How can we disable HD Sentinel's use of the GPU?

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How can we disable HD Sentinel's use of the GPU?

Postby h3x » 2021.04.28. 08:01

My GPU reports that HD Sentinel is an active and constant 3D process maintaining a presence on the GPU. Is there a HD Sentinel setting to disable this and rely on "software" (CPU) processing only?

Other software that do this typically provide an option in settings to "Disable hardware/GPU acceleration", but I don't see an option for this in the settings. Some other programs provide this option through commandline switches, e.g.
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example.exe --disable-gpu /nogpu -disable-hw-accel
, but it doesn't appear Sentinel utilizes this either.

Is there a way to prevent Sentinel from maintaining a handle on the GPU as a 3D-mode process, relying only on software/CPU/2D processing?

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Re: How can we disable HD Sentinel's use of the GPU?

Postby hdsentinel » 2021.04.28. 08:06

Thanks, but I'm afraid what you saw is not correct.
I can confirm that Hard Disk Sentinel does NOT use the GPU at all, does NOT contain any kind of code which would perform any 3D processing - so there is nothing to disable/adjust.
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