Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Howto Switch GPU in M11x without Steam blocking your way !!

Have you encounter problem where your m11x give you error when u switch from the integrated GPU to nvidia 335m or vice versa.? The error message claim you need to close STEAM or other related application in order to switch.

To work around this you need to goto the following registry and add the application you want the system to exclude from checking before switching the GPU. The whitelist location is shown below:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\Hybrid]
"WhiteList"="nvvsvc.exe,msnmsgr.exe,Yahoomessenger.exe,PDVDDXSrv.exe,PDVDCinService.exe,PDVDOnService.exe,FAService.exe,WebCamDell.exe,DellVideoChat.exe,AlienwareAlienFXController.exe,AlienFusionController.exe"

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