Force integrated video card ON

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by L0u1s, May 9, 2010.

  1. L0u1s macrumors newbie

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    Mar 21, 2009
    #1
    Hi,

    I've just bought a new 15"MPB i7.

    I was wondering if someone found a trick so that you can force your integrated video card ON.
    Because now you only have the option to do "automatic" switching. But it seems like every program triggers the 330GT.

    Cheers!
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

    OldSchoolMacGuy

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #2
    Currently applications do not get to choose which graphics processor is used.

    This program will show you see which graphics card is being used and allow you to manually switch between them.
    http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus/

    The following Terminal command (must be run in zsh) will tell you what processes are invoking it.

    ps cx | egrep $(echo ${$(ioreg -l | grep task-list | sed -e 's/(//' | sed -e 's/)//' | awk ' { print $6 }')/','/'|'})
     

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