I have read many other posts relating to this problem, but none match mine exactly. I semi-recently built my first computer about 5 months ago and some minor problems followed. I managed to fix them, but one still persists. When I am playing more demanding games such as Guild Wars 2 and even Smite now, my computer screen freezes completely with a loud buzzing sound coming through the speakers. I have tried many things, even replacing my PSU GPU, and CPU, but the problem still persists. I have updated my video/audio drivers so I'm sure that isn't the problem. After reading some posts, I am inclined to think that its a motherboard related problem, but I'm not sure. I have also switched around the memory sticks and ran Memtest without erros. When I run FurMark (graphical demanding program) it proceeds to freeze after about 10 minutes. The computer also doesn't freeze when I play League of Legends (less demanding game) but when I try to stream LoL, it freezes shortly after. The only thing left is my motherboard, which would be extremely annoying if that was the root of the problem.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
GFX: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: CORSAIR GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
That would actually make sense because I'm using my old one from my other computer. I'm not exactly sure what you mean, how do I run this test? (I am stupid)
EDIT: Ok I am now running data lifeguard diagnostic (DLGDIAG) for my hard drive in an extended test, no problems so far.
2nd EDIT: Just ran the extended and quick test and both passed. Does this mean my hard drive isn't the issue?
Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...
All the best Brett
That would actually make sense because I'm using my old one from my other computer. However, I just ran running data lifeguard diagnostic (DLGDIAG) for my hard drive in an extended test and it passed. Does this mean it isn't a hard drive issue?