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Fix some applications not running on laptop GPU

Hi since the Windows 10 Anniversary update games or utilities i have in Steam valve dont seem to use the GPU on my laptop but instead use intel graphic the laptop i have is a Lenovo Y50

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      • GarryGarry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have this problem as well. It makes the docking station nearly useless for my needs.

      • JerryJerry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey all,,, any fix for this yet? It's been going on for quite awhile! Maybe one of the brains figured out a workaround? OR is there any USB "docking stations" that aren't using the DisplayLink guts? I've got a Dell D3100. Works great but won't use the NVIDIA gpu at all!!

      • litmollitmol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm having a similar problem – a significant drop in fps and lags after Windows 10 anniversary update. When connecting an external LCD via docking stations with the latest Displaylink driver installed (8.0 m3) fps drop down significantly. Without the external LCD, or when it's connected directly to my laptop, fps is great and there are no lags, so there is nothing wrong with my Nvidia GTX 960M video card.

      • mattmatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have about the same issue, any monitors running through the D3100 will not recognize the Nvidia GPU (M1000M). We have been using the D3100 to go from our laptops at work to two 24" displays, Since the Anniversary Updates for Windows we can't run any Cad software on the monitors running through the D3100, so our office computers are down to one monitor connected directly to the laptop and a D3100 collecting dust next to it.

      • DaveDave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I keep trying to install the Anniversary update for Windows 10, hoping a new driver will fix it and the problem continues. As soon as I upgrade to Win 10 Anniversary, my OpenGL no longer works and sits at version 1.1 (Instead of 4.5). I have tried everything from a clean install to updating drivers for the D3100 dock, Intel 530 and NVIDIA 960M and the issue persists. I've been holding out for a while on this upgrade due to this problem.

      • Jesse JamesJesse James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since update KB3176936 I'm experiencing similar problems.
        When I want to use an applictation that requires my Nvidia GPU I have to remove the HDMI from the Port Replicator otherwise I have extreme performance issues. So I plug my HDMI straight into my laptop (beats the purpose of the Port Replicator ofcourse).

        It seems DisplayLinkManager prevents my laptop from choosing the right GPU (Nvidia GPU). I've tried everything, manually forcing to use, global settings use Nvidia GPU, re-install, update Nvidia Control Panel/GeForce.

        I'm using a MSI PE60 2QE, with a GTX960M and Intel HD Grapichs 4600. (For reference)

        Problem really seems to be with the DisplayLinkManager software.

        Hope you bring out an update soon!

        Thanks in advance.

      • Ricky BridgesRicky Bridges commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wish i would have seen this before I posted my comment.

        It is an Nvidia Optimus issue, but it is NOT Nvidia's issue. Optimus GPU switching has always worked in the past before DL driver was installed. Not sure why, but it seems as though the DL is taking control, or forcing the intel graphics driver to be the only driver selectable by windows.

        Why DL driver is able to even alter any of that is beyond me.

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