Switchable Graphics on windows 8?

hello,
i just bought a Dell Inspirion 15 3521.
it has a ATI Radeon HD7670M graphics card along with Intel hd 4000 ( both 1 gb )
when i run my games..it appears they are using intel hd instead of amd..
and i also tried switching to high performance in switchable graphics...but the games still seem to run on intel hd..
i mean,..FS most wanted 2012 is supposed to run super smooth on AMD radeon 7670 1 gig...but its a bit sluggish...
is this a problem with windows 8??
please help.
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 537 Applies to:

Hi Slinger,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Based on the information you have provided, I understand that you are facing issues with running the game Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 in Windows 8. I will certainly help you with this issue.

 


As per the Windows 8 compatibility center we do not have enough information with regards to this game.

Refer to the link.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Need%20for%20Speed%20Most%20Wanted%202012&vendor=EA&Locale=1033&BreadCrumbPath=need%20for%20speed%3A%20most%20wanted%202012&Type=Software&tempOsid=win8

 

You may run this game in Windows 7 compatibility mode and check.

Refer to the link.

Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

 

If you face any more issues while working with Windows do post on Microsoft Community Forum.

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i do have another question.
the by defaulft provided music player of windows 8 is good i mean when on laptops speakers...but when i put my headphones on..the volume seems to increase and decrease while the song is being played..i already tried updating the software..any suggestions? is this windows 8 issue? or my headphone pin does not meet my audio jack properly?
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Hi,

 

Did you try connecting a different headphone/earphone to check if the issue persists? Since the issue appears to be specific to the headphone it could be an issue with either jack/port.

 

Let us know the status of the issue. 

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