Questions with this tag should refer specifically to driver, software, configuration, and hardware compatibility in connection with computers that have NVidia® Optimus™ Technology.

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How to disable NVIDIA Optimus on a Dell XPS 15?

I've got a new Dell XPS 15 (L502x) with an NVIDIA GeForce 540M, Intel Core i7Q 2.2 Ghz, and Crucial RealSSD hard drive. As with most laptops with NVIDIA cards these days, it's got the "Optimus" ...
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Use Nvidia optimus card for HDMI output

I have an ASUS laptop which has a 17" 1600x900 and Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia gt540M card Whenever i connect to my 24" 1080p samsung TV, no app uses the nvidia card and what i'm forced to play games with ...
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How to force my laptop to use the discrete GPU?

My laptop (Asus X7BSV) is stuck using only the integrated GPU. It has a nVidia GT540M as well, but I cannot get it to work. I am using a Windows 7 x64 with latest drivers. This occurred after I ...
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Laptop + 2 Displays Issue

I'd like to extend the display of my ASUS N53SV-SZ038V to two external monitors. The laptop has one HDMI output and one VGA output. I have each connected to an external monitor. The problem is that ...
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Disabling NVidia Optimus

I have disabled NVidia Optimus on my Dell Precision M4600 since I cant dim my screen if it is enabled for some strange reason. So, what does that actually do? Does it use the nvidia card all the time ...
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How to enable Nvidia Optimus in Asus Notebook(Gt520m)?

I have recently purchased Asus K43sj. It has NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1GB DDR3.Problem is that it does not have optimus. Battery life is 4+ hours while surfing. But if I could enable Optimus I could ...
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Why is my Windows 8 virtual machine not using my NVIDIA card?

I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7. I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control ...