Boinc using integrated Intel GPU instead of Nvidia GPU - Lenovo Y700

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Message 1905679 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 19:32:31 UTC
Last modified: 8 Dec 2017, 19:34:25 UTC

I have a Lenovo Y700 running windows 10 with
-INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (6489MB)
and
-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4095MB)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8407014
The thing is that the Intel GPU has taken over and all GPU processing is being done on it while Nvidia GPU is sitting idle. Now i have made a config file to get both gpu active with it being placed in "C:\ProgramData" , named "cc_config.xml" with the following code
<cc_config>
   <log_flags>
   </log_flags>
   <options>
      <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
   </options>
</cc_config>


Also the event log file is
09/12/17 00:34:24 |  | Starting BOINC client version 7.8.3 for windows_x86_64
09/12/17 00:34:24 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
09/12/17 00:34:24 |  | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
09/12/17 00:34:24 |  | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
09/12/17 00:34:24 |  | Running under account Battu007
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 960M (driver version 388.43, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 5.0, 4096MB, 3430MB available, 1505 GFLOPS peak)
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 960M (driver version 388.43, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3430MB available, 1505 GFLOPS peak)
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (driver version 21.20.16.4550, device version OpenCL 2.0, 6490MB, 6490MB available, 202 GFLOPS peak)
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 6.8.0.392, device version OpenCL 2.0 (Build 392))
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Host name: LAPTOP-P65TPBR7
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz [Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3]
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.16299.00)
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Memory: 15.86 GB physical, 18.24 GB virtual
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Disk: 590.98 GB total, 340.63 GB free
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Local time is UTC +5 hours
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Config: use all coprocessors
09/12/17 00:34:26 | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 417900; resource share 100
09/12/17 00:34:26 | GPUGRID | URL http://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 456166; resource share 100
09/12/17 00:34:26 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8407014; resource share 100
09/12/17 00:34:26 | GPUGRID | General prefs: from GPUGRID (last modified 08-Dec-2017 21:44:22)
09/12/17 00:34:26 | GPUGRID | Host location: none
09/12/17 00:34:26 | GPUGRID | General prefs: using your defaults
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Reading preferences override file
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Preferences:
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | max memory usage when active: 8121.89 MB
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | max memory usage when idle: 14619.40 MB
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | max disk usage: 340.99 GB
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | max CPUs used: 6
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
09/12/17 00:34:26 |  | Using account manager BOINCstatsBAM!
09/12/17 00:36:20 |  | Suspending computation - user request
09/12/17 00:39:30 |  | Resuming computation
09/12/17 00:41:11 | GPUGRID | General prefs: from GPUGRID (last modified 08-Dec-2017 21:44:22)
09/12/17 00:41:11 | GPUGRID | Host location: none
09/12/17 00:41:11 | GPUGRID | General prefs: using your defaults
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | Reading preferences override file
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | Preferences:
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | max memory usage when active: 8121.89 MB
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | max memory usage when idle: 14619.40 MB
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | max disk usage: 340.99 GB
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | max CPUs used: 6
09/12/17 00:41:11 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
09/12/17 00:41:49 |  | Suspending computation - user request

Now I've tried everything i could find but the GPU still won't work,
Also adding image to show what happens in task manager of my Laptop.

https://imgur.com/EbSCg05
Since i'm just starting out with Boinc, all help is appreciated. Thanks =D
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Message 1905900 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:04:13 UTC

hi, perhaps you have to choise le GPU you want like explained here ?

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-components/how-set-default-graphics-card-3612668/
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Message 1905901 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 1905900.  

I've already done that in the settings but to no avail...
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Message 1905905 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:28:39 UTC

C:\ProgramData\BOINC is where the config file is placed... It is wrong in the original Post .
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Message 1905914 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:56:18 UTC

mine is in \Boinc_Data\
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Message 1905915 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:58:02 UTC - in response to Message 1905914.  

The default name of my folder is Boinc. I guess we have different folder names...
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Message 1906173 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:32:34 UTC

last Boinc installation needs 2 folders

Boinc for Boinc program exes and library
BoincData for projects with configuration files ... Project Apps and downloaded Wus ;)

till i see you have le latest one, 7.8.3 .
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