Ongoing HTPC project 2006 (with some old pc parts) (1 Viewer)

Nefius

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here's the deal.

Case: Arctic Cooling Silentium T1 with seasonic powersupply (got it for free)
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/pics/products/4_big.jpg

Mobo: Asus A7N8X-XE (just bought it yesterday)

Audio: C-Media CMI9761 onboard with S/Pdif out

CPU: AMD Athlon XP2100+ (leftover from former pc)

Memory: 2x 256MB Twinmos DDR400 (leftover from former pc)

Vid.card: Ati Radion 7200 or Geforce2 4200 (leftovers, not sure which one to
use)

TV-Card: Hauppage PVR150 MCE (with FM)

Remote: Palm Butler/PCZapper basic (earned it)
http://www.pczapper.tv/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3&Itemid=4

HDD: Seagate BarracudaII 20GB Ultra Ata (to start with, leftover).

DVD player: Pioneer 109D DVD burner (leftover from former pc)


I had a bit of spare time yesterday to insert the mobo in the case with most of the parts and updated the bios and started with some CPU recognizing problems.
When i just wanted to call it a day, i saw that i had to change the frontside bus with jumpers (how old!!). Anyhow.. fixed that.

So tonight i'm in for the WinXP +SP2 install, get all hardware up to date with latest drivers, make a ghost image and start installin MP 0.2RC.

Actually i want to use almost every feature, MP has to offer, including skype, timeshift, tvguide and tv recording.
I expect some problems with the remote controller (PCzapper), because i have to try a plugin for that one.

Wish me luck!

I'll keep you all up to date for problems i might get.
 

CoolHammer

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    Hi,

    I'm afraid you need to dig your leftovers bit more :)
    Try to find directx9 compatible vid card.

    Otherwise your system will run i'm sure.

    CoolHammer
     

    Callifo

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    You might not 'see' any problems as such but find MP slight/incredibly slow as the cpu will be very high. I believe a GF4 4200 would be the better choice and since its a DX8 card you might not have any problems at all. Id say give it a try.
     

    Nefius

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    December 15, 2005
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    First problems rise..

    Can't get the remote to work correctlly.
    I have this script (mediaportal020.psm), but i can't install it.
    Have no idea where to put it, or install it or soever.

    Besides this, i have some plugins i want to install, some of them are visual basic scripts, but i get this error that it can't execute the scripts.

    I installed a clean windows XP Sp2 with .NET 2.0 (no .NET 1.1) and all the other neccesary things.

    Do i need something else to execute vb scripts? (maybe .NET 1.1??)
     

    wortelsoft

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    You could install .net1.1 it doesn't harm and maybe there are some parts left wich still use the old framework.
    Also have a look in the tips and tricks section from the forum there are a few
    extra ms updates wich fix a few things.
     

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