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Computer freezes up with a noise
snallada Jul-14-02 12:57 PM
I have got a weird problem with my brand new computer.

It's a
Amd Athlon XP 1700+
256mb sdram
64mb geforce 2 mx400
Soundblaster soundcard

When I play games on the computer it freezes up after 1-30 minutes
with a high pitched sound. I don't know what kind of problem it is but the only thing you can do, is turning it off with the power switch. Is this a problem with the soundcard ?

Hope that anyone can help me and excuse me for the bad language.

1. RE: Computer freezes up with a noise
lbyard Jul-14-02 01:55 PM
In response to message 0
First thing to do is take the lid off the case and make sure the CPU fan is OK. Larry

2. RE: Computer freezes up with a noise
snallada Jul-15-02 11:03 AM
In response to message 1
The fan seems ok. Can it be a problem with my soundcard ?

3. RE: Computer freezes up with a noise
lbyard Jul-15-02 12:21 PM
In response to message 2
It could be. You might check Creative for more recent drivers. It could be conflicting with another device. Try reseating it; put it in another slot. Larry

4. RE: Computer freezes up with a noise
Twinhead Jul-20-02 04:16 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Jul-20-02 AT 04:17 PM (EDT)
I meight have a clue.

Since i had the exact same problem with a computer from a relative i had replaced almost everytihing in it.
Still no luck.
At the very last, i decided (How strange it will look) to replace the videocard, even that the card was showing absolutely no problems in Windows Itself.
It had a VOODOO-3 AGP and i replaced that for a VOODOO-4 AGP
The problem did never reoccour and the system is working fine now.
I sold the other parts and the new customer had absolutely no problems with it. (He used his own Videocard, i kept the offended one)

And guess what??

I placed the offended card in my machine and i got the exact same trouble.

I hope this wil help you out as it did my

( Am i a stupid.... Replaced the videocard in the first place...
Wouldn't coast me so much...
But, got someting back for the other components!)

5. RE: Computer freezes up with a noise
lbyard Jul-22-02 02:38 AM
In response to message 4
Oh, I can remember many years ago that I could not get a new Novell file server (the first one I built for a customer) running. It kept having problems with the ESDI hard disk. You guessed it... at three in the morning, I replaced the EGA display adapter and the problems vanished. I remember that one the best, but there have been quite a few other display adapter problems that appear not related at all to the display adapter. Most of them are caused by the display adapter memory. Larry

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