Hey everyone, TL;DR: I have small, very disruptive freezes in games (WoW, Fallout 4, Primordia, Space Quest 6) whenever something is loaded, like opening a menu for a first time or picking a dialogue option. I own a Lenovo Ideapad Y50-70 gaming laptop which I bought when I needed a laptop for school, and seeing as how I love gaming, this laptop seemed to be pretty decent. Ignoring the other two times I had to send it back for having a defective screen, it’s been pretty stable for a year now. However recently I’ve noticed that in many games (so far I can name WoW, Fallout 4, Primordia and Space Quest 6) that I’ll get one-second freezes whenever a sound is about to be played. In WoW this always happens when I open my inventory, or the map, or the achievements screen. If such a menu is opened once, it won’t freeze a second time. In Fallout 4, Primordia and SQ6, it’s whenever I click something or something which will trigger someone saying something, like a dialogue option. I tried a selective startup, disabling all non-Microsoft services to see if that would fix it. It didn’t. I thought it might be my SSHD failing, so I ran a HDTune test twice. The first time I got a really strange reading, the second time seemed to be less bad. (http://imgur.com/a/O9Gt5 for a screenshot of the results.) Now, before trying an RMA, I was wondering if anyone has had any similar problems. Is there a way to pinpoint exactly what the problem is, so I have a better case when I send it back? The specs: (Lenovo Ideapad Y50-70) OS: Windows 10 64-bit CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.60 GHz RAM: 8.00GB DDR3-1600 Single Channel Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M SSHD: WD WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB 1TB A list of stuff I’ve tried: -Lowering graphics settings never helps. -All drivers I could think up to be even slightly related are updated (except for a BIOS update), including an update, uninstall and reinstall of all my sound drivers. -I've also scanned my SSHD using ScanDisk, I've defragmented it, I've ran System File Check, checked it with CrystalDisk. -I've set Power Management Mode to Prefer Maximum Performance in the Nvidia Control Panel. -Windows is on High Performance Power Plan. -I've ran CCleaner. -(Possibly related) I once found out that in the Power options, the Processor Power Management option for Minimum Processor State was on 100% by default. I turned it down to 5% to help with overheating issues. Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!