If your original thought was heat related, can you post a screenshot from either HWMonitor or Speedfan to dispute that notion? Both idle and under load, please.
What OS are you running? Are your BM drivers up to date?
I thought it was probably heat related because most bsods are and because that is the common thread of most of the problems on the forum. No hard evidence.
i am using Vista 64 bit os and Black Magic Drives are up to date
I should have added that this is a recent problem, and seems to only relate to DV clips and nothing else. I have been using the same machine for about 2 years without this particular problem.
First thing to do is to get your wife to hand over the vacuum cleaner, open your case and do a good cleaning job on the CPU cooler and all fans in your case. I'm assuming you can't delegate that task to her or are unwilling to delegate that task, like me. A toothbrush can come in handy too to remove all the acquired dust.
Please post screenshots from HWMonitor or Speedfan. Another thing to consider is the PSU. It makes no sense that HD material shows no problems, but DV does and I'm wondering what could be going on here..???
If this does not help, have a look at the second link in this link: Some suggestions...
Another wild guess: Check your drives for consistency and errors. It takes some time, but do a complete surface scan.
I did a complete clean and reseat of the whole pc. Not much dust, but
whatever I did seemed to do the trick. Rendered the first time.
I hate when I don't know the cause of something, but no problems at this
Glad you got it working. This sure was a "Case of the unexplained".