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Ok I am having the strangest problem right now and I have no idea what is wrong. I'll start from the beginning, specs in sig. The problem happens with all of my overclocks and with all stock settings so none of those things are the problem.

Okay so a few days ago I started having a problem with my xfx 6950 2gb. Whenever I would play crysis, stalker CoP or any other GPU intensive game my video card would make a screeching noise. I brought it back to NCIX and he did some tests with it. When he came back he told me it failed furmark testing so they were gunna let me choose a new card. This time I went with the 560ti hawk.

When I got home i started up crysis and I had the same screeching/squealing problem I had before but this time instead of the sound coming from my GPU it was coming from my built-in speakers (monitor is a 21inch HP 2009m, connected through a DVI cable. 1600x900). Whenever the screen goes black in crysis the sound stops but when there are colors on the screen the sound picks up again. When I move my mouse around the screen the sound changes slightly. If I turn all of the in-game sound off the sound is still present.

Next I loaded up Stalker CoP and same thing, screeching. It doesn't happen when I play WoW or anything like that. seems to be only gpu intensive games.

So now im thinking maybe my 6950 wasn't messed up and the problem is something else. This is the strange part though. I decided I wanted to play some minecraft, I went on the game and I had screeching coming from my speakers again. I have everything on max settings BUT when I turn on "Performance: Power Saver" the sound stops. If the game is maximized filling my entire screen and a Alt-Tab the sound stops even though the game is still on and still on my screen but just in the background. for almost an hour my perfectly fine SS Siberia v2 headphones started messing up, the right headphone would not work no matter what I tried and then all of a sudden it started working again. This is when I started thinking that it could be my PSU not powering all of my stuff properly or my MOBO not distributing power correctly.

I plugged my monitor into my brothers computer with all the same cords and there is no sound in crysis/stalker/minecraft. I plugged my built-in speakers in my Steelseries siberia v2 usb soundcard and loaded minecraft, still got the sound even with a USB sound card.

So now I'm thinking that it's either my PSU or my motherboard. My PSU has more then enough watts to support my system though unless it's just faulty. It just sounds like there is some sort of interference going on inside my computer messing up my speakers. I plugged my brothers 2.1 logitech speakers into my computer and there was no sound coming out of them so it just only seems to happen to my built-in ones.

I don't want to run out and buy a new monitor because it doesn't seem like the problem is my monitor since it worked fine on my other comp. I'll just have to phone NCIX on monday and get them to figure out and replace the parts that are screwed because it was only built last week. Or I could just not use built-in speakers but if there is something wrong with my computer I want it fixed.

/end essay

If you have any insight as to what the problem is please please please let me know because I am pulling my hair out trying to fix this. I really think its the psu or the mobo though since it's a little odd that it stops making the sound when I turn power saver mode on. Another side of me says that it can't be my PSU though since I've done 14 hours of stress testing with a 4.5ghz SB OC and I got 0 errors, my computer doesn't shut down randomly or bsod. I don't know, this is all very frustrating.

Thanks
Edited by Fatality_ - 8/14/11 at 3:45am
post #2 of 6
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I guess nobody knows since this problem is so random :S

I've just decided that I'm going to avoid built-in speakers with this build and just get some 2.1 speakers during the week since I'm not having any other problems with the computer
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okay so now I'm having another problem with the computer and I think it's definitely a malfunctioning onboard soundchip because my display driver keeps failing and recovering, failing and recovering over and over. Sometimes it's better then other times but sometimes the PC is virtually unusable because the display drivers fails so many times. sometimes it doesn't even recover, my screen just stays black so I have to force restart and when I get back to my desktop it gives me this error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800A1744E0
BCP2: FFFFF8800F3BF6E8
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC00000B5
BCP4: 000000000000000A
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

now I know the onboard soundchip could cause blue screen if it were faulty. If it's not that then it has to be the PSU.

what do you guys think?
post #4 of 6
Prolly the mobo to be completely honest. Have you tried a reinstall to clear the previous AMD drivers or run driver sweeper?
   
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It might be a grounding problem.
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post #6 of 6
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I did uninstall and reinstall all drivers. I reverted back to 275.33 nvidia drivers aswell since I saw people were having display driver issues with the latest drivers anyway but it didn't fix the problem. I just got back from NCIX, i ordered the computer from them only 2 weeks ago so it's still under warranty. I left it with their tech service guys so hopefully the computer starts going all wonky for them and they replace whatever parts that need replacing.
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