[ubuntu-uk] Asus x52f performance

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 21:35:57 UTC 2011

>> Hi all,
>> I recently bought an Asus X42F laptop computer with a Nehalem Core i3
>> M330 CPU with integrated Intel HD GPU.
>> I'm finding that it works somewhat better under Windows 7 than under
>> Ubuntu. For example:
>> My son play flash games on the Internet. I've seen a bit of graphical
>> corruption on a couple of these (under Chrome).
>> The 'stripy' texture on the iPlayer website background seems to
>> flicker. As daft as it sounds, it's a bit like when someone with a
>> stripy suit went on TV in the olden days ;-)
>> Web browsing in Chrome on Ubuntu feels slower than that on Windows.
>> Intel graphics drivers were detected and installed automatically, and
>> Unity seems to be running properly.
>> Can anyone throw any light on what might be happening here.
> It will most likely be with the GPU: I had similar problems with some Dell
> Vostro 6x00 laptops a few months ago, can't remember the detail now but some
> Intel HD GPUs aren't properly supported as yet (to my knowledge - I was
> using 10.10 and haven't tested 11.04). You'd have to get the model number
> for more specific information.
> s/

I'm using 11.04 64bit.

I believe this is the processor (and the GPU is integrated on the same
chip) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i3_microprocessors#.22Arrandale.22_.2832_nm.29


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