Macbook Pro 17 2011 Graphics Switching?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by niceguyeddie, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. niceguyeddie macrumors member

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    My new Macbook Pro 17 (Early 2011, 2.3GHz) doesn't appear to be switching graphics correctly.

    At the moment I only have Google Chrome and Sparrow Mail app open and it is using the discrete AMD Radeon graphics card. This can't be right can it?

    I have already checked the graphics switching settings in the power save cp.

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    Actually just checked a few things, Safari stays with integrated Intel graphics, Chrome or Firefox switches on the discrete AMD graphics.
     
  2. Heavertron macrumors regular

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    Chrome always uses the discreet card. Yes, it sucks and you still can't two finger swipe back in Lion.
     
  3. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    install this - and you'll never have to worry about running your discrete card again if you don't want to
     

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