App to show Intel HD/330M status

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Piplodocus, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Piplodocus macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    Before there was a discussion on a couple of apps people had written that show in the status bar whether you're using the Intel HD or Nvidia 330M on an i5/i7 macbook. I now have an i7 MBP but can't find the thread anywhere (tried MRoogle too!).

    Anyone know where it is/what the apps are?
     
  2. Piplodocus thread starter macrumors regular

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    No worries; found it! It's gfxcardstatus! Why do I always find things just after I finally gave up and asked on a forum!!

    Anyone else using it? I note I can fix which card is on (i.e. force it to use intel HD whenever on battery regardless). Does it play nice? Great if it does! :D
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    It does play nice with my 2009 17" MBP.
     
  4. Piplodocus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does that one auto switch?
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    no
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    No, I had to log off to switch from the 9400 to the 9600 or vice versa. gfxCardStatus does the switch without logging off.
     
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