HP/Compaq :: How To Improve The Performance Of GT230 For Dvxt

Jan 19, 2010

For Video driver 195.81 and recent drivers, the registry tells the driver to save power under the battery using their power saving technology called PowerMizer.

After installing the latest driver, You can adjust this by letting the driver use adaptive policy, here is how (Credit to kenside34 from this post but use the following settings):

1. Press windows+R
2. Type regedit
3. Press enter
4. Select

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Dell :: Improve The Performance Of My ATI 3650

Feb 6, 2010

I have a ATI 3650 and for some reason its Core Clock is 450Mhz and the Memory Clock is 500Mhz

When I look up the HD Mobility Radeon HD 3650 on Notebookcheck it shows its supposed to be 600Mhz Core Clock and 700Mhz Memory

I have the newest Drivers using Mobility Modder. And could not be happier with its performance to date. However I would like to squeeze a bit more from it for Command & Conquer 4 coming up .....

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: How To Improve Gaming Performance

Jan 29, 2013

I'm on a dell inspiron N5110 laptop, 6gb installed ram, Intel core i5-2430m processor, intel HD graphics 3000. When I play games like Planetside 2 I have to turn it on low and the render quality to the lowest setting, and turn shadows off and I still get bad fps 20-40. What i'm wondering is there anyway through settings I can boost the gaming performance to the point where it runs fine on low to medium. Or is there an external/internal graphics card for under 100 bucks I can buy to boost the performance. I also have all my Intel and I believe dell drivers up to date.

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Acer :: Will Allocating More RAM To My 5920 G's NVIDIA GeForce 8600 M GT Graphics Card Improve Performance

Feb 11, 2009

I have a Acer Aspire 5920G (Vista Home with SP1) laptop which I use for general purposes as well as occasional DVDs and a little games.

With the kind help from members of this forum I upgraded the RAM from 2GB to 4GB a couple of months ago but of course my 32bit Vista only uses 3GB which leaves 1GB unused. The laptop's processor is a T7300 at 2.00GHz.

Its NVIDIA GeForce 8600 M GT graphics card (with latest driver installed) seems to work quite well but a friend who I occasionally game with said I could go into the BIOS and allocate the unused 1GB of RAM to the card which will improve its performance.

I googled this to check but the articles I read (with my limited technical knowledge!!) seemed to say that allocating extra RAM in the BIOS does not work with dedicated cards and attempts to do so could in fact reduce performance.

I would be very grateful if an expert in this excellent forum who is knowledgeable about graphics cards could please clarify the situation for me.
Basically can I go into the BIOS to increase the card's RAM allocation to improve performance as my friend suggested or is this a waste of time and/or dangerous ?

Looking at the NVIDIA system info, I see that it says Total Available Graphics is 1535MB but dedicated video memory is 256MB. Does this support what my friend says or is it unrelated ?

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Dell XPS 15 :: How To Improve Battery Life

Jan 23, 2015

I have a brand new XPS-15. When I use it on battery power, the battery only lasts for about 2 hours. I could check to improve battery life.  I've disabled some start-up programs....

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Dell :: Why Can't They Improve Notebook Weak Points?

Dec 11, 2009

For example, why can't they find another way to attach the power jack instead of solidering in onto the motherboard? A different typr of set up is needed, as they usually will work loose from the MB, and need to be repaired or replaced- An expensive fix .....

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Acer :: How To Improve The Streaming Video On A Timeline 4810T

Jul 27, 2009

I havent uninstalled any of the fluff that comes with the laptop and i was wondering if removing some of that will help...or

Do 4810t stream multimedia content better if running Windows 7? I guess i can wait till then.

Videos from Vimeo and Streetfire.net ( i work in automotive media ) are slow, stuttering or just plain unwatchable. Some of it isn't even HD content, and even when you wait to cache up and load then play it still is choppy.

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Dell :: Studio 1535 Crew: Here's How To Improve The Sound/Speakers

Dec 12, 2008

As you prob realized already, the SOUND Quality sux on the 1535's..I was googlin' around and came across this fix on how to improve the sound.


I followed this dude's instructions, and just like that the SOUND drastically IMPROVED!! Sound is much more crisp, LOUDER, and improved bass.

All you have to do is use the Default Microsoft Vista drivers instead of the crap Dell Drivers..Just uninstall the Dell Sound drivers, and restart the machine..Vista should automatically put the default one's in..

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7 Performance

Jan 6, 2009

I recently bought the dv7-1175nr notebook

320GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVDRW/CD-RW drive
17" WXGA+ high-definition widescreen display(1440 x 900)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics
Intel Core2 Duo processor T5800
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system

I got it for movies and games so i decided to buy the orange box because i heard that it was not to demanding. But for some reason team fortress 2 just wont play nice. even when i turn down all the settings i still get low frame rates when im in a server by myself?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv6t Performance

Apr 29, 2009

I've been thinking of getting this laptop and I was just wondering if I configured it with these specs, how well would it run a game like left 4 dead?


Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 2.4 GHz
4 GB DDR2 Ram
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
7,200 RPM Hard Drive

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HP/Compaq :: Severe Performance

Jun 27, 2009

I have an HP 8710w with a Quadro FX 1600M graphics card. I have been experiencing my problem for several months now. I have tried installing all imaginable graphics drivers, even doing a fresh install of Windows twice(XP and Windows 7) but to no avail. The problem I am having is difficult to explain but the following represents my best attempt:

If X is the speed that a laptop runs at while plugged in(i.e. best performance and full use of components) then Y is the speed the laptop runs at while running on battery. However, even when plugged in, my laptop runs at Y. The kicker is that if I unplug and replug the AC power to the laptop again and again, I eventually get the laptop running at X again. I have to do this every time I want to use a graphically intensive application or my framerates are that of Y. I have tried taking out the battery and running the laptop directly from my charger. The problem persists. I have tried using a different charger. The problem persists. Everyone I speak to seems to think it is a software problem. How can this be when I've reinstalled Windows twice?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy 15 Flash Video Performance On Battery

Apr 30, 2010

Playing an SWF (flash) file with video embedded in on AC power looks great. When unplugging the power and working on battery, the same video becomes very sluggish and unwatchable.

I've checked all power setting and ATI control panel and changed all "Optimize video on battery" I could find.

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HP/Compaq :: Presario F700 & Windows 7 Bad Battery Performance

Jan 11, 2010

I recently upgraded my wife's laptop from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate and almost everything works fine on it. The one sticking point through has been the battery behaving oddly in Win7. The first thing is that the battery icon has a red X on it and when you hover over it it states that I should consider replacing my battery. When the laptop runs unplugged, it literally lasts 20 minutes before it powers itself off. This is a huge difference when it would last over 2 hours in Vista just before the upgrade.

I'm wondering if there are specific drivers I should install or downgrade even though everything in Device Manager no longer has any yellow exclamation marks (I had to install some drivers after installing Win7). FYI, this laptop is about 1.5 years old.

If I can't find a solution to the low battery performance, I may have to revert her laptop back to Vista which would totally negate the reason for buying Win7 in the first place for her machine.

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HP/Compaq :: DV4-1000EA Video Performance (256mb Nvidia 9200m GS)

Jan 11, 2009

Recently purchased DV4-1000ea as follows;

2.26Ghz P8400 Core2Duo
256MB Dedicated (1024MB Shared) NVidia 9200m GS.

I liked the idea of the laptop having a HDMI output to connect to my TV to watch movies etc downloaded on iTunes. I thought the graphics card was going to be ample given that my housemates Macbook with 32mb shared graphics works just fine.

However, I am really disappointed with the graphics performance playing High quality video, in particular, H264 Quicktime files.

For example, I have downloaded a few 720p trailers from the apple website and torrent sites and when playing, the videos are choppy in most scenes and speech is not in sync with video a lot of the time. This is true for display on the laptop screen, as well as display on TV via HDMI.

I have checked CPU usage whilst such clips are playing and it's running quite comfortably at 40-50%.

I have downloaded the latest NVidea drivers from the NVidia website (version 7928).

Also, even music video previews in itunes (and subsequent previews) are choppy and out of sync whilst playing. I have tried apples suggestions of turning off 3d accleleration for DirectX but it makes things worst.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Nx7400 - Whenever I Plug The AC Adapter To My Laptop Whole Performance Is Very Slow

Apr 1, 2009

I have an HP Compaq nx7400. I've had it for over 3 years now. I've never changed its battery ever since I bought it.

Specs: [url]

Over the past few weeks, I've been having an unusual problem. Whenever I plug the AC adapter to my laptop, the whole laptop performance - from the second I switch it on - is very slow. The moment I pull the AC adapter from the laptop, it instantly operates at a normal and fast speed again!

I figured that it must have been a problem with the AC adapter (it's had its fair share of use - being swung around and dragged to lectures...). So I ordered another one off Ebay. Today, I got the new adapter and when I plugged it in, the laptop only went on AC power. It worked fine - fast as normal. However, it was not charging - just on AC power. I am starting to question if the adapter was really as "genuine" like it was advertised on eBay. But anyway... after about 4 hours with the new adapter on AC power, it stopped recognizing the battery altogether and alerted me with a Critical Battery sign. Of course, a few minutes later, it went dead on me - the laptop switched off. It was as if I removed the AC adapter myself, only I hadn't. Now, I am trying to plug it in again (the new one), to see if it will be able to power up again and it just won't respond at all.

On the other hand, when I put the old AC adapter, the laptop switches on but doesn't charge. Again, it is extremely slow with the adapter on, and fast when I pull the wire out. Only for a minute or so until it dies on me again...

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HP/Compaq :: Video Performance :Pavilion Dv5t With NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS

Jan 30, 2009

Dv5t, the problem of having non-optimal /under par performance of Nvidia Graphics accelerator 9200/9600 used with Windows Vista.

I have done some troubleshooting myself, but yet to find a working solution.

My configuration is :

Pavilion Dv5t CTO Notebook.
15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ LCD.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz)
Current Running Resolution 1680 x 1050.
3GB system RAM.
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS with 256 MB of RAM.
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

The degraded performance I am talking about is not specifically for games and 3D applications. Nor is playing games and running 3D rendering my primary purpose. The various benchmarks and tests mentioned at this site maybe more directed towards running specific games and other applications............

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Dell :: 's Overall Performance

Sep 26, 2009

I met a friend and he's from Taiwan. I asked him what does he thinks about Dell notebook. He said that overall, Taiwanese prefer to use HP-compaq notebooks instead of dell because the latter frequently "crashes".

I told him about the advantages of DELL to no avail... He was quite hard headed. I have experiences of crashes somewhere in between of usage of my DELL notebook.

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Apple :: OS X Performance

Feb 16, 2010

How come when i am trying to uncompress a file, be it zip, rar etc.. Whenever i try to watch a video using vlc, mplayer, Quicktime etc.. the video always skips lags etc...

But when i am doing the same thin on windows size it doesn't have any of these issues.

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Dell :: Performance & Studio XPS 16

Mar 3, 2009

I'm looking to purchase an Studio XPS 16 soon. I have never considered buying this laptop given the high pricetag, even though I really like it. But that changed yesterday as I received a 70% OFF coupon.

So here am I, wondering which config I should select. For instance, 500GB @ 7200rpm or 320GB @ 7200rpm or 128GB SSD? Intel 5300 Wireless-N or 5100?

Performance is important but I also want to select components or a configuration that has fewest known problems (bug, incompability or being unreliable).

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Fan Performance

Apr 22, 2010

I'm wondering if my fan is working right. I can definitely hear it, and Hardware Monitor has it go up to 4000rpm.

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Dell :: GPU Performance From My New XPS 13 With G210M

Dec 23, 2009

I got my new XPS 13 a few days ago - P8800, 4GB, G210M, 500GB 7200rpm, Dell 1520 Wifi, LG LED display - and love the build quality and performance. I also removed the stock thermal paste and applied Arctic Cooling MX-3 using this guide.

Did a fresh install of Windows 7 with Flash 10.1 Beta2 and nVidia 195.81 (beta). Both of these allow for hardware accelaration in Flash.

CPU usage during playback of a Youtube 1080p video was amazingly low -
With the 9400M G active (Balanced Power Plan), playing this video took around 20% CPU

With the G210M active (High Performance Power Plan), CPU usage was 0-5%!!

Installed Media Player HPC 1.3.1249 and chose EVR Custom Pres for video rendering (View..Options...Playback.Output).

Here's how much load the GPU takes off the CPU during the playback of a 720p video
Video Rendering___________CPU Utilization
System Default__________________50%
EVR Custom Pres with 9400M_______28%
EVR Custom Pres with G210M______ 21%

I also installed Badaboom and tried encoding 1080i video from an HD camcorder into an iphone version and amazingly the CPU was hardly being taxed -

3DMark 2006 result was also very impressive -

Also ran DPC latency checker to find potential issues and everything looked good -

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Dell :: Performance E6400

Jun 18, 2009

I have an E6400 that I bought at the end of 2008 (IIRC in October, I think they were maybe on the market for a couple of weeks tops when I got it), and have recently been having performance issues.

Even old games & games that should work really well on it (warcraft 3, call of cthulhu, tf2 at lowest settings + 640x480) sometimes start out ok but quickly grind to a halt (slide show kind of speed).

I tried reinstalling windows (both xp and vista) & also tried running warcraft 3 via wine on linux - nothing helps much, sooner or later there is significant slow down.

I would have thought it might be the intel graphics, but then again that card is not *that* weak (warcraft 3 came out at 2003 and I have managed to run it with a 450Mhz pentium 2 + voodoo 2!), and it does start out plenty fast (sometimes).

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Dell :: SXPS1340 Bad Performance

Aug 9, 2009

i have had my studio xps 1340 since march, and i have loved it, it has seriously been the greatest laptop i have ever owned. however, i have been trying to run some games on it recently, and i have had some troubling results. i have the 2.66 ghz processor, 7200 rpm 320gb hdd, and the 9500m graphics card, and 4 gbs of ddr3 ram. i am currently running the 64 bit version of windows 7 (7100). i installed a few games on my laptop yesterday, including cod4, fallout 3, and prototype. i started out trying to play the games with the 179.82 driver from the dell website, i noticed that in all 3 games, i was receiving a higher frame rate when i had my computer on power save than when i was on high performance, i then loaded the 185.85 drivers from the nvidia website, with a hacked .inf file, and i noticed the same thing, but when i ran the windows experience on power save i got a 5.7 for graphics with aero, and a 4.4 for gaming graphics. on high performance i got a 5.9 for aero, and 4.8 for gaming. i then loaded the "dox's 185.85" and it is really weird. my windows experience for high performance stayed the same (5.9 for aero, and 4.8 for gaming) HOWEVER, (this is where it gets weird) my graphics for save power went up to 5.5 for gaming, but went down to 5.2 for aero! also, while i was on these drivers, i ran 3dmark06, and i scored 3634, which as far as i can tell, is pretty good for this notebook. however, please try telling that to my games, they just dont run very well. could someone please help me out a little? hopefully i am just doing something wrong, because i really dont want to have to send this back to dell.

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Dell :: Ram Performance O Xps M1530

Jan 23, 2009

I have a XPS m1530, core 2 duo T5550 1,83 Ghz, 3gbram, 160 hdd, . I have a question .

Isn't my score from my ram too low?
DIMM1 Nanya 1Gb

DIMM3 Samsung 2Gb
DDr2 667 (333 Mhz)

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Dell :: Performance On Battery

May 22, 2009

why when I run 3dmark, on the battery as opposed to off the power, does the m1730 run like a pile of crap?

The opening scene of Return To Proxycon usually hits 85-90 fps and about a 70 minimum, then goes down to 30 when it goes across the room to the troopres with guns.

But when I run it on battery, it wont go over 30 fps for the opening scene and foes into single figures when it goes across the room? Is this normal ? Surely not, as it makes a 'gaming laptop' non existant basically. If I plug the power cord in the fps shoots up instantly. All power settings are maxxed, as far as I can see? Unless thre is a GPU one I haven't noticed?

Ive just noticed because I got a Dell battery for my 1730 today (didnt come with one - refurb). It's a T9300 / 8800M GTX SLi model.

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Acer :: 5735Z Performance

Apr 25, 2009

Just purchased a 5735Z and I know it's not going to be the most powerful machine when it comes to games, but i've found its performance dismal in even some of the older games.

I've been playing quakelive a bit lately, but I can't run it past 800x600 without major lag, and fullscreen is unplayable even at 640x480. I installed Sims 2 just to test out an older game and that is running at about 15-20fps max at lowest detail.

I've tried updating the drivers, and I have the latest chipset and graphics ones. Do you think installing XP would help performance? Also what about using a 64bit operating system - is the T4200 a 64bit chip and would that help at all?

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Sony :: VAIO TT Performance

Feb 20, 2009

Does anyone out there own a VAIO TT? I frequently work with relatively graphics-intensive PowerPoint presentations and I wonder if anybody knows how the TT290 performs with graphics-related tasks.

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Sony :: The Best Way To Restore SSD Performance

Mar 20, 2010

I'm getting my new soon with the SSD. The SSD is fast and would like to keep it that way. Since there's no trim support and defrag is really bad?

What should I do to keep performance up? Been following all the threads, but there doesn't seem to be a clear cut way to restore the SSD to out of factory state.

Wouldn't a restore to factory defaults using the restore discs do this? Whats the best way?

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Sony :: How Much Of A Performance Upgrade Is This

May 29, 2010

I just ordered a customized Sony Vaio E series laptop from SonyStyle! How much of a performance boost should I expect to see when my new laptop arrives? (For games and general use).

From my current laptop (HP G60-115EA):

Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 @2GHz
Intel GMA 4500mhd
160GB 5400rpm hard disk

To this laptop I have just ordered (Sony Vaio E series):

Intel Core i5-520m @2.4GHz
Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5650
500GB 5400rpm hard disk

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Apple :: MacBook 13 SSD Performance

May 14, 2010

I've got my heart set on getting a Mac laptop but i'm struggling between the MacBook 13" and MacBook 15". Right now i'm trying to figure out whether I get a 13 inch with a SSD drive or a 15 inch with 7200rpm drive. I know the i5 processor will give me better performance in doing tasks like encoding AACs in iTunes and such but I'm wondering what would computer would be faster doing real world everyday stuff like browsing the web while doing abunch of multitasking at the same time. Would it be the i5 with the slower hard drive or the Core 2 with the faster one?

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