Windows 10: NVIDIA graphics card not being used

Discus and support NVIDIA graphics card not being used in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have tried just about everthing I can find only my games won't use NVIDIA high performance graphics card. The game in particular I am trying to get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by INKCHAMP, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. INKCHAMP Win User

    NVIDIA graphics card not being used


    I have tried just about everthing I can find only my games won't use NVIDIA high performance graphics card.


    The game in particular I am trying to get to work is GTAV.


    I have an HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 and NVIDIA Geforce Gtx 1050.


    The Geforce is listed as GPU 0 and AMD is listed as GPU 1.


    No mater what I do GTAV runs on " GPU 1" and I can not get it to run on "GPU 0".


    -I have tried using Windows graphics settings to set R* social club , R* games launcher, and GTAV on High Performance

    -I have tried using the NVIDIA control panel to set global to High performance

    -I have tried using the NVIDIA control panel to set GTAV.exe to high performance

    -I have tried multiple power plan settings to maximize performance including 'Ultimate Performance' plan

    -I have tried right clicking on GTAV.exe and used 'run with graphics processor high performance'

    -I have updated my drivers

    -I have completely reset windows to factory defaults


    Nothing I do works and I can't get GTAV to run more than 20-30fps I know I should be able to get 70+ with low in game settings


    I am very frustrated and simply can not get it to work.

    :)
     
    INKCHAMP, Jan 13, 2021
    #1

  2. Nvidia Graphics Card

    Hello Brian,

    I request you to try the following steps:

    Uninstall and Reinstall the Graphics Card Drivers.

    Step 1: Uninstall the Graphics Card
    Drivers


    • Right click on the Start menu.

    • Click on “Device Manager” from that list.

    • Search for the Graphics Card
      from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers
      from the computer.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and then restart the computer if prompted.
    After the restart, please go ahead with the next steps to install the latest drivers and check if that resolves the issue.

    Step 2: Go to the Computer or Graphics Card
    manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the
    Graphics Card model and then install it by following the instructions given in the website.

    I hope this helps you. If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Jan 13, 2021
    #2
  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Graphic card nvidia

    Hi Alingy

    By default if you have on-board graphics and a dedicated Graphics card, Windows will use the on-board graphics until you perform some intensive graphics task, at that point it should automatically switch over . .

    Things were better when Nividia allowed us to turn off the on-board graphics with Optimus, sadly that option is no longer available to us . .

    Open the Settings App (gear icon on your Start Menu)

    Go to System - Display - at the bottom, click Graphics Settings

    On that page, you can add to the list of apps that should just use the Nvidia graphics card . . .
     
    DaveM121, Jan 13, 2021
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  4. Mithin_EJ Win User

    NVIDIA graphics card not being used

    usb monitors using graphics card

    Hi isaac177,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    1. May I know the model number of AOC display monitor?
    2. Is this the first time that you are trying to setup the display using HDMI?

    You can try to use an adaptor (USB/HDMI or VGA as the card has 3 slots) to connect to monitor. I would also suggest you to get in touch with Nvidia to know more about this as there can be output issues while using adaptors and your Graphic card (GTX
    1660 Ti) might not work as expected.

    I suggest you to refer this
    NVidia
    support link, and check if that helps.


    Regards,
     
    Mithin_EJ, Jan 13, 2021
    #4
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