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Hi All,

I am running the latest version of ffdshow and TT v1.5.0.23. I have only the "unsharpen" and "gradual de-noise" checked. After a DVD has played but a few minutes my system will crash and it will reboot itself. My system is only showing about 37 to 45% cpu used during DVD playback. My system is a P4 1.8, 512mg, WinXP.

When I uncheck the filters, I have no problems. It seems that with only 37 to 45% cpu being used that I should not be having any crashes. Can someone provide any idea to what the problem might be?


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This sounds very much like a hardware fault.

Is CPU fan running and is the heatsink fitted properly with compound?

Could be a range of other hardware faults e.g. RAM, Main board etc.


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If this occurs at different 'times' with the same DVD and occurs with most DVDs (i.e. random), it is likely a power/heat problem.


Some thoughts...


1. You will never see a failing value measured by software (think about it;)).


2. Software measurements are usually averages; you don't see the 'peaks and valleys'.


3. As temperature rises, a component becomes more likely to fail on a 'smaller' undervoltage, no matter how short the duration.


4. PSUs slowly weaken with age; applications usually do the opposite.


A sudden reboot (no error message, BSOD etc) usually indicates that the mobo has reset the CPU. This will occur if the POWER-OK line from the PSU drops below threshold.


Suggest that you monitor your voltages and temps (for trends - see "1." above).
 

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Thanks Guys,

I appreciate the help. I will have a look see and see if I can find out what the cause of the power/heat problem.


BTW, I have read mention of people measuring their cpu and case temps. How is this done?


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