High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Computers/HTPCs A place to discuss your computer setups, PC requirements, ATI Wonder Card, etc.

Jerky HD video - Dell DIM 4550 ATI Radeon 3600

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #1  
Lovin' my TiVo HD.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sharpstown, S/W Houston
Posts: 7
Default Jerky HD video - Dell DIM 4550 ATI Radeon 3600

I have a desktop Dell Dimension DIM 4550, Pentium 2.53 GHz, 2.00 GB RAM, running an ATI Radeon 3600 video graphics card.

It does okay, but HD 720 or 1080 is jerky/stuttery.

I have tried adjusting settings & updating the drivers via ATI, and can't seem to get it configured to smoothly play 720 video.

Would appreciate any pointers I can get.
Mike_in_Housto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 06:43 AM   #2  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,871
Default

What is your source for the video you are playing and what software are you using for it? No experience with the Pentium processor, but the graphics card is more than sufficient to play HD without problems even with older drivers (in fact that may be preferable). What Windows version are you using?
lsilvest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 08:33 AM   #3  
Lovin' my TiVo HD.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sharpstown, S/W Houston
Posts: 7
Default

I'm running XP, the latest (auto updates), and my HD video is from YouTube as well as from my HD (720) digital camera. They play beautifully on my laptop, but not on my desktop. How far back should I go in the ATI drivers to get a version likely to work better than the newest ones?
Mike_in_Housto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #4  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,871
Default

I always install the drivers that come with the video card (if you still have the original disc) and usually leave them alone unless I have a specific reason to upgrade. Right now I have 3 systems with ATI cards - 2 5450s in HTPCs with ATI ver 11.1 and 10.4 and a 3870 in my main system with ver 9.12 and all work fine for HD and I'm running XP SP3 on all of them.

I have seen some comments about problems with AVCHD video from cameras if that's what you are using. I've been running HD to a 42" plasma for over 5 years (main OTA HD) with nothing but ATI cards all the way back to an X850 with single core AMD CPUs and have never had a problem with it . Streaming is usually more related to your internet feed than anything, but if you have the same feed with your laptop, then that's not the problem.

What kind of a display are you using? Do you have a dual video output? What are the specs on you laptop?
lsilvest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #5  
"Shitter was Full"
 
Bigloww's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In a van, down by the river.
Posts: 8,321
Default

Dell Dimensions 4550?? Is that really from 2003? Is the proc a P4 2.5ghz.. But I was able to play HD fairly well on my old P4 2.8 Prescott with Nvidia 5800 AGP, but was near maxing out. I would definately make sure no other programs are running in the back round. Check startup to make sure nothing is running at startup exept anti-virus. But some of those work the system too.
Bigloww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 09:43 AM   #6  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,871
Default

I checked the specs on your pc and it shows a 250W PSU. You may just be putting too much stress on the PSU and/or getting some overheating for either that or the CPU. Check your task manager and see how much load you have on the CPU. I'd also run a hardware monitor to see what kind of temps you are generating on the system, CPU and video card (the ATI CCC should show the video temps).
lsilvest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2011, 05:11 AM   #7  
Lovin' my TiVo HD.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sharpstown, S/W Houston
Posts: 7
Default

I found the disc that came with the video card and will reinstall those drivers after I uninstall the current set. Probably won't have to do that for a day or two. Will report back.
Mike_in_Housto is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 PM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018, MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands