I am having freezing problems with my Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 CableCARD Tuner in that very frequently, while watching TV in Windows Media Center, the picture and sound comes to a hault and freezes. To recover, I have to exit out of WMC and remove the power from the Hauppauge tumer and plug back in and then restart WMC. This works but is a PITA to do this several times a night. Is there any cure for this?
This is on my main PC. HP HPE8 3,5GHz AMD FX-6120 CPU - 10GB DDR3 RAM. I do not use it as An HTPC. I just watch TV on it among other things. Windows Media Center is the resource hog. My ore temps jump ftom about 27 deg C to around 57 to 59 deg C when Windows Media Center is launched. I just think I will have to go to a Corsair Liquid Cooling System.
Comparing temps for a 2-core Intel to that of a 6-core AMD is not really appropriate. I'm willing to bet that your processor runs hotter out of the gate. That said, my i5-650 desktop which I am checking right now did not change temps at all when loading WMC with a LiveTV stream: