x1 1TB Caviar black (OS)
X1 1TB Seagate Barracuda (Storage) - Fitted about 2 weeks ago.
Basically I've had my PC for about a year. And it has all run fine and never froze or anything like that. But recently on Battlefield 3 and CoD World at War I have been getting a problem, the same problem on both games.. I can play BF3 for about 10-30 Minutes and all of a sudden the screen will freeze and I will hear a Sound Loop "Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" And the only way to fix this is to reboot my PC by the switch. Same happens with CoD but that seems to last a bit longer.
I don't seem to freeze on games such as CS:S or DayZ/Guildwars 2. These seem to be fine. But the games above seem to have just started doing this.
I've tried updating my Realtek sound drivers.
I've tried turning my CPU setting to "Standard" instead of TURBO.
I've tried running an SFC.
I didn't try taking my new HDD out but I don't really think a new HDD can cause this, the game isn't even running from that drive. I'm starting to think my GPU has gone faulty or maybe my memory?
COD used to have something in it's control panel somewhere about online speak ( in game chat ) ......... don't know if the other game does or not. that may be the problem..... which can be disabled in that control panel )
if you are using on board audio or a sound card.. ?? go into the device manager and uninstall the high def HDMI audio. don't let windows reinstall it on boot up.........
or, uninstall the nvidia drivers. on boot up install the nvidia drivers but do a custom install. Only install the graphics driver and the phsx drivers. nothing else needs to be installed............ and i would NEVER install that stupid auto update thing nvidia includes.
I've ran a memtest, and it passed.
I've just uninstalled NVIDIA HD Audio and it automatically re-installs when i re-boot my PC and I can't stop it. So I had to turn off windows "automatic driver installation" feature. It is now uninstalled and I'm gonna go test it again.
Ok, update. I've played CoD World at War for about 20 minutes and it still crashes, so the problem definatley isn't because of that NVIDIA HD Audio driver or Update. And there is no fault with my memory... My GPU has gone faulty? Onboard sound faulty? CPU? PSU? Any idea guys?