Why does my monitor turn off during video conversion?

susendeep dutta April 10, 2011
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I download 360p short length YouTube videos and convert them for mobile devices using “Freemake video converter”. I just copy&paste the URL and rest of the job is done by the converter.

I have Intel Pentium D dual core 2.8 GHz, 96MB onboard graphics memory, 1GB DDR1 RAM, 250GB HDD. I have no graphics card. I have Asrock ConRoe 865GV motherboard.

During conversion process, my total RAM usage is nearly 300MB, but CPU usage is 98% – 100%.

The temperatures of different components are-
(collected using speedfan and speccy software)-
CPU – 64°C
AUX – 74°C
HDD – 55°C (warn 50°C – 55°C)

Whenever the conversion reaches 50%, my LCD monitor would turn off and it tries to turn on after every 5 minutes without any display. So I press the restart button, but it doesn’t restart . So I turn the power off and I turn it on again. Everything is normal after boot.These things also happened while using “Any video converter” too.

Why does this happen?

  1. Anonymous
    April 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Well it depends on you on how much you want to spend and better graphic card best video games. And also they must supports CUDA
    CUDA helps in the processing of video files for encoding. It was meant to take the load off of the CPU and use the normally dormant GPU as a substitute.

    Nowadays we are on DirectX11 so think also that your graphic card will support DirectX12

    Go for nvidia GTX 570 like

    MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Video Card

    if expensive then you can go down to GTX 470 or to cheaper EVGA GeForce GTX295 Co-op Edition 1792MB DDR3 Graphics Card to nVidia GeForce 9800M GTX

    concening AMD
    Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD HD 6970 Graphics

    Radeon HD 6870 is beter then Nvidia GTX 480

    ATI Radeon hd 5870 looks nice

    then you can go down to Radeon HD 5850 to ATI Radeon™ HD 4800

    • Susendeep dutta
      April 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Very much thanks to you.You helped me sort out best graphics card from the wild.

      • Tina
        April 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm


        were you able to fix the issues you were having during video conversion?

        • Susendeep dutta
          April 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

          Sorry for the late reply.The issue was not fixed.

          Firstly, I updated my Intel onboard graphics driver and then installed XP codec pack.
          Then I installed the latest version of "Freemake video converter".I tried to download one 360p youtube video and convert it to avi format.After the download when Freemake started to convert it,my CPU usage shootup from 52% to 100%.After 8% conversion the temperatures of different components are ( using speedfan software)-

          System - 55°C
          CPU – 77°C
          AUX – 77°C
          HDD – 55°C

          Then the monitor turned off and the same issue continues.

          Regarding graphics card,they will not be compatible with Asrock ConRoe 865GV motherboard.

  2. Anonymous
    April 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Well your processor can be responsible for this situation, onboard graphics uses the CPU to do much of the rendering, and steals ram from your system.

    There are other codecs
    CCCP Codec

    XP Codec Pack 2.5.1

    Shark Codec

    • Susendeep dutta
      April 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

      Then having a DDR3 type graphics card from AMD or NVIDIA will reduce the CPU stress to great extend?If yes then which model of graphics card should be taken for doing video conversion and video splitting tasks?

  3. Anonymous
    April 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Did you contacted Freemake video converter

    My guess will be either to download a frsh copy of Freemake video converter or to switch to another software.

    so you have the same problem with Any video converter, then you might had deleted some reg keys while cleaning the pc.

    download klite codec pack and try again.

    Also reinstal graphic card video driver, then use Microsft fix it to fix some issues. http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

    • Susendeep dutta
      April 13, 2011 at 4:33 am

      Klite codec pack has been said to be have some issues to make the OS unstable.

      As I said before,I don't have any graphics card.

      Microsoft fixit doesn't support my OS(windows XP SP3).

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