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Old 10-13-2011, 12:22 PM   #16
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And that was with both cards active, right ? What about just the nvidia, if possible ?
 
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Correct. Right now, I can't do that yet.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #18
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Yes, and yes. I don't see anything in the BIOS tho to switch it. It says in the manual that only non-Starter Window$ is able to use optimus.
'Optimus' is easier with a BIOS switch, but since you are using that odd optimus/switchable graphics setup its likely that its in 'switchable' mode (or something like that). Which would be pretty much the same as a BIOS setting.

BTW, unless you want to use optimus I wouldnt risk trying to install bumblebee. It could well break your current setup.

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I use the proprietary nvidia drivers. I can try bumblebee if there is a package for it, but I don't care that much, because I don't like Intel cards, they are very weak. I doubt that it would help me play videos any better than I do now.
The intel video chip isnt going to help at all with videos. If you arent using VDPAU with the nVidia GPU, the intel video chip would be pretty much the same, just lower power consumption.

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And that was with both cards active, right ? What about just the nvidia, if possible ?
It is possible there would be minor differences in framerate, but it shouldnt make any real difference if the system is using optimus, or has been 'forced' into nVidia only mode.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 03:11 AM   #19
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Actually the nvidia card does support vdpau and it does help. Enabling multi-threading with x264 also helps a lot. The power consumption with the nvidia card is actually pretty good. It's 2-4 hours less than expected from what it says in the manual that it could be using optimus, but it still lasts 4-6 hours, which is plenty for me.
 
  


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