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Old 12-06-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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how much ram to put in xorg.conf for nvidia nforce 430

I just got a new PC with Nvidia nforce 430 graphics built in.Driver installed and the card is working.I was wondering how much ram should I give the card in the xorg.conf file and any other tips for enhancing performance.Glxgears give approx 1901 FPS.I have added "Load Dri" to xorg.I cant think of anything else.Kids are complaining that Second Life is running slow.Please help.Cheers.
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Might help posting contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
When adding memory for the video is a bios thing. Nothing to do with Xorg.

Old 12-07-2007, 02:32 AM   #3
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# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

# ***************************************************************
This is the part of xorg.conf that contains what appears to be a setting for the video ram.
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AFAIK, that 'video ram' is only needed when you're using an on-board video card, so you set that amount that the system will use from the 'physical' memory to be used for video. If you have 512 of ram and 32 of video, the amount of ram you can use will be 480 MB.

You're not using an on-board video card (correct me if I'm wrong), so you don't need to specify that video ram because your card (either PCI or AGP) have its own memory.



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