I have recently bought an Toshiba Satellite P855-32X laptop.
Firs thing after I did launch this laptop is ofcourse update all drivers to the newest ones. Configure everything I needed and it works like a charm.
I can play all the newest games without problems, but when running a game called "Dark Reign 2" [DirectX 7] it runs at 25 FPS / ~20 FPS max (no matter if settings are lowest @ 640x480 or highest @ 1366x768), while on my older laptop with an i3-370M and a AMD Radeon HD Mobility 5740 [512mb gddr3 vram] it runs at 120 fps. (however I always limit it in-game to 60)
My laptop has an RMB option on applications which allows you to specify with which GPU to run an application with:
But after launchin DXdiag with this option, or the second, I always get this screen:
I tried looking into the NVidia CPL but it doesn't have as much options.. as it should?:
I also made sure my "default GPU" is set to the NVidia GPU. Yet still the problem persists.
I tried disabling my Intel Integrated HD Graphics:
But when I tried to run the game it gave me an error the there is no Harware Acceleration support (for a game from 1999 hehe)
So I looked it up in DXDiag:
And what suprises me here is that there is absolutely no GPU/manufaturer name and the default windows drivers are used..
All my drivers are up to date, all VC++ redistributables, .net frameworks, windows updates, dependencies and DirectX End User Runtime (DX9) are all up to date and installed.
I really don't know what the problem is and I really hate it that I can't play an old game at more than 25 fps yet all the new games (2005+) on a more playable framerate.. yet, on an older laptop the game runs like a charm.
What is going on and how can I fix this? I really don't understand this.
I suspect my Geforce is "connected" to the motherboard with the Intel Chipset -in between- ? Is there any way to circumvent this if this is true?
Edit: I forgot to mention I did run the game with "use integrated GPU" and the results were the same. (game running on 25 fps max)