Zephyrus G14 gets poor battery life. asuslinknear.exe constantly uses Nvidia GPU
- System: Windows 10
- Battery or AC: Battery
- Model: Zephyrus G14
- Frequency of occurrence: always
- Reset OS: yes
Detailed description：My Zephyrus G14 has poor battery life because the application 'asuslinknear.exe' loads on every restart/reboot and uses the Nvidia 2060 GPU rather than the integrated gpu. Both Nvidia GPU Activity and Asus Armoury Crate show the Nvidia GPU being used and not going into Power Saving mode. I just updated ASUS System Control Interface V2 (which includes MyAsus and asuslinknear applications) to the latest driver version v126.96.36.199 hoping this would resolve the power issue but unfortunately didn't.
I'm able to kill asuslinknear in Task Manager and get the laptop to get 10 hour battery life but in order to do so, every time I reboot I have to kill the app. I've also added asuslinknear in Nvidia Control Panel to use Integrated graphics as well as in Windows Graphics Settings to use asuslinknear in Power Saving mode (integrated graphics) but asuslinknear still loads on boot every time using the Nvidia GPU.
I've emailed Asus support but all they tell me is to perform a System Restore and Factory Reset, none of which solve the problems and it takes multiple days for them to respond. Hoping I can get better support here.