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New PC problems (Not responding, sound loops)

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March 11, 2012 11:27:16 AM

Hello, firstly I just would like to say that I couldn't find the proper forum department to me to post my issue, so I hope you do not mind if I do so in "Other Components; CPU" as I do not myself exactly know what the problem is.

I've just got a new PC and I find it very difficult to play Starcraft Wings of Liberty
I have accounts on both EU and Korea.
On EU, it is somewhat fine, but it's still lagging and it is hard to move the screen, and it's impossible to watch replays, it shows it to you for like 10 seconds, then freezes for anything from 30 secs to 2 min+ , then it can play on for another 5-10 sec and freezes for another minute.
Same thing happens in Korea, but there it's while in game.
I play everything on low and only textures on medium
My new PC config : i5 2500k 3.3ghz 4 GB DDR3
I use to play on my laptop without such issues occuring, of course the speed wasn't great but it was a laptop with AMD x2 Turion which was weakish.
While it freezes, it also makes sound of a sound loop, as if the DJ has a broken record, if you know what I mean.
This PC is only 2 days old, but I am also having problems with it freezing now and then, and have that (not responding) yoke at the top of the window, while the window highlights into a brightish white color, happens quite often actually.
If you require any additional info, please let me know. Thank you.

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March 11, 2012 1:54:37 PM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

Better luck with the Patriots next year!

An easy thing to try is a complete anti-virus scan. "Malwarebytes" is a great program and they have a free version too. The free version must be manually updated frequently.
March 11, 2012 7:08:53 PM

The first thing I do when those kind of issues arise, is clean the system of resource wasting garbage and registry errors. Run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry both.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Then I would uninstall the graphics driver, run Driver Sweeper from Safe Mode, have it remove any AMD and Nvidia graphics driver remnants it finds. Re-boot and install the latest driver for your card and O/S. You may want to run CCleaner again at this time. Defrag.
http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html
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March 11, 2012 7:11:32 PM

Hello and thank you both guys.
I have tried to virus scan and came out clean. There is a link with further information that I am having on gaming forum, with a screenshot too and more added information, so please visit it in case you could see something that you would know, thank you :)  My name is redsox there by the way
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_i...
March 11, 2012 7:36:32 PM

Its only a few days old, I would take it back.
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