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L.Martofel

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Hi folks..

My new build is chugging along quite nicely, with one exception. When I go to watch HD video, especially very busy stuff (like school of fish scenes in 1080p Planet Earth), I'm back to stuttering video.

I guess that I need to upgrade from onboard video to an actual video card. Any suggestions? I'd want something where I won't have to worry about using up a lot of CPU cycles for video. I want the GPU to do most of the HD work (or at least something better than what I already have.

The list of my parts:

GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2H with Intel G41 onboard graphics
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

I've also got 4gb of RAM (ballistix- not tracers, can't find them anymore online).
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L.Martofel

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Anybody?

If it helps, my budget is about $100-150. Need/want HDMI.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150451

This card "seems" to be good. Has some good reviews, along with it don't require a "high end" power supply in case yours don't have the necessary power connectors.

My only concern is that your motherboard is 4x speed on the PC-X bus.

But it is an idea, I'd give it a few more days since most people might not be "awake" from new years yet or had the time really to get on the net.

Jon
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Turns out my stuttering video was due to the player being used. VLC stutters for me playing hi-def content. Believe it or not, Splash Lite plays seamlessly for me.
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Well that was a good find that saved you a hundred bucks :)

Edited by adanniels, 03 September 2010 - 07:43 PM.

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