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Dreizehn Dreizehn is offline
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Default "Write-combining" - 12-12-2008, 11:01 AM

So I was messing around in my graphics settings on my mini, and I came across this "Write-Combining." I'd tell you how to get there, but all my OSs are in German. It's found at the "Hardware Acceleration" page of advanced options of the desktop settings.

First, I wanted to know what it was, so I looked at wikipedia:
Write combining (WC) is a computer bus technique for allowing data to be combined and temporarily stored in a buffer -- the write combine buffer (WCB) -- to be released together later in burst mode instead of writing (immediately) as single bits or small chunks.

I guess my question is is these should be activated or not, as it seems we don't have the fastest processor. (More thinking means more delays).

Mini 9, 16GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Win7100, Bluetooth, 1.3MP, 8GB SDHC, German, No built in WWAN
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Shadow7789 Shadow7789 is offline
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Default Re: "Write-combining" - 12-12-2008, 09:08 PM

Yes, you should leave it on. It is intended to increase the performance you get you out of your graphics card. The only real reason you should disable it is if you have some kind of graphics corruption.

EDIT: Should also be noted that the CPU usage of Write Combing is minimal.

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