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    M1000 Video lag

    I've noticed that the onboard video on the EPIA M1000 is very slow. For a long time the only videos I had were very low quality clips and stuff taken off of youtube or google video. The other day I downloaded a really high quality DVD rip of finding nemo to watch on a road trip and the video lagged horribly. The sound kept up fine and never skipped but the video chugged on, falling farther and farther behind, it was unwatchable.

    The board only has one PCI slot which is taken up by my Audigy SE soundcard...

    How can I get my videos to not be choppy? I'm pretty sure I have all the old drivers and BIOS and such, if I update them all will it help? I love the sound I get out of my Audigy card, how much worse will the onboard be? Is there such thing as a USB video card? Or is there any way at all I could get an upgraded video card and still use my audigy sound?

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    Well if you wanted PCI there are PCI risers that ake 1 slot and give you 2 or 3 out. Also make sure your codecs are good ones. The one in the klite codec pack I find are really good. How big was this movie? Most xvids I have that are high quality are about 800Mb to 1Gb. Any more than that and it is worthless on a 7" screen. It may be HD, but your 7" screen isnt!
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    It was about that size, I think it was 700Mb or so. It wasn't DVD quality really, it was just a really good quality rip. Even my low quality music videos ripped off youtube lag a little bit, I just thought it was due to the conversion from the internet to a usable video file. Now I see that it's just my gpu not being able to keep up after watching a higher quality video.

    Seems like I'll have to look into PCI slot risers if my BIOS and driver updates don't help things. I didn't think of that before, I thought risers only made it so you could mount your PCI card parallel to the board to save space, I didn't know they could split it into two or three.

    Thanks for the advice toaster.

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    I found this website http://www.rackmountmart.com/html/rc1.htm

    is the r2008 the kind of riser I need?

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    if the low quality video lags then you have a driver/codec problem.

    Download the newest drivers from here: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/ma...herboard_id=81

    also make sure you have the 4-in-1 driver, and the S3 unichrome driver.
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    Spoon, also check your CPU usage when the videos playing. You may be maxing it out. Maybe clear up some resources and thing would go smoother.


    sorry for thread jacking but I've got a problem with video color not lag. the movies play fine but the color is way off and I have ghosting images like the video isn't in sync. It comes out all monochrome with a ghost image in green that's out of sync. Any ideas on what can be causing this? I searched in another post someone stated that Winamp visualizations maybe playing a problem but I can't see how it's affecting it. I get the same weird quality if I'm using WMP or Winamp. My codecs should be up-to-date as well as my video drivers.

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    I downloaded all the drivers off of the VIA website, I figured I might as well update all the drivers instead of just the one. I got the USB, Audio, IR, 4in1...all of them.

    I also downloaded the new bios and some bios flashing program that it listed. Well the BIOS was a bin file and the flashing program was an exe. Basically I ran the exe and nothing happened, a DOS type of window popped up for about a tenth of a second. Ran it again...same thing. So I said screw it I'll do the BIOS later and I proceeded to install all of the drivers.

    It automatically rebooted my computer after the last driver was installed and now it won't boot. It gets to the windows loading screen and then just restarts. None of my USB devices seem to be working either.

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    The bios flash must be used on boot. Meaning restart the computer with a 98disk to get the startup command shell, or if you need XP, continuously tap down the F8 key until the list with safe mode, last known good configuration, normal, command prompt, command prompt with networking, command something something. Do command prompt with nothing else. No netwroking or safe mode. And then run that file, and it will start.

    If you tried and failed the board won't even POST. Meaning it is dead. You would need to buy another BIOS chip and put it on the board. Most are plop in instead of soldering. So don't screw it up. I have flashed the BIOS about 10 or 12 times in all the times I have built computers. Close to 200 built from scratch and another 100 or more in repair. Try not to mess with the BIOS unless you have to. 1 of those flashes went wrong and the board wouldn't boot. $15 and 3 weeks later I got my new chip.

    As for trying to get it boot now. Try a knoppix live CD or something and see if the computer boots. Knoppix is a free linux distro that runs "live" meaning it installs the entire system everytime it boots from the CD drive into the RAM. So as long as your mobo, RAM, and CD Drive are working it will boot. That way you can rule out the the mobo, and RAM being the problem. It is a free download. Search google for knoppix live and download the ISO (700Mb's about).

    Another way is try to start windows by selecting start windows with last good known configuration. If that doesn't work then try safe mode. If that doesn't work, you will need to put the XP CD in and select repair from the installation options. If that doesn't work, then I see a full re-install in your near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonraker View Post
    I downloaded all the drivers off of the VIA website, I figured I might as well update all the drivers instead of just the one. I got the USB, Audio, IR, 4in1...all of them.

    I also downloaded the new bios and some bios flashing program that it listed. Well the BIOS was a bin file and the flashing program was an exe. Basically I ran the exe and nothing happened, a DOS type of window popped up for about a tenth of a second. Ran it again...same thing. So I said screw it I'll do the BIOS later and I proceeded to install all of the drivers.

    It automatically rebooted my computer after the last driver was installed and now it won't boot. It gets to the windows loading screen and then just restarts. None of my USB devices seem to be working either.
    The bios flashing utility is a DOS app. You must boot directly in to DOS to flash your BIOS.

    Boot in to safe mode, when the prompt comes up, choose system restore. Choose the last restore point, and restore the system. I had that same problem, I narrowed it down to a specific driver, but I can't remember which one it was. When you get back up and running, try doing the drivers one at a time. Restart inbetween each install.

    My MII1000 plays DVDs perfectly, I use the WinDVD codecs, and Media Engine to play them. I hav't tried DIVX yet, but I imagine it'll play fine. I'm not sure what the difference between the M1K, and MIIK are though, preformance wise.
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    It boots in safe mode and I'm doing a system restore right now.

    I've done almost everything on a computer except for updating the BOIS. Actually I take that back I did it on this computer, but they had a program that could run in windows that did it just by clicking a button.

    So ZtH01 I boot into DOS, then what? I haven't worked in DOS in forever, what command do I type in to run that program? Also I don't have a floppy disk drive, who does in their car?

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