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    Freedom 2.1 vs. C7 platform

    I've tested Freedom 2.1 on my new tentative hardware based on VIA C7 1.5 GHz processor and its chipset (VIA CN700 and VT8237R Plus) with 1GB DDR RAM. It's quite impossible to use flash based skins, even after udating to fp9 version. If I use standalone flash player, each swf file seems to work fine but when I call them from inside roadrunner, the system slow down very badly. Task manager says that rr is using 85-88% of processor. Playing of movies is quite perfect due to the presence of mpeg2 hardware decoding included in chipset.

    Same skin, using my previous hp TC1100 tablet based on Pentium M 1.1GHz with 512 MB RAM, had a better behaviour (33-35% of processor time) but this wasn't enough to play movies smoothly (which instead play smoothly with other skins).

    Other flash based skin (i.e. MC2.0) didn't present problems at that level; both platforms work fine with them.

    Please, comments and suggestions are really welcome ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianop View Post
    I've tested Freedom 2.1 on my new tentative hardware based on VIA C7 1.5 GHz processor and its chipset (VIA CN700 and VT8237R Plus) with 1GB DDR RAM. It's quite impossible to use flash based skins, even after udating to fp9 version. If I use standalone flash player, each swf file seems to work fine but when I call them from inside roadrunner, the system slow down very badly. Task manager says that rr is using 85-88% of processor. Playing of movies is quite perfect due to the presence of mpeg2 hardware decoding included in chipset.

    Same skin, using my previous hp TC1100 tablet based on Pentium M 1.1GHz with 512 MB RAM, had a better behaviour (33-35% of processor time) but this wasn't enough to play movies smoothly (which instead play smoothly with other skins).

    Other flash based skin (i.e. MC2.0) didn't present problems at that level; both platforms work fine with them.

    Please, comments and suggestions are really welcome ...
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    Luciano, did Maxzor's fix help? Us C7 guys need to stick together .

    Now time to go outside and uninstall the video driver to see if flash is smoother. I'll post my results.
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    Didn't notice a difference, what I got out of it is my hibernation gone. I forget its hooked to video driver. Any other issues had by the C7 crowd?
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    iirc, the TC1100 doesnt have a pentium processor, it has a transmeta, which is arguably a weaker cpu..

    This might account for the bad results with the tablet
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN View Post
    iirc, the TC1100 doesnt have a pentium processor, it has a transmeta, which is arguably a weaker cpu..

    This might account for the bad results with the tablet
    sorry to say that you are wrong, the hp tc1100 tablet pc uses a pentium m processor model 733 running at 1.1 ghz, anyway it doesn't help !!

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    Has put at all in the processor. On my system Pentium Celeron 2.0 Ghz + Intel 865 GVHZ + 512 Mb Samsung PC3200 the processor up to 80-85 % also is strongly loaded...
    I think a problem in a videocard, can increase volume of videomemory in BIOS?????
    Though I strongly doubt that it will help...
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    try decreasing your video "hardware acceleration". mines on level 2 or 3 and it improves flash significantly.
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    So, is there a definitive answer about whether or not Freedom and the associated flash will run on a C7 1.5ghz processor and 1gb ram reasonably? I'm just about ready to purchase a board and I really want one of the C7 boards instead of having to go with the more costly option of a more powerful processor and different board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik632 View Post
    So, is there a definitive answer about whether or not Freedom and the associated flash will run on a C7 1.5ghz processor and 1gb ram reasonably? I'm just about ready to purchase a board and I really want one of the C7 boards instead of having to go with the more costly option of a more powerful processor and different board.
    Yes, it runs fine on my Jetway J7F2 1.5GHz C7 mainboard.

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