Steam Freezing Gnome Desktop


I have Manjaro running with Gnome and I have an Nvidia GTX 1050ti which is currently on all the time and running in Prime.

My whole desktop freezes for about 20 or 30 seconds if I have Steam open but then try and use something else. So if Steam is open, it runs fine, if I have a game running but in window mode and then attempt to open a browser or any other app it freezes. Then unfreezes for about 10 seconds, then freezes again, and keeps doing so until I go back to having the steam game on top of the desktop.

I have noticed the fan also kicks in and runs on full when the desktop freezes. But the desktop runs fine as soon as I either use the Game that is running in Steam or I close steam.

Any thoughts as to the possible issue?

I have searched for other issues the same, but they all seem to be KDE related (I am running Gnome) or the issue is that the desktop freezes and needs a hard shutdown, where mine does not.

  Host: pdhManjaro Kernel: 5.6.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 10.1.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: PC Specialist product: OptimusIX 17 v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: CLEVO model: N8xEJEK serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
  v: 7.11 date: 11/02/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 51.5 Wh condition: 57.3/62.1 Wh (92%) 
  model: Notebook BAT status: Discharging 
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 52815 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 
  3: 800 4: 800 5: 801 6: 802 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK 
  driver: nvidia v: 440.100 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.100 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.19-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.1 
  IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 2.09 TiB used: 100.12 GiB (4.7%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW020T8 size: 1.86 TiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 
  size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 1.83 TiB used: 100.12 GiB (5.3%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 44 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 281 Uptime: 12m Memory: 11.42 GiB used: 1.26 GiB (11.1%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.0.37

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