run on integrated gfx only on youtube?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fineaddme, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. fineaddme macrumors regular

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    hi all i just got my 15" mbp and installed gfxcardstatus and was wondering if it is safe and fine to run on integrated graphics while watching 1080p vids on youtube

    by safe i mean will it have any long or short term negative effects to forcing the integrated gfx to run whenever i choose rather then letting it switch with discreet gfx on its own?
     
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    It will not be detrimental to your hardware in the slightest.

    If it works, and results in smooth playback, there are no downsides to forcing the use of the IGP. If it's not smooth, just switch back to the dedicated chip. Easy.
     
  3. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I only have IG and 1080p runs butter smooth. :p
     
  4. fineaddme thread starter macrumors regular

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    thx for replies guys glad to hear it wont lead to hardware issues down the road
     

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