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Computer freezes randomly with a buzzing noise. No BSOD.

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Computer freezes randomly with a buzzing noise. No BSOD.


    I've had this problem the past week, Re-formatted twice, And the third time I did a clean install.

    What happens is when I watch a movie, Play video games, Surf the web, Or just let it idle. The PC freezes and plays a strange buzzing noise of the audio that is currently playing when it crashes repeats 50 times a second or so.

    I've owned this PC over the years, always updating. Recently bought a new PSU, CPU and a Motherboard (2 months ago).
    New Components:

    • Intel Core i7 4790
    • ASRock Z97 Extreme6
    • EVGA Nex-750B


    Full Specs:

    • Intel Core i7 4790
    • ASRock Z97 Extreme6
    • EVGA Nex-750B
    • GeForce GTX 980
    • RAM 4x4 Corsair Vengence 1600 1.5V
    • SanDisk 220GB (OS)
    • Vertex 450 (For a single game )
    • HDD 2TB
    • HDD 650GB
    • CD/DVD


    I tried:

    • Reformat,
    • Clean Install,
    • Switching SATA Cables+Port,
    • Resetting CMOS,
    • Reinstalling BIOS,
    • Reinstalling ALL Drivers
    • Updating Drivers,
    • sfc /scannow
    • chkdsk
    • Memtest64
    • Increased Memory voltage from 1.5V to 1.55V
    • Prime 95 (Only for a short time)
    • GPU Stress Test (Only for a short time)
    • And a bunch of others I don't remember.



    I don't have time to take the PC to a repair shop, Stores open after I start school and close when I'm done.
    I ran the DM Log collector Too and uploaded it.

    I might have seen a pattern where it happens quicker when I play video games. But it has also happened when Idle.
    Last edited by EidurGeir; 27 Sep 2015 at 01:38. Reason: Typo

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Hi EidurGeir,

    Welcome to the 8forums.

    I have some questions for you that need to be answered.
    Also, please try to remember what you have done and didn't wrote, to prevent double actions.

    1. Are there any devices connected outside of mouse and keyboard?
    2. What have sfc and chkdsk reported?
    3. Have you tried to do chkdsk on all the drives?
    4. What was the result of Memtest86+? how many passes have you done?
    5. What test did you do with Prime95?
    6. What GPU stress test did you do?
    7. Have you tried Hard Drive diagnostics?
    8. Have you tried to defragment your hard drives if you have HDD hard drives?
    9. After clean install / format, how much have you installed and what have you installed?


    When we proceed in the troubleshooting process, there will likely come more questions.

    Please fill in your system specs
    Please go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.

    How to fill in your system specs:

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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Hi EidurGeir,

    Welcome to the 8forums.

    I have some questions for you that need to be answered.
    Also, please try to remember what you have done and didn't wrote, to prevent double actions.

    1. Are there any devices connected outside of mouse and keyboard?
    2. What have sfc and chkdsk reported?
    3. Have you tried to do chkdsk on all the drives?
    4. What was the result of Memtest86+? how many passes have you done?
    5. What test did you do with Prime95?
    6. What GPU stress test did you do?
    7. Have you tried Hard Drive diagnostics?
    8. Have you tried to defragment your hard drives if you have HDD hard drives?
    9. After clean install / format, how much have you installed and what have you installed?


    When we proceed in the troubleshooting process, there will likely come more questions.

    Please fill in your system specs
    Please go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.

    How to fill in your system specs:

    1. No devices other than Keyboard and Mouse are connected
    2. sfc and chkdsk reported back with no errors
    3. Yes, I have tried it on all drives
    4. Memtest passed with no problems
    5. Blend, And a couple of custom increased memory stress to 16/16 GB
    6. I used FurMark
    7. I haven't
    8. I haven't Defragged my HDD drives, (Question, is it bad If I Defrag my SSD's?, (Not that I have))

    List of Programs I've Installed, IOBit Advanced System Care, IOBit Malware Fighter, IOBit Driver Booster, Google Chrome, TeamSpeak 3, Steam and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


    *UPDATE*

    After I changed my RAMs voltage to 1.55 volts, I was able to let the PC Idle all night without crashing. I'll report back If it crashes when I Idle with a game open.
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  4. #4



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    It is very bad to defrag an SSD, because defragging is made for how an HDD works.
    An SSD works totally different, because of how an SSD works defragging an SSD will shorten its lifetime.
    Although it is not needed to 'defrag' an SSD because of how it works, you can however trim it once in a big while. Trim does pretty much the same as defrag, but is made for the SSD.
    Windows should detect an SSD and an HDD when it is installed automatically so you should not have to worry about it.

    I would remove IOBit totally, it doesn't have quite a good reputation and the software isn't as good as you may think. Especially Advanced System Care may cause such problems as you have to BSOD's.

    How long have you performed Furmark? Only 30 minutes is needed and it could damage the GPU if not careful and well informed about it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    It is very bad to defrag an SSD, because defragging is made for how an HDD works.
    An SSD works totally different, because of how an SSD works defragging an SSD will shorten its lifetime.
    Although it is not needed to 'defrag' an SSD because of how it works, you can however trim it once in a big while. Trim does pretty much the same as defrag, but is made for the SSD.
    Windows should detect an SSD and an HDD when it is installed automatically so you should not have to worry about it.

    I would remove IOBit totally, it doesn't have quite a good reputation and the software isn't as good as you may think. Especially Advanced System Care may cause such problems as you have to BSOD's.

    How long have you performed Furmark? Only 30 minutes is needed and it could damage the GPU if not careful and well informed about it.
    Ah, I just recently bought IOBit, But oh well.

    *UPDATE*

    I opened Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had it running for about 20-30 mins and the computer crashed, Like a freeze frame. I always have to drown it with the reset button.

    I only performed FurMark for about 10 mins tops.
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  6. #6



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Please run Furmark for around 30 minutes.

    Here are instructions for Furmark I usually give



    Computer freezes randomly with a buzzing noise. No BSOD. Diagnostic test Computer freezes randomly with a buzzing noise. No BSOD.
    GPU TEST

    Run Furmark to test your GPU. Furmark tutorial

    Note   Note
    Run Furmark for around 30 minutes


    warning   Warning
    Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if temperatures rise too high
    Please try following and see if the problem occurs
    Please do the following:

    • Open taskmanager
      • Go to the tab startup
      • disable everything

    • Search msconfig and open it
      • Go to the tab services
      • Check 'hide microsoft services'
      • Uncheck all other services
      • Click apply and click ok

    • Reboot if asked

    See if the problem persist, if the problem does not persist enable in the startup tab in taskmanager 1 item and in the services tab in msconfig also 1 service, reboot and see if the problem persist. Keep doing this until you find the culprit or there is nothing left.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is after 10-15 mins
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    About 30 mins have passed and the PC hasn't crashed.

    Could it be the PCI-E port and keeps Disconnecting the GPU?

    I could try running my PC on using my Intel as GPU? With a game open?
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  9. #9



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Have you checked if everything is properly connected and of course if everything is clean of dust?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Crashed when only running on CPU

    And yes everything is clean of dust
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