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motulist
Jun 4, 2005, 10:11 PM
I have NOT really tested this at all yet, but I'm excited about it, so I'm passing along my VERY preliminary report. At macbytes.com I found this software way to accelerate your graphics card...

http://thomas.perrier.name/software/ATIcceleratorII.html

which I thought was very cool, but when I was playing around with it, just for fun I DEcelerated the graphics card quite a bit (-64% gpu and -64% mem) until right before video glitches were apparent, and I noticed my remaining battery life counter in the menu kept creeping up extra minute by extra minute, and is continuing to do so as I speak! Could this really be true? Or is it just a reporting error? I don't know yet, but it seems plausible that it is a true effect. Try it and see for yourself! And report back if you have the same results.

mkrishnan
Jun 4, 2005, 10:23 PM
Wow, this is a really creative idea...keep us updated, my guinea pig friend! :D

Patmian212
Jun 5, 2005, 06:41 AM
I overclocked the rage pro 128 16mb by 15% processor and 10% memory, I get a much smoother expose experiance and I will test it with games later on. I dont dare overclock my ibook because I am worried about over heating but I will underclock it on airplane trips to get better battery life.