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zulu317

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    Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
    « on: September 21, 2016, 05:26:02 PM »
    I have looked online extensively but haven't found anything related to this issue. Whenever I play games (any game), five minutes into play the game will freeze for about a minute. Another five minutes later it will repeat the process. Does not matter which game or which settings I am using. My CPU usage goes up to 100% which I haven't noticed happening before, temps have not increased. Memory is at 30-40% usage.

    -Checked drivers and updated
    -Ran memory tests and checked for memory leaks, returns nothing
    -Ran tests on hard drives, no issues
    -Checked temps, all normal
    -Ran torture tests on CPU, no problems
    -Formatted hard drives and reinstalled OS and games to test, problem persisted
    -Checked all connections
    -Cleaned inside and out thoroughly

    CPU, Motherboard, HDD, and RAM are all about 5 years old. Everything else has been replaced within the last year.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
    « Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 06:04:02 PM »
    What model CPU is it?, the rest of the PC specs will be useful aswell.
    Has this problem just started happening?
    do you have any anti virus/malware installed on the machine?
    list a couple of the games that this happens on aswell.
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      Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
      « Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 10:36:00 AM »
      CPU: Intel Core i5-3470

      Mobo: MSI MS-7751
      (Z77A-GD65)

      DRAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
      (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10)

      GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC
      (04G-P4-3975-KR)

      PSU: Corsair CX750
      (CP-9020015-NA)

      GTA V, Fallout 4, Garry's Mod. Also was doing the same thing to the Steam client and Google Chrome until I did a format and reinstall of everything.

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        Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
        « Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 01:10:33 PM »
        Sorry for the double post, I forgot to answer two of your questions in the first post.

        1. Yes this is a fresh problem. Has been happening for just over a week.

        2. Not currently. I did have and then I formatted my hard drives and did a fresh install of Windows 10.

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        Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
        « Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 03:34:38 PM »
        what mem test did you run ? ?
           
         
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          Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
          « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 04:17:23 PM »
          Used the diagnostic tool from Windows, MemTest, and swapped my memory with a friends. With his memory in my PC the problem persisted. With my memory in his no problems arose.

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          Re: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected
          « Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 07:00:40 PM »
          The problem is with:
          GTA V, Fallout 4, Garry's Mod.
          So, what might these games have in common.
          You are using Windows 10 64 bit. Is that right?

          You may wish to do stress tests on the GPU.
          http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2938265/stress-test-software-cpu-gpu-ram-windows.html