Random freezing with buzzing sound from speakers


I'm having this problem almost for a year, and I still haven't found the solution, so I would like you to please please help me, because it's driving me nuts

Mostly when I play games, or use my webcam or in screensaver mode my computer freezes and there's a strange buzzing static noise coming from my speakers and all that I can do is shut my computer down with hitting the back on/off button and reseting the whole comp. Sometimes, I can play games all day and nothing happens.

Temperatures when it happened (playing Portal 2):
Motherboard 42 °C (108 °F)
CPU 45 °C (113 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 55 °C (131 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 49 °C (120 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 57 °C (135 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 54 °C (129 °F)
GPU Diode (DispIO) 54 °C (129 °F)
GPU Diode (MemIO) 58 °C (136 °F)
GPU Diode (Shader) 59 °C (138 °F)
WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 36 °C (97 °F)
WDC WD3200BMVV-11A1PS0 40 °C (104 °F)

Temperatures are lower, when im not playing games

My specs:
CPU Type: QuadCore Intel Core i7 860, 3180 MHz (24 x 133)

Motherboard Name: ASRock H55M (1 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

Motherboard Chipset: Intel Ibex Peak H55, Intel Lynnfield System
Memory 3255 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM) DIMM1: TakeMS

Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Things that I tried to do:
1. Changed rams
2. Changed heatsink for cpu
3. Installed new fans for case
4. Reformatted windows several times

All of those things that I tried were unsuccessful.

Please help me, i'm devostated.
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  1. I've had a very similar problem for a couple of years with a Q6600 system and never nailed it down, so would be good to hear what people think in this thread.
  2. just out of curiousity, what are you using to measure these temps? i have had certain monitoring programs CAUSE my system to freeze with a buzzing sound during games.
  3. MockingbirdUK you never figured it out ?:O oh god :(

    genhiskron i'm using Everest Ultimate edition, but the problem i'm having happened also when it wasn't installed.
  4. Hey!

    *bump* Exact same problem over here. It's so unpredictable: I can play games all day and nothing happens, then, I do a little bit of surfing on Chrome and it just freezes, leaving me with a static buzz and completely unresponsive computer. I built it myself, love it, works like a monster, but this is an annoying problem.

    My specs:
    Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4Ghz / 2x 1333mhz 2GB OCZ / Radeon HD 6850 / Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 / Antec Earthwatts EA 500 / Intel 320 80GB SSD

    Normal temperatures when the lock-up occurs. I'll look around some more to see if there's anything we can do about this :cry:


    ps: my first guess is that the GPU has *something* to do with it, although I'm not sure why..
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