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Freezing and tearing sound, help please!

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October 14, 2012 11:15:59 PM

Hey guys,

This weekend I built my first computer and I've been having some issues. Sometimes when I try to run a game, the screen will freeze up and a weird tearing type sound will continually play. I'm really not sure whats causing it. I've been able to play a round of bf3 or l4d2 with no issues at all, but it seems like whenever I play a game that requires a disc, thats when the problem occurs, which may be a coincidence or not. I've tried running memtest86+, and after doing one pass, no errors were found. I also tried disabling all audio devices to see if that was the problem and tried a less recent graphics card driver. Here are all my specs.


Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
GPU: EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480

I'm not that tech savvy, so I'm pretty lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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October 14, 2012 11:18:03 PM

Also, I've started to notice white blocky little things on the screen in game while running Crysis.
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November 9, 2012 7:09:39 PM

Have you tried updating the BIOS on your motherboard or your video card drivers? Let's start there.
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November 9, 2012 7:28:07 PM

I've already updated the BIOS and video card driver to the newest versions
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
November 9, 2012 7:38:52 PM

I think I see the problem you're having - that RAM is rated at 1.65V, and that's known to cause instability issues with Ivy Bridge. Try using some 1.5V RAM and see what that does.
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November 9, 2012 7:54:49 PM

Alright great, I'll be sure to try that, thank you!
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November 10, 2012 6:24:31 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I think I see the problem you're having - that RAM is rated at 1.65V, and that's known to cause instability issues with Ivy Bridge. Try using some 1.5V RAM and see what that does.


Well unfortunately the only other RAM I can access at the moment is a quite older set in my brother's computer at 2.0V. Would it be wise to just go ahead and purchase another set of RAM at 1.5V?
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