EOS on Acer aspire 4752zg

Hi, I have a laptop with the model number on the title, with Nvidia GT520M (GF108)

my questions are the following:

  1. can it do PRIME-offload?
  2. if not, is there a similar method i can use that can utilize the nvidia gpu better?
  3. has anyone tried noveau for switching?
  4. has anyone tried newer drivers on older hardware?

I’ll answer the first two.

No. Only Nvidia drivers since version 435.17 support it. For your particular Fermi based GPU the latest driver would be legacy 390xx from AUR.

If you don’t want to stick with nouveau, your best shot would be to try luck with few alternatives Arch Wiki listed, like optimus-manager or EnvyControl