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Old 07-10-12, 02:05 PM   #1
irv_sfs
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Default Very poor performance with Geforce 6200 and 302 branch

Yes, I know these cards are old. Recently (and, unhelpfully, I can't pinpoint exactly when!) the 2D performance had dropped of spectacularly. So much so it's almost unusable - can't watch youtube, and even watching sd files in mplayer is too much for it!

Using Linux 3.4.4, X.Org X Server 1.12.1.902 (1.12.2 RC 2)

Doing almost anything at all causes high system CPU usage - upon further investigation, it's the IRQ that my graphics card occupies.

So, using Firefox 13, load this forum, scroll up and down.

Result: firefox uses roughly 50% CPU, Xorg uses 25% and best of all system CPU usage jumps to 25%

vmstat output:
Code:
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu----
r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in   cs us sy id wa
1  0    212 133832 145296 902140    0    0     0     0 1166 2077 67 28  6  0

mpstat output:
Code:
21:32:24     CPU    %usr   %nice    %sys %iowait    %irq   %soft  %steal  %guest   %idle
21:32:42     all   72.50    0.00   25.00    0.00    0.00    1.50    0.00    0.00    1.00

Last edited by irv_sfs; 07-10-12 at 04:33 PM. Reason: formatting
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