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Could this weird new problem be related to my graphics card upgrade?

post #1 of 11
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I recently just switched out my Sapphire 4890 for a new XFX 6870. I went a few days at least with no problems at all, but yesterday it started becoming unresponsive to occasional youtube videos. I'd hit play and the screen would just become blue. And not like a blue screen of death, the color was slightly different and there was no text or anything, it was just blue. I reinstalled chrome, I reinstalled my drivers. I even did a clean install of Windows, but it started freezing again, and this time with different color screens. The last two were purple black respectively and one of them didn't even happen while I tried to play a video. It's happened about 8 times and 6 of those times have been when I've been trying to play a video.

I'm going to swap video cards again to see if it's the card, but before I did that I was thinking maybe somebody might be able to diagnose this.

I'm playing BF3 on high with it getting usually over 40 fps, the temps seem good all around. My cpu hasn't gone over 37 degrees that i've noticed and my card hasn't gotten over 66. There's no artifacts anywhere, I don't even think it's crashed yet. I don't know what it could be though. Some weird quirk with the card maybe? I'll swap later if I can't figure it out to see if I need to exchange it on newegg.
post #2 of 11
It has nothing to do with the upgrade or related to the card driver. Right click on Youtube/flashplayer select "disable hardware acceleration".
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post #3 of 11
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It has nothing to do with the upgrade or related to the card driver. Right click on Youtube/flashplayer select "disable hardware acceleration".
This. You can also globally disable HWA in the browser itself through the options. For Firefox it's Tools > Options > Advanced.
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Wow, well if this is the problem then thanks a ton. I unchecked the enable button I found under settings.

If you don't mind me asking though, why is this causing my problem and why now? Does this card just not play nice with that setting?
post #5 of 11
I honestly have no idea, all I know is it has always caused BSODs and crashes. I'd be very interested in finding out myself.
post #6 of 11
It's the flashplayer drivers conflicting with Windows. Its been an issue for ages and it doesn't look like going to see an improvement with every flashplayer updates.
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It's the flashplayer drivers conflicting with Windows. Its been an issue for ages and it doesn't look like going to see an improvement with every flashplayer updates.
Very interesting, thanks for clarifying
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I am not sure if this is the fact and I never looked it up. Flashplayer is more for Mac and I don't have this issue in Apple system.
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post #9 of 11
It makes sense, though. I personally thought it was something along the lines of a GPU idle issue. For example... it's trying to use HWA but your GPU and or GPUs are idling. I don't know, that's what I thought.

It'd be an interesting question to get an exact answer to.
post #10 of 11
Not related to graphics. I got another 4-way-SLI all nvidia and same issue. But never seen this error in Mac system.
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