View Full Version : Holy slow motion Batman!

02-25-2005, 02:41 PM
Every time I start up any type of file with a video, my computer will run in slow motion and I have to close it and press ctrl+alt+delete just to get it running normally again.

I've tried using different players + etc but I can't fix it. I'm also running a virus scan now, and I'm going to run spyware search and destroy to get rid of it.

Help me swampies!

02-25-2005, 02:54 PM
It's probably not a virus, you probably just have low memory or something.

02-25-2005, 02:55 PM
Hmm. Shouldn't be. I upgraded my ram yesterday to 1 gig, was fine before I added more ram.

Edit: also, its fine if I'm playing music files, its just video for some reason.

ET Warrior
02-25-2005, 03:53 PM
Lets lookysee, you upgraded your RAM, and suddenly, the computer acts differently.

Sounds like you screwed up your upgrade mate.

02-25-2005, 04:49 PM
I don't see why putting some more ram in would mess up videos, why do computers have to be so annoying sometimes. :indif: I found nothing in the virus scan and the spyware scan, looks like its the ram.

02-25-2005, 04:56 PM
I don't know if this is true, but could your comp be running thinking that it has lower RAM then it really has?

Just thinking out loudly.


Boba Rhett
02-25-2005, 05:36 PM
Are you sure it's the exact same kind of ram as your original?

02-25-2005, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Just thinking out loudly.

out loud*

Pal - did you have this problem before or after you installed the RAM?

El Sitherino
02-25-2005, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Are you sure it's the exact same kind of ram as your original? Most BIOS after 2002 won't allow a boot unless it's the proper RAM. I had this problem when I had my new stick put into a certain slot, I switched out the slots, now it runs perfectly. Perhaps that's your problem, probably wants that stick in a specific slot.

02-25-2005, 08:15 PM
maybe there's just to much stuff saved onto the hard drive. like programs and such. I recommend getting rid of any old programs you don't use any more. but make sure noone else in the household uses them either.

02-25-2005, 08:54 PM
"Logic dictates that these two events are related, and that you have been pwnaged by the RAM upgrade" :( :p



ET Warrior
02-25-2005, 09:42 PM
you might also wanna take a look at your bios on your next startup. It's entirely possible you've got something awry there.

02-26-2005, 02:27 PM
What PLayers have you tried and what type of files are they?

Is your virtual memory low?(too much space taken up on the system drive(usually C:))