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It's trying to kill me...
lmao

good thread
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Have you overclocked anything else in the system?

What version of drivers are you running and which have you tried?

Is this just starting to happen, as in, did you just put this machine/card together or was it good for a while and now it's happening?
I got rid of all overclocks before (I reset my motherboard's BIOS to it's default settings). Didn't help, so I have my Phenom II x4 at a humble 3.8ghz, no NB overclocks or anything. My RAM is running at 1600mhz though... is that an overclock?

Well the Vsync thing has been happening for a long while. Pretty sure that started soon after I built my sig rig back in December 2010. But no vsync made it go away, and I was too busy to game for awhile after, so I just put it off. We've gone through quite a few AMD drivers since then (I'm using 11.8 now, about to update to 11.9).

But this freakin flash thing started more recently. I can't say for sure, but it was after I upgraded to W7 SP1 (soon after it came out), and after I flashed the Gigabyte card. It WONT GO AWAY.
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/23/11 at 10:39pm
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Well the Vsync thing has been happening for a long while. Pretty sure that started soon after I built my sig rig back in December 2010. But no vsync made it go away, and I was too busy to game for awhile after, so I just put it off. We've gone through quite a few AMD drivers since then (I'm using 11.8 now, about to update to 11.9).

But this freakin flash thing started more recently. I can't say for sure, but it was after I upgraded to W7 SP1 (soon after it came out), and after I flashed the Gigabyte card. It WONT GO AWAY.
Sounds like a bad flash. I think you may have toyed too much with things and borked stuff. No offense, just my two cents.
    
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With all the random behaviour you're referring to I'd check my RAM sticks to be sure you don't have one trying to crap out.

Bad RAM can and will cause random, buggy behavour complete with unexpected BSOD's, lockups and the like normally without any apparent "Cause". Test your sticks to be sure you don't have any problems there, Memtest 86 will normally reveal a bad stick if you have one.

I've had a stick or two go bad in the past and that's how the system acted when this happened.

EDIT: Saw that you did run Memtest 86 so this is probrably not the issue here. redface.gif
I'd probrably do an RMA and get another card to eliminate it being the problem.
Edited by Kryton - 10/23/11 at 10:51pm
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It's trying to kill me...

And the idea is that Windows 8 BSODs in the same way (during flash) even with different drivers on a different OS. Doesn't that suggest more of a hardware issue?
In Flashvideo, right click and disable "hardware acceleration".
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In Flashvideo, right click and disable "hardware acceleration".
Good idea!

But like I said, this BSOD is not re-producable. Some days, flash video plays fine. Other days, like when my friends are watching, it BSODs every other vid.

Maybe I can leave one of those 2 hour pornos running with and without acceleration... Never thought of them as stability tests.


EDIT: Almost forgot. Minecraft still buzzes....
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/23/11 at 10:56pm
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Good idea!

But like I said, this BSOD is not re-producable. Some days, flash video plays fine. Other days, like when my friends are watching, it BSODs every other vid.

Maybe I can leave one of those 2 hour pornos running with and without acceleration... Never thought of them as stability tests.
You can disable it now. Should see the improvement.
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My 6850 makes this EXACT noise (at 14s). Should I go for an RMA?


EDIT: Just realized, no crash so far!
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/23/11 at 11:27pm
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My 6850 makes this EXACT noise (at 14s). Should I go for an RMA?


EDIT: Just realized, no crash so far!
lol the crash is not related to ATI/AMD or your card.
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Sorry for reviving an old thread, but got some brand new symptoms.

1: My rig freezes at the BIOS screen when I boot with all my USB cables plugged in. Plugging them back in doesn't crash anything.

2: One of my PCI slots may be funky. My ATI TV Wonder 650 capture card won't run in one, but (sort of) shows up in the other.

Also, disabling hardware acceleration seems to have fixed the flash crashes. But I'm kinda sick of this nonsense, so I think I'm just gonna RMA my 6850 and the M4A79XTD while I still can, before I discover anything else.
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