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iv been geting alot of memory errors recently through a good majority of my programs.. mainly powerdvd and nero. Powerdvd usualy doesnt give me too much problems. ( infact i think it might be the reason my video is sputtering, which is also odd because when it sputters around the audo playback of the movie doesnt seem to be effected by it and plays normaly)
anyone have a clue to what has been causing this? and before anyone asks.. yes i have tried reinstalling both programs, and i restarted after too :thumb:
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Does this happen when you play DVD Movies only, or even when playing files from harddrive? I used to have problem way back when I used PowerDVD, I eventually found out the reason was that my DVD wasn't running in DMA mode.

If this is intermittent crashes that started happen out of nowhere, it could be caused by anything from a bad memory to a bad powersupply. But since you mention PowerDVD and Nero it could be related to the DMA thing as they remind me of the problems I had. Check the current transfer mode of the ide channels the cd/dvds are connected to in your cpanel->system->hardware->device manager, if they are in PIO you are in trouble.
Primary IDE Channel 's current transfer mode is on Ultra DMA Mode 5, i set transfer mode to DMA if available

Secondary IDE Channel's Current transfer mode is on Multi-World DMA Mode 2, Transfer mode is set too DMA if available

the hells pio?
Programmed Input Output: All transfers go through the CPU. With DMA (Direct Memory Access) the CPU is less bothered by transfers. PIO is slow. When I first tried XP x64, my SATA drivers were stuck in PIO mode. It was horrible. Winamp started to skip when I opend a new blank tab in Firefox.
think i remeber asking about that before. hmm. well crap, I got stuck into a reinstall of windows. dunno what it was but things got relitivaly slow, programs lagged. windows lagged. dunno what caused it. oh well, that last installation lasted the longest. almost 2 years :D . i still dont know what keeps causing powerdvd to lag though, it still does it.
You mean you didn't reformat when you got the P4? oO
yeah i did. i built this system myself, plus when i got the new hd i reformated it. :p


wait hears something with powerdvd

Display Information:
Video Mode: Progressive
Display Mode: DirectDraw
FourCC Code: YUY2
Surface Type: Overlay

Video Attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: Both Pan&scan and Letterbox
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 0.00Mbps
is their a way to change display or video mode? maybe it would run better on some other mode
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