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Asking as I have a XP 64bit that's basically done nothing in the ~6 years I've had it and I might as well use it for something since I've got a 32 inch Bravia. biggrin.gif

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Can use integrated audio or put in a SB Live

If it's too much hassle to use 64-bit XP for this I can always use Linux, but I'd prefer Windows as I'm more used to that OS.
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Why not mate , it should be fine.
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XP 64 bit is horrible isn't it? It seemed pretty bad the last time I used it.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott1541 View Post

XP 64 bit is horrible isn't it? It seemed pretty bad the last time I used it.

It's worked just as well as standard 32-bit XP on most setups, at least since about early 2006, unless you have some obscure hardware.

I don't see anything in the OP's system that wouldn't work fine.
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post

Can use integrated audio or put in a SB Live

Integrated is probably just as good or better for this use. The SB Live! is really old.

However, you shouldn't need either as the HD 4350 should have digital audio over HDMI, without the need for any other audio device.
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However, you shouldn't need either as the HD 4350 should have digital audio over HDMI, without the need for any other audio device.

Right, thanks for the reminder. smile.gif

Ok, will just need to look up all the codecs I'll need to install for playback and off I go. biggrin.gif
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Or.... Linux and you can use all those shiny 64-bits for free!
Try xbmcbuntu (http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/XBMCbuntu/)
Or install xbmc onto mythbuntu if you want to record live tv too (http://www.mythbuntu.org/).
 
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He probably already has 64bit purchased. I'd say there shouldn't be anything wrong, if i was gonna go linux i'd see if there is some XBMC based distro.
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He probably already has 64bit purchased. I'd say there shouldn't be anything wrong, if i was gonna go linux i'd see if there is some XBMC based distro.

yeah. I got XP pro way back on a student offer, and to my surprise, it came with XP 64-bit as a kind of bonus. Go figure.
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Quote:
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He probably already has 64bit purchased. I'd say there shouldn't be anything wrong, if i was gonna go linux i'd see if there is some XBMC based distro.
XP 64-bit was a bit odd- based on windows server 2005 if I remember correctly so it was a completely different beast to the standard 32-bit XP. Don't know how much longer you'll get security updates for it either

I linked to the xbmc distro above (XBMCbuntu its called)
 
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Also, in the 6+ years I've been running media pcs with Linux, I've never found anything XBMC won't play. You can of course run XBMC on windows too and I'd highly recommend it if you go down that route
 
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Intel Core i7 3820 P9X79 PRO Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Samsung  Corsair Force 3 Samsung BD-ROM drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Full Copper block Phobia 150mm silver nickel reservior EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator 12x Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans on rads 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK D5 Vario X-top EK D5 Vario X-top Win 7 Pro x64 Dell U2713H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ECGA SUperNova G2 1300W Caselabs TH10 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer eXactMat NI Komplete Audio NAD C320 Stereo Amplifier 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 d0 Asus rampage ii gene Asus GTX 480 Corsair xms3 ddr3 2000 c9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung 2.5" notebook drive Samsung DVD-R drive Noctua 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua 120 Noctua 140 Noctua 140 Win7 x64 pro 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Mythbuntu 12.04.1 Panasonic 46" Plasma HDTV Apple Aluminium Keyboard  corsair hx650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Fractal R1 Apple Mighty Mouse Sony STR-DH800 Amp via HDMI in 5.0 speaker conf... Mordaunt Short 905 Centre, 902 front and 904 re... 
Other
Xbox wireless controller dongle 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 quad q6600 Asus P5K-E XFX 9800 GT Geil DDR2 4x1GB @ 1066 MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Baraccuda Samsung HDD Seagate Baraccuda WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Baraccuda Samsung DVD-RW Thermalright CPU cooler Mythbuntu 12.04.1 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Corsair 450W PSU Antec 300 WinTV Nova HD-S2 WinTV Nova-T PCI 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 P9X79 PRO Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Samsung  Corsair Force 3 Samsung BD-ROM drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Full Copper block Phobia 150mm silver nickel reservior EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator 12x Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans on rads 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK D5 Vario X-top EK D5 Vario X-top Win 7 Pro x64 Dell U2713H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ECGA SUperNova G2 1300W Caselabs TH10 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer eXactMat NI Komplete Audio NAD C320 Stereo Amplifier 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 d0 Asus rampage ii gene Asus GTX 480 Corsair xms3 ddr3 2000 c9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung 2.5" notebook drive Samsung DVD-R drive Noctua 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua 120 Noctua 140 Noctua 140 Win7 x64 pro 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Mythbuntu 12.04.1 Panasonic 46" Plasma HDTV Apple Aluminium Keyboard  corsair hx650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Fractal R1 Apple Mighty Mouse Sony STR-DH800 Amp via HDMI in 5.0 speaker conf... Mordaunt Short 905 Centre, 902 front and 904 re... 
Other
Xbox wireless controller dongle 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 quad q6600 Asus P5K-E XFX 9800 GT Geil DDR2 4x1GB @ 1066 MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Baraccuda Samsung HDD Seagate Baraccuda WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Baraccuda Samsung DVD-RW Thermalright CPU cooler Mythbuntu 12.04.1 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Corsair 450W PSU Antec 300 WinTV Nova HD-S2 WinTV Nova-T PCI 
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