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    Would this play movies ok??

    Hi guys,

    Got a Duron 850 sitting here doing nought and a 6GB HDD and DVD ROM drive and I was wondering whether if I paired the 850 on a KM400 board with a GeForce3/4 or 64MB 9200 and 512MB RAM whether it would play DiVX, XVID and DVDs fine??

    Was gonna get a small mATX case prob the Ante Aria or Samcheer case and all my films and stuff are on a 160GB external USB2 HDD.

    ANy thoughts??
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    Yeh i would have thought so.

    My bros K6-2 500Mhz, 96Mb Ram, Voodoo3 plays DVD movies fine.
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    Wicks

    Might be able to get hold of a GF2 64MB for a Tenner
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    That would do the job fine.

    Im not sure about DivX though. Don't they need quite a bit of cpu power?

    DVD will be a breeze tho.
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    If I get a KM400 I could always just get a second hand XP or a new 1600 Duron in there cheap
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    Yeh and i reckon that would do ur DivX stuff well then.

    Dunno, just see what's cheapest.
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    Thats the plan
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    850 duron is more than fast enough to play high quality divx and xvid.

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    My gf's 633 Celery, Intel 810e chipset board plays DIVX fine, no reason why a far faster Duron 850 and KM400 chipset wont

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    my IBM thinkpad 560X plays divx and Xvid ok and its a p233 =) so i rekon it could cope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    Hi guys,

    Got a Duron 850 sitting here doing nought and a 6GB HDD and DVD ROM drive and I was wondering whether if I paired the 850 on a KM400 board with a GeForce3/4 or 64MB 9200 and 512MB RAM whether it would play DiVX, XVID and DVDs fine??

    Was gonna get a small mATX case prob the Ante Aria or Samcheer case and all my films and stuff are on a 160GB external USB2 HDD.

    ANy thoughts??
    That will all play DVD/DiVX/Xvid fine
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    Well with the KM400 I could run it on a 133 bus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    Wicks

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    do yourself a favour, get a bottom of the line ATI instead. the 2D image quality on the cheaper ATIs far exceeds that of the cheaper nVidias.

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    Its just outputting to either a 14" TV or a 28" max I am looking at a V3 3500 at the mo with the TV Tuner
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    hmm, just be aware that it makes the difference between being able to read things like filenames, or not. we tried a geforce 2 mx, radeon 7000 and sis6236 in our machine.

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