Question Certain games freeze my pc for ten or so seconds, until it recovers.

Adamo265

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This is a relatively new issue I've had, didn't used to happen and I'll preface this by saying I did a mem test and got 0 errors across all four tests, I've tried sfc /scannow which found some issues, but claimed to fix them, I've tried updating my drivers (But not tried a clean install yet) and I can't see anything about this particular problem on here. Also my PC is not overheated, I've checked.

When I play certain games for 30 + minutes, my PC will freeze. On Monster Hunter: World it freezes for about 10 seconds, audio stops playing and Discord stops too. It then comes back and says something along the lines of "Graphics Driver Error". A similar thing happened two days ago on No Man's Sky which caused the game to crash when my PC 'unpaused' itself, and Warframe froze my PC for the sameish amount of time before it unfroze, oddly enough however the game continued running just fine after the crash.

I7 7700k,
GTX 1080TI,
16GB DDR4 RAM,
Corsair CX 750m,
An old version of windows because it won't update (Always reverts the changes and Microsoft support have been no help here).

At this point I'm stumped, it's really becoming a pain and I'm not sure what the cause is, or how to fix it. Any suggestions?
 
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Ralston18

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Windows has some built in tools that may help discover the problem.

You can look in Reliability History and Event Viewer for error codes, warnings, and even information events that precede or correspond with the freezes.

You can use Task Manager or Resource Monitor to observe system performance while gaming to discover some bottleneck or conflict leading to the freezes.

How old is that Corsair PSU?
 

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