Hello I'm experiencing a really annoying "Hiccup" or "Skipping" problem with my new system build. My computer was totally fine for the first week, but recently ever so often it will start doing full system hiccups which causes not only my computer to freeze, but my mouse, keyboard and sound as well. This freezing can occur anytime, no matter what I'm doing.
It's also worth noting that the computer makes a buzzing sound when it does these freezes.
Although I built this computer myself, I got a lot of help from an experienced friend, so "dumbing" down your answers is much appreciated.
Here is my System:
SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA064/US 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) which holds my windows 7.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive which holds anything else.
NZXT H2 H2-001-BK Black Steel / Plastic Classic Silent ATX Mid Tower Chassis (Probably don't need to know this, but it's here anyways)
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
I'm guessing that you have some sort of virus that is causing this behavior. If that's the case, head to malwarebytes.org and download their free tool. Run the system sweep and see if that turns up anything.
EDIT: P.S. You probably don't have any hardware problems, unless someone else recognizes your symptoms as being a hardware malfunction/failure they've dealt with.
it sounds like you have a hardware problem. Start with the basics, re-seat your ram and graphics card's in the slots, update BIOS and all drivers. If it still fails after that, start running diagnostics, download and run memtest 86+ and your hard drive manufacturers diagnostic utility. Also a good idea to check your temps to make sure nothing is overheating. Also noticed you have a dedicated sound card, make sure you disable the on-board sound in the BIOS.
Yeah if I am playing a game or watching a video the buzzing kind of compliments the sound from the game or video while it is doing the freezing, if that makes sense. Otherwise there is no buzzing when I am not listening to audio.
EDIT: I am running windows 7
EDIT 2: Deep scan completed. Didn't find anything.
EDIT 3: For some reason when I try to update my Bios from the Asus utility it gave me, it tells me "No proper BIOS image files on the server!"
EDIT 4: I went through and attempted to update each driver through my windows device manager. Every driver said it was up to date except my wireless adapter which had an update for two of its special things.
EDIT: 5 I re-seated ram and graphics card and things seem better, but sometimes my computer is fine for a long time after turning on and then starts doing the hiccuping, so I'll post back maybe tomorrow with more info on the situation.
Thanks for all the help so far guys. I really appreciate it.