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    Advice Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    hi
    i am looking to upgrade my pc or maybe replace
    my current set up is a dell vostro 200
    Pentium e2200
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    i never play games on it but i cant stream display hd videos from redbull etc
    do you think i would see much of a improvement if i upgraded the ram and graphics card ?
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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    I would probably suggest replacing your PC with something a little more upto date if its a viable option.

    However, the Spec of your system should really be able to handle steaming of videos, so I suspect you may have more of an issue like software or OS.

    I am going to take a stab in the dark and ask if the system is still running on Windows Vista. If so, that would explain the issues you have mentioned.

    Windows 7 is far more superior. If you are on Windows 7, it maybe the amount of things running in the background causing problems with streaming.

    I have a couple of PC's with a lot less spec - like my Acer Revo - that streams 1080p HD with 5.1 DTS flawlessly.

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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    The nvidia geforce 6200se, if I remember right, uses the first version of PureVideo HD - which still left the cpu a lot of work. The e2200 probably can't take the strain (i.e., running @ 100%). An HD [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or equivalent should do the trick.

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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    You`d best get a new pc matey. as all the stuff inside the pc is a little out of date and as said above get one that has windows 7 on.

    How much are you looking to spend ?

    Most Pcs now come with around 4 gig and use the i3-i7 generations of CPUs. Any Nvidia GTX 500 series or above will be the starting point for graphix as you wont be playing games as you say. Ill see what I can find

    seems cheap but has built in graphix. This still would run HD
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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    this is in ideal pc & not Bad for £150 With Windows 8.1(does not have DVD Rom) Only £12, i got 2 last week for family members
    Zoostorm Desktop PC

    Intel Celeron Dual Core 1037U
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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    The last one says you might be able to trade in your old one. Then £89.99 after trade in

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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    you should really find the root of the problem, a PC like that shouldn't have big issues with streaming HD, I had a HTPC running 720p based around an Athlon 64.


    Could it just be your internet connection?
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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    According to wikipedia:

    'On the low-end of GeForce 6 series (6200), PureVideo was limited to standard-definition content (720×576). The mainstream and high-end of the GeForce 6 series was split between older products (6800 GT) which did not accelerate H.264/VC-1 at all, and newer products (6600 GT) with added VC-1/H.264 offloading capability.'

    In other words, the 6200 se doesn't support 720p (let alone 1080i/1080p) & a weak version of the original Conroe processor has to do all the work.

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    Default Re: Help on upgrade or replace pc please

    Quote Originally Posted by pattikins View Post
    The nvidia geforce 6200se, if I remember right, uses the first version of PureVideo HD - which still left the cpu a lot of work. The e2200 probably can't take the strain (i.e., running @ 100%). An HD [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or equivalent should do the trick.
    cheers guys lots of info there, pattikins i think you've sussed it my cpu would be maxed out i'll give that gpx card a go for £20

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