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    should 1ghz / 260MB be enough to run video?

    I got the via 800 or something mobo, i forget which one. Anyway, its 1ghz and i got 260MB ram. But I converted my simpsons episodes into DIVX format, but when I go to play them, the sound runs and normal speed, but the picture is slow.

    I tried running some smaller video files that are like 10-20 seconds in length and those run fine.

    Do i need for RAM?

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    If it is an Epia 800, then it is an 800 mhz machine. Even the new M10000 1 gig machines can't play most DIVX encoded movies with the newer higher compression. the newer M series have more horsepower even at the same clock speed as the original Epia. I have the ME6000, and it blows away (okay, its all relative) the Epia 800 I played around with that made me realize I needed a more current M series board (but wish I could have waited for the SP).

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    DivX always lagged on older VIAs. I got a 733.... So its not going in to my project for that reason, laggy video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangster
    If it is an Epia 800, then it is an 800 mhz machine. Even the new M10000 1 gig machines can't play most DIVX encoded movies with the newer higher compression. the newer M series have more horsepower even at the same clock speed as the original Epia. I have the ME6000, and it blows away (okay, its all relative) the Epia 800 I played around with that made me realize I needed a more current M series board (but wish I could have waited for the SP).
    well under Windows System it says 1.0Ghz. So adding ram wont help? Its the processor thats holding me back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    well under Windows System it says 1.0Ghz. So adding ram wont help? Its the processor thats holding me back?
    Yes, adding RAM helps.
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    Bangster is right. If you have V series it won't help you as it uses SDRAM. All M use DDR which is why they outperforms. I play everything on my ME6000 including DVDs with no more than 60% load.

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    I can run dvd and divx 5 (windows media player classic) on my Compaq Presario 4840. It was a 266Mhz PIII 192MB running Windows 95b. I don't know why a 700Mhz couldn't.

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    I have a Pentium 1000 with 256mb ram and the built in intel 715 video chip. Divx and Xvid work just fine. Maybe faster disk drives? Do you have a ton software running in the backgroud (spyware, viruses, other crap you don't need...)?

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    I have an EPIA 800 in a VCR that I use for all my movies and stuff. DivX I have no problem with. Some XviD movies I do have a bit of lag though. But My DivX and 3ivX movies work great. I have 256mb ram runnin XP pro with sp2. Back when I had ME on it, all my movies worked just fine. What OS you running?
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    I did have a Epia 600mhz with 256mb ram and it did have a few peoblems with video. I dont know why, becase I swap it to M10000 before I could get the answer. I 'was tould that i should have 1GHz.

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