I started noticing recently that whenever I played games I was getting significantly lower fps that I used to.
Overwatch- 220-240 fps, low settings
League of Legends- 250-260 fps, low-medium settings
WoW- 150 fps, medium high settings
Overwatch- 135-155 fps, low settings
League of Legends- 120-145 fps, low-medium settings
WoW- 90 fps, medium high settings
I opened task manager while running the games and realized that my gpu was significantly under performing, before running at about 85-100% on most games, now it only ran at 15% while playing OW, 12% in LoL, and 13% in WoW...
But my cpu that once ran at about 35-50% on most games, is now maxed out at 100%. I think for some reason my games are running directly off my integrated graphics in my Alienware laptop. I've tried going into the Nvidia control panel, changed all the settings to use my gpu, I also checked that my laptop is optimized for performance not battery. Still nothing and the only thing I could find online was to re-install Windows. Please help me!,
Here are the specs of the machine:
Alienware 17 R4
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
i7-7700HQ @ 2.8ghz base
GTX 1070 (Driver version 430.64)