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Computer Randomly Freeze While Makes Loud Noises

icu222much

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Every now and then my computer would randomly freeze for a few seconds while making a clicking noise. This is most noticeable while gaming as my game would be frozen for a few seconds. When this happens, I noticed that my Skype, Windows 7, and Chrome is not frozen. This lead me to believe I have a bad hard drive as my games are installed on a HDD, and my other applications are on a SSD. I ran CrystalDisk which reported that all of my drives are in a Good condition. I do not see any other issues of symptoms and am unsure what my next step to debugging would be. Any suggestions?

Windows 7
i5 - 4670K
7970 3GB
4 x 4GB DDR3
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4
Intel 335 240GB (SSDSC2CT240A4K5)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (ST2000DM001)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB (ST3500320AS)
 

sweenytodd

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Jan 12, 2014
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Kelowna, BC
Troubleshoot by:

Remove HDDs and use only SSD to boot and play a game.
Run one 4GB memory stick at a time
Run Memtest
Run Scandisk check for bad sectors when HDDs are installed with the SSD.

That's the only things I can think of right now. Please report back if something comes up after these.
 

KaptCrunch

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Ontario
also check firmware for your storage drives

using GSKILL F3-2133C11Q-32GZL memory ? if so update bios in dos with correct file
 

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