Question New PC build keeps crashing when gaming, please help!

Dec 14, 2020
Built new PC about a week ago, This also happens in Cyberpunk 2077 so don't think it's the game. The PC keeps crashing while playing games. I can play normally for 30 min or so and all of a sudden pc crashes. Game drops from 200fps all the way down to 3 fps and cpu runs starts running at 100%, even if I close the game and all programs, everything will continue to run super slow. Anybody have any ideas? Thank you!

Here is a video to see what happens after 20 min of gaming.

Ryzen 5800x
Aorus x570 PRO WIFI
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600
Asus ROG strix 3080
PSU Corsair RM850X

Bios updated, Chipset updated, and Windows is up to date
What about the GPU driver updates? You especially need the game ready driver made for CP 2077, and also update 1.04 for the game itself has a lot of fixes. Also, as far as Windows updates, I assume you're running W10 then and have the latest 20H2 build? If not, you should.

That said, there seems to be a problem with that new CPU model. I'm guessing a new BIOS update may need to be issued for it, or perhaps an update from AMD themselves. I'm also not entirely sure the new Nvidia 3000 series isn't part of the problem.

Never a good idea to jump on new chip architecture right away. I would also disable any OCs you might have on the CPU or GPU, and try not running their monitoring software in the background just to see if it's causing problems.
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