Power use on notebook graphics cards Tags: Graphics Cards Notebooks Power Overclocking Last response: September 3, 2006 8:50 PM in Overclocking Share notquitehere188 August 14, 2006 4:30:17 AM do graphics cards in notebooks use a lot more power than integrated intel? if so, is it possible to underclock them when not playing games to lower power use or do they use the same power regardless im asking because when i am running on batteries i will generally not be gaming, so it would be a waste to power a big graphics card to do word processing More about : power notebook graphics cards dougie_boy September 3, 2006 8:50:55 PM GPUs now day have 3 settings 2d, 3d, 3d high power. if u stay in windows ur GPU will stay in 2d mode which is very low power. dont worry about it. they have thought of this allready. if u want to fiddle more have a wee look at rivatuner and then u can lower the core clock even further when in 2d work. lower fan speeds. that sorta malarky... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Replace Notebook Graphics Card Forum What graphics cards do you use ? Forum Which notebook graphics card ? Forum How much power do these graphics cards use ? Forum Notebook External Graphics - ViDock Setup Forum Notebook graphic card problem Forum Desktop vs Notebook graphics naming Forum Laptop and Notebook Disassembly and Hardware Repair Guide Forum Is Dell's XPS M1710 The Fastest Graphics Notebook Computer Ever? Forum Best Notebook Graphics ? Forum Can SLI in a Notebook Beat Desktop Graphics ? Forum Notebook Graphics Upgrade? Forum Notebook External Graphics Card Forum Can hp 1000-1140 tu notebook have a discrete amd 7450m graphics card Forum What kind of Graphic Card that fit to my Dell xps 14z Notebook ? What about GTX 5 Forum CPU fan clicking? Forum installing dvd burner in acer notebook Forum Need Ultimate Rig setup for 3D graphics/animation? Forum Sli video cards Forum Cooling for 7 series cards Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !