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Question Why is my PC freezing when trying to use another application?

Finukey

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When playing a game, if I try to adjust a setting on another application like Spotify or Discord for example. As soon as I click the 2nd applications window my PC freezes. No blue Screen or crash but freezes. Sometimes I can access my task manager but can't actually do anything. I can move around the mouse but that's about it. It won't let me reboot or close apps so I have to hold down power button to turn it off and on again.

I have a dual monitor setup and have been using this PC for the past 5 years and this only started last week.

I5 4690k (NZXT AIO Cooler)
GTX 970
8gb 1800mhz RAM
120 GB SSD (Main Drive)
1TB SSD
1TB HDD
800w PSU
 

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