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Computer freezes while playing videos

Last response: in Windows 7
July 25, 2012 8:59:47 AM

First time building my own computer, i7 2011 Chipset, 12GB RAM and a Zotac 560 ti GPU. I can watch videos but 8/10 times it will freeze part way through playing and then I have to reset it, Graphics drivers are up to date I can't think of anything else. :cry: 
July 25, 2012 9:24:34 AM

The GPU has a video decoder chip on it. I have seen several times that these can fail with the symptom you have.

try turning off "Hardware Acceleration" for video playback. It means you will use more CPU for watching vids but should stop the crashing.
July 25, 2012 10:13:59 AM

I've done that on youtube and it has stopped for streaming videos but still does it for videos off my harddrive, is there something I have to do to turn it off like for my files?
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July 25, 2012 10:52:54 AM

right click on desktop and select properties/screen res (depending on OS)

Go to the screen resolution tab and click advanced (settings).

on XP click on the troubleshoot tab, slide slider for hardware acceleration to 0 (far left)

I am not near a win 7 machine at the moment but it should be hiding in there somewhere. Good Luck.

July 25, 2012 2:49:59 PM

Won't let me click it.
a c 288 $ Windows 7
July 25, 2012 6:30:31 PM

If you are using the latest nVidia drivers, go back a few. The latest drivers are horrible with video playback, especially online. My system would lock up almost 100% of the time on any streaming video till I downgraded to an older driver.
July 25, 2012 11:49:58 PM

Ok will try that thankyou