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  1. #1
    Flycaster Guest

    Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion

    Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    FX5200 (updated drivers).

    Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?
    --
    To email, erase "forgetit"

  2. #2
    Doug Bashford Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion



    On Sat, 24 May, Flycaster said about:
    Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion


    > Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    > FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >
    > Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    > try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    > hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    > Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    > times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    > seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?


    Youtube and iTunes might be the most CPU intensive
    program you run. If so:
    Something is prolly eating or not releasing your system
    resources.

    Suspect any legacy (old) programs you run first.
    (Also could be a virus.)

    To find out, you might try monitoring the Win Task Monitor
    [press Alt Ctrl Del] and switch between&watch Processes and
    Performance tabs. (...or shut down all running programs one
    at a time.)

    If that's no help, you might try to find a system monitor
    that gives a more truthful reading of CPU usage, that
    one lies big-time. (Can anybody suggest one?) Also keep
    an eye on yer "phone line" for virus com usage etc. A
    good sysmon should chart that too.

    --Doug









    PURE Republicanism?? It's now clear.
    Six years of PURE Republicanism - BOTH houses
    AND the Prez. Pure as it gets.
    So?
    Are you better off now than seven years ago?
    Are you proud with what they have done to
    America and her reputation? ...To your reputation?
    ....all the sleaze, lies and bribery?
    How about all the killing?
    ....Americans torture now? Proud?

    If actions speak louder than rhetoric, then
    name ONE good thing about Republicanism.
    Just one.

    Just one *real* thing.

    Can't do it?
    You have only feelsgood rhetoric?

    So? Your Republicanism more like a bad habit then?






  3. #3
    Flycaster Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion


    To email, erase "forgetit"

    Doug Bashford wrote:
    > On Sat, 24 May, Flycaster said about:
    > Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion
    >
    >
    >> Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    >> FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >>
    >> Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    >> try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    >> hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    >> Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    >> times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    >> seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?

    >
    > Youtube and iTunes might be the most CPU intensive
    > program you run. If so:
    > Something is prolly eating or not releasing your system
    > resources.
    >
    > Suspect any legacy (old) programs you run first.
    > (Also could be a virus.)
    >
    > To find out, you might try monitoring the Win Task Monitor
    > [press Alt Ctrl Del] and switch between&watch Processes and
    > Performance tabs. (...or shut down all running programs one
    > at a time.)
    >
    > If that's no help, you might try to find a system monitor
    > that gives a more truthful reading of CPU usage, that
    > one lies big-time. (Can anybody suggest one?) Also keep
    > an eye on yer "phone line" for virus com usage etc. A
    > good sysmon should chart that too.
    >
    > --Doug
    >


    All resources are fine while having this slo-mo problem. Remember I
    said that all this stuff used to work just fine and then all-of-a-sudden
    slo-mo entered into the scene. Interestingly, when the computer is
    freshly booted, every thing works (iTunes, youtube, windows media.
    winamp), but after an hour or so, the slo-mo sets in (with no excessive
    use of CPU resources). I guess it could be a virus, but I haven't
    detected one. And, perhaps something is wrong with the motherboard or
    the Nvidia GeForce card???
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > PURE Republicanism?? It's now clear.
    > Six years of PURE Republicanism - BOTH houses
    > AND the Prez. Pure as it gets.
    > So?
    > Are you better off now than seven years ago?
    > Are you proud with what they have done to
    > America and her reputation? ...To your reputation?
    > ...all the sleaze, lies and bribery?
    > How about all the killing?
    > ...Americans torture now? Proud?
    >
    > If actions speak louder than rhetoric, then
    > name ONE good thing about Republicanism.
    > Just one.
    >
    > Just one *real* thing.
    >
    > Can't do it?
    > You have only feelsgood rhetoric?
    >
    > So? Your Republicanism more like a bad habit then?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Doug Bashford Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion


    Flycaster said about:
    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion


    >
    > To email, erase "forgetit"
    >
    > Doug Bashford wrote:
    > > On Sat, 24 May, Flycaster said about:
    > > Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion
    > >
    > >
    > >> Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    > >> FX5200 (updated drivers).
    > >>
    > >> Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    > >> try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    > >> hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    > >> Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    > >> times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    > >> seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?

    > >
    > > Youtube and iTunes might be the most CPU intensive
    > > program you run. If so:
    > > Something is prolly eating or not releasing your system
    > > resources.
    > >
    > > Suspect any legacy (old) programs you run first.
    > > (Also could be a virus.)
    > >
    > > To find out, you might try monitoring the Win Task Monitor
    > > [press Alt Ctrl Del] and switch between&watch Processes and
    > > Performance tabs. (...or shut down all running programs one
    > > at a time.)
    > >
    > > If that's no help, you might try to find a system monitor
    > > that gives a more truthful reading of CPU usage, that
    > > one lies big-time. (Can anybody suggest one?) Also keep
    > > an eye on yer "phone line" for virus com usage etc. A
    > > good sysmon should chart that too.
    > >
    > > --Doug
    > >

    >
    > All resources are fine while having this slo-mo problem.


    And how do you know this?

    > Remember I
    > said that all this stuff used to work just fine and then all-of-a-sudden
    > slo-mo entered into the scene.


    I'm guessing as you *use* it, and not if it just sits idle
    "an hour or so".

    > Interestingly, when the computer is
    > freshly booted, every thing works (iTunes, youtube, windows media.
    > winamp), but after an hour or so, the slo-mo sets in


    That's the typical low resources symptom of a resource hog that I
    describe.

    > (with no excessive use of CPU resources).


    Again, how do you know this?
    And what of memory resources?

    > I guess it could be a virus, but I haven't
    > detected one.


    Virus not probable, in my best guess.

    > And, perhaps something is wrong with the motherboard or
    > the Nvidia GeForce card???


    Does not sound like hardware.
    Reboot would not fix a hot board or chip.
    Sounds like a resource hog.

    One such hog could be an extremely fragged disk.
    Another is a memory leak.
    Another are other sloppy programs of many kinds,
    or very old programs.
    ....and viruses/Trogans.





    --

    PURE Republicanism?? It's now clear.
    Six years of PURE Republicanism - BOTH houses
    AND the Prez. Pure as it gets.
    So?
    Are you better off now than seven years ago?
    Are you proud with what they have done to
    America and her reputation? ...To your reputation?
    ....all the sleaze, lies and bribery?
    How about all the killing?
    ....Americans torture now? Proud?

    If actions speak louder than rhetoric, then
    name ONE good thing about Republicanism.
    Just one.

    Just one *real* thing.

    Can't do it?
    You have only feelsgood rhetoric?

    So? Your Republicanism more like a bad habit then?






  5. #5
    Flycaster Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion


    To email, erase "forgetit"

    Doug Bashford wrote:
    > Flycaster said about:
    > Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion
    >
    >
    >> To email, erase "forgetit"
    >>
    >> Doug Bashford wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 24 May, Flycaster said about:
    >>> Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    >>>> FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >>>>
    >>>> Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    >>>> try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    >>>> hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    >>>> Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    >>>> times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    >>>> seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?
    >>> Youtube and iTunes might be the most CPU intensive
    >>> program you run. If so:
    >>> Something is prolly eating or not releasing your system
    >>> resources.
    >>>
    >>> Suspect any legacy (old) programs you run first.
    >>> (Also could be a virus.)
    >>>
    >>> To find out, you might try monitoring the Win Task Monitor
    >>> [press Alt Ctrl Del] and switch between&watch Processes and
    >>> Performance tabs. (...or shut down all running programs one
    >>> at a time.)
    >>>
    >>> If that's no help, you might try to find a system monitor
    >>> that gives a more truthful reading of CPU usage, that
    >>> one lies big-time. (Can anybody suggest one?) Also keep
    >>> an eye on yer "phone line" for virus com usage etc. A
    >>> good sysmon should chart that too.
    >>>
    >>> --Doug
    >>>

    >> All resources are fine while having this slo-mo problem.

    >
    > And how do you know this?
    >
    >> Remember I
    >> said that all this stuff used to work just fine and then all-of-a-sudden
    >> slo-mo entered into the scene.

    >
    > I'm guessing as you *use* it, and not if it just sits idle
    > "an hour or so".
    >
    >> Interestingly, when the computer is
    >> freshly booted, every thing works (iTunes, youtube, windows media.
    >> winamp), but after an hour or so, the slo-mo sets in

    >
    > That's the typical low resources symptom of a resource hog that I
    > describe.
    >
    >> (with no excessive use of CPU resources).

    >
    > Again, how do you know this?
    > And what of memory resources?
    >
    >> I guess it could be a virus, but I haven't
    >> detected one.

    >
    > Virus not probable, in my best guess.
    >
    >> And, perhaps something is wrong with the motherboard or
    >> the Nvidia GeForce card???

    >
    > Does not sound like hardware.
    > Reboot would not fix a hot board or chip.
    > Sounds like a resource hog.
    >
    > One such hog could be an extremely fragged disk.
    > Another is a memory leak.
    > Another are other sloppy programs of many kinds,
    > or very old programs.
    > ...and viruses/Trogans.


    All very good suggestions, thanks. However, I routinely virus scan and
    routinely defrag my disk (even though it rarely needs defragging).
    Cache and temp files are well controlled, too. Furthermore, when the
    slo-mo problem occurs, I run Process Explorer and find no excessive use
    of resources. Quite a problem, eh?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > PURE Republicanism?? It's now clear.
    > Six years of PURE Republicanism - BOTH houses
    > AND the Prez. Pure as it gets.
    > So?
    > Are you better off now than seven years ago?
    > Are you proud with what they have done to
    > America and her reputation? ...To your reputation?
    > ...all the sleaze, lies and bribery?
    > How about all the killing?
    > ...Americans torture now? Proud?
    >
    > If actions speak louder than rhetoric, then
    > name ONE good thing about Republicanism.
    > Just one.
    >
    > Just one *real* thing.
    >
    > Can't do it?
    > You have only feelsgood rhetoric?
    >
    > So? Your Republicanism more like a bad habit then?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


  6. #6
    Rene Brehmer Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion

    On Sat, 24 May 2008 12:28:19 -0400, Flycaster wrote:

    > Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    > FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >
    > Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    > try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    > hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    > Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    > times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    > seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?


    Sounds like the CPU is overheating to me... how old is your computer, what
    is it, and when's the last time you cleaned the heatsink?

    Modern computers will slow down the CPU when it gets too hot. It can cause
    some very interesting and mysterious problems if what you're doing requires
    more power than the CPU have at lower speeds. Slow-motion movie play is one
    of the things that indicate the CPU is running at lower speeds.

    Unless you have a hardware monitor running, you will not get any
    notification that the CPU is overheating and is slowing down to cool off.
    --
    Rene Brehmer
    IT Technician

    North Hill Inn
    http://www.northhillinn.com

  7. #7
    Flycaster Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion

    CPU overheating and slowing down...now that sounds like a possibility.
    I do routinely clean the interior of my computer and the heat sink,
    itself. But I haven't done in in about 2 months. I think I'll google
    for a free app that with monitor my CPU's functioning. Thanks for the tip.


    To email, erase "forgetit"

    Rene Brehmer wrote:
    > On Sat, 24 May 2008 12:28:19 -0400, Flycaster wrote:
    >
    >> Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    >> FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >>
    >> Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    >> try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    >> hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    >> Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    >> times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    >> seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?

    >
    > Sounds like the CPU is overheating to me... how old is your computer, what
    > is it, and when's the last time you cleaned the heatsink?
    >
    > Modern computers will slow down the CPU when it gets too hot. It can cause
    > some very interesting and mysterious problems if what you're doing requires
    > more power than the CPU have at lower speeds. Slow-motion movie play is one
    > of the things that indicate the CPU is running at lower speeds.
    >
    > Unless you have a hardware monitor running, you will not get any
    > notification that the CPU is overheating and is slowing down to cool off.


  8. #8
    Flycaster Guest

    Re: Youtube videos/sound play in slow motion

    Just downloaded a monitoring program. It's reading a HDo of 130F and
    says that no fans are running. Could you interpret this?


    To email, erase "forgetit"

    Rene Brehmer wrote:
    > On Sat, 24 May 2008 12:28:19 -0400, Flycaster wrote:
    >
    >> Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2, plenty of RAM, Geforce
    >> FX5200 (updated drivers).
    >>
    >> Youtube and iTunes play well when computer is first booted up. But if I
    >> try to play them, let's say after the computer has been in use for and
    >> hour or so, then everything (sound and video) is in slow motion.
    >> Otherwise, everything else on the computer functions quite fast at all
    >> times. This has been going on for about 6 months and nothing I try
    >> seems to help, maybe one of you guys/gals can?

    >
    > Sounds like the CPU is overheating to me... how old is your computer, what
    > is it, and when's the last time you cleaned the heatsink?
    >
    > Modern computers will slow down the CPU when it gets too hot. It can cause
    > some very interesting and mysterious problems if what you're doing requires
    > more power than the CPU have at lower speeds. Slow-motion movie play is one
    > of the things that indicate the CPU is running at lower speeds.
    >
    > Unless you have a hardware monitor running, you will not get any
    > notification that the CPU is overheating and is slowing down to cool off.


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