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PC freezing for half a second with static noise (help)

Every day, my pc freezes for half a second or so with a static noise. Haven't seen if it happens on my monitor speakers but I never use them so I wouldn't know.

 

This happens when I am playing games and just watching YouTube on chrome. 

 

My pc specs: 

Intel i7 7700k 4.20ghz, 4 cores (not overclocked) 

GTX 1070 inno3d iChill 

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z260XP - SLI - CF

16gm RAM ( was previously 24 but a stick was causing blue screens) 

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 550gb (windows running) 

Windows 10 pro 

 

Worth noting I'm on a relatively fresh install of windows 10 (after the ram issue I was having)

the static noise has been getting longer and longer every few times it happens, which worries that eventually it will become more common and unstable. 

 

Made sure to scan for any malware or software issues, scanned for faulty memory, drivers, corrupt windows files, updated drivers, searched the web etc

 

If anyone could help me or guide me in the right direction I would appreciate it. 

 

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Maybe one of the other sticks is also dead? 

 

Try underclocking the GPU by like 100mhz, if that doesn't help try the same with CPU.

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18 minutes ago, Pixelfie said:

Maybe one of the other sticks is also dead? 

 

Try underclocking the GPU by like 100mhz, if that doesn't help try the same with CPU.

How would I go about seeing how a ram stick is dead? 

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2 minutes ago, FIshyOhFishy said:

How would I go about seeing how a ram stick is dead? 

If you remove 1 of the sticks (assuming it's dual channel) and the freezes are gone that's your issue. Also do the same with the other stick. Disabling XMP could also help, but then it can also be the CPU instead of the RAM.

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