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I am getting an unexpected freezing problem with my new pre-built computer. It freezes up in Windows and when i try to load a game. The problem arises when i'm multitasking with video and files plus when I load a game the freezing happens. Along with freezing a peculiar chirping sound comes through my speakers/headpones. I un-installed nVidia Forceware 81.98 drivers and reverted to previous 81.95. I have also reinstalled my sound card drivers. I feel as if i have streak of bad luck with PC's. I can't enjoy my PC at all. What is the cause of this annoying problem?

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hi

are u at stock settings?

did u tested your ram using memtest before installing windows?

 

try a divider and run a few stability tests like 3dmark....all 3

 

good luck

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Yes I am at stock settings. All parts are at stock from my pre-built manaufacturer. I did not try memtest yet. I do have the program file ready to be used though. My CPU multiplier is at 12x stock. Seems i must try the memtest app to give you results of how things go. But within Windows because it already installed.

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the weird sound is prolly the same .1 second of whatever you were hearing when it froze, worry about the ferezing but not the sound :P

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the weird sound is prolly the same .1 second of whatever you were hearing when it froze, worry about the ferezing but not the sound :P

 

I have seen many people with that problem, trouble is it usually never gets resolved or if it does its always by a different method,

 

I had that problem while playing HL2 and CSS all the time I sent back my gfx card still waiting for a new one doubt it will help though. maybe try using a much older driver like one of the 77.77 ones

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I had random crash's with CSS/HL2

think i fixed it by going to nvidia and downloading the sound drivers 642

 

this SEEMS to have cured the problem !!

 

GL

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So you guys are really betting it's a video driver problem? Notthing to do with the nForce motherboard drivers or a recent BIOS recent update. Fraggy: I will try that solution just for the hope that it could be the missing part.

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Windows Repair initiates but I then get a BSOD pointing out the atapi.sys error. I have a another Samsung HDD that is SATA150. On it is my previous OS with installations. Basically I clone from it to the new Samsung SATAII drive. After having the SATAII drive as a master by itself I uninstall the previous motherboard and video drivers in safe mode. When booting back into regular windows some other issue comes up. I get some type of shading under and around my mouse. Some sort of pix elated shadow. An error showing ntdl.dll comes up. Then the computer automatically freezes. Installing the onboard audio drivers, not installing the nForce IDE and not using the nVidia ethernet does not help.

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Why fart around with it? Give it back to the builder and let him sort it out. Isn't that why you paid him to build it?

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Yeah being that I have built my own computers before. I have the tendency to wanting to figure why problems are happening. I am getting tired of it. :mad: I ordered with Monarch Computer Systems with 3yr warranty. So yeah I will get on the horn with them to get my problem sorted.

 

If ya'll want to read and respond. Here is a latest problem I have with the motherboard:

I have tried a latest attempt on figuring out the freezing/BSOD issues. I put my backup Maxtor 160gb IDE as a master and did a clean install of XP Pro SP2. All processes of detecting drivers installing XP's core stuff went through perfect. When I went to the desktop I downloaded DFI's latest NF4w2k666E motherboard drivers and nVidia's 81.98 video drivers. Restarted for both of them and safely back to my desktop. Then I installed NFS Underground2 so I could see if the freezing still happens. Lo and behold the whole computer froze when I tried to play a game or even setup in game settings. Seems a hwardware problem is happening.

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Windows Repair initiates but I then get a BSOD pointing out the atapi.sys error. I have a another Samsung HDD that is SATA150. On it is my previous OS with installations. Basically I clone from it to the new Samsung SATAII drive. After having the SATAII drive as a master by itself I uninstall the previous motherboard and video drivers in safe mode. When booting back into regular windows some other issue comes up. I get some type of shading under and around my mouse. Some sort of pix elated shadow. An error showing ntdl.dll comes up. Then the computer automatically freezes. Installing the onboard audio drivers, not installing the nForce IDE and not using the nVidia ethernet does not help.

 

You try a fresh install from the Windows cd? instead of the clone from the old hard drive?

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Yes fresh instal from XP CD to the bare HDD. I set the command rate for my Corsair RAM to 2T instead of 1T and I don't get any outright freezing. Plus my CPU voltage is at 1.425v. I still get some type of freezing but I was able to play NFSU2.

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