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Computer crashses making loud buzzing noise, no BSOD

Very similar to this guy's problem but the thread is unresolved.

I used W7 resource and performance monitor to test for hardware faults and it passed all tests.


Specs below:

The problem happens randomly when I watch youtube videos on firefox build 45.0.1 with shit ton of tabs open (20+). Not sure if youtube is the only thing that causes my pc to freeze up, but I noticed that most games run very choppy when im getting 60fps+ before my computer freezes without BSOD.

My firefox has several addons so I disabled all of them, and sure enough the problem still occurred.

Note that only modification to my OS was running this program that prevents windows from collecting my data. To my knowledge, the same problem occurred before modifying the OS.

I don't know if this is a hardware problem or software, but this problem just comes and goes. Sometimes it doesn't happen in several months, so this problem was very difficult to track.
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  1. Can you guarantee that your Titan is getting the amperage that it needs from the PSU? Also, please list the model memory kit you are using. If you've mixed memory kits then that's probably your problem right there (unless they're specifically designed to work together... )And no, same clock speed and timings does not guarantee compatibility.

    When is buzzes, is it coming from the tower or the speakers?
  2. weberdarren97 said:
    Can you guarantee that your Titan is getting the amperage that it needs from the PSU? Also, please list the model memory kit you are using. If you've mixed memory kits then that's probably your problem right there (unless they're specifically designed to work together... )And no, same clock speed and timings does not guarantee compatibility.

    When is buzzes, is it coming from the tower or the speakers?


    I should have mentioned it comes from my speakers.
    I'm using seasonic 850w modular PSU, more than enough amperage for two titans.

    Im using corsair dominator platinum dual stick kit, so no problem there.
  3. Do you notice any large audible amounts of coil whine either right at startup or just before it crashes?

    Coil whine is a high pitched buzzing emitted by electronics themselves (would come from inside the tower) when the primary power coil (sometimes called the distribution coil) either has a crossed wire within its coil or is overloaded. If you hear it and are able to track down which component it's coming from, post back.

    Also let me know if there is no coil whine. I suspect something is physically wrong with the electrical subsystem in your build. Either that or the CPU is re-initializing while the OS is already running. Can you tell me if you have the latest BIOS for your board (Version 1903, found here http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_V_EXTREME/HelpDesk_Download/ )?

    If you're not sure then just go through the procedure found in your manual to try to upgrade the BIOS, if you already have the newest version then it should put up a notification during the initial steps of attempting to upgrade.

    Sorry there's so many steps to follow in this one comment, Lol
  4. I restarted and I didn't hear coil noise from my PSU. One important aspect I forgot to mention is when I boot my PC(when the PSU cap is fully discharged) my pc boots in "2 step process". Its weird how it all started but It suddenly happened and I don't know if it is an indication of failing PSU.

    So normally, when I hit the power button, my PC boots without a hiccup. When I turn my PC on after the caps have discharged, the PC turns on very briefly for 2 seconds(does not POST, I checked my mobo LED status,no problem found here), then "turns off" for half a second then proceeds to boot normally.

    Yes, all the firmwares on my hardware are up to date.
  5. I would reinstall BIOS just to make sure that you don't have a corrupt BIOS ROM
  6. I really don't suspect my BIOS to be the problem. It if was, my PC would have had this problem since day one( also it came with the newest BIOS from factory). Is there another hardware related problem that you are suspecting?
  7. Best answer
    At this point, I'm going to suggest reloading with a fresh install of Windows (re-install) and instead of installing some program claiming of altering Windows functions, just disable them in the first place. When Win 10 is getting ready to finish and is asking you to Use Express Settings, click the other options to select the options manually. I do not trust any programs that claim to be able to alter the way Windows runs or performs system instructions/activities... Win 10 is generally very stable, but if that program is altering system behavior to such an extent that it changes those kind of settings (or stops them from being carried out), then it's likely running in Kernel Mode.

    When a program runs in Kernel Mode, if there's any error(s) either within the program or to another program (or system process) that's running in Kernel Mode then it will cause a BSOD.

    To be sure that the program is the cause: try starting into Safe Mode (hit start, click to open the power menu, hold down Shift and click Restart, go to Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Startup Settings). At this point, your PC will restart and bring up a startup menu, select to start in Safe Mode.

    Run in Safe Mode and try to do your normal stuff without running said program you downloaded. If it works, then the problem is the program... Which means that re-installing Win 10 and not installing said program will fix the problem.

    Report back with results please
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