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Asus N550JV - How to Switch Off Intel's Graphic Chipset

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I have here one of the new Asus N550JV multimedia laptops that has an Nvidia GT750M chip, but it also has Intel HD Graphics 4600 enables on the CPU. I don't understand why I need two GPU devices running simultaneously on this thing. Is there anyway to switch off the Intel chip and use only the Nvidia chip? Nvidia seems to control 3D quality setting but Intel controls color, display output, resolution, etc. I rather Nvidia control everything. I intend to use this for running Adobe programs, 3D modeling, and to run some games.
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You only use the intel integrated gpu (its built into the cpu so your not really saving more power to keep it enabled) when it can handle it.. .so like basic web stuff and the desktop thats about it, then it switches to the 750m dedicated chip when its needed, and the dedicated chip stays off when not needed to save battery. I belive its called nvidia Optimus?
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@ShortySmalls
I don't recall there being Nvidia Optimus tech on this. I searched it and nothing came up for Optimus. Can I/should I get drivers for that?

I'm okay with the fact it does that to save battery. It makes sense to not run the GPU when its not needed or at least not at full. Its just weird that I can't change the resolution or color settings through the 750M. It seems like to me that the Intel 4600 is the main output device because whenever I connect and extended display via HDMI or Display Port I have to set it up through Windows' utilities. I can't get the 750M to do anything with display output.

I wonder if this is the same case with RoG series of Asus gaming laptops?
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You don't have to control the desktop screen resolution through Intel utilities. Just use the normal Windows settings dialog for this. On laptops with dedicated graphics, there has to be a utility that you use to configure the switching to dedicated based on the application.
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