Flash Crashes Older PCs because of…

By | March 11, 2011

I’ve been getting the blue screen of death these days. Turns out that Flash auto-enables 3d Hardware acceleration. So whenever I try to watch Youtube, the whole system is just flooded with data that the hardware can’t handle. BSOD.

Simple work around: Visit a low graphics site like Alaska VR Tours then right-click over the tour graphics on the right. Disable ‘Hardware Acceleration’. That simple.

But repeated crashes of my system made me think something was VERY wrong. Perhaps it wasn’t. Of course, updating the drivers would help, but I’m too much of a scaredy cat to do that myself.