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Windows 7: Computer freezing randomly for half a second!

31 Aug 2014   #11
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I don't have any issues after the freezes. When it occurs the computer basically stops, and after the freeze it continues, and nothing happens under the freeze other than a horrible sound. Everything basically comes to a halt for 1/2 a sec.

As mentioned the freezes happen randomly, but at times they happen a lot more frequently than others. It can happen once a day to three times in ten seconds, which is pretty frustrating.

I don't know much about hardware and how they would work regarding this issue, but since everything stops I thought that the cause could be either the PSU or Motherboard as they more or less control the rest of the system. I have a feeling that if the GPU would cause it drivers would have stopped etc, and wouldn't result in a freeze.

Well I don't really know what I am talking about here but that's everything I can think of to write down here.

Thanks for the replies


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31 Aug 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If it was my computer and something happened for a split second I wouldn't worry about it.
A split second of doing or not doing something is not a freeze.

From your post #11

Quote:
Everything basically comes to a halt for 1/2 a sec.
From your post #1

Quote:
My computer is freezing for half a second as stated in the title,
I have no idea how to work with 1/2 seconds.

Have a nice day.
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31 Aug 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hauk try this for starters
Using HW Info

You can test the volts on the PSU with HWInfo HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. You will know it is the right section because it will include the rail voltages as well as the CMOS battery volts - Vbatt

The original right hand window shows themachine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use themain left hand side panel


FOR OTHER COMPONENTS

Open each + down into the componentitself and then click on it - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that device. See pic for example.
An alternative is this but please use a digital meter if you do because an analogue meter injects typically 9v into a circuit for testing and that would be no good into a 3.3v rail!!
PSU - Test DC Output Voltage


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01 Sep 2014   #14
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The issue did not happen only once, it has happened several times, possibly with warnings showing up in the event viewer as already stated in #1. I thought it was apparent that it has happened more than once, but hey!

I am not sure what to make of the voltages, as I don't know what to look for, but here is a picture showing what I think you wanted to know ICit2lol

Computer freezing randomly for half a second!-volts.png


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02 Sep 2014   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Spot on mate and the volts look good to me
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02 Sep 2014   #16
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

That's good to hear! I was kind of convinced that the PSU was the issue..

But now that we've come this far, what could be the issue?
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02 Sep 2014   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hauk just going back a bit when you say half a second is that when the machine first starts up or is a random buzzing sound?
I am now thinking maybe it has something to do with what you have hooked up to the machine ie the headset etc
The audio I take it you are running from the back or front panel and not a sound card as I don't see one listed in the specs post #1.
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02 Sep 2014   #18
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The sound card is integrated in the motherboard, so I don't have one listed in the specs.

The freezing happens completely at random, for 1/2 a second with a buzzing or "brrr" sound accompanying it.
Some days my computer doesn't freeze, and sometimes it does - up to several times.
Rarely the computer might completely lock up, the same "brrr" sound occurs and I have to use the power-button to turn off and restart the PC. The screen is completely black as well, so I can't tell if it's a BSOD or not "underneath" the black screen. The reset button doesn't do anything either, so I have to use the power-button if I don't want to pull the power cable out..

Might be a bit hard to explain and understand, but that is what happens. :/
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02 Sep 2014   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hauk these are the drivers for that board and I input Europe the audio you can see as one of them
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.0)
I am just wondering if the motherboard needs updating on all of the drivers or maybe faulty.


Now can you boot into safe mode as I have a person I ma trying to fix up at the moment with that black screen issue and it is safe mode he cannot get into.
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06 Sep 2014   #20
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sorry for a late answer!
I have installed the audio driver driver from the webpage you linked
I will post another reply later tonight or whenever I can to verify if it worked or not.
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