3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2012 11:31 AM by yamcenutzer

    Intel i3 3225 HD4000 best settings for WMC HTPC?

    Jeff

      I just upgraded from an older Intel dual core pentium CPU, Intel MB, and ATI 5570 video card hooked up to an LCD TV using HDMI.  Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and Windows Media Center with HD OTA recording.

       

      I went to a gigabyte MB, Intel 3225, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, using the onboard HD 4000 video.

       

      I noticed that playing back recordings using this new setup looks fuzzier than my old ATI card.   Is this normal, or is there some kind of setting that I am missing on the built-in Intel Video?

       

      In bios, I have the built-in Video using 1024MB of RAM (since I have 8GB).   The only options I have disabled in the video driver settings is Dynamic Contrast setting.

       

      The CPU seems pretty fast, but I'm really disappointed in the Video.  It was the whole reason I purchased the setup.

       

      I'm going to try messing around with it some more when I get back from my business trip on Thurs.