iwork and ms office triggering nvidia gfx card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mansanas, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. mansanas macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2010
    how is the battery suppose to last while writing documents if pages and ms word trigger nvidia gfx card?! do theses programs really require the nvidia card??
  2. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
  3. mansanas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2010
    i already have that and im planning on using it, but i was ranting because i dont understand why a program like ms word or pages would trigger the mbp to switch to nvidia gfx, i can understand keynote and power point, but ms word ??!! word?!!

    and also what harm can forcing the mbp to use the intel gpu do if any??
  4. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    No harm afaik...it would be as if your computer didn't have the other card installed (in a sense).

    Lots of apps trigger it...no idea why. Even Transmission triggers the Nvidia card.

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