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Old 10-27-08, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default 177.80 report

Well... it seems that 177.80 is good enough for a non-beta tag. I jumped on it with irrational hope. Pretty much nothing has changed for me since 177.76, but the scorecard bears repeating...

For reference, I have a Dell XPS 1730 with an 8700M-SLI. It's interesting to note that the windoze drivers for this laptop only recently upgraded to 175 --- from something really old and buggy... and that the update now comes from nvidia, and not Dell.

Anyways... The Bad:
  • One core of the dual core CPU is completely swamped with interrupts coming from the card/driver.
  • The GPU frequency is stuck at it's lowest (150Mhz) setting. This seems to be due to the card not detecting that the AC power is available.
  • The external panel was detected and used as the first choice of display at one point --- it is no longer. Such a tease.

The Good-ish:
  • The 2D performance has gone from pathetic to livable. Still not "good" considering the amount of transistors involved. A good hint here that helps is running "nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2 -a GlyphCache=1" somewhere in your X startup.
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Old 10-27-08, 01:49 PM   #2
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What about running X with 2x2GB RAM (and no memory remap option in mobo bios) leading to hard lock? I mean is this still problem, I havent tried new drivers for about 3 or 4 months.
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Old 11-06-08, 08:26 PM   #3
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  • The GPU frequency is stuck at it's lowest (150Mhz) setting. This seems to be due to the card not detecting that the AC power is available.

This also happens to me with the 177.80 drivers. SLI 2x8800M
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