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Computer randomly freezes with hissing static noise

Last response: in Systems
September 11, 2012 4:34:53 PM

Hello, I built my computer about a year ago, and right off the bat I'll list the specs..

Mobo- MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
Cpu - i5 2500k
Gpu - XFX 6870 Black edition
RAM - 4X2GB Ripjaw memory DDR3
PSU - XFX 650W Modular
HDD - WD Caviar green 1TB
Windows 7 Home Premium

All's been going well, however recently the computer has been completely locking up, screen freezes (but stays on) and neither keyboard or mouse are responsive. This is always accompanied by a terrible hissing static type noise coming from my speakers, and sometimes my GPU fan will rev up to %100 speed. One thing I have noticed however, is that whenever this occurs, I will have some kind of Java app open (Minecraft, Runescape). It is extremely frustrating and it's happening quite often. I have Java 7 installed. Anybody with the same thing going on? Any fixes? Btw I'm not overclocking the CPU or GPU.

Thanks :) 
September 11, 2012 4:40:35 PM

have you looked in Event Viewer to see if there's a hint of what's going on?
September 11, 2012 4:45:24 PM

Is the computer unstable during any kind of stress testing (GPU or CPU)? Or are you sure it completely specific to running a Java app?

Things to do if you haven't already: Check your temps. Make sure the heatsinks and air intakes/exhausts are free of dust. Update drivers for GPU and motherboard (if necessary). Try a BIOS update if necessary.
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September 11, 2012 5:00:18 PM

I'm fairly certain it's Java apps, as this only occurs when using Java. As for event viewer there's a couple of things...
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 9/11/2012 1:55:31 PM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
Computer: Martha
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-09-11T16:25:31.402820900Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>

Not sure what you can make of that...
But I will update drivers now.

Thanks :) 
September 11, 2012 5:15:48 PM

Here's another event I found at the same time...

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 9/11/2012 1:57:18 PM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Martha
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-09-11T16:27:18.000000000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Security />
<Data>SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99</Data>