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Windows 7: computer randomly freezes when watching youtube videos

29 Mar 2014   #1

computer randomly freezes when watching youtube videos

my computer completely locks up when watching youtube videos, ive done the process of elimination of the following.

1. i bought a new RAM stick made by corsair 2 days ago and it still does it so its not the ram cos ive used 3 different sticks

2. its not my hard drive otherwise id have other errors not just a frozen pc on youtube

3. its not my gpu cos ive clean uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them and i play wow everyday for like 10 hours and never had any issues

4. its not my CPU cos a cpu error wouldnt hang or freeze on a specific thing

5. i ve checked device manager no yellow triangles with ! in them

i dnt know whats happening i think its an issue with flash player if its not and it lkeeps happening il just reinstall windows

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29 Mar 2014   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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Personally I think YouTube is the problem. I also have issues there a times with nothing consistent with anything. Sometimes a video is fine, then the next one jitters or has bad audio. Then everything works fine.
You could try reinstalling Flash.
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30 Mar 2014   #3


what ive done is ive uninstalled flash cos i can still watch some videos due to HTML5 maybe that might be an issue of some videos having a bad code or crossover into html5 from flash,

i know my GPU isnt faulty i play wow hardcore everyday, i tested my ram already and its a new stick less than 72 hours old and ive used seatools to test my hdd and ssd
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