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Hi everybody,

 

As of recently I have noticed that while playing games there are horrible frame stutterings despite a high fps counter. The PC seems to be running a bit slower as well.

 

I have seen a process in task manager called 'System Interrupts" which is using 40%-50% of my CPU at all times, but once I am tabbed into task manager, it slowly stops using as much and only uses 2%, only to go back up once i have a different tab open like Steam or Firefox.

I have tried reapplying the thermal compound to no effect. 

 

My specs are NVidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU, AMD fx-6300 CPU, 8GB of RAM, ASUS 980DE3/U3S3 motherboard

 

I have not seen any straightforward answers on other forums and any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks

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2 minutes ago, PerryT78 said:

The PC seems to be running a bit slower as well.

Start by disabling background tasks like Antivirus software, maybe Discord, etc. Set your PC's power plan to high performance and see what happens. 

 

What CPU and graphics card do you have? Maybe your CPU is just too weak for certain tasks.

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3 minutes ago, Geography said:

Start by disabling background tasks like Antivirus software, maybe Discord, etc. Set your PC's power plan to high performance and see what happens. 

 

What CPU and graphics card do you have? Maybe your CPU is just too weak for certain tasks.

Sorry I just put my specs above.

I have already tried disabling background tasks and unnecessary startup programs and I also set my power plan to high performance.

None of these have worked, does this seem like a hardware issue?

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@PerryT78

Just asking so we have the info - what temps during this?  

 

If you do not find a solution the first thing I would do is reinstall Windows.

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8 minutes ago, PerryT78 said:

Sorry I just put my specs above.

I have already tried disabling background tasks and unnecessary startup programs and I also set my power plan to high performance.

None of these have worked, does this seem like a hardware issue?

Is it only during games? (and check the temps as well.) HWiNFO64 would probably help as well. 

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If it's just games, it's probably the Nvidia driver being updated. We had reports of similar issues with the default Win10 Nvidia driver. A run of DDU and the most recent stable drivers is probably on tap.

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52 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

@PerryT78

Just asking so we have the info - what temps during this?  

 

If you do not find a solution the first thing I would do is reinstall Windows.

Just sitting Idle on the desktop, the 6 core temps are at 11-12 degrees C. 

After some laggy gameplay of the witcher 3 for about 20 minutes the temps rose slightly to 22 degrees C.

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I would try a driver clean with DDU Uninstaller and install the latest nvidia drivers that support your GPU. It's either windows, or the gpu drivers, doing that will eliminate the ladder as the problems, and if it's Windows... Well, that's fun. 

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