How to switch on the fly graphics card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by butters149, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Is there a way to switch on-the-fly graphic card settings between the 9400m and the 9600m without logging on and off?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    No.

    Mac OS X still has to restart the WindowServer process, thus a logout is required.



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  3. andrew086 macrumors regular

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  4. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Thanks, didn't know that they finally managed it. Although System Preferences needs a restart after switching via gfxcardstatus to properly show the used card.

    I just tested it via Cinebench, only a restart of that program after a switch confirmed the work of gfsxcardstatus.

    Thanks again andrew086.


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    You also have to restart the application, which profits from the GPU, after a switch, if it is running during the switch.
     
  5. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    works fine without any restarts here, I do have the 2010 mbp though
     

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