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Getting short bursts of freezing, buzzing sound from speakers, just after moving my PC into a different apartment.

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February 26, 2014 4:06:58 PM

I sometimes get a buzzing through the speakers along with a short freeze of the mouse and the rest of the computer at pretty regular intervals. This usually happens when watching some kind of media like YouTube, music and movies from my HDD, and especially Pandora. Playing games like AC4 Black Flag I notice some very minor instances of this happening, not nearly as much as when listening to Pandora. Closing the offending program will lessen the problem, sometimes getting rid of it entirely. Also this probblem doesn't usually happen soon after starting media, usually 10mins-1hr later.

This all started happening after I moved my PC a short distance in my car to my new apartment, no damage was apparent.

I'm on WiFi but I was before as well, they internet/router does suck here, though.

I'm using the automatic overclocking utility from ASUS, my Mobo manufacturer.

Also running Crossfire.


Random DXDIAG stuff.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name THEPANDA
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1503, 3/10/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States

Name AMD High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002\5&E112D0C&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atihdw76.sys (7.12.0.7714, 94.50 KB (96,768 bytes), 2/14/2013 3:41 AM)

Name Realtek High Definition Audio
Manufacturer Realtek
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0892&SUBSYS_10438410&REV_1003\4&2CB35CC7&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhd64.sys (6.0.1.6235, 2.42 MB (2,536,040 bytes), 10/7/2011 6:51 PM)

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name ThePanda\Jared
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.09 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.2 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Name AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_23051787&REV_00\4&1B89D1F&0&00E0
Adapter Type AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6738), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. compatible
Adapter Description AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version 12.104.0.0
INF File oem62.inf (ati2mtag_NI section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFE5E0000-0xFE5FFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000DF00-0x0000DFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967284
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (8.14.1.6304, 567.50 KB (581,120 bytes), 3/28/2013 6:09 PM)

Name AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_23051787&REV_00\4&80E7924&0&0008
Adapter Type AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6738), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. compatible
Adapter Description AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version 12.104.0.0
INF File oem62.inf (ati2mtag_NI section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFE620000-0xFE63FFFF
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000EFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967294
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (8.14.1.6304, 567.50 KB (581,120 bytes), 3/28/2013 6:09 PM)

Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 83.74 GB (89,919,582,208 bytes)
Free Space 10.02 GB (10,761,986,048 bytes)
Volume Name
Volume Serial Number D0390768

Drive D:
Description CD-ROM Disc

Drive E:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 931.51 GB (1,000,202,039,296 bytes)
Free Space 59.73 GB (64,138,051,584 bytes)
Volume Name Mass Storage
Volume Serial Number CC40F8A4

Drive F:
Description CD-ROM Disc

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model KINGSTON SVP200S37A90G
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 2
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 0
Sectors/Track 63
Size 83.84 GB (90,025,689,600 bytes)
Total Cylinders 10,945
Total Sectors 175,831,425
Total Tracks 2,790,975
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 100.00 MB (104,857,600 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 83.74 GB (89,919,586,304 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 105,906,176 bytes

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model ST31000524AS
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 1
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 1
Sectors/Track 63
Size 931.51 GB (1,000,202,273,280 bytes)
Total Cylinders 121,601
Total Sectors 1,953,520,065
Total Tracks 31,008,255
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #1, Partition #0
Partition Size 931.51 GB (1,000,202,043,392 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes

More about : short bursts freezing buzzing sound speakers moving apartment

February 26, 2014 4:10:28 PM

I sounds to me like an intermittent loose connection or damaged cable/connector.
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February 26, 2014 6:11:38 PM

I've opened up my case and visually inspected all the connectors, as well as giving the cables a good tug/push. Unfortunately the problem persists.
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February 26, 2014 7:13:15 PM

A damaged "audio" cable/connector. can cause that
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February 26, 2014 7:49:42 PM

terry4536 said:
A damaged "audio" cable/connector. can cause that


Do you mean on the mobo, or outside the case? When I gently try to wiggle the speaker cable coming from the back of the motherboard nothing happens. Also the buzzing/freezing happens at fairly regular intervals when it happens. For example freeze, 2 seconds, freeze, 2 seconds, etc. The freezing and the time in between freezing are variable at any given "problem time"

Thank you for your help so far, by the way.
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February 26, 2014 7:53:19 PM

Outside

Within your case, I would recommend reseating a sound card
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February 28, 2014 10:51:36 PM

After unplugging the speakers from the back of the motherboard, the problems persists. I only have onboard audio.
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February 28, 2014 11:22:44 PM

I'll try testing the psu in the next few days. For now I'd like to add that when restarting my computer it powered on for a second, then powered off, then on, then off. It then powered on for a third time for good. This happened a second time the next time I rebooted, and then the time after that it started normally. This has not happened before.
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March 1, 2014 3:45:13 PM

Now that does sound like the PSU is about to fail.
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