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Will it be a problem using old p4 socket 478 to use for hd playback I will be using a gts250 with it just not sure on the cpu last time I tried it was a nogo but that was with agp card. i know its not ideal but I got a ton of 478 rigs laying around.

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What is the freq and the Core Name?

I play HD Video on my Socket 478 CPU

2.8Ghz(Or lower i think)

Edit most Socket 478 CPU's use AGP
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I don;t see why it wouldnt work.Just gather the best parts from all your systems and try it,its not like its costing you anything.
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I don;t see why it wouldnt work.Just gather the best parts from all your systems and try it,its not like its costing you anything.

hehehe not much time to waist on nothing rather gather some thoughts first. But your right I suppose and the later socket 478s had pcie x16 slots I got like four or 5 boards that do also got ALOT of 478 chips thinking 3.4ht is the fastest but not sure gunna try a 2.8 cele first just for heat reasons. thanks for the input. Ill try and remember results......
    
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My WHS serves up HD content with No problem and its a 2.8GHz northwood.
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serves up or plays???
    
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My parents Dell plays with a 3.2GHz Hyperthreaded Prescott CPU, 1GB DDR400 Ram and an FX5200 64MB plays Youtube 720p just fine- 1080p it lags on youtube, but when its downloaded and played on the computer its flawless.
    
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serves up or plays???
lol serves up....
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I had the same exact question a few months ago. So I got a 3.4 HT Prescott, an ASUS P4C800 motherboard, 1GB DDR PC3200 RAM and borrowed a crap PCI video card from a friend. Plays 720p mkv files streamed from the downstairs HTPC without a hitch. Even overclocked to 3.83 it still has a bit of trouble with full screen hulu videos, but I haven't DLed Hulu desktop to this set up yet either (I think Hulu desktop plays much smoother in general).
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was wondering about this too ...check my sig rig...googled it and it seems like my 7600gs can do hdmi...I retired it for now though but it would be nice to know
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