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Help! Unable to use GPU - Chief Architect x8

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I'm hoping I can get some guidance from the community. When checking under preferences, it shows that the software is using the on board Intel HD 3000 rather than my dedicated GeForce 520M GPU.

 

I'm running Chief Architect x8 on an MSI FX720 running Windows 7 HP x64.

 

Things I've Tried:

 

-Right click .exe > Run with Graphics Processor > GeForce 520M

-Clean install of new Nvidia Drivers.

-Clean Install of Original Nvidia Driver from the MSI website.

-SFC Repairs

-Nvidia Control Panel > Global Settings > Use High Performance Nvidia Processor

-Nvidia Control Panel > Program Settings > Use High Performance Nvidia Processor

-Reinstalled Chief Architect

-Updated Chief Architect

 

The GeForce 520M WILL work on Chief Architect x2 (32-bit).

 

Thank you for any ideas!

 

-Andrew

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Hi Joe,

 

I can check in a half-hour or so. I believe it is stuck on Intel for the PhysX Processor.

 

Thank you!

 

-Andrew

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Hi Joe, 

 

If I select the 520M it still reverts to the Intel HD 3000 for PhysX for the laptop display.

 

Thanks,

 

-Andrew

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If I select the 520M it still reverts to the Intel HD 3000 for PhysX for the laptop display.

 

Reloading the OS on another HDD to see if it resolves the issue. If it continues on, I may be considering replacing the Video Card.

 

Thank you for you help!

 

-Andrew

 

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20 hours ago, AwService said:

 

Things I've Tried:

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-Nvidia Control Panel > Program Settings > Use High Performance Nvidia Processor

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Andrew,  when you are in Program Settings are you making sure that Chief Architect is the program that is selected when you make the change?  You may actually need to add Chief Architect to the program list if its not in there. 

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Hi Alaskan_Son,

 

Already tried that but worth a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

-Andrew

 

 

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I've reloaded the laptop with only drivers and Chief Architect x8. Unfortunately the problem persists. At this point I'm pointing towards a failing GPU.

 

Thanks for all the time and help, folks!

 

If I have any further problems, I'll know where to come!

 

-Andrew

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