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Games start having low FPS after playing them for a short while


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#1 ScarXL

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:23 PM

Before I start talking about my problem, I will list my PC specs and other stuff needed.

 

Specs:

- OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

- CPU: Intel® Pentium® G620 2.60 GHz Dual-Core

- GPU: NVidia GeForce GT610 1024MB DDR3

- RAM: 4 GB of DDR3 RAM

- PSU: Free Silent 500W Power Supply

- Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS R2.0

(the FPS is NOT because of my specs, these worked fine a day ago, now it's all starting to lag.)

 

Here is the problem.

 

Two days ago, everything worked fine. I was able to get a stable 40-50 FPS when playing CS GO on Casual. Yesterday, I cleaned up my PC using CCleaner, installed latest GPU drivers and cleaned my PC of dust. When I booted the PC up again, games were seemingly slower, was able to play them with fine FPS for like 2 minutes and then they start progressively going down to 10-20 FPS.

(before you say the problem is because I may have damaged some chips while cleaning, the problem is not of that, I was very careful and double-checked for that, no problems).

 

What I tried:
- Cleaning up my PC with CCleaner.

- Installed latest drivers for Realtek LAN and Audio, and for my graphics card. And everything else using DriverBooster.

- Putting Power Saving mode on High Performance.

- Lowering the games's graphical settings.

- Checked my hardware for failures:

CPU (used Hot CPU tester Pro): Fine, no overheating.

HDD (used HDD health to monitor): Health: Excellent, temperature is good.

PSU: Checked to see if the fan is spinning, it is and it is running in good shape.

RAM (used Windows Memory Diagnostics): No errors.

GPU: Good temperature, fan is spinning, no problems here.

 

I don't know what else should I do. Don't say to buy a new PC because I don't have the money for that.

 

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:31 PM

Here is the link to the MTB.txt file made by MiniToolBox:
 

http://pastebin.com/wUCPY8hK



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:48 PM

Try going back to the previous drivers. Believe it or not, some newer drivers may have bugs that cause games to become slower before these bugs are fixed

 

On another note, do not use DriverBooster! 

Here's why: 

1. http://www.howtogeek.com/198758/never-download-a-driver-updating-utility-theyre-worse-than-useless/

2. http://www.howtogeek.com/233115/the-only-way-to-safely-update-your-hardware-drivers-on-windows/

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:51 PM

I already reverted my graphics, internet and audio drivers back, nothing changed.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:55 PM

Try disabling shader cache and see if it makes things better. If it does, defrag your disk and turn it back on. If you still get lower FPS then keep it off. In some cases, it takes more time to retrieve the compiled shaders from disk than to compile it again

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:11 PM

It did seem to make things better, only for a little while, then it started again.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:18 PM

Any other ideas?


Edited by ScarXL, 23 July 2016 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:25 PM

That is strange indeed. I never lagged from 50 down to 10 FPS in games. Even when the Antivirus was doing a scan. Based on your other specs, lets do a benchmark

 

Follow the instructions here to do the benchmark: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/find-your-windows-experience-index-scores-in-windows-8-1/

 

Then, copy and paste the results of powershell

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

I already did this test, but here are the Powershell results:
 

__GENUS               : 2
__CLASS               : Win32_WinSAT
__SUPERCLASS          :
__DYNASTY             : Win32_WinSAT
__RELPATH             : Win32_WinSAT.TimeTaken="MostRecentAssessment"
__PROPERTY_COUNT      : 8
__DERIVATION          : {}
__SERVER              : ALEXJASCU-PC
__NAMESPACE           : root\cimv2
__PATH                : \\ALEXJASCU-PC\root\cimv2:Win32_WinSAT.TimeTaken="MostRecentAssessment"
CPUScore              : 6
D3DScore              : 4.8
DiskScore             : 5.9
GraphicsScore         : 5
MemoryScore           : 5.9
TimeTaken             : MostRecentAssessment
WinSATAssessmentState : 1
WinSPRLevel           : 4.8
PSComputerName        : ALEXJASCU-PC
 

This never happened before, I always had stable FPS in my games and it never went down like this.


Edited by ScarXL, 23 July 2016 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:35 PM

Two days ago, everything worked fine. I was able to get a stable 40-50 FPS when playing CS GO on Casual. Yesterday, I cleaned up my PC using CCleaner, installed latest GPU drivers and cleaned my PC of dust. When I booted the PC up again, games were seemingly slower, was able to play them with fine FPS for like 2 minutes and then they start progressively going down to 10-20 FPS.

Did you check the temperature? Seems to be that due to chances of overheating, your GPU is being throttled. You can use GPU-Z for this

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:38 PM

Oh my god...

The fans on my nvidia gpu have stopped! How do I fix this?! It's 0 RPM and the temp when idle is 57, which before was only 41!!

 

I'm gonna install another driver since that may be the problem, if my GPU were to be burned it wouldn't be detected, but it is detected. Will reply with results.


Edited by ScarXL, 23 July 2016 - 03:44 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:43 PM

Are you saying that your GPU fan typically runs when the temps go to around 40 degrees?

 

On my laptop, getting to 51 degrees is normal, but then again, for my computer this is normal

 

Check the fans, make sure they are getting power. If all else, you might want to also post at Internal Hardware forums, they can better assist you with issues like these. And don't stress your PC too much. You don't want to damage your computer due to overheating

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:45 PM

I will do something that I found, will reply with results



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:28 PM

Welp, I found something strange.

I used a program to adjust fan speed, and the result is showing up in HWMonitor, but RPM is still the same.

 

Here:
 

http://image.prntscr.com/image/0aa9de84a1d544bf9f9b313e22e72257.png

 

How do I fix this?



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:29 PM

Adjusting the fan speed doesn't help if the fan itself isn't running

 

I am not too good with working with hardware. Its best if you create a new topic in Internal Hardware forums, and post a link to this topic so they know what we tried.

 

-CKing


Edited by CKing123, 23 July 2016 - 04:30 PM.

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