ASUS 7100 Pure --do I need a DVD Decoder card also?

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  1. Rob FM

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  2. Mark Rejhon

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    No.
    Today's nVidia and ATI cards do a MUCH better job at DVD than separate decoder cards. Just make sure you have at least about a 500 Mhz CPU.
     
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    Well, I have the V7100 Pure and a P3 500 + 384MB RAM and it didn't seem to run too well. For the most part it ran smoothly, but every now and then throughout the movie it would get a little laggy.
    Maybe it was do to some other factors, but I've been under the impression that you need around a 1GHz CPU + good video card to playback DVD's smoothly.
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  4. Rob FM

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    Mark & Andy, thank you! You've just saved me $52.00!!
    (I have a 1Ghz T-Bird, and 256-ECC Ram, so it looks like I'll be ok.) -it won't be for primary viewing of DVDs, I just wanna be able to watch 'em if I want to in the computer room.
    Thanks again,
    ~Rob M.
     

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