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    Electrical Buzz then Stall

    Not exactly Win 8 but it's been more common since using that OS.

    A while ago I swapped Win 7 for Linux and at some point, the computer would make an electrical buzz and the system would partially stall for a few seconds. Mouse pointer worked but couldn't interact with what is on the screen. Fast forward to today and I am on Windows 8 but the problem is happening more often. It normally happens after moving the mouse and clicking on something, just now it did it after being AFK and the screen coming back from blank.

    Anyone ever come across this weird problem? It's bizarre how I can still move the mouse during the stall but not interact with anything. Computer carries on like nothing happened after that.

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    Sounds like a display driver issue, what's your graphics card?

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    harddrive?

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    is the buz sort of 4 high to low pitches lasting about 1s each?

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    It may not be graphics drivers but the graphics car itself, have had something similar with a dirty NVidia quadro FX 1500m card. Fine under Dinosaur edition (XP) bit glitch under Vista and 7 till aero was turned off (GPU acceleration). Windows 8 has no option to turn off the 3D acceleration short of using the default VGA driver which does not support 1980x1200.

    If it is this it may be fixable by re-thermal compounding the GPU heat pipe and/or reflowing the solder. In my case though it is simple rubbish engineering on the part of Nvidia and nothing short of replacement will fix it.

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    It's a GTX275 and yeah, the buzz lasts about a minute. Probably needs replacing anyway.

    Weird thing is in a game nothing happens when it buzzes. But something as simple as Windows+Break to get the info screen up causes problems and UI stall. :O

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