Computer keeps locking up Tags: Homebuilt Hardware Computer Systems Last response: January 7, 2013 5:55 AM in Systems Share Longfoehammer January 4, 2013 5:47:37 AM Hi, I'm not sure if I am using the term lock up right, but it seems that my computer is freezing for about a second at a time. The screen keeps the picture, but there is a buzzing sound. This happens no matter what programs I am running, it happens when I watch a video on Youtube, or playing Sleeping Dogs; the only difference is the rate at which these lockups occur. This only starting happening yesterday, and I have not installed any new hardware, and only installed some games that have not given me problems in the past. I am not sure if this is a hardware or software problem, and any help would be appreciated. Thanks More about : computer locking AMD Radeon a b B Homebuilt system January 4, 2013 5:49:45 AM PSU is suspicious... unstable electricity supply might create this symptoms Longfoehammer January 4, 2013 5:59:22 AM AMD Radeon said:PSU is suspicious... unstable electricity supply might create this symptoms How would I be able to test my PSU and see how stable it is? I have a XFX PRO 850W XXX Edition 80 Plus Silver PSU and i really don't see how power fluctuations would occur now. Related resources Computer Keeps Locking Up - Forum Computer keeps locking up indefinitely - Forum My computer keeps Hard locking up is Power S to small - Forum computer keeps locking up !!! - Forum Hard Drive keeps locking Windows up , i think... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer goblues39 January 4, 2013 7:24:52 AM Uninstall the games you installed and see if it keeps up. Just a thought. Longfoehammer January 7, 2013 5:55:06 AM I tried uninstalling the games that I had recently installed. It does not seem to have helped. I installed the new nvidia drivers and that also has not helped. I do not know what to do at this point. I think at this point I would classify it as a stutter. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumComputer Keeps Locking up ForumNew build keeps locking up ForumComputer Keeps Locking Up ForumNew Build - Keeps Locking up Under Stress ForumHelp!! New e8400 keeps locking up on OC Forumxp pro with AMD 64 keeps locking up ForumComputer Keeps Locking up ForumPaperport keeps locking up wont scan ForumFirst home build keeps locking up and won't come on ForumCase Fan Modified or GPU fan? ForumHelp with choosing a computer Forum[New Build] Gaming Computer - $800 - $1000 Budget Forum[Solved] Computer requires 10 to 30 flicks of the power switch to start :( ForumLooking to build a computer ForumHelp build a gaming computer $700-800 build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !