OBS is freezing my PC


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These are my Specs:

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 OC Edition
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO
Ram: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal RGB 3600MHz 32GB
Power: XPG Core Reactor 650W Gold

I'll play games fine, as soon as I start streaming it will crash my pc in a way I've never seen before. My mouse will freeze and I can't move it, when I press capslock it won't light up, almost as if the keyboard stops working. All 3 of my screens will freeze entirely, my music and any sound from spotify, websites or games will stop playing all at once. It won't blue screen or anything, it just doesn't do anything, I'm force to shut it down from the power button. Any fix?

I ran a GPU and a CPU test, both which my computer passed. I also ran a program to see my computer's temperature which levels at around 48°C, which I think is normal.

Stream quality also doesn't look the best. I even had to adjust the settings lowering the Bitrate to 4000 Kbps, capping the game to 60fps (and obs) and making the output 1280x720 even thought I have a G27q that supports 2560x1440.

Can someone help?


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The first log file: 8-20-35 as soon as I opened OBS it froze my computer and made me shut it down.
The second log file: 8-22-47 is 2 minutes later once I started streaming. Stream was up for about 21 minutes before my entire pc froze.
The third log file: 8-49-29 I restarted stream as soon as I was able to get my computer on again and the stream was on for about 26 seconds before my entire pc froze and I was forced to shut it down again.


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You should check the Windows events viewer and see what is causing the freez.