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Jeremy Haccoun
HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:42:28 am

Hello all,

I'm about to get a Blackmagic Decklink Studio. However I don't have the budget for the type of machines they're recommending on their website.

I'm planning to get the best i7-based machine from HP but I need to be sure it will be compatible. The config I'm looking at is the HP Pavilion Elite 9280t. Here it is below:

Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-950 processor [3.00GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache]

Memory 9GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [5 DIMMs] from 8GB

Hard drive 2TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s - two 1TB hard drives

Graphics card 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850 [2 DVI, HDMI and VGA adapters]

Primary optical drive Blu-ray writer & Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD burner

Networking Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN

Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio


Has anyone tested a Decklink Studio on a HP e9280t with success? That would be the ideal solution. If not, would you be able to recommend an i7-based motherboard that is guaranteed to work with the Decklink Studio.

Finally, does the machine detailed above look powerful enough to capture, play and edit HD at full res?

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Best
Jeremy






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Aristides Tiropolis
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 5:39:02 pm

I use an i7 mainboard with the PCIe Extreme edition its the GA-EX58 UD4P but the UD5 also works with it for sure. The Asus P67 will also work, I can confirm it.

Stay away from the P55\socket 1156 platform. X58 is the way to go. Ironically intel's own DX58SO mainboard is having problems with Decklink cards. Who knows maybe a bios or PCIe spec issue.



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Jeremy Haccoun
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:46:36 pm

Thanks for your reply. When you say 'Extreme edition' do you mean the 2K card? Cause on their website I can only see either the Decklink Studio or the HD extreme which is a PCI 4x card.

Also if I'm not using HP, would you know a reliable online company where I could configure my new machine and have it shipped?

Thanks
Jeremy


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Aristides Tiropolis
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:36:47 pm

[Jeremy Haccoun] "Thanks for your reply. When you say 'Extreme edition' do you mean the 2K card? Cause on their website I can only see either the Decklink Studio or the HD extreme which is a PCI 4x card."


Yeah that card, although mine is a late 2008 previous model but it is a PCIe x4 card like the new one.


As for the HP system, it looks like it is on spec and ready for your card. Maybe you should contact Blackmagic or maybe HP for 100% assurance 'cause you never know.







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Jeremy Haccoun
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:33:29 pm

Thanks. I already called HP and Blackmagic and none of them can tell me for sure, which is a bit of a problem. I've also looked on the web for a while but haven't found more info either. Thanks for the help.


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Jeremy Haccoun
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Nov 12, 2009 at 7:07:03 pm

Hi,

Here are the specs of the motherboard in the HP e9280t:

Motherboard manufacturer's name: Pegatron IPMTB-TK
HP/Compaq name: Truckee
CPU/Processor Socket: LGA1366
Supports the following processors:
Intel Core i7 9xx series
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Front-side bus (FSB) (Processor Dependent) 4.8 GT/s QPI
Chipset Intel X58 Express
BIOS features Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10
System BIOS core brand: AMI
Form factor 9.6" (24.5 cm) x 9.6" (24.5 cm)
Memory Triple channel memory architecture
Six 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
Supports PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066) DIMM types
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 4 GB DDR3 DIMMs
Supports up to 24 GB on 64-bit PCs
Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs

Expansion slots
One PCI Express x1
One PCI Express x4

NOTE: Additional PCI Express x1 cards can be installed in any available PCIe x1, x4, or x16 slot.

Video graphics Graphics ports:
Two PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics (for graphics cards)
NOTE: PCs using this motherboard may not support dual graphics cards due to power or cooling limitations. Please check the product's specifications.

How does it sounds?

Thanks
Jeremy




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russell shaver
Re: HP i7 config + Decklink Studio
on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:06:58 am

I'm getting ready to buy a very similar system. Wondering if this ever worked out for you with the Blackmagic card?



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