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post #1 of 54
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Ok I've got a bit of a problem.

I'm getting TONS of video lag when watching Netflix on my folding/HTPC box. The video will play for a second, lag a second, play a second, lag a second. Audio is just fine.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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post #2 of 54
1 of 2 options.

Stop watching netflix...

Or, stop folding while watching netflix

Seriously, tho... what's your setup for folding?
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1 of 2 options.

Stop watching netflix...

Or, stop folding while watching netflix

Seriously, tho... what's your setup for folding?
And neither of those is an option really. My wife loves netflix and I've got it configured to auto start folding on startup as this pc doesn't have a mouse and keyboard.


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post #4 of 54
Are you smp and gpu folding? Which clients?
post #5 of 54
I would take a look at task manager and see how hard that cpu is being utilized. That dual core and 465 is a major mismatch for a Netflixs machine (you don't need hardly any kind of a gpu for Netflixs). I conclude you did this so you could fold at the same time. I can watch Netflixs with many different combinations (even dual cores and onboard) or duals and gpu2 stuff while folding without issue. One combination I do not have is a dual core and a Fermi card,that is why I can only suspect your cpu is at high utilization and not be sure.
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cpu is low utilization. I'm only folding on the GPU
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post #7 of 54
watching video uses pretty much gpu usage rather than cpu .. so, the problem is with GPU client always uses 100% gpu usage..... Like mach1 said, either stop watching video or stop folding (while watching video) ...
post #8 of 54
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again, that's not an option. There has to be a way to tell the F@H client that something else takes priority.
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post #9 of 54
this is what you might wanna try while watching video .. but it is only temporary (until the WU is completed) ... set priority for gpu client to low in Task Manager .. but i think i won't help much because it won't take long to complete 1 gpu WU.
post #10 of 54
Wait a minute here,I watch Netflixs and fold every night, all without issue. The only difference is I fold gpu2 WU's not the gpu3 WU's that use the Fermi gpus. It is well known that it takes more from your cpu to run a Fermi gpu, this is what I think is going on. You can call Netflixs and they can tell you exactly what resources you are using (if you do not care to look at Task Manager). You have another option,put that 465 on the shelf and fold with something like a 275 or 9800GTX+ (two cards I fold with and watch Netflixs at the same time,all without issue).

I just bet it is that Fermi gpu. You have checked you download speed I conclude.Give Netflixs a call (while the problem is happening) they can shead some light.
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