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ATI x1950pro AGP stream hd?

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August 12, 2009 11:03:09 PM

I have an older ASUS SK8N board with 940 AMD processor (1GB RAM) with a ATI-x1950agp video card. With Windows 7 I have tried everything to get it to play .mkv files without any studder. I have installed everything including codec's from KM123 ver 5.0 and coreavc but no matter what I do I can not get to stream large .mkv files (local or across my gig network). yes I added Gig Ethernet card to see if that would help. Streams standard movies fine. Tried VLC player, PowerDVD.. ect. Need advice..

So if the question is NO I will never be able to then stop troubleshoutting and rebuild it????? Any one know for sure if I should be able to? I really dont want to go back to XP... I would rather rebuild it.

If I rebuild then I dont want a real low cost solution I want something that will play games on my FullHD projector 1900x1280.

Proposed System:
Intel E6300 2.8 Ghz Proc 64Watt 45nm- I dont need virtualization.
G45 mobo.. havent decided which one... thinking Gigabyte
4GB RAM PC 6200 (2x2GB)
and Nvidia 9800 GT or video card that has native HDMI.

If you reply that it wont work then tell me your thoughts on my proposed system.

Thank you for the reply for those who have had ATI x1950's!!

I already have a Thermaltake HTPC case (bach), HD's, Power Supply (650w) ect...

Thanks again!

James
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August 12, 2009 11:14:52 PM

Can't help with th x1950 other then asking to make sure that is has HDCP and does does the screen your hooking it up to.

As for the proposed system I would go with a more powerful card if your playing games in that res. Likely would say go with a gts 250/260. Unless it won't fit in that case being a HTPC case.
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August 13, 2009 12:21:01 AM

Well im not sure about your problem, but if your going to build a new computer with a relatively low price

Go ATI 4770 or ATI 4830, they are cost effective cards, that perform very well OR if your willing to spend around 30$-50$ more then go ATI 4850.

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August 13, 2009 4:21:37 AM

darkvine said:
Can't help with th x1950 other then asking to make sure that is has HDCP and does does the screen your hooking it up to.

As for the proposed system I would go with a more powerful card if your playing games in that res. Likely would say go with a gts 250/260. Unless it won't fit in that case being a HTPC case.


My Mitsubishi HC5000 projector is HDCP and the ATI x1950 is also. Thats why I wondered if anyone else has been able to make this work with no studdering. So... with this feed back I think I will be going to my proposed system. As for video card I think I will get a ATI 4790 which should handle the res. I would rather have nVidia but due to price I think I will try it and return if I dont like it.

Thank you!
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