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This is a problem I have been having since installing the GeForce card. I have been playing WoW and I'm on the lowest graphics settings with only a few times of some screen lock-up for a few seconds.. not really a problem there. The thing that is confusing is when I am watching a movie from my hard drive, I get major instability. I use either windows media player or VLC player and while I have a video on, I can't do anything else, like open a web browser or even look through my file folders without major issues, sometimes resulting in the BSOD. How is it that I can play a very demanding video game with very rare minor problems, but I can't watch videos from my HD without constant MAJOR instability? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated...
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This is a problem I have been having since installing the GeForce card. I have been playing WoW and I'm on the lowest graphics settings with only a few times of some screen lock-up for a few seconds.. not really a problem there. The thing that is confusing is when I am watching a movie from my hard drive, I get major instability. I use either windows media player or VLC player and while I have a video on, I can't do anything else, like open a web browser or even look through my file folders without major issues, sometimes resulting in the BSOD. How is it that I can play a very demanding video game with very rare minor problems, but I can't watch videos from my HD without constant MAJOR instability? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated...
Well you should get some more ram by the looks of your sig.
    
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My physical memory right now is sitting at 40% with a video playing and this web page open, looking at my task manager. I am getting screen flickers all the time and I bet soon I'll have BSOD if I don't close the browser.
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are your movies rated 720p or 1080p? If so that is most likely the issue since your system just can't handle it. If not I would still look into at least a 8600 or a 8800 card
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its overheating
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Try adding a fan blowing on the card to see if it helps the issue. If that is the issue buy a pci bay fan, antec spot cool, or a better after market heatsink/fan.
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All the videos are different. The thing that bugs me most is the original GeForce 4 card used to run these videos with no problem, while doing browsing, looking at file folders, etc... Why would a "better" video card not be able to handle this? I can't afford to buy a new card and this one is only a few months old as it is.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Try adding a fan blowing on the card to see if it helps the issue. If that is the issue buy a pci bay fan, antec spot cool, or a better after market heatsink/fan.
na, just get a fan and use zip ties

QUOTE=Dont_Panic_42;11856708]All the videos are different. The thing that bugs me most is the original GeForce 4 card used to run these videos with no problem, while doing browsing, looking at file folders, etc... Why would a "better" video card not be able to handle this? I can't afford to buy a new card and this one is only a few months old as it is.[/QUOTE]

is that 8400gs a agp card?
    
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according to EVGA my GPU is sitting nicely at 46 degrees C right now... when playing a game it goes up to around 54 degrees C at it's peak...
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post #10 of 28
Black screen with looping sound = GPU issue.
BSOD = Possible CPU overheat or RAM overheat/dying.
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