Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Computer Help

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
Goothry
Member
 
Goothry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 62
Default Computer freeze when watching Vids / internet surfing

The problem with my computer is that it freezes when watching internet vids, or when surfing the net. My computer seems to have a particular adversion to internet videos when watching videos through Steam. However, when I am playing games there seems to be no problem at all. I have all of my drivers up to date, and I can't seem to figure out what is causing this issue. Any suggestions on where to start looking are greatly appreciated!

My rig:
Asus z68 MOB
7970 GPU
2x4 gig Corsair 1600 Ram
2500k CPU

Everything runs at default voltage. The only component that I've tweaked it my ram to be at 1600, and enable my MOB integrated graphics to take advantage of the MOB gpu scaling. I'm thinking this could be the result of a failing ram stick, but I don't know that for sure.
Goothry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
mlc
Senior Member
 
mlc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 441
Default

sounds like a graphics card driver issue.. When you say your drivers are all up to date, does that mean you've updated them after the problem started? if not, then do so, ...

Within STEAM there is a setting to verify local cache integrity, etc.. so try that as well if you haven't already...

See if you can monitor your temp of GPU.. to ensure its not overheating.. and also make sure you're running all default /stock settings for the GPU within ATI CCC
__________________
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Q6600 quad @ 3.2
Corsair 700W
ASUS EAH6850
X-FI Extreme Music Sound Card
Zalman 9700 HSF
mlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
jlwmanagement
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Do you have your CPU or GPU overclocked? If so, go back to stock and see if it continues to happen. Do you have it lock up on any other activity, including CPU or GPU intensive actions? If you are unsure, run Prime95 or FurMark to test your system and it may also give you a good idea if your PSU is strong enough.
jlwmanagement is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
denis280
Platinum Member
 
denis280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Shawinigan Québec Canada
Posts: 2,711
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goothry View Post
when I am playing games there seems to be no problem at all
i cant see this to be a driver problem.but more like a browser plug in.active x flash player.
__________________
Motherboard+ram+cpu+hdd+psu.and it works
denis280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
Goothry
Member
 
Goothry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 62
Default

I'm currently running my GPU on default settings, and is not overclocked (same goes for CPU). I'll look into the steam cache thing and see if that helps at all, and run prime95 and see if that can shed some light on the situation.
Goothry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
lakedude
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,410
Default

Do you use Firefox? I've had problems with Firefox lately. If Firefox is the problem switch to a different browser (IE, Chrome, Opera, etc.).

Is the computer locking up or is the video just buffering? Does ctl, alt, del work when the computer is "locked up"? Does hitting numlock cause the numlock light to go on and off? Does the CPU workload shoot up when locked up?
lakedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #7
Goothry
Member
 
Goothry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 62
Default

I've been using Explorer, and it's a total lock up when it happens. Crt + alt + del doesn't do anything.
Goothry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #8
tracerbullet
Golden Member
 
tracerbullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,268
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by denis280 View Post
more like a browser plug in.active x flash player.
I agree with this as well. I have had lockups start over the last couple weeks and I've narrowed it down to Chrome and videos - not just Youtube but the damned video ads on certain sites as well. I have a feeling it's Flash or something similar. I haven't troubleshooted it yet since it's kind of rare and I'm building another computer anyhow, but I do believe that's the problem. For me anyhow and quite possibly you as well.

FWIW that's where I'd start, with something like Flash.
__________________
ebay / Heat
tracerbullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.