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 Post subject: WARNING: Asus GPU Tweak II crashes other applications
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 pm 
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If you are running Asus GPU Tweak II and your Winstep application (or other 32 bit applications) suddenly crashes without warning - and keeps crashing with various errors even after restarting it - then the cause is most likely the OSD/monitor feature of GPU Tweak II.

Asus GPU Tweak II inserts the GTII-OSD.dll into the process space of every running 32 bit application and this DLL seems to be extremely buggy. Under certain conditions (which I haven't figured out what they are yet and probably never will because I have already replaced that piece of trash with MSI Afterburner) the DLL decides to go haywire for a while. In this state the application will keep crashing even after restarting it.

Because the DLL has been inserted into the process of every running 32 bit application, when it crashes it brings down the HOST application with it, i.e.; although it *looks* like it's the application's fault, the REAL culprit is GPU Tweak II.

Here I saw it bring down Outlook 2003, AIDA64 and WorkShelf all in one go.

Although it seems that crashes only happen when the GPU Tweak II *monitor* is running, the best solution is to get rid of Asus GPU Tweak II altogether and use something a lot better and far more stable like MSI Afterburner.

Asus - yet another company with great hardware but crappy software (don't even get me started talking about Asus Aura Sync).

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 Post subject: Re: WARNING: Asus GPU Tweak II crashes other applications
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:28 pm 
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I had issues with asus aura sync then I downloaded it from here and followed this guide to fix the issue. I really wonder why asus can't fix their software issues.


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