Icyrhythms Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:59pm
Random performance drops that began a few weeks ago
This probably isn't the place to ask but I'm gonna give it a shot

A few weeks ago my PC began giving me issues. Performance drops in games like Left 4 Dead from a solid 60 down to 27FPS.

Just to give you an idea of what a joke this is for that game. My PC is as follows

i7 2600K, 8GB RAM, Samsung Pro SSD x2(which is what I put my games on)Intel 320 SSD, and an EVGA 4GB GTX 770.

I've tried everything. Complete clean of NVIDIA drivers.(did that a few times)Multiple fresh installs of Windows 7 and 8.1. Still, the issue continues. All that I can assume is that the issue is hardware related. Oh, it hasn't happened recently, but I was also getting BSOD a couple of times in the same week. Some research help on the official Windows forum lead me to understand I may have needed to update Sound Blaster Z drivers for my sound card after showing my .dmp file.

It's all very frustrating. I can't think of what the issue could be. My PC should murder a game like L4D. Instead I get random drops from 60 to 27 :-\

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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zexx11 Aug 23, 2014 @ 2:19pm 
Did you try using an older nvidia driver? I m using 337.88 np here.
Icyrhythms Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:02pm 
Yes I tried a couple of the older drivers.

One thing I forgot to mention before is that I was also having issues with turning on and off the power.(I guess because it hasn't happened for a few days but it happened again here about an hour ago)I boot up and everything turns on, but the monitor isn't getting a signal. After about 20 times, I finally get a signal on the monitor.
Cindy Lennox Aug 24, 2014 @ 10:53am 
Either Damaged Gpu or a Damaged PSU.
Ramsoos Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
I've also been getting performance drops as well, started about two weeks ago. I wonder if it's just a computer problem or if a recent patch has done it?
Icyrhythms Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:47pm 
None in my usual PC group are having issues. I think it's hardware related as stated by Cindy.
m30w Aug 24, 2014 @ 5:53pm 
Could be some random application sucking up all your cpu. Go into campaign and play for a bit, when it starts to slow down, idle then pop out and check task manager. Sit there and watch it for a while and make sure its not an application taking up all your cpu. Steam sometimes does this at random times, for me and others at least.
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Date Posted: Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:59pm
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