Integrated Intel HD 3000

so im kinda new to alienware and been looking at posts about dual video cards and well i came across something saying that all M17X-R3 have a intergraded Intel HD 3000. well I cant find anything on my laptop saying it has it. I clicked on (FN and F7) and it says "This Does Not Do Anything"

I have the Nivida GeForce GTX 560M but should I have the intel HD 3000 as well?

I have tried this
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=439100
and still no luck
 

Maelstrom

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All computers have some form of integrated graphics. Whether it's an Alienware or a cheap laptop you got from the outlet. You shouldn't really worry about at all. Your desktop screen and such should run off of the integrated graphics while an games you play use your graphics card.
 

DDuB420

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Not the 3D 120hz screen model. It runs off of the GPU.
A buddy of mine on another forum ran into this problem when he tried to turn his Alienware M17xR3 into a hackintosh. Because of the 3D screen his model didn't support using iGPU. Which stopped his progress dead in his tracks.
 
second call to tech support.

got a resource dvd on its way , and the tech asked why I wanted it, so I told him what was going on and he first asked if I had uninstalled anything. I told him no, but that i had updated my bios a few days ago, he put me on hold for 5 mins and came back on and asked what version is my bios and I told him A12. he proceded to tell me that the new bios update makes the intergraded card non detectable and if i wanted it too I would need to roll the bios back to A09 and that the performace of the laptop wouldnt be as good and it would be best to leave the bios to A12

thanks for the page with all the drivers. I now have that page bookmarked
 

DDuB420

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Interesting, I'm at work right now. When I get home in 4-5 hrs I'll check this out for you.
In the meantime I would call tech support and see what they say about switching the GPU from discrete to switchable
It states on the dell website that you can switch it, why can't you is the question.
Look here http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=9MJ02
Expand fixes and enhancements it will tell you what I mean.