PC Freezes

  Madaro 12:35 25 Nov 07
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I run an AMD 1.33 Ghz on a Gigabyte Technology LTD 7DX Motherboard, 1Gb RAM, WIN XP with SP2, 8Gb free on Systems Drive, 15Gb free on Video Drive. Power supply is 300 Watts, which should be ample. When using Pinnacle Studio Plus 10.5 or ULead Video Studio 10 Plus my PC continually freezes and I have to restart. Previously I had minimal problems with Pinnacle. Now I cannot edit. All other programs run OK. Any suggestions welcome.

  X™ 12:45 25 Nov 07

Pinnacle requirements:
Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or higher (2.4 GHz or higher recommended)

Ulead:

# Intel® Pentium® 4 (equivalent) or higher recommended
# Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 Home Edition/Professional, Windows® XP Media Center Edition, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista™
# 512 MB (1GB RAM or above recommended)
# 1 GB of available hard disk space for program installation
# Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel sound card for surround sound support recommended)
# Windows-compatible CD-ROM for installation


Processor doesn't really have the guts. What spec is your video card?

  martjc 12:46 25 Nov 07

...if your system is freezing:

Mem fault: try reseating the ram.

Spyware: Run a good anti spyware prog.

Video card: Do you have the latest drivers?

Check ALL cables inside and out.

  martjc 12:48 25 Nov 07

a faster proc for Pinnacle. I think X™ may have hit it on the head.

  Madaro 21:19 16 Dec 07

Thank you to those who answered my cry for help. I noted all your comments and put those into effect that I could. Eventually I removed my Anti Malware Program (Kaspersky) and this cured it. I am now running AVG Anti Malware.

Madaro.

  Madaro 21:19 16 Dec 07

Thank you to those who answered my cry for help. I noted all your comments and put those into effect that I could. Eventually I removed my Anti Malware Program (Kaspersky) and this cured it. I am now running AVG Anti Malware.

Madaro.

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