View Full Version : Winamp is unstable in Windows 2000
19th May 2000, 05:31
When I have many programs opened (around 6 -3 internet explorer windows, 1 adobe photoshop 5.5, notepad, winamp) Winamp 2.62 becomes very unstable. I have a playlist of around 140 songs running from a CD. It just suddenly stops responding and I have to press CTRL+ATL+DEL to shut down winamp manually. This has happened in both winamp 2.61 and 2.62. Is there anyway this problem can be fixed?
23rd May 2000, 23:10
Think about this. IE aint the best at memory management. Photoshop is going to use a TON of ram. Win2k sucks will suck up to about %30 to %40 of ram with system files.
This could be your problem. If you aint got at least 512mb ram, you gunna have some major system slowdowns ANYWAY because MS OS's do a heck of a lot of memory page swaps. When page swaping is done, you will hear winamp music start to 'flicker' because it has to stop and wait for windows to access its virtual memory on the HDD. This explain anything? Problem can only be fixed with faster computer + more ram. (of course, the same problem can happen if one of your programs that you are running has a memory leak. Either way, the problem is a memory issue.)
3rd June 2000, 07:45
I use win2k and only have a p2-400 and 128mb ram and can have a crap load of progs, including IE and photoshop 5.5, open and i expeirence no slowdown in winamp whatsoever.
i got win2k pro final on a Athalon 500 with 256 MB ram and a Hercules Prophet 3D GTS 2 card.
Got no probs running multiple resource hugry programs and even run vis plug in at same time in winamp.
nice ain't it? ;-)
17th July 2000, 21:28
I'm running Win2k on a Dual pII-400 with 256 MB of Ram..>All SCSI storage...I occasionally get the Slow Down...Pausing and re-playing seems to take care of the problem...But I'd like to see a more permanent Fix.
19th July 2000, 22:36
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KraZy:
Think about this. IE aint the best at memory management. Photoshop is going to use a TON of ram. Win2k sucks will suck up to about %30 to %40 of ram with system files.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You're guessing about someone else's computer with insufficient data. Not a bad guess. Entirely wrong, but not a bad guess, made up of smaller bad guesses. For instance, your assessment of the percentage of RAM used MIGHT presuppose that you allowed Windows to run in the default installed mode on a computer with a very small amount of RAM.
My installation of Windows barely takes up 3% of background RAM. There goes your theory.
If Windows is taking up that much of your RAM, I'd suggest upgrading to at least 32MBs of RAM from your current 16MBs before you tell someone else about memory problems.
Kids -- yeesh. Get 'em an AOL account, suddenly they think they are cyber-geniuses.
4th September 2000, 00:18
I found the comments made by "KraZy" to be somewhat helpful, and I thank you. However, I found that the comments by "Cisco Ducks" to be ignorant and completely speculative. Just as "KraZy" might not have had all the available information, "Cisco Ducks" surely did not have enough information to warrant his insulting, and condescending attitude in regards to "KraZy's" attempt at helping someone out.
"Cisco Ducks" might know a thing or two, but I have seen no evidence of a wealth of knowledge residing in his reply. I'm a professional computer/electronics technician, and even I won't be so presumptious as to assume that I hold some exalted level of "techie nerd knowledge." Maybe if "Cisco Ducks" the genius would worry a little more about helping people (the purpose of this forum), and a little less about blowing his own horn, maybe he would forget his social innadequacies for a moment and quit being such a jerk-off.
4th September 2000, 09:18
nexus, glad to know you like the games... i take it from the nexon games, correct?
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