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[Guide] Disabling discrete graphics in dual-GPU laptops

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What data to compare, I see the difference, but how do you know that it really turns off the video card?
Do not use the search box!
(you're interested in the difference in hierarchy under RP01, and search is not useful for seeing hierarchy).
 
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For the life of me I can't appropriate _OFF or _ON methods. I've looked into every .dsl manually and by using grep, but the result is nigh.

❯ grep -l Method.*_OFF extracted/*.dsl
zsh: no matches found: Method.*_OFF
I have disabled iGPU and have 1070GTX in first slot and RX560 in second PCIE slot, which I use for macOS. I'd love to disable first card (1070) using SSDT, but I can't find appropriate methods.
 

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For the life of me I can't appropriate _OFF or _ON methods. I've looked into every .dsl manually and by using grep, but the result is nigh.

❯ grep -l Method.*_OFF extracted/*.dsl
zsh: no matches found: Method.*_OFF
I have disabled iGPU and have 1070GTX in first slot and RX560 in second PCIE slot, which I use for macOS. I'd love to disable first card (1070) using SSDT, but I can't find appropriate methods.
Your profile has no laptop hardware details. Please fix as per FAQ:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html
 
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Because it's not a laptop, I'd like to do it on desktop. I know it's a laptop support form, but I thought I could use similar methods to disable one of my desktop GPUs.
 
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Off-topic. This guide applies to laptops only.
Could you point us in the direction of a guide for desktops? I'd like to upgrade to Mojave and use my Intel graphics for macOS since Nvidia has not released their drivers yet. However, I dual boot with Windows 10 and need to keep the card available there.
 
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Thanks for the link - so if the Nvidia drivers don't load, it should properly load the Intel drivers instead?
I think your question is covered in the guide.
And the question is off-topic here anyway.
 
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