PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

Discus and support PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus in XBoX on Windows to solve the problem; Hi, I've been back into gaming for a bit now, and I upgraded from an i7 9700F to an i7 10700K, and added a new MSI Mag B560 Tomahawk Wifi. I've been... Discussion in 'XBoX on Windows' started by ItzJas, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. ItzJas
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    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus


    Hi, I've been back into gaming for a bit now, and I upgraded from an i7 9700F to an i7 10700K, and added a new MSI Mag B560 Tomahawk Wifi. I've been playing a bit of Cold War recently, and I've noticed the game freezing for a few seconds and starting up again, repeatedly through the match. It happens more in fullscreen so I switched to windowed mode. Task Manager shows nothing out of the ordinary, nothing hitting over 80% utilisation. However, when I move Cold War out of focus, like select a smaller different window, so I can see both things, it runs completely fine. I left Cold War on custom match too for a bit and focused a different window, and it ran smoothly.
    Specs
    Core i7 10700K
    MSI MAG B560 Tomahawk WIFI

    16GB DDR4 3600MHz

    NZXT 360mm AIO for CPU

    3x 1tb Samsung 980 Pro

    2x 4tb SeaGate HDD (Redownloaded Cold War on this too, to check if it was an m.2 issue, same issue persists)
    Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti

    850w PSU

    :)
     
    ItzJas, Jun 30, 2022
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  2. ItzJas Win User

    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

    Tried old processor, same issue. Could this be a gpu issue?
  3. Ricardo Lechuga Win User

    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

    If this happens in all games and all platforms, it should happen also in other programs, you could try using again the old processor if you still have it available or contact the processor manufacturer
  4. ItzJas Win User

    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

    Alright I’ll try that, I’m running Windows 11 now, issue started in Windows 10
  5. Ricardo Lechuga Win User

    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

    Do you play those games trough Xbox app, or you play all trough Steam?
  6. ItzJas Win User

    PC lags if game window is in focus, runs fine with different window in focus

    Hi, just reinstalled all drivers, and same issue. This issue doesn’t only happen on Cold War; a few other games like Valorant, Forza Horizon 5, etc
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