the same fails by multiple people?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by johnmc, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    OH Yah, ha, ha, LOL ... I just call that "shutting down the computer and waiting 20 seconds". :D You have to be the techno-jargen king!

    But what you are saying is very, very true solution to many backup problems & is quite good advice!:clap: I "Power Cycle" after each and every backup because RAM becomes fragmented just like a HDD becomes fragmented. For real. I know because I used to work for Trident Microsystems (in the early days of developing 16 bit ISA/Windows based video "accelerator" graphics cards). They had to solve a problem getting faster "refresh rates" (thoroughly dumping data fast to make way for new data) from video RAM because RAM "fragmentation" slowed data transfer to below the speed of the newer (at the time) graphics monitors' abilities to receive data. Without clean, contingent "rows" of RAM "clusters", the RAM can't keep up with the processor's data transfer rates, the timing goes to pot and can cause a freeze, crash or at least a loss of data in the "flow" in order to keep up with timing cycle speeds.

    When you shut down the computer and wait your 20 seconds for all the electricity to drain from your RAM chips, you are denying power to the RAM chips so they can no longer retain data. When you boot up, all the trace crap/data left in RAM from it's multiple cycles of making your last backup has been removed and you are starting with fresh, empty contingent "rows" of memory "clusters". Believe me, ripping four to eight GB of data, through the RAM, through the processor and then to the HDD (plus, if you "shrink", the added, RAM-intensive compression of that data) and then passing all that data all over again on it's way back to the blank media in your burner is alot of activity and demand on RAM chip's ability to refresh itself! I may not have described whole cycle of making a backup completely & technically correctly, but you get the idea ... making a backup is very RAM intensive. So power cycling serves a very real function; somewhat like defragmenting a HDD so that free space is available in contingent clusters therby reducing the head's "read-duty" cycles to find that free space.

    Best regards,
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2007
  2. mencan

    mencan Member

    LMAO...sorry for the "power cycle system" techno-jargen king terms....LMAO

    Gotta give you a lot of credit there Whisperer, your sense of humor has always amazed me as where others seem to find fault with it......LMAO..... Have not hear techno-jarjen king term in a long time.....LMAO...

    But your right, a complete power cycle does clean the data from the ram and produces a better flow of the fresh data on re-start....

    Cheer's :)
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2007
  3. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Dear johnmc: Thankyou for your disertation. Now get back on topic. The Mods here are trying to help you, there was no need for sarchasm. Please get back on topic.:policeman: