anyone found a way to keep nVidia's Powermizer settings to stick to Performance Mode between computer restarts?

If I select it from nVidia Settings GUI it always reverts to Auto Mode between computer restarts.

I want it to stay in Performance Mode.

Already tried adding options to device section of the xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    Driver "nvidia"
    BusID "PCI:1@0:0:0"
    Option "ConstrainCursor" "off"
    Option  "Coolbits" "13"
    Option  "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x1"

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Managed to find a workaround:

Changing performance modes is possible through terminal with the following command:

nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GpuPowerMizerMode=1


0 - adaptive mode

1 - max performance mode

2 - auto mode

Now you can just create a small startup script (like for many workarounds in Linux). Just create a yourscriptname.desktop file under ~/.config/autostart and fill it with:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GpuPowerMizerMode=1
Comment=Ustawiamy GPU na poziomie najwyższej wydajności

To test if it is actually working open nVidia Settings GUI and check Powermizer.

Alternatively issue a command in the terminal and check the output:

nvidia-smi --query-gpu=pstate --format=csv

P0 - max performance


P12 - min performance

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