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Computer crashes and makes buzzing/beeping noise?

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August 3, 2012 4:25:17 PM

So a few weeks ago I was in Sony Vegas editing a video and suddenly my mouse and keyboard both became unresponsive and a loud buzzing noise started coming out of my speakers. I left it for a few minutes but nothing happened, there was no blue screen of death, no error message,nothing. so the only thing I could do was force a restart.

Over the next few days the problem continued in graphical/CPU intensive programs (such as photoshop, Vegas, fsx, etc), and all I could do was restart. Not once did I see an error message. I did originally think that it was due to an overclocking (4.4 GHz) however I checked my temperatures and they didn't ever peak above 60-70. Neverthelss, I underclocked back to 3.3 but still experienced the problem.

I read online that I should do a clean install of windows so I did that, and up until now I thought the problem was solved. And a couple of minutes ago I was playing age of empires and the computer froze and then The buzzing started again.

Here's video I recorded of the sound:

I'm really clueless to what it could be. Ive reinstalled NVIDIA drivers, cleaned out the registry, reinstalled windows, what can it be?!

I think it might have something to do with my graphics card or drivers or something along those lines, as the problem only occurs when in games or video/picture editing programs. However, my computer and all the components are new (about a month), and I can't think of any possible meddling I couldve done to cause these issues. After all when I first built the pc, I was having no issues whatsoever.

Here are my specs:

Intel core i5 2500K
Gigabyte P67X-UD3-B3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti
Seatgate 1TB Hard Drive, 7200rpm

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm running out of ideas!!

August 3, 2012 4:26:04 PM

Btw my PSU is a 700W OCZ
August 3, 2012 5:51:13 PM

sounds like hardware issue, disconnect all the components clean them of dust, reconnect carefully if that didn't solve the case then clear CMOS.
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August 3, 2012 6:30:48 PM

sounds like hardware issue, disconnect all the components clean them of dust, reconnect carefully if that didn't solve the case then clear CMOS.

I agree with xtreme5 on this one. Also have you tried putting in different speakers or headphones? Does it still happen? Might possibly need a new sound card if is a recurring issue then the sound slot on the motherboard might be shot.
August 3, 2012 6:58:18 PM

Thanks, I'll try that
August 3, 2012 9:36:11 PM

Yes, I have tried different speakers/headphones. i'm not sure how it can be a problem with the soundcard though. the sound only comes once the computer is frozen?
August 3, 2012 10:19:22 PM

have you clear cmos.
August 6, 2012 11:00:08 PM

sorry, i'm a complete idiot when it comes to this sort of stuff. what exactly is clearing cmos and how do you go about doing it??
August 7, 2012 7:59:15 PM

i've cleared cmos (which lead me to have to reinstall windows) and i've installed all the latest drivers. so far no issues, however i haven't started gaming again just yet. i'll try tomorrow and report back.