Question computer randomly freezes for a couple of seconds

Stacey s

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hi yall i have an alienware aurora r6 with a i7-7700k and a gtx 1080 8 gb. when surfing the web, rarely when I'm in fullscreen does it happen, but my computer will freeze for 2-3 seconds and the fans will spin slightly louder for those seconds then it goes away and everything continues on for another couple hours for another short freeze to happen.
 

maikutech

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Go to search bar, type in eventviewer.exe, hit enter, click on windows logs, click on system logs.
Look at the recent red X errors and bring the information back here so we can try to pinpoint the problem.
 

ClapTrapper

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Yep. Something is smashing your CPU, probably. Goto TaskManger and see what progs are high CPU usage (you did't say what version Windows you're using).
I don't want to scare you, but run a Virus scan.

Update all drivers too-can't hurt.
 

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