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nVidia Optimus with GT 555M - dGPU Won't Activate

Discussion in 'Games' started by ethteck, Nov 18, 2011.

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    ethteck Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2008
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8106 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, -1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 456835 MB, Free - 293310 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 476830 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XN71K
    Antivirus: None

    No matter which driver I seem to install for my graphics card, no applications at all will be activated by the dGPU, the 555M. Even if I set the global default option to be the dedicated gpu, it still does not activate. The only time the GPU activity indicator lights up is when I open/close the nvidia control panel and when I change settings.

    I have asked about this problem on the nVidia forums, and even the mods there seem to be ignoring my main problem and attributing it to specific games (like Skyrim). I am desperate for any help. I'll do whatever is reasonably something you all think would help fix the problem. I appreciate any advice.

    Ethan Roseman
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