28 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2010 12:32 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    AE CS5 crashes Mac Pro, causes monitors to flicker crazily.

    UncleTimmy666

      Hello, I'm running an early 2008 Mac Pro with 32gbs of RAM, four 1TB hard drives, and an NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 GPU.  For monitors I use two 24" Apple LED Cinema Displays.

       

      I never had this bizarre problem until upgrading to CS5.

       

      Every time I now use After Effects, within five minutes of opening the program, AE crashes, and while I can still move the mouse, I can't actually click anything or bring up Expose, Dashboard, not even a new Finder window.  Whatever I was working on in After Effects remains on screen, except the monitors are turned into strobe lights, flickering nearly to the point of inducing seizures.  The only thing to do is to hold down the power button on my Mac Pro, something that practically brings tears to my eyes.

       

      Any help diagnosing and repairing this issue would be greatly appreciated. 

       

      Thanks!