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Brand new self-built computer randomly freezing


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Hi, I just finished building my new computer a few days ago. I'm still in the process of loading everything on, but it's already giving me a little bit of trouble. I think it's only done this three times, but thats enough for me to see it as a problem. Here's what happens: The computer will freeze and repeat a millisecond of whatever audio it's playing, giving a nice buzzzzz sound. The weird thing is, after about 5-10 seconds of that, it will continue normally for about a second, and freeze up again for another 5-10 seconds. When it continues normally, the mouse will move, until it freezes again. If I move the mouse rapidly while it's "frozen", it will carry out that action when it unfreezes for a second, as if the command is being acknowledged and is just backed up. Sounds like something's using all my CPU for some reason? It happened the first time while I was listening to iTunes and installing my Panda Antivirus software. The second time I'm not sure what I was doing, but it didn't do that continuing thing, it simply froze and stayed like that (while repeating the playing audio). The latest time, I began playing a video on Vimeo and full-screened it. It froze on the audio, so I pressed Esc, and when it snapped out of it for a sec, it got out of full-screen, but it just froze and unfroze for a few minutes until I shut it down. I wish I could see what was eating my CPU when this happens, but the computer isn't functional for enough time for me to call up Task Manager.

Let me know if you have any ideas or need any information! My comp specs should be in my info.

Thanks!
David
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From your spec, your system should be absolutely smoking!!

Are you sure you're fully protected against viruses, malware & spyware etc?
Is your firewall enable?

Did you enable all of the above BEFORE you first connected to the internet?

I'd post this in the malware removal forum, as it seems to me you might be infected, hopefully someone else with a bit more knowledge will chip in.
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A friend of mine has the same issue, same motherboard, different specs but same problem.
I have also had the same issue on a previous custom built computer.
I curious as to what software you are running. Anti-virus, firewall, mal-ware, spy-ware, please post any programs that run upon start up.

Hopefully it is just a software issue and there is no defective hard ware.
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I posted on another forum and they suggested that my 530W power supply was not enough, and was causing the CPU to stall. The problem happened first AS I was installing my antivirus, which was probably the 3rd thing I installed, so I doubt this is software. I'm gonna try getting a 600-650W power supply and see if that helps it. I'm also running 4 GB of ram, 3 HDs, and 2 DVD drives which might be why the cpu is not getting enough juice.
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Thanks for the info.
Both of the systems that I know that encountered issues were using 700w & 800w power supplies and CPUs were E8400 and E8500.

Thanks again for the reply!
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