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Pc completely freezes and makes a grinding buzzing noise! Please help!

Over the last day or 2 my Pc randomly freezes and makes a terrible noise! Doesn't matter if I'm gaming or watching YouTube, it will happen, normally 30mins to an hour after a restart.

I know my mobo is giving up a bit as 2 dimm slots went working and 2 ish ports are also on their way out.

So before I go ahead an get a new mobo, I just want to find out if that could be the problem or not.

Pc specs:
i7-4790k
Msi Z87 - g43 gaming
GALAX gtx 1080 exoc
8gb Crucial tactical tracer 1866mhz
2 × 275gb crucial m300 sad
1 x 1th wd blue
Antec tp750c 750w psu
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  1. can you open your case and the next time it does that sound can you put your ear close enough to know if its from your CPU cooler, GPU fan, or your PSU or your HDD? the freezes could be most likely caused by your RAM. or your harddisk is failing. or just the degrading mobo.
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  2. marksavio said:
    can you open your case and the next time it does that sound can you put your ear close enough to know if its from your CPU cooler, GPU fan, or your PSU or your HDD? the freezes could be most likely caused by your RAM. or your harddisk is failing. or just the degrading mobo.


    Sorry I should have stated. The noise is coming from my speakers. That last time it froze I had all the temps up amd all were dead normal for South African heat (cpu 30 - 40'c and gpu about the same)
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  3. it just freezes with no BSOD right? have you checked your Event Viewer logs? press winkey+s. type "event viewer". custom views. adminsitrative. and scroll down the times you force restart your PC. and look for something like a abnormal shutdown error. then we need to check the errors/warning that are occurring right before those times. not too far back. just a 1 mionute time span.
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  4. marksavio said:
    it just freezes with no BSOD right? have you checked your Event Viewer logs? press winkey+s. type "event viewer". custom views. adminsitrative. and scroll down the times you force restart your PC. and look for something like a abnormal shutdown error. then we need to check the errors/warning that are occurring right before those times. not too far back. just a 1 mionute time span.


    Would kernel-power be the force shutdown? There's a lot of appmodel runtime errors and event tracking errors
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  5. yes the kernel power is your forced shutdowns. can you tell us what error IDs or apps were stated in those errors right before them
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  6. marksavio said:
    yes the kernel power is your forced shutdowns. can you tell us what error IDs or apps were stated in those errors right before them

    When it was happening last night, i thought a clean install would fix it, but it never, so the only apps i currently have installed are chrome, steam, discord, and nvidia drivers!

    Chrome was the app being used to watch netflix off when it crashed
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    this looks like a driver issues on your SATA/drive controllers. you mustve gotten these issues ever since the windows 10 updates. if MSI have a update utility for your drives, use that and download and install them. esp your chipset and sata controllers. just reinstall them even if you already have the latest version. driver reinstall would usually fix these windows updates lately after the creators updates.
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  8. marksavio said:
    this looks like a driver issues on your SATA/drive controllers. you mustve gotten these issues ever since the windows 10 updates. if MSI have a update utility for your drives, use that and download and install them. esp your chipset and sata controllers. just reinstall them even if you already have the latest version. driver reinstall would usually fix these windows updates lately after the creators updates.


    Bro your amazing. Did the windows update Monday and problems started Tuesday! Will reinstall drivers and see if that fixes everything! Thanks so much!
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