Windows 10: Windows apps use Nvidia GPU


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       23 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows apps use Nvidia GPU


    I have switchable integrated Intel HD video/Nvidia GeForce 840M. Recently I noticed that my Nvidia GPU is used even without any apps started. It turned that it is used by Windows apps like Phone Companion, Store, Mail etc. It is really disturbing, because my battery life is reducing significantly. Also, it's just weird. Any ideas?
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  2.    23 Feb 2016 #2

    Every app uses your gpu? What do you mean exactly?
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       23 Feb 2016 #3

    Archie123 said: View Post
    Every app uses your gpu? What do you mean exactly?
    Four exact default Windows applications: Store, Phone Companion, Mail and Groove Music.
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4

    go to the NVidia control panel/manage 3d settings and click on program setting tab.
    you can set in there which gpu the programs use
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       24 Feb 2016 #5

    shakennstirred said: View Post
    go to the NVidia control panel/manage 3d settings and click on program setting tab.
    you can set in there which gpu the programs use
    Checked it out first, can't even see those apps there. I also tried setting integrated videocard as default - it didn't help.
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