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Noisy Laptop
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(11-08-2015, 08:56 PM)Kompressor Wrote:
(11-08-2015, 05:29 PM)Renton Wrote:
(11-08-2015, 08:07 AM)Kompressor Wrote: Speedfan?

Not accurate on any of my machines so never recommended it to anybody, no idea how reliable it is when it does work


Anything you would recommend?
CPUID HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Assuming whatever motherboard you have contains chips that support monitoring of some sort, most do but how much info you will get can vary especially on cheaper laptops and the like.


(12-08-2015, 05:59 PM)ralhar Wrote: I've never heard of .mkv or noticed it... a mix of avi and mp4...

What resolution are the ones you have trouble playing? 1080p 720p?
Big file size?
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#22
if i turned the fan off i reckon this fucker would melt....

files are 1080p and around 2gb.

tried fiddling around with the convertor but got pissed off taking too long and too hard to work out...

Ive ordered a memory stick from amazon will try using that...


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#23
What CPU and GPU does your laptop have? did you try MPC-HC as the video player? as it should use your GPU by default to decode the video saving your CPU some stress, but if your GPU is weak then you will have the same issues
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Handbrake is a good tool for converting video to lower resolution (720p) comes with plenty of preset choices so it doesn't take much working out, although that's going to hammer your CPU like crazy when it starts to re-encode the file.
A memory stick to use on a TV with a USB slot and media playback or to use on the laptop? as ithat wont make any difference for your laptop.
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#24
Always suggest stuff like a roku or wdtv live for watching on TV, plonk stuff on an external hdd and done, watch from the box

1080p at 2gb... If that's any longer than half an hour you should just get a 720p x264 encode instead, will be substantially higher quality and h264 is easier on hardware in general for HD than xvid
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#25
Intel64 2195MHz
Intel HD Graphics

means nothing to me...

I had a quick look at MPC-HC but didnt see advantage over DIVX or VLC... maybe i should give it a spin...

handbrake sounds like something I might need to look at.... presets and not hard to work out are definately what i need...

the memory stick was for the laptop... i need it anyway for storage, but i thought someone said it would work if watched from the stick (?)


"you should just get a 720p x264 encode instead,"

Sorry do you mean convert the video?

Thanks


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(14-08-2015, 06:07 PM)ralhar Wrote: Intel64 2195MHz
Intel HD Graphics

means nothing to me...

I had a quick look at MPC-HC but didnt see advantage over DIVX or VLC... maybe i should give it a spin...

handbrake sounds like something I might need to look at.... presets and not hard to work out are definately what i need...

the memory stick was for the laptop... i need it anyway for storage, but i thought someone said it would work if watched from the stick (?)


"you should just get a 720p x264 encode instead,"

Sorry do you mean convert the video?

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er, either that's ancient or you've read something wrong for them specs lol... intel never did an intel64 line, amd did an amd64 line.

And no, don't convert the video, you will lose quality and just waste time. Instead of grabbing stuff in xvid grab in in x264
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#27
sorry i think that means 64 bit

Intel ® Pentium ® CPU B960 @ 2.20GHZ

?

I am what they call a non-technical user...

(here we go)

errrrr...

w-w-what is xvid?

(lurkers and renton roll eyes and shake heads)

Thanks.


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#28
Yeah that CPU was a bargain basement dual core offering from around 5 years ago, it will play 1080 but wont like it.. as you are finding out by the fans spinning up like crazy.
MPC-HC wont help much with your CPU as its stuck with crappy on board graphics.
xvid is a codec used to encode video from the original source to a smaller file size by removing some detail, compressing blah blah blah
It's old and crap.
If you try to re-encode the video with your laptop its going to make it scream like crazy as it will peg both cores at 100% most of the time or until thermal protection kicks in and shuts it off.
Get something like Renton suggested, roku or similar or download your anime in a lower res that wont make your CPU fans work to hard.
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#29
cool got it... shit laptop, got skanked... whats new.

download at lower res is the only option then so it seems...

thanks for all the help everybody...

okay malwarebytes... my free trial has run out... I have renewed in the past but cant seem to now...

is there a free alternative? I have AVG free but want something specifically for malware... malwarebytes would always pick stuff up that AVG missed...


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#30
Yea malwarebytes! Install the free one and don't accept the free trial of the paid version when it asks during install, stick with the free version
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
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