Hello all, i am quite new to this so bear with me.
A couple of months ago i had gotten an alienware aurora alx r4 - could play anything, i got Battlefield 3 and had an error where small dots of white with small gap between each would appear and a buzz sound from the speakers, i assumed it was possibly my drivers or graphics card, and it happened at random.
could play for maybe 20 mins then sometimes 5, i gave up on bf3 thinking it may have been the game seeing as i seen on other posts it could have been Realtek audio, i now tried playing The secret world and its doing it on this, but soon as i log into the game i didn't understand why so i've disabled my realtek, same problem, i've reinstalled drivers, games etc still to no success.
opened up my computer and monitored fans etc all working fine and my alienware control panel says nothings overheating ? i just need some help if anyone has some ideas.
To make sure it's not a hardware problem do some stress testing on the CPU and GPU at the same time. Also do a memtest for the RAM. If the system is stable than the logical conclusion is that software is causing the issue. At this point you should address through official channels the party at fault, in this case the game developers. If the say it's not their fault, rather the video drivers or what have you, then address the other party. I doubt someone here would be able to help you, though i remember the issue since the BF3 BETA (i wasn't affected, i mostly got TDRs back then but it turned out to be caused by the nvidia drivers). You could try to check the EA BF3 forum archives, i'm sure there are plenty of threads regarding audio "hang up" and "game crashing due to drivers".