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Old 06-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Would a new video card fix my slow java?

Hello. I'm running Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup with windows xp. I have a 2 GHz processor and 1.3 GB of RAM. For video, I have an on-board Intel graphics controller: 82845G/GL. The problem I'm experiencing is mediocre performance on java applications (namely, pogo games).

Could I see a performance improvement if I bought a NVidia Graphics Card? I've heard that they work well with Linux. I've been told that the main reason for my sluggishness is probably a misconfigured graphics controller, which is a common problem with Intel graphics controllers.
Old 06-13-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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You'd see an improvement were you to not play java games; do some looking into the java platform and implementation, that should give you some insight why.

But graphics card? No; its not a graphics issue, its a java issue


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