|09 May 2009||#1|
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Experience with Win 7 and Intel Graphics = Awesome!
I just wanted to post about my experience with windows 7 on my laptop....
My Laptop specs are the following:
Acer Aspire 2930
Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 cpu @ 2.00GHZ and 2MB L2 cache
4GB of DDR2 RAM @ 800mhz
Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics Core
I installed the RC version of Windows 7 32bit found on Microsoft's site and updated all the drivers ( Chipset, Sata controler, sound, video)
I updated the graphics driver from windows update -
And after all was installed - I couldn't believe how fast windows 7 was!!!
I mean, i downloaded a HD video encoded in H.264 and played it back in Windows Media Player 12 - and the cpu usage was around 4-5% average during video playback?!?! I couldn't believe that , especially with the intergrated graphics from Intel!!!
Wow, i thought Intel graphics were very bad - but after my expereince with windows 7 - I may totally wrong!
Please note, I do not do any gaming - and intel graphics just wont cut it for gaming - but for video playback and everyday stuff - Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics just work with windows 7 !
I'm just VERY pleased that my notebook acutally works better - SO much better when it comes to media playback! And HD video playback with very low cpu usage - was just unbelievalbe - with these Intel Graphics! (I didnt think it was ever going to happen/was possible)
What do you think?
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|18 May 2009||#2|
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i have compaq CQ20-317TU with T6400 processor and the same graphic card as yours. i just installed windows 7 build 7100 and i got 4.9 mark on graphics performance index. thats a LEAP from 3.1 mark i got with vista..
but when i tried to connect it to samsung 32" LCD, i cant find the way to set the resolution to 1366x768 as samsung recommends me, so i tried to install graphic driver to standard latest compaq driver i installed in vista previously, in order to get the resolution settings back via graphic card control panel.
but the performance index drops to 3.1 again.
i searched online everywhere and can not find the latest graphic cards packed with the 7100 installation. now i am trying to reinstall the windows back.
do you have any solution to have flexible settings in my display resolution instead of fixed resolution settings the control panel gave to us?
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