Photoshop CS6 Causing PC to Freeze w/YouTube

Belphegore

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Hey guys,

So I have a very bizarre, very specific issue that I've narrowed down to Photoshop CS6, rather than it being YouTube.

Whenever I'm using Photoshop CS6 and I have YouTube videos running in the background, my PC will sporradically freeze. First it's the audio, which begins looping on a single second of the video and I can still move my mouse, but I can't click. Then a few seconds later the entire PC is locked up and I have to do a manual reset (not hard crash).

The kicker is, it doesn't happen all of the time. I can go hours and hours without this happening, or it can be a matter of 10 minutes. I've since just started ripping YouTube to MP3 to avoid the problem, but it's a hassle honestly.

I've performed various controlled tests, such as just using Photoshop CS6 alone, letting YouTube play in the background while I play games on Steam. When I thought it was YouTube causing the problem, I updated Adobe Flashplayer, turned off hardware acceleration, tweaked a couple of settings in Device Manager, etc. When I figured out that it's CS6, I increased the amount of RAM it can use and disabled auto-saving in the background, but nothing has worked thus far.

Specs:
i7 6700k
ASUS Strix 1080 8GB
16GB G.Skill Vengeance RAM DDR4-3000Hz
ASUS Maximum Formula VIII
Windows 10
 

Belphegore

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I'll try lowering it then, I figured with 16GB of RAM it couldn't take up THAT much. I did keep an eye on CS6's RAM and CPU usage while I was working, but it may have inadvertently spiked at some point.

I only have CS6 open when I'm using it, but sometimes I like to throw on YouTube for background noise. Not music, as that's all on my EHDD, but audio stories or documentaries that I don't have to visually review to appreciate.

 
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