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June 17, 2011, 07:01:22 PM
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I've recently run into an issue with my new setup where whenever a YouTube video begins to play (even through an ad on a webpage) my computer locks up. 

(Details: First the screen separates from the mouse, making it so I am unable to click anywhere.  Then, about 10 seconds later the mouse disappears.  Finally, about a minute later my music cuts out, and I have to reset my PC.  Even right in the beginning, Ctrl+Alt+Delete or any other keyboard commands have no effect.  Also, the YouTube video does not actually play.)

My setup:
Running dual non-reference 6950's at 910MHz Core, 650MHz Mem, 1149mV, 79 degrees each under 98% load.
Windows 7 64-bit, running the Catalyist 11.1 drivers (11.2+ drivers cause screen tearing when I attempt to boot into windows).
GUIMiner client, 2 OpenCL workers pointed towards BTC guild.
Flags for both workers, -f128.

Any advice or suggestions?  Bounty will be paid to anyone who can solve this problem, the amount will depend upon the ease of the solution.
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June 17, 2011, 07:13:19 PM
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I'll test it now.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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June 17, 2011, 07:15:44 PM
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You rock dude.  Hook me up with an address to send you the bounty.
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June 17, 2011, 07:23:53 PM
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Isn't the flag -f ## to state what processing ratio pace exists?

Running beyond -f60 seems foolish.

When I was messing around with dual pools on one card I noticed that anything past -f15 drove the hash rate to nearly nothing.
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June 17, 2011, 07:28:17 PM
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I don't lose more than 2-3MHs with -f128, and it allows me to play games without turning my workers off (they just scale down to use whatever GFX power my games don't use).
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June 17, 2011, 07:32:22 PM
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SOLUTION TO PERMANENTLY DISABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATION FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

1: Open Browser --> Navigate to Youtube.com --> Open video --> Right Click --> Settings --> Untick 'Enable Hardware Acceleration' --> Close Browser

2: Navigate to %appdata%/.../adobe/flash player and delete the folder.

3: Navigate to %appdata%/.../macromedia/flash player and delete the folder.

4: Repeat Step 1.

From now on your hardware acceleration should be permanantly disabled, even with a browser close. 

(Note: The only thing I haven't yet tested to see if this works is after a computer reboot)
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June 18, 2011, 07:34:39 PM
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Had to reboot couple of times when accidentally started YouTube while mining.

Guys, thanks for the workaround !
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June 18, 2011, 07:50:32 PM
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You could go through all that or you could simply just disable video related hardware acceleration in your video card control panel a.k.a catalyst.
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June 18, 2011, 07:57:42 PM
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My setup:
Running dual non-reference 6950's at 910MHz Core, 650MHz Mem, 1149mV, 79 degrees each under 98% load.
Windows 7 64-bit, running the Catalyist 11.1 drivers (11.2+ drivers cause screen tearing when I attempt to boot into windows).
GUIMiner client, 2 OpenCL workers pointed towards BTC guild.
Flags for both workers, -f128.

My buddy is currently running a Win7 x64 box with a pair of non-ref Diamond 6950s (flashing the bios and still seeing 1408 shaders was a sad, sad day) co-lo in my living room Tongue I'm going to try your clocks when I get back to the apartment, but he's running 800 MHz currently due to heat. What other flags (besides -f128) do you use and what hashrates are you getting? Besides screen tearing, were the newest Catalyst drivers affecting your hashrate? He's only pulling 630 MHs right now due to heat issues/crashes and I'd like to improve that for him.
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June 29, 2011, 04:43:09 AM
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My setup:
Running dual non-reference 6950's at 910MHz Core, 650MHz Mem, 1149mV, 79 degrees each under 98% load.
Windows 7 64-bit, running the Catalyist 11.1 drivers (11.2+ drivers cause screen tearing when I attempt to boot into windows).
GUIMiner client, 2 OpenCL workers pointed towards BTC guild.
Flags for both workers, -f128.

My buddy is currently running a Win7 x64 box with a pair of non-ref Diamond 6950s (flashing the bios and still seeing 1408 shaders was a sad, sad day) co-lo in my living room Tongue I'm going to try your clocks when I get back to the apartment, but he's running 800 MHz currently due to heat. What other flags (besides -f128) do you use and what hashrates are you getting? Besides screen tearing, were the newest Catalyst drivers affecting your hashrate? He's only pulling 630 MHs right now due to heat issues/crashes and I'd like to improve that for him.

Sorry for the late reply.  No other flags, just running fine with -f60 now.  Screen tearing was to the point that it was impossible to navigate through windows.  I'm honestly not sure if 'tearing' is the right term, but a bunch of horizontal multi-colored lines with an overall gray hue went through my screen covering the entirety of the windows desktop - it was impossible to do anything, and I'm not even certain an autoloading miner would even get started.  I think 630 MHs is respectable all things considered if you don't want to burn out your fans/cards.
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