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Happiest of Holidays all!

I have this as my HTPC system:
Shuttle XPC SB65G2
With:
P4 3.2Ghz
2x1GB DDR 3200 (400Mhz)
9700 pro AGP 128MB
Diamond HD 600 PCI-E
Black IDE DVD ROM (not a burner)
1TB Drive (can't remember exact, too lazy to go look )

It's connected to the TV via VGA cable, not DVI/HDMI, and sound is split using the adapter out of the TV tuner kit.

I have an Ovevia 37" LCD, 1080i. DVD and streaming full-screen video, even at the next lower resolution (something x 768, sorry can't remember and already turned it off) is unwatchably choppy. I can however play live TV through the TV tuner smoothly.

I'm guessing it's the venerable 9700pro, but I wanted to see if perhaps there was something else I was missing? Thanks all!
~jd
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post #2 of 7
The GPU and CPU may not be up to the task of streaming it.

Have you updated your Flash and your GPU drivers?
post #3 of 7
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Yep, I just went through and made sure everything was up to date. I guess I'll use my older 775 stuff to rebuild. Thanks Angmaar!
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What is it that you are trying to play? I would think anything that wasn't high definition should be able to play fine.
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post #5 of 7
I would check out performance monitor and see if your CPU is maxing out during DVD playback.

What program are you using to watch the DVD?

I don't recall--are any programs available to monitor the performance of the 9700pro? It's been a long time since I've even contemplated how to use one of those old bad boys...
    
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That old GPU does not do video acceleration so all processing has to be done by the CPU. Like guyladouche said, is your CPU utilization over 90% during playback?

If so, an upgrade to a modern PCI video card would help. Being such an old chipset, I doubt it supports Core 2 CPUs.
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Thanks everyone! Moot point now though I do believe my archaic 9700pro has finally died.

Unfortunately, I didn't see the replies until after the card had died. I figured it was the old tech causing the issues, and I couldn't say if it was hogging the cpu cycles or not. I tried 720p streaming video, and that was choppy. I used MS WMC or player for the DVD.

So, unless someone has an old 2600 pro/xt or 3450/3650 for cheap, I'll dig out my old 775 parts and make a newer htpc. Bummed about that a bit, b/c I have to get a case, mobo, psu AND gpu (which might even cost me less than a new AGP GPU!) But, I'll get to put another rig together!
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