Originally posted by Amd2800
You dont need a Media Centre pc ..i run it on a Intel p2 450mhz wiv 192mb ram and its fine
again not true. yeah you can install it on that machine, but it will never act right. that probably why it only took up 2 gig on your xp machine. it takes up 3 gigs on mine. but even if it only took up 2 gigs on your computer that is still 500 more mb than xp. the default theme for mce is enegy blue which is only slightly different than reg XP. I just reinstall mine saturday
the first computer I install it on was an amd2000 with 1gig 2100 ram. it was a joke. nothing ever act right. every time I went to do something it was get stuck and lock up. After that I switch the amd2600 processor and 512 2700 (I can raise the FSB now) ram from my kid's computer in the basement (It was actually my computer but when I built them an upstair computer, I stopped hanging in the basement on it, so i gave it to them).
MCE act better after that but it still capture video incorrectly and it would still get constantly stuck at times . after talking to the nvidia guy (I thought that my nvtv tuner was messed up), he told me that the bare minium for MCE2005 (I also had the wack A$$ mce 2004 too, but it never worked right) was a 3 gig processor and 1 gig ram.
I wanted to go 64 bit anyway, so finally I built me an amd 64 3500 with 1 gig samsung 400 ram, 400 gig 128 mb pci express machine.
Now MCE act like it was intended too. it never get stuck anymore, my recorded video has great quality even when you set it to fair on the recording tab and everything works flawlessly.