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October 2, 2013 4:27:38 PM

Hello,
For the past week, whenever I would play any games (Team fortress 2, duke nukem 3D and LIMBO for example) I would be playing for 5 minutes and my whole computer would lock up. The lights on my keyboard and mouse would still work but they are unresponsive. Eventually after 2-5 minutes it would resume and in some cases close any applications I had open (firefox, music, games, etc). I have run a memtest but that came out all fine, checked my hard drive for bad sectors and that is all clean. My PC is not yet a year old and this is really frustrating. Any help would be appreciated!

Specs:
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
2 x 4GB Kingston 99U5471-012.A00LF
Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
BIOS version: 4401
HDD: Hitachi HDS721010CLA630

I don't know what my power supply is because I'm not experienced with pulling them apart. I can open the side but I can't see my powersupply because there is something on the side of the case that is holding up my motherboard. I also don't have any spare parts to test or any extra money to buy some right now but If I know what them problem is then I can replace it.
Side note: When it does freeze up it loops the last sound which turns into a loud buzzing through my headset. It has worked perfectly fine until this last week :( 
Thank you for any help in advance!
~CookieRaiders
October 2, 2013 4:52:57 PM

Is it still under warranty? I am assuming that you purchased this as a pre-built PC and it would come with a 1 year warranty.
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October 2, 2013 4:53:56 PM

is anything overheating? though not very accurate touch the cpu and video card HEAT SINKS they shouldn't be burning hot but shouldn't be cold ether. if there cold or barley warm when gaming its a sign your heat sink has bad contact as it should get a little warmer under loads. if it is extremely hot something else is badly wrong. another sign of too much heat can be to open the case side and put a floor fan blowing into it. if it runs fine your case fans may not be getting enough heat out of the case.
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October 2, 2013 5:00:39 PM

anti-painkilla said:
Is it still under warranty? I am assuming that you purchased this as a pre-built PC and it would come with a 1 year warranty.

It is pre-built, I'll look into it but I want to see if I can find a solution first.

maxwellmelon said:
is anything overheating? though not very accurate touch the cpu and video card HEAT SINKS they shouldn't be burning hot but shouldn't be cold ether. if there cold or barley warm when gaming its a sign your heat sink has bad contact as it should get a little warmer under loads. if it is extremely hot something else is badly wrong. another sign of too much heat can be to open the case side and put a floor fan blowing into it. if it runs fine your case fans may not be getting enough heat out of the case.

I'll give you the temps (Using speedfan):

http://imgur.com/dCZQnuO
That is just me reading this thread with no games open
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October 2, 2013 5:15:12 PM

your cpu temp is WAY TO HIGH. 89 C for 100% load is the limit. For idle really bad.

#1 Make sure you heat sink is clean of dust and fan is spinning. next item would be to redo the thermal paste between the two if they even have any on it.
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October 2, 2013 5:17:05 PM

Also if its under warranty you may want to contact them about it but I am going to guess that the thermal paste is to little or not there
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October 2, 2013 5:55:59 PM

maxwellmelon said:
Also if its under warranty you may want to contact them about it but I am going to guess that the thermal paste is to little or not there


Okay I blew out the dust in the heat sink and the fan is working. I went into the BIOS on start up and it said that the CPU was running at 40C. Would speedfan be wrong?
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October 2, 2013 6:34:26 PM

How much dust was there? Recheck speed fan, you can use CoreTemp for the cpu. Is the problem still happening with the heat sink cleared out?
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October 2, 2013 9:39:07 PM

Seems to be all fixed, thank you very much :D 
Will post updates if it occurs again.
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October 18, 2013 4:17:50 PM

CookieRaiders said:
Seems to be all fixed, thank you very much :D 
Will post updates if it occurs again.


can I get best answer plz
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