N/APosted on - 11/15/2014
I have a Toshiba X875-Q7190 laptop. It has a GPU built into the CPU and a discreet GPU. With some fies, particularly PDFs, it takes a tremendous amount of time to render successive pages. My thought is that it’s utilizing the CPU-based GPU. How can I get the laptop to always use the discreet video card?
Query about CPU and GPU in Toshiba X875-Q7190 laptop
Since you are using a laptop, you need to check on the machine’s specifications first to know why PDF files consumes time to open. For Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7190 model, I don’t see any problem when opening PDF files. If this is a brand new laptop you purchased, it should be running on Microsoft Windows 8.
It is powered by Intel Core i7-3630QM processor at 3.40 GHz which features the Intel Turbo Boost Technology. If you think the problem has something to do with your video card, I don’t think that’s possible because it runs on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M with Optimus with 3 GB GDDR5 discrete video RAM.
The Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7190 laptop is configured with 12 GB DDR3 RAM which can be upgraded up to 32 GB maximum. It has 4 memory slots and 3 of which are occupied. If you are having a hard time opening PDF files, check if the file has many pages. In case it is only a single page PDF file, try reinstalling Adobe Reader.
Also, if you are using an old version, maybe it’s about time that you update to the latest version. To download the latest version, visit Adobe Reader XI.