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New Graphics card install - no more TheaterTek!

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  1. Placebo2

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    Hey all!

    Replaced my ATI 9600pro with a 6600GT and now when entering a DVD all I get is a spinning noise, a Theatertek splash screen and then......nada! not a thing!
    I removed all traces of my card, do you think I need to reinstall TT?

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    It's nature's way of saying ATI are better than nVidia. :D

    No, seriously, I don't see the need to reinstall TT at this point, though I guess it wouldn't do any harm unless you've lots of saved bookmarks etc.

    What rendering have you got configured? Is this a dual-monitor system? In fact, is the DVD playing, ie. are you hearing sound but not seeing video?
     
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    Hi and thanks for the reply.

    On the one ocassion I did get it to the menu of the DVD, I managed to change the Post processing from FFDshow to Nvida and then turned if off. All with the same result of nothing but a static image. It starts the DVD and then just hangs. Control, Alt, delete says that TT is no longer responding.

    I'm building a new HTPC this weekend, got the new graphics card early and thought I'd install it into my current machine :suicide:

    A taste of wants to come?

    Cheers,
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    Hard to know what's happening here, seeing as how the graphics card shouldn't really make much of a difference.

    I'm assuming you're using TT 2.06. I think you need to simplify in order to try to isolate the culprit. Drop all post-processing and select hardware mode, this after all is the simplest and the default mod. If that doesn't work then maybe DirectX is the culprit, what version do you have? If hardware works just un-check DXVA and re-try.

    Keep changing one thing at a time till it breaks.
     
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    If it crashes when you select Nvidia post processing could it be the drivers?

    I am using 7120 without any problems if that helps
     
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    Thanks again for the replies guys.

    I'm useing drive 66.93? Can't check as I'm at work, downloaded from Nvida's website. I assumed that's the latest driver, where did you get version 7?

    I'll try the step by step soloution when I get home - thanks again!

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    I used 66.93 for a time, the preferred ones start at 67.03, that's when PureVideo support was started IIRC as well as built-in support for customer resolutions (though I continued to use Powerstrip).

    One of the most used sites for driver downloads is Guru3D.
     
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    Thanks mate, will give these a go.
    Are these 3rd party drivers then?
     
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    Some are, some are card supplier's releases, eg. ASUS, most are nVidia beta versions. The useful thing about the site is that every version ever released is there, unlike nVidia themselves who only have the latest official release.

    IIRC 67.03 was an official 'WHQL certified' release, not sure if there's been one since then.

    Guru3D is also the source of many useful (and dangerous!) utilites for tweaking graphics cards.
     
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    Having just checked the site - it seems were upto version 71.81! Will give them a go tonight. :smashin:

    Cheers,
    John
     

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