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I am running Windows 7 with 3 gigs of ram
My processor is a AMD anthlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHZ
My video card is NVIDIAGeForce 6150

All up to date drivers.

When I play 1080p mkv files my machine stutters every few seconds and is pretty random, it's not like every 2-3 seconds. It may work for a few seconds then it may work for 30 seconds.

Is my rig strong enough to play 1080p?

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1. check that you have hardware acceleration turned on in VLC
2. nvidia has acknowledged a stuttering issue with mkv's and their latest drivers. the problem is supposedly fixed in the ones coming this month
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2. nvidia has acknowledged a stuttering issue with mkv's and their latest drivers. the problem is supposedly fixed in the ones coming this month

would you please provide a link to this information?

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I am running Windows 7 with 3 gigs of ram
My processor is a AMD anthlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHZ
My video card is NVIDIAGeForce 6150

All up to date drivers.

When I play 1080p mkv files my machine stutters every few seconds and is pretty random, it's not like every 2-3 seconds. It may work for a few seconds then it may work for 30 seconds.

Is my rig strong enough to play 1080p?

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Is it strong enough ? ... not really. You will need every tweak you can find to get it stable 1080p (hardware acceleration, etc.) if you can get it at all.

The AMD anthlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHZ is about 30% slower than say an Intel Core2 Duo e6600 2.4ghz (that's a big difference).

If the NVIDIAGeForce 6150 is an on-board "card" (really just a circuit) it is using system memory for RAM. That RAM is very slow compared to DDR4 and DDR5 RAM you find on dedicated cards.

If you want to stay with that hardware, just drop down to 720p (something around 1365x768 16:9 Widescreen) and see how that works. It will still look good.

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would you please provide a link to this information?

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...post&p=1354057
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Is my rig strong enough to play 1080p?

No, it's not. The major factor is the Nvidia on-board graphics. I used to have an setup using this exact same CPU and graphics card. I had to get a discrete video card to get 1080p playback (a Radeon 2400pro back then). The CPU isn't going to be strong enough to do the decoding by itself, so you need that DXVA assistance that a discrete video card can give you.
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The gf6150 does the old style H.264 MC acceleration.

VLC, MPC-HC don't support HA with that GPU.

The video decoding is done solely on the CPU.
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Thanks for the input guys. 720p works fine, its when I rip to 1080p mkv I get stutter.

Is an easy fix getting a stronger graphics card? I have an old 8600 GT laying around would that work?

Instead of going the graphics card route, should I just upgrade to an i3 2nd gen and be done with it? This computer is stricly for video playback.
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Thanks for the input guys. 720p works fine, its when I rip to 1080p mkv I get stutter.

Is an easy fix getting a stronger graphics card? I have an old 8600 GT laying around would that work?

Instead of going the graphics card route, should I just upgrade to an i3 2nd gen and be done with it? This computer is stricly for video playback.

The 8600GT should be ok for 1080p playback. I would try it and see if it works before investing in a whole new setup.
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I have had that chip and an 8600gt for years in my HTCP and had no stutter on 1080p MKV movies on XP.............up dated to win7 32bit and got the same stutter you have. I just left xp on her.
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Is an easy fix getting a stronger graphics card? I have an old 8600 GT laying around would that work?

I think you might be interested in this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post21503596

So, your CPU should be fine. Try XBMC. It's real easy to setup.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...MC_for_Windows

If that old nVidia card won't cut it ... you can get something like a PCIe ATI-AMD 5450 card for about $40 at the Egg.

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If that old nVidia card won't cut it ... you can get something like a PCIe ATI-AMD 5450 card for about $40 at the Egg.

Heh that is a severely "off deal" price. I wouldn't pay more than $25. Hell to put things in perspective I paid $30 AR for my 5450 and it came with a mATX Biostar motherboard as a combo deal (yes $30 total).
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Heh that is a severely "off deal" price. I wouldn't pay more than $25. Hell to put things in perspective I paid $30 AR for my 5450 and it came with a mATX Biostar motherboard as a combo deal (yes $30 total).

Ya, I try to be conservative when quoting prices. That way, they don't feel ripped-off if they don't fall into a deal. Plus, I like to buy nice cards like XFX because I know they will "just work"... but even XFX is running some nice rebates right now.

I'm not sure what country they are in ... I don't think everyone can shop at the Egg.

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