The freezes during gameplay may occur due to a few reasons.
A. The backdated driver
, that is not the case here, as I am seeing.
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B. An old card
, not compatible with the newest and graphics rich games.
How old the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 is? Stress test it with Furmark
Clean inside the computer, very carefully, clean the card, and the fans thereto.
If it generates a high heat, it also may cause crashes/ freezes. Monitor the heat of the system totally and the heat of the graphics card individually with Speccy
*Totally not related to your issue, just a question ... is there any reason that you set ESET as inactive? And, still making it inactive, it is hampering your network performance?
If needed, you may download .net framework externally from filehippo
, and dont set nvidia to update automatically. Search updates manually after a few days.