While we wait.... Describe your systems

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HMC PC Playback Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    Added my monitor too. :)
     
  2. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

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    As did I, also added that I'm running Vista SP1.
     
  3. kocuba

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    show off. :p
     
  4. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    I've debated on adding that to this PC during the trial. It's on my Viiv PC but I wasn't sure about adding it on this one yet.

    Go Blue. ;)
     
  5. jclarke9999

    jclarke9999 Godfather

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    Didn't you mean

    Go Blue Jackets :p
     
  6. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Acer Aspire 7720 laptop; Intel core 2 dual T5250, 1.5GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache; 2GB DDR2 ram; NVIDIA 8400M GS video card, 256MB dedicated, plus up to 768MB shared RAM; 250GB hard disk.

    Vista Ultimate, patched current but not SP1 yet.

    When wired, connected to a Netgear 5 port GigE switch.
    When wireless connected to a Netgeat 802.1G wireless.

    100mb backbone switches (soon to be GigE). Laptop is two or three switches away from the HR20, depending upon which HR20 I'm trying to connect with.

    Network traffic is typically light.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    On vista a very handy way to list ALL the pertinent settings is the "Windows Experience Index" summary page. Here is mine:

    More details about my computer.


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz 4.6 3.5
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 4.5
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 3.5
    Gaming graphics 1023 MB Total available graphics memory 4.3
    Primary hard disk 11GB Free (111GB Total) 5.2
    Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

    System
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    Manufacturer Acer
    Model Aspire 7720
    Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 222 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 11 GB Free (111 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D:) 35 GB Free (111 GB Total)
    Media drive (E:) CD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Total available graphics memory 1023 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 767 MB
    Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.5655 (Updated today)
    Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
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    Network Adapter Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
    Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    To get there on Vista:

    1. Control Panel
    2. Welcome Center
    3. View Computer Details
    4. Windows Experience Index
    5. View and print details
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    More details about my computer


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz 5.2 5.2
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.9
    Graphics 5.9
    Gaming graphics 5.7
    Primary hard disk 460GB Free (932GB Total) 5.9
    Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

    System
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    Manufacturer ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC
    Model P5W DH Deluxe
    Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 932 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 460 GB Free (932 GB Total)
    Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
    Media drive (E:) CD/DVDCD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
    Total available graphics memory Not detected
    Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 0 MB
    Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.6369
    Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
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    Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
     
  10. PoitNarf

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    Here's my Vista computer details summary:

    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz 5.1 5.1
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.5
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series 5.9
    Gaming graphics 1790 MB Total available graphics memory 5.9
    Primary hard disk 122GB Free (223GB Total) 5.4
    Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

    System
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    Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Model Dell DXP061
    Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 699 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 122 GB Free (223 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D:) 5 GB Free (10 GB Total)
    Disk partition (E:) 354 GB Free (466 GB Total)
    Media drive (F:) CD/DVD
    Media drive (G:) CD/DVDCD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
    Total available graphics memory 1790 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1278 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.471.0.0
    Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
    Secondary monitor resolution 1280x768
    DirectX version DirectX 10

    Network
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    Network Adapter Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
     
  11. jclarke9999

    jclarke9999 Godfather

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    I had to add the following steps to get ther on mine:

    1a - System and maintenance ( I did not have a welcome center link in control panel main page)

    3a - View more details (I did not have a WEI link from the details screen)


    More details on my system:

    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz 5.3 4.2
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.5
    Graphics 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO 4.7
    Gaming graphics 1019 MB Total available graphics memory 4.2
    Primary hard disk 208GB Free (288GB Total) 5.7
    Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

    System
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    Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Model Dell DXP061
    Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
    Disk partition (C) 208 GB Free (288 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D) 6 GB Free (10 GB Total)
    Media drive (E) CD/DVD
    Media drive (F) CD/DVDCD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
    Total available graphics memory 1019 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 763 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.31.100.0
    Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
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    Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter
     
  12. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    Upgraded video card in my original post.
     
  13. PoitNarf

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    As did I :D
     
  14. Doug Brott

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  15. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    More details about my computer


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz 5.1 4.7
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 3.50 GB 4.7
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 5.9
    Gaming graphics 1791 MB Total available graphics memory 5.4
    Primary hard disk 83GB Free (220GB Total) 5.2
    Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

    System
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    Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Model XPS M1530
    Total amount of system memory 3.50 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 230 GB
    Disk partition (C) 83 GB Free (220 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D) 6 GB Free (10 GB Total)
    Media drive (E) CD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    Total available graphics memory 1791 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1535 MB
    Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.5663
    Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
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    Network Adapter Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Network Adapter Trend Micro Common Firewall Miniport
    Network Adapter Trend Micro Common Firewall Miniport
    Network Adapter Trend Micro Common Firewall Miniport
    Network Adapter Trend Micro Common Firewall Miniport
    Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
     
  16. dettxw

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    Upgraded the wireless router to a Linksys WRT600N and hooked up a WGA600N to the HR20-700. The Vista notebook is already wireless N, and it indicated a 130Mbps connection and utilization up to 16Mps during playback.
    (Interesting side note - Neither install/setup program even pretended to work, had to manually set them up)

    Silly me expected better playback response with the faster connection but mpeg2 HD video still regularly paused and hung, and mpeg4 played OK but still looked like it was dropping frames.

    So is the Vista monitor lying to me when it says that there is only 16Mbps wireless network utilization during playback? If so, then the wireless connection should be fine. I'd say that there was something else going on except that playback is better when hardwired. CPU utilization seems high. I'd really like to get an HDCP compliant monitor for the XP desktop to see if there is maybe a Vista-related problem.
     
  17. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    Upgraded router firmware to 1.02.5 (Linksys WRT54G v6).
     
  18. kocuba

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    Me too.
     
  19. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

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    WOoo!:D
     
  20. PoitNarf

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    Updated my initial config to indicate that I have 5.1 channel speakers connected to my sound card.
     

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