Bought second hand W150HR need help

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  1. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Consultant

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    Hi fellow laptop lovers,


    I've bought a Clevo (BTO) W150HR and installed windows 10 Pro and latest Intel/Nvidia drivers on it.
    It doesn't seem to switch to integrated graphics. I've read the manual and none the wiser.


    VGA button is orange = optimus enabled

    BUT the small iGPU indicator light never turns on even when I set preferred gpu in Geforce drivers to iGPU. Why doesn't this work? The iGPU is very important because this laptop will be used on the go.


    Greetings,
    MK


    Specs:

    i7 2670QM
    8 GB 1600mhz ram
    Nvidia GT555M
    256GB SSD
     
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  2. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    Do both the Intel and Nvidia GPUs show up in GPU-z? If so, which of them seems to show GPU usage when you do something 3D-ish? Try set preferred GPU and then observe GPU usage. Note that some programs like MPC-HC are forced to always run on the Intel GPU.

    Also, in Optimus (when it is working) the Intel GPU is always on. The Nvidia GPU only turns on and helps with processing and sends stuff to the Intel GPU to display.
     
  3. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Consultant

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    http://i.imgur.com/2wMJVgh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Xwh1Et4.png
    http://i.imgur.com/1uEv7Kt.jpg

    -GPU-Z sees both.
    -Furmark stresses dGPU
    -Even when no program is running indicator light for iGPU does not turn green
    -VGA button does nothing.
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    Does Intel GPU have any load on it? Try press Windows + Tab or swing some windows around to stimulate it.
    For the light/button to work, maybe you need to install some other Clevo utilities/drivers?
     
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  5. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Consultant

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    Lol it seems to stimulate the iGPU. So optimus is probably working just the button and the lights aren't. Cool!
    Thanks for the help! I don't really care about the button and the lights.


    I've got another question. Does anyone know where to find the newest W150HRM drivers? Clevo only has drivers for windows 7 and the mirrors don't even work. Things like touchpad, card reader, audio etc.

    In particular the Audio driver+THX trustudio PRO AP program. Can't find it and the one that I did find told me it couldnt find a compatible device.


    Thanks,
    MK
     
  6. Thousandmagister

    Thousandmagister Notebook Geek

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    I updated my laptops and tablets to windows 10x64 without downloading any driver from manufacturers . I use "Device Manager" - Driver Update instead , it will find the correct driver for your device
    Go to Control Panel - Device Manager - Right click on "unknown device" or sth like that and select search driver online
    As for Nvidia Opimus , you can turn off dGPU completely via Nvidia Control Panel
     
  7. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah it did install all of the basic stuff but none of the software just the driver.

    No synaptics touch device software for gestures. (2 fingers for scrolling etc.)
    Also no THX trustudio Pro software which gives way better sound.

    I'll have to test your suggestion for turning it off completely.
     
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    Our links for the equivalent sager are worth a go. NP5165 for reference.
     
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  9. Thousandmagister

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    Some softwares like Steam, Nvidia Share (a.k.a Shadowplay) use dGPU by default . As long as you have them running in background , your GPU will be turned on , even if you don't play or record any game
    Please note that Nvidia Share comes with Geforce Experience and it's enabled by default whether you like it or not
    Either disable them or change Nvidia Profiles should fix the problem
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    You can see what program is using your GPU by clicking on that "Desktop" (Nvidia CP) and select "display GPU activity in notification area"
    It should look like this :
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  10. Prostar Computer

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    Some drivers/utilities for this model might give you ongoing headaches in Windows 10. Try using reseller's drivers mirrors, or better yet, see if you can download general drivers direct from the vendors.

    There's no Windows 10 BIOS for this model (that I know of), but updating the firmware might help with some drivers/utilities, too.
     
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