PC making a weird noise when running games/videos

  JoshiUK 23:52 17 Sep 2013


My PC has been making weird noises whilst playing a handful of games. My computer usually can handle these games no problem, but sometimes it makes a weird grinding sound, at the point of the sound the PC 'lags' a little then returns to normal. This repeats a few times before I get annoyed and turn the games off with varied time frames. Its not coming from the PC itself but is being played through speakers/headphones. Its difficult to describe the sound exactly. Its really frustrating hearing that noise when playing games and the lag is a bit worrying too. It seems to be happening more and more often recently. I really want to find the root of this problem and solve it for good. I really hope someone has any idea what might be the cause. Specs are below.

I've updated drivers, windows and disk defrag every day at least once.

64GB SSD - With windows installed 500GB HD - For personal files an game files

500W Power supply.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532) System Manufacturer: MSI System Model: MS-7788 BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/10/13 10:53:11 Ver: 04.06.05 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Available OS Memory: 16350MB RAM Page File: 4029MB used, 29468MB available

DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce GTX 650 DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Display Memory: 4042 MB Dedicated Memory: 1994 MB Shared Memory: 2048 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

My CPU and GPU rarely every top 30 Degrees centigrade.

  Graphicool1 14:06 18 Sep 2013

You don't mention a sound card, does this mean it's got onboard sound? Are the games loaded on your PC, on disk or online?

  Graphicool1 14:09 18 Sep 2013

If everything is being played through your DVD Player the problem might lay with that. If not then it's got to be to do with your soundcard or built in sound.

  JoshiUK 00:08 19 Sep 2013

Games are running from a 500GB Hard Drive.

No sound card, using onboard sound. But why would that cause lag in games as well?

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