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Games freeze but sound keeps going on?

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Your computer won’t shut down if it’s a RAM or CPU issue. What games do you play? It’s likely a RAM issue, since windows does all its start up stuff, that uses some RAM. Once all that is done it likely drops RAM usage a bit. 8GB is starting to become not enough. And yes, in CPU-Z and other programs, RAM will show up at half speed, because DDR stands for double data rate

This only happens if I play a game 5-10 minutes after I boot up the PC. Once the game freezes, I have to go into task manager and force close it. After I force close it, I can play all day without freezing. However, if I shut off the computer to head out and then turn it on to play some games when I get back home, same thing happens. Game freezes 5-10 minutes after boot but after I force close it through task manager I can play all day without freezing until the next time I shut off my computer. I don't believe this is a CPU temp issue or a RAM issue because then the entire computer would shut down, I can still hear myself moving and players talking when the game freezes. GPU is at a good temp of 55 degrees so I doubt it is a GPU temp issue.

Specs:

i7 7700k

GTX 1060 6GB

8GB Ram 2133MHz(Is it normal for 2133MHz to show up as 1070MHz?)

Asus Strix Z270E Motherboard

CX 650W Corsair Power Supply

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Your computer won’t shut down if it’s a RAM or CPU issue. What games do you play? It’s likely a RAM issue, since windows does all its start up stuff, that uses some RAM. Once all that is done it likely drops RAM usage a bit. 8GB is starting to become not enough. And yes, in CPU-Z and other programs, RAM will show up at half speed, because DDR stands for double data rate

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43 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

Your computer won’t shut down if it’s a RAM or CPU issue. What games do you play? It’s likely a RAM issue, since windows does all its start up stuff, that uses some RAM. Once all that is done it likely drops RAM usage a bit. 8GB is starting to become not enough. And yes, in CPU-Z and other programs, RAM will show up at half speed, because DDR stands for double data rate

Anything that I use for more than 5-10 minutes after booting up. I play Overwatch, CSGO, PUBG, and Fortnite. Sometimes, Discord will freeze while I am in a call if I use that right after booting up. Also, how can it be a RAM issue? I saw online that if the RAM overloads then the entire PC will restart automatically. My game will just freeze but I can still talk, move, and hear others.

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Also, this never happened before. I forgot to mention this, but I fried my motherboard 2 months ago. The RAM smelled like anti freeze(or burnt smell). However, when I took the computer to the store to get a new motherboard they tested my CPU and RAM to make sure they didn't get damaged. They told me the RAM was fine but here is the question: will RAM still work even if it is a little damaged or will it not work at all if it was fried even a little bit? Because I am starting to feel that the RAM may have been a little damaged from the frying of the motherboard. 

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14 minutes ago, John55 said:

I saw online

You saw wrong lol. Your CPU will just use your boot drive as RAM and everything will become slow as molasses.

 

i suppose it’s possible for a certain part of a stick to become damaged but still operate relatively normally. I can’t speak for why it happens around start up and not later on. 

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18 hours ago, Cereal5 said:

You saw wrong lol. Your CPU will just use your boot drive as RAM and everything will become slow as molasses.

 

 i suppose it’s possible for a certain part of a stick to become damaged but still operate relatively normally. I can’t speak for why it happens around start up and not later on. 

Ok so is there a way for me to check if the RAM is absolutely damaged? Very difficult for me to tell if I damaged the RAM if it is still working normally. I will probably make this response the solution.

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3 hours ago, John55 said:

Ok so is there a way for me to check if the RAM is absolutely damaged? Very difficult for me to tell if I damaged the RAM if it is still working normally. I will probably make this response the solution.

Um... not really unless you have other RAM to put in and verify that it works fine (or doesn't). That's kinda it.

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Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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