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Computer grey screen, freeze, makes noise...can anyone help?

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December 28, 2013 6:01:33 PM

Hey I have had an ongoing problem for a couple weeks. My computer (generally while gaming, or tabbing through and doing lots of stuff) will completely grey screen (crashing) and start making a loud humming noise through the speakers. I've replaced a lot of components in search to fix the issue.

Upgraded to windows 8

The problem started after I bought a new video card (gtx 770), new ram 8gb ddr3 corsair 1600, and an 250gb intel 510 series ssd.

I thought it was the ssd, but I confirmed it is not the issue. I put in an 500g HDD (new) and still had the issue.

Does anyone know what the problem sounds like or could be? Any educated input could really help? Also is it possible my CPU is beginning to fail?


Amd fx 4100 4.2ghz (quad core)
Asus GTX 770 OC 2gb
Asus M5A97 LE R.2.0
Corsair 1050w PSU
8gb Corsair DDR3 1600
250gb Intel 510 series SSD
500gb HDD
NZXT Phantom crafted series case

Other things to consider when replying:

All drivers are 100% up to date, I have reinstalled all of them, and they are good to go
Bios is updated
CPU temps never over 45c even while gaming and multi tasking
GPU temps never over 35c
December 28, 2013 8:27:04 PM

Last time I checked an AMD FX-4100 was a 3.6 GHz processor (3.8 GHz Turbo) you might want to check to see if your overclock can be backed down to make it more stable.
December 28, 2013 8:29:41 PM

I've already tried that. It's been unoverclocked for a few days and still having the same issues. Running at factory 3.6ghz now.
December 28, 2013 9:22:28 PM

Figured out the issue, defective video card. Sending it in for a replacement.