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Lag spikes...i need ffing help

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By the way, this was caused by the CPU overheating and downclocking itself. It was fixed by cleaning the heatsink and applying new thermal paste.

Hello.

I've spent the last week thinking and monitoring but I can't really come to a solution. On most of my games, I am getting these weird fps drops. Let's say I am playing GTA V on the settings I always play on, averaging about 70 fps, then the fps drop to about 20 for a minute and go back up again. That happens in multiple games, in some more than others. I also can't stream anymore, I used to love to stream MSC, but now I get these drops.

So, my rig isn't really high end but it is still good. It's got an FX-8370 Wraith that is usually running 4,5 GHz, MSI GTX 1050TI running about 1920mHz (no voltage increase), 8 GB of HyperX Fury RAM, 1TB Western Digital HDD. I have this overclock since last year and at the time I did a lot of testing to make sure it's fine, so I don't think the problem is caused by that. I also took it off to see if that helps, it didn't.

 

I have spent the most of the week monitoring sh*t and I really haven't gotten to a conclusion. GPU temps are fine, CPU temps are mostly fine as well, I defragmented the hard drive and optimized it. The interesting thing about these drops is that when they happen, the usage seems to go down. MSC isn't really much for this computer, but I'm still playing on 20fps with 50% CPU usage, 30% GPU usage, 53% RAM and 3% disc.

I checked the BIOS, all seems fine with that.

Usually, when something is causing the system to lag, you can see what is getting the most usage and need upgrading/changing. This time I've got no idea.

 

In some games, the drops don't happen tho, the most interesting of them- Rust. Rust usually tends to be one of the games that really take a lot from your computer, but here it is good. I can play it on ''Good'' graphics settings with steady 58-60fps without any drops, even tho it maxes out my CPU and GPU usage.

 

I was thinking of past problems that might have caused this and the only thing I can remember is that sometimes under hard use I would get a bluescreen, that would usually be when playing Rust or GTA V and would be either the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD or the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD. I don't remember how I fixed that at the time, but I did and I haven't had them ever since (it was 'bout a year ago).

 

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

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By the way, this was caused by the CPU overheating and downclocking itself. It was fixed by cleaning the heatsink and applying new thermal paste.

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