Graphics Switching - Integrated Only

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SteinMaster, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. SteinMaster macrumors 6502

    SteinMaster

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    #1
    Does anyone know how I can keep my 2011 MBP from switching graphics during battery use. I want to keep it on Integrated Graphics while I am using the battery. I am monitoring the graphics through the gfxCardStatus app. The app has settings for Integrated Graphics only but when I launch some apps (i.e. Twitter), my MBP switches to Discrete Graphics, which drains my battery. It seems gfxCardStatus does not keep it from switching to Discrete. I am running Lion 10.7.1. Thanks
     
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816

    awer25

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    #2
    gfxCardStatus works. It should have an icon on your status bar - click it and choose Integrated Only. Or, in the preferences you can choose to always switch to integrated when on battery.
     
  3. SteinMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

    SteinMaster

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    I tried this. When I launch an App (i.e. Twitter) my graphics card switches to Discrete graphics even though I have gfxCardStatus set to Integrated Only. I also set Preferences so when I am battery to only use Integrated. Not sure why it is changing with these settings.
     
  4. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Email the developer, that is clearly a bug.
     

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