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    From:Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
    Registered: Apr 2000

    posted 07-04-2000 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BrendanDCN   Click Here to Email BrendanDCN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Hey folks;

    Recently was forced to upgrade video card as well as motherboard.

    I bought an ASUS AGP v6800 Deluxe (32mb DDR SGRAM) and purchased a motherboard that uses AGP 2x. While the 6800 is capable of 4x, I simply didn't want to replace processor, MB, case and card.

    Since purchasing this card (which uses the nVidia GeForce 256 GPU) I have been unable to watch DVDs on my PC with a decent framerate. I used to watch on an 8mb ATI card at AGP 1x, with no drop off. Now, I can't get 30 fps, at any resolution or color depth.

    My DVD-Rom does not use DMA. I am wondering is this is what is causing the problems. Whenever I try and enable the GeForce hardware acceleration in WinDVD2000 or PCDVD 2.55, I either get corrupted displays, or the program causes an error in an unknown module.


    I'm running Windows ME with an AMD-K63 400Mhz with 128mb of ram.

    Any help would be appreciated!


    "Life isn't interesting until you blow something up" --Anon.

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    From:Sunnyvale, CA
    Registered: Dec 99

    posted 07-27-2000 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edge   Click Here to Email Edge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Wether or not you solved this problem... I'll share my experience.

    Yes, you'll potentially drop frame rate if your drive doesn't support DMA.

    I was dropping frames using a p3-500 and Voodoo3 3000 until I discovered DMA was not enabled for my DVD-ROM.

    Everything runs smooth now...

    - mf

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