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Hello all,
I recently got a new laptop that uses optimus. I am currently having a lan party with some friends playing minecraft and it is running terribly for me. I downloaded afterburner and it is showing 0% gpu usage so I can see I am only using the igp. How can I force the use of my dedicated card?

Thanks in advance!
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what laptop is this?

My GF's laptop has an option when you right click on the desktop that lets you select which graphics chip it uses.
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I didn't want to say I am having problems with it as it will probably start some big debate.
It's an Alienware M14x
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I think you can use the nvidia control panel to switch it and make sure you are running the dedicated card.
I would also check your power options.
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minecraft is too ___ to trigger discrete GPU trololol!!!
ok trolling aside, go into nvidia control panel, find minecraft. if not there, select add then select the .exe. then under power option or something similar put maximize performance.
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Oh optimus is triggered by load? I didn't know this. My GFs laptop just has a switch to choose the chip. it isn't automatic.

so I guess what james said.
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hey man, great choice on the m14x, hope you love it!

Also, what james said^
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
Oh optimus is triggered by load? I didn't know this. My GFs laptop just has a switch to choose the chip. it isn't automatic.

so I guess what james said.
Yeah I have an Asus UL80VT-A1 and it was before optimus. You had to switch it manually or set it up to be discrete when it was plugged in or something.
REAL optimus does it automatically.

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minecraft is too ___ to trigger discrete GPU trololol!!!
ok trolling aside, go into nvidia control panel, find minecraft. if not there, select add then select the .exe. then under power option or something similar put maximize performance.
This worked perfectly! Thanks to all!
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Yeah I have an Asus UL80VT-A1 and it was before optimus. You had to switch it manually or set it up to be discrete when it was plugged in or something.
REAL optimus does it automatically.



This worked perfectly! Thanks to all!
Oh, my GFs laptop is a lenovo Y560 with HD 5730 and intel HD graphics. it is just switchable graphics. Not automatic. I has a little switch and light on the front of the laptop for switching graphics, and is lit up when running the HD5730.
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