Hello, TH, this is my first post, so bear with me.
A few months ago, I built my first computer. Everything has been running smoothly and games play great but I've been having a slight problem that I noticed from the beginning that is now becoming a huge inconvenience.
Whenever I'm playing a game, any type of game, from Civ 5 to LoL to Bioshock, I will experience a lockup in my gameplay for about 10 seconds. The game resumes shortly after with much better looking graphics than before, but this is understandably a problem when playing team games as I'm completely useless and vulnerable for 10-15 seconds. I'm not really sure where this problem could be stemming from, so any help would be appreciated.