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    Hi guys! I just registered my copy of street Deck yesterday. I was messing around with it, downloaded the most up to date version, and I noticed that when i launch SD the Skin takes a little while to load once up on the screen, and the navigation, especially in Virtual earth is very slow. Is there a way to make it speed up or would a PCI video card help with this issue? NOTE: i do not have an AGP slot on my MB. thanks!!

  • #2
    what are you computer specs?

    what is the refresh rate you are using in streetdeck ?

    and when you say virtual earth is slow.. do you mean that you can see if loading the blocks of the map? or does it take a long time to download the virtual earth surface maps while you are driving? etc..
    Pentium 4m 1.5GHz|MB896|Roadie Extreme|XM-Direct|Rikaline 6010|T-View 7"|Streetdeck|160gb Western Digital|1Gb DDR2-533 Ram

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    • #3
      Originally posted by strohj View Post
      what are you computer specs?

      what is the refresh rate you are using in streetdeck ?

      and when you say virtual earth is slow.. do you mean that you can see if loading the blocks of the map? or does it take a long time to download the virtual earth surface maps while you are driving? etc..
      currently it is not in my car. Im not sue what the refresh rate is. do you mean the FPS? i think its set to the default 15fps.

      With Virtual earth i can see it loading all the blocks its just really really slow at loading them, even when its not in virtual earth mode.

      my setup consists of the following

      MB: VIA EPIA M10000G
      HD: 80GB samsung laptop HD
      Memory: 1GB
      Video: integrated on MB

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      • #4
        yeah.. the refresh rate is the FPS setting.. it stands for Frames Per Second

        your mobo/processor is kind of on the weak side I think to get great performance out of streetdeck...

        I upgraded from a M12k board to my current setup because I read about how much more graphics intensive streetdeck is.. and I wanted a faster/better onboard video or it anyways..
        Pentium 4m 1.5GHz|MB896|Roadie Extreme|XM-Direct|Rikaline 6010|T-View 7"|Streetdeck|160gb Western Digital|1Gb DDR2-533 Ram

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        • #5
          Originally posted by strohj View Post
          yeah.. the refresh rate is the FPS setting.. it stands for Frames Per Second

          your mobo/processor is kind of on the weak side I think to get great performance out of streetdeck...

          I upgraded from a M12k board to my current setup because I read about how much more graphics intensive streetdeck is.. and I wanted a faster/better onboard video or it anyways..
          i may do the same thing, i got this MB for free so i though i would try it, now i need to get one with the same chip set so i don't have to re format my HD right? recommendations?

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          • #6
            you dont have to get the same chipset.. as a matter of fact I highly reccommend you upgrade to something newer than what you have...

            absolute worst case scenario is that you have to change the boot.ini file in windows so it can find your windows to boot up.. and you might have to re-activate windows... (I really doubt you will have to do all this though)

            and you will have to install a few new drivers.. for the new video card for instance..
            Pentium 4m 1.5GHz|MB896|Roadie Extreme|XM-Direct|Rikaline 6010|T-View 7"|Streetdeck|160gb Western Digital|1Gb DDR2-533 Ram

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            • #7
              Originally posted by strohj View Post
              you dont have to get the same chipset.. as a matter of fact I highly reccommend you upgrade to something newer than what you have...

              absolute worst case scenario is that you have to change the boot.ini file in windows so it can find your windows to boot up.. and you might have to re-activate windows... (I really doubt you will have to do all this though)

              and you will have to install a few new drivers.. for the new video card for instance..
              is the Pentium M good enough to run streetdeck? and do you think i should get a separate video card so it runs the graphics better? thanks!!

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              • #8
                or should i buy dual core?? or is that over kill? i wont be running multiple monitors or running video to the rear or anything.

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                • #9
                  bump

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                  • #10
                    you can see in my specs what i have: duo-core with onboard graphics card. i'm very, very happy with the performance all the way around so if your budget permits, I can only recommend it. I always take the approach (for better or for worse) of buying more than I need today so I don't need to upgrade too soon in the future.

                    My 2 cents.

                    -Per

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                    • #11
                      And from my specs, a Pentium M does fine with onboard graphics as well.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by S4Per View Post
                        you can see in my specs what i have: duo-core with onboard graphics card. i'm very, very happy with the performance all the way around so if your budget permits, I can only recommend it. I always take the approach (for better or for worse) of buying more than I need today so I don't need to upgrade too soon in the future.

                        My 2 cents.

                        -Per
                        im the same waywhen it comes to buying stuff. Where is the best place to buy the Duo stuff? mp3 car is kinda expensive

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mygti02 View Post
                          im the same waywhen it comes to buying stuff. Where is the best place to buy the Duo stuff? mp3 car is kinda expensive
                          well if you want the core2duo, then go with eBay for cheapo. Or just google...

                          But the thing is, computers now are way too powerful for the software that we run. Vista runs perfectly smoothly on a Pentium 4M. And there is no reason to now run Vista in the car. Since Microsoft is now taking 5 years between OS's, you will have a 5-year or more future proof car.

                          The only things I can see changing that would be benefitial for the car environment is compression. Meaning a 800Mb xvid will become a 200-300Mb future coded video. Decompression uses some really tedious calculations, so the higher the compression for the same quality, the more decompression routines, the more CPU needed. But even then, you wont harness the full power of the P4M for a quite a long time.

                          If you have the money to burn why not, but it is overkill and you wont ever use it. It will be a big waste. It will have the uber geek and money factor, but now it is cheaper to use the P4M and you wont notice a difference. Once mobile Quads come out in mainstream, then the Duos will drop to the P4M prices, and then you might as well get the c2d, but until then it is a waste of money.

                          I guess I am just frugal...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                            well if you want the core2duo, then go with eBay for cheapo. Or just google...

                            But the thing is, computers now are way too powerful for the software that we run. Vista runs perfectly smoothly on a Pentium 4M. And there is no reason to now run Vista in the car. Since Microsoft is now taking 5 years between OS's, you will have a 5-year or more future proof car.

                            The only things I can see changing that would be benefitial for the car environment is compression. Meaning a 800Mb xvid will become a 200-300Mb future coded video. Decompression uses some really tedious calculations, so the higher the compression for the same quality, the more decompression routines, the more CPU needed. But even then, you wont harness the full power of the P4M for a quite a long time.

                            If you have the money to burn why not, but it is overkill and you wont ever use it. It will be a big waste. It will have the uber geek and money factor, but now it is cheaper to use the P4M and you wont notice a difference. Once mobile Quads come out in mainstream, then the Duos will drop to the P4M prices, and then you might as well get the c2d, but until then it is a waste of money.

                            I guess I am just frugal...
                            just ordered the pentium M setup!

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