Ewido scan my video memory?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by tong1774, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. tong1774

    tong1774 Registered Member

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    I am new here, will like to ask a question regarding Ewido memory scan. Below is my spec before i start with my question:

    Hardware:
    P4 2.8 Precott
    DFI Lanparty UT 915P-T12
    1 Gig of Twinmos DDR400 Value Ram
    Nvidia 6800GS 258MB
    Audigy 2 ZS
    Cooler Master 450 True Power
    1 X SATA
    2 X PATA
    2 X DVD Drive
    3 X 120MM Medium Speed Case Fan
    1 X 80MM Slow Speed Fan
    1 X Vantec Fan Card

    Software:
    Window XP Service Pack 1
    Zone Alarm Free Edition
    AVG Anti Virus
    Adaware & Spybot

    Ok after intstalled Ewido it manage to find those other anti virus/spayware/adware missed. But i run into problem when i start scan memory when not in safe mode ( I knew i should have use it in safe mood ) The problem is when it reach 89.9%, the whole system will just freeze up. And after a while my monitor get switch on and off like every 10 sec by itself. The only way to stop it is ALT+DEL to force shut down EWIDO with task Manager.

    At first i thought its the processor got heat up and decide to refresh itself. But than i check in SpedFan the temperature during that period of time is ok. And then i check with RivaTuner, the core temperature is fine, but to my surprise my ambient temperature of my 6800GS went up to 127c! Its just there for like less then a sec, but its exactly when my monitor switch on and off. Show i start to conclude that the memory scan of Ewido actually scan my video memory and heat it up, or its a software glitch?

    This doesn't happen all the time, but 3 out of 5 times when i scan in normal mode. It didnt happen in safe mode though. So is it because i shouldnt scan memory when i am in normal mode? Oh btw when i am scanning the memory, there is no other application running except those background service. And it didnt happen either when i scan the registry, or directories in noraml mode. Only when i scan memory.

    Lastly, do Ewido actually heat up my video ram and cause it to refresh itself to prevent overheating? And would that damage my video card in long terms ( Well i wont scan it in noraml mode any more ) Or, there is only software base glitch and nothing to worry about?

    Really appreciate if anybody can help me here, thanks...
     
  2. FastGame

    FastGame Registered Member

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    127c on anything in the PC is something to worry about :blink:

    I think you need to check the HSF on the GFX card, and check your power supply. The most intense game ever shouldn't take you to 127c :eek:

    I'm no expert on Ewido, but, I tested it on 4 systems and the video cards never rose a peep in temperature.

    If Ewido is the only thing that causes this problem I'd suggest you don't use it untill you get things sorted.
     
  3. tong1774

    tong1774 Registered Member

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    Thanks for reply. My 6800GS never go above 65c on core and 45c on ambient ( I assume the ambient is the memory since its the one that got heat up ) It only happen when i scan memory with Ewido in normal window mode, and only for a split second that it will peak at 127c, then straight away it will go down to 36c again.

    So right now i am not going to do that again, and i need to scan my memory i will boot into safe mode to do so. I am just curious cause it doesnt make sence. Even if it did heatup the video memory, i dont think it can go from 36c to 127c in a split second, then go down again to 36c right after the peak. Its just agaist any physical theory. So my bet is it should be a software glitch instead of a real heat up. But of course, i am not going to try that again. God knows what it will do to my 6800GS.

    Just curious it didnt happen to anybody else?
     
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