Torsten and Chris,
I will look into those suggestions.
I did find out last night that SharpCap would indeed drop frames.
It just did not freeze up, until I got way up in the exp. settings. say >50, which I would expect.
Interestingly, SC, would just start dropping 100% frames, and I found a selection under options called " reset control order"
That would reset and everything would start to work again.
So, I believe there is a hardware issue going on here. Or driver. I will check with Sam at ZWO.
I have found those settings, and I have the Heap size set to 3GB (out of 8GB), and the RAM buffer set to 512.
I could try to go to 4GB.
I do have one question for all on the capture side. Reading several posts, using Jupiter as an ex. seems like the avg exp is ~ 5-15ms. And Gain makes up the rest to get >=50% histogram.
When I am at 5-10ms , I have to have the gain up >70%, to be able to see a somewhat recognizable video.
What is the avg intensity to capture at? I know histogram level, but visually, is it somewhat dim on the screen. Or should it be at a fairly bright view.
To be honest I really don't want to have to capture >20000 fames to compensate tor gain noise. I would like to get by with 2-3000 frames.
remember I have a 10" SCT with 2X.
Thanks all for your help.