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Manually Changing GPUs -- Bypassing Optimus

Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

As the title suggests, I wish to bypass, in some way, Optimus on my new laptop. The idea of it is fantastic, but it seems poorly implemented in that it works with some programs I add, but not most.

From research I've done I know that Optimus isn't only software, it has its own hardware arrangement where it always writes to the pixels via the integrated card, but will (if using the Dedicated GPU) do all of the hardware acceleration and the such on the card and just pass over the pixel values. I don't want to bypass that I just want to be able to manually choose between when my computer uses the NVidia card and when it uses the Integrated card.


Does anyone know of some 3rd party programs that do this, or some 'patches' to the Optimus software that allow you to always using either the NVidia card or the integrated one?



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Re: Manually Changing GPUs -- Bypassing Optimus

Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

If you have an on-board video card you should be able to disable it through your systems BIOS settings.

You say that this is a laptop with two video cards?
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