I have laptop with nvidia 8200M G.In BIOS setting I can adjust the aperture size from 64 MB to 512 MB.This change reflects as increase in the available RAM. Considering that I don't play ANY games as of now :( my concerns are 1)Is graphics card used for Movie Playback?(or anything other than Games for that matter)If yes, which codecs and where is the settings for it? 2)Would reduced aperture reduce power consumption,heat dissipation?
I am getting atleast more RAM to use so, Overall is there any benefit in reducing the aperture size in BIOS? I am particularly interested from power consumption point of view as laptop has very limited battery life.
I dual boot with Vista SP1 and Ubuntu 9.04.
Laptop configuration: Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM
I would appreciate any links regarding this also if there are any benchmarking tools,please let me know
Thanks in advance