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Old 04-29-10, 09:09 AM   #33
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Default Re: VDPAU - 8400 GS - Which one?

Originally Posted by Vorgus View Post
Athlon64 x2 4200Mhz. Uses very low pcu but I do have to set the speed step trip down form 95% to 50% or raid rsync just about kills video because at the lowest setting the bus speed is also reduced. The default 95% seems to be too high for most things. But at 50% it doesn't take much to kick it out of idle.
I have read about this problem. Apperently some AMD processors throttle the bus speed along with the CPU clock. They say to play with it to find a value that works well for you.

It does handle the mpeg2 stream in soft mode better then the gpu, but it runs the cores at 80-90%+ so not much head room left.
Hmm. I wonder if the issue is the 8400 doesn't have enough horse power to both decode the HD MPEG stream and down convert it to SD. Have you tried it on a 1080p display to see if you get the same problems?

One question, you say in your previous post that you are using 1/2 spatial de-interlacing. Why bother de-interlacing at all if you are down converting to SD (which is interlaced)?
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