Onboard Graphics making movies lag.

I have a P4 3GHz /w HT on a D865GBF mobo running Windows 7 Home. I went to Intel's site and there no drivers for the onboard video. The motherboard does have an AGP slot.

I was planning on using it as a lame arse media PC, basically just streaming some divx movies from my PC. But when I played a movie it lagged like hell. Maybe like 10 frames / sec or less?

Would it help if I bought an AGP card like a Geforce 6200 256MB ram or something similar? With proper drivers for Windows 7?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Well those onboard graphics aren't very good in the first place. I found this on intel for driver support though. http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=939&DwnldID=7005

    Give it whirl, if it doesn't work then you could try an AGP card, but I wouldn't guarantee that working flawlessly either.
  2. DivX movies generally do not require much to playback. My IBM ThinkPad T40 with a Pentium M 1.5GHz CPU and a Mobility Radeon 7500 with either 32MB or 64MB of VRAM can easily do so.

    If they were MKV movies that used x.264 codec, then that's different.
  3. I didnt think it would be a problem. I havent installed my codec's yet or anything so will give it a bash after I updated my Windows 7. And ill let you know about the drivers. I did install some graphics drivers I downloaded from Intel's site but not sure its the same as the ones hey linked. Will give them a try.

    Full system specs:
    P4 3GHz HT
    D865GBF
    512MB DDR400
    IDE 80GB HDD.
    Onboard GFX 64MB shared.
    Ress - 1024x786 but looking to hook it up to my 36" TV so will be running on HD 1080P
  4. Windows 7 natively supports DivX.

    Maybe it's your player. Try Media Player Classic.
  5. I installed K-lite and its seems its a lot better. Perhaps it was just the video file i was playing that requiered a different codec for better playback. I jsut picked a movie by random to test it.

    I think for the HD TV i might consider buying a very very cheap AGP card second hand but for now its alright.

    Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated <3
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