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Old 05-02-09, 03:42 PM   #13
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Default Re: 9600M GT won't throttle up under load

I have this problem too, on a Zepto A14 laptop, 9600M GT.

The issues are similar that other posts:
- Performance Level is always 0 or 1, never goes up to 2 or 3.
- Black VTs (this is not really a huge problem)

I didn't try any 3D stuff before, so I discovered this today. This is happening with the 180.18 drivers I'm using currently and a vanilla 2.6.28 kernel.

The 185.xx driver seems to have a lot of updates those days, so I would be pleased to see this issue fixed .

Do anybody knows if the 173.xx driver is affected by this bug? It would maybe be the safer way to play games, until a fixed 185.xx driver comes out.
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Old 05-03-09, 05:58 PM   #14
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I have this problem too, on a Zepto A14 laptop, 9600M GT.

Do anybody knows if the 173.xx driver is affected by this bug? It would maybe be the safer way to play games, until a fixed 185.xx driver comes out.
I saw reports that the 169.xx driver doesn't have this issue.
Unfortunately, 169.xx doesn't support the 9600m GT as far as I know.
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Old 05-05-09, 05:19 AM   #15
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Hi, 185.18.08 resurrects powermizer for me, however trying to switch VTs completely freezes the x server. Fortunately the machine is still sensitive to the power switch, because it is not to ctrl-alt-backspace, and I can avoid a hard switch off.

Also after installation (tried two times) I get a mysterious message: Received SIGSEGV signal; aborting. Not sure what exactly is aborting though because the installation completes successfully.

Anyway thanks for the powermizer fix but please do investigate the VT switch bug.
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Old 05-05-09, 05:28 AM   #16
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Old 05-06-09, 04:32 AM   #17
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I can confirm that my 9800M GT can now switch between all of its power levels (0-3).
It seems a bit buggy though. Sometimes Nvidia Settings will show it at the highest level when the system is unoccupied. In one specific instance I saw earlier, it throttled to the lowest level while running Scorched3D with high settings, reducing the framerate to 1FPS.
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Old 05-06-09, 04:39 PM   #18
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Working perfectly now on my 9600M GT. Thank you NVIDIA!
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Old 05-14-09, 03:58 PM   #19
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I previously tried with 173.14.18, 180.18 and 185.19, but with the today's 180.60, it's now working up to the maximum speed, I'm now able to nicely play Quake Wars .

(I should say that now, VT switching works too,
xv output was black, but this was caused by xv settings contrast and saturation at 0)
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Old 05-15-09, 02:29 AM   #20
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at last works like a charme. thanks a biiig bunch NV devs!!!
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Old 05-15-09, 03:17 AM   #21
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Default Re: 9600M GT won't throttle up under load

confirmed!
both powermizer and vt-switch work flawlessly with 180.60.

Just a question: nvidia-settings -> powermizer tab, reports: "Performance Mode: Desktop". Is that right? Or should it report "notebook" or similar, in my laptop?

BTW thanks nVidia for your work.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:07 AM   #22
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i want to say that new release (180.60) fixes all on my acer 6930 (nvidia 9600GT ddr3):
- now i have virtual terminal
- now powermizer works well
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