Re: Upgrading processor on a A7V266 Board
- From: "Hot Rats" <dewijunk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 10:12:25 +0000 (UTC)
"Paul" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> In article <dbnl7n$pm5$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Hot Rats"
> <dewijunk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > Please post more of your specs before I continue. RAM type and size,
> > HDD
> > > you have just bought, graphics card, etc. It may be less expensive
> > you
> > > think to get a new motherboard, as you do not sound like you need
> > > edge performance.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Tony.
> > >
> > >
> > Hi Tony, thanks a lot for the reply, it's a big help.
> > Here are some of my specs:
> > I had 512mb of generic RAM, but I just added a Kingston 1024MB DDR266
> > Cl25 memory Module, because I thought the capturing problems I was
> > were down to insufficient RAM.
> > I just added this HDD purely for capturing video - Seagate ST3120026A
> > 7200rpm 8mb Cache Barracuda 7200.7 Plus
> > My graphics card is a 9200 Radeon, 128MB.
> > I've only just bought the extra RAM and HDD so funds are a bit low. But
> > looks like I'll have to keep spending. I must admit I don't fancy
> > the m/b as I've never done that. Plus my PC works at the moment, which
> > might not do if I start mucking about with its innards! The PC works
> > for my other uses (games etc) but I'm really disappointed I can't use it
> > the DVD capturing, I suppose I was expecting too much from my old gear.
> > Anyway, I'd be interested in your advice.
> > Dewi
> Could you describe your capturing problems ? Are you dropping
> frames, or is capture stopped dead in its tracks by some kind of
> error ? If there is an error message, what is the exact text of
> the error message ?
> What interface are you using to capture video ?
> In terms of a disk to use for recording video, the one with the
> fewest issues, will be a disk drive connected to the Southbridge.
> Some RAID chips, for example, are not good destination devices
> for video capture, due to driver issues.
I'm using the Pinnacle AV/DV capture card which was supplied with Pinnacle
Studio 9. I can't find many specs on the card or the blue breakout box that
comes with it but they should be able to cope with capturing DVD.
I just discovered that my CPU had been running at 1045mhz instead of
1400mhz. I changed this in the bios and I can now capture a longer piece of
video before it starts to drops frames. But sure, enough after been fine
for half a minute or so it drops frames, and the resulting mpeg is useless.
The quality of what it captured is fine except it's jumpy due to the dropped
I'm going to make sure my m/b bios is up to date and I can't think of much
else to be honest.
All comments welcome!
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