this question has been asked many times the other way around, but is it possible to lock PowerMizer in the lowest mode for power saving reasons?
In my tries my NVIDIA 8400M GS takes about 2W more while running in highest state ( I know you hate that card
), and it stays for 15 seconds in this state after whatever triggered transition. That could happen even from some KDE App or whatever.
I know I can SOMEHOW lock my card with RESTARTING X, but thats IMO no solution.
BTW underclocking does not work with the newest 260.19.12 driver, it simply jumps back to original frequencies.
Thanks for hints,