ZBook G1: Which of its GPU's is it using??

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  1. Widows Son

    Widows Son Notebook Geek

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    Greetings.

    As noted in the subject line, I have 1st gen ZBook. I've had it for a few years now, nice machine.

    It has the NVidia K3100m graphics card but I don't know if that is the GPU the system is actually using or if it is using the integrated graphics on the processor ( i7 4800MQ ).

    I Is there a way to check? How do you switch from one to the other?

    The question comes up only because after a slight upgrade to the video editing software I use I get a warning that the GPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements for one of the titling components. The version I upgraded to is an older one (2014) so, not only current at the time this machine was built but earlier then the 2019 Nvidia Driver I have installed on the machine.

    I plan on upgrading to the K5100 GPU at some point but it makes no sense if the machine is stuck on the Intel graphics.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Neve mind, found what I was looking for. I was indeed on the integrated GPU

    I found that looking in Task Manager under the Performance tab; the Intel GPU was showed working, the NVida was static.

    I then came across videos like this one linked below which reminded me about the NVida control panel and, under Manage 3D settings, switched the preferred graphics from Auto-Select to NVida.



    Result: no more warning message from the video editor software,

    Have a Magical Day
     
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