nvidia acceleration or nvidia + jupiter? any overheating issues caused by this? does the two over stress my laptop?

Asked by Brian Marine on 2012-11-17

i have been using the nvidia current driver and jupiter to manage the performance of my laptop for a while and then used a joli os and only used nvidia to accelerate my performance and only got to 63 C. this is partly because it was on a cd and i couldnt get jupiter for it. but i wanted to know if using jupiter and nvidia was overheating my laptop and if it wasnt or was recommended.

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Are you using JoliOS now?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #2

no i went back into ubuntu, also would using jupiter and nvidia make any performance boost at all? or is using nvidia only be about the same as both?

Does your system have a dual GPU (Intel and Nvidia)?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #4

no i have a dual core intel cpu and nvidia is my gpu
nvidia specs:
Graphics Processor:Quadro NVS 150M
CUDA Cores:8

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #5

in other words i only have one gpu listed in my thermal monitoring program (GPU0)

What is the output of:

sudo dmidecode -t 1; sudo lshw -C display


Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #7

# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
 Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
 Product Name: TECRA M10
 Version: PTMB3U-01001401
 Serial Number: X8079775H
 UUID: 9EC14980-9ECB-11DD-8023-B05D88079775
 Wake-up Type: Power Switch
 SKU Number: 0000000000
 Family: 0000000000

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G86M [Quadro NVS 150M]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:cf00(size=128) memory:fc000000-fc01ffff

ok and the output of:

dpkg -l | grep nvidia


Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #9

ii nvidia-common 1: i386 transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
ii nvidia-current 304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1 i386 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-settings 304.51-0ubuntu2 i386 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

Could try:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Reboot to test

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #11

what will this do?

Give you a later nvidia driver, may help. Its not the super bleeding edge one. Its the stable branch of the xorg guys.

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #13

i already have nvidia current and jupiter, i want to know if using both in max performance mode causes over stress in my laptop and if using both makes my laptop faster or if using just one of them is fine.

Try without jupiter, see how it goes. Then you will know if it is making a difference

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #15

WOW, ok so i used the driver you suggested and my cpu usage using nvidia alone was 2 to 3 % with chromium loaded and idleing, i used jupiter aswell after that and it even got to 0% usage a few times! but i have a few more questions, would it cause any hardware damage, and i think i had another question but i forgot what it was.

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #16

OH i remember my old question, whjy does my cpu suddenly spike in cpu usage at a regular interval then go back down immediatly after

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #17

ok i dont know if it is a regular interval but why does it randomly spike anyway?

What activities are you doing when it happens?
Is there a pattern at all?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #19

i dont recognize any pattern and im only running chromium

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #20

and it happens all on its own

Tried using a different browser, see if the same spikes happen....

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #22