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Old 07-15-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hi, Sometimes when I am using convertx my system hangs when I am trying to do something else like downloading a file. Here is my system specs XP pro sp3 P4, 3Ghz, 504 MB RAM.

Hopefully, I can get some responses now. I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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You're just overloading the system. It can't do all that at once. You really shouldn't even be doing anything else while converting DVDs, ideally all the CPUs power would be devoted to converting.

You'll need a new computer if you want to do all that at once.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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Is there anything that might at least help with the situation?
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Close other programs? You could at least upgrade your computer with more RAM too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #5
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If I increased my RAm from 514MB to 2GB how much of a difference will affect my PC with this issue?

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Old 07-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #6
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I'd say upgrading to just 1GB is enough.

When you use apps. that are heavy on processing then more RAM does help alot.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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It would help a lot. With the prices of RAM today, you may as well get 2 gigs.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:35 PM   #8
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Chances are your just running your computer low on memory and it's paging to and from the hard drive over and over. This is called thrashing. On top of that your doing very processor intensive stuff converting and the processor is being used to page things to and from the hard drive as well. Get more ram definitely.
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If your using an integrated card this is also hurting your performance. Making your processor handle your graphics, dvd converting, downloading files and paging with only 514mb of ram, your gonna see a lack of performance.

if you get 2gb you wont have to worry about your computer accessing the page file. which means you'll never really see your computer lagging behind unless your processor is outdated
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When you say hang, do you mean you have to reset? Or do you mean, it slows down to a crawl? If its doing the former, then yeah, RAM would help.
Certain blue screens can mean loss of memory as well though I guess.
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