Windows 8.1 freezes and makes buzzing sound?

Hello, I just built a new computer with a GTX 780 lightning and whenever I play a game for a short period of time my computer freezes and makes a loud buzzing sound, and than shuts off, what is this and how do i solve it?

Specs:
i5 4670k (stock speeds)
ASrock extreme3 z87
MSI GTX 780 Lightning
G. Skill trident X 16GB
Noctua NH-d14
2 TB WD black
250 GB Samsung 840 Evo
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  1. Does it give an error code when the machine starts again?
  2. if it shuts off (no restart) then something is overheating.
  3. It shuts off and than restarts, no error message just that sound, freeze and the PC restarts, and as an example just loaded up bf4 for about 5 min and it happened, when the pc restarted I checked kombuster right away and the temp was only 53 degress, this is really worrying me
  4. Did try reinstalling the GPU drivers? Remove the old one first and then install the latest.
  5. There are many things that can cause this, but its most likely to be a software issue rather than a hardware issue.

    I think the loud buzz sound is not electrical buzz but actually a sound loop of what was playing before the computer froze. This usually occurs when your video card crashes and tries to recover.
    It is probably a driver error so you should update or reinstall the video driver.

    Also download who crashed its a free program and will help to identify the cause of your crashing.
  6. How do I repair the drivers? or check if their is anything wrong with them? And this is the analysis from WhoCrashed. Can you help me solve these problems?


    On Sun 6/29/2014 7:58:16 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\062914-4062-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: dxgmms1.sys (0xFFFFF801F584D3F3)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFC000E20C5410, 0x0, 0xFFFFF801F584D3F3, 0x2)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: DirectX Graphics MMS
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.


    On Sun 6/29/2014 7:58:16 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: dxgmms1.sys (dxgmms1!VidMmInterface+0x1A433)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFC000E20C5410, 0x0, 0xFFFFF801F584D3F3, 0x2)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: DirectX Graphics MMS
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.


    On Sun 6/29/2014 7:41:42 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\062914-3828-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0xE785E)
    Bugcheck code: 0xD1 (0xFFFFD00027B2F8A8, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF8002830C85E)
    Error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
    product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 337.88
    company: NVIDIA Corporation
    description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 337.88
    Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 337.88 , NVIDIA Corporation).
    Google query: NVIDIA Corporation DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL


    On Sun 6/29/2014 7:12:32 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\062914-3890-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: dxgmms1.sys (0xFFFFF800E0E4C6DD)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFC0004C802794, 0x0, 0xFFFFF800E0E4C6DD, 0x2)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: DirectX Graphics MMS
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.


    On Sun 6/29/2014 6:47:37 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\062914-3734-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: watchdog.sys (watchdog+0x39CA)
    Bugcheck code: 0x10E (0x1F, 0xFFFFC00207EBA960, 0x0, 0x258FBC)
    Error: VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT_INTERNAL
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\watchdog.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Watchdog Driver
    Bug check description: This indicates that the video memory manager has encountered a condition that it is unable to recover from.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.


    On Fri 6/27/2014 5:31:05 PM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\062714-3734-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x153FA0)
    Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFF6E666666660, 0x0, 0xFFFFF80030F3621F, 0x2)
    Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.


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    Conclusion
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    6 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

    nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 337.88 , NVIDIA Corporation)

    If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the brand and model name of your computer as well in the query. This often yields interesting results from discussions from users who have been experiencing similar problems.


    Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.

    Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is actually responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.
  7. zoog18 said:
    How do I repair the drivers? or check if their is anything wrong with them?

    best way to do it is to uninstall them complely then restart your pc then run a program called driver fusion it will remove anything like registry entries of the old driver, then download the latest driver from the nvidia site and install it.
  8. sounds like a video driver issue. uninstall every peice of software on your computer that contains the name "nvidia" and reboot. then install the latest drivers from the nvidia page for your gpu.
  9. How do i go about re-installing all these drivers without loosing any of my files, also i think it is important that the night that I finished building the PC I attempted an insane and incredibly stupid overclock on the video card where I increase the memory clock by 4000mhz, however that computer immateriality shut off the minute that i moved the slider, still how do I re-install all of these drivers?
  10. Open up the startmenu, type in "device manager" and hit enter. Look for 'display adapters' and uninstall the driver of it(right click>properties>driver). You're using msi afterburner? You may need to reset the videocard profile in it.
  11. how do I then re-install the device and drivers for it?
  12. oooh. you're crashing in watchdogs?

    haha... yeah... that might have nothing to do with your graphic drivers and just yet another bethesda glitch fest. Still i'd reinstall the drivers just to be certain it's not you, but the game.

    once you uninstall all nvidia software, go here after the reboot.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx?lang=en-us

    install the drivers it suggests. it will install everything you removed.
  13. I do not own watchdogs, I crash in every single game I play after about 5-15 min, I have uninstalled the device and drivers from device manager, how do I repair the Microsoft drivers? Nvidia smart scan doesn't work, it simply keeps requesting the latest version of java which I have.
  14. http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/75991
    download and run the installer.
  15. What do I do about the microsoft drivers?
  16. What microsoft drivers? Where are those listed?(yellow exclamation mark)
  17. In the crash log that i posted, it shows that most crashes were caused by microsoft modules
  18. As far as i know, those are usually triggered by other components(they are not drivers).
  19. So the nvidia drivers have been causing all of the crashes?
  20. It may have been causing it. But thats usually the case. You should apply the fix and test it again, that way we can be sure.
  21. I loaded bf4 up for about 10 min and no crash, I will update the thread after I play for a longer session
  22. Roger that
  23. The PC no longer crashes, however now whenever I play a game the same sound plays except this time the game crashes instead
  24. lets make sure you're not overheating anything. lets take that straight out of the equation. pop the side of your case off and stick a room fan into the opening on high, if you stop crashing it's a heat issue. and we can help you iron out what's going on.

    if the crashing still happens at least we know the most common PHYSICAL cause of this type of problem isn't happening.

    the second most likely physical issue is electrical. but we'll tackle that once we know temps aren't the problem.
  25. The PC case is right above a cold air vent, it also has 5 case fans so I don't think heat is the problem and my GPU in kombuster never goes above 70 degress
  26. I've been doing this a long long time. never ever trust the onchip/board temp sensors until you can independently verify they're reporting correct temps. Since i don't think you have a thermal laser temp gun to read the temps on the parts in your system, and i suspect you don't have independent temp probes to backcheck the temp readings on the board, just assume the temps it's reporting are all wrong until you've proved it otherwise.

    it might seem like a waste of time, but i can't tell you how many times faulty temp monitors hid a serious temp issue in a system. i've given you a cheap and easy solution to make certain it's not a temp problem. i don't even care if your temp probes are sorta accurate. this isn't about denigrating your system or your ability to check the monitoring software.

    This is about troubleshooting... which 9 times out of 10 requires some actual testing to eliminate possible causes of these problems.

    pop the side of the case off. put a fan in the opening and see if the problem goes away. if it does then SOMETHING is overheating. we'll have to narrow down what at that point and figure out a simple solution to fix it.

    If that doesn't work then we can check one item of a dozen that could be causing your troubles off the list. and we'll be that much closer to figuring out your problem. It might not seem exciting, and i'm sure you'll get irritated after the 5th or 6th thing we check... but this is how we have to do it over these forums... since none of us are there to see the issue ourselves.
  27. I managed to solve the beeping noise and restart, as that was windows 8.1 related, so I installed windows 7 which seems to have solved this problem, however I am now experiencing freezes when I am playing a game, should I still try your fan plan? Also, I think it is important to mention that I had kombuster open while playing call of juarez gunslinger (not a graphically intensive game) and the gpu reached up 70 degrees, even if the probes are not accurate are these safe temperatures?
  28. well... in theory... if the probes are accurate... your gpu is functioning as intended. See, nvidia's 7xx series gpus come with a gpu boost 2.0 i think they call it. What gpu boost 2.0 does, is it automatically overclocks your gpu up to the thermal limits of the card whenever it judges the extra juice is needed.

    its sorta a variable automatic overclock the card does to itself.

    so yes... nvidia 7xx series gpus will run up to and hover around the mid 70's when functioning properly when gaming, the clock speed will also change constantly, as i think they put the target temp right around 75C...
  29. Ok, I did what you suggested, however I do not own that kind of fan so I just ran the PC with games loaded with both sides off and the PC ran in games for a lot longer before crashing, this time however I just got the "Windows is looking for a solution" when the game crashed.
  30. mmm... ok. so we might be having a temp issue. i wish we could say for sure... is there anyway you can get a box fan or room fan from someone? just to test it out.

    i'd like to be able to definitively move past temps as the issue. but you said there was a drastic improvement in longevity?

    I'm gonna need a better picture of your setup. you said you had a tower with 5 fans... what is your tower? what type of fans? which are the intake and which are the exhaust?

    In the meantime i'd like you to hop into msi afterburner and change the targeted temps 10C lower... that should ramp the gpu fans up a bit, and should limit gpu boost. try testing it like that.

    if it still crashes i want you to uninstall geforce experience. then test it in games again. A lot of nvidia gpus have crashing issues with geforce experience, i want to eliminate that suspect from the list of possible causes of this issue.
  31. It is a Corsair 750D, with a Noctua NH-D14, with G.Skill Tridents positioned under it, some of the wiring is in front of the case where the mobo is, and the Noctua fans are around 4mm off axis (an error I made while bundling the PC). Their are 5 fans all Corsair AF series, two top exhaust, two front intakes and one back exhaust. The PSU is a Corsair AX 760 and the motherboard is an ASrock extreme3 Z87. When the sides are on, they are both slightly warm to the touch.
  32. that's a big case... do you have the drive cages in front of the intake fans?

    I'm thinking you might want to move some stuff around... if this is a temp issue... I would move the two front intake fans to the bottom, have them blow up, not back. IF THIS IS HEAT CAUSED, I suspect the drive cages are installed OR the 780 is positioned above those fans creating a "heat" wall, preventing cool air from reaching the top of the case. there should be vents on the bottom of that case for case fans. you might also want to experiment with changing the orientation of the nh-d14 to blow "up" at the top of the case...

    a couple of ideas to see if we can't knock down the temps on this one. If you don't want to fiddle with fan positioning, you might want to look into trying another pci-e slot for the 780... just to open up a bit of airflow
  33. Unfortunately their is no other pci-e slot for me to put the 780 in, however yes the drive cages are in place as one of my HDD's is in their, now I will re-position the NH-D14 as I noticed that the entire cooler is slightly off center, how should i go about doing this? I also just ran some games with both sides off and this time their was no improvement, same as when both sides are on.
  34. :\

    well we don't know if temps are the issue yet. so lets not go crazy.

    did you try uninstalling gefore experience?
  35. Yes I did, same issue this time the whole computer froze and i was forced to restart from the power supply, I am currently running memtest, how many passes should I do for 16GB of memory? Also, is their any kind of diagnostic software or tool that I can use to see what hardware is causing the problems?
  36. run memtest 1 stick at a time, pull the others out... 4-8 passes should be enough for each stick
  37. I believe that I may have solved the problem, which had to with a motherboard driver not being installed, I will update the thread if their is anything else.
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