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Any tweaks at all to speed up Intel Express video chip?

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by groovon, Sep 15, 2007.

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  1. groovon

    groovon Notebook Consultant

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    Intel 965 Express chipset, that is.

    If not, I'll live with it, but for my R61i this looks like being the major limitation.

    Dave
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Things will look better when Intel releases a decent driver.
     
  3. groovon

    groovon Notebook Consultant

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    How much more do you think it's capable of being improved? The Intel video on my R61 is the worst bottleneck on the machine, according to all the benchmarks I've run. I don't think overclocking is an option either, is it?

    Another question: What is the significance of the OpenGL 3D settings, and how do you optimise them for your needs?

    Also curious: How much better does the nVidia chipset perform than the Intel? How does it compare to the old ATI Radeon 9600/9700? (My only 3D laptop reference.)

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Dave
     
  4. ari_m

    ari_m Notebook Consultant

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    Do you actually want to do real work on your computer or did you get it for running benchmarks? Your "Windows Experience" will be just fine even if you get "only" 3.5 for the WEI, don't pay too much attention to Micro$oft.

    If you're wanting to play games and they aren't fast enough, you should have picked another graphics chip, maybe even another laptop.
     
  5. groovon

    groovon Notebook Consultant

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    Do you actually want to do real work on your computer or did you get it for running benchmarks? Your "Windows Experience" will be just fine even if you get "only" 3.5 for the WEI, don't pay too much attention to Micro$oft.

    If you're wanting to play games and they aren't fast enough, you should have picked another graphics chip, maybe even another laptop.


    A bit snippy there, aren't we?

    I bought this computer because it's a good general-purpose machine at a price I can afford. I intend using it to do as many different jobs as well as it possibly can do them.
    That won't include 3D games, but does include playing DVDs, editing photos and printing in Photoshop, burning CDs and DVDs, and recording live audio.

    I think it's easily capable of most of these; however, I wouldn't mind if it played movies a little more smoothly. That's why I'm interested in finding out if it's possible to tweak the video at all.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    groovon Notebook Consultant

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    UPDATE: Help! (video experts)

    Bumping this up again, because I'm having an issue in Photoshop with the selected photo containing large residual black lines or bars after I close down an option window.
    How might this relate to the video driver and/or display? Is the system not refreshing/reloading the image properly? Any settings or preferences I can look at? (Please excuse any terminological ignorifications. 8>)

    Thanks!
    Dave
     
  7. groovon

    groovon Notebook Consultant

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    BTT. (Please see above post)

    Thanks!
     
  8. aoz

    aoz Newbie

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    I have an 945gm intel.
    it is choppy with dvd playback, and playbacks of mpeg files, etc, even at 1024 x 768;
    toshiba portege m400, 2 gg memory, 1400 x 1050 resolution.

    it is very frusrating.
    there needs to be increase i speed for this.
    i am NOT playing games; I'm just doing standard dvd graphics
    nick
     
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    vermicious Notebook Consultant

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    I've used many laptops with this graphic chipset, and never had any problem playing DVDs, MPG1, or Xvid/Divx files.
     
  10. ari_m

    ari_m Notebook Consultant

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    There's probably something else holding back the performance of your machine, not the graphics. All you're doing is 2D, so it shouldn't have anything to do with the 3D performance. Have you checked your battery and CPU options? Maybe your CPU isn't throttling up to full speed as it should. I've recorded live audio and played movies without problems, but I always happen to keep the machine plugged in at times like this and have the CPU set to "max performance."
     

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