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League of Legends: Game Freezes intermittently

By kurtgonzalez
Nov 22, 2016
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  1. Hopefully there are some LoL players here. My game freezes randomly for a few seconds a couple times a game. It only started happening when I bought a nice (used) but great computer. My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M. I was reading online and caught a hint somewhere that the game may be interacting with Nvidia's poorly somehow. Please help, there is no reason for such a powerful computer to freeze in an average power-consumption game.
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +312

    Your best bet for up-to-the-minute fixes is the game publisher support... https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201752684.

    Once you have worked through those ideas and have a more specific hardware or software issue, we can help with that. Details about your system would be very helpful (configuration, model numbers, operating system, maintenance history, etc)
     
  3. kurtgonzalez

    kurtgonzalez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already tried everything on that page, nothing worked.

    Windows 10

    Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo)

    Serial Number: CB36003590

    Machine Type: 80DT

    Not sure about the maintenance history, but it is definitely used (though it looks brand new). I don't know what I missed or what will help here.
     
  4. kurtgonzalez

    kurtgonzalez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I bought my computer lightly used from a privately owned computer shop. The guys there are good with computers but not experts. They installed their own drivers, so now the volume, mute, and brightness buttons at the top don't work. Instead, you have to use Fn+(arrow key). This isn't a big deal but it is annoying, and there is no alternative option for mute. I feel like this should be an easy fix, but for the life of me, I can't find the correct drivers to fix the problem. Someone please help?
     
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +312

    Slightly pre-used laptop.

    Definitely non-standard drivers (They installed their own drivers, so now the volume, mute, and brightness buttons at the top don't work.)

    Lenovo has support, but it requires a complete knowledge of the model to get the right stuff. ( http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/pro... and Software|Drivers and Software&beta=false )

    Since I am not familiar enough with this specific model, I hope some one who is comes along.

    If I were in your shoes, I would: 1. download manual and read it, 2. make sure I have bootable media for installing OS and 3. have or make a recovery disk. Then, having identified and specified the machine to Lenovo, I would download and re-install the drivers (recognizing the possibility that I have to reinstall the system from the ground up if this fails).

    Also, you may wish to switch from UEFI to legacy BIOS if you can. https://askleo.com/why-uefi/
     

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