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Nvidia GT335M optimus problem

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#1 Silex


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

Okay, so first of all, my specs are as follows:

I have an Alienware M11x R2,
Processor:Intel Core i5 520UM @ 1.07GHz
RAM:4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 501MHz (6-6-6-15)
Motherboard:Alienware M11x R2 (CPU)
Hard Drive:488GB Seagate ST9500420AS ATA Device (SATA)
Graphics Card: (This is a bit complicated) The M11x R2 comes with the Nvidia GT335M Graphics card, and a software Intel HD display, which I believe runs off the CPU if you're planning to use integrated graphics.

This system originally came with Optimus Technology installed, allowing me to decide whether I want to start a program with my GPU or my Integrated Graphics.
I HAVE reset the OS like three times because of problems. Each time I lost EVERYTHING, and had to reinstall all my driver. I have also lost the Optimus driver too, and I haven't been able to find it again.I would like to find it, so that my programs can be started using my GPU and not the integrated graphics. The integrated graphics is used by default, without optimus technology.

So pretty much, what i'm saying, is I need to download the Optimus Technology drivers for my Alienware M11x R2, which I have not been able to find. ANY help would be appreciated.

(And if this is in the wrong place, then someone will move it, i'm sure)

Edited by Silex, 02 May 2012 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:52 PM

To my knowledge there is no such thing as a separate Optimus driver. Drivers http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Select the correct ones. Mobile GPUs that switch between CPU and NVidia graphics automatically get the correct "optimus" drivers installed. I have a 540M in my lappy and those drivers work fine.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:36 AM

Usually you can switch between graphics through the Nvidia Control Panel.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

I feel really stupid now. I just installed the latest drivers, and it's fixed.

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