MD number 2 now
AOpen ePC EPC945GT-m8
Platform Technology: Intel VIIV Technology
Type: PC barebone, media centre
Product Form Factor: Desktop slimline
Built-in Devices: VFD panel
Type: p4 d 3GHz
Processor Socket: Socket 479
Chipset Type: Intel 945GT Express
Data Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Installed Size: 2 GB (max)
Technology: DDR II SDRAM
Features: Two DDR channels
Type: 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Controller Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Channel Qty: 2
Storage controller (2nd)
Type: 1 x IDE - integrated
Controller Interface Type: ATA-100
Channel Qty: 1
Type: 23 in 1 card reader
Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel GMA 950
Video Memory: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Type: Sound card - integrated
Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround
so.. to start with the video caused the MD to become unstable after a few minutes!
so I installed a Nvidia GeForce 7300GS 512MB PCIe card allowing use of ui2 hassle free
but there was no sound?
as I wanted to use it now (and sort out further problems later) I grabbed a usb soundcard (based on the C-Media CM106-F with optical SPD/IF out) and as if by magic.. there was sound
however my joy was short lived!
intermittently the sound will disapear for a fraction of a second.. then continue maybe for another 30 seconds to a minute then it will drop out again!
anyone have any thoughts?
PS I am (pretty) sure the internal sound worked OK in beta4 I couldn't swear to it though lol!