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Random FPS Drops in Games

JarrettBishop

5 months ago

Hello, I’ve had this pc built for a week now and over the past few days have had the chance to play on it and have been thoroughly enjoying it... for the most part. Everything started off fine and coming from console I was ecstatic about getting 240 FPS. Then a couple days ago I started noticing I was getting random FPS drops. I was very confused at first and did some research and changed some optimizations within windows 10 and double checked all my drivers and then the problem seemed to be fixed only to have the same issue later on the very next day. Eventually I got frustrated and couldn’t find any issues and just got off and went to bed. Here we are today. Initially I got on and was immediately having the same FPS issues on one game, and then switched to another where everything was working fine for a few hours, and then the same issue occurred on that game. I’ve been trying to find out the issue for the past few hours and have ran multiple tests and tried multiple solutions for nothing to turn up, bringing me here in hopes that someone may have a solution for me.

The two games I referred to were Minecraft and Fortnite. I also play R6 Siege but haven’t noticed any issues on there yet, although I have played since the FPS issues started occurring. I do run shaders on Minecraft and generally get 60-90 FPS and with the shaders off I get 250+. Ever since the FPS issues started occurring though I average 20-30 with shaders with random FPS drops from 3-9. Without shaders it drops to around 30. For Fortnite I hardly ever go below 200. FPS (lowest settings) and now I’m averaging 170 with random FPS drops to 30 making the game unplayable in some circumstances. I’m just at a loss as to what could be causing this and don’t know what to do anymore. As far as temps go I average 30-40c idle and 45-60c under load. I’ve ensured all my drivers are up to date multiple times, ran a windows memory diagnostics test and cinebench 20. If anymore information is needed I would be happy to provide it but I could really use some help. Thanks in advance!

Scores: Cinebench 20- 2952 Unigine Heaven- 5493 (Direct3D11 - 1920x1080 - High)

Parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gNMZxr

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know why this setting influences FPS drops, but I had a similar issue where it seemed like my GPU was stuttering.

Find the "Windows Game Bar" setting in the OS and switch it to off. Also turn off "Windows Game Mode." The game bar utilizes a weirdly large portion of your processing capacity to enable recording and screenshot capability. Windows Game Mode automatically tries to optimize the PC for gaming, but does a terrible job of it.

Beyond that, you've got a clean looking build! I love the deepcool 240EX white version.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately disabling those settings is something I have already tried and has not helped. I really am confused as to what could cause such issues. I have disabled and optimized just about as much as i possibly could inside windows. Regardless, thanks for trying to help.

Beyond that, I definitely tried to make the build as clean as possible! Theres still a couple additions I would like to throw in, but that will be later on.

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