My new build is hiccuping

September 30, 2011 at 21:30:41
Specs: Windows 7, asus p8z68v
About three weeks ago my brother and i built a new computer, ever since then I have been dealing with a problem that no one seems to know how to fix. My computer "hiccups". It's hard to explain, but randomly, my computer will freeze for one second, and if i'm playing some type of media (music, games, youtube) a sound will come through my speakers during that 1 second freeze. Its completely random, and i'm not sure what is causing it.

Here is what is in my computer,
Power Supply - Antec 650 Watt

mb - asus p8z68v

graphics card- GTX560ti

RAM- Corsair XMS3 ddr3 8gb

Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1 tb 32mb cache, 7200 RPM

Processor - Intel core i5 2500k

I have done a lot of different things to try and fix it. I have replaced my motherboard, my graphics card and my 2 sticks of ram. The problem still persists, even though I returned those items to the Micro Center and got new ones.

So naturally, it could be a software problem. But I have done a fresh install probably 6 or 7 times since this problem persists. I do it every time I put in a new piece of hardware, except for my video card. I didn't do it then, but I doubt its the problem.

Tomorrow I will be returning my hard drive, my CPU, and my PS. That means I basically have a completely new system. I'm afraid of this problem continuing and I would have absolutely no idea how to fix it.

One last piece to this puzzle. I replaced my video card on tuesday. I started playing the bf3 beta on wednesday, and all of wednesday I only had this problem happen once. Then Thursday it happened a couple more times, and today it started happening like it used to.

If anyone has any idea, I would appreciate it so much. I'm really running out of ideas right now, and I'm not sure what to do anymore. Thank anyone that helps me in advance, and I will do anything to return this favor



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#1
September 30, 2011 at 22:57:29
Hicupps? A slice of orange with red grenadine, always did the trick.

J/K
Some things to consider:

Look at the event viewer to see if there were any errors. If there are any errors that mention desktop manager, disable it.

Set the virtual memory to system managed.

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#2
October 1, 2011 at 06:00:31
download this & create a bootable cd
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06793

boot from the cd, at the boot screen use the arrow key to chose the "run from ram" option. Run it for a few hrs, and post back if "hiccups" continue or not.

larry


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#3
October 1, 2011 at 06:29:28
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

You're wasting a whole lot of money and time. Look at this article on how to benchtest a new computer build. There is a method to the madness.


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#4
October 1, 2011 at 07:06:25
Hey guys, thanks for the responses. When I say replaced, i mean i'm returning the parts to the store and putting new ones in.

Guapo: I looked at my event viewer, I have had 4 WMI errors and a lot of DHCP but nothing that really stands out. What do you mean by manage virtual memory?

Larry: I went to the website but couldn't find what you wanted me to download. There are a lot of links on that website lol.

Grasshopper: I have done something like that bench test, and when I put it together I was trying those methods. Right now I've gone back and systematically unplug one thing at a time to see if it changes anything. Since this problem is random, it is hard to figure out. Thankfully I have until october 3rd to return my things at the Micro center I bought them from, so its really just time that i'm wasting now lol.

Thanks so much for your responses


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#5
October 1, 2011 at 07:27:32
System properties, advanced, performance settings, advanced, virtual memory, change.

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#6
October 1, 2011 at 07:49:04
It says:

total paging for all files 8168


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#7
October 1, 2011 at 16:07:12
Click change & choose system managed size.

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#8
October 1, 2011 at 19:20:39
Each time you reinstall the OS you need to reinstall all component drivers as well. If you are skipping this step or not doing this for each and every component, there is the potential for the problem right there. ALSO, make sure you ONLY use drivers downloaded directly from the manufacturer's web pages and make sure you choose the correct model number/version number and operating system. Using install disks does not get you the latest drivers. Using windows update may not get you the correct drivers every time. Using any other site to choose your drivers for you is risky.

Run Memtest86 to test your memory.
Run hard drive mfg's utility to test your hard drive.
There is nothing wrong with your virtual memory setting.
Reset BIOS to default settings.

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#9
October 1, 2011 at 19:31:14
Okay, I returned my cpu, my ps, and my hard drive today. Put them into my pc.. reinstalled windows, updated all drivers from manufacturer's website, and the problem persists. I guess that means it has to be a software problem, I just do not know what to do anymore, and I'm seriously at a loss. It has to been my windows because it started to do it right after downloaded all of the drivers.

I have done memtest 86 and it came back with no errors.

I am downloading seagates tool right now, but since its new i doubt its that.

Thanks for all your help so far guys


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#10
October 1, 2011 at 19:45:05
So i downloaded "sea tools" and it has passed all of the test options on there, so I guess it isn't my hard drive

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#11
October 1, 2011 at 20:02:55
Boot the machine, run msconfig, go to the startup tab, disable all, click apply & ok, reboot & click ok again. See what happens.

BTW, does it happen in safe mode?

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#12
December 20, 2011 at 14:09:57
I am really curious if you were able to make progress with your computer hiccupping problem. My computer is having a similar problem and I've started replacing computer components one by one so far to no avail. My 2 theories at this point are somehow my computer just can't handle my graphics cards (I've tried both the gts450 and gt240 or there is something wrong with it's driver. I was about to replace my motherboard but after reading this forum perhaps I will take a step back. I am also upgrading to win 7 we'll see if that helps (got vista right now). Give us an update on your efforts!! Thx!

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#13
December 20, 2011 at 19:39:07
If you really want help, create a new post, list all of your components or make model of computer and details on anything you upgraded or replaced, details on your problem, and what you have tried so far.

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