Computer hangs with display hardware acceleration enabled

By danieldude
Oct 24, 2006
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  1. danieldude

    danieldude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    oh... and the computer is so clean, you could eat out of it

    not that anyone would want to do that..

    i think...

    well, bye
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    I need the output in amps on the 12volt rail.

    It looks to me like your psu is a cheap and nasty brand. It is possible this is the cause of your problems.

    Check this psu wattage calculator and see what it comes up with for your system.

    Did you try the fan thing I suggested? If so, what were the results.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. danieldude

    danieldude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    hi howard. the +12v is 20a and the -12v is 0.8a
    in the calculator' do i need to fill in my hardware? it says there "recommended psu wattege 43w" but ididnt fill the forms .

    cheers
    daniel
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Yes, you need to enter your systems specs into the psu wattage calculator.

    I`ll ask you again. Did you try aiming a deskfan into your computer case, obviously with the case open? Did you then enable hardware acceleration and did it make any difference?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. danieldude

    danieldude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    hi howard.
    i tried the fan+disanling and enabling the accelarator but , no change.
    ill tell you this , up until 2 days ago , the comp got stuck ,no specific program running, since then it haapens onky with one program, a drum machine of some sort

    dude, you are a paitient man
    thanks
    daniel
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Try uninstalling the drum machine programme. See how your system runs without it.

    Then reinstall it and see what haappens. Maybe you should also check with the Drum machine programme manufacturers. There may be an update or patch available that`ll solve the problem. It may also be a known issue with the programme.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. danieldude

    danieldude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    i spoke to soon.... it got stuck again without the program.. this time i enabeld the "write combing" it was off before.
    can a comp freeze becouse of a psu problam?

    daniel
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Yes, a computer can freeze because of a psu problem. In fact, it can do all sorts of strange things.

    The only advice I can give you, is to try another psu and see if you get exactly the same problems.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. danieldude

    danieldude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 47

    hello !!

    well , due to a bad instalation, my machine was out for 2 days, but now its back and better then ever, i hope.
    ill try to replace the psu, only the best hw for my comp.

    thank you for all your help.

    daniel:)
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