Quick question about 2011 MBP's "automatic graphics switching" option.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fel10, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    This will sound like a dumb question to some of u, but is it safe to leave this option unchecked??? I know it will use more battery, which I don't mind. But is it safe????
     
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Yes.

    Computers have been using discrete graphics without "automatic graphics switching" for millennia. It's not going to hurt your computer, it's just going to make it a little hotter, and decrease your battery life slightly.
     
  3. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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  4. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    I keep that option unchecked while working, no issues at all.
     
  6. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    So in Windows Bootcamped, does it just always use the dedicated gfx? Or is there a way to specify to just use the integrated?
     
  7. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    don't know about bootcamp, but Fusion 3 kicks the dedicated GPU on.
     
  8. mschissler macrumors newbie

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    in bootcamp theres is no way to use the integrated card.
    at least i do not know of a way to do this and i already did some recherche for this.
     

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