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Audio distortion followed by computer freezing.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Audio distortion followed by computer freezing.


    I have had this computer for about a year now and it recently started acting up. What happens is the audio begins to distort and than the computer freezes if I close something out. This only used to happen when a lot of stuff was running at once or a big game was player, Spore for example. Recently it has been doing it more. Before if I skyped with youtube on while i played a game, you know big stuff, it would do this, but now if I have a paused youtube video or an ended youtube video on while I play minecraft it does the same thing. There is no error code or anything, I have to manually turn it off and on.

    Please Help
    Sincerely ~Sean

    PS. I will see if I can get an audio sample for the forum of what happens.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Update your drivers especially the chipset drivers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Although the audio is distorting, its not really an audio problem just one result of the computer freezing.

    The problem, in general terms could be anything from memory (or lack of memory) to a motherboard problem, to a power supply problem, too many applications open at one time, etc.

    You didn't fully fill in the my system specs. Are you using 64 or 32 bit OS? and how much RAM?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the help but I have already fixed the problem by playing the sound through an HDMI Cord
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Thanks for advising us, your reply may help others with a similar problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Audio distortion followed by computer freezing.
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