Nvidia Optimus = Jagged video
k4emic 
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Posted 10/16/10 , edited 10/16/10
Disclaimer: This is by no means a CR-specific issue. I'm simply being optimistic and hoping that someone has been through this before me.

For my final semester I recently bought an ASUS N82JV notebbok, this notebook comes with nvidia optimus built-in.

Watching Squid Girl a few hours ago, I noticed that the video was jagged. Finding this unacceptable and learning that this had become a general problem for all flash videos, I started played around with some various settings.

After some trial and error, I finally came to the conclusion that whenever I turned on Hardware Acceleration in the Flash Player settings, the nvidia GPU would take over and render the previously mentioned jagged video. When deactivating the Hardware Acceleration setting again, the low-end onboard intel GPU would render the video correctly.

I've tried doing the mighty dance o' google, but I haven't found anything useful apart from a page in the Adobe Flash Player documentation.

If I have display problems with Flash Player, what should I do?
If you have display problems with Flash Player, such as poor picture quality or slow display times, deselect Enable Hardware Acceleration in the Display panel. This should eliminate hardware or driver compatibility problems with Flash Player. Flash Player then uses software to scale and display the content.


To me, this boils down to two options. One being something in the nvidia driver/software being broke and the other being me having flipped some bizarre switch and turning the knob of doom deep under the hood in the control panel for video playback settings (Yes, I tried restoring to default settings for he GPU and flash - no luck.). Both options are very likely to be the issue.

I'd love to simply use the onboard GPU for flash video playback and let the nvidia GPU burn elsewhere, but the truth is that the intel GPUis having a touch time keeping up with the 720p resolution.

Has anyone experienced something similar or maybe even resolved this issue?

All sane suggestions are welcomed.
Ronin
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Posted 10/20/10
I would suggest:

If that doesn't help, your Graphics Card may be defective.
k4emic 
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Posted 11/6/10 , edited 11/13/10
After poking around for a solution, I found that this driver solved my issue.

Edit: And after more poking, a friendly soul provided me with a solution: http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/531780-asus-n82jv-messes-up-edges-fullscreen-flash.html
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