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Old 11-28-07, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default 169.04 + newer PowerMizer & Coolbits ?

Hi everybody

(first post)

first: thank you so very much for providing such great driver even though they're closed source

next: some questions since I'll be getting a new nvidia-graphics powered notebook around mid / end of next month (Dell XPS 1330m):

- does PowerMizer in general work with linux and/or linux and amd64 ?
- if yes - how to enable it ? how to switch between powerstates (-> e.g. the ati-guys do this the following way: aticonfig --set-powerstate=1 (from 1 to 3 or more)

- when can we await coolbits (-> underclocking / overclocking support)

last: keep up the good work

many thanks in advance
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Old 11-28-07, 08:06 AM   #2
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- when can we await coolbits (-> underclocking / overclocking support)
already exists you need to add
Code:
Option "Coolbits" "1"
to the device section of your xorg.conf ..
NOTE: coolbits does not support overclocking mobile gpus (but underclock should work)
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Old 11-28-07, 08:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: 169.04 + newer PowerMizer & Coolbits ?

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Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth
Hi everybody
Nice to finally meet you here :-) (know you from gentoo forums )

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- does PowerMizer in general work with linux and/or linux and amd64 ?
- if yes - how to enable it ? how to switch between powerstates (-> e.g. the ati-guys do this the following way: aticonfig --set-powerstate=1 (from 1 to 3 or more)
It's enabled automatically. Afaik you can't change it manually, it's done automatically and nvidia-settings shows you the state.

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- when can we await coolbits (-> underclocking / overclocking support)
It's been integratd since ages
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Old 02-20-08, 04:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: 169.04 + newer PowerMizer & Coolbits ?

@Dragoran: thanks

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Nice to finally meet you here :-) (know you from gentoo forums )
nice to meet you, too, tier & thanks for the warm welcome / answers guys

I had some problems with my password here & got upset a little bit

so sorry for the delay

I'm testing Coolbits right now on my desktop & it works really great !

I was also positively surprised by nvidia-drivers / nvidia-settings support for hdmi/dvi on the xps m1330,

Thanks a lot, nVidia

I got another question:

has anyone already tried to underclock the 8400M GS (part of the Dell XPS M1330), I'm planning to do so,

hopefully you can say, which underclocking margin is safe to use

currently I've underclocked my 7600GT by 10% :

GPU: 560 -> 504 (10%)
Memory: 700 -> 630 (10%)

I hope that is OK, and can also be achieved with my laptop,
but first I need some input, that it won't damage the hardware

many thanks in advance
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Old 02-21-08, 06:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: 169.04 + newer PowerMizer & Coolbits ?

you know, when powermizer kicks in on my laptop (go7400) frequencies go from 450/700 (nv/mem) down to 200/400, or even 100/270. such tweaking is useless...
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Old 02-21-08, 08:00 AM   #6
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you know, when powermizer kicks in on my laptop (go7400) frequencies go from 450/700 (nv/mem) down to 200/400, or even 100/270. such tweaking is useless...
that's not enough for me

actually I was planning to even more lower the 2d/desktop clock settings, you tried that ?

the problem is: despite the big battery it only achieves 5.5 - 6 hours (not that much if you ask me) with plain openoffice writing & nothing else ...
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Old 02-22-08, 07:35 AM   #7
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Hi All,

i have got an additionally Problem.
My System is a Laptop Asus with Debian Etch and Kernel 2.6.24-stable
I have got a Nvidia Driver 169.09.

I want to underclock my nvidia Geforce Go 7600 too, therefore i enabled the
coolbits in the xorg.conf, but i can not set anything in nvidia-settings.
Does anybody have got a Solution?

Regards markus
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Old 02-25-08, 02:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: 169.04 + newer PowerMizer & Coolbits ?

markus, are you sure, the driver is installed correctly ?

what does glxinfo say ?

for me it's
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glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7600 GT/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 169.09
you probably need to add the coolbits setting in another section of xorg.conf ...

mine is in the section "device"

Code:
#Enable Underclocking
    Option      "Coolbits" "1"
good luck
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Old 02-25-08, 05:48 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth
markus, are you sure, the driver is installed correctly ?

what does glxinfo say ?
I think so. I can play UT2004,Quake3, Planeshift, Vdrift,ET,Glest .... without Problems. :-)
Here is my glxinfo,
  • markus@feld-bertlap:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
    client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
    GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
    GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
    GLX version: 1.3
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce Go 7600/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 169.09
    OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_color_buffer_float, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
    GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow,
    GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging,
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query,
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite,
    GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
    GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_float,
    GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
    GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit, GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample,
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters,
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil,
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_timer_query,
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
    GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
    GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_fragment_program,
    GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_fragment_program2,
    GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage, GL_NV_half_float,
    GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint,
    GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range,
    GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners,
    GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
    GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
    GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
    GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2,
    GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_NV_vertex_program3,
    GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
    GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum
    glu version: 1.3
    glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

    visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
    id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0x21 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
    ....

Quote:
Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth
mine is in the section "device"

Code:
#Enable Underclocking
    Option      "Coolbits" "1"
I also inserted this Option in my xorg.conf with the Tool "nvidia-xconfig",
  • Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600]"
    Monitor "Standardbildschirm"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "True"
    Option "MetaModes" "nvidia-auto-select, nvidia-auto-select"
    Option "Coolbits" "1"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    ....
I am only a little bit confused that this Entry is in the Section Screen.
But i do not inserted this Entry by Hand but by the Tool nvidia-xconfig.
Further on there appears a Clock Frequenzy Regulator in my nvidia-settings Tool, so i think this should be right?

Regards Markus
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Old 03-01-08, 02:19 PM   #10
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I am only a little bit confused that this Entry is in the Section Screen.
But i do not inserted this Entry by Hand but by the Tool nvidia-xconfig.
Further on there appears a Clock Frequenzy Regulator in my nvidia-settings Tool, so i think this should be right?
sure
that should be fine
(I get the same)
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