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Computer keeps freezing when VLC is open?

post #1 of 11
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I'v been playing games, browsing the web, everything works perfect, then I play music on VLC for 10-15 minutes, and it crashes... Not sure if its VLC related, or just random. This has happened twice now, within 1 hour.

So what happened first time is:
The computer froze, I could move my mouse, and the music was playing. 10 seconds after, music went back to where it was when it froze, and started again, this continues.
I used the keyboard to access CTRL+ALT+DEL to get the menu and clicked logoff. Computer went black, and I had to restart it by the power button(I have no restart button atm)

Second time:
The computer froze, I could not move my mouse or press any keys, music stopped/had this weird "rrrrrrrr" thing, like if something lags(?)
Had to restart by power button again.

Nothing says anything failed in the event viewer, and no "Your computer shutdown unexpected" box from Windows.(BSOD thingy)
No new dumps, or anything like that AFAIK.


Please help? :\ redface.gif
Edited by MiiX - 3/7/14 at 9:32am
post #2 of 11
Are you overclocked and do you have a lot of programs running in the background? How about recent hardware/software installations?
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post #3 of 11
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Not overclocked, only Chrome, Outlook and EVGA PrecisionX running, and some driver-related programs.
No new hardware or software except for VLC. Use the computer yesterday but there was NO freeze/lag or anything for 2 hours, while VLC was closed.

Im now at work, but the computer is running Memtest86+ till I come home in ~3 hours. Will also try VLC again when I get home if there are no errors from the memtest.
post #4 of 11
Not on VLC but with my 1090t, the codecs froze the computer when I had an unstable cpu-nb overclock.
You could also try uninstalling the AMD Drag & Drop transcoding and other bits, except driver and Catalyst Control Center.
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post #5 of 11
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Don't have Drag & Drop or CCC I believe. It might be the motherboard that is going mad on me... As far as I know there is no overclock at all, except for the ram that didn't want to run at 1600MHz when I plugged it in, so that's all.

Will check for the D&D and CCC when I get home.
post #6 of 11
Lol, didnt look at your GFX card. They dont exist for Nvidia. However, check if you have additional Video Codecs like FFDshow installed. You could also try uninstalling VLC and test the machine with regular Media Player.

PS : Are you using onboard sound ? did you check for driver updates on Asus.com ?
Edited by Catscratch - 3/7/14 at 7:57am
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post #7 of 11
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Was pretty sure it were GPU related, but could be CPU tongue.gif

I will try uninstalling VLC and use something else that can stream radio, as thats what I use VLC for.

Yes I'm using onboard sound and the driver for it is up to date, so are the rest AFAIK, will check again when I get home, aswell for Codecs.
post #8 of 11
Have you tried checking Event Viewer logs to see what it says?
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post #9 of 11
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Nothing, just one "Warning" which says "System shutdown unexpectedly" and that's it, but that's because I pressed the power button.

EDIT: All drivers are up to date, no codecs installed, trying to stream with Media Player
Edited by MiiX - 3/7/14 at 10:35am
post #10 of 11
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Crashed today too, didnt have the chance to do it yesterday.

Seems like its the stream? :\ Will try their browser-stream
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