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Video lag while extracting rar files

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November 24, 2010 6:33:56 PM

Here's my dilemma, when I am watching a movie and I want to extract rar while. The movie that’s playing will lag like every 3 seconds or so. I am not sure what’s causing this. My spec below.

I5 760 @ 2.8Ghz
Asus P7P55D Pro
nVidia 8800 GT
Corsair 450w PSU
1 x 4gig G.Skill PC12800
1 x 60gb Vertex 2
2 x 250gb Segate (Raid 1)

Movie / extract files are both located on my raid 1 drives.
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2010 9:24:42 PM

You might encounter stuttering when doing heavy cpu files stuff.
Try using another video player that makes use of GPU power.
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November 24, 2010 9:36:48 PM

I was using WMP 11, what should I use?
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2010 10:13:08 PM

I dunno :lol: 
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a c 272 U Graphics card
November 24, 2010 10:19:33 PM

Da_Banig said:
I was using WMP 11, what should I use?

Try VLC, although not all files will use DXVA.
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November 29, 2010 2:28:09 PM

I was using VLC and it works, why would WMP 11 behaves like that?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 2:55:24 PM

What is the source drive that you have the video file is on? If it is on the seagate drives then it shouldn't be any surprise.
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November 29, 2010 4:01:17 PM

Ya it's the seagate drives running raid 1 : (
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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 30, 2010 12:02:44 AM

You should know that when running a video while extracting files on the same drives is going to knock the fps down a bit knowing the performance impact on the drives. To me those seagates are older drives so I suggest that you buy a new but larger drive for general storage while leaving the rest for work such as your rar files. That is what I do, 1x 640gb, 2x 320gb, 1x 320gb ide, 1x 250gb ide, and 1x 30gb ssd. No need for a optical drive :)  Not when I have others machines to do the job.
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a c 361 U Graphics card
November 30, 2010 2:31:52 AM

Yep. Reading and writing data at the same time on the same drives will cause some stuttering. Additionally, watching HD or x.264 video can be a little stressful on the CPU if it also has to decompress a large file.

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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2010 3:39:02 AM

And WinRar is also a CPU intensive program.... that's going to add a second or too to the lag..... especially if it's all working from the same drive..... :) 
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December 1, 2010 4:03:24 PM

Maybe I should setup Raid 10 and add 2 more segate drives, maybe that will help, but I probably don't want to waste the time doing it.
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