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#1 mb9023

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:40 PM

This is the weirdest thing...I had just finished watching an episode of The Office on Hulu and my computer speakers make a loud buzz noise and the screen goes pink and I have to hard reset it. This is the first time anything like that's ever happened. Here's my current specs:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1ghz
4gb(2x2gb) G. Skill Ripjaw DDR3 PC3-10700H
Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P
Samsung SATA HDD
NVidia Quardro FX 3700 (normally it's an HD Radeon 4850 that I had to RMA..)
Windows 7, 64 bit

what could cause this?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:56 PM

Ehhh...I've seen this happen before. Watching Hulu full-screen is a strain on any computer. I once crashed my netbook in this manner....lol.

It could be just the graphics card crashing (possibly due to overheating)....a system cache leak (i.e. watching a long high-quality video "accumulates" in the memory and crashes the computer)....not really sure. I've never researched it.

I've only seen it happen once. Of course, I never tried to watch Hulu again on my netbook...so there ya go. :huh:

I doubt it will happen again. I wouldn't worry about it unless it is a regular occurrence.

Edited by keyboardNinja, 08 April 2010 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:11 AM

Well it wasn't fullscreen...and I would think my build would be able to handle it... though I have had problems with graphics drivers resetting. With both graphics cards I've used. My RMA'd card did test faulty though..so idk what's up with this one.. guess i'll just hope it doesn't happen again.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:18 AM

Yeah, those are pretty good specs...but if you've had graphics problems, therein could lie your answer.

When I watch "Internet TV" inside Windows Media Center, occasionally my screen will go blotchy but the sound will still play. It usually corrects itself within a few seconds. Happens about once every time I watch something there. No clue as to why. Just a random graphics glitch, I suppose.

Yeah, let's hope it was a one time ordeal. If it happens again, let me know. :huh:

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention...let's check for BSOD dumps.

Download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:28 AM

There doesn't appear to be any dumps.. it's looking in C:\Windows\minidump. When i manually go the folder it's empty as well.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:34 AM

Okay, just thought I'd check. I didn't expect there to be any as it's not a driver problem.
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