Mike8913 Wrote:Im on a zotac ION board. atom 2.6 with 2 gb ram and 1tb raid 1 array
im totally at a loss of what to do. I feel like I've installed various versions of ubuntu about 20 times
If it has an ION or ION LE GPU on it, it should have a BIOS setting that allows you to choose how much main RAM gets assigned to the graphic subsystem.
If so, it will likely top out at 512MB RAM for graphics. I would set it to the highest available, IF you have 2 or 4GB RAM. If you only have 1GB RAM, that is likely a big reason for jitter problems.
My Revo 1600 runs video just fine (and it is the "slow" one)under XP playing a full stream rate BD disk (Avatar w/HD Audio). It also plays it on xbmc over the hard wired net from a Win7 PC share as a 38GB MKV file (that stutters a bit, but it is not video processing, it is feed dropout). I cannot stop watching that flic. It is just too good. :-) Anyway, I hope everyone here has their ION BIOS RAM setting tweaked right!
I have been running 9.11 for months, and I UG'd mine to 4GB RAM and a 7200 rpm HD, and I drilled all the vent holes out slightly bigger and dropped the temp 10°F! Check out my mod picks:
Recently, I have been compiling my own, and experimenting with upgrading and dist-upgrading, and continuing to run. Lots of learning. I noticed my new build using mayhem 3 HD I used to see the system details in the lower right corner when I hover over "system", similar to the weather update when hovering over the "Weather" menu item. It used to be there, so either my power mngmnt is tied to it or the new mayhem doesn't have it in/fixed yet.
Anyway, check your BIOS, ION-o-folks. My new project today is a Zotac ITX H55 MOBO ($135)http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-h55itx-a-e...board.html
with 2x4 (8GB) of 1333GHz DDR3 ($200), i5-670 CPU with HD video (32nm)($204), a 500GB 7200 rpm Seagate ($90), Raidmax case($39). It has a full length PCIe16x slot, so I can put my full sized graphics card in it if I want or need to. This is a cool board. It will even take an i7 I read in at least one place. My old machine is full sized and seven years old, but it ran Vista from beta flawless, and Windows 7 as well (Asus AN8SLIyadayada), mainly due to the $400 vid card. This tiny thing will likely beat it. So, for less than $800 so far... We'll see what we'll see...
won't we? I'll let y'all know what progresses. This MOBO has no setting like that I described to you, I just thought I would let you all know what I am doing currently.
Amazing that in the past every transistor in a computer had an ounce of steel associated with it. (more in the old mainframe days) Now there are about a million transistors for every ounce of steel. Amazing.