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  1. Not to sound rude, but have you checked audio settings to make sure you've got "mic" set as the default recording device?! Also try manually updating the driver for your card and pointing it to the directory where the realtek driver is (you might have to extract the Realtek driver to a folder first... can't remember if it comes as an executable or not)
  2. Open the Haali Media Splitter Settings and in the options there's a section "Explorer Inregration". Click "enable thumbnails extraction" and type a number into the "Thumbnails offset" box. I have something stupid like 254468 typed in it. Should now have thumbails
  3. Graphics score is based on the Aero interface I think and gaming graphics is based on gaming? Also, his score might be down to poor/wrong/dated drivers.
  4. Lowest score was processor 5.6. Everything else 5.9 Intel Core2Duo E660 @ 3.0Ghz Asus P5W DH Deluxe Corsair Dominator DDR2 2GB @ 3-3-3-12 nVidia 8800GTX WD Raptor 74GB WD Caviar 500GB SATA II Score keeps me happy for a while
  5. lol. I hadn't set the AC3/ffdshow codecs up properly. Thanks anyway
  6. Corsair PSU's seem to have quite a good reputation at the mo
  7. Thanks The heatsink isn't that heavy really but I'm still weary of it falling off or something lol. cost of bits: Case - £140.99 Motherboard - £140.99 CPU - £182.11 CPU Cooler - £35.24 Thermal Paste - £4.69 PSU - £99.86 Memory - £202.09 (Now £164 grr!) Graphics Card - £276.11 Hard Drive - £117.49 DVD-Drive - £24.66 iMon Ultra Bay - £68.14 Card Reader - £5 WinXP Pro OEM - £49 Total - £1346 The case isn't to everyone's taste but I thought I'd be different, plus it fits perfectly under my desk lol
  8. Thanks Yeah, the case is nearly 3ft tall so had to angle some pics to get it all in and the others I was trying to be "arty" lol Well I have an Audigy 2 ZS Plat Pro in my drawer but I prefer the options/useabilty of the software with the onboard over the crappy Audigy 2 software, which doesn't have as much flexibilty in my opinion. Couple of straight pics: (and a not-so-straight crappy blurry pic!)
  9. After reading around about the new Core 2 Duo's I decided I wanted one so got rid of my old AMD machine and build a new one! Specs: Case: Thermaltake Mozart TX PSU: Corsair HX 620W (ATX2.2 Modular) Motherboard: Asus P5W-DH Deluxe CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E660 @ 3.2ghz CPU Cooler: Scythe Ninja Plus Revision B Heatpipe Cooler Memory: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-6400 (4-4-4-12) Graphics: BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC2 640MB (580MHz Core, 1700MHz DDR3 Memory) Sound: Onboard Realtek High Definition Audio Optical Drive: Samsung (TSSTcorp) SH-183LBEBN DVD±RW Dual Layer (SATA) Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 500GB SATA2 Front Display: iMON UltraBay / OEM 3" Card Reader Case Cooling: 5x12cm fans (and still extremely quiet!) Monitors: Hyundai 19" @ 1440x990; 26" HDTV @ 1360x768 Speakers: Creative Inspire 5.1 OS: nLite'd Windows XP Pro SP2 patched with MCE 2005 Overall I'm very happy with the end result, although I did have a few problems ; I had to remove the onboard wireless adapter and connect the card reader to this header instead as the cable was far too short (or the case is far too big!) and I also had a bit of trouble figuring out how to setup the SATA DVD Drive in the BIOS too. I'm impressed with how easy these chips are to overclock too. I've got it clocked at 3.2ghz from the standard 2.4ghz on stock vcore voltage and with temps around 23c idle and 45c at load I'm planning on installing a Creative X-Fi sound card and a 150GB WD Raptor at some point soon, as well as 2GB more memory if I decide to upgrade to Vista - I evaluated it and was impressed with some aspects (mainly the new Media Center), but XP will do me fine for a little longer Thanks for looking
  10. Yes, 2 ZS if you want to get really anal about it! lol I had already tried your suggestions before I posted the thread, but thanks anyways. I finally resolved the situation by over riding the AC3 codec settings to output evrything as 5.1 sound
  11. First, I'd run your CPU at stock speed until you solve the issue Have you installed the Intel inf drivers for your CPU? Should be the first drivers you install after booting into OS first time after clean install.
  12. I have the Nvidia Pureview Decoder installed. I have used the "Microsoft Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility" and everything is fine, it's set as the default decoder etc. I was previously using the Cyberlink decoder and had the problem then too. Just to add, I have setup my speakers in MCE as 5.1 and it detected all the speakers fine, but still not working!
  13. In other words it will be XP Pro as you're removing MC components! lol
  14. Hello, I have spent a couple of hours searching/googling for an answer to this, so if there's a topic already and I've missed it then apologies! I have a Creative Audigy Platinum Pro ZS and Creative 5.1 speakers. If I play a 5.1 video in Media Player Classic I get 5.1 surround, however if I play the same video in Media Center 2005 I get stereo mixed over all speakers rather than 5.1 Anybody had this problem? or know of a fix? I have tried with and without Rollup 2 and the problem seems to occur in both situations. Very confused!!
  15. Sorry to bump an old thread.... I was wondering the same and didn't find any of these replies helpful to be honest! If I wanted a machine PURELY for MCE use and nothing else, what can I safely remove using nLite, so I can just use Media Center and have Internet access for downloading updates/Guide data?? Thank you
  16. Firstly, please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section! Could anybody recommend a better way for me to organise my music as it's starting to get a little messy?! This is the current file structure I have.... + My Music + 70's, 80's + Club & Euro + Drum & Bass / Garage + Hard Dance & Trance + Hard House + Hardcore + Record Label + Hip-Hop & R&B + 1980's + 1990's + 2000 + 2001 + 2002 + 2003 + 2004 + 2005 + 2006 + House & Electro + Indie, Rock & Alternative + Old Skool Dance + Pop + 1990's + 2000 + 2001 + 2002 + 2003 + 2004 + 2005 + 2006 + Scouse House + Trance All of my music is fully tagged and named in the artist-title.mp3 or artist-album-trackno.-title.mp3 format, however this structure is starting to get difficult as my mp3 collection has grown to 7000+ songs How does everybody else organise theirs?!
  17. a "feature" huh, LOL Well this is the first SATA motherboard I've had with a nVidia chipset, my other boards are all VIA so that's probably why I've never come across this before! Will see if there are newer drivers to fix this feature thanks
  18. Hello, I've just bought a new motherboard and hard drive for another of my PC's (ASUS K8N-VM, WD Caviar SATAII 500GB drive). Installed everything hardware & software wise with no problems, but noticed that Windows is detecting the new hard drive as a removable dvice!! Can anybody shed some light onto why it's doing this? Regards Lee
  19. No video editing required! I have another machine for all my audio editing / general computing needs. I want to use the EXISTING hardware I have in the machine stated in the first post for my media PC (providing it's adequate) and just wanted advice on what extra hardware I would need. So far I have purchased the Thermaltake Bach case with the Media bundle. All I want advice on really now is TV card I think. I want something that will accept a digital signal in (i.e. the cable I use to connect tomy current cable set-top box) cheers:)
  20. Hi there, I want to add TV/Home Theatre-style capabilties to one of my machines, but not 100% sure what else I'll need. The spec on the PC I want to use is as follows: Motherboard: Asus K8V SE Deluxe Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200 (Socket 754) Processor Cooling: Gigabyte G-Power Pro Memory: Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2 x 1GB) Graphics: ATI Radeon 9800XT with Arctic Cooling silencer Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Storage: Western Digital Caviar 200GB (SATA) Optical Drive(s): Sony 16x Dual Layer DVD Writer, Sony 52x CD Writer Case: Antec P100 PSU: Jeantech 500W OS: nLite'd Windows XP Pro SP2 I'm looking for a new, slightly smaller case, and a digital tv card that has a digital input (so i can plug a digital cable into the cards input rather than normal aerial) with recording capabilities. Also some decent speakers to complimentmy current sound card (at the moment I'm outputting to a Kenwood amp and into 2 speakers, but getting rid of this). I've been looking at the Soundgraph iMON VFD also to turn my PC on and off via remote etc. Is this a decent piece of kit? Can someone give me some advice please? Sorry if it's a little too vague!

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