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    Hardware question - Intel Deskboard DQ965GF & Intel C2D E6300

    Hi,

    Just wondering if this setup would be able to run HD movies, or if i would need a GPU. I want to install XBMC Ubuntu on it.

    Intel Deskboard DQ965GF Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 CPU

    I got it off ebay, should arrive in a couple of days

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    Re: Hardware question - Intel Deskboard DQ965GF & Intel C2D E6300

    With integrated graphics, HD movies may barely be acceptable. But, you'll have to try it and find out how it works.

    It looks like the PCI-E (PCI Express) spec on this board is old, only supports up to 1.0a, which means most PCI-E X16 graphics cards you could buy cheaply won't work, since most of them now are 2.0 or higher.

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    Re: Hardware question - Intel Deskboard DQ965GF & Intel C2D E6300

    I have that MOBO with a Pentium E6600 dual core and found the internal graphics to be very shotty. I have a Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS in the PCIe slot and have no problem playing hi-def video.

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