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Sudden low frame rates and Blue Screen of Death

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January 28, 2014 7:55:30 PM

Something is seriously wrong with my computer. I usually play with everthing maxed out and I get around 40-60 fps. But lately all of sudden the frame rate drops to 1 for a few secounds and than pops back to its usual fps. This also happens when I´m using adobe premiere. The video exports fine but the vewier sometime gets clanky (Could the two frame rate drops be related?). This usually happens near a cross-disolve. I´m also getting BSOD, usually when runnig a game or right after I´ve finished running a game. I aslo get wierd textures while runing a game (not all game only Blacklist and Assasain´s creed IV), usually when its running on directx 11.

I´ve run test on the ram (just in case) and there where zero errors. I´ve cheched a diagnostic on the Hard Drive (also just in case) it was heathy. I´ve checked the clock frecuency while runing a game, the Boost is a little above averege but a I heard that that´s fine. I run Anit-virus scan it found some viruses, that´s it, things didn´t get better. I´m runnig Malware scan right now, I´ll update that latter...

Well, any help will be apreciated... I´ll leave my specs...

Core i7-3820 @ 3.6 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-X74-Up$
8 GB memory
GTX 660 TI
January 29, 2014 2:22:39 AM

I'm thinking thermal issues, when was the last time the PC was physically cleaned out thoroughly? If it has been a while, I will suggest doing that and emphasizing the graphics card, PSU and under/through all heatsinks
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January 29, 2014 5:40:49 AM

The Temperature is fine, it´s about 33 when idle and about 50 when running a game... I also recently cleaned the machine so I don´t think thats the problem...
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January 29, 2014 5:47:14 AM

Shucks, I'll suggest running your virus scans and malware scans again in "safe mode", then once again afterwards with windows loaded normally. Some malware can suppress scans which hopefully won't get loaded in safe mode.
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January 29, 2014 6:17:16 AM

Is the 33c-50c the CPU temps? What are the GPU temps under load?
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February 4, 2014 3:19:28 PM

Until recentlly the temps of the GPU where 33c-50c (30 when idle... 50 under load)... And the ones for the Cpu where around 35c-40c when idle... But I just Restarted my machine (got a blue screen of death while I restarted) and when it started up again my Gpu is workiing 99% with no games on... the Cpu is working around 14%-20%... when its usully around 5%- 10%... and its temps are around 50c... Its just wierd...
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February 5, 2014 5:02:30 AM

I'm thinking a possible bot attack here - you may be bitmining for someone else. Do your resources (notably graphics) stay peaked? If so you may need to do a complete system restore to get rid of it.
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February 5, 2014 8:07:08 AM

Yes its always peaked, especially the gpu... Even when I disconect the internent... Wouldn´t that stop a Bot attack??
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February 5, 2014 8:35:43 AM

I just turned restarted the computer with the ethernet cable unplugged... Didn´t get a peak in the GPU or the CPU... did it again with the ethernet plugged in this time everthing peaked... So I guess I have to reformormat the machine...
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February 5, 2014 11:08:25 AM

You might be hacked. I would reinstall windows ASAP.
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February 5, 2014 11:30:10 AM

Yea thats what I´m gonna do... What can I do to aviod this from happening again?
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February 5, 2014 11:32:07 AM

To be honest, not much. Those people smart enough to do this can get around basically anything.
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February 5, 2014 11:34:57 AM

Jackie Coogan said:
Yes its always peaked, especially the gpu... Even when I disconect the internent... Wouldn´t that stop a Bot attack??

Once the program has it's work unit(s) (or whatever it's called in bitmining), the computer can run that autonomously - no connection needed but, it seems that it does need the connection in order to get the work and (of course) to report.

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February 5, 2014 11:37:14 AM

C12Friedman said:
Jackie Coogan said:
Yes its always peaked, especially the gpu... Even when I disconect the internent... Wouldn´t that stop a Bot attack??

Once the program has it's work unit(s) (or whatever it's called in bitmining), the computer can run that autonomously - no connection needed but, it seems that it does need the connection in order to get the work and (of course) to report.



This is correct. If someone stole your computer for bit-mining, they only need to connect to it once. All their money/ code/ whatever will be stored on your computer and they can re-connect whenever they please to take it. No constant internet connection is needed.
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February 11, 2014 7:39:19 PM

Sooooo... I reinistalled windows, but I´m still having trouble with the Blue Screen of Death... it usually happens when the gou is stressed... like when playing games... or the other time a tried out bitmining and my comoputer crashed twice... could something be wrong with the card?
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February 11, 2014 7:49:04 PM

Could be something wrong with the card but I might suggest trying the other PCIe x16 slot just as a matter of course
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