MSI Afterburner deactivates NVidia Optimus (switching graphics)

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Application Development Forum' started by mironicus, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. mironicus

    mironicus New Member

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    After installing the latest NVidia drivers 411.70 and starting MSI Afterburner the program constantly activates the discrete NVidia graphics on my MSI laptop with NVidia Optimus (status led is constantly orange). After exiting MSI Afterburner the graphics switches back to Intel and the status led is back to white. This causes the laptop to constantly drain more power.

    This does not happen with NVidia drivers 399.24 and before (switching graphics works with MSI Afterburner running in the background).

    ????
     
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  2. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Laptops are not supported
     
  3. maffle

    maffle Member

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    This is... nonsense. It worked for years normally.

    I can confirm the issue. Noticed, that opening AB results in a 14W usage package power shown in ThrottleStop, even AB claims the dGPU is at idle and off (0MHz).
     
  4. Andy_K

    Andy_K Master Guru

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    Nonsense... ah...ok... Readme is nonsense, right. o_O
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  5. maffle

    maffle Member

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    Cool. And? Is this a reason not to fix this? Stop black and white arguments. Sometimes being ignorant is not a good solution to something. AB worked normally forever with laptops (except some areas like voltage regulation or fan control) even if it was "on paper" not """officially supported""".

    "Mom, Dad! There is an UFO over the fence, look!"
    "No honey, there is no UFO."
    "But Mom, look, it's just there!"
    "No honey, look at the sign: 'NO UFOS HERE!' KEEP MOVING!"
     
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  6. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    When it specifically says mobile GPUs are not supported, then Unwinder isn't going to spend time and money to fix your problem specific to a mobile GPU.
    So no it isn't nonsense.
     
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  7. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    And? I own 99% of desktop graphics cards, which we declare as officially supported by software. That's required for proper testing, development and troubleshooting. You're free to provide samples of each model of laptop you wish to see supported, by I'm more than certain that you'll dislike such solution.
     
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