I recently installed Ubuntu alongside with windows 8, but the problem is that the fan is constantly running and I believe the problem is that my nvidia card is always running.

My laptop has two graphic cards. Intel Graphics 3000 and Nvidia GT540m.

I would like to only use Intel card, and nvidia only during games and such.
if anything I’m okay with disabling nvidia card, because i can play games on windows 8.



You need Bumblebee, it manages switching between the two cards and turns off the Nvidia card when it's not in use. Use this guide for Ubuntu.

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