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Run a program using NVIDIA dedicated GPU only when plugged into power

Under 3d Settings in NVIDIA's control panel, it allows me to choose whether specific programs always start using the integrated graphics on my CPU or the dedicated GTX 960M. Can I create a condition ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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Bumblebee In Linux not working (Nvidia 970M)

I'm new to Linux system here, I run Ubuntu 15.10, and have Bumblebeed and bumblebee installed. However, every time I try to run Optirum (e.g optirun firefox), this error comes up. [ 2137.822002] ...
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W10 and switchable graphics

I have an HP DV6-6170sl, a switchable graphics laptop (AMD Radeon HD 6770M and Intel HD Graphics 3000). Since it came with W7, HP never released new GPU drivers for W8 or W10, but I'm currently ...
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How to set default display card in HP Laptop?

I recently bought new HP Envy 15 Notebook PC 15-k201ne. It's has two graphic cards. One is Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M. Now the thing is I want NVIDIA graphic as my default ...
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How do I make NVIDIA my main graphics card to use?

I have an NVIDIA GPU and latest drivers installed. However, when I run dxdiag and go to the Display tab, it says my device name is Intel HD Graphics 3000. I should be using the NVIDIA card though. ...
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No way my laptop will use nVidia chip instead of integrated graphics

I have tried everything I could find out there, but there is just no way my laptop sets the nVidia GPU as primary chip. I have a 28" 4K monitor plugged on the DisplayPort, and it keeps using the Intel ...
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Full screen games use AMD GPU on iGPU output on Windows 10

I have two monitors, one connected to the motherboard (igpu/Intel) and one to the AMD Graphics Card. Currently if I run games (Full Screen) in the monitor connected to the graphics card, the game ...
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Intel HD Graphics, Switchable Graphics, and 3D Acceleration in Virtual Machine

In my system I have two Display Adapters in a Host with Windows 10: Intel HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series The DirectX Diagnostic Tool showed that: Intel is Full Display Device Type ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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How can I disable the onboard GPU on my laptop?

I have a problem getting my computer to run a game. The problem is I can't run it by using my NVIDIA GPU. My computer insists on running it using the integrated GPU. I tried some methods to force it ...
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gfxCardStatus for Windows

On Windows systems with switchable graphics (AMD Catalyst), how can I see which graphics card is currently in use? Is there an alternative of the Mac's gfxCardStatus for Windows?
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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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How to fix DirectX in Windows 8.1?

Short version: If you have a Windows 8.1 system with both an Intel graphics card as well as an NVIDIA graphics card, try running WinSAT D3D in the command prompt. Do you encounter the same error as I ...
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Netbook with ATI graphics: Brightness settings doesn't work

I have a hp dv6-6000 series Windows 7 64-bit laptop with an Intel HD3000 and an ATI HD6700M. After a factory reset I upgrade drivers and I got the problem: If I want to be able change between graphic ...
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Why is my NVIDIA 870M capping graphics to 30FPS when running on battery power?

I am having an issue with my NVIDIA 870M graphics card. When I play games, it caps the framerate to 30FPS when running on battery power, even playing on both high and low graphics settings. When I ...
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How to track processes that use the discrete graphics card?

How do I know which processes or background applications are using my discrete card? By default, my laptop won't be using discrete graphic card unless gaming. But now, even when I'm not gaming, the ...
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Switching between integrated and discrete graphics on alienware 14?

I recently received a new alienware 14 in the mail and was having some issues switching between integrated and discrete graphics. When I used the inbuilt benchmark tests in Just Cause 2 i pulled in a ...
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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Disabling discrete GPU in Win8 (UEFI) Laptop

Seeing how the Intel HD Graphics 4000 is covering all my needs perfectly for the moment, I would prefer to disable the NVIDIA dedicated GPU in my Lenovo Z400 for a while. I've already went to the ...
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In Windows 7, how should I set up duplicate dual monitor configurations?

I'm fixing to set up my home office once we've cleared (most of) the junk out of it. I already have a non-adjustable standing desk and I'd like to put a sitting desk right next to it so I can take ...
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Switchable Graphics not working on my HP Pavilion g4 windows 7

I have AMD Radeon HD 6470M and AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G in my display adapter. But, when I configure my switchabel graphics, it's not working. Please Help.
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How do I switch back to Ati after changing to Intel on Linux Switchable?

I have a laptop with Ati/Intel combo. I am using Amd driver on Debian Jessie 64. I was able to use the Ati driver with it for a while. Then I decided to switch back to Intel card using the Ati/Amd ...
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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...
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Toggle integrated/discrete graphics manually

Many laptops have two GPU's, an integrated Intel processor, and a discrete Nvidia processor. There are options to set which processor is used by specific applications, though those settings are not ...
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Problems updating HP laptop graphics driver

So since I installed 64 bit Windows 7 on my HP laptop I have problem finding updated drivers for my graphics card. The only driver that works is the old driver I found on HP website My laptop has ...
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AMD Switchable graphics don't works

I am encountering a very boring issue for months now. I'm not the only one encountering that problem, but I just can't find any solution. The issue is that my computer is supposed to switch ...
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Is my mobile AMD card being used?

I have a new Sony E Series Vaio with an intel i5 and an AMD 7xxx mobile card. Despite making sure sure my app (game) is set to High Performance in switchable gfx and choosing high performance power ...
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How to Check the AMD Card Installed on my System (Switchable Graphics)

I have a Dell laptop and it has the switchable graphics technology. I know what it is all about but if I want to check the specs for the AMD card, from where can I check it? If I check it in Device ...
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How to force games to use AMD graphics?

I have a HP g6 2004tx laptop, config is : i5 2nd gen processor (2.4 or 2.5 GHz), 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate and an AMD Radeon 7670m with 2GB memory. However, a lot of games use the Intel HD Graphics ...
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I cant update my VPCEC15FG to Windows 8

I am using a Sony VAIO VPCEC15FG computer. I want to install Windows 8 in my system. I successfully install it, but my graphics driver is nor t working well. When I searched on the internet it says ...
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AMD discrete GPU doesn't work, only the motherboard integrated graphics does [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I ensure my Samsung Series 7 is actually using the Radeon switchable graphics? I recently installed Windows 8 on my Samsung Series 7 laptop. It's working ...
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How to get AMD Catalyst working on Arch x86_64

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 with AMD's hybrid "PowerXpress" graphics. The integrated graphics card is (if I understand it correctly) integrated with the i7-3612QM processor, and the discrete ...
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Where Catalyst stores applist for switchable graphics?

I cannot add an app to the list to manually set it to high performance (Radeon instead of Intel HD). When I browse for an exe, nothing happens, the list is still empty. So, maybe I can edit some .cfg ...
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Force the computer to always use current display settings

So I'm having a terrible black screen problem with my new installation of Windows 8. The screen basically goes to black every time I turn it on or sleep, or connect to an external or monitor. I dont ...
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New drivers, now switchable graphics won't work

I have an ASUS notebook with dual AMD/ATI graphic cards. Before I've been able to switch individual programs in the Vision Control Center from high performance to energy saving and the other way ...
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How to solve ATI Radeon 7670M/ Intel HD Switchable Graphics recurring BSOD error?

I recently bought a VAIO E Series laptop with an ATI Radeon 7670M and Intel HD Switchable Graphics. Around about one month ago, my computer started shutting down with atikmpag.sys blue screen error ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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Disable Intel HD Graphics 4000

A while back, I called HP, asking how to disable the Intel Graphics and force the computer to use my ATI Radeon. They had me go through the BIOS settings, and I managed to get my laptop to only use my ...
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Windows fails to boot after setting “Switchable Graphics” to “Fixed Mode” on laptop

I have a HP DV6 6140tx which has an i7, and AMD 6770M . The games I played are sort of laggy (i.e 18-22fps on Fraps). I heard about switchable graphics and after searching a lot, I heard that ...
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How can I use my built-in AMD Radeon 7670m instead of Intel HD 4000 Graphics?

i recently bought a DELL Inspiron 15R 2012m Series Laptop. It comes with a built-in AMD Radeon 7670m graphics card. I installed PES 2012, when I checked the system specification (an option in that ...
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Stop graphics from switching on UAC prompt

I have a (minor) problem with switchable graphics on my laptop (Lenovo T520, NVidia Quadro NVS4200M and some Intel, drivers up-to-date). When I run an action on Windows 7 that requires an UAC ...
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How to make Linux use the proper diplay driver? How to prioritize the drivers?

So, there are 2 GPUs in my laptop. An Intel one, and an ATI one. The Intel comes with a nice open-source driver, which works OOTB. The ATI one needs the proprietary driver, to function properly (like ...
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How can I ensure my Samsung Series 7 is actually using the Radeon switchable graphics?

I have a Samsung Series 7 with the Radeon 6750M switchable graphics. The ATI software lets you force programs to use the dedicated card. However, I'm not convinced it is actually ever using it, as the ...
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In newer laptops with switchable graphics, can the high performance card typically be completely disabled?

My laptop is due for upgrade soon and I'm quite keen on the Sony VAIO VPC-CB35FG because of the 1080p display. It comes with Intel/ATI switchable graphics. I use Ubuntu and from what I can tell ...
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How do I switch graphics?

I have just installed "AMD Catalyst 12.3 RC" How do I switch to Intel graphics (e.g. disable ATI graphics)? The weird thing is that the laptop fan is very quiet, which means one of two things: ...
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What kind of switchable graphics technology does ATI/AMD have?

AMD (formerly ATI) seems to have a lot different products (or names) for hybrid graphics technology. Which technologies does AMD have and what are the differences between those? NVIDIA has just one ...
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How to make Nvidia chip available in a switchable graphics laptop?

I've got a Lenovo U460 with switchable graphics (an Nvidia G305M), running Windows 7. I'm trying like hell to just get the NVidia graphics to work at all, and it's very frustrating. At one point ...
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Disabling GPU and using onboard graphics on Ubuntu 11.10

I have got an Asus N53 laptop with Core i7 2630QM CPU and nVidia GT 550M GPU. On Windows, i watch movies and play games. Which i need GPU. But on Ubuntu, i just develop web sites only use Netbeans and ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing the GPU on a Apple Macbook

First, my apologies for any lack of specific information - asking this question for someone else, based on a phone call I had with him playing "family tech support expert". My brother has a 15 inch ...