Some games play slow and sluggish on this computer/notebook.
The video card that came with the Acer Aspire 5745PG notebook bought at Best Buy or TigerDirect in Canada is a Nvidia Geforce GT 330M with 1GB of ram.
CPUz64 shows that the core speed of this video card is only running at 135Mz.
Changing the core speed of the video card is usually done through the BIOS. The System BIOS is v1.09 and doesn't offer the end-user a way to change the core speed of this Nvidia Geforce GT 330M video card.
This dedicated video card is described in the BIOS Information Tab only as nVidia N11P-GE1 VER70. 16. 4D. 00. 09 not as a Nvidia Geforce GT 330M.
This BIOS that came with this notebook is v1.09 of InsydeH2O Setup Utility and it only has the following tabs:
Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
There are no Advanced tabs under any of the headings. There is no way
with the given BIOS to change the Core Speed of the 330M video card.
What is the Maximum Core Speed of this nVidia Geforce GT 330m noted only in the BIOS as the nVidia N11P-GE1?
How can I change the core speed to something high than it is currently running (135MHz.)?
The nVidia or AMD website is not the place to get the answers I am looking for. They list only the core speeds of dedicated video cards for desktop units. And suggest to check with the manufacturer of the notebooks for the Core Speed of the variation of Geforce GT 330M video card they put in their notebooks. The manufacturer of the notebook is Acer, but try and get a viable response from their tech. support idots.
I did a search through Google for N11P-GE1 and found this page:
This page lists the Core Speed as being 575MHz, but there is a * Behind Core Speed, Shader Speed and Memory Speed. But there is no explaination given for the * means. At the top of table, the last lines of text are:
"A low power version of the GT 330M is also available for laptop manufacturers featuring a minimal slower clock rate and less power consumption (Codename N11P-LP)."
I tried to contact Acer Support many times with the questions but have yet received a straight viable answer from them.... One idot also sent me this link:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt_330m_us.html which I stated above only deals with dedicated video cards in Desktop units not Laptops.