I've noticed for a few weeks now that my internet browser stops working for a few seconds before suddenly responding once again; the program doesn't crash, it's as if I clicked outside the window and clicked right back into it.
Now, this wouldn't be a big problem until today. It started doing this to my game windows. In windowed mode, the game would stop responding to any movement for a few seconds, and the top was faded out as if I clicked somewhere else. before filling up with color and responding again. In fullscreen mode, the game window minimizes on me! The game sounds still play and the game goes on without any response, and I can't see a bloody thing until I manually bring the window back into view.
Any help here? This is a severe annoyance, and I can't take it while I'm playing a frustrating game.
I run Windows 8.1, 64-bit.