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Not currently. The Hangouts Dialer app does not register itself with the system as an actual dialer. In fact, it's simply a shortcut to a particular tab within the main Hangouts app. Right now if you want to make true VoIP calls, you have to open the Hangouts Dialer (or main Hangouts app) manually, and copy/paste the number. Perhaps such integration ...
You didn't explicitely mention it, but from the context I assume you're using a device with Android 4.4 (Kitkat). With that, Google "pimped" the dialer. PhoneArena writes on this in an article called Google makes the Dialer awesome again: this is why you want Android 4.4 KitKat: I think the best new addition though comes in the changes to Caller ID, ...
Its a pretty useless app if you don't use it (forever). So what you can do is disable it. Go through Settings>Apps/App Manager>All>Voice Dialler>Disable. Thats it. You can enable it again if you wish when needed.
Take the dialer from your old stock ROM, extract from the zip, and install in new ROM. You'll need the app "/system/app-mover", free from playstore, to move stock ROM dialer into the system. Goto settings>apps and disable custom ROM dialer. Your running a custom ROM so this should work, I did this on my HTC. If this doesn't work out right, just reverse ...
I don't think we can do this just by installing an app. I mean, we can't define our new app as default app for making/receiving calls. So, I think it's in ROM developer's hand. Only they can replace it with custom one, AFAIK.
Thanks @RossC, for your comments. Adding this as answer: Leave the memory management to the OS. It depends on the version (4.1.2 in your case), the OEM (LG) and the particular dialer app. As a rule, task killers degrade performance, and the app being in memory has no impact on your battery or performance. I'd say leave it be.
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