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Topic # 223220 19-Sep-2017 22:41
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Been having a weird PC issue, When playing a java game and watching youtube the game will freeze and the youtube video will too, The video will have a white halo in the middle spinning as if its loading and the game will freeze up completely. After about a minute the video will resume and a super loud noise (probably the sound from the last few moments in 1 second).
I wonder what this could be? I updated Graphics drivers recently.

AMD FX CPU, Windows 10, AMD RX550.

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  Reply # 1869062 20-Sep-2017 10:08
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Did it again last night since posting.
Will just freeze my java game and the video playing then after a minute ill have a blip of all the sound it would have recorded in the last minute and back to normal. 

 


The other issue was it was refusing to power on and i gave it a decent whack then it worked. Hmmmm....





 


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  Reply # 1869065 20-Sep-2017 10:12
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Your PC has been possessed, call an exorcist. 

 

But seriously, these problems can be so many things -- memory, power supply, gfx card, failing hard drive, faulty external usb device, overclocking if you do that.   In my experience of odd failures, the gfx card has often been the culprit. 

 

Exceptionally hard to diagnose when it is intermittent too. 




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  Reply # 1869073 20-Sep-2017 10:19
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surfisup1000:

 

Your PC has been possessed, call an exorcist. 

 

But seriously, these problems can be so many things -- memory, power supply, gfx card, failing hard drive, faulty external usb device, overclocking if you do that.   In my experience of odd failures, the gfx card has often been the culprit. 

 

Exceptionally hard to diagnose when it is intermittent too. 

 



My PSU might be on its way out TBH, Has issues starting. 
The GPU drivers were updated and I delayed the update till last night for 2 weeks and it only started after then.

I changed the ram out from 1x 8GB stick to 2x4GB sticks the other week but no issues since.

 

 





 


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  Reply # 1869122 20-Sep-2017 11:14
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These are the nastiest types of problems there are. I have had this kind of thing more times than I like to remember. The only way to diagnose it is the start eliminating things one at a time until the problem clears up. The GPU looks like the obvious place to start. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1869127 20-Sep-2017 11:18
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it's one of those BMW problems that just happen 





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  Reply # 1869128 20-Sep-2017 11:21
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Rikkitic:

 

These are the nastiest types of problems there are. I have had this kind of thing more times than I like to remember. The only way to diagnose it is the start eliminating things one at a time until the problem clears up. The GPU looks like the obvious place to start. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll roll my drivers back But I dont feel its the GPU as my sound is also affected and it is via the audio jack not via HDMI.
Some notable things, my case isnt big enough for my massive CPU cooler so it does ground out on the case panel (Souldnt be an issue?)
No overclock setup at all. RAM speed reports 677 mhz or something so i need to adjust that in the bios soon, (One of those things like remembering to pay a parking ticket)

When turning it on yesterday i hit the power button and nothing happened, again and again, Changes power cords without any luck, gave it a little tap tap around the PSU and it worked. This is around the 4th time its done this.


PSU is rated high enough for the GPU. The OS I have my questions about as it doesn't like a few things e.g java apps.
This has only happened when playing the nostalgic OldSchool Runescape while watching a youtube video in HTML5.

Then again I only use my PC for that currently so its hard to isolate it.

 

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  Reply # 1869129 20-Sep-2017 11:26
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MikeB4:

 

it's one of those BMW problems that just happen 

 


I am yet to experience a fault with something that isn't a service item on my BMW! It does seem to seep power steering fluid from the reservoir cause it has a crack in it but I can't be bothered replacing it with the spare one in the boot.. Pictures explains why. To topup i use a kiwiblue 1.5L bottle and cut the bottom off it and ram it all the way down there, only just reaches. 





 


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  Reply # 1869807 20-Sep-2017 21:18
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Coil:

Been having a weird PC issue, When playing a java game and watching youtube the game will freeze and the youtube video will too,


Is the java game in the browser?

Some of those in browser games emulate an entire operating system in there.

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