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Intel graphics card being used for games instead of Nvidia graphics card

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
September 30, 2018 7:18:16 PM

Hello, I just started having an issue where games, like Fortnite don't use my Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card. I have tried everything, I opened up my Nvidia control panel and in 3D settings, I made sure for global settings that Nvidia is selected. As well as program settings, I selected the application Fortnite and made sure my Nvidia GPU is selected. However, when I open the game I can see I have a steady 60 fps (which is what I want) while being in the lobby and in task manager I can see the Nvidia graphics card is being used but when I get into a match, it will switch to the Intel HD graphics 530 and my fps will become very unstable (30-59fps), even with the lowest of settings in the game. I would like to add that I also updated my nvidia driver and I have the latest version.

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a c 98 U Graphics card
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September 30, 2018 7:32:06 PM

Is this a laptop or desktop?

Whats your system specs?
September 30, 2018 7:49:39 PM

boju said:
Is this a laptop or desktop?

Whats your system specs?


Laptop.
intel core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60HGz 2.59HGz
16RAM
x64 based pc
3200x1800x59 hertz

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a c 98 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
September 30, 2018 8:02:25 PM

Have a look here: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-check-if-my-laptop-is-us...

Determine which gpu is being used for Fortnite in task manager under the process tab / gpu engine as shown in the link.

Check Windows and Nvidia power plans.
October 2, 2018 8:28:16 PM

boju said:
Have a look here: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-check-if-my-laptop-is-us...

Determine which gpu is being used for Fortnite in task manager under the process tab / gpu engine as shown in the link.

Check Windows and Nvidia power plans.


what is a power plan? I don't know what that is :-/
a c 98 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
October 2, 2018 9:33:21 PM

vuls said:

what is a power plan? I don't know what that is :-/


Windows 10 power plans.


Nvidia power plan. He goes through the whole lot, from 4:25 he talks about power mode.



Now of course setting power plans to favor more performance will require more power so its best to have it connected to mains power rather then use battery as it will drain a lot quicker.
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