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Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATIRadeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?



 
 
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Old March 29th 12, 01:58 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Ant[_3_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATIRadeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups when it comes to
playing videos through local files (MPEG-2 and TS) with various players
(Media Player Classic-Home Cinema, DVB Viewer Pro, and VideoLAN Client
(VLC) Media Player) and streaming Mozilla SeaMonkey v2.0.14 web
browser's Flash. It's not easy to reproduce the hard crash easily since
it is rare and random. I don't need to be using the computer with the
videos playing to reproduce the hard lock ups too. It has been happening
for over a year or so on this old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine
with a MSI R4870-T2D512 OC Radeon HD (512 MB) PCIe video card from late
2008. More details can be found in
http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt for the primary computer.

I tried upgrading with its various drivers and softwares, but nothing
seems to improve and fix this problem. The only thing that seems to fix
it is disabling video acceleration fully (none) in Windows XP Pro. I
have not seen the hard lock ups for about a month of testings with no
video accerelation. SP3's display properties' troubleshoot tab (no
reboot required). However, this makes display stuff slower and choppier,
unable to use ATI/AMD's CCC, upside down videos for some formats (e.g.,
MPEG-2 and TS), etc. DPC Latency Checker v1.3.0 showed about 1000-2000us
with acceleration for videos. Without acceleration, it is under 250us.
Big differences and maybe the cause?

Here is what I have observed and done so far over the year:
-PC frozen hard and audio stuck (if playing audio) when playing videos
(Flash, MPEG-2, and TS). Requires a reset button push.
-After powering off frozen PC, its computer's front power light is still
on but fans are off.
-Happened when multitasking and idled (MPC-HC after 4.25, 5:37 minutes,
hours, etc.) with SM2 (many or one tab(s)).
-Both MPEG-2 decoders (CyberLink PowerDVD 7 and MainConcept) have choppy
problems, but
-Choppy video and/or audio, and desynched audio related to lock ups?
-Froze in a noisy Marine's Aquarium screen saver once so far.
-Resetted ATI settings to use its defaults (global and each button) in
CCC, deleted profiles, deleted profiles.xml files, and redid profiles.
-Disabled onboard audio in device manager and use MPC's options
playback output audio renderer null renderer.
-Disabled Dxdiag's audio acceleration options.
-Unplugged speaker cables from onboard audio.
-Uninstalled, ran Drive Sweeper, and installed latest RealTek's audio
driver again (didn't work with previous ones)
-Installed newer Intel chipset drivers.
-Uninstalled K-Lite.
-Ran four registry cleaners and three optimizers.
-Replaced dying 500 GB HDD with a new 1 TB HDD that hold videos.
-Happened with MPEG2, TS, and SM2's streaming Flash videos.
-Happened in MPC-HC, DVB Viewer Pro., and VLC with recorded and live
-MPEG-2 and TS videos only. WMV, MKV, MP4, FLV, etc. don't seem to
reproduce the hard lock ups.
-Happened in both single and clone (DVI + CRT TV) display with just
playing and skipping.
-Happened with a little as 30 minutes to a few days for Windows uptime.
-A few minutes to four hours for playing local videos if reproduced.
-Happened with always on power and minimal setups.
-Happened with VGA 60 hz and 70 hz primary VGA LCD monitor.
-Happened without ATI Stream SDK v2 Developer.
-Happened without ATI Media Codec/Avivo.
-Happened in cold and hot temperatures.
-Happened in both computer usage and idled status.
-It doesn't matter with USB versus/vs. USB+PS2 adapter for mouse.
-Happened with and without ffdshow audio's volume increase.
-Happened with and without bass.
-Upgraded updated IE6 to 7 with all updates.
-Uninstalled and installed latest K-Lite Mega Codecs.
-Uninstalled old MPEG-2 codec and SopCast.
-Uninstalled Firefox v2.0.0.20 and XeroBank web browser.
-Uninstalled DVD Fab.
-Uninstalled VMware Workstation
-Disabled disc drives
-Reinstalled the DirectX 9.0c June 2010.
-Tested DirectX.
-Reinstalled DirectX 9.0c online, but it detected I have the latest.
-Set DirectX display to use 70hz refresh rate.
-Changed CMOS' values (crashed after about 1.5 hours while surfing web
and watching a WMV in MPC):
CPU Vcore values from 1.01875 V to 1.02500
CPU DLL Vcore from 1.375 V to 1.400 V
DIMM Voltage from 1.100 V to 1.125 V
-Uninstalled SilverLight v1.0.0.
-Changed SATA HDD.
-Disabled Catalyst AI.
-Disabled ATI HDMI audio driver.
-Disabled video's "Hardware Accelerator" with two notches left/down from
maximum.
-Disabled DVXA.
-Disabled two dxdiag.exe/DirectX's features (can't disable DirectDraw or
pink display): Direct3D Acceleration and AGP Texture Acceleration
-Disabled HP's startup programs.
-Powered off speakers, CRT TV, and VCR.
-Deleted C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
-Uninstalled System47 screen saver.
-Disabled IME startups.
-Removed VirtualEarth 3D plugin and upgraded Google Earth
-Disabled rundll32.exe ptipbmf.dll startups.
-Doesn't seem to related to MCD, PuTTY, SecureCRT, PopTray, Pick-A-Tag,
and Trillians.
-Tried disabling ATI's Video's All Settings: Automatic deinterlacing,
dynamic contrast, and enforced smooth video playback.
-Disconnected and replugged speaker cable
-Uninstalled and upgraded RealTek's latest audio and network drivers.
-Uninstalled ATI/AMD's video driver, ran Driver Sweeper, and installed
ATI video driver with a newer one.
-Uninstalled Koi Fish 3D screen saver.
-Muted audio in MPC.
-Checked inside PC. Nothing odd, just dusty. Video card was hot/warm,
but it doesn't matter if it is cold/hot in the room.
-Had no problems for about a month and then they came back. Weird.

I really don't want to reinstall Windows from scratch/cleanly to fix
this too. I am hoping someone would have some ideas to try. Maybe the
video card is dying due to its old age? I also don't play computer games
anymore for years, so I don't know if they will crash too. I assume they
will if a 3D screen saver had a hard lock up before.

Thank you in advance.
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Old March 29th 12, 03:25 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Jim Beard[_2_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an oldATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

On 03/29/2012 08:58 AM, Ant wrote:
Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups when it comes
to playing videos through local files (MPEG-2 and TS) with
various players (Media Player Classic-Home Cinema, DVB Viewer
Pro, and VideoLAN Client (VLC) Media Player) and streaming
Mozilla SeaMonkey v2.0.14 web browser's Flash. It's not easy to
reproduce the hard crash easily since it is rare and random. I
don't need to be using the computer with the videos playing to
reproduce the hard lock ups too. It has been happening for over a
year or so on this old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine with
a MSI R4870-T2D512 OC Radeon HD (512 MB) PCIe video card from
late 2008. More details can be found in
http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt for the
primary computer.

I tried upgrading with its various drivers and softwares, but
nothing seems to improve and fix this problem. The only thing
that seems to fix it is disabling video acceleration fully (none)
in Windows XP Pro. I have not seen the hard lock ups for about a
month of testings with no video accerelation. SP3's display
properties' troubleshoot tab (no reboot required). However, this
makes display stuff slower and choppier, unable to use ATI/AMD's
CCC, upside down videos for some formats (e.g., MPEG-2 and TS),
etc. DPC Latency Checker v1.3.0 showed about 1000-2000us with
acceleration for videos. Without acceleration, it is under 250us.
Big differences and maybe the cause?

Here is what I have observed and done so far over the year:
-PC frozen hard and audio stuck (if playing audio) when playing
videos (Flash, MPEG-2, and TS). Requires a reset button push.
-After powering off frozen PC, its computer's front power light
is still on but fans are off.
-Happened when multitasking and idled (MPC-HC after 4.25, 5:37
minutes, hours, etc.) with SM2 (many or one tab(s)).
-Both MPEG-2 decoders (CyberLink PowerDVD 7 and MainConcept) have
choppy problems, but
-Choppy video and/or audio, and desynched audio related to lock ups?
-Froze in a noisy Marine's Aquarium screen saver once so far.
-Resetted ATI settings to use its defaults (global and each
button) in CCC, deleted profiles, deleted profiles.xml files, and
redid profiles.
-Disabled onboard audio in device manager and use MPC's options
playback output audio renderer null renderer.
-Disabled Dxdiag's audio acceleration options.
-Unplugged speaker cables from onboard audio.
-Uninstalled, ran Drive Sweeper, and installed latest RealTek's
audio driver again (didn't work with previous ones)
-Installed newer Intel chipset drivers.
-Uninstalled K-Lite.
-Ran four registry cleaners and three optimizers.
-Replaced dying 500 GB HDD with a new 1 TB HDD that hold videos.
-Happened with MPEG2, TS, and SM2's streaming Flash videos.
-Happened in MPC-HC, DVB Viewer Pro., and VLC with recorded and
live -MPEG-2 and TS videos only. WMV, MKV, MP4, FLV, etc. don't
seem to reproduce the hard lock ups.
-Happened in both single and clone (DVI + CRT TV) display with
just playing and skipping.
-Happened with a little as 30 minutes to a few days for Windows
uptime. -A few minutes to four hours for playing local videos if
reproduced.
-Happened with always on power and minimal setups.
-Happened with VGA 60 hz and 70 hz primary VGA LCD monitor.
-Happened without ATI Stream SDK v2 Developer.
-Happened without ATI Media Codec/Avivo.
-Happened in cold and hot temperatures.
-Happened in both computer usage and idled status.
-It doesn't matter with USB versus/vs. USB+PS2 adapter for mouse.
-Happened with and without ffdshow audio's volume increase.
-Happened with and without bass.
-Upgraded updated IE6 to 7 with all updates.
-Uninstalled and installed latest K-Lite Mega Codecs.
-Uninstalled old MPEG-2 codec and SopCast.
-Uninstalled Firefox v2.0.0.20 and XeroBank web browser.
-Uninstalled DVD Fab.
-Uninstalled VMware Workstation
-Disabled disc drives
-Reinstalled the DirectX 9.0c June 2010.
-Tested DirectX.
-Reinstalled DirectX 9.0c online, but it detected I have the latest.
-Set DirectX display to use 70hz refresh rate.
-Changed CMOS' values (crashed after about 1.5 hours while
surfing web and watching a WMV in MPC):
CPU Vcore values from 1.01875 V to 1.02500
CPU DLL Vcore from 1.375 V to 1.400 V
DIMM Voltage from 1.100 V to 1.125 V
-Uninstalled SilverLight v1.0.0.
-Changed SATA HDD.
-Disabled Catalyst AI.
-Disabled ATI HDMI audio driver.
-Disabled video's "Hardware Accelerator" with two notches
left/down from maximum.
-Disabled DVXA.
-Disabled two dxdiag.exe/DirectX's features (can't disable
DirectDraw or pink display): Direct3D Acceleration and AGP
Texture Acceleration
-Disabled HP's startup programs.
-Powered off speakers, CRT TV, and VCR.
-Deleted C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
-Uninstalled System47 screen saver.
-Disabled IME startups.
-Removed VirtualEarth 3D plugin and upgraded Google Earth
-Disabled rundll32.exe ptipbmf.dll startups.
-Doesn't seem to related to MCD, PuTTY, SecureCRT, PopTray,
Pick-A-Tag, and Trillians.
-Tried disabling ATI's Video's All Settings: Automatic
deinterlacing, dynamic contrast, and enforced smooth video playback.
-Disconnected and replugged speaker cable
-Uninstalled and upgraded RealTek's latest audio and network
drivers.
-Uninstalled ATI/AMD's video driver, ran Driver Sweeper, and
installed ATI video driver with a newer one.
-Uninstalled Koi Fish 3D screen saver.
-Muted audio in MPC.
-Checked inside PC. Nothing odd, just dusty. Video card was
hot/warm, but it doesn't matter if it is cold/hot in the room.
-Had no problems for about a month and then they came back. Weird.

I really don't want to reinstall Windows from scratch/cleanly to
fix this too. I am hoping someone would have some ideas to try.
Maybe the video card is dying due to its old age? I also don't
play computer games anymore for years, so I don't know if they
will crash too. I assume they will if a 3D screen saver had a
hard lock up before.

Thank you in advance.


The recommended solution for MS Windows problems is Linux.
Ubuntu/Kubuntu would probably be the best choice for someone
mostly happy with Winblows.

Cheers!

jim b.

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expects users to be computer-friendly.
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Old March 29th 12, 09:49 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

The recommended solution for MS Windows problems is Linux.
Ubuntu/Kubuntu would probably be the best choice for someone
mostly happy with Winblows.


Not an acceptable solution since I still need Windows for graphics,
videos, etc. I would lose all my old Windows softwares as well that I
still use.
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Old March 30th 12, 12:08 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Hi,

I have seen posts on AVS by a resident HTPC expert suggesting a flakily
power supply may be the cause of the problems like you are seeing.
(11,544 posts and not a moderator.)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26

Might expose your problems to more experts with better advice.

SHF (1,082 AVS posts)

"Ant" wrote in message
m...
Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups ...

Thank you in advance.
--
"The ant has made himself illustrious; Through constant industry
industrious.; So what? Would you be calm and placid; If you were full of
formic acid?" --Ogden Nash (The Ant)
/\___/\ Ant(Dude) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
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Old March 30th 12, 02:55 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATIRadeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?


It could be a resource problem. How much ram do you have? you might have
a rootkit trojan thats messing up your resources. Try downloading and
runnig TDSSKILLER Anti-rootkit utility
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 it's free from
Kaspersky. You could also check your processes in you task manager and
disable unnecessary processes to free up some ram. You can disable them
in your control panel or by running msconfig. I've been using windows 7
64bit for quite awhile now but I seem to remember that xp 32bit can't
use more than 3 gig's of ram. http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm So
you might have to disable some unnecessary programs or find out what's
causing a conflict by disabling programs by trial and error. Certain
antivirus programs are ram hungry norton and avg use alot of ram. If all
else fails I would upgrade to windows 7 if your system can handle it.
You won't lose your files and programs as long as you don't do a clean
install. I've heard alot of windows 7bashing on this forum by people who
don't know it but Ive been using it for over a year now and it's way
better than xp


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Old March 30th 12, 07:28 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Ant[_3_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an oldATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Interesting. I have had this Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650 watts ATX12V/EPS12V
SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC power supply
since end of 2010 when it was new. Also, why would having video
acceleration cause these rare lock ups when having none doesn't?


On 3/29/2012 4:08 PM PT, Stephen H. Fischer typed:

Hi,

I have seen posts on AVS by a resident HTPC expert suggesting a flakily
power supply may be the cause of the problems like you are seeing.
(11,544 posts and not a moderator.)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26

Might expose your problems to more experts with better advice.

SHF (1,082 AVS posts)

"Ant" wrote in message
m...
Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups ...

Thank you in advance.

--
"Ants live safely till they have gotten wings." --unknown
/\___/\ Ant(Dude) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
/ /\ /\ \ Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net
| |o o| |
\ _ / If crediting, then use Ant nickname and AQFL URL/link.
( ) If e-mailing, then axe ANT from its address if needed.
Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
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Old March 30th 12, 01:30 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Jim Beard[_2_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an oldATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Perhaps more heat generated due to more intense processing
activity? Or the extra current draw exceeding the power supply's
ability to consistently provide?

But a 650-watt power supply really should not have such problems.
Of course, it is possible for the voltage/current on a specific
set of rails to be out of spec while the rest of the thing is
fine. A bad connection could do that. But I would not fool
around with a power supply unless I knew exactly what I was
doing, even with the thing disconnected from the mains.

Puzzling.

jim b.

On 03/30/2012 02:28 AM, Ant wrote:
Interesting. I have had this Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650 watts
ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active
PFC power supply since end of 2010 when it was new. Also, why
would having video acceleration cause these rare lock ups when
having none doesn't?


On 3/29/2012 4:08 PM PT, Stephen H. Fischer typed:

Hi,

I have seen posts on AVS by a resident HTPC expert suggesting a
flakily
power supply may be the cause of the problems like you are seeing.
(11,544 posts and not a moderator.)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26

Might expose your problems to more experts with better advice.

SHF (1,082 AVS posts)

"Ant" wrote in message
m...
Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups ...

Thank you in advance.



--
UNIX is not user unfriendly; it merely
expects users to be computer-friendly.
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Old March 30th 12, 02:22 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Ant[_3_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an oldATI Radeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Yeah, I don't think it would be a power issue. I wished there was a
bootable disc or USB flash media to test this issue out with full video
acceleration with videos.


On 3/30/2012 5:30 AM PT, Jim Beard typed:

Perhaps more heat generated due to more intense processing activity? Or
the extra current draw exceeding the power supply's ability to
consistently provide?

But a 650-watt power supply really should not have such problems.
Of course, it is possible for the voltage/current on a specific set of
rails to be out of spec while the rest of the thing is fine. A bad
connection could do that. But I would not fool around with a power
supply unless I knew exactly what I was doing, even with the thing
disconnected from the mains.

Puzzling.

jim b.

On 03/30/2012 02:28 AM, Ant wrote:
Interesting. I have had this Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650 watts
ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active
PFC power supply since end of 2010 when it was new. Also, why
would having video acceleration cause these rare lock ups when
having none doesn't?


On 3/29/2012 4:08 PM PT, Stephen H. Fischer typed:

Hi,

I have seen posts on AVS by a resident HTPC expert suggesting a
flakily
power supply may be the cause of the problems like you are seeing.
(11,544 posts and not a moderator.)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26

Might expose your problems to more experts with better advice.

SHF (1,082 AVS posts)

"Ant" wrote in message
m...
Hi!

I am having annoying, rare hard computer lock ups ...

Thank you in advance.

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Old April 1st 12, 04:15 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
Ant[_3_]
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an oldATIRadeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

I have 6 GB of RAM. I already scanned with the latest versions of and
updated MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware, The Cleaner,
SpyBot S&D, and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (mrt.exe's full
scan). I highly doubt it is those. Why would I have no hard lock up
problems with the video acceleration completely disabled?

FYI, uninstalling and clearing out left overs to downgrade back to v9.7
driver did not fix the problem. Currently with the latest v12.3 driver,
I am underclocking my GPU clock settings to 500 MHz and memory clock
settings to 500 Mhz through enabled AMD Overdrive to see if that fix it
since we know having video acceleration is making my PC lock up hard.
They are the lowest I can go.

Now, I noticed loading, unloading, and playing embedded Flash videos
show flickers with these low values. I don't mind them if it fixes my
lock ups! So far so good after five hours, but it it still too early...


On 3/29/2012 6:55 PM PT, yukonron typed:

It could be a resource problem. How much ram do you have? you might have
a rootkit trojan thats messing up your resources. Try downloading and
runnig TDSSKILLER Anti-rootkit utility
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 it's free from
Kaspersky. You could also check your processes in you task manager and
disable unnecessary processes to free up some ram. You can disable them
in your control panel or by running msconfig. I've been using windows 7
64bit for quite awhile now but I seem to remember that xp 32bit can't
use more than 3 gig's of ram. http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm So
you might have to disable some unnecessary programs or find out what's
causing a conflict by disabling programs by trial and error. Certain
antivirus programs are ram hungry norton and avg use alot of ram. If all
else fails I would upgrade to windows 7 if your system can handle it.
You won't lose your files and programs as long as you don't do a clean
install. I've heard alot of windows 7bashing on this forum by people who
don't know it but Ive been using it for over a year now and it's way
better than xp




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Ant is currently not listening to any songs on this computer.
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Old May 4th 12, 09:12 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati
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Default Rare hard lock ups with videos with acceleration with an old ATIRadeon 4870 HD video card in a Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine?

Do you have more than 4 cores on your processor ?

There is a bug in this case in DirectX that may crash the system

= apply fix WindowsXP-KB953028-x86-ENU.exe

Olivier



 




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