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New CPU and Mobo, computer freezing up while dual window

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August 15, 2014 10:40:17 AM

I just got a new 4790k, Corsair H50 cooler, and Asrock Pro4 mobo for my computer. I installed them and put in all the drivers that I can think of and it started working great. However, when I have a game open in my main window and a video (Netflix) in the second, I have a problem. The screens freeze and the audio gets really slow and distorted. It takes several minutes to unfreeze. What do you guys think is causing this? I installed all of the drivers for the mobo and reinstalled the graphics drivers.
August 15, 2014 10:46:28 AM

If you are pushing your computer while playing a game then it won't have enough power left over to have other things open. Try lowering your settings to maybe medium and then try again. Also if you have sound on in the game and sound for the video then your speakers may be getting confused, but I doubt that's the problem
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August 15, 2014 10:49:25 AM

flamefire999 said:
If you are pushing your computer while playing a game then it won't have enough power left over to have other things open. Try lowering your settings to maybe medium and then try again. Also if you have sound on in the game and sound for the video then your speakers may be getting confused, but I doubt that's the problem


The game that I have the problem in is just Minecraft (although it does have 248 mods), and the settings aren't up that high. When you say power, do you mean that I might need a bigger power supply?
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August 15, 2014 2:25:07 PM

Ebrithil said:
flamefire999 said:
If you are pushing your computer while playing a game then it won't have enough power left over to have other things open. Try lowering your settings to maybe medium and then try again. Also if you have sound on in the game and sound for the video then your speakers may be getting confused, but I doubt that's the problem


The game that I have the problem in is just Minecraft (although it does have 248 mods), and the settings aren't up that high. When you say power, do you mean that I might need a bigger power supply?


No when I said power I meant processing power. Minecraft should be running just fine even with all the mods. How are you watching Netflix? And what GPU do you have?
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August 15, 2014 5:57:13 PM

flamefire999 said:
Ebrithil said:
flamefire999 said:
If you are pushing your computer while playing a game then it won't have enough power left over to have other things open. Try lowering your settings to maybe medium and then try again. Also if you have sound on in the game and sound for the video then your speakers may be getting confused, but I doubt that's the problem


The game that I have the problem in is just Minecraft (although it does have 248 mods), and the settings aren't up that high. When you say power, do you mean that I might need a bigger power supply?


No when I said power I meant processing power. Minecraft should be running just fine even with all the mods. How are you watching Netflix? And what GPU do you have?


The gpu I have is the Asus HD7770 :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am not sure what you mean by how am I watching it, but it is using Microsoft Silverlight with a second monitor plugged in.
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August 15, 2014 6:12:00 PM

Ebrithil said:
flamefire999 said:
Ebrithil said:
flamefire999 said:
If you are pushing your computer while playing a game then it won't have enough power left over to have other things open. Try lowering your settings to maybe medium and then try again. Also if you have sound on in the game and sound for the video then your speakers may be getting confused, but I doubt that's the problem


The game that I have the problem in is just Minecraft (although it does have 248 mods), and the settings aren't up that high. When you say power, do you mean that I might need a bigger power supply?


No when I said power I meant processing power. Minecraft should be running just fine even with all the mods. How are you watching Netflix? And what GPU do you have?


The gpu I have is the Asus HD7770 :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am not sure what you mean by how am I watching it, but it is using Microsoft Silverlight with a second monitor plugged in.


Check if anything will play right on that monitor. Also switch things around. Try putting the game on the other monitor and watching the video on the main monitor (just to see if it's the monitor).
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August 15, 2014 6:29:28 PM

Right now I'm having the game do a bunch of high-ish load things in the background while I'm watching something, both on the main screen with the secondary unplugged and it's not doing it. I will keep fiddling with it.
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August 15, 2014 6:31:55 PM

Try to connect it to only the second monitor
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August 15, 2014 8:29:28 PM

yep, it did it. That monitor is the problem, thanks
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