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I am having a problem with my computer. It is running windows 8.1.
Recently, since this past week and a half my computer has been doing some intermittent freezing. Example, when I click on something, it will take the computer a few seconds to " think about" what I've just commanded of it, then it will resume completing the task. If I launch a program, it will freeze for 5-10 seconds then sort it self out to eventually opening the program, and worst of all, when I am playing a game, the game play/ sound will skip, especially during cut scenes. I can move my mouse but just can't click on anything. All the while this is happening, I can hear my hard drive making little noises, not clicks, but little noises that correspond to the intermittent freeze. Its especially annoying when I'm trying to play Alien Isolation .. the game will at times stutter and the background music skips like crazy, all the while the HDD is making that noise ( not a click)
The freezing is directly related to the hard drive and I know this because I have studied its pattern of sound, when it makes the noise like its "thinking" of what to do, that's when the freezing is happening. I've ran several hard disk utilities and no errors have been found. Here are my specs. I would appreciate it if someone could assist me on what the problem may be. I suspected a drive failure but no tests indicate my drive is failing. that's the only problem really. This is a recent issue actually, about 1.5 weeks old. This has never happened to me before. I seriously hope this is not a hard drive problem. I've gone through so many hard drives in recent times.
excuse me for my English as it is not my native language
gigabyte 990fx ud3
2TB- Western Digital Drive ( problem drive)
AMDFX 9370 processor
8GB of ram
Geforce 550 ti graphics card
Edited by Donnyten, 21 January 2015 - 02:12 PM.