Question System goes ballistic when trying to game

grgery hzat

Aug 13, 2013

I'm getting really frustrated with my system here and would like some advice/help. I have an asus z87 deluxe dual motherboard that I purchased in 2013, no issues until a couple years back when the audo jacks just stopped working and I resorted to using the built in bluetooth. That eventually stopped working too and I went and bought a bluetooth adapter which has been fine since.

I then got back into gaming and purchased a gpu, plopped it into the system and it ran fine for a while, but then I started getting bandwidth errors, massive system wide lag, audio drop outs, etc. Reinstalled windows, different drivers, etc and the problem persisted until I removed my gpu and went back to integrated graphics. So I thought it was my gpu and gave it to my younger brother, but he games on it and it is always whisper quiet and no issues are present. I forgot about it and focused on school.

Then today I purchased a used gtx 980ti and tried to play some games. Right away my PSU fan speed went to max and it was unbearable to hear while trying to game. I thought that maybe the PSU was just old(I've taken it apart and cleaned it before, etc) and maybe the bearings were going. So I went and purchased a brand new PSU, plugged it all in and same issue; anytime I launch any game, the PSU fan cranks up while the CPU and GPU fans remain silent, be it in menus or in gameplay. Worse yet, there is this electrical sounding noise coming from the PSU when it ramps up and this was present in the old PSU, but much less.

I'm at my wits ends, it seems to be that the likely culprit is my mobo, but I'm wondering if there's something else I could try before spending money for the umpteenth time trying to fix this system. It also throws a "CPU fan error!" message at nearly every boot and I've tried different fans, double checked connections. etc all to no avail.


Sep 28, 2018
So you have tried different components that present problems and still get the same problem? Tells me there is something underlying, and what underlies most things on a PC (if not the PSU) is the motherboard.

Provide your full system spec for the forum guys to be able to help though, makes and models for everything.

grgery hzat

Aug 13, 2013
There are more detailed specs below, but off the top of my head I have:

Motherboard: Asus Z87 deluxe dual
Processor: Intel Core i5 4670k
Memory: 16GB Patriot memory
HDD: 750GB Seagate
SSD: 240GB Intel
Cpu Cooler: Cooler master 212X
Bluetooth adapter: Gigabyte combined bluetooth/wifi adapter
PSU: Cooler Master RS 700
New PSU: EVGA 750 BR

//The audo jacks on my motherboard stopped working couple years back, the onboard bluetooth stopped working, anytime I used a GPU to try and play games, the system would lag heavily and freeze; giving out bandwidth errors and dropping audio(This is when I narrowed it down to the onboard bluetooth/wifi and disabled it). When I installed my new GPU into the PCIE x16 slot last night, there was a spark and now the PCIE x16 slot doesn't work. I've located another lga1150 motherboard and have cleaned it with 95% alcohol, am just letting it dry now and then will try moving my parts over to test.//

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
System Manufacturer ASUS
System Model All Series
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU All
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2103, 8/15/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Product Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
BaseBoard Version Rev 1.xx
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume9
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.18362.628"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 11.6 GB
Total Virtual Memory 24.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 19.8 GB
Page File Space 9.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_17C8&SUBSYS_139619DA&REV_A1\4&8F1C284&0&0009
Adapter Type GeForce GTX 980 Ti, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Adapter RAM (1,048,576) bytes
Installed Drivers C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_90685a092bcf58c7\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_90685a092bcf58c7\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_90685a092bcf58c7\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_90685a092bcf58c7\nvldumdx.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem5.inf (Section032 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xDB000000-0xDC0FFFFF
Memory Address 0x90000000-0xA1FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xA0000000-0xA1FFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000EFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 17
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERSTORE\FILEREPOSITORY\NV_DISPI.INF_AMD64_90685A092BCF58C7\NVLDDMKM.SYS (, 21.07 MB (22,094,936 bytes), 2/18/2020 10:30 AM)

grgery hzat

Aug 13, 2013
Hi guys. So I literally swapped my motherboard with another one and even a different processor, but the system is still noisy when at load. I'm at a loss.