Having a weird GPU issue that I'm trying to investigate with the help of HWInfo64


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What happens: Random slowdowns / micro-freezes in all games, 1-2 seconds. During those micro-freezes, the GPU Core load drops to 0 but memory clock, GPU clock, GPU Power stay level, and at the same time there's a small CPU spike. The spike is more noticeable when looking at the per Core usage.

Which combination of HWInfo64 sensors could help me find out what's happening ? (CPU ? Motherboard ? GPU specific ?)

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Important Note: I did not have those issues at all with my previous PC (4790K, same graphics card). On that older machine, I did many, long, gaming sessions without any problem. In a way, the main difference between the 2 machines is CPU/Motherboard.

Long Version below.

Temps are OK: ~60°C GPU (fans at 50%) and ~70°C CPU Package while on CPU/GPU intensive games.

Games are installed on a separate (non-OS) NVMe. Previously (see note below), games were on HDD.

Troubleshooting I have tried:
  • HAGS On and Off
  • Resizebar in BIOS On and Off
  • Fullscreen or borderless
  • DDU (3 times), drivers re-install with all settings left on default
  • Gaming on second OS (dual-boot) with a barebones fresh Win install. Same issue.
  • Changing CPU affinity and using BIOS settings to avoid E-Cores
Win10 fast startup is disabled, all GPU stability tests (Furmark, MSI Kombustor, 3DMark...) pass just fine.

  • GPU: RTX4070 Dual, no overclocking, with drivers: 537.42, installed after DDU
  • CPU: 13900k, no overclock
  • Mobo: Asus Z790 Hero, latest BIOS 1501
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z5 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5, XMP 1 enabled (6000 Mhz), no overclock
  • PSU: Be Quiet! Dark Power 13 850W (ATX 3.0)
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, build 19045, clean install