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  1. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #11

    I really don't know what else to tell you. You say you have the latest drivers and that you looked to the game's site for patches but found none. Maybe the PC is overheating while gaming and thus throttling. Have you checked to see if any of the cooling vents are clogged?

    I'm a huge gamer, and build custom gaming rigs, but don't game on laptops. I've two 14 inch i7 laptops and never ever once attempted to game on them. My point is laptops can be extremely finicky due to the mobile processors, GPU's, and drives.

    Anyway, based on what you're reporting, it could be an overheating issue where either the GPU or processor starts to throttle if things get too hot. Again, check cooling vents, and listen to see if the fan is running if the PC gets too hot.

    And yeah, if the drive the game is on is near filled to capacity that could also pose problems.

    Let us know.
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  2. Posts : 195
    Windows 11 Home
       #12

    The drive could also be going bad. Download a test tool like CrystalDiskInfo Ė Crystal Dew World to test disk health.
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  3. Posts : 1,468
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #13

    Primary Laptop Tasks most days is watch a few youtube videos, check email, some days gaming if Desktop is busy with something else, or it's time for some virus scan or malware scan on Desktop, then I use the Laptop a while--(HP Omen 15_ce019dx)

    Games Played off and on

    Forza Motorsport Apex
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 off and on
    American Truck Simulator
    Microsoft Steam Edition Flight Simulator X

    Dust cleaned out from vents best I can every 3 months, same for Desktop machine
    ((laptop a bit harder to do, but when I upgrade the ram eventually to 16gb inside it) then will do a full clean of the fans/vents I know for sure, just a bit nervous unscrewing all 10 screws, and getting the clips undone to access the user upgradeable items--gonna order a toolkit on my birthday in February so I should feel better working on it after that)

    My tips for successful laptop gaming--use on flat surface, like a table or desk, make sure vents are free of dust as much as possible, make sure gaming on A/C Power if the Laptop has dual video options, for example Intel/Nvidia or Intel/AMD Radeon video chips, as using on battery it will use the Intel video adapter, and may not use the Nvidia discrete video or AMD discrete video if equipped.

    Laptops generally don't cool as well as Desktops, I try to keep mine as cool as I can, in the summer, I have a fan on almost 24/7 keeping the systems cool or air conditioning on to make sure the Computers stay as cool as possible
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thanks, all! All my ports and such seem to be clear of dust, but I can do a more in-depth cleaning of my laptop. I can use a youtube video for reference unless anyone has something to recommend. As I'm typing this, the fan just made a funky buzzing sound that went away after about 5 seconds. My computer is also charging 24/7.
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  5. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #15

    Laptop users and gamers can benefit from always using external usb cooling assemblies, one giant or twin fans.
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  6. Posts : 1,468
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #16

    Yeah i thinking about getting a usb powered cooler for mine possibly at birthday next month provided can afford one and one i want haha
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #17

    So I played a game to test my computer, and about 7 minutes in, the game froze, and i got a blue screen, which has never happened before. I followed instructions from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-screen-errors
    and I hard restarted my computer multiple times, then entered safe mode. In safe mode, I uninstalled a program that I didnít know how it got there called Segurazo Antivirus. I then restarted my computer. When I got back to it, I played another test game, which went fine! I will do some more tests tomorrow but for now the issue seems to be in working order.
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  8. Posts : 195
    Windows 11 Home
       #18

    TheCar said:
    So I played a game to test my computer, and about 7 minutes in, the game froze, and i got a blue screen, which has never happened before. I followed instructions from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-screen-errors
    and I hard restarted my computer multiple times, then entered safe mode. In safe mode, I uninstalled a program that I didn’t know how it got there called Segurazo Antivirus. I then restarted my computer. When I got back to it, I played another test game, which went fine! I will do some more tests tomorrow but for now the issue seems to be in working order.
    Do a scan with malwarebytes, and I suggest testing your drive health just to be sure.
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    So I tested Forza Horizon 4 for about an hour - it works! So I think the solution was a) holding the power button down for about 5 seconds and then turning the computer on, and doing that about 3 times, or b) entering safe mode and getting rid of Segurizo or whatever
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