VLC Discrete Graphics

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  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    VLC, for some reason, forces the computer to use the discrete graphics processor. I downloaded gfxCardStatus, under the impression that I could force the computer to use the Intel graphics card. However, it doesn't work properly - VLC still turns on the discrete graphics card.

    Does anyone have a way to force the integrated card? I'd like to reduce heat and power consumption.
     
  2. mattyu007 macrumors member

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    I know this seems odd, but have you tried selecting "Integrated only" twice? I find that I have to select it twice before the setting actually activates and forces integrated graphics only.
     
  3. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh my God you're right. VLC is using the integrated card. Thanks!
     
  4. mattyu007 macrumors member

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    You're welcome! :) This seems to be a bug in gfxCardStatus 2.3 since I was able to switch with just one click on 2.2.
     

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