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January 29, 2014 2:14:25 PM

Hello~
I've noticed that when I'm playing games (such as Rust on Steam) the FPS will start off at 80-120 but will plummet after just 10 seconds and will stick around until I close out of the game completely and wait a few moments. Then the process repeats. My GPU is at 47c but the fps starts occurring immediately when my CPU his 60 degrees, so I'm assuming this is some sort of safety measure to prevent it from frying itself.

Any suggestions, please?

DXDIAG
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/29/2014, 16:17:26
Machine name: BVOSMIUM-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
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UPDATE: Typical idle is at 60c too. I'm not very knowledgeable with computers, so I'm wanting more ideas before I pursue anything.

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January 29, 2014 3:01:53 PM

What are your GPU and CPU models? Usually a Cpu starts to throttle it's performance to keep itself from overheating at temps of about 90C or above. Also check that your computer isn't clogged with dust as that can help increase temps.
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January 29, 2014 3:28:15 PM

AMD 6850 GPU and 8120 8-core processor at i think 3.1ghz
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January 29, 2014 3:37:39 PM

Your cpu has a max tamperature of 61C so it is throttling and affecting your fps, clean dust out of the heatsink if there is any and re seat the heatsink and re apply thermal paste (guides on google for that).
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January 29, 2014 3:48:32 PM

Thanks, I was going to do that but wanted any suggestions before dealing with all of that! How do you think the specs (besides the paste) perform in games? (Rust, World of Warcraft, etc...) Which parts should I consider upgrading?
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January 29, 2014 3:54:16 PM

As stated. 61 is max. Recommended, for a quality lifespan is 55. Many said/say that when the CPU hits 55c it starts to drop off dramatically in performance no matter the frequency. I never understood it. But reading your post made me think of it. I would definitely say it is a heat issue.
Is this with the stock cooler?
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January 29, 2014 3:57:38 PM

Also. You ask for parts. It is a big question. Best way to get an answer is to say in what budget range. =) I went from 2 HD6870´s crossfired to a 7950 and that gave me a serious boost.
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January 29, 2014 3:58:21 PM

Yes, I ordered this on NewEgg a while ago actually,

haven't changed any parts, everything in DXDIAG is accurate. Whenever it hits 60C it drops fps to 30 max. Anyone know about anything in the BIOS that I could check? Open to any and all suggestions at this point.
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January 29, 2014 4:00:40 PM

bvOsmium said:
Thanks, I was going to do that but wanted any suggestions before dealing with all of that! How do you think the specs (besides the paste) perform in games? (Rust, World of Warcraft, etc...) Which parts should I consider upgrading?


I have a 6850 myself and it works really well in medium-high settings in most games and a 8120 is a good cpu (almost equivalent to my i5 2400) but you should upgrade the gpu as it would be outdated in like 2 years imo. you should get a 7850/7950 or 670.
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January 29, 2014 4:02:05 PM

lobaman, so you think the lack of performance in my games is the thermal paste?
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January 29, 2014 4:03:54 PM

I would go for a CPU cooler first and foremost. Those temps, on stock is not very good. Like lobaman said. Clean out the rig and re apply thermalpaste. See if it helps. It should only be a little drop in the center of the CPU. Many put on too much and this actually makes it perform worse.
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January 29, 2014 4:08:52 PM

bvOsmium said:
lobaman, so you think the lack of performance in my games is the thermal paste?


No what is happening is that your cpu is getting too hot and slowing itself down to protect itself which = lower performance.I suggested the thermal paste because your current thermal paste could've dried up and made bad contact onto your cpu cooler and might be causing high temps.But if you have the stock cooler that came with the cpu it is not really good in cooling so you might want to invest in a aftermarket cpu cooler if replacing the thermal paste doesn't help
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January 29, 2014 4:10:35 PM

Alight, thank you. Can you point me in the right direction as far as cheap cpu coolers that would be effective?
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January 29, 2014 4:24:02 PM

And this replaces the fan + heatsink mounted above my processor, correct?
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