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780i owners....any problems watching video?

Poll Results: Are you having problems watching video?

 
  • 27% (8)
    Yes....damn the rainbow! No problems with anything else though
  • 17% (5)
    Yes....but I'm having other issues too.
  • 55% (16)
    No. My system runs perfectly and I can watch video anytime I choose.
29 Total Votes  
post #1 of 33
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It seems that a lot of us 780i owners are dealing with an incredibly irritating problem when trying to watch video. Like many others, when I try to watch various types of video, my screen ends up with artifacts, then my mouse pointer will scramble with some lovely rainbow colors.......then the system locks up. Some folks can't watch video for longer than a couple of minutes, others can go longer...up to hours before their systems crash. None of us experiencing this problem seem to have issues with games or other applications, just Windows Media player or other video viewing software (including Youtube). It seems like the only thing we all have in common is the fact we own 780i boards.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about (consider yourself lucky) you can check out this thread: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=253891&mpage=1&key= After over 200 posts of complaints EVGA is currently taking a look into what's causing this.

I'm just curious if it's as wide spread as it seems on EVGA's board. It could SEEM that way over there because most folks on that board only show up if they are having problems. Figured I'd get a better consensus over here where people with working machines hang out.

So......are you getting to experience the "rainbow crash" if you try to watch .avi, youtube, etc.?
    
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post #2 of 33
I'm able to watch all sorts of porn with no problems at all.
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post #3 of 33
I ran into it several times while using a dvd player software. Mind you its an ancient software and the codecs could have been conflicting with my current video cards drivers. Also I know that it only occured with SLI video cards (at least for me) so SLI may also be a culprit in some cases.
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post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Also I know that it only occured with SLI video cards (at least for me) so SLI may also be a culprit in some cases.

That's what a lot of us were thinking at first over on the EVGA board until more folks with single cards started popping up saying they are having the same problems. People having the problems have different RAM, different video cards, SLI, no SLI, different versions of Windows, different versions of the bios running, etc. 780i seems to be the only constant over there. After reading through that thread a few times trying to find a solution, it seems that every possible test has been done to figure out what it is.......and the cause of the problem is still a mystery.
    
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post #5 of 33
you need an option of NO. . . .but I am having other problems. Actually I think I might have solved my problem as well as a ton of other people getting the IRQL error.

But I did luck out with this one, and I have SLI.
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post #6 of 33
i was having this problem before but since i updated to the p04 bios it has vanished(may just be coincidence though)
   
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post #7 of 33
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you need an option of NO. . . .but I am having other problems. .


Yeah....I thought about that right after I clicked the send button. No way to edit it now though.
    
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post #8 of 33
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Geez... Only 4 poll responses? Figured there would be more 780i owners around here.
    
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post #9 of 33
You know I just rememberd something, if I try to play a movie through nero on a dvd, the video is all garbled and green.
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post #10 of 33
My system will be rock solid stable, until I try to watch video while folding. Then it poops... Only time it does, until my recent mobo trouble of past week.b
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