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I chose my nvidia graphics card under computing device in user settings and saved the settings but when I render and check my task manager almost all my cpu is being used by blender. What is going on?

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You need to enable GPU rendering in the properties panel. enter image description here

Also, make sure you're using cycles, not blender internal.

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Thanks for the quick answer! – rain Aug 6 '14 at 18:29

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