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FPS and power usage drops in all games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 15, 2013 4:18:25 AM

Frankly, this began when one of my wires was blocking my processor fan, it took a while to realize it and I was using my PC for couple of days with the fan being blocked.

At that time my core temperatures were 48-52 celcius and when it reached 52 the FPS and power usage drops began while playing games. After cooling itself down as much as possible then it started all over again and again.

Now, when the fan is rolling again, the temperatures are 36 celcius on idle and 44 under stress.

The FPS drops were supposed to end after discovering the issue with the blocked fan but now they started coming back, apparently when reaching 44 celcius.

Powers are constantly 104.50 W, on idle and stress, but when the drops begin, power drops to 46.00 W and framerate in games from about 60 to 5.

Why am I still having FPS drops, could it be that the processor fan broke down because of the wire? Some people have said that it's my powersupply instead of the possibly broken fan.

Win7 Home Premium x64
ASRock N68-GS3 UCC
AMD Athlon II X4 620 ~2.6
Geforce GTX 580
700W Coolermaster B700

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July 15, 2013 11:26:26 AM

The temps are just fine. Either its the PSU or GPU. Try another GPU to test.
July 27, 2013 12:55:29 PM

Fixed just did downgraded NVIDIA Drivers to 314,07 WHQL nothing anymore so problem fixed