I've been having a problem I haven't been able to track down the cause of, or the solution to. Whenever I play a game, after a random amount of time my audio cuts out, and then the computer and game becomes unresponsive. I can't ctrlaltdel or anything during this time. After a minute or two the computer becomes responsive again. I haven't been able to track down any specific cause for this to be happening.
At first i thought since the audio was cutting out a second or two before the freeze that is was an audio card driver
issue. I had a Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS installed as well as the onboard audio. I physically removed the Soundblaster card and attempted to see if the issue persisted which it did. I then disabled and uninstalled (in device manager) the onboard audio and tested without any audio devices and the problem still persists. I've tried video card drivers
as well, with no luck. I'm currently running a memory test and everything looks ok there.
I then started thinking that maybe my GPU was overheating. I ran a stability test using furmark and everything seemed fine, GPU temps didn't reach over 80degrees. Also while running the stability test the problem did not occur.
I'm running out of ideas so any help is appreciated!
EVGA 680i mobo
EVGA 8800GTS 640mb
Patriot Viper RAM 4gb
Thanks in advance!