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Please HELP me. GIGANTIC ISSUES WITH LAG

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May 19, 2013 10:21:15 AM

My computer has this problem in most games. I can play for a while and be absolutely fine but then it drops to 9 fps. It stays at 9 for quite a while and then stops and comes back a minute or two later.
My Specs:
EVGA Superclocked GTX 660 ti
AMD FX-8120
Corsair 16 GB RAM DDR3
Extremegear 700W Power Supply

At first I thought that it was my power supply but then after months of messing around and editing all of my pc's settings, nothing. Now i'm thinking that the problem is with heat because my fan speed never really go's up. There's a water cooler on the cpu too... I honestly am at the point where games have become practically unplayable because this is so frustrating. Please help me.

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May 19, 2013 10:24:29 AM

How are you GPU and CPU temps under full load. I doubt it is a PSU problem.
May 19, 2013 10:25:26 AM

Extremegear 700W Power Supply <----- this one
and the water cooler (i assume it is hydro cooler like corsair H60). it is problematic and mostly the pump failed
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May 19, 2013 10:59:39 AM

I agree, what are the temps?
May 19, 2013 11:49:15 AM

smeezekitty said:
How are you GPU and CPU temps under full load. I doubt it is a PSU problem.


The temps when idle is around 17-28C. Under full load the temps range from 40-60C and when the lag occurs, the temp drops back down to 30-40C
May 19, 2013 12:23:02 PM

4745454b said:
I agree, what are the temps?


The temps when idle is around 17-28C. Under full load the temps range from 40-60C and when the lag occurs, the temp drops back down to 30-40C

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May 19, 2013 8:03:46 PM
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60C might be your thermal throttle limit. The CPU slows down some, which causes the temps to fall back to 40C. This is good as the CPU won't burn itself up. This is bad for your frame rates however as they no longer receive data fast enough. You can try cleaning your CPU heatsink. With your mouth or a can of air, blow all the dust out/off of the heatsink. You can also remove the fan on most to clean the blades and the sink better. If the problem persist, as most of us are heading into summer, you might need to buy a new better heatsink.
May 19, 2013 8:25:06 PM

When cleaning out an old PC, I removed the fan and there was literally a thick layer of dust/grime blocking the heatsink fins completely.

Of course I am 3 cats and that room has a fireplace in it so that is probably atypical.
May 19, 2013 8:31:50 PM

My friend has my OLD S754 rig and he has a Bull Mastiff and two cats at his place. I HATE working on his computer. What's worse is I clean my computer at least 2-3 times a year. Open it up, wipe down what I can, cans of air, etc. Him? NEVER. Even though I keep telling him to. They really work best if you take care of them. Don't give them to much voltage, and PLEASE keep the temps down. Which does mean keeping them clean.
May 19, 2013 11:47:36 PM

4745454b said:
60C might be your thermal throttle limit. The CPU slows down some, which causes the temps to fall back to 40C. This is good as the CPU won't burn itself up. This is bad for your frame rates however as they no longer receive data fast enough. You can try cleaning your CPU heatsink. With your mouth or a can of air, blow all the dust out/off of the heatsink. You can also remove the fan on most to clean the blades and the sink better. If the problem persist, as most of us are heading into summer, you might need to buy a new better heatsink.


Thank you for the response but, I was really hoping for some kind of way to fix it forever. I don't know... is there anything an the BIOS that can help me?
May 20, 2013 6:35:21 AM

If the heatsink is clogged with dust then cleaning it will fix it forever. You'll just need to go in and keep cleaning it. How often depends on your environment. I have no pets/kids and my place is rather clean. 2-3 times a year is more then enough. My friend with the animals, he should probably go in every month.
May 20, 2013 4:05:35 PM

I changed my AMD AMP to disabled and my PC has never run better or cooler. Thanks for all who helped. I no longer have any throttling issues and my temps stay low at all times.
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