Computer stops responding while downloading an update to FS2020 and watching a film

FishyFrags

Super Star
Computer stops responding after 5 minutes of watching a film whilst downloading an update for Flight Sim.

I can open the Start menu and highlight apps etc, but when I click on them nothing happens.

Case
CORSAIR 5000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.8GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 2500MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
External DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
8x Slim USB 2.0 External DVD-RW
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 12 Case Fans
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® OPTICAL USB MOUSE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
The film you're watching, are you streaming that?

What is your (measured) download speed? If the film is being streamed as well as downloading FS2020 it's quite likely that (since QOS priority will be given to the response time critical film) the FS2020 download is timing out due to excessively long waits for packet acknowledgement.
 

FishyFrags

Super Star
No the film wasn't downloading. It was already downloaded from a USB stick

Download speed varies, usually around 36Mb. I'll be downloading the update over night with nothing else running
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
No the film wasn't downloading. It was already downloaded from a USB stick

Download speed varies, usually around 36Mb. I'll be downloading the update over night with nothing else running
Good idea, though be sure nothing is running in the background. Uploads (automatic backups to the cloud for example) can cause more problems than downloads. This is because they can interfere with the ability of the FS2020 download client to send acknowledgements of received packets in a timely fashion and that can lead to the download stalling.

Of course, it could also simply be an overloaded FS2020 server that can't cope with all the simultaneous downloads....
 
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