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  1. Since your computer is randomly waking, you could check if your computer is using 'connected standby / modern standby'. This is enabled by default in Windows if the mortherboard and CPU support it and it can cause some computers to power on during standby. Here's a quick guide by Notebookcheck to check which standby state the computer is using and how to change it if it's causing problems. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Useful-Life-Hack-How-to-Disable-Modern-Standby-Connected-Standby.453125.0.html
  2. I'm glad to hear unticking 'Enable GPU accelerated rendering in web views' has stopped the crashes after sleep. After a longer testing period, you might want to mark this as solved. It's strange that Steam's own GPU rendering would prevent games being launched. Bugs such as this really highlight the risk of game launchers, which could cause someone to lose access to all of the games they own.
  3. This was a really excellent video and very fun to watch. Linus' explanations were concise and understandable, even though I'm not familiar with most of the technology used. Wendell's messages were useful to see; the man is astounding. The bloopers were very funny and the editors were useless guinea pigs, as usual. ^_~
  4. Different CPUs and motherboards have different types of low power modes, but in this instance I don't think your hardware is faulty. As well as the previous idea I had that you can try, which is to set a game in 'offline mode' and see if it works, I have another idea which is to go to your Steam interface settings and untick 'Enable GPU accelerated rendering in web views'.
  5. It's good you were able to run 3DMark Time Spy before and after sleep, and it's nice to see that your hardware doesn't have a problem after sleep and reaches the same performance. Maybe Steam is having a problem connecting to its servers after sleep and preventing your games from launching. An easy thing to test would be to configure 1 of your games to run in 'offline mode', then try launching that game after waking the computer from sleep.
  6. That's good information. I suggest running 3DMark Time Spy when your computer is running normally to see your CPU and GPU scores under normal circumstances. https://store.steampowered.com/app/223850/3DMark/?_ga=2.120840072.1615137562.1580306144-625708611.1580306144 Once you've got a normal score, you can run it again after waking the computer from sleep to see how your score is affected. This will tell us if your CPU and GPU are running correctly after sleep. If 3DMark doesn't run after sleep because Steam won't let it, you could do the same test using Cinebench R20, although that would be testing your CPU only. https://www.maxon.net/es/productos/cinebench-r20-overview/
  7. Would you try closing Steam before putting the computer to sleep? Then, after waking the computer up, launch Steam and try to run a game and see if there are any crashes. If the game doesn't crash, then we can assume that Steam can't handle being put to sleep. If the game does crash, then we can assume that Steam is not the problem.
  8. Check on another device if those same websites don't load when connected to your Wi-Fi. If that's the case, you could sign into your router and check its settings. There's perhaps a filter enabled.
  9. Is Steam already running when you are putting the computer to sleep?
  10. You could use HWiNFO to see what your CPU usage and clock speed is whilst playing. https://www.hwinfo.com/ I have a suspicion that it's your CPU more than your graphics card that is causing this low frame rate.
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  12. I have been testing and have not wanted to post without being sure that the solution I found is not temporary. --- I continued to use the Microsoft Wi-Fi driver and realised I was still getting disconnected under heavy load. Therefore, there was no point trying to get it digitally signed anymore, since it was also having the disconnection problem. --- I unplugged my monitor's USB hub from the back of my ASUS ROG Strix Z270E motherboard, as suggested by @5x5, and left only the keyboard and mouse plugged in, and simultaneously tried the driver I mention below. I have determined that having the monitor's USB hub plugged into my motherboard does not impact the motherboard's Wi-Fi stability, and I have plugged it back in since finding a working driver as explained below. --- SOLUTION Finally, for my ASUS ROG Strix Z270E motherboard, I found the Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wi-Fi driver has been stable and had no disconnections on the 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency, since I started using it over 1 month ago. I have been able to watch 1920x1080 60fps Twitch live streams whilst playing online multiplayer games, such as Quake Champions, without getting disconnected. The Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wi-Fi driver can be downloaded here: https://drivers.windows10download.com/w10-asus-rog-strix-z270e-gaming-intel-wlan-driver-12-0-0-260-for-windows-10-64-bit-hqehq/download.html If the link above breaks, or the website no longer exists, send me a message on this forum and I will send you the Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wi-Fi driver.
  13. Thanks for your replies, @5x5. I'm currently using the latest Qualcomm driver, which I downloaded from here: https://www.ath-drivers.eu/download-driver-for-Atheros-chipset-with-id-129-and-Windows10-64bit.html I have already tested the 3 Wi-Fi drivers available for my Asus Strix Z270E motherboard on Asus' website here: https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270E-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/ They all have the disconnection problem, but the Microsoft driver didn't have the problem. I have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor USB hub connected to the back of my motherboard.
  14. I have an Asus ROG Strix Z270E motherboard which has the Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A wireless adapter built into it. It has a problem where it disconnects from Wi-Fi on the 5GHz frequency when under heavy load, e.g. when watching a Twitch live stream and playing an online multiplayer game simultaneously. I can reproduce this problem consistently. When I first got the motherboard, the solution to this disconnection problem was to rollback the driver in device manager to one called Microsoft With that driver there were no more disconnections. --- Now the Microsoft Wi-Fi driver seems to have been removed with a recent Windows update, so my Wi-Fi is getting disconnected again when under heavy load while using the latest Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A driver. --- To try to get the old Microsoft Wi-Fi driver back, I created a Windows To Go USB drive and booted to it. When I booted to it, the default Wi-Fi driver Windows was using was the Microsoft driver. To get that driver onto my computer's normal Windows installation, I copied the driver folder from "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\netathr10x.inf_amd64_9ef98e989e52e32c\". When I go back to my computer's normal Windows installation, I can install the copied Microsoft driver, but only by disabling 'driver signature enforcement'. Every time I restart the computer, the Wi-Fi won't work until I disable driver signature enforcement again. --- Is there a way to copy the Wi-Fi driver from another installation along with its driver signature? I want to use that Microsoft driver so I stop getting 5GHz Wi-Fi disconnections.