It doesn’t matter what distro I use (even GhostBSD), I seem to be getting the same laggy performance on my gaming PC, I have an nVidia GTX 260 graphics card (yes I know it is very old and outdated) and 8 GB of RAM. It doesn’t lag when you are using the DE but when you are using web browsers, it lags horribly. I have installed nVidia graphics card drivers and while it does improve the performance significantly it still laggier than Windows 7 without nVidia drivers.
I have changed downgraded and upgraded kernel version and that doesn’t seem to make a difference.
Only Devaun Linux seems to be the only distro that doesn’t lag (I was running in live mode and nVidia drivers were not installed), but I don’t really like it, I rather use Arch-based systems.is there something I can remove, or install or something, what does Devaun Linux have that makes it run fine but not any other distros? I know that Devaun Linux is systemd free but I have tried other distros that are systemd free as well and they still lag so systemd is definitely not the cause of the issue.
The latest Bios version is F6 dated 2009/06/18
If you want to solve your issue the first place to start is to check your Bios version first. Look at what the updates were for. It’s a users choice whether they update or not. Myself i have always updated. The next thing to do is set the Bios settings to default and start there. Read the manual and understand what the Bios settings are for and what they do. Most of the time there are only a few settings that you would be changing if at all. Minor things usually unless you are into overclocking and then it’s another story. I’m not… but i do tweak the settings that are tweak-able without causing instability. You should be using the 340 series Nvidia video drivers. This is where you can start. Check that your system isn’t overheating. Check your memory. These are places to start It’s easy to do a memory test. If you are playing with the power management settings other than the defaults this may cause your issue.
Thanks I will have a look into it but I first want to try to add a boot flag as suggested by @d5h2k5x0Cj65Fdy. Where do I add the boot flag, is it the root partition, I don’t have a boot partition so do I add it to the root partition?
Is the BIOS version older then F6, you should flash. The BIOS files of the GA-EP35-DS3P (rev. 2.1) are Windows self-extracting executables. On Linux you have to extract manually. The file EP35DS3P.F6 is the BIOS binary.