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by 725338stud / February 6, 2010 3:30 AM PST

I have PC with configuration of Pantium D processor and 512 MB RAM.It was working fine until i replace 512 RAM with 1 GB RAM. Now mkv video or any high quality video is not playing continuously and CPU used is more than 90%. Even if i switched back to 512 MB RAM , Problem is there. Could anybody suggest anything please?

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I don't think this is related to the RAM.
by Kees Bakker / February 6, 2010 3:35 AM PST

Go into taskmanager and tell us the top-5-processes after sorting on CPU usage. Also tell about your graphic card.


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Desktop Running Problems
by 725338stud / February 6, 2010 4:29 PM PST

System Idle Process

Graphics Memory is 96 MB.

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That's the answer to Bob's question ...
by Kees Bakker / February 6, 2010 7:34 PM PST

about torrents. And it's a pity you didn't tell the percentage of each process. Normally, system idle (the system doing nothing) should be above 80% if all you do is looking video, I think. The video program shouldn't need more than 20%. But I don't see any video viewing program in the list.

Remarkable: with system idle on top of the list it's nearly impossible that the CPU is being used for more than 90% by other processes. That leaves less than 10% for system idle, and it's hardly imaginable it's on the top of the list than.
Maybe tell more?

What I should do:
- switch the hard disk you're reading the video-file from from DMA to PIO mode, reboot, switch it back again to DMA-mode and reboot again. That's done in Device Manager.

If that doesn't help:
- clean install of the OS
- try again to view a video you already have on your harddisk (copy it to USB-stick first, because the clean install will format the hard disk); disconnect from Internet until then
- stay away from torrents in the future


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The clue is the mkv
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 3:36 AM PST

That makes me wonder if there is TORRENT software or other VIDEO PLAYERS that came from a TORRENT on this machine. I'm losing count how often a machine gets slammed when the owners begin to use torrents.

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If you suspect that you might...
by Brechan / February 6, 2010 10:27 PM PST
In reply to: The clue is the mkv
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Look up and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 11:53 PM PST

Sure enough they are running a torrent at the time of the troubles.

I'm unsure why you are replying to me about this.

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(NT) Sorry Bob clicked on the wrong 'reply' box
by Brechan / February 7, 2010 2:53 AM PST
In reply to: Look up and
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