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    RR performance and video card

    I am not sure if this belongs in the hardware section or not, but because it is directly related to RR I put it here. I currently have a 16MB Voodoo3 video card, Amd 1.4 processor and 256mb ram. Would I help the performance of RR if I went to a better video card or where would my money best be spent performance wise?

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    Depends on your "performance problem"! I have a 600 MHz with 256M and integrated on chip graphics and I don't have any problems with RR. What is really your problem?

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    Well I guess I can not say I have a problem I would just like to make sure the screen change over speed is as fast as possible. I am following the RR tweak threads. I did notice some choppy DVD play back but I am using a usb 1.1 port on a 2.0 dvd drive so when I upgrade that hopefully it will solve that issue. I am fairly new to this and try to read as much as I can before I post but I wanted to get it in the car next week so if I had to buy a new card I wanted to do it now.

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    If your using an external (not on-board )anyway i doubt the graphics are a problem or will be,if i were you i'd get more ram and use the pre-loaded screens option from the new RR code

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    when i preload the screens it has brief intervals of sound from each is there a way around that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jac1502
    when i preload the screens it has brief intervals of sound from each is there a way around that?
    What do you mean ?
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    Well I assume I was doing it correctly I was adding entries like in rrconfig:

    RADIO||TV||LIST||AUDIO||MAIN

    And for radio and audio and TV in my case I was getting sound form that function as the screen loaded

    Am I doing it wrong? Sorry I am very new to this.

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    of course you're doing it wrong. Get the latest RR and read ReadMe.txt.
    Code:
    preload=<FILENAME>.skin
    This allows you to pre-load specific screens when launching RR. You can add as many 'preload=' lines as you desire,
    but keep in mind this will increase the time necessary to load RR. It does however reduce considerably the time it
    takes to launch a screen for the first time -- virtually to the same time it takes when it's already loaded.

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    Just out of curiosity what is that line in Rrconfig for? Just so that when RR opens it opens a specific function first not the main screen?

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    that's one use for it. It's possible to execute any command though, meaning, it's not limited to launching a different screen.
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