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Windows 7: Sparkling sound playing games


13 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Sparkling sound playing games

Hello Sevenforums..


Lets just get right to the point

My friend told me about this game "Tribes" It's a fantasy shooting game. Requires a pretty good PC to run it on "very high" which i did. I didnt really have any lags or anything. Smooth gaming...

After 45min - 1hour playing this game. My pc suddenly starts to make this sound like it's "sparks" and my pc turns black for 2 - 4 secs. It did this 3 - 4 times in a row with 5 - 10 sec between. So i closed the game fast as possible and saw my graphic card running 70 degrease. My friend told me to take my cover on the side off to get a better airflow. I did it reduced it with 3 - 4 degrease.


With Cover on my PC runs 45 degrease with regular programs open. (Windows live messenger, Curse Client) And 2 - 3 internet browsers - Without my cover it runs 41 - 43 degrease. (My side cover got a 200x40 fan running on the side)


My question is:

What could cause these blackouts and the sparkling?? "Only tried this 1 time playing Tribes. I also got BF3 no problems playing that game"

Is 40 - 45 degrease to high running now game??

Does my PC suck lots of dust in without a side cover on??

Could my side fan be pushing air away from my GPU?? (causing the high degrease)


Thanks for reading my thread - Would be awesome if you knew what could cause this !


-Cheers

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13 May 2012   #2

 

While I'm not one of the gurus who regularly post here, the fact that you hear sparking noises and your display blacked out is definitely a Really Bad Thing. The graphics card might still work, but I'd recommend looking into getting a replacement before it's totally hosed.

40C is fine for CPU, my rig hits 50+ under full load. That's normal.

You can open the side casing cover if you want, but yes, watch out for dust.
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14 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
While I'm not one of the gurus who regularly post here, the fact that you hear sparking noises and your display blacked out is definitely a Really Bad Thing. The graphics card might still work, but I'd recommend looking into getting a replacement before it's totally hosed.

40C is fine for CPU, my rig hits 50+ under full load. That's normal.

You can open the side casing cover if you want, but yes, watch out for dust.
Thx. My brother is helping me out tomorrow sending the video card back and get a new.

I will keep you updated.
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14 May 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Nexuhildrix,
Sorry to hear about this abnormal operation. That sparking sounds is soooo wrong and I hope you sort that out. Your build is a top flight build and that makes this all the more baffling. When you open the case was it dusty inside? Dust will act as an electrical conductor but there would need to be massive dust. I trust that you've made and re-made all the important connectors just to make sure they are all properly seated?
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16 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Nexuhildrix,
Sorry to hear about this abnormal operation. That sparking sounds is soooo wrong and I hope you sort that out. Your build is a top flight build and that makes this all the more baffling. When you open the case was it dusty inside? Dust will act as an electrical conductor but there would need to be massive dust. I trust that you've made and re-made all the important connectors just to make sure they are all properly seated?
There was 0 dust inside my computer - i'm also cleaning it 1 time every week.

I have checked if everything was right, and it is. I'm brother will be here in 2 hours so i can get this graphic card sent back and get them to check it.. =)


It started making that sparking sound again playing WoW Today. Did it twice.

Could my motherboard be broken - or is this a video card problem?

Thx for your help
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16 May 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

At this point it could be multiple things, even something like a mobo stand off in the wrong place. But as this only act's up while playing a game then my first suspect would be the GPU and it's connections.
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19 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey I've got it fixed. I just tried to change the cable from my video card to my screen and i havent had any problems so far(2 days).. Thanks for your time and your help.


I will keep you informated if anything happens..!! cheers
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19 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Great to hear it was only the cable. Let's hope that fixes it!
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20 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Too me sounds like your GfX card and or CPU is overheating. 70*C is on the high side. I'd use a can of compressed air to clean out any dust bunnies that could be on your GfX heatsink, and do the same on your CPU heatsink.

I used to get similar things on my system .. my CPU was hitting 69*C running a minecraft Tekkit server & playing it too. I got a Coolmaster Hyper TX3 92mm heatsink & fan to reduce the temps on my CPU. Like I said it was peaking around 69*C before, and now I am peaking at 48*C .. no more lag spikes, odd things happening in game.
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