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dell vostro with ati 2400 256mb Pro is freezing up pc and get atidvag.dll error

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I have a dell vostro with a asus 2400 256mb HD Pro and the pc keeps freezing and a BSOD when watching youtube videos.  The error seems to point to atidvag.dll.  I have uninstalled driver updated drivers.  Scanned for infections. Cleaned the registery.  Changed out power supply.  Took out memory, ran memtest.  Tested hard drive.  Need help finding a fix.
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by:yarwell
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Is the graphics on a separate card or on the motherboard ? is it running hot ?
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by:jsher03
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It's a pcie a separate card. The BSOD error the ati2davg.dll display driver is stuck in an infinate loop.
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by:yarwell
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Is it fan cooled or just a static cooler ?  check fan rotation and how hot the card is as I've seen them do this when the little fan wears out and dies.
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by:asidu
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Have you got the latest drivers.
Check at http://www.ati.com/  or  go to the dell site with your service tag and get the video drivers updated.
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by:jsher03
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I will have to check fan rotation and heat and let you know.  The graphic card has a fan on it and seemed to be spinning fine but I will have to check it later today.  Yesterday I couldn't get it to freeze up but when I rebooted system I got the error almost immediately when watching a video on youtube.
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I have installed the newest drivers, BIOS, network, chipset, sound and video from ati and asus.  Removed them all and tried again.  Cleaned registry out.  
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by:willcomp
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Since you are experiencing BSODs, there should be some minidumps created. Attach the most recent two to a comment. They are located in C:\Windows\Minidump folder and have the date in the file name. The minidumps may provide additional, useful information about the cause.
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jamietoner earned 250 total points
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Could be a bad video card as the newer version os flash utilize the video card to play the video's. Do you have another card you could try?
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you can monitor the teperature with speedfan too : http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php      
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by:jsher03
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This apparently a problem with ATi video cards and there hasn't been an exact answer to what the problem may be.  So I can't give a perfect score because there is no way to say it is the graphic card or just a software glitch.
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by:nobus
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try watching youtube when running from a live knoppix cd  (other oS and drivers) :
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V6.4.4CD-2011-01-30-EN.iso 
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