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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How do I list which applications are currently using the discrete GPU?

I'm (as far as I know) not currently using any graphically intensive applications that needs the discrete GPU, but the keyboard icon that signifies that the discrete GPU is being used is flashing on ...
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How to run Google Chrome with NVIDIA card (Optimus)?

How can I tell NVIDIA Optimus to always run Google Chrome on my NVIDIA (rather than Intel) card? The "Run with graphics processor: NVIDIA" option doesn't seem to have any effect, and NVIDIA for some ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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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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Failing to load libGL.so.1 after installing bumblebee

I am running Linux Mint 15 64bit. My laptop has a Geforce 640M Optimus card, so I installed bumblebee according to the installation instructions (Basic Setup). Using optirun to run programs (e.g. ...
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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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Nvidia control panel alternative

There was a software which allows the user to edit per-executable nvidia settings and allows user to unlocks old applications to use the nvidia graphics instead of Intel GPU. Can you give me names of ...
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Downsampling on Nvidia Optimus (with Intel HD Graphics 3000)

What this is about The question behind the question is actually how to place four virtual machines with 800x600 resolution on a screen smaller than 1600x1200. I am trying to enable split screen ...
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Trouble compiling OpenCV for Linux on an Optimus laptop using bumblebee

OK, I have a pretty specific Optimus/CUDA/drivers question: I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5750G. This laptop has a CUDA-capable GT540M GPU, but it also has Optimus, so in order to make ...
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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio Flip 15, and it takes at least 1 second to switch between GPUs, during which time my screen goes off. Is this expected? Or should the switch be instant and happen between ...
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NVIDIA Optimus: Find out what is using my laptop's discrete GPU

My laptop has NVIDIA Optimus technology, which seamlessly switches between the integrated graphics and NVIDIA discrete GPU to provide an optimal balance between battery life and performance. There is ...
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Linux and GT640M (w. Optimus)

Has anyone tried getting the GT640M (Optimus) to run on any linux distro? The last time I tried, bumblebee did not work and was stuck on my HD4000 and my laptop's fan revved up to its max with ...
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How can I disable the NVIDIA Optimus chip?

To this question, it may sound like there are a lot of confliction with this question already, well... let me explain first: Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card -- To this, I am using Arch ...
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Notebook with NVIDIA Optimus not switching video card in games

I have a Samsung RC720 notebook with Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M. As you can see it has two video adapters and Optimus is supposed to switch between them. But when I choose ...
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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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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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Does nvidia optimus work well with windows 8?

I have a laptop that is using the Nvidia ptimus graphics card switching technology. I am wondering if this will continue to work when I upgrade to Windows 8?
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What graphics card is exactly a Nvidia N12P-NS2?

Isn't Nvidia N12P-NS2 a codename for some graphics card? What is the normal name for it? It is used in the description of this Lenove T420s: 4173-28U. I expect it to be the Nvidia NVS 4200M. Is it ...
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Can Intel HD Graphics and Nvidia GPU be both active at once, when using Nvidia Optimus Technology?

I have a laptop with the Intel HD3000 and a discrete Nvidia GPU. It is mentioned that the HDMI is linked to the HD3000. So, when I connect my laptop to an external display via HDMI-out, the HD3000 ...
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Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition [game] is set to use my NVIDIA GT 630M but uses the integrated graphics processor

I have this set up: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Graphics: ...
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How can I use Optimus to render Youtube only when plugged in?

I have a laptop with an Nvidia Optimus card. I'd like to use the discrete graphics to render Youtube videos when I'm plugged in, but I want to switch back to integrated graphics on battery power. So ...
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Is it possible to use IGP and Dedicated graphics like nvidia's optimus? [duplicate]

Pretty much like the title says. I'm curious if it would be possible to use my dedicated graphics card for gaming and other intensive tasks, while using my IGP for general usage to get power usage ...
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Do HP Elitebooks allow to switch off Optimus from BIOS?

I'm checking which HP EliteBook (among 8740w,8760w) gives the possibility to switch off Optimus in the BIOS (need it to simplify CUDA development under Ubuntu). Or even better, is there a list of the ...
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What is required to reset graphics card LUTs?

What is required to reset any internal LUT tables on a graphics card? The card in question is an NVIDIA 540M with Optimus. After a very bizarre color mixup on a brand-new Dell XPS 15 L502X (while ...
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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 ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Lenovo y50-70, installing/getting GTX860M to work with nvidia drivers

So I have been trying to get my Lenovo y50-70 laptop, which has both the intel integrated GPU and a GTX860M, to run Linux Mint Rebecca 17.1. I have installed the ppa repository sudo ...
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Switch off optimus in dell inspiron n5110 in linux

I have a Dell n5110 laptop which comes with a regular nvidia GPU and an Itel CPU, interconnected via optimus. While there is no problem in windows 7, the real problem is with linux. The GPU is always ...
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NVIDIA Optimus limitations

Based on a question on gamedev.stackexchange, I was wondering, if there were any limitations to the NVIDIA Optimus Technology, regarding the supported versions of DirectX. More specifically, if the ...
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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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Is it safe to have NVidia graphics always on on a Linux laptop, or do I risk overheating?

I'm getting a Lenovo T520 with two graphics cards: Integrated Intel HD 3000 Discrete NVidia NVS 4200M In BIOS, I can adjust which card(s) to use: Integrated only Discrete only Both (NVidia ...
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Why don't all Core i5/i7 laptops have Optimus? Are their Intel HD graphics accessible?

I've been looking to get a new laptop, and I'm looking for something with good battery life and a good video card. After all, those are no longer mutually exclusive thanks to technologies such as ...
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Find which processes are using the dedicated video card

I'm working on a simple Bumblebee GUI tool. One of its features is to show a list of processes which are currently using the dedicated video card. For now I list all of the running processes and check ...
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Rich 3D screensavers and Nvidia Optimus - the windows process which executes screensavers

I want to use nvidia GPU tor run a nice screensaver, but it does not use my Nvidia GPU but the slower Intel GPU. As a result the screensaver has very low fps. I need to show nvidia settings a ...
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Assassin's Creed III crashes when run on the NVIDIA GPU

I have a Lenovo Z470 notebook with these specs: Windows 10 64-bit Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.164) Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.50GHz (Sandy Bridge) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M with Optimus Technology ...
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How can I get my Linux laptop to detect its Intel GPU?

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 on an HP Elitebook 8440p with NVIDIA NVS 3100m graphics. Currently, Linux only detects the NVIDIA GPU: user@host:~$ sudo lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Does NVIDIA Optimus technology switches back to the integrated graphics when I ALT+TAB from my game into windows?

If I ALT+TAB from my game into windows, does NVidia Optimus switches to the Intel GPU? How can I know which GPU is being used?
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Does Optimus work with Quadro cards?

I am soon to be purchasing my next mobile computer, which will be a powerful desktop replacement that can do anything I throw at it; which will be quite a lot. Mobility, power, extensibility, and ...
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Gnome 3 fallback mode after bumblebee install

I followed this guide to install bumblebee on Fedora 16, and I did everything in the tutorial. Bumblebee seems to work as optirun glxgears returns non-vsynced frame rates, but Gnome 3 is in fallback ...
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Which Linux is working on ASUS laptop

I have recently got an ASUS N75S (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Multimedia_Entertainment/N75SF/) and since then I'm struggling to install a linux distro on it. None of them work with full graphics ...
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Extended desktop with Optimus in Linux

The issue I'm experiencing is extending my desktop, it also pans 1 monitor to the entire viewport of all screens. This is what I'm dealing with: Dell XPS L702X sudo lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia GT 650 working together on laptop

My new win7 Acer notebook has i5 CPU with Intel HD 4000 and Nvida GT650 GPU. Obviously monitor is plugged to Intel HD. In Nvidia control panel I can configure PhysX but that doesn't help. Windows ...
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Install Nvidia development driver on optimus on Windows 7

I wanted to use OpenCL under Windows 7. I've got everything set up (Cuda Toolkit 4), the nvidia card is compatible (GeForce 310M). I've got a Acer Travelmate 8372 with optimus, and I've got a bios ...
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Force using Internal graphic card with DisplayPort instead of external nVidia (Optimus)

I have a Lenovo T420 laptop (Windows 10) with: integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000, latest drivers (9.17.10.4229) nVidia NVS 4200M, latest nVidia drivers from Lenovo website (10.18.13.5445) I also ...
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The behavior of a PC setup with OpenGL, Directx, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator and Nvidia Optimus

How many of the instructions are processed by the external gpu when you have a pc which has 1.Intel GMA 2.Nvidia Optimus (selected) Does intel cpu try to send some instructions to intel gma and try ...
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How to prevent automactically jumping from dedicated card (Nvidia) to integrated card

I have a laptop with the graphic card GTX760m and the integrated card HD4600. The things is that when I play games, it always selects the integrated card instead of the nvidia card. I change the ...
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Connect LG 25UB55-B to Dell XPS L502x

I'm going to buy LG 25UB55-B monitor, which will be connected to my Dell XPS L502x notebook. But after some investigation I'm a little bit confused and unsure if it will work. There are several ...
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Using the NVIDIA OPTIMUS at Ubuntu 14.04/Mint 17 KDE With Wine

I have tried to use the NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Mint 17 KDE using Wine to run the game Counter Strike 1.6 (hl.exe). The card installs and works correctly (since I use Wine 1.7). But when I try to start ...