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i am trying to convert an avi to mpeg-1 so i can make it into a vcd. i am using TMPGenc. i have a hp pavilion 7915. 128mb ram. 1.1ghz processor. 40 gb. harddrive. when i am cenverting the file, my computer restarts. then i have to restart the conversion. it wont finish. it also restarts when i am playing games(e.g. civilation III, red alert, sim city) if you know how to fic this, i would be very happy. also, if there is any better converters, please tell me.

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Hmmm, well something is crashing in WinXP. The reason it restarts is because in XP there is a default option to restart the computer if it crashes. You could turn this off by going to:
Start,Control Program,System,Advanced,Startup & Recovery,Settings,System Failure, Then UNCHECK the AUTOMATICALLY RESART. This should give you the ability to see what software is causing the trouble next time it crashes, cuz your system won't just restart. Let us know what happens.
 

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i already unchecked that button and it still does it. how do i update my video dirvers?
 

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click on start > settings > control panel under there look for the system and under display properties and it should show you your video card. Let us know and we will show you where to get drivers from.
 

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i am getting a new video card this friday. i am getting the PNY Verto™ 32MB PCI Video Card. i have an on-board 11 mb now. should i get the 64 card instead? also, should i get more ram? i have 128 mb.
 

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be careful, hp computers are known to be 90% non-upgradeable. i've had a similar problem with a USB video capture device. if anything i would check to see if your software is xp compatible.
 

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ok,
i can get the 32mb video card, or 256 mb of ram right now, but not both. i currently have 11mb video card, and 128 mb ram. what should i get. ram is $40, card is $50. please tell me what would be better
 

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11mb? theres, 4,8,16,32,64, and 128 because binary code only lets thing increase in doubles. as for your choice, id go with the ram. right now im running xp pro, i have winamp, windows messenger, and internet explorer running and have 120 of my 256mb available. im betting with 128 your computer is being bottleneck by virtual memory which is when your computer uses hd space as ram, cutting your h/d transfer speeds in half. even if your an intense 3d gamer i would suggest getting the system stable first. make sure the memory you get is the same speed as the mem in your comp, and of course the same type. im assuming your running intel so ram is probly pretty pricey stuff, get another 128mb and u should be set for the next couple years.
 

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it is 11 ,mb. it is on board. i have 128mb sdram pc133 and ordering from pricewatch sdram 256mb pc133. (40)
 

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Onboard video is sharing system memory; therefore it is only displaying 11MB of video memory.
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ok...i put the ram in, and i tried to convert my movie again with TMPGEnc, and my computer restarted again. i now have 384 mb of pc100 sdram. my processor is 1.1 ghz celeron. when it restarts, the CPU usage is at 100%. should it restart when that happens? if so what should i do? get a faster processor?
 

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no, i cant convert anything, it also does it with games and every morning i wake up, my computer has been restarted.
 

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ok, anyone wanna buy my computer? it has
32 gb hard drive.
384mb sd ram
11mb on board video card
56k modem
52x cd-rom
1.1ghz intel celeron processor
 
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If need be you can restore your machine back to the way it was when you first bought it with the restore floppy and CD.

Then go here and try out HP's suggestions.
 

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Sounds like to me that you have the shut down virus thats beem going around, I had it too. Blow the OS Fdisk the MBR"fdisk /mbr" at the A:. Then reinstall OS
 

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m98person said:
i am trying to convert an avi to mpeg-1 so i can make it into a vcd. i am using TMPGenc. i have a hp pavilion 7915. 128mb ram. 1.1ghz processor. 40 gb. harddrive. when i am cenverting the file, my computer restarts. then i have to restart the conversion. it wont finish. it also restarts when i am playing games(e.g. civilation III, red alert, sim city) if you know how to fic this, i would be very happy. also, if there is any better converters, please tell me.

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try doin what dj specs said about turning off the autorestart thing, check ur fans and heat sink for overheating, clean the fans . and u might wnat to get more RAM cause 128 with windows xp isnt that good.
 
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