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Why does mouse movement cause my computer to freeze?

by Ttam72198 / April 18, 2016 1:17 PM PDT

I built my first computer a little while ago and am still working out bugs. I have a really frustrating problem with my mouse where, especially with video games, any and all movement and clicking will cause the computer to freeze and play a loud buzzing sound from the speakers. This also affects any wireless controller adaptor, except for the fact that even having a controller connected will cause the problems. I have tried changing from a generic ASUS usb mouse to the one I have now, and even switching between all the USB ports I have. Switching USB ports only seems to work one time before that port will no longer provide a temporary fix. I have tried running multiple antivirus and anti malware scanners like McAffee, Malwarebytes, and the built-in Windows Defender, but none have come up with anything wrong. I have also made sure that all drivers for my mouse, graphics card, and computer in general are as up to date as possible. Does anyone know what is wrong with my computer?

Here are my specs (they may be pretty old because I don't have much money and got them cheap):
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Mouse: Razer Deathadder 3500
(Not sure if this is necessary) Motherboard: ASUS M4a89gtd pro

Thank you very much in advance

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Clarification Request
Are there used parts in this one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2016 8:24 AM PDT

Why I ask is the GPU came out in 2012 and I haven't seen it on sale for years.

The lockup is typical of overtaxed power supplies, drivers and settings. It does NOT tell us which area it is. Your PC builder has to figure that out. I don't see the PSU so be sure it's 500+ Watts and a single rail.

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Re: Used Parts
by Ttam72198 / April 20, 2016 12:06 PM PDT

Yes, every part in the setup is reused. I got them from my uncle, who is very skilled with computers and claimed that every part should be working fine. However, I am willing to believe that he was a little too confident in his old parts.
The power supply is an FSP Group FX600-GLN

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Bummer about that PSU. It's a quad rail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2016 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Used Parts
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Further Questions
by Ttam72198 / April 20, 2016 3:30 PM PDT

Hmm... That's disappointing to hear. Thank you very much for helping out. Is it alright if I ask for some further information on what kind of PSU you would suggest? Are there any specific models or specs that I should look out for? Thanks again in advance for helping out this newbie.

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That PSU had enough total Watts
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2016 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Further Questions

But the split rails (4 times!) dropped the ball. So the Watts again was fine but if you found the same PSU with say a single rail, I would not have called it out but be looking for something else. This is a glaring defect in the system and the one I would fix first.

So the maximum GPU power is 170 Watts and let's add the CPU at 125W. That's a total of 295 Watts so let's make a PC that will last years. We'll want a 600 Watt PSU. is 40USD and has 588 Watts available on it's single rail +12V. So that's one I'd pop in there and remove all doubt it's the PSU.

This is not to say this will fix it. You may have other iffy parts or a bad Windows install routine. Remember I don't know that routine since I don't own your PC.

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Thank you for your help
by Ttam72198 / April 20, 2016 4:05 PM PDT

Thank you very much for giving me so much help and pointing me in the right direction. I will definitely try out the power supply you suggested and see what comes of it.

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There's something very strange in their rating.
by Oldartq / April 29, 2016 12:21 AM PDT

This has nothing with the problem at hand. I see the PSU is rated at 600 watts but yet, just 12v alone, I counted 4 rails each with 18A, which mean the 12v alone is over 800 watts. Where did my math went wrong?

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by Bob__B / April 29, 2016 10:45 AM PDT
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