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Best Nvidia Video card to replace onboard video with

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Best Nvidia Video card to replace onboard video with

I have an asus m2n78-vm that has onboard 8200 graphics with 256mb of shared memory.
What would be a good card to replace the onboard to play 1080p smoothly without skipping or jittering of video and large pixelation?
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Why just NVIDIA? I'd get an ATI HD 4650 personally. You should get perfect playback plus a little extra if you decide to ever game. Plus you can find it for less than $50 now so it's rather cheap.
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I picked nvidia because that's the type of onboard graphics the mobo came with so I thought I should stick with it to avoid any complications with the nvidia chipset, audio etc etc.
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You won't have any complications running an ATI card on an nvidia board. The closest nvidia would be the 9500GT, and the 4650 outperforms it and can be found cheaper right now
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I just got an GeForce EVGA 8400GS 512MB to tinker with...

I put it in my Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H with same chipset 8200m.

It worked alright playing 1080p nicely. Onboard video aint that nice at times.

I also put it in an older pc (AMD64 3200+) to try out HD movies (mkv, Flash HD) and it is fine too.

But I think I should have gotten Nvidia GT210 just because its newer (HDMI, probably a bit faster and new stuff) for a few more dollars.

Newer the better...
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It's probably a codec/player problem. The 8200 supposed to be able to handle 1080p alright.
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the decoder/player im using is VLC i am running windows 7.
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ppl4golf wrote:
Feb 4th, 2010 8:25 am
It's probably a codec/player problem. The 8200 supposed to be able to handle 1080p alright.
In my case, this PC has only 1GB ram and I ran dual monitor using onboard video (nvidia 8200 = shared 128mb)... slower...

Should have gotten more ram I guess... but now with the new video card everything is snappy.
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so i installed MPC and it gives me an error when opening up 720p or 1080p files.
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U r using Windows 7/ vista?

I am using Windows XP... Everything works fine for me.

I don't know. DirectX 9 is older... Windows 7 is version 10 I believe.

Google this problem I guess.

But I think you are gonna have to extract/download specific .DLL files and place them in some system folder.

I am sticking with XP :p
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knoxvle wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2010 11:27 pm
I have an asus m2n78-vm that has onboard 8200 graphics with 256mb of shared memory.
What would be a good card to replace the onboard to play 1080p smoothly without skipping or jittering of video and large pixelation?
I'm using the same board with an old 4850e and it does HD video fine under Linux.

I suspect your problem is getting dxva to work right. It's very finicky under windows. Another option is to get COreAVC with CUDA functionality. It's not free, but it's cheaper than a new GPU.

SOme info:

http://nunnally.ahmygoddess.net/watchin ... sing-dxva/
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ppl4golf wrote:
Feb 4th, 2010 8:25 am
It's probably a codec/player problem. The 8200 supposed to be able to handle 1080p alright.
knoxvle wrote:
Feb 4th, 2010 8:39 am
the decoder/player im using is VLC i am running windows 7.
justmehereajax wrote:
Feb 4th, 2010 8:41 am
In my case, this PC has only 1GB ram and I ran dual monitor using onboard video (nvidia 8200 = shared 128mb)... slower...

Should have gotten more ram I guess... but now with the new video card everything is snappy.
The funny thing is onboard GPU can be less 'compliant' with codecs and hardware acceleration may be on but screwy or not on at all. Either way, it could be a screw up. The 8200 onboard should not stutter if everything is right. The only onboard I use is a Gigabyte 780G mobo/5050e and it works quite well.

I also use a few cheapie video cards, as media playback is all I care. I have 8400GS, 8500GT, 9600GT, ATI4350, ATI3650 and they all work fine with my older AM2 rigs with dual core CPUs (2GHz to 2.8GHz).

Knox-
BTW, what CPU do you have in the M2N78 ??
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I have an AMD Phenom X4 9650 processor.
6gb of ddr2 800 ram
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1x 500gb WD black hard drive

I have the m3n78-vm mobo
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Kwirky wrote:
Feb 4th, 2010 1:15 am
You won't have any complications running an ATI card on an nvidia board. The closest nvidia would be the 9500GT, and the 4650 outperforms it and can be found cheaper right now
Assuming his system already has nvidia drivers installed though, he might be safer sticking with nvidia. Otherwise he'll have to remember to completely remove the nvidia drivers before installing the ATI, to avoid conflicts.
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