Originally Posted by mrted46
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?
Using Vlan player
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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