Fix For Quickly Draining Battery in Hybrid Mode

Problem: Problem: dGPU is always active when in Hybrid Mode, and battery drains too fast

  1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Desktop menu > Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area.
  3. On the taskbar, in the right corner, there will be a new icon. Point your mouse over it and find out which application is using the dGPU
    When there is no active app on the DGPU, the icon will be greyed out.
  4. Open Nvidia Control Panel
  5. Go to 3D settings → Manage 3D settings
  6. Set the guilty app to use iGPU instead

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  • Last modified: 24/02/2023 21:16
  • by dustojnikhummer