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Don't install GMA 950 driver

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
September 9, 2010 2:05:59 PM

I have ASUS Eee PC 1005HA with GMA 950 Accelerator.

I used to play mkv files with KM Player with my VGA driver installed.
playing 720p HD files was too slow and the sound and video were not simultaneous.

Then I reinstalled my windows and DID NOT install the VGA driver.
once i tried playing a HD video and the result was unbelievable.
it was so smooth and good that I couldn't believe.

Does any body know why? (the video renderer was overlay mixer both times and I'm running on win7 ultimate)

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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 2:42:19 PM

The windows driver was better than the one you installed?
a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 3:32:17 PM

+1 to mhelm1, sometimes windows will install a better driver then what you download from the net.
September 9, 2010 6:52:45 PM

I haven't tested 3d graphics yet, but up to now I'm sure windows 7 driver is better for multimedia uses.

And one point that I forgot to tell you before:

With the original driver for the device, Windows Experience Index Rating showed 2.3 for aero performance,
and now that I didn't install it it shows 2.0
but reality is something quite diffrent.
(3D graphics are same on 3.0)