Edited by Pyr0xyrecuprotite on September 23, 2019 2:37AM
This issue has been going on for a while - past couple of months, I think, but I can't pin it down to a specific patch or update. It might well not be an ESO issue, but it's obviously most visible there because I spend most of my PC time playing ESO. The main symptoms are:
- video freezes for half a second or so, especially obvious if panning the camera or turning.
- usually no more than once a minute at first, but slightly longer and more often the longer I play.
- symptoms get worse the longer the computer is on, even if ESO is not being played initially - but it's only noticeable in ESO of course, not email or text apps.
- a shutdown and power off is required to reset the issue; a reboot without powering off is insufficient. I usually have to do this every three hours or so.
The last symptom points at some sort of video card problem, rather than overheating or similar. I did have to get my cooling fan replaced a few months ago after the old one died, and had to replace some system RAM, so there was some hardware work done on the system before this problem started. I'm using an NVidia GEForce GTX 970 with latest drivers, 4GB video ram; 16GB system RAM; "12GB total available graphics memory". Yes, the system is a bit over four years old, but it uses an SSD hard disk so is pretty fast booting up. That said, I'm guessing it might be hard to put another low-heat video card into the same systemboard, due to how bus speeds etc. change every two years. I have tried changing video settings in-game, but with no effect so far.
Any thoughts or suggestions on what to try out? (PS: PC/NA, Windows 10 home, 64-bit; 1980x1024 resolution, ESO is played full-screen).