Originally Posted by mooninite
Um... with such low performance chips I wouldn't bother tweaking. Just save up some cash and buy a new laptop with a faster chip.
It's unfortunate that laptop makers didn't widely adopt nVidia's own exchangeable chip design for laptops.
I don't know what you mean by this. Any 5/6/7/8 series nvidia laptop card is more than capable of running a composited window manager. Surely the answer to, "Should I worry about my very capable hardware burning out?" isn't, "Buy more expensive hardware". He isn't even "tweaking". For many laptops, the PerfLevelSrc hack is actually needed to even get a composited desktop stable.