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Nvidia Optimus State Viewer.

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by Rennie2011, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. Rennie2011

    Rennie2011 Notebook Guru

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    Thank you, this is very useful :)
     
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    ClearIzzy Notebook Geek

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    Awesome, now if there was only a way to actually manually switch Optimius On and Off.
     
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    Rennie2011 Notebook Guru

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    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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    NoSlow5oh Notebook Evangelist

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    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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    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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    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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    Apology accepted. At least you admit when you are wrong.
    you really should think twice about contradicting people in future.
     
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    People should really stop being sarcastic on the interwebs.
     
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    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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