So I had some computer problems earlier this year and replaced my motherboard with a asrock pro3. The motherboard worked fine besides a very wierd sound that would play through my speakers while installing a program. It was like a sound loop that would happen for a half a second or so and everything would return back to normal. I noticed that it would happen while Microsoft visual C++ and directX updates would install on steam. Anyway the motherboard died after exactly one month of usage and I returned it through warranty. It actually happened while I was unpacking a very large file. Luckily everything else was undamaged. I put in the replacement motherboard and reinstalled windows. The problem is that I am still getting this wierd sound freeze when the direct X and C++ updates install. I switched over to my 7 year old 256 gb hard drive and the problem went away. That drive died on me yesterday.
Does anyone know what could be causing this. Maybe it really is the hard drive? Does anyone know if a hard drive is capable of doing stuff like this? Or maybe my power supply is doing some funky stuff.
Asrock Pro 3 Motherboard
Ripjaw 1886 4x2 running at 1600
Corsair TX 650 Watt power supply
Western Digital 1 TB black
I have never heard tell of a hard drive causing sound looping like this.
Check the settings for the ram in the bios and try to make it run at the rated speed=1866 and at the correct timings and voltage.For the last two look at the site of Ripjaw.
Have you tried switching sata cables?
Have you installed all motherboard drivers?
Are you using hdmi? ->update the gpu drivers.
You could test the hard drive with hd tune,the normal one is freeware,and try the error scan (should give all green blocks) or health check.
Thanks I am going to check this. I did run a western digital scan on the hard drive earlier and everything checked out okay.
I actually am using a dvi cable at the moment.
I have all of the motherboard drivers off of the disc. I still haven't updated to the latest sound drivers on their website. I think I will try that.
Actually have switched the sata cables.