PC Freezing. Audio Looping

By ragebflame ยท 4 replies
Dec 26, 2008
  1. Hi,
    I recetnly got some new components for my poc over christmas.

    Gigabyte ga-ep43-ds3
    Nvidia 260 Gtx
    2 gig geil ram
    Intel Q6600
    X-Fi extreme music

    I made a clean win xp pro install and installed my drivers. (mobo, video, audio and mouse)
    And installed 2 games. After about an hour of gameplay (ingame or not) the pc freezes with looping audio.

    I was experiencing freezing and crashing with my last build but with all parts replaced i thought it should be fine now.

    I believe it may have something to do with my audio drivers but its just a hunch, ive updated all drivers too.

    Just ask for any other information.
  2. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    You haven't listed a new hard drive or power supply in your list.

    What power supply do you have? How old is it? Same question for the hard drive(s)?
  3. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Sorry yes.

    I have replaced the PCU with an ocz 600w, no difference.

    The harddrive is a samsung spinpoint p120 250g and its the only remaining original part in the pc. I have run numerous checks and tests on it overnight and its seems fine. I believe this to be a software problem. (btw my temps are fine)
  4. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Just an update. Im noticing at time of crash its a bluescreen for a second.

    The error message reads: irql_not_less_or_equal and some other information.

    Any Ideas?

    EDIT: While playing GTA 4 it crashed again this time the message was BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER.

  5. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I removed my sound card and wiped the drivers, then reinstalled.
    I ran memtest on my ram and its fine.
    The pc is still freezing, anything else i can try ?.
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