Every time a play a video on my mac it locks up after 5 - 10 min of use. This happens consistently via a web browser or in itunes. Cpu and ram (8GB) nowhere near maxed out when this occurs. Sometimes the computer plays a looped static sound when its stuck and occasionally has square screen blotches. Most common is a compete lock up with no cursor movement / frozen screen of my current osx view.
I have a newer 256GB SSD drive that was installed last spring. I have approx 16% hd space left. I've had this as low as 25% hd free and it still occurs.
I have no lockups in safe mode. Stability has been better now that I have upgraded to yosemite, yet the issue still occurs when playing vid.
I have been told by my osx repair technician that its my cpu chips that are failing. Essentially the analogy I got was that I'm driving a car with one flat tire that occasionally veers me off the road, so its like a processed is left incomplete and the computer hangs. My only other though was that the nvidia video card is failing. Thoughts?