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Nvidia GTX 560M performance is throttling, constantly

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September 23, 2013 1:49:35 AM

I see others who have this problem, it's terrible. i get maybe 10 seconds fast FPS, then bam! FPS dropps to like 10-15 FPS for about 30-40 seconds.. then out of nowhere it flips back to fast FPS . It does this over and over, not related to heat, not related to 3D settings, for soem reason the card is self throtting or something. It's reducing the pewrfoirmance on its own regardless oof my power settings. i have an MSI laptop, 12GB ram, gtx 560M, and i7-2630QM processor.

I know someone must know how to diagnose or solve this issue. please help!
September 23, 2013 2:01:47 AM

Check your temps and post them here.
What is your FULL laptop model?
Is it still under warranty?
What games is this happening in?

We need more info...
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September 23, 2013 2:06:05 AM

Have you got an up-to-date antivirus? That behaviour is akin to the bitmining virus that has been going around.
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September 23, 2013 2:10:31 AM

iits not a heat issue or antiivirus (i use MSE). here is a full rundown of speccs

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/O4lAbmz8P3UWG7G1VOrq...

. my laptop had this problem on a fresh install, so its not an antivirus, search indexing or other service, I don't think. its lighting fast, then abruptly slow, for 1-3 minutesd, not sure, then it switches to fast. it behaves like a hot GPU stepping down performance, but iits not.
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September 23, 2013 2:13:29 AM

Yeah its overheating.


Caches
L1 Data Cache Size: 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size: 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size: 4 x 256 KBytes
L3 Unified Cache Size: 6144 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed: 2594.5 MHz
Multiplier: x 26.0
Bus Speed: 99.8 MHz
Temperature: 93 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 0
Thread 2
APIC ID: 1
Core 1
Core Speed: 2594.5 MHz
Multiplier: x 26.0
Bus Speed: 99.8 MHz
Temperature: 91 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 2
Thread 2
APIC ID: 3
Core 2
Core Speed: 2594.5 MHz
Multiplier: x 26.0
Bus Speed: 99.8 MHz
Temperature: 89 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 4
Thread 2
APIC ID: 5
Core 3
Core Speed: 2594.5 MHz
Multiplier: x 26.0
Bus Speed: 99.8 MHz
Temperature: 92 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID: 6
Thread 2
APIC ID: 7
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September 23, 2013 2:18:53 AM

so i use a usb laptop fan (under the laptop) i clean the venyts, anything else I can do? also, this problem happens even when computer has beeen off, and isnt running hot... it also has a 'turbo' button, not sure if having it on is better?
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September 23, 2013 2:26:40 AM

my temp is always between 80-95 degrees is that crazy hot? i havee internal fans always maxxed, and an external fan underneath. I clean the vents from the outside, dont know if theres an internal blockage?
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September 23, 2013 2:31:07 AM

A quick google search shows that throttling occurs in the high 70's with the 560M. I suggest you try disabling turbo mode on CPU to reduce overall temperatures and see what effect that has. Also, you need more fans!
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September 23, 2013 2:31:11 AM

p1ll said:
my temp is always between 80-95 degrees is that crazy hot? i havee internal fans always maxxed, and an external fan underneath. I clean the vents from the outside, dont know if theres an internal blockage?


Is it under warranty? If so take it back and tell them wtf with overheating.

On a laptop you do not want to exceed 90C, that is when the CPU will start throttling.
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September 23, 2013 2:51:22 AM

thanks for your help!
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September 23, 2013 2:53:15 AM

p1ll said:
thanks for your help!


No problem... Sending it back?
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September 23, 2013 8:02:24 PM

i bought it at best buy in 2011, i think i am outa luck :)  going to try the turbo off and.. maybe unscrew it and REALLY clean it out :) 
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