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richard.willacy

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got this computer with windows xp sp2 but got no graphices card,does a graphices card make all the diverences with colour and picture,because i have
this skystar2 cardand the picture is not bad but could be better every now and a gain the picture does frezzzes up,in its mpeg2 status its brilliant but when i
use the mpeg2 converta its not good in fact its bloody awfull and not to
metion how long it takes to convert it took me 5 hours to just to convert one film from mpeg2 to ts files and the first dvd i did was good but the second was crap,lets put it this way a graphices card cant do any harm,has anybody know what im on about my apoligies for any rong sayings
 

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The graphic card will have nothing to do with how long a file takes to be converted from one format to another, but it may help with the video from your SS2, I have had no problems with my onboard graphics adaptor though, seems to work well with the SS2. :)
 

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Rolf right its your processor and your memory that handles video conversion plus hard drive speed obviously for storing it.....:-mamster
 

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ooops forgot to say use xoom my dvd creator or just use that thing with windows errrmmm whats it callled...lol...showbiz thats what i meant those quite quick allthough 99% of programs take the length of the film to convert....
 

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Still there is some help if the videocard is in an AGP slot and if it has it´s own videoprocessor

So a good videocard should help, at least somewhat even if it doesn´t make miracles

ANd it will speed up normal computer work as well
 

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this what my pc has got if it helps.
processor celeron cpu 2.00 ghz
maxtor 80gb
224 mb ram
256 memory
asuse p4 mother board
ac97 audio
windows xp home sp2
multi dvd rom convert all format
dont have single graphices board but its all on the same mother board
now just been on 13 east on cinemax and the picture is ok if thay stay still but
when thay move there image goes funny bit like slow motion for just a bit then
its ok.what settings should i have on my skystar2 card
 

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Your computer is struggling Richard.
You need a graphics card (best you can afford) and some more memory (another 256Mb should help.)
Your processor is right on the edge of being any use with an SS2 so you need to help it with the above things.


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thanks for the good thread you have just made it all makes sence now i shall
get the new graphices board and memory this weekend thanks richard how
do i know what memory i need and what size where to look for my memory and
does it mater what memory i select mine is memory 256 mb
 

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just dug out my users manual and it opend my yeys to lots off things that i did
not know heres what i have
dis 651 chipset
p4 titan seriers motherboard
form factor,24.4cm x21.5cm atx size form factor,4 layers pcb
cpu socket 478 for intel,micro fc-pga2,pentium 4 proccessor
support intel pentium 4northwood,0.13um processor
support intel pentium 4 processor with ht technology
intel pentium 4 400/533mhz fsb
2ndcache depends on cpu
chipset sis 651 host/memory controller
sis 962l mutiol media i/o
memory 2 184-pin ddr socket
support ddr333/ddr266/200
supports up to 2 un-buffer dimm ddr333
supports up to un-buffer double-sided dimm ddr266/200
supports upto 2gb(max)
supports only 2.5v ddr dimm
i/o control w83697hf
slots 1 universal agp slot (2x/4x) device support
3 pci slot supports 33mhz&pci2.2 compliant
on board ide2 ide bus master(udma33/ata100/ata 133)ide
ports for upto 4 atapi devices
supports pio mode3,4 (udma33/ata66/ata100/ata133
ide& atapi cd-rom
on board peripherals 1 floppy port supports 2fdd with 360k, 720k,1.2m
1.442.88m bytes
1 parallel port suppots normal/ep/ecp mode
1seriel port(coma),1 vga port,comb on board
6 usb 2.0/1 (2x rear,4xfront by cable)
1 front audio conector
1 irda connector for ir
on board sound realtek alc650 codec
line out /2 front speakers
line in /2 rear speakers (by s/w switch
mic in /centre & subwoofer(by s/w switch)
spdif out /spdif in
cd_in game port
on board lan build in rtl8101l chipset
onboard vga buid in sis651chipset
ps/2 connectors 2mbit flsh rom supports q_flsh
and that all my pc
 

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There you are then :) 256Mb of DDR.


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do you know of good computer shop and not p world or com@t or cur@@ys
to which i can pay by credit card im going to get new graphices card and 256 mb ddr memory from any good shops or websites and what graphices card should i go for
 

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Not in your area no.
Just get the best you can afford, you can always move it to a new machine when you get one then.
 

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just orded my new graphices card its redeon 9250l with pvi does this mean its a good one and will it be of any good in the future,at the moment i have this 17
inch telly like screen bit old but it works and what im thinking is that this pvi
works with high def tv digital tv,and i have also got some new memory 256 mb
ddr it cost me £52 inclued postage not bad for shoping on the internet my first
time A, if i put in the new graphices board into the pc stack will every thing work with the new card
 

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Be careful when fitting the components.
leave the computer plugged in but not switched on.
get a thin piece of wire and attach one bare end to the chassis and the other bare end to your little finger at all times.

Then when you have put it back together, run the setup CD that comes with the card.



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why is that that you have to fix a bit of wire to your finger is it somthing to do with body electric but thanks for this little bit off good advice thanks very much
richard and another thing is can i record from spice platnum on 13e
 

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It is so if you pick up any static from the carpet or wherever it goes down to earth via the mains lead you left in, and doesn't discharge across the components on the motherboard.


Yes you can .
 

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its somtime ago that i said that i orded new graphices card and ddr333
memmory,well 5 days has passed and still no parts anyway this morning i sent
this email to the shop where i have bought and orderd my new graphices
card from,well if it could not get any worst it just got a lot worst when the pc
shop got back to say that the parts had been sent out to a diverent address
not mine so i said you have sent the parts out to rong address this guy went
very quiet and i went bloody mentill anyway after about 10 minuets the manager
rang me back to say that i could not have my parts till the stuff thay had sent
out came back,i said this is just a joke this is my first time at doing this well the
manager just said how sorry he was and i just said when am i going to get my
new parts he said there has been this cockup back at the shop,anyway this
afternoon the phone rang to say that the shop had got the parts back but i could not have them because there is damage to the parts,so i just said that i want my money back,he just said can i ring you back ok i said then i put the phone down,then few hours went and the phone rang with this guy to say that the new graphices card and memmory will be sent out first class but i
will have to wait 2/5 days till it comes,talk about taking the piss
 

richard.willacy

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still not got my graphices card yet but soon will have it because i git this email late last night to say that its on its way about time too,wont be going back to that shop but what i want to know is what does the graphices card do,does it make your picture better and sound better because i have never had one before
the one that im getting is radeon xl800tv out tv in +this high def digital bit
which is conecterd to the card,and another thing is if i get this card will i be able to watch high def tv because every time i go onto one off these channels
my pc just hangs you cant do anything to it but press restart,nice to see some new stuff
 

richard.willacy

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got me graphices card this morning but no ddr 256 333 memory the shop has
made a right mess of this order and i will never buy from this shop again
anyway i put the new radeo 9600 into my pc and it works good the colour is good and the picture is very good and i have not seen anything rong with it
some other people say its crap graphices card with lots off trouble,have you heard anything about this card or is it rubbish talk,if it is true well im thinking
of selling this computer anyway and build new one from start,i have done this before so i know what to do and another thing is when you build your own pc stack you know what your getting thanks richard
 

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I'm running a 9600 XT-4 and it's fine Richard.


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