Two enabled graphics drivers on one Alienware Laptop?

RobM

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I have an Alienware laptop with an Nvidia graphics card. When I look under my Device manager and Graphics drivers I see two, the NVidia and an intel driver. Should both be enabled?
 

MattyB

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Hi Rob. Yes both are usually enabled if your machine supports Optimus. This is used to save power when your machine doesn't require the dedicated Nvidia card. Basically it will swap between Intel and Nvidia depending on what it needs.
Some machines don't support switchable graphics though, such as my M18x and my 17 R1 (that has a 120hz 3D display)
 

Dvidal

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Hi Rob. Yes both are usually enabled if your machine supports Optimus. This is used to save power when your machine doesn't require the dedicated Nvidia card. Basically it will swap between Intel and Nvidia depending on what it needs.
Some machines don't support switchable graphics though, such as my M18x and my 17 R1 (that has a 120hz 3D display)
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