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Performance in games falls after playing for bit of time (<10 minutes)

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#1 Imbajoe


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:10 AM

Symptoms: After playing games for anywhere from 2-8 minutes, the performance of the game begins dropping significantly. The framerate begins dipping, and seems to continue to get worse as I continue to play. Response time of my controller and keyboard inputs to the game also seems to drop. I had this happen in both games I tried, Rocket League and Talos Principle. Rocket League and Talos Priciple were both maxed or near maxed settings. I also tried Rocket League with every video setting at the lowest or off, and at 1920x1080 resolution; doing this I experienced a bit of fps drop after playing a bit, but ever after a while of playing like this the fps drop was not nearly as drastic as playing with maxed settings. So far nothing I've done outside of gaming on this computer has caused problems (just browsing the internet and watching videos on youtube.)

Background: I recently built a new computer using some new parts as well as some parts from my old computer. This was due to me feeling like the performance I was having in other games had dropped a bit, though I never experienced problems like I am having now. From my old build I am using my RAM (8 GB), GPU (EVGA gtx 660), HDD, and case. The new parts are the motherboard (MSi z97 Gaming 5), CPU (intel i5 4460), CPU heatsink (cooler master 212 EVO), and power supply (Corsair HX650). The power supply had been bought a while back (maybe 1-2 years) but remained unopened until now. I reformatted the HDD when I put the new computer together and did a fresh install of Windows 7.

What I tried: During all of this I was monitoring temperatures using HW Monitor. No part of the CPU or Motherboard displayed higher than 45C, and the GPU peaked at 76C. I tried:
A couple of different graphics drivers
Using a different GPU
Using a GPU in a different PCIe x16 slot on the motherboard.

None of these alleviated the issue.

My system specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
CPU: Intel i5 4460
Motherboard: MSI z97 Gaming 5
RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 Mhz
PSU: Corsair HX650
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

I greatly appreciate any help on where to go from here


edit: Tried a bit more Rocket League today with lowest settings. At one point I had graphical glitches occur, and another I had the game seem to freeze. I could hear background music but the screen was frozen and I couldn't hear any of the sound effects from the game (my car accelerating, for example). I've included a picture of the graphical glitch.

Attached File  graphical glitches.png   959KB   0 downloads

Edited by Imbajoe, 14 August 2015 - 04:09 PM.

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