system compatibility

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video with dvnow av
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Joined: Dec 14 2002

Someone please help! Dazzle support never gets back to me. I am building a new system, specs below, and want to know if this is compatible and if so, optimal, for use with DVnow AV. Thanks so much!

AOPEN 845E P4-533 3DDR/5.1 audio on board/AGP4x/ATX
ATI Radeon 85000 64 MB
P4 2.4 Ghz 533 FSB processor

Does it matter that the sound is on board? Any pitfalls I should watch out for? I'll be using dual monitors, hence the video card, which is one of the cheapest ones with dual support.

-Steve

JVID
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Joined: May 22 2001

I'm using an ASUS MoBo with onboard audio with no problems. CPU is an AMD 1.7GHz, so yours is plenty. Get lotsa RAM, though. More is better. You should also have a hard drive just for video - separate from the system drive. 80-100 GB are common, and should be 7200rpm. Video needs about 250MB per minute of video.
JR

eld
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Joined: Aug 6 2001

In my experience you get better sound sync if you don't use the Windows sound at all. DV.now AV has its own sound output via the break-out box.

jveldh
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Joined: Jan 15 2003

I had some problems with my Ati Radeon 9000 and replaced it with an Asus Geforce 4 Ti and it worked OK. So maybe don't buy a Radeon 8500 card, but I'm not sure if this card has the same problems as the 9000

quote:Originally posted by video with dvnow av:
Someone please help! Dazzle support never gets back to me. I am building a new system, specs below, and want to know if this is compatible and if so, optimal, for use with DVnow AV. Thanks so much!

AOPEN 845E P4-533 3DDR/5.1 audio on board/AGP4x/ATX
ATI Radeon 85000 64 MB
P4 2.4 Ghz 533 FSB processor

Does it matter that the sound is on board? Any pitfalls I should watch out for? I'll be using dual monitors, hence the video card, which is one of the cheapest ones with dual support.

-Steve