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radical pro-performance changes - to no avail?

2015-05-18, 20:07 PM

Hi everyone

 

I would like to share my experiences with x200 in hope of some support.

 

Have had my x200 for a while. Originally its windows 7 was set to 60hz, 32 million colors, and all the animation available on, with the highest resolution available. 

 

I search for a way to make the machine a bit faster, I reduced all the above to a minimum, i.e. 50hz, 16 million colors, no animations and 1024x768.

 

In spite of the skin now looking prehistoric, I can see no change performance-wise. Worse, the laptop now seems rather sluggish. 


Before I revert to the previous changes, I would like to make sure: is it really that these tweaks do not improve performance? Kind of strange, considering savings to the use of 3 gigs ram and less processing. Maybe now the machine requires some harder restart?

 

 

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Re: radical pro-performance changes - to no avail?

2015-05-19, 1:51 AM
Sorry about talking about 1366X768. I was thinking x220. I doubt you would notice any difference with color depth or refresh rate, but you could run benchmarks. LCD screens always run at the same resolution. If your screen does 1280X800, it means there is a matrix of points that size. It is not like a CRT at all.

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Re: radical pro-performance changes - to no avail?

2015-05-18, 20:37 PM
I would expect that setting the screen to 1024X768 would make it slower. The screens natural resolution is 1366X768 at 60 hz. Anything other than that would require every screen displayed to be converted.

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Re: radical pro-performance changes - to no avail?

2015-05-18, 21:19 PM

Thats a big surprise. Never thought lower resolution and lower frequency could require more resources. I assume the rest of the settings are for the better, right?

 

My lenovo x200's max resolution is less than you wrote - it is 1280x800. I will set it so, then. 

 

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2015-05-19, 1:51 AM
Sorry about talking about 1366X768. I was thinking x220. I doubt you would notice any difference with color depth or refresh rate, but you could run benchmarks. LCD screens always run at the same resolution. If your screen does 1280X800, it means there is a matrix of points that size. It is not like a CRT at all.

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Re: radical pro-performance changes - to no avail?

2015-05-19, 2:26 AM

Following your advice, I have tested the aforementioned settings against

all graphics appearance enhancers were set 

32 million colors.

 

Result? 343 before vs 346.after. 

 

That was really revealing. No reason to set windows 7 to ascetic settings.

 

You have been very helpful, thank you.

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