Just the other day, I was playing a flash clip in Explorer. I used fullscreen video to get a better view, when suddenly, several minutes into the clip, artifacts started popping up. About two seconds later, the computer froze. It was a complete system lock-up, and I had to do a hard restart to get it back running.
A few more tests with the exact same clip revealed that the computer would always hang, within 2-20 minutes into the video.
I tried doing a complete reinstall of an older graphic driver (186.18 to 185.15), with the whole uninstall-safe-boot-driver-sweeper-install procedure. No change.
I then tried underclocking the cards with Riva Tuner, and the problem seemingly disappeared. However, I'm not too keen on having to essentially cripple my rig just to solve this incredibly annoying problem.
Does anyone have any tips or ideas on what I should do? My specs are below.
OS: Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 MoBo: Asus P5N-T Deluxe (BIOS 1106) GPU: 2x XFX 8800 GTS 512 (SLi) CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9450 2,66GHz RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator TwinX DDR2 Power Supply: 550W Corsair CMPSU-550VXEU Cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Fan: Noctua NF-P12 1300 Silent Case Fan 120mm