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Computer freezing problem

M

masaki

Guest
#1
Here's how my system is setup:

Abit KG7 (BIOS flashed to latest version)
AMD AthlonXP 1700+
768MB PC2100 DDR RAM
Primary IDE
>[master]IBM 60GXP HDD
>> Drive C: 24.4GB NTFS (OS)
>> Drive D: 32.8GB NTFS (Data)
>[slave]IBM 60GXP HDD
>> Drive V: 57.2GB NTFS (dedicated to video editing)
Secondary IDE
>[master]Sony DVD burner DRU-500A
>[slave]Sony DVD-ROM DDU1621
Ati Radeon 8500 64MB
Creative SB Audigy

Running Windows XP

The problem I'm experiencing is that whenever I'm rendering a video clip (source file and output file reside on V:), the computer would freeze in the process. Both IDE channels have DMA enabled.

The program I'm using to edit my video is ShowBiz (bundled with the DVD burner).

I have tried to move the hard drives to separate channels and changed to PIO mode (the rendering process gets farther) and still freezes.

Can anybody help please???? I have no idea how to fix this problem.
 
M

masaki

Guest
#3
Yes, I've tried shutting down all other running programs. I also tried booting to Safe mode and do the rendering there but the computer still freezes everytime I try.
 
M

masaki

Guest
#5
Unfortunately, it's never worked before. The computer almost always freezes when rendering/playing videos. I used to play Counter-Strike and the computer froze ocassionally too.
 
I

Indomidable

Guest
#7
Check out the Some Ideas post

I missed the new reply button by a bit and that terrible new topic one was what I hit.:D
 
M

masaki

Guest
#9
I have a 350 watts power supply. The temperature for the processor is constantly at 35°C. Motherboard at 22°C and chassis at 38°C.
 

Krux

Nissan Powered
#10
Might be something wrong with the hard drive I have a western digital that would freeze if so much information was written to it something past like the 5gig mark I think it was. didn't matter how big or small the file was if it went over the 5 gig makr on the drive it froze my computer so I took it outside and pounded it!:eek: :D :p :confused: :huh:
 
M

masaki

Guest
#11
I can transfer videos from my DV camera using Firewire onto drive V: without any problem though. The files are often more than 6GB.

Could it be the motherboard? I tried the RAM on my friends' computers and they worked just fine.

I just reinstalled XP SP1 from scratch and still freezes................:(
 
M

masaki

Guest
#12
I bought a Gigabyte 7VAXP Ultra today and the freezing problem is completely gone.... :) the video is rendering at 33% right now and still going good. Thanks to everyone who gave me a hand to fix the problem :)

This mobo kicks ass :D
 

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