Adobe Flash Player causes overheating?

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  1. Bean_BR
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    So, I bought a new PC a month ago, and these are the specs:

    Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3M Cache, 3.10GHz)
    Graphics: Intel HD 2000 (onboard)
    RAM: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
    OS: Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit

    The thing is, I can't watch a video in youtube more than 3~5 min and my pc shutdown, it power on itself and fail to boot windows, but it boot fine after. When I open Firefox it resume the tabs it last loaded and there is that message that the Adobe Video Plugin stopped working. I've googled and found that the flash player causes overheating and thats why the pc shutdown. I always update my drivers, OS, etc... So what could it be? Someone ever had this problem?
     


  2. wolfmanz51

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    youtube uses HTML 5 try running google chrome. Check out your installed programs list make sure you dont have any silly programs installed that you dont want or need, look for spyware, malware, toolbars , uninstall adobe flash and just use chrome for flash its built in. Also try running a free anti virus software like AVG free.
     
  3. Celice

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    Was this a new pre-built computer, or a used one, or something you put together yourself?
     
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    ok, will try that and report results.

    New pre-built.
     
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    I've installed Google Chrome and watched a video with length 8:45 without problems, also the CPU usage was low. I think the problem is solved, thanks for the help:lol:
     
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    Avoiding the issue isn't solving it.

    Uninstall flash and then install the latest version, does it still happen?
    Right-click a flash window and go to the settings, disable hardware acceleration then restart, does it still happen?
     
  7. Originality

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    Flash causing overheating on a Core i3 with integrated graphics? Does not compute.

    I would do a general stress test to see what's causing it to power off. Either CPU, memory or PSU I think.
     
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    Flash is known to be buggy and has been known cause issues for years now (though Ive never had anything to extreem happen other than crappy performance). Avoiding the problem isn't solving it, what Rydian said is true & will more than likely solve your issue as well with firefox. Yet, and since chrome has the latest flash built in and automatically updated you still get flash.
    If the problem persists with other programs, and your system overheats too often you may want to cash in the warranty on the pc as it could be a hardware defect.
     
  9. Psionic Roshambo

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    If your computer is over heating from software and shutting down there is a hardware issue at fault.

    You should be able to peg your entire system at 100% and run it 24 hours with out any sort of shut down.

    My guess is that the thermal paste is not applied correctly (it happens even at the factory.) or a fan is not working or a heat sink is not attached correctly.
     
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    Tested more videos on Chrome, with highest quality (even at full screen) without problems. So the problem must be in Firefox, probably. Shit, I always liked to use Firefox.
     
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    Chrome has flash plugin build-in
    doesn't matter it support HTML5 or not, when flash plugin required to decode, it will use Flash.

    if you're not sure about your Flash version use ninite to check everything is up to date correctly.

    ninite.com

    if you report this on adobe forums the usual reply would be
    " Try to disable hardware acceleration on Adobe Flash setting in Control Panel "
     
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    or they forgot to remove the plastic film that covers the thermal compound, I've seen that regularly when I was servicing prebuilt.
     
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    I can't say I have seen that one but it would not surprise me in the slightest.

    That's why I always build my own, no one to blame but myself if something goes bad.
     
  15. MegaBassBX

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    It's normal for a PC to over heat while using Adobe Flash, and there is no solution for this problem(Unless you will stop using it like I did), but in the other hand you can add more fans also YouTube uses Flash not HTML5,if it helps try different web browsers,some good choices will be , Safari,Chrome,Maxthon.
     
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    Looks like I'll have to stay with Chrome, bye bye Firefox.
     
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    I get the same result on 64-bit Windows 7 as well. My guess is that Chrome (or whatever browser you're using to visit that page) runs under the 32-bit compatibility layer in 64-bit Windows, so the OS is detected as 32-bit.
     
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  19. Bean_BR
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    but that don't makes sense, my OS is 64-bit.
     
  20. Psionic Roshambo

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    Adobe discontinued the 64 bit edition of flash a while back, you got an update that required a reboot. That was the update.

    You can still download and install the 64 bit version but it is not updated or supported.