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May 26, 2014 6:14:08 PM

A few weeks ago my games suddenly started playing much worse than they usually did, for example league of legends could be played easily on the highest settings with a very high fps. Now i can play it on the highest settings but the fps is roughly 40.
Another example is skyrim, i could play it on ultra high graphics with tonnes of mods but now i can only run it on low settings with low fps.
Another minecraft, it can only run on about 40 fps with max settings.
Now both these games ran fine a few weeks ago (probably about 3 weeks ago) but randomly dropped one night.
What i have tried:
-ccleaner
-registry cleaners
-malware removing (wasn't any)
-reinstalling drivers
-physically taking the gpu out and back in.
-checking temperatures (they're fine)

I would just try a system restore but for some reason there weren't any restore points before the incident.
I don't know a lot about computers but more than the average person, i've been trying to fix this for a long time to no avail. This isn't an old computer (probably a month or two) and i don't want to have spent this much money building it when its running like an average pc.

GPU- VTX3D Radeon R9 280X
CPU- Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz
RAM- Patriot 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz Dual Channel DDR3 Viper 3
MOBO-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Intel Z87

Any ideas?
May 26, 2014 7:10:09 PM

checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.
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May 27, 2014 4:33:54 AM

Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.
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May 27, 2014 5:29:03 AM

ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.
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May 28, 2014 5:06:15 AM

Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?
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May 28, 2014 8:05:39 PM

ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle
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May 29, 2014 5:12:10 AM

Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle


I don't understand what that is? I have the AMD catalyst?

By the way i did another test similar to GPU-Z using a different software, these results are different?

http://gyazo.com/f8284cdd06c0a1c38ff8a5d041faf3b3
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May 29, 2014 5:44:11 PM

ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle


I don't understand what that is? I have the AMD catalyst?

By the way i did another test similar to GPU-Z using a different software, these results are different?

http://gyazo.com/f8284cdd06c0a1c38ff8a5d041faf3b3


since you can use amd mantle and it recognised your GPU its not because of your GPU.
did you install some apps before this incident. if yes then backup restoration or repairing your system with the windows DVD can solve your problem.
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May 31, 2014 5:41:16 AM

Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle


I don't understand what that is? I have the AMD catalyst?

By the way i did another test similar to GPU-Z using a different software, these results are different?

http://gyazo.com/f8284cdd06c0a1c38ff8a5d041faf3b3


since you can use amd mantle and it recognised your GPU its not because of your GPU.
did you install some apps before this incident. if yes then backup restoration or repairing your system with the windows DVD can solve your problem.


Was kinda hoping not to resort to that :/ 
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June 3, 2014 5:32:30 PM

Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle


I don't understand what that is? I have the AMD catalyst?

By the way i did another test similar to GPU-Z using a different software, these results are different?

http://gyazo.com/f8284cdd06c0a1c38ff8a5d041faf3b3


since you can use amd mantle and it recognised your GPU its not because of your GPU.
did you install some apps before this incident. if yes then backup restoration or repairing your system with the windows DVD can solve your problem.


I tried repairing it but it didnt work...is there a way to reset my system to a factory reset kind of condition, where only drivers/windows are installed?
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June 3, 2014 6:18:48 PM

ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
ijakent said:
Gaming God said:
checking temperatures (they're fine) ????
Are you sure? can you download GPU-Z and upload some screenshots of your temp while idling and while playing games.
Overheating can cause severe decrease in temperature

I would recommend that you clean your system and remove dust from fans, heat sink, or radiators if any.
Also remove the cpu cooler and remove the already present thermal compound from both the cpu and the heat sink and apply a new one. (I use OC diamond).

Overheating might be the main reason for your decrease in performance, since you have already updated drivers and did a decent cleaning.


I just thought that overheating would only take effect after a while of gaming, while this is straight away. As well as t being a fairly new system.

Anyway here are the results while idle (gpu for some reason not giving me results...)
Idle
http://gyazo.com/b3ada9a4519bd3543bbdfc4f45e47b5a

http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

Running a game
http://gyazo.com/52ac9aa39dd2172a2b4788626f9ad3a8

http://gyazo.com/43ce2959ae21e727d3d561ef888afdbb

Again i don't know why the gpu results say 0C.


try reinserting the gpu. this time apply a lot more pressure. this will fix the GPU at 0Mhz problem.
Make sure you have inserted the gpu into the PCI Express 16x slot running at 16x (the one nearest to the ZIF socket) and not the PCI Express 16x running at 4x speed.

if otherwise your gpu will get only half the bandwidth and thus lower power consumption and lower performance.


I tried taking it out and putting it back in with more pressure, but the results for the gpu-z test are the same. And it is in the 16x slot.
Could this be a problem with gpu hardware? or could this be a software issue?


are you able to access amd mantle


I don't understand what that is? I have the AMD catalyst?

By the way i did another test similar to GPU-Z using a different software, these results are different?

http://gyazo.com/f8284cdd06c0a1c38ff8a5d041faf3b3


since you can use amd mantle and it recognised your GPU its not because of your GPU.
did you install some apps before this incident. if yes then backup restoration or repairing your system with the windows DVD can solve your problem.


I tried repairing it but it didnt work...is there a way to reset my system to a factory reset kind of condition, where only drivers/windows are installed?

here's the tutorial for you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1857531/reset-window...

hope this solves your problem. Enjoy Gaming
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