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Nvidia Optimus technology not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    windows 8 prof 64 bit

    Nvidia Optimus technology not working


    Hi All

    I am having an issue with the optimus technology within the driver for my Nvidia 630m. I have pointed all of my games that need it; to use the Nvidia processor instead of the Intel 4000 series.

    When I start the games the in game config menus show that the processor running is the HD4000. I have the latest drivers for both chips installed. I also installed the Intel ones first as forums suggest.

    The games are running but they should be using the chip specified in the Nvidia control panel. Any ideas please?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 18
    windows 8 prof 64 bit


    I have checked dxdiag but it only shows the intel hd. I downloaded gpu-z and that shows both processors. Having searched extensively this afternoon I can see this was also a windows 7 issue, but I can not find a slolution.

    My Specs are Intel I7-3610qm
    Nvidia 630M with Intel 4000
    16gb ddr3 1333 Ram
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 / Win 7 Dual Boot


    Can you turn off Optimus in BIOS and run discrete graphics always for a test?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Nvidia Optimus technology not working
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