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Which has higher priority? CPU or video?

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  • Which has higher priority? CPU or video?

    In order to play Divx, DVD, and other assorted videos, which does it rely on? I'm asking this because I would rather use a 500mhz AMD K6-2 paired with a Geforce4 Ti4200 128mb DDR (I have both just laying around) than buy a VIA board. I think the best thing to do is just try it out myself and see how it works with my setup, but I'd like to get some other opinions.

  • #2
    DVD depends on if you have a hardware decoder (video card) or a software (CPU). I think the hardware you have listed should work pretty good. the only downside is it takes up much more space than epia, requires more cooling, and more power. But with a 128mb ddr vid card your video should run pretty good.
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    • #3
      I'm not really worried about that stuff. K6-2's are pretty low power. Mine's passively cooled right now.


      • #4
        500 mhz might not handle all divx files. I cannot think of any video cards that do divx in hardware. DVD's should be fine so long as you have a hardware decoder.
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