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User Info: refmon

refmon
3 years ago#1
I don't know what the problem could be but whats the most common issues?
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#2
If it happens after a time, it could be heat and your video card is going to lower power mode to cool down.
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User Info: pothocket

pothocket
3 years ago#3
If you're using AMD turn off PhysX effects.
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User Info: refmon

refmon
3 years ago#4
SinisterSlay posted...
If it happens after a time, it could be heat and your video card is going to lower power mode to cool down.


It was fine two days ago but now right when I start a game its fps is cut in half. I'm also using nvidia
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#5
Turn off adaptive Vsync or any vsync and see if your framerate improves.
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User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#6
Other than things already explained above, other common problems I could think of:
- New startup program, did you installed something lately? It may eat up your available RAM and processor power.
-Overheating. Did you notice one of the usual fan noises in the PC went missing? If so, check if your CPU or GPU fans goes dead.

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 years ago#7
1.) First thing - run a malware/virus scan

2.) Run a program like Furmark and check your temperatures

3.) Try doing a fresh install of your current GPU driver, using Driver Cleaner to wipe out traces of previous driver.

4.) Did you install any new software/AV/malware suite recently? Check your running processes/services and CPU usage while playing a game.

5.) Check your CPU temperature

6.) Check that the supplemental power cable(s) is securely connected to your GPU and that your GPU is firmly seated in the PCI-E slot (it is possible, though not very likely for thermal expansion to cause expansion cards to move out of their slots a bit) - also check that your RAM is firmly seated in the DIMM slots.

7.) Ensure that you have all Windows updates installed/check recently installed Windows updates for possible conflicts.
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User Info: refmon

refmon
3 years ago#8
JKatarn posted...
1.) First thing - run a malware/virus scan

2.) Run a program like Furmark and check your temperatures

3.) Try doing a fresh install of your current GPU driver, using Driver Cleaner to wipe out traces of previous driver.

4.) Did you install any new software/AV/malware suite recently? Check your running processes/services and CPU usage while playing a game.

5.) Check your CPU temperature

6.) Check that the supplemental power cable(s) is securely connected to your GPU and that your GPU is firmly seated in the PCI-E slot (it is possible, though not very likely for thermal expansion to cause expansion cards to move out of their slots a bit) - also check that your RAM is firmly seated in the DIMM slots.

7.) Ensure that you have all Windows updates installed/check recently installed Windows updates for possible conflicts.


Thanks I'll do this all but I just got a special pool detected memory corruption error if that means anything
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 years ago#9
refmon posted...
JKatarn posted...
1.) First thing - run a malware/virus scan

2.) Run a program like Furmark and check your temperatures

3.) Try doing a fresh install of your current GPU driver, using Driver Cleaner to wipe out traces of previous driver.

4.) Did you install any new software/AV/malware suite recently? Check your running processes/services and CPU usage while playing a game.

5.) Check your CPU temperature

6.) Check that the supplemental power cable(s) is securely connected to your GPU and that your GPU is firmly seated in the PCI-E slot (it is possible, though not very likely for thermal expansion to cause expansion cards to move out of their slots a bit) - also check that your RAM is firmly seated in the DIMM slots.

7.) Ensure that you have all Windows updates installed/check recently installed Windows updates for possible conflicts.


Thanks I'll do this all but I just got a special pool detected memory corruption error if that means anything


That sounds like a RAM issue, I would burn off a MemTest86 disc and run at least 2/3 passes, preferably more if you want to be thorough, though typically if it doesn't find anything in 2 or 3 passes you're fine.
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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
3 years ago#10
JKatarn posted...
2.) Run a program like Furmark and check your temperatures


do this last, that stress-testing app isn't to be used flippantly.
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