I’m not sure why this is, but i recently had to toss my ATI All In Wonder card, and replaced it with a PNY nvidia GeForce 6600gt AGP card.
This may be purely coincidental, but since replacement of the card, my system is dog slow while using DVD shrink!! It is driving me up the wall, as I used to just be able to copy dvd’s and go about my merry business using my computer, but now it takes about 25 minutes to encode/rip the DVD, and while it’s doing it, my system is a dog.
CPU Usage is at 55-60% while encoding, AND while buring the disc. I notice the majority of the load is carried on the left side cpu, but about 10-20% of it is on the right side cpu (hyper threaded, not real cpu of course). CPU temperature, and system temperature are at 45c…
Motherboard: MSI Pro MS-6728 (Intel chipset)
CPU: Intel P4-2.8GHZ w/ hyper-threading enabled in BIOS
RAM: 1 gig DDR Dual Channel
Hard drive: Western Digital Raptor 36gig, 10krpm, SATA
OS: Windows XP Pro w/ service pack 2
DVD Burner: Lite On LDW-411S
CD Burner: TDK
Sound cards: SB Audigy MP3 USB external, and SB Audigy internal (drivers not currently loaded for the internal one… I’m lazy, and like the external one better anyway!)
-Ran windows update, all software updates are installed…
-I did not have the ATI software installed, so there was none of that to conflict with the new video card…
-I checked in the BIOS to make sure that HT was enabled
-I flashed the BIOS to the newest one from MSI’s web site
-I updated the motherboard chipset drivers with the latest from MSI’s site
-I updated the PNY Video card drivers with the latest from PNY’s site
Does anyone have any clue what’s causing this, or is system slowness an issue with DVD Shrink?
My laptop does have this same issue, because it’s a Centrino, with no hyper threading… But I would expect my desktop with the P4 hyper threading to allow me to go about my merry business while copying dvd’s. It’s so wierd that a new video card would cause this issue!