Athlon vs PIII

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Trinity, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. Trinity

    Trinity Guest

    Hello all, I'm new to this forum...just found this site today, it's really great!!

    Here's my problem (or complaint), I recently upgraded my computer from a PIII 800 mhz to an Athlon XP 1800. I only really changed the cpu and mb and added additional ram this time, had upgraded the powersupply and hard drive a month or so previous. But anyway, I do a lot of video capturing with my computer, like TV shows, so it's approx a 1/2 hour show broken into three parts (cutting commercials) and then I compress with Virtual Dub. Previous to my upgrade I could compress two sections at once along with doing other things at the same time-burning cd's, word processing, web surfing, ect without having any problems with my compressed files. The other day I watched a part I had compressed and I found that it had artifacts or glitches on the video. I went to the same part on the uncompressed section of video and it looked fine, I've been only compressing one section at a time now without doing anything else to bother it and they seem to be turning out ok. So I guess I was wondering if anyone else had seen this happen or have problems like this, I'm assuming it's a slight difference in the coding of AMD compared to Intel or maybe I've caused a bottleneck in my system. (Sorry for such a lengthy first post, and thanks in advance!)

    Here's my specs
    Athlon 1800, Abit KT7A
    1024 PC133
    WD 100gb 7200rpm (w/8mb cache)
    32mb ATI All-in-Wonder
    Sound Blaster Live value
    XP Pro
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I have no clue but I saw that you're new to XP-erience and wanted to welcome you :)

    Be prepared for a war with this thread...the famous AMD v. Intel :rolleyes: :p
     
  3. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    it also would be good to know what format you are compressing them into, for example DIVX 5.0.2 is much faster and cleaner than DIVX 5.0 and Quicktime.
     
  4. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    have u tried it on others?......other shows/parts?
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Welcome!:) Pentium to AMD?:( AMD to Pentium?:) Just a hint...
     
  6. bheagle

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    yes you'll be singing alright, cause if you do it in the morning the thing will BLOW up by afternoon... AMD ROCKS!!!
     
  7. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    What...? Singing...?:eek:
     
  8. bheagle

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    HAHAHAHAHA the post I was referring to has been removed... somone said to re-install the intel chip and MB... and he'd be singing...

    :D
     
  9. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    I dunno man.. maybe you did something wrong? I used to have a PIII 933 and upgraded to an athlon xp 2000... best thing i ever did.. maybe it could be your SDRam to.. try switching to DDR.. that will kick it up a notch
    - Mike
     
  10. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    definantly use ddr ram with that proccessor...it needs the speed...
    sd ram jus isn't enouf
     
  11. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    Yeah.. you are causing the bottleneck with the SDRAM.. DDR would probably fix your problem
    - Mike
     
  12. Trinity

    Trinity Guest

    Thanks for all your advice, I was afraid my ram or video card could be slowing me down...Someone asked what I was compressing to also, I'm using Divx 4.02 low motion. I'm still playing around with the computer, speed-wise I'm happy with it...and great prices on the Athlon processors.
     
  13. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    I would suggest getting DIVX 5.0.2, it's faster and cleaner than 4.02