(Posting this for a friend. Also, I'm not sure if this is the right area to post this. Mods- please move if it's wrong)
So, a little hard to come up with a good title for this, but here's the problem my friend is having.
First, his specs:
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(If that doesn't work, the basics are i7 7700k, gtx 1070, 16GB ram, and some kind of Cyberpower board, recently changed to something called ASRock. I've never heard of 'em, but it's not my board.)
So, this rig was running fine, able to get 60 fps in nearly everything. Then, he got a recent update (forced, of course, as is the windows 10 way). This update apparently included a 'fix' for the big spectre/meltdown thing. And by 'fix,' I mean it has crippled his rig. He can't achieve more than 20 FPS in games such as Destiny 2 and Ark, where before he was holding solid 60's. What he's tried so far:
-rolling back the update (failed, wouldn't let him do it)
- 'Resetting' Windows 10, keeping files (Didn't fix it either)
- changing some registry stuff to unfix the fix.
- update all drivers (Except BIOS, no updates for the Cyberpower board he was using.)
- Clean reinstall of windows 10 from an iso image. When he did this he kept the computer disconnected from the internet. This still didn't fix it.
And his most drastic change, he bought a new motherboard, an ASRock of some kind, and then applied the latest bios update for that board. This still hasn't solved the problem. I'm wondering personally if the GPU's more at fault here, but it would seem odd that it would start acting up after that specific windows update.
We're at a loss at this point what to try next. Anyone else experience this?
Edited by x2006charger, 09 May 2018 - 01:14 AM.