Netbooks are great, but most of them aren’t exactly speedy in the graphics department. If you would like to boost the speed of your netbook’s graphics performance, and have a netbook with the very common Intel 945 chipset, you can use a tool to do exactly that.
While it might not bring the speed of the upcoming Ion based netbooks, the GMABooster application can boost the clock speed from the standard 133MHz / 166MHz to the full 400MHz mark as found on standard laptops.
If you have a netbook featuring any of the 945GM/GME/GMS/GSE or 943/940GML/GU Express chipsets, which is basically the ULV version of the Intel 945 chipset, you can use this tool to increase the graphics performance.
UMPC Portal gave the tool a try on Sony VAIO UX180 and HP Mini 1000, and gained about a 22% performance increase.
The GMA graphics are underclocked as standard to save battery life, so the application simply sends an instruction set to the chipset to restore the clockspeed to the standard speed it was designed for, with out changing any voltage levels. Via UMPC Portal.