Solved igpu doesn't go to standby mode/sleep

November 3, 2012 at 19:03:56
Specs: Windows 7 sp1 64bit, intel 3570k / corsair vengeance ddr3 8gb
The igpu in my 3570k won't enter standby mode and I can't seem to disable it. I am not using it nor do i want to use it. So two questions. Will leaving it enabled hinder performance or cooling? and How can I disable it completely? Now it wasn't always broken. It used to enter standby mode after after a couple of restarts. Noticed this when I gutted my case for spring cleaning. XD I'm sure one of the suggestions will be to roll back my uefi/bios as it may be the problem since I have recently updated, however the latest update fixes an issue I was having with my gtx670 FTW randomly failing to pass POST. I'm hoping there's another solution. I googled around and was unable to find anything. Could really use some help. Thanx

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
RAM: Corsair Vengeance ddr3 7875 Mb<should be 8gb but the igpu is using shared memory
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 670FTW, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: 2x 500gb 7200rpm hdd's 1x 120 sata 6gb ssd
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled


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#1
November 4, 2012 at 00:22:39
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I am not using it nor do i want to use it.
U are using it.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

Will leaving it enabled hinder performance or cooling?
Leaving it on improve game performance, power consumption may increase a little but it will not affect cooling.

Why do u want to put your machine in standby mode? If u are not using it for a long time it is better to shut it down so that u can save power.
Try to update the drivers(Virtu Universal MVP, nvidia & intel HD driver).

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#2
November 4, 2012 at 01:25:29
I was under the impression that MVP only enhanced an integrated gpu. I didn't realize its true function.. (Installed!)lol so thanx for that! XD When I mentioned standby mode I was referring to the integrated graphics. In my bios the igpu would show "N/A" until recently when it started showing "350mhz". I assumed n/a signified some kind of standby/sleep mode since my monitors were connected to my gtx670. I actually didn't even have the MVP function enabled in bios so I'm not sure how i was still using the igpu in the first place. But regardless you have answered my questions and I thank you for it good sir! =D

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#3
November 4, 2012 at 01:50:59
Without MVP enabled intergrated graphics is disabled when video card is detected, i believe this is why u saw n/a.
Intel intergrated runs at 650mhz & 1150mhz(turbo mode), if u saw 350mhz this means intergrated is operating and low frequency to decrease power usage until it is ready to full kick-in(this also means MVP is enabled).

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#4
November 4, 2012 at 03:27:25
thanx for explaining that to me. Been messing with mvp software a bit. I want to hook my monitors up to the mobo to take advantage of i-mode or whatever but cant seem to get the dvi port to work. the vga port works fine... any thoughts?

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#5
November 4, 2012 at 04:21:46
The dvi port won't work alone or won't work with vga port connected?

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#6
November 4, 2012 at 13:50:04
doesn't work either way. I'm not even sure if it ever has worked. I've never used it.

also I've decided not to use virtu mvp as it causes more problems for me than its worth. I'm happy with 60fps and standard vsync. I'd like to return the igpu to n/a status. Any idea how? I've already disabled the mvp function in the bios and changed the gpu selection from auto to pci-e but it's still showing 350mhz and is still using shared memory.


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