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**** No Solution Till Date - Help Me Please ****

By uppulurivasu ·
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The system has Celeron 850 PRocessor with 100 Mhz bus speed and 128MB SD-RAM with bus speed 133 Mhz. When the Movie is played in windows media player the system reboots when Xing is used the movie plays very well. Later the same problem presists on P3 667Mhz Processor with 133 Mhz bus speed and 128 MB 133 Mhz SD-RAM. When the processor is replaced with P3, 733 Mhz (133 Mhz Bus Speed) and same 128 MB SD-RAM having 133 MHz Bus Speed the movie plays on Windows Media Player, Note all the processors are 1.65V only. Many have tried and failed. That person who can solve the problem will be very much thankfull.

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The first PC

by Oz_Media In reply to **** No Solution Till Dat ...

HAs mixmatxhed RAM, this would probably cause an issue with windows media player if Media Player had video acceleration cranked up. If you're lucky, the 133 RAM has automatically slowed to match the 100Mhz, it probably won't run at 133 though and the two don't like each other. If the Graphics card or chipset uses SHARED memory, this will be a MAJOR issue.

IN WMP go to Tools>Options and select the Performance tab, move the slider to the far left to disable Video Acceleration.

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Likely motherboard and/or video problem

by In reply to **** No Solution Till Dat ...

I had a similar problem once and was able to completely resolve it.

My newly self-assembled system would crash whenever certain video-intensive applications were run, including Windows Media player. Even rapidly moving windows around on the screen would cause the machine to crash. Turning off Windows video acceleration (moving the slider all the way to the left as described by "OZ Media") was a 100% effective workaround. Stable system but crippled video.

How the problem was completely corrected
The root of the problem was the motherboard's BIOS for its onboard peripherals. I downloaded an updated BIOS from the motherboard maker, flashed it using the provided utility program, installed the latest motherboard-based peripheral drivers from the manufacturer, and the problem went away. I was able to turn Windows video acceleration completely all the way up and the machine has been 100% rock solid for about a year now. The hardware: MSI K7N2G-ILSR motherboard with onboard GeForce 2 VGA and shared memory, AMD Athlon XP 2200 CPU, 1.5 GB PC2700 DDR RAM.

There was a timing problem that was resolved by the BIOS (software) change. This is reflected in your observation that changing the CPU and bus speeds seemed to change the behavior.

What to do
1. Workaround: Reduce or turn off Windows video acceleration as described by "OZ Media". You should only need to reduce video accelleration to the point where the system becomes stable. Start with "off". Bump it up one step at a time and retest until the system destablizes. Then, back off one step.

2. Download and install the latest motherboard drivers and/or BIOS from the motherboard maker. Retest with full video acceleration on.

3. If you have onboard video, disable it (jumper or BIOS setting) and install an AGP or PCI hardware video card. Retest with full video acceleration on.

4. If the problem persists and you want more video acceleration than you are able to achieve without destablizing your system, replace the motherboard with a different make/model. Video acceleration is important for the best visual experience on Windows XP.

If you solve or improve on your problem, let us know what you did and how well it worked. Good luck!

-----Steve Jackson

Software Corporation (Softcorp)

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How about video card driver

by zzy1000 In reply to **** No Solution Till Dat ...

Try update video card driver to the latest version. If the symptom persists, try a older one.

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I concur.

by mrafrohead In reply to How about video card driv ...

I had problems like this with a sytem before, and this fixed it.

Your drivers are attempting to do something they weren't "designed" yet to do. So update and it should fix it.

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I have been in your shoes

by chad.Gniffke In reply to **** No Solution Till Dat ...

Honestly, I would get out of the building PC's business and invest in a Dell. I support thousands of nodes and would not do it any other way. If this is just for your personal needs, then I am not sure which way will be best. But I can assure you that your expertise is much better served and more valueable to your employer by helping him/her make their business more effecient and secure rather than troubleshooting processor and video

Good luck

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bother to try using some codecs?

by kawarimi In reply to I have been in your shoes

when these thing happens, i would try to install some codecs for example Nimo codec packs, or u can try to use "GSpot" to analize what kind of movie file it is and what kind of software u need, hope it helps :)

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