MBP 2010 i7 using only Nvidia graphics card when ext LCD connected

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BobbyCarbn, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular

    BobbyCarbn

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    #1
    I noticed with with gfxCardStatus that whenever my extermal 24 inch LCD is connected to my 2010 MBP i7 that it uses the Nvidia card regardless of what I select in the gfxCardStatus menu.

    Based on the messages I see being logged to the console I am assuming this is normal behavior.

    7/16/10 9:34:46 AM gfxCardStatus[189] We're using the NVIDIA® card, but no process requires it. An external monitor may be connected, or we may be in NVIDIA® Only mode.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks
    RK
     
  2. jamone13 macrumors regular

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  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    #3
    If you search the forum, there is a list of applications and usage habits that will trigger/use only the 330M GPU.
     

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