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post #41 of 68
In the video he posted in OP, he was stuttering quite frequently when playing Heroes of the Storm at 1080p. With that game I thought VRAM was unlikely. And also he has 1070 now.

But of course, no harm checking
post #42 of 68
The way the game freezes is most probably related to the HDD/SSD. I was having similar issues with Windows 10 1611 being on the SSD - random freezes, because the SSD suddenly goes 100% activity time and everything else comes to halt.
@OP - what is your OS? Yu did not mention that.

Also, at 5760x1080, it is really possible to hit the VRAM limit on that GPU.
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Ok heres a new clip with GPU-Z there too.

Enjoy helping me out here
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Ok heres a new clip with GPU-Z there too.

Enjoy helping me out here

Its not a GPU related issue. This is not even considered stuttering, but freezing biggrin.gif Can you try playing again, but this time with Resource Monitor open on the Disks tab?
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I'll get back to you in 2 days perhaps, really fumbled because I just bought a 1070 when I dont need one to fix this issue =(
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Alright a new spicy video for you kind-hearted people who actually take the time to assist me on this annoying issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQWhtMxugc&feature=youtu.be

For your information, C/D drive is my Samsung 840 which contains my OS, H: drive is the one that contains my games, Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft which is in this video, and E: drive is my HDD which stores videos etc.

Go crazy!
post #47 of 68
So isn't it drive related, as suggested before? Or storage driver perhaps?
Can you check event viewer for possible system errors recorded during freezes? Could you post SMART data of your drives? Did you install drivers from ASRock support site?
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So isn't it drive related, as suggested before? Or storage driver perhaps?
Can you check event viewer for possible system errors recorded during freezes? Could you post SMART data of your drives? Did you install drivers from ASRock support site?

What is it that I am supposed to look out for in event viewer? That place is full as heck.

Sorry whats SMART data? Is https://gyazo.com/90692b8002b78e5e5fedf7b213e6d5e5 what you are looking for? https://gyazo.com/2bcb358a1251099a5a635894ba76f2f1

About to update all drivers through the ASRock app, good catch, my ASrock app wasn't functioning properly since the beginning of time. Shall update and feedback if it still happens
post #49 of 68
For something like this I think. Run the game, note down the time of the freeze and search for the entry in event viewer.
I am not sure about SMART data of the 840 evo - it doesn't have uncorrectable errors however there are some CRC errors recorded. They can possibly cause the freezes too. Maybe replacing SATA cable could help?
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post #50 of 68
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Roger, will get new SATA cables soon enough to see how it works.

My event viewer is so full of errors everywhere, some happening in the past hour or so, I just updated the stuff, will have to play some games before I encounter the issue again to see what went wrong.

EDIT: Is it under Event Viewer > Windows logs > Applications?

I can monitor there if it happens again
Edited by justinquek - 10/6/16 at 3:01am
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