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I'm getting BSOD on Youtube or any flash-based video website.

As soon as I start playing a video, I get a BSOD.

My CPU is @ stock speeds, but to still rule out any instability I just finished running 50 IBT/Linx passes on Maximum memory and 2 hours of P95 Blend before posting this.

So, it isn't the CPU.

I was running te Catalyst 11.4p, tried with 11.3 and the same thing happened.

I will try 10.12 Cats now... and see what happens.

NOTE: Already tried disabling Hardware Acceleration on Flash Settings.
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I'd first try uninstalling and reinstalling your adobe flash drivers. Get the latest version, if you've already downloaded it, download it again. If that doesn't do it, try using a different browser to check out flash vids. Still doing it, try scrubbing your gpu drivers and reinstalling them. Still doing it, try a different version for your gpu drivers.
    
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I forgot to mention that this issue happens on every browser I have installed: Chrome, FF4 and IE9.

So, it isn't a browser issue
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Bring your GPU back to stock.
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When you switch up the gpu drivers are you using a program like drivercleaner to wipe your registry of the old drivers?
    
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This is a commonly known issue for 5xxx cards on some of the 10.xx drivers. First time I heard of it on 6xxx generation GPUs.

The solution at the time was to right click the flash video (before it plays obviously) and right click the video, go to settings, and uncheck "Enable Hardware Acceleration" so essentially disabling it THEN closing all browser windows and opening it all up. Sometimes the settings don't stick well and when you close windows, you shut down all plugins, and start them back up when you open the browser back up.

Alternatively, uninstall Flash, and try and install version 10.1, or 10.0. See if issues still occur, OR, if you have an older version (it rarely auto-updates correctly), try installing version latest 10.2.xxxxxxxxxx version.

Uninstall Info

Latest Version

Hope that gets rid of that pesky issue. Newer Catalyst drivers are generally more compatible with up to date version of Flash.
Edited by RagingCain - 4/18/11 at 2:50pm
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