|Nov 3, 2021, 04:04 PM||#1||
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Old rig won't do 4K
The old HTPC is an Intel Core2 Quad Q9505 at stock 2.83 GHz with 2GB RAM.
I just installed a nVidia GT 710 so I could play 4K movies with this thing. They open but it's slide-show.
Am I p1ssing up a rope?
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|Nov 3, 2021, 06:06 PM||#2|
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Could you open something like HWINFO64 in the background so you can see what is being pegged at 100%? It'll allow you to find where the bottleneck is. See if it's RAM (likely), CPU (likely), or GPU (maybe less likely?) .. or all three.
|Nov 9, 2021, 11:57 AM||#3|
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|Nov 9, 2021, 11:11 PM||#4|
Keeping an open mind
Also might be an issue with the decoder/fileplayer? What are you using to open the 4k files?
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|Nov 10, 2021, 01:53 PM||#5|
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I think you might be better off buying one of those 4k Streamer Boxes.
My Nvidia Shield TV Pro has run every video file I've thrown at it.. just be sure to use Ethernet Cable for reliable playback of those high-bitrate files.
I used to have an Ivy Bridge / AMD 7950 HTPC, but the Nvidia Shield works considerably better and draws a fraction of the power.
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|Nov 26, 2021, 04:05 PM||#6|
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Some old HW can handle it. I had issues running 4k streams with the old FX 8350 and RX480 and kept it at 1080p for a long time. But recent updates and I can run 4k HEVC and H265 fine now.
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|Dec 13, 2021, 12:17 PM||#7|
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Am I the only one who read this thread title as "Oil rig won't do 4k"?
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