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Windows 7: Poor video playback performace on win 7 & GeFoce 6200

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
Poor video playback performace on win 7 & GeFoce 6200

I have a machine which has the specs below and I recently decided to go for Windows 7 because of the need for the taskbar improvements and some other nice features I missed in old XP.

My main problem is with video playback because they consume almost all CPU processing and they tend to be non smooth (I'm speaking about virtually all video formats and not just a particular format but this problem is maximum with avi files). Also the problem is persistent with any video player (I tried WMP12 / RealPlayer). I never got this problem on XP using the same hardware and software. I feel like Windows 7 is not optimized for my old hardware. Any thing I can do to have an optimum performance??? I'm really stuck with this machine and do not have the time/money to go for a new hardware for many months to come . This PC is OK for almost all my needs except that video playback performance issue which I'm suffering from.

1) I already tweaked various aspects of windows 7 which I do not need like transparency and some other stuff I do not need.
2) I use k-lite codec pack and RealPlayer 1.0.5 as my main video player.
3) I already downloaded and installed the NF123LR1.0 package.
4) I have the latest Geforce driver installed 195.62_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql
5) The "Windows Experience Index" gives me a 3.0 score on desktop performance for windows aero.

What else I do need to do???
'll appreciate all your kind feedback

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Dec 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

I have a 6200A-LE (lesser than yours) in another machine than my specs.

It does not do HD stuff at all but as far as DVD and lesser video, all formats and players, it's excellent. No tweaking needed and full Aero with full settings possible in Windows.

Please type msinfo32 into the start menu. Hit enter. Ctrl+s on the screen that opens. Zip or rar the saved file and attach to a post using the paperclip.

I can have a look for you and make some suggestions. My first one is to completely ditch Real Player and use PowerDVD, WMP, VLC, MediaPlayer Home Cinema or any combination of, to play your videos instead.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

Here you are the info you required. I tried these media players but same issue
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model A7N8X-E
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, 1921 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1009, 04-Feb-04
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Australia
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name workstation\Magmag
Time Zone Perth Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.50 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.50 GB
Available Physical Memory 729 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.96 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.79 GB
Page File Space 1.46 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Dec 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

If you check my post again, it will tell you how to attach the zip or rar file.

That's not the info I requested, unfortunately. I can help you tweak your machine to get the best performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64

Sorry, Here your are the file. It took a lot of time to be saved!

Attached Files
File Type: rar System Specs.rar (45.1 KB, 12 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

In the start menu, type regedit and hit enter. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

and delete these:

Babylon Client
Acronis Scheduler2

I'd uninstall Winsnap since that sounds like an Aero replacement and no need. May actually be causing poor perfermance.

You have a few unnecessary services that you should disable but I'll leave that up to you to decide which. Google them if unsure. Type services.msc in the start menu and hit enter to see them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #7

7 Prof

It would help if you set your media player to use the video card for play back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7, Linux

Also codec priority can help playback I remember back when I had to do that. =)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7600

try gom player its pretty lightweight and directs you to direct downloads of any codec you might need
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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