07-13-2011 10:43 AM
I have a W500 with Windows 7 x64 Professional.
Is there any small program to effect switching between discrete (ATI) and power saving (Intel) graphics other than through Power Manager?
07-13-2011 09:34 PM
You'd need it installed. You don't necessarily have to use the Power Manager's tools though.
"C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMUIAux.exe" /HighPerformanceGpu /ShowDialog
"C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMUIAux.exe" /EnergySavingGpu /ShowDialog
Will both switch the graphics card without using the battery tray icon.
Not sure if just having the PWMUIAux.exe by itself will work.
07-14-2011 10:47 AM
Thank you, Colonel for your quick reply. I have tried your suggestion using a shortcut based on what you posted and other than a brief running (as admin) of C:\ProgramFiles\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMUI
there is no change in video chip nor any dialog displayed. I still have Lenovo Powermanager installed.
Does Powermanager need to be removed? Am I missing something?
Thank you again for your help.
07-15-2011 06:43 AM