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Stuttering in all games



So I messed up and spilled some ginger tea (treating covid) on my pc case and it got all over the GPU and motherboard. As you would expect I instantly turned the pc off and grabbed some paper towels (only thing I used while cleaning) and started wiping everything. The backside of my GPU caught pretty much all of the liquid so i wiped it well. I left the PC to dry for 12 hrs. 

Thankfully I think I wiped everthing pretty quickly so the pc booted up fine after a few failed boots with the screen glitching (obviously GPU). 

So now I get to the actual point of this topic. I launched up some games and they ran just fine with the same fps. At this point I updated my GPU driver which might be part of the problem. The problem being huge stutter each minute in all games AND programs. Games freeze for up to 30 seconds sometimes. 

So here are my theories:

1. The most obvious is some damage may have been done by the spillage or some lefover dried up liquid is still on there.

2. The GPU driver update I mentioned earlier may have caused the stutter.


Thats really all I could think about.


Here are my specs:


CPU Intel Core i5 3470

GPU : ATI Radeon RX550/550 Series (Slight OC)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RAM  8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3                                                                         

Motherboard : MSI ZH77A-G41 (MS-7758)

HDD : 1TB Seagate 



Any help is really appreciated,




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Revert to the previous driver version. Then you'll have your answer.

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  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
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On 12/3/2020 at 5:03 PM, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Revert to the previous driver version. Then you'll have your answer.

Thanks for the reply really thought nobody was going to answer me. 

There is an update that i am doing right now.

I tried to play some Arma 3 which ran fine before but now I get 60 fps with unbelievable stutter whenever i turn the mouse.

I hope the update wil fix this.

If not im thinking of a factory reset.

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