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XXFirefighter
Hows this for a revamped system?
on Feb 28, 2004 at 5:44:15 am

This is the Cuttent Setup:
ABit KX7-333R
AMD 2.3gigahertz
1028 DDR RAM
128 DDR GForce 4 video
SoundBlaster Audigy with front panel inputs firewire front and rear
2 80 gig 7200 Maxtors runnin in RAID 0

Well As you may have read I Was droppign frames BAD ! So I unraided the drives.. Now I have a C and D drive. I dont' drop frames when going to the C drive but drop frames after 2500 frames on the D drive. So this makes me so mad I'm gonna spend 400 bucks on this new revamp, what do you think?

Abit AN7 Motherboard
1 Gig, 2 512's of DDR 400 Ram
2 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 Running in SATA RAID with the onboard Silicon Image Sil3112A Serial ATA RAID controllers. I read these controllers are better then the Highpoint RAID.
It has onboard Digital Audio for my speakers.
Onboard Firewire so no worries of bottlenecks.
4 USB 2.0 slots...
GOnna be under 500 bones, under 450...
And just gonna move over my Video card and case...
Upgrade the power to 350 or 400 watts
or
Do I live with the slow performance of the unraided drives in my box and save for a few months and buy a new G5 powerbook laptop ???





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John Q
Re: Hows this for a revamped system?
on Feb 28, 2004 at 11:27:17 pm

From the flames into the fire. Neither Via nor nVidia chipset motherboards are recommended for digital video. They just don't have the bus bandwidth necessary, as you discovered.

Stick with AMD or SiS chipsets for Athlons and Intel chipsets for Pentium 4's.


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XXFirefighter
Re: Hows this for a revamped system?
on Mar 1, 2004 at 3:09:51 am

Can't find a AMD or a SiS chipset on a good motherboard... All the boards I read reviews on aren't the best.. The new motherboards are better then the ones released a year ago... If it doesn't work out then I don't pay... It's GOTTA be better then what I got now... I drop frames on the F drive thats EMPTY but not on the C drive where my OS is... explain that...


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John Q
Re: Hows this for a revamped system?
on Mar 1, 2004 at 4:44:20 am

About the only way I can think of that this would happen is if you put your swap files on the video drive. Windows will do its memory management normally on the boot drive, but it is possible to change the setting to another drive. If you've done that, then you can capture to your boot drive as Windows is busy using your video drive to swap memory.

Check this by opening your system control panel.
Select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Performance Settings" button.
Click the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Change" button.

Your paging drive should be "C:", the boot drive. If it isn't, that's your problem.


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XXFirefighter
Re: Hows this for a revamped system?
on Mar 2, 2004 at 9:31:41 am

Welp that wasn't the problem...
Thanks for the help though..
Facelift to this system will be done Friday ! I'll post how well it does..


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