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So i just built this gaming rig, and it works great except that i experience random episodes where everything will freeze up, and my speakers go crazy with these awful noises. This occurs every 10 or 15 minutes and will go on for about 30 seconds. Then everything will resume as normal. Can someone enlighten me as to what could be the cause of this?

Thanks in advance!
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So i just built this gaming rig, and it works great except that i experience random episodes where everything will freeze up, and my speakers go crazy with these awful noises. This occurs every 10 or 15 minutes and will go on for about 30 seconds. Then everything will resume as normal. Can someone enlighten me as to what could be the cause of this?

Thanks in advance!
More details would help as what driver version, using Afterburner, freeze during what, how the monitor connected, etc all the deatails you could remember.
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Driver Packaging Version8.892-110914m-125030C-ATI
Catalyst Version11.9
ProviderATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version8.01.01.1186
Direct3D Version7.14.10.0860
OpenGL Version6.14.10.11079
Catalyst Control Center Version2011.0908.1355.23115
AMD Audio Driver Version7.12.0.7702

The freeze occurs in game and on the desktop, it doesn't seem linked to any one application. Monitor is connected via HDMI. Computer is not overheating, as it is still blowing perfectly cool air through both the main exhaust and the gpu vent.

My RAM is clocked to its rated specs at 1600MHz using XMP. I checked the voltage that the XMP set it to, and it bumped it from 1.005 to 1.2. I don't think this is too excessive, but I could be wrong. Other than that, everything is stock settings.
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post #4 of 7
OK do one thing, restore all the overclock GPU, CPU and RAM back to default to eliminate the freeze is due to instability of those.

Open up GPU-Z and watch for all the temps under sensor tab, it could be the temps that cause the freezes.
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OK, I've disabled XMP and the RAM frequency is back at 1333MHz. Voltage is also default. Haven't experienced a freeze yet, but it could be a while. I'll keep you posted on how things are going.
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OK, after 20 minutes no freeze, it is your RAM overclock not stable. There is nothing wrong in your system, just need to stabilize the overclock.
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Thanks for the help. I'll be more thorough on the overclock this time.
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