GB DDR3 1600MHz
Graphics nVIDIA Geforce GTX675M 3D Graphic Card
Graphics VRAM 2GB GDDR5