Question Cpu spiking to 100% in game and freezing.

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I5 4670K 4.3ghz
GTX 980

Playing Sekiro Shadows DIe twice, only happening in the past day the cpu is spiking to 100% and causing the game to freeze.
Play on 1600x900 resolution windowed.
Disabled other background tasks, cpu is not throttling. Someone help plz.
Never used to do it, only doing it today. When i stream i also use nvenc encoder
 
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Does it happend when you don't stream?

What are the temps of the CPU and GPU while gaming? (I use msi afterburner to see this using the OSD)
max of 70c for cpu and 65c
for gpu so i dont think its throttling

i just tested it and it does indeed happen when not streaming.
Cpu usage is 50-60% consistently, game running very well but suddenly freezing, then spiking to 100%. Only been happening the past 24 hours.
 
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RodroX

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How long have you been using the same Windows installation?

Sometimes after a few years of using the same Windows installation, installing games, apps, deleting games, apps, windows updates, etc. things can mess up.
 

RodroX

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Well.... could it be that you installed something that mess up drivers, etc, any recent change in the system?

Im not saying making a new clear fresh install of windows will fix this, but sometimes things get soo messed up that its really hard to find out whats wrong.
 
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Well.... could it be that you installed something that mess up drivers, etc, any recent change in the system?

Im not saying making a new clear fresh install of windows will fix this, but sometimes things get soo messed up that its really hard to find out whats wrong.
i had stuttering problems with the previous drivers.
After installing the new nvidia drivers, the stuttering has gone but i get this freezing.
 

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Well the easiest thing will be to delete that driver using control panel, remove every single component (you will need to restart your PC a few times) and then use some older driver: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us (thats for Windows 10 64 bits), be sure to change the OS and search again if its not the one you are using.

I would if you know how to use it run ccleaner (https://www.ccleaner.com/es-es/ccleaner/download/portable) to clean the system after the drivers is removed and the PC has been restarted.

Or you could run DDU instead (https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html)

And then when the system is clear of the old driver, install a dif driver version and test to see whats happening.
 
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Jun 30, 2020
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Well the easiest thing will be to delete that driver using control panel, remove every single component (you will need to restart your PC a few times) and then use some older driver: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us (thats for Windows 10 64 bits), be sure to change the OS and search again if its not the one you are using.

I would if you know how to use it run ccleaner (https://www.ccleaner.com/es-es/ccleaner/download/portable) to clean the system after the drivers is removed and the PC has been restarted.

Or you could run DDU instead (https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html)

And then when the system is clear of the old driver, install a dif driver version and test to see whats happening.
im currently installing the second oldest driver, to see if it will help. thank you for making this post
 
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