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    GMan supplied the link, but here it is again: Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    I can see your point. Often an apparent problem with a driver is not necessarily the fault of the driver. Indeed, it can be another application that interacts with the driver causing the problem to arise.

    Update: I was getting the purple screen issue with 296.10 as well, although not for the first day or so. I updated to the Beta 301.24 and still got the problem. I then realised that the problem only seemed to manifest itself whenever I allowed Flash to run on a webpage (although it was random as to whether the problem occurred or not). I have now updated Flash (having first removed the existing version with the uninstaller) and, touch wood, so far so good.
    Yup, no doubt. Not sure if you've seen this or not: AdobeClearFlash

    That clears system-wide LSO "super-cookies" that track you and also destroy stability/performance. Clear them and likely things remain good or fix things when bad.

    If using Firefox, I recommend BetterPrivacy plugin because it can delete the LSOs on a timer or each time you close Firefox. Ghostery offers similar functionality but also disables all 3rd party tracking/snooping from advertisers, trackers and the like. I use both plugins.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post


    Since about flash player 10.3 and above versions (since march 2011), you can delete all that natively, with the supplied flash player Settings Manager in the Windows Control Panel also.


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    My query arose as no one mentioned the setting had to be from windows control panel not from within flash player...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    My query arose as no one mentioned the setting had to be from windows control panel not from within flash player...
    Right, it's never from within Flash player. So far, we shown 3 methods of clearing LSOs:

    1) The internet link: Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel

    2) Plugins such as Ghostery/BetterPrivacy that do so automatically if set to.

    3) Control Panel .cpl as Airbot has shown.
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    Although I didn't get any purple screens yesterday, I've had a couple today. I've managed to locate this, which might be worth reading.

    Timeout Detection and Recovery of GPUs through WDDM

    I've added the TdrDelay entry to the registry and given it the value of 8 to extend the timeout threshold from the default of 2 seconds to 8 seconds.
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    Yeah, that's workaround that is unnecessary. Something else is wrong on the machine. Top of the list culprits are overheating or another poor driver.

    But even then, if you've had the issue that addresses, you would be getting 0x116 bsods. Do you have a C:\Windows\Minidump folder at all? If so, we're probably already a long way to seeing what we can do for it.

    If not, msinfo32 saved file is usually helpful to some degree.

    I also notice your psu and tried to Google search it. It doesn't seem like a known brand such a Corsair or OCZ etc... It's doubtful but maybe that is part of this issue. It's another thing on "the list".
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    I don't think that it is down to overheating, as GPU-Z 0.6.0 is currently reporting a card temperature of 37C. I have seen reports suggesting a PSU issue, and I suppose that it could be. I've been thinking about upgrading it anyway since I need more SATA connectors than I have currently.

    What is your opinion on this one?

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-zx-...er-supply.html
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    Don't really think you can beat OCZ as they're a known reliable brand across the industry for the products they make. So that would be an excellent choice imho.

    Before you actually purchase anything though, is it possible you have another machine to borrow the psu from to test - or maybe a friend or relatives machines to borrow one from to test? You wouldn't even have to install it physically. Just let it sit on the desk if the cables are long enough.

    Someone recently fixed their machine after I brought attention to the psu. The user ran Speccy and saw that the 12v was well below spec. Replaced the psu and reported back no more crashes. So maybe check things with that program too, can't hurt none.
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    I reckon you could well be right with the PSU. I ran Speccy and found that, although within spec, the 12V line was fluctuating. I then ran Furmark at 800x600 and 8X MSAA (so that I could still see the voltages reported by Speccy) and found that the 12V line dropped to as low as 11.5V almost immediately.
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    I'm still getting the lockups, although it is random. I had 3 in quick succession earlier today, but none since. I've also dug out the box that my current PSU came in and, whilst it is rated at 750W, the loading is spread across 2 rails. I'm currently getting parts together for a system upgrade, and the PSU is definitely going to be replaced with a single-rail model.
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