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Thread: Nvidia Graphic Driver

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    Nvidia Graphic Driver

    Greetings.
    The Graphic card I have on this laptop is Nvidia 7900GS, now I am currently using the Nvidia Proprietary Driver that I installed when first installed Ubuntu. I have installed wine and World of Warcraft and it seems to be running smoothly buy I am just wondering would there be any performance increase if I installed the drivers from Nvidia's site?, or is that the same as what I currently have.

    Many Thanks

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    Re: Nvidia Graphic Driver

    If you have nvidia-settings installed you can open that-I forget where that is but you can type it in a terminal too. When it opens you will see what version of the driver you have.
    If you do install the driver manually you will need to re-install with every kernel update.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Re: Nvidia Graphic Driver

    The drivers on the nvidia site are slightly newer but, I don't think you will see any difference in performance on a 7 series card. If the default Ubuntu drivers work for you, I highly recommend staying with those drivers as it's much easier to maintain them.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Nvidia Graphic Driver

    Thanks for answering guys, I think for now since I am still learning I will stick with the drivers i have since if there is not going to be significant improvement, afterall If it's not broken don't fix it.
    Thanks.

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