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System freeze up on youtube

By z0k!
Sep 18, 2008
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  1. hi
    i get system freezes whenever i watch online video in fullscreen for long periods,be it youtube or any other flash based video site.i always get diagonal lines on screen after a few secs of the freeze and have to resort to resetting the system.

    i have an xfx nforce 630i/integrated geforce 7100 mobo.for more system specs check the drop down menu labeled 'system specs' on this post

    is this an nvidia issue someones aware of?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    Update XP to SP3 and make sure that Flash and Shockwave are updated too
  3. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    i've heard xp sp3 still has compatibility issues.i have the latest flash n shockwave,is it not possible to get it right on sp2?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    I have installed XP's SP3 on many different systems and I have not had any adverse issues whatsoever! This rediculous "compatibility" scare happeded with all service packs. You are having issues... isn't it worth trying SP3? It's your call
  5. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    well iv just updated my nvidia drivers to beta 177.92 to see if that sorts out the problem.if not then i guess i'll try xp sp 3.btw do u think theres any chance this is a hardware issue and not software?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    could be caused by malware infection too
  7. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    if sp3 doesn't solve the problem you can always rollback to sp2.
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