how much RAM is minimum to play back original DVDs with movies?

By Ruben
Apr 15, 2006
  1. it is via chipset board with 1 GB Athlon CPU and Geforce 2 graphics.
    Current RAM module is one block of SDRAM 256MM at 2x133MHz.
    Will that be sufficient for playing back DVDs under Windows XP?
    Assuming no other apps run in the background
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    dont see why not.. maybe more ram if your running winxp.. 256 is pushing it..
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    It is no fun running 256 meg on windows, get another cheapo stick of 256, and you computer will love you dearly.
  4. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Ditto, one stick of 256 MB of RAM for your computer will make your computer very very happy (and not to mention faster :p). You will also need a DVD-ROM drive to play DVDs, which I am assuming you have. I had a P2 computer with like 128 MB of RAM and I could play DVD Movies normally so what you already have should be sufficient enough.
  5. Ruben

    Ruben TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 100

    Thanks guys. I wonder how latest Power DVD requires so much of the resources...Movies have not changed. It is the same DVD with the same ac3 Dolby sound that I used to run on 466MHz Celeron and 128MB of 100MHz SDRAM
    (quite a few years ago). Is that XP that eats up all the processing power of CPU and memory? Quite a rhehoric question I guess...
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