ATI 9000 Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by iGary, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    I like to watch DVD's on my G4, but most of them show jagged edges during rapid frame refreshes.

    Will an upgrade to a 128mb card from my current 64mb improve the DVD viewing expierience?

    The only other thing I could think it might help with is my Photoshop work.

    Dumb questions, I know, but I'm asking anyway.
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    In the past, I've used an ibook with a 32 MB radeon 7500 and a powerbook with a 32 MB nvidea 5200go to watch DVDs. Both handled movies flawlessly... I find it very unlikely that a 64 MB Radeon 9000 should have trouble with DVDs. Methinks there is something else wrong here.

    What are the other specs on your G4?
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    His profile has this:
    1.25 GHz G4 MDD Tower
    200gb HDD, 2gb DDR RAM, Panther 10.3.4

    I don't think it is the video card, unless it is broken. Your card should be more than enough to handle a dvd. Does you computer ever crash? Maybe bad ram or something.
     
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    ah, ok, overlooked that. Well, all things considered, there's nothing in your system, video card or otherwise, that should prevent a DVD from playing in melted-butter smoothness. I agree with grapes - we're looking at something broken or malfunctioning. Could be the optical drive, could be bad RAM, could be all sorts of things.
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I looked through a few DVD's last night, and it only is really apparent in a concert DVD I watch a lot.

    The others were fine.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    Its a problem with the interlace method used, if you open the DVD in VLC and I think turn interlacing off, it will go away.
     

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