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#1 Jun 21 2013 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm just wondering if there are any tech junkies in here that might be able to help me.

I have a gaming laptop with an Nvidia 680m gpu. I run MSI afterburner to keep track of how it runs during gameplay. I know my laptop uses that Nvidia Optimus which switches from my integrated graphics chip and my 680m depending on graphical demands.

The problem I am having is, My 680m gpu usage drops from 70ish % usage down to 20ish % usage often in every game I play and that of course drops my fps and is really annoying.

If any of you could help me resolve this problem and keep my gpu usage up there and in turn my fps, I'll be your friend forever!

If you need more info to help me out, just ask. I wasn't sure what all specs to include.
#2 Jun 21 2013 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a shot in the dark but what are your power options set to? They should be set to maximum performance.

Have you updated your drivers?

Are you running on battery or ac? is the plug secure? if you're on battery it will drop gpu performance to save power.

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#3 Jun 21 2013 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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Just thought about it.. its a laptop, what are your temps while running a game? Some gpus will throttle themselves if the temp gets too high to prevent overheat.

Make sure you have good airflow and your fans are free of dust.
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#4 Jun 21 2013 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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reptiletim wrote:
This is a shot in the dark but what are your power options set to? They should be set to maximum performance.

Have you updated your drivers?

Are you running on battery or ac? is the plug secure? if you're on battery it will drop gpu performance to save power.



Yep, set to performance, drivers are all up to date, I always leave my laptop plugged in and it's secure.

It doesn't drop and stay dropped in gpu usage, it's just up and down.

And the temp stays at a constant 70 degrees Celsius... which from what I've read is a safe temp for my card.

Edited, Jun 21st 2013 2:37pm by Hatamaz
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