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Re: Core 2 Startup anomoly.....



On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 17:24, Paul Duffy wrote:
> On Thursday 17 Jun 2004 17:18, Dave Jones wrote:
> > It's harmless. The driver doesn't know how to handle that chipset,
> > so you'll not get any accelerated 3d.  This warning has been quietened
> > in my agpgart tree, but Linus hasn't taken those patches yet.
> 
> That's not strictly true; the card may be supported but the northbridge chip 
> isn't so while all the graphics card functions may be accessable the data 
> transfer to and from the card will be slowed horrendously by the AGP slot 
> acting as a normal PCI slot.

AGP GART functionality is only used for transferring textures between
the card & main memory. That's it.  You shouldn't be able to measure
any difference at all with the agpgart module loaded or not on a chipset
that supports it.

	Dave




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