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Just tried doing some cable management, pulled out the audio cable from the mobo, the pins bent, but after a few minutes I bent them into place and the audio cable is in again, but now when I played DayZ my PC froze out of no where, and it made a buzzing noise through my head phones, could it be related to the pins? I don't see how as the audio works, my rig is about a week old. Cheers
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None of this makes any sense at all.
- Why in the world is your audio cable plugged into your motherboard, not your back I/O shield or front jacks?
- Audio cables don't have pins, they are a single line jack.
- Even though I really don't understand what your saying/asking, I highly doubt audio was the cause of the freeze/crash.
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This is what I'm talking about, those pins on the MOBO
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post #4 of 6
Those pins are so easy to bend and I have done this a couple of times when other cables have snagged on them. I really don't think the crash is related, especially if you are certain everything plugged back in correctly and that there is no clear sign of damage.

You do occasionally do get loud noises on crashes anyway.
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post #5 of 6
I wouldn't worry yet either - those pins should be just fine as long as you can plug the cable back in. They aren't like CPU socket pins where they need to be in 100% perfect condition. The only thing to be super careful of is that you don't snap one off.

As for the crash, unless it's happening across multiple programs, it's most likely a crash within DayZ itself. Lets not forget that it's hardly a bug-free application biggrin.gif
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Thanks guys, Battlefield 3 just ran for 2 hours with no crash. Good to see it wasn't related.
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