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    Best Video Card

    What is the best video card to use in Ubuntu 10.10? My Geforce 9600 works OK, but when I play movies or click and drag windows around I get this choppy effect that I don't get with Windows. I've updated to the proprietary driver, but that doesn't make it go away. It's not a big deal, just an annoyance. I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I like the 10.10 version very much. I just wondered if there was a card out there that Ubuntu experts could suggest for me. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Best Video Card

    You have installed the nVidia drivers for the 9600, right?

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    Yes I have.

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    Re: Best Video Card

    Using VDPAU (nvidia hardware video decoding) should help with movies, lots of the media players support VDPAU, but it wont make a difference on the desktop.

    What other hardware are you running? (CPU, RAM, etc)

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    Re: Best Video Card

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Memory
    250 gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 HD
    EVGA 768-P3-N968-TR GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card

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    Well, that shouldnt be laging at all. Nothing wrong with that hardware specifications at all.

    You could try turning of compiz.

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    Re: Best Video Card

    What is compiz and where do I find it?

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    Compiz is desktop effects....and, er, sorry, I have no idea where you turn it off. I never use it, and I only touch gnome (standard ubuntu desktop) once in very long while.

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    Re: Best Video Card

    OK. Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Re: Best Video Card

    turn it off by right clicking on desktop, click on "change desktop backround" click on "visual effecs" tab and then click on "none"

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