Question Some games freezing for a few seconds


Mar 15, 2014
Hello. A few weeks ago I built a new PC and everything works great, though I am having some issues in a couple of games.

Every 5-15 mins, two specific games freeze for a few seconds (it's usually one freeze, then another one right after and then it's back to normal with no stuttering whatsoever for another few mins) - it only happens in WRC 9 (Epic Games client) and Lego Jurassic World (Steam). WRC is installed on one of my SSDs, JW on my HDD. I'm not having any issues with other, much more demanding games (Cyberpunk 2077, MS Flight Simulator, iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione etc.) so I'm quite baffled as to why this happens in these particular games. I tried changing the graphics settings, the resolution, refresh rate and turning on/off VSync (I have an Acer Predator monitor with G-Sync) but it made no difference. I tried turning off any unnecessary applications running in the background but again, it didn't make a difference. My GPU drivers are all up-to-date too.

I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot this to find the cause of this issue.

My specs are as follows:

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
CPU: Ryzen 3600XT
RAM: 2x16GB Patriot RGB
GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB, Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB, Seagate 1 TB HDD
PSU: Corsair TXM 750W
OS: Windows 10 Home