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Recently, my computer has been freezing randomly even when idle. At that point, the only thing I can do is a reboot. When it freezes, there is a sound coming from either my motherboard or my PSU. If it locks up during a game, the sound continues to loop. I've already tested memory and there are no problems. I haven't been able to rule out viruses/malware since I'm never able to get in a complete scan before my computer freezes.

Edited by kteng, 01 January 2010 - 04:14 PM.

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What type of sound are we talking about here?
Does the computer work fine in Safe Mode?
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It's a continuous slightly high pitched sound.

I'll test in safe mode and maybe idle in BIOS to see if I freeze out of OS as well.

I was just in a game and the sound loop started, yet I was able to move around and play fine. When I alt-tabbed to the desktop, the high pitch sound started and I had to reboot.

Edited by kteng, 01 January 2010 - 05:38 PM.

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When was the last time, you cleaned the case inside?

Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).
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My case is very clean
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Processor Info: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz

I ran in safe mode and haven't encountered any problems for about 45 minutes. Might be luck, though I usually crash within 10-30 minutes.
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Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same problem?
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Got same problem. Also, safe mode didn't work either
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I don't think, it's going to be easy to pinpoint the issue online.
You have to start with trying to locate the source of that noise.
Open the case and use the computer normally.
When the sound starts, try to pinpoint the source.
Some guidance: http://www.network-t...hp/article/106/
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The sound comes from either my PSU or my motherboard. I'm pretty sure it's from my PSU.
Also, my comp does not freeze in the BIOS menu.
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If you're sure, it's PSU, start with replacing it. They're cheap. Make sure, it has at least same wattage as the current one.
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01 kteng PC randomly freezing 1 2 2009

Kteng – Run Speedfan again & Post your Power Supply settings again . . .

Your 12VDC is low??? I see 1.73VDC ????

Also Go into BIOS – [HARDWARE] Section and Post those readings … get 2nd Opinion



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From my BIOS:
VCore 1.220V
DDR18V 1.904V
+3.3V 3.344V
+12V 11.858V

I think speedfan is just reading it wrong O.o

Edited by kteng, 03 January 2010 - 12:21 AM.

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02-kteng- PC randomly freezing (1- 3- 2009)

I think speedfan is just reading it wrong O.o


That is why I wanted a 2nd Opinion from your BIOS –

Recently, my computer has been freezing randomly even when idle.


How old is your PC – What modifications / Additions / whatever – have been done –
Are you overclocking – Added Memory or changed Video Card - Updated Video Driver ???

recently



that may be related to your freezing problem

When it freezes, there is a sound coming from either my motherboard or my PSU.


Is it an Alarm Sounding Noise ----- from Motherboard
Or
Maybe a FAN Freezing Noise ----from PSU

Can you give me info on Motherboard –
Manufacturer – Model –

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