My laptop is experiencing hard times running games, the frames are constantly freezes and twitches. I decided to have a look at my CPU and GPU memory usage, where I saw disappointingly stats, which led me to question: why more than half of my GPU resources idling?
Laptop: Aspire V3-771 V2.23 CPU: Intel i3-3110M (4) @ 2.400GHz GPU: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
If I understand correctly, GPU should go into full usage and then, if game demands more memory and it comes near to overflow GPU memory it unloads into swap. When I'm playing almost 8-year old steam game I have the following status of my system:
Nvidia X server settings
Total Memory: 4096 MB Total Dedicated Memory: 4039 MB Used Dedicated Memory: 411MB(14%) <-- Not even a half
RAM 1.7GB / 7.3GB SWAP 0GB / 8GB CPU1 96% CPU2 95% CPU3 98% CPU4 94%