Hey all, I'm new here so forgive me if I'm missing some details in this first post.
I have a gaming rig I built less than two years ago that's been running into some major performance issues in the past couple of weeks.
Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1333MHz (ram)
MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) (MB)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (Gigabyte)
The problems started when I experimented with overclocking. I thought I had it down fine then one night I went out and came back and my system had reverted to a very old back up. Whether it was just a coincidence or not, around the same exact time my SSD (which I was running my Windows install off of ) started dying. It would load about 50% of the time upon boot until I finally put the final nail in the coffin by updating the drivers. (I'm sending it back for warranty, so I should get a new one before too long.) Since then, I've wiped and did a fresh install of Windows on my 2TB hard drive.
The problem is just very slow performance, both in and outside of games. I've noticed sometimes right when I boot up my disk usage will be at 100%, and this will also be the case many times during gaming.Though I can't confirm this is the issue, as I've had this choppiness even when my disk usage (and other system processes) are running normally. When the disk usage is up ridiculously high, it's usually by the System process, Super Fetch, Antimalware Executable or a similar program. Games I used to be able to run flawlessly such as Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Hold fast Nations at War (games my PC should run no problem) are now incredibly choppy, dropping lower than 20 fps at times. Furthermore, changing the graphics does nothing to affect performance.
The strange thing about the issue is, some times, even for entire days the computer will run absolutely fine. Games that I couldn't play hours earlier suddenly run 100% fine again. And then, after awhile, the performance goes back down without reason. I can't identify any programs that could be causing the drops.
I've tried doing a fresh install of windows, got the smart data for my HDD to confirm that it's not damaged, Getting all the latest windows/driver updates, Running every possible virus scanner and cleaner I can think, defragging, updating the bios and checking manually for hardware connection problems, turning off the Nvidia and Windows Gaming overlays, I'm at a loss of what else there is I could do or what could be causing the issue.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Edited by fooflinger, 30 October 2017 - 04:01 PM.