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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:04 PM
What program are you using to convert? What are your PC specs?
When you say 'knocks itself off' does the whole PC just shut down or give you a blue screen?
Do you notice any loud fans in the PC before this happens?
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:22 PM
ExpandMyMind, on 28 January 2013 - 11:14 PM, said:
That's a shame, it's a good player, but not as light as it has been in the past.
Well it's the other softwares fault really, but the other software is fine. So it;s only VLC being affected. Had the same problem on 2 different OS installs and tried everything, until i figured out the problem.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
It sounds like a problem with your power supply. The problem being it can't provide enough power over a certain amount of time or during or as a result of a high load process like this file conversion. As a result, it cuts out completely. Resulting in your computer then turning off.
I have that happen too and I have a 650w power supply for a computer I know doesn't require nearly that, and it has happened with Format Factory but a few other programs as well. My issue is that the fan has stopped working in my power supply. I didn't know it was possible, but the power supply can work for over a year (like mine) without a working fan. Not a good idea, but it can.
I have enough airflow and other fans and heatsinks in my case and generally not enough workload that my computer does not produce enough heat to require much of such a large power supply, but when it DOES need it, the power supply simply can't handle it, and it shuts down. It did it a couple of hours ago while I was doing nothing, simply because it has warmed up here, and it just overheated because of ambient temperature.
My PC works best when it is cold in here. I've gotten it to fully convert files by turning the heat down, taking the side off the PC and pointing a high powered fan directly into it while it converts. I know it sounds like one of those "recharge your batteries with a pickle" troll science pranks, but I verify this firsthand.
Either you or a computer-savvy friend needs to take the side(s) off your computer and boot it up and make sure all your fans are running, especially the power supply - mine runs occasionally but stops then starts again. There are also many free programs like Speedfan that will display the temperatures of various internal components of your computer, such as the CPU, Power supply, memory, fans - providing the sensor leads are connected properly.
Edited by Paranormalcy, 29 January 2013 - 06:42 AM.