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GT 520 to weak to play *.mkv files with VLC player

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Hi all,

My father bought a new Sony 40" TV and he wants to watch high quality movies on the TV. He only has an old PC to use as "HTPC", it had a Pentium 4 w/ HT @ 2.93GHz and an X1650 PRO in it. I decided to buy a GT 520 today for his PC though (since it has HDMI 1.4a). After installing the card and playing a few mkv files with VLC player (GPU acceleration enabled) I noticed that some movies would stutter pretty bad while others played just fine. I did look at the GPU load, and in cases the movie played fine the GPU was around ~75% load while during stuttering it was ~93% load.

Is this card really to weak to play mkv files let alone 3D movies?
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Sadly, yes to weak, playing videos on a GPU that is using over 50% usage and it will likely overheat and die in a short time. Odd though, GF uses a 210GT and it plays HD movies fine @ 1080p.
    
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Sadly, yes to weak, playing videos on a GPU that is using over 50% usage and it will likely overheat and die in a short time. Odd though, GF uses a 210GT and it plays HD movies fine @ 1080p.

It stays pretty cool (57*C) and it's passive too. I thought even a weak ION chipset (underclocked GF9300) could play 1080p mkv's
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Strange, my mobile GT 520 plays 1080p just fine.
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Strange, my mobile GT 520 plays 1080p just fine.

What video player do you use and which settings?

I even attempted to overclock the card (man I felt like a total geek in front of my dad tongue.gif). I got 1080MHz on the core and 780MHz on the memory, it played a bit better but it's really not good.
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do you have the latest Drivers installed ? also directx Update ?
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do you have the latest Drivers installed ? also directx Update ?

Hmm, I didn't update DirectX yet. I do have the latest drivers though. I'm going to test that too, thanks smile.gif
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Try updating DirectX and the drivers. Also, there's an option to use GPU acceleration in VLC player, make sure it's activated. Get the latest version of VLC too.
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I'm pretty sure it would run smooth on Media Player Classic Home Cinema with DXVA enabled.
   
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Try updating DirectX and the drivers. Also, there's an option to use GPU acceleration in VLC player, make sure it's activated. Get the latest version of VLC too.

I made sure to enable GPU acceleration since I got those high GPU usages. The Pentium 4 couldn't handle crap tongue.gif
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I'm pretty sure it would run smooth on Media Player Classic Home Cinema with DXVA enabled.

Will try this too, thanks wink.gif
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