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jdotjdot7
03-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Is this possible to do, I bought the G75 for College last year (a bit of a mistake, kinda wish I waited for the G46 or something), but one of the main issues is battery life. I can manage 3 classes by switching the screen to off when I'm not typing notes, putting it on airplane mode, and closing background applications, but I assume the 660M is probably eating my battery. I've seen other laptops have the option to switch between their 650Ms and their Intel integrated card, so is it possible with the G75? If not, can anyone recommend some power saving ideas?

jmhdj
03-03-2014, 06:10 PM
None of Asus ROG laptops has any support for switchable graphics as far as I am aware.

Clintlgm
03-03-2014, 08:07 PM
I agree, the onboard cpu Intel graphics is not connected on the G75

cl-Albert
03-04-2014, 11:13 PM
I bought the G75 for College last year (a bit of a mistake, kinda wish I waited for the G46 or something), but one of the main issues is battery life.

Unfortunately, don't have any great ideas for this, but if you haven't considered it already, get an extra battery to use, but that will add to your expenses.

A few more ideas are below.

1. If you have the ASUS Power4Gear software installed, try changing these settings if you haven't already or checking the Windows advanced power settings (processor power management?).

2. If you don't already dim the screen when you are using the notebook, try this if you usually use it on maximum brightness and don't need to.

3. Check your nVIdia 3D settings to make sure the Power management mode is set to Adaptive (default?) and set your CUDA - GPUs to none if you don't need your GPU to help with any processing.

4. Not sure how much this will help, but wonder what will happen if you remove the nVIdia display driver and install a standard display driver although it will really be inconvenient if you need to reinstall this often, so may not be very practical if it even helps.