Notebook Pentium M 1,3 Ghz / Nvidia Geforce 4 420 as thin client?

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    Hi,

    I have a hugely old Notebook (Samsung X10 1300) lying around here. Its got one of the first centrinos in it (1,3 Ghz) and a Geforce 4 420 as graphics card.



    Would this be possibly powerful enough for plain SD-Content over Lan? I am asking before trying before I need to reinstall the thing if there is any chance it works.

    Maybe someone has tried similar crazy stuff and report back.

    Thanks
     
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    Might be sufficient regarding power, but I'm pretty sure that the gfx is not DX9-capable (I believe that the nVidia FX-5000 series was the first DX) cards from nVidia).
     
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    Damnit. This could be a problem with DX9...googling it now.
     
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    I would just install MP, run and see if it will scroll smoothly through the menu's without any config being done.

    Remember a few months ago, one guy was running a MX4000 card with MP, again should not have worked, but he was happy it did :confused:

    Whats the onboard gpu memory, if only 64mb, then I do not think it will work, 128 might just be fine.
     
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    Yeah, mine isnt DX9 capable. And if I remember correct, ist has only 32MB RAM. Scary...
     
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    Could be quite a nice server, should be power efficient...but tvcards via usb? Me don't like...
     
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    Just in case anyone is interested: it works!

    I am quite surprised, but streaming sd-tv and watching sd-series is working just fine. cpu-usage around 60% with MPC-Codec. HD won't work stutterfree, but that was expected. Even menu is scrolling relatively smooth.

    This shows how low resource requirements of MP are currently. Great work guys!
     
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    Amazing, definitely thought it would not even load ;)
     
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