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    Default Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    Hi Folks,

    Wondering what GPU is in use if you have Optimus Technology.... wonder no more.

    Optimus test tools finally in users hands - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

    Optimus State viewer is a simple utility which instantly shows if your Nvidia dedicated GPU has turned on.

    Enjoy.

    Regards Rennie.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    Thank you, this is very useful

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    Awesome, now if there was only a way to actually manually switch Optimius On and Off.
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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClearIzzy View Post
    Awesome, now if there was only a way to actually manually switch Optimius On and Off.
    Simple answer is you can't, but you can force any app. to always use the discrete GPU. Just add the exe file name in the Nvidia control panel.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    This tool already comes standard with the laptop, and was included in the L501x as well.

    Right click Desktop -> Graphics Options -> Tray Icon -> Enable

    This will show you if your Optimus GT xxxM is being used or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSlow5oh View Post
    This tool already comes standard with the laptop, and was included in the L501x as well.

    Right click Desktop -> Graphics Options -> Tray Icon -> Enable

    This will show you if your Optimus GT xxxM is being used or not.
    Have you tried the Optimus State Viewer, to many people it has proved very useful.

    Utility does not come as standard.

    You should think before you type. tray icon meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie2011 View Post
    Have you tried the Optimus State Viewer, to many people it has proved very useful.

    Utility does not come as standard.

    You should think before you type. tray icon meh.
    I apologize, I didn't mean to show everyone how much more simple it would be to do the same thing as the program you're suggesting, and it only takes 2 seconds to do, because it's already installed on your computer, and has been on every Optimus computer since Optimus came out. But, I'm a nice guy, so you can copy and paste my method into your top post. That way, everyone will save time, and I'll even let you take credit for it. Sorry for the two people who wasted their time (proved very useful).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSlow5oh View Post
    I apologize, I didn't mean to show everyone how much more simple it would be to do the same thing as the program you're suggesting, and it only takes 2 seconds to do, because it's already installed on your computer, and has been on every Optimus computer since Optimus came out. But, I'm a nice guy, so you can copy and paste my method into your top post. That way, everyone will save time, and I'll even let you take credit for it. Sorry for the two people who wasted their time (proved very useful).
    Apology accepted. At least you admit when you are wrong.
    you really should think twice about contradicting people in future.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    People should really stop being sarcastic on the interwebs.
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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

    the gpu status monitor keeps saying the nvidia chip is off when i have open applications i manually programmed in the control panel to use the gpu. is this a glitch in the software or can you disable the integrated gpu somehow?

 

 
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