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Epic games launcher running on dedicated GPU despite changing default to iGPU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. for some reason epic games launcher has defaulted to running on my dedicated GPU (GTX 1050). I've changed the settings in Nvidia Control panel to ensure that it runs on integrated GPU as well as setting the preferred GPU to integrated in the global settings panel. However, Epic games launcher still decides to run on my dGPU. Its quite annoying and i dont feel comfortable with my GPU running for prolonged periods since i leave my laptop on overnight to update programs and i dont like to leave it plugged in that long
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Leaving a modern laptop plugged in is no issue. Back in the days of Ni-Cd laptop batteries it was a big problem, but for modern lithium ion batteries there is no harm done by leaving them plugged in, and many charging circuits even have measures built in to mitigate the issue even further.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, BobVonBob said:

Leaving a modern laptop plugged in is no issue. Back in the days of Ni-Cd laptop batteries it was a big problem, but for modern lithium ion batteries there is no harm done by leaving them plugged in, and many charging circuits even have measures built in to mitigate the issue even further.

oh okay. Didnt know that. Thank you.

So im guessing nothing can be done about switching the app over to the iGPU?

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5 minutes ago, ssblank said:

oh okay. Didnt know that. Thank you.

So im guessing nothing can be done about switching the app over to the iGPU?

If you've already swapped it over both in Windows and in the Nvidia control panel, not that I can think of.

 

Edit: Have you tried minimizing the launcher while updating? This may not run it on the iGPU, but if it's not rendering anything then it isn't using the dGPU either.


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Intel Core i7-3820 | Corsair H100i | ASUS P9X79-LE | 16GB Patriot Viper 3 1866MHz DDR3 | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 2TB WD Blue M.2 SATA SSD | 2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD | 1TB WD Black HDD | Corsair CX750M Fractal Design Define R5 Windows 10 Pro / Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

Laptop:

Dell XPS 15 9560 4K Touch | Intel Core i5-7300HQ | 12GB Generic (Crucial?) 2133MHz DDR4 | Nvidia GTX 1050 | 256GB Toshiba M.2 NVMe SSD | Windows 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

If you've already swapped it over both in Windows and in the Nvidia control panel, not that I can think of.

 

Edit: Have you tried minimizing the launcher while updating? This may not run it on the iGPU, but if it's not rendering anything then it isn't using the dGPU either.

Yeah i keep it minimized to the taskbar when im not actively using it but it still shows up as running on the "Nvidia GPU activity app"

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