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Apparent problems with DXVA? on Dell XPS M1730

Hello.
I’m in total disasters.

One month ago I had to replace motherboard, display and graphics card on my Dell XPS M1730.

(Only the graphic card was probably gone. Anyway.)

Videocard is : 9000M GTX NVIDIA GeForce.

Now I open a patch for a simple video installation and it goes VERY slow, even with ridicolous resolution. The patch is very simple and plays back a video and there are some graphics. Simple. Worked well in June.

Now I do the WEI windows tests and I got excllent 7 in video but 3 or 4 in Processor and RAM tests.
No Idea what to do.

Processor is DUO T9300 2.50 GHZ
Anyone experienced something similar? Or have any suggestion?
Drivers were reinstalled and they seem to be up to date.
I still have 24 hours, then I leave for one week and when back will have only 3 hours to set up everything :) PANIC

Thank you!

Some more info:
if i delete the filestream-vlc node I got 60 fps (fraps) and smooth animation.

With the filetream it jumps between 10 and 30.

Also: doesn’t matter if i have SLI enabled or not on the Nvidia.

Could also be a codec issue- perhaps in setting up your system again the codec landscape changed?

Could be something hardware related but I would certainly look in to that first. That’s often the source of video specific dramas.

Ok, I try to reinstall the codecs soon.
Also i’ll try to change the video format.
Thanks.

While reinstalling VLC codec pack:

GPU / Graphics card detected:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
Your graphics card is not listed in the settings database.
''DXVA can still be enabled but will fall back to CPU decode if DXVA is unsupported.
‘’
Any hint?

I can enable this DXVA on h.264/x264 and/or on VC1.

…but it warns that it may be hijacked to the CPU computing since it’s not supported…

…trying to install or reinstall DXVA but hm, not sure if it’s clear to me what to do.

This is what I get from DxVA Checker.
If somebody can help me to understand what’s happening…

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
MPEG2_IDCT: DXVA2, SD / HD / FHD
MPEG2_A: DXVA1, SD / HD / FHD
MPEG2_C: DXVA1, SD / HD / FHD
VC1_IDCT: DXVA2, SD / HD / FHD
WMV9_IDCT: DXVA2, SD / HD / FHD
H264_VLD_NoFGT: DXVA2, SD / HD / FHD
VC1_IDCT: DXVA1, SD / HD / FHD
WMV9_IDCT: DXVA1, SD / HD / FHD
4B2E068F-396A-43DF-B86B-7DC6D2B6726A: DXVA1, Unknown
312B6A3A-41DE-4A43-9C0F-FB3D5F0DFB9A: DXVA1, Unknown

just two thoughts, usually you don’t need any codec packs for VLC and second, have you checked that optimus is behaving as it shoudld, check that you have the latest driver from nvidia and use the new optimus tool.

thanks.

I have the latest nVidia drivers, but i have no idea what Optimus is and how to install it…I+m trying to but I don’t find any download for now…

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/26992-optimus-test-tools-finally-in-users-hands/

Merci bien. I’ll let you know if I solve this.

No WAY.

After strugglig with different drivers,

Nvidia Experience says I have the latest ones, 327.23

BUT

when i try to install the Optimum tools it says it can’t find any supported drivers.

Panicking more and more :)

well, i have no hands-on experience with optimus as i just try to avoid getting machines with that technology, but that post with the tools is from mid 2010, so it might aswell be that those optimus tools linked there are too old to recognize your current drivers. (just a guess ;))

good point.

I exchanged this machine for 10 hours of paching, it was a very good one…when it worked.

IO’ll try to see if I can find newer tools.

@m4d yep old thread but useful tool to see what is running on the nvidia GPU
as explained here by @gegenlicht
https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/9471
you have to force vvvv.exe to use the nvidia GPU

@circuitb: allright. was just wondering since a guy in that utilities thread states on the first page that those utils have been integrated into the driver package so i thought it might be counterproductive to install those three year old binaries linked there.

still can’t find optimus, I’ll ask @Noir

I tried to chenge the settings for vvvv in the nvidia cntrol panel but I don’t have a gloval “best performance” choice.
So i did some tweaking and it got a slightly better performance, i think (anyway vvvv crashed).

I really don’t understand how it’s possible as before changing the hardware everything worked great,

I’l run my intallation on a friend’s computer but I relly need this computer to get back on track. I’ll post more when I have news, does somebody think that a clean install of WIN7 would help?

Ciao for now.

Optimus on a Dell XPS CoreDuo ?

Ciao @io I didn’t mess with optimus.
Actually this computer is the same @Noir had, and he told me better not to have optimus…

Anyway I changed the patch in order to read an Avi on a normal FileStream instad of a VLC one.

Result: Patch worked fine for ca. 10/15 min. then started stuttering (enough to grab a 25fps video though).

I’ll try soon to totally reinstall windows, maybe it will help since I changed my motherboard, videocard and display…?