Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

35 posts


# 37858 20-Jul-2009 16:34
Send private message

Following on from this post:

I got a new card from my supplier, same model.  Chucked it in, and now I can watch TV3 in HD with only occasional glitches.  However it's still not doing hardware decoding - CPU is managing to stay under 100% most of the time, but never below 90%.

I am wondering if it could be because my mb has only a PCIE-1 slot, and of course the card is PCIE-2 - I was of the understanding that there was currently no difference bewteen PCIE-1 and 2, it was just that PCIE-2 is faster, but 1 is compatible with 2 and vice versa.

Is anyone getting Windows 7 to decode in hardware HD video on a graphics card plugged into a PCIE-1 slot?
My ATI 3450 card did hd decoding on the same mb and PCIE1 slot...

Any thoughts anyone?

Create new topic
217 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  # 237875 22-Jul-2009 14:12
Send private message

Have you tried intsalling WinXP or Vista and seeing whether you can do HW decoding? That'll at least narrow down the cause of the issue to hardware or software.

35 posts


  # 237888 22-Jul-2009 14:36
Send private message

Windows XP I know of, but what's this Vista you speak of? :)
I had an ATI 3450 installed, and this decoded the same video in hardware (CPU used 1% or less), trouble with the ATI is that while it worked great for Tv1, 2 and 3, it screwed up with channels like C4, tvnz6 and 7 for some reason, which is why I bought the nvidia.
It will Hardware Decode in WinDVD 9, I'm pretty sure, altho not entirely convinced because WinDVD 9 doesn't play the wtv files with the HD content from Media Center.


2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  # 237928 22-Jul-2009 15:47
Send private message

Might have missed it but why are you trying to use a video card plugged into a pcie 1x slot? I wonder if it is a power issue ie it is not getting enough power though the 1x slot.

Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

35 posts


  # 237985 22-Jul-2009 17:26
Send private message

Bcos I only have a single PCIE-1 slot - it's not a x1 slot, it's a PCIE generation 1 slot - if that doesn't confuse the matter further!
I don't think it's a power issue - the card works fine in every regard except that it doesn't do hd decoding. It could be, I suppose... That'd be easy to change...

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15

WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53

HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07

Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52

Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00

New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30

Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11

Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23

Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11

Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25

Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39

Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25

Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13

The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.