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Old 02-11-08, 08:13 PM   #53
sambiase
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Default Re: 8400M GS : Low performences

Hi,

I bought a Dell M1330 laptop with a Nvidia 8400M GS card. I run Suse 10.3 with compiz-fusion. I was experiencing the delay problems all u guys posted here. I thought it was normal until I talked with someone in irc.freenode #compiz-fusion. He told me about the PowerMizer and the 3 levels. I got really pissed of that such an expensive laptop would come with a card that has such limits. Well, I tried many things and finally I enabled XGL and the card works great with all 3D stuff from compiz-fusion. Also the letters and icons seems to look better. The tradeoff is that u cannot access nvidia-settings since XGL is blocking that access. Another thing, I suppose, is the fact that the card might become warmer since, when u activate XGL, I believe that level 3 is on all the time. Well, I just wanted to share my experience with u all
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