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Computer Help - Freezes then Buzzes

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  1. johnegg

    johnegg Thread Starter

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    Hi I am having computer problems and am not sure what needs to be done to fix it.

    This just started happening today and what happens is my computer will freeze or go to a black screen and begin to make a loud buzzing noise. At which point I turn it off and restart it and it proceeds to happen again after a few minutes or having it on. Is this a power supply issue or what do I do?

    It is an Acer am5630-e5300a with 2 gigs of ram, q6600 quad core processor, and I put in an nvidia 240gt video card.]

    Specs:

    Mainboard : ACER EG31M
    Chipset : Intel G31/G33/G35
    Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2400MHz
    Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
    Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
    Hard Disk : Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA Device (320GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : YXCX QNSD6JO
    CD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GSA-H60N ATA Device
    Monitor Type : Acer X203W - 20 inches
    Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
    DirectX : Version 11.00
    Windows Performance Index : 5.5 on 7.9
     
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    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    What kind of loud buzzing noise?

    Is it coming from the speakers or the tower?

    Is it a buzz like a bee or an alarm?
     
  3. johnegg

    johnegg Thread Starter

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    It's coming from the tower. And I guess it's more of an alarm than a bee sound lol. Not sure how to describe it.
     
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    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    If it's a very loud alarm, then it sounds like the overheat alarm for your processor.

    Beeps/alarms/buzzes, come from lots of places in a computer.
     
  5. johnegg

    johnegg Thread Starter

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    I'm running in safe mode right now and it hasn't froze on me yet. Just doing a virus scan with Malwarebytes.

    I'm not sure if it is the cpu over heating is there anyway for me to check?

    Other than that do you have any suggestions or things I could try?
     
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    Why are you running in Safe Mode?

    Launch into Windows normally, then download and install Core Temp.

    That program will be able to tell you what the temperature is around your CPU and if it's overheating.
     
  7. johnegg

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    It seems to be fine..
    Core #0 Min 46 Max 50 degrees Celsius
    Core #1 Min 45 Max 49 degrees Celsius
    Core #2 Min 39 Max 46 degrees Celsius
    Core #3 Min 42 Max 47 degrees Celsius
     
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    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Those temperatures should be OK, so no, I don't think it's the processor.

    Let's try the RAM:

    How To Troubleshoot RAM Modules

    I suspect that this is caused by a bad RAM module.

    Remove all but one of your RAM modules (leaving the one in the primary slot on the motherboard).

    Then try booting up the PC.

    Repeat this process until you've figured out which is the bad module.
     
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