4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2011 3:14 PM by Flying_Kiwi

    Movies hang after a while on DG45ID


      I'm having an annoying problem with a DG45ID mainboard:

      when playing movies, after a few minutes the movie player hangs. I have to kill it with the Task manager. It happens with both Media Player and smplayer.Once media player hangs, i know i won't be able to play movies for a while. Rebooting doesn't help, i really need to turn off the system for a while.


      My first thought was that the mainboard itself is broken. The strange thing is that this is the second mainboard with exactly the same problem! I returned the first mainboard because of this problem and was returned a new one, but the problem still exists.I did a full reïnstall of Windows with my first mainboard after I detected the problem, I tried another PSU, but nothing solved the problem.


      I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 8 GB RAM (4 x 2GB). I am using GPT partitioning, EFI is enabled in the BIOS. I tried several BIOS versions (097, 113 and 117), but all of them give the same problem.


      Has anyone else experienced this problem before ? Any tips on how to solve it ?

        • 1. Re: Movies hang after a while on DG45ID

          In reply to my own question:

          I did a full reïnstall of windows 7 again, trying out when exactly the problem occurs. It seems that the problem is related to the IDT audio driver. With the default Windows driver, I have no problem. If I install the latest driver available on the Intel website, media player responds erratically and hangs.

          I removed the IDT audio driver, installed all the other latest drivers and everything seems to work fine now.

          • 2. Re: Movies hang after a while on DG45ID

            I discovered the same problem with the most recent IDT audio driver. Clean install of Win 7 32 on the DG45ID, updated the BIOS. Loaded all the latest drivers but the IDT driver. No problems running WMP or MC with audio and movies.  Next, loaded the IDT driver and after several minutes , total lockup requiring hard boot.


            Hopefully they will address the problem......but I doubt it.

            • 3. Re: Movies hang after a while on DG45ID

              My impression is that your problem is specific to DVD or blue-ray movies.  I have no problems with playing movies on-line using Explorer 8.  I have IDT audio driver 6224.3v182 and had no problem with 6224v1.78.

              • 4. Re: Movies hang after a while on DG45ID

                Just found this post - I'll bet you are using the optical (TOSLINK) output for audio. Hopefully Intel will work with IDT to come up with a driver which doesn't exhibit this problem.