Game freezes on new pc

Hey i builded my pc a while ago and when i'm playing my screen might freeze for 2-3 sec and that gets me killed... I think i have downloaded every drivers expect the bios, should that been done? EDIT: tried to add pic but didin't work.... https://imgur.com/a/9YLTu
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  1. alexkenworth said:
    You running with W10? You don't need to, so just remember that to save time. What are your CPU temps? And also, if you're using GTA V SP, just mod it and put God Mode on. Just saying


    Yes W10, When playing might go 40-45C but i have cheap thermal paste right now but going to swap that asap!

    I'm not playing gta v. (specs in imgur link)
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  2. alexkenworth said:
    Thermal paste don't bother TBH, doesn't sound like a sys problem. Go into device manager, look under graphics cards, and see whats there. Anything that says Intel needs to be deleted.


    Oh alright, i went and select properties but i didin't see anything about intel :o This is around 2 week old pc and already having problems :(
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  3. alexkenworth said:
    Don't worry, everyone has problems man :-). Make sure BIOS is up to date. Also check out the graphics settings in the BIOS. Try turning your settings down in game too. I know your PC might be able to handle higher settings but just turn them down a bit.


    How i can check if it is up to date? Do you mean bios drivers or only update? im stupid :D Okay i will try that, and the game is fortnite where the freezes happen. I've only tested league of legends and no problems in that game. Havent had time to test every game, only these 2. Thanks already ;)
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  4. alexkenworth said:
    There are no such things as "BIOS drivers". I think you might mean the actual BIOS, also known as UEFI. Go to google, type in your motherboard name, and go onto the manufacturer site and find the section where they have BIOS updates. Download the latest. Put the file you downloaded onto a USB stick. Boot the PC up with it and the BIOS will do the rest.


    Ohhh.... What i've read online i got that idea that there is bios drivers, dont believe everything you see on internet :D And i read something that you should not update bios if that is not needed and you can somehow damage your pc by updating? What is correct way to do it? I tho i knew alot bout computers but guess not :d
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  5. alexkenworth said:
    There is a very small chance that a BIOS update will break the PC. The most likely thing to break it with a BIOS update if the power goes out, or you're stupid enough to turn it off (make sure you don't have any younger siblings around). Just download the file that the website gives you, put on a USB stick, and look for a BIOS update in the BIOS. It should already detect the USB and give you an option to update


    Okay i should handle that, able to do it tomorrow because i have to buy usb. I let you know if it worked! If you dont hear anything i probably broke the pc :D thx bruh
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  6. alexkenworth said:
    It's easy mate! If its any constellation I worried about doing it because I got a really nasty virus that broke my Windows. I updated the BIOS and literally it took 2 minuets. All motherboards nowadays have a "backup bios", a 2nd BIOS so if your BIOS did break, the 2nd one will still work


    okay thank you very much! :)
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  7. alexkenworth said:
    It's easy mate! If its any constellation I worried about doing it because I got a really nasty virus that broke my Windows. I updated the BIOS and literally it took 2 minuets. All motherboards nowadays have a "backup bios", a 2nd BIOS so if your BIOS did break, the 2nd one will still work


    Btw do you happen to know why my disc takes 99% sometimes example im doing a virus scan? is that normal.
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  8. alexkenworth said:
    It's easy mate! If its any constellation I worried about doing it because I got a really nasty virus that broke my Windows. I updated the BIOS and literally it took 2 minuets. All motherboards nowadays have a "backup bios", a 2nd BIOS so if your BIOS did break, the 2nd one will still work


    NO! You need to cut it with the dangerous and wrong advice. What you said here is completely not true and in fact only higher end boards have that type of feature. You need to stop with this ex MS developer charade, someone may actually trust your awful and spurious advice.

    While I agree especially these days BIOS upgrades are not that big of a deal, telling someone don't worry about anything because there is a nonexistent backup, is garbage advice.
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  9. Especially since "nowadays" there are a hell of a lot of people still running systems from 7, 10, 12 years ago or more.

    We have a ton of people that come here with systems they just "builded" and turns out that it was all spare parts, core2duo, Pentium 4, etc., that was scraped together from discarded parts and using old ass motherboards that for CERTAIN don't have secondary BIOS.

    Even a lot of budget or business class boards from the last few generations lack them.

    Especially if they are cheap OEM models. :pfff:
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  10. xanorigg said:
    alexkenworth said:
    It's easy mate! If its any constellation I worried about doing it because I got a really nasty virus that broke my Windows. I updated the BIOS and literally it took 2 minuets. All motherboards nowadays have a "backup bios", a 2nd BIOS so if your BIOS did break, the 2nd one will still work


    Btw do you happen to know why my disc takes 99% sometimes example im doing a virus scan? is that normal.


    Could be a combination of things.

    Excessive disc usage during a virus scan can often be caused by a virus, it can also be because your virus scanner is corrupted. Is it an older hard drive?

    Other than running a virus scan does it behave normally (only running when you're accessing data)?
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  11. alexkenworth said:


    Most boards these days do. As long as you don't do something horribly wrong, like somehow download a corrupted file, turn the PC off, trip over the power cable, basically any loss of power to the PC will brick it. Or at least the motherboard.There really isn't a lot that can go wrong. A BIOS upgrade is the first thing you should do after reinstalling windows/driver updates etc in a problem like this.


    Again, no they do not. Go to ANY of the major manufacturers websites and look through their boards. Heck even my very expensive Crosshair VI hero doesn't have it (but it does thankfully have BIOS flashback).

    I never disagreed with you that updating the BIOS (especially on a Ryzen based system) was a good idea, it is definitely a good one. But there are risks of course and telling people that "every motherboard can switch to a backup BIOS is COMPLETELY wrong. And i stressed this because its not the first time youve given such poor advice.

    alexkenworth said:
    https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/PRIME-B350M-A/. It's literally about a year old board, its ASUS, and is probably one of the most modern boards you'll find. Download the BIOS file from here. https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/PRIME-B350M-A/HelpDesk_BIOS/


    So you clearly could have looked this up before telling him the board has a feature it clearly does not have.

    Again, if you're going to post here, know your subject matter.
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  12. They DO have it on their boards. On some of them anyhow. They do NOT have it on all of them. None of the board partners incorporates dualBIOS on ALL of their boards, which is why he said to be sure. EVERY specific board model, especially if it is a lower quality board where they likely may have cut some corners and left some features off in order to make the board affordable, needs to be verified before just saying "well, it's a Gigabyte board from this gen, so it has it", because that won't always be true.

    At least as recently as Kaby lake, it wasn't. For Coffee Lake, it remains to be seen because they haven't even released the business or budget chipsets yet, but I'd be willing to bet there are at least a few Z370 boards at the bottom of the pile without it. In fact, I'm pretty much 100% positive that the Gigabyte Z370p-D3 does not have dual bios, and I'm sure there are others as well.
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  13. alexkenworth said:

    Thought I saw it when searching on google. I have a Gigabyte Z97 with DualBIOS, thought ASUS had a similar feature on their boards.


    Completely makes sense, you have a different brand board than he has so it must have the same features, and when called on it, you then insist that you are correct. As I said, know your subject matter, youre dealing with other peoples systems, and money here. If he messed up his board who is paying to fix it? Not you.
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  14. Rogue Leader said:
    xanorigg said:
    alexkenworth said:
    It's easy mate! If its any constellation I worried about doing it because I got a really nasty virus that broke my Windows. I updated the BIOS and literally it took 2 minuets. All motherboards nowadays have a "backup bios", a 2nd BIOS so if your BIOS did break, the 2nd one will still work


    Btw do you happen to know why my disc takes 99% sometimes example im doing a virus scan? is that normal.


    Could be a combination of things.

    Excessive disc usage during a virus scan can often be caused by a virus, it can also be because your virus scanner is corrupted. Is it an older hard drive?

    Other than running a virus scan does it behave normally (only running when you're accessing data)?


    It should not be old, Kingston 240GB A400 SSD. Yes when not doing scan it acts normally
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  15. Rogue Leader said:
    alexkenworth said:

    Thought I saw it when searching on google. I have a Gigabyte Z97 with DualBIOS, thought ASUS had a similar feature on their boards.


    Completely makes sense, you have a different brand board than he has so it must have the same features, and when called on it, you then insist that you are correct. As I said, know your subject matter, youre dealing with other peoples systems, and money here. If he messed up his board who is paying to fix it? Not you.


    Do you happen to know what may cause the freeze? it might be 5 second :O should i update bios? i have b350 plus
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  16. I would probably update the bios so long as the trouble only happens when you are running a scan. If you don't have any issues when you are not in windows, as in, when you are in the bios, then it should be fine. I would also check the motherboard page to see if there are updated chipset, network adapter, or other drivers available that might be part of the problem.
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  17. darkbreeze said:
    I would probably update the bios so long as the trouble only happens when you are running a scan. If you don't have any issues when you are not in windows, as in, when you are in the bios, then it should be fine. I would also check the motherboard page to see if there are updated chipset, network adapter, or other drivers available that might be part of the problem.


    i have downloaded every drivers avaible, i mean could the bios update fix the freezing problem?
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  18. Because of all the updates Ryzen has had since release, updating the BIOS is a very good idea. I have used that exact same board and CPU combo to build a system for my aunt and did not run into any of these issues. I also updated the BIOS to the newest version. So yes thats the first thing I suggest.

    Then lets work from there.
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  19. ^^^This.
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  20. Rogue Leader said:
    Because of all the updates Ryzen has had since release, updating the BIOS is a very good idea. I have used that exact same board and CPU combo to build a system for my aunt and did not run into any of these issues. I also updated the BIOS to the newest version. So yes thats the first thing I suggest.

    Then lets work from there.


    Okay how should i do it?
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  21. Download the latest BIOS, copy it to a USB thumb drive, reboot the system and go into the BIOS, look for EZ Flash, make sure the drive is plugged in, and then select the BIOS file you downloaded, and install it.
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  22. Rogue Leader said:
    Download the latest BIOS, copy it to a USB thumb drive

    Unzip the file first before putting it on an usb stick.
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