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May 25, 2011, 10:20:07 PM
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I have a 6950 2G reference card and for some reason when I am mining and try to watch a movie etc, my system freezes and I have to restart. Does anyone know what maybe causing this? On my 6850 1G I can mine and watch video without any issues.


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May 25, 2011, 10:22:53 PM
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Lower the aggression and ask these questions on the mining board
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May 25, 2011, 10:26:29 PM
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Sorry, I am a n00b and thanks
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May 25, 2011, 10:28:50 PM
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Lower the aggression and ask these questions on the mining board

Lowering aggression won't help.


The 6xxx series have a known problem where they freeze when anything else tries to use the GPU.
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May 25, 2011, 10:32:56 PM
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"-f60" and above can help.
in general, try keep you GPU saturation under ~92%.
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about 69x0 specific. similary behaviour 58x0's. its more depend on driver verions, than HW. some was hang, somw was not[usually, drivers w/o kernel-space thing. "atimdagxxx.sys" or something like].
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May 25, 2011, 10:50:40 PM
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"-f60" and above can help.
in general, try keep you GPU saturation under ~92%.
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about 69x0 specific. similary behaviour 58x0's. its more depend on driver verions, than HW. some was hang, somw was not[usually, drivers w/o kernel-space thing. "atimdagxxx.sys" or something like].

I've never had flash or anything GPU accelerated work, regardless of -f setting (which I believe should be -f 60, the space is important).

And though I've had the problems with my 6990, I never saw anything similar with my 5870 nor 5970
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May 25, 2011, 11:26:44 PM
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If you are using flash to watch video, right click on it and disable hardware acc. If you are using video players with GPU acc. then I suggest using VLC as long as your CPU can handle your playback needs. GL
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