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Hey all!

I just built my first custom system:

NZXT Tempest Evo case
Core i7 920
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4gb DDR3 (need upgrade obviously)
Sapphire 5830
Gigabyte X58 UDR3
Mechanical HD 7200rpm

I've found that if I watch say, a youtube video in high quality, full screen, after a few minutes my mouse pointer flickers, system slows down, and then windows changes color scheme to windows basic.

It gives me a low memory warning as to why it changed the color.

Any ideas? This is bugging me out!

I'm running latest catalyst. Video card and MB are brand spanking new.
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Have you tried running an AV scan for viruses? Because a YouTube video should not be using 4Gb of RAM.

Also, this seems to be more of a RAM issue than a GPU issue.
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Have you tried running an AV scan for viruses? Because a YouTube video should not be using 4Gb of RAM.

Also, this seems to be more of a RAM issue than a GPU issue.
definitely no viruses.

this system has only been up and running on a fresh install of Win 7 for like 3 days.

I know for sure I need more ram. Buying a 12gb tri channel kit next weekend...but this seems like a GPU issue to me.

Any way I can test my GPU for errors?

Sorry, I'm new to performance windows machines.
Used crApple computers for the last 15 years or so...
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definitely no viruses.

this system has only been up and running on a fresh install of Win 7 for like 3 days.

I know for sure I need more ram. Buying a 12gb tri channel kit next weekend...but this seems like a GPU issue to me.

Any way I can test my GPU for errors?

Sorry, I'm new to performance windows machines.
Used crApple computers for the last 15 years or so...
Download: http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
and do the GPU test for like 10 mins, if you get no errors, your GPU is fine.
Make sure to put the error-checking option on. And keep an eye on your temps.

Also, which antivirus are you using?
Edited by born2bwild - 5/20/11 at 5:45pm
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Also, which antivirus are you using?
Microsoft Security Essentials
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I'm pretty sure ATI still has some issues with GPU flash acceleration i have mine turned off its really not necessary for HD youtube, your 920 should handle it fine by itself.

If your wondering if your video card is bad try MSI afterburners stress test.
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I'm pretty sure ATI still has some issues with GPU flash acceleration i have mine turned off its really not necessary for HD youtube, your 920 should handle it fine by itself.

If your wondering if your video card is bad try MSI afterburners stress test.
Common knowledge: OCCT > MSI Afterburner test

Also, disabling the GPU acceleration is a good idea.
OP, you might want to install a better AV like Avast.
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how do i turn off flash acceleration?

catalyst?
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how do i turn off flash acceleration?

catalyst?
Yea, through CCC, look in the video section.
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post #10 of 27
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on Video playback right now I have:

Enforce smooth video playback: ON
apply current video quality settings to internet video: OFF


seems like this was already disabled, or am I reading it wrong?
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