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Just installed MCE 2005 on an old hp Vectra 933mhz. I have 256mb ram and nvidia club GeForce fx5200 128mb graphics card. In the normal xp window every thing is fine, just a little flickery using the s-video output to TV. When switched to the media centre mode the menues are completely illegible. Horizontal black lines cross the screen and white lines shoot accross the back ground in all directions. When you scroll through the menus the whole screen flickers and re-draws itself and jumps all over the place. When watching a dvd every thing is fine as are the online features. Its just the main menu's, pictures and music screens. Its the same on both monitor and tv. The PC's PSU is only 120w, could this be a the problem?

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Your problem is your whole system. System requirements are available from Microsoft.

rats....I didnt realise that MCE had minimum system requirements, i just thought that it has hardware requirements for gfx, sound and tv tuners.

I have searched microsoft.com for sys requirements but i cannot find any. Can anyone help?

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I have searched microsoft.com for sys requirements but i cannot find any. Can anyone help?

here are MS's recomendations

CPU: 1.6GHz without software encoding and 3.0GHz with software encoding

HDD: 60GB +

RAM: 512MB

GPU RAM: 128MB DDR

Recordable DVD Drive

Broadband Ready

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I have searched microsoft.com for sys requirements but i cannot find any. Can anyone help?

here are MS's recomendations

CPU: 1.6GHz without software encoding and 3.0GHz with software encoding

HDD: 60GB +

RAM: 512MB

GPU RAM: 128MB DDR

Recordable DVD Drive

Broadband Ready

even so, he has a supported video card, so the menu should look fine...he might have issues trying to watch/record digital tv, but it should look ok...

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