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Computer freezes while watching videos online. (r9 290)

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January 17, 2014 5:57:50 PM

Like the title say. When i watch videos or streams online my computer freezes (youtube, twitch, facebook videos etc) And i think it might be related to my new graphics card. Last week i bought a R9 290 and i got the right drivers to get it working correctly yesterday. (Had problems with low fps and such) but the freezing came when i installed the card. I have also just reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64bit (last Saturday)
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January 17, 2014 6:04:55 PM

Could you post PC specs including PSU wattage.

Also, If you can post your temps at times of freezing that would helpful.
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January 18, 2014 6:44:40 AM

J-Mello said:
Could you post PC specs including PSU wattage.

Also, If you can post your temps at times of freezing that would helpful.


PC specs.
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (installed this Saturday)
cpu: intel i5 2500k 4.6 oc
mobo: asus p8z68-v pro/gen3
ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance
Psu: xfx pro series 850w
storage: main: kingston v300 120gb ssd, HHD: WD black 1tb 7200rpm
cooling: noctua nh-u14s (cpu) reference cooler on gpu
gpu: gigabyte r9 290 4gb (memory is hynix)

Temps are fine they never go above 60 when idle (watching videos and such)
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February 18, 2014 4:40:00 PM

I was having the same problem with my r9 290x after install internet videos, flash etc would completely lock up my computer, if you haven't found a solution yet or are still having problems what fixed it for me was

- open CCC
- go to the video tab and select "global video quality"
-in this menu deselect "enforce smooth video playback"

after I had done that everything ran smooth as could be I haven't had a lock up of any sort since, and I've stress tested it and benchmarked to the extreme to ensure it wasn't a bad card.
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June 22, 2014 5:43:26 AM

Really my top slot was working well my old-gtx550ti .. I switched to the R9 290, i was playing well, but watching videos crashed the pc. Moved to the bottom pci-e and fix the problem. I recommend everyone try if you have another pci-e slot and have the same problem I had them.
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July 29, 2014 5:19:08 PM

johnmuller said:
Really my top slot was working well my old-gtx550ti .. I switched to the R9 290, i was playing well, but watching videos crashed the pc. Moved to the bottom pci-e and fix the problem. I recommend everyone try if you have another pci-e slot and have the same problem I had them.


No I will not switch to another PCI-E slot they go down in performance from 16x to 8x. What fixed my freezing on youtube and not liveleak was to disable smooth play in global video settings in CCC also make sure your fan speed is around 40-45-50rpms and not default 20rpms you might get away with it if water cooled butthis sapphire can get up to 79 degrees I idle at 38c and never go higher than 40c low 40s watching videos on youtube and whatnot. LiveLeak uses different players such as shockwave and that software is horrible, Adobe purposely makes it so that you will have a hard time. Adobe is corrupt. I have so much dirt on them.
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