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Small freeze / stutter playing games

Discussion in 'Games' started by Leafy, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Leafy

    Leafy Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have been randomly getting really small freezes in some games, most recently Apex. As far as I can tell it's not an fps drop my screen stops for 0.5 - 1 second long and then continues normally. It terms of performance everything else runs perfectly fine.

    Below is the graphs from MSI afterburner playing Apex, you can see at the arrow it seems to start with a Core Clock drop, power drop and the voltage goes from 1 to 0 on the exact time of a freeze. The other spikes are when I have alt tabbed or the game has ended. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this or what is the cause as its driving me crazy?

    https://imgur.com/a/wC2mxm8

    My specs:
    i5 8600k 3.6ghz
    8gbs RAM DDR4
    GTX 1060 6gb
    Z370 SLI plus
    SSD 860 Evo 250gb
    1TB WD Blue
    Seasonic Focus Plus 550W 80 Plus Gold
    Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU cooler


    Running the game off SSD and pagefile is also on SSD
    Power is high performance
    Origin overlay is off
    Windows game mode is on

    Any help would be really helpful!

    Thanks
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Your gaming game has very respectable hardware, but you're handicapping it with only 8 GB of RAM.
    Add another 8 GB and run it with 16 GB, then see if that helps.

    I'm not a hardware/gaming expert, so my input to you is limited.
    Hopefully, some of the hardware/gaming experts here will jump in.

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  3. Leafy

    Leafy Thread Starter

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    Hi thanks for the input, hopefully I can get some more help like you said as I cant really afford more RAM right now!
     
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