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Sudden FPS Drops in All Games

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March 8, 2013 8:26:28 AM

Hey Guys, I play games like battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, F1 2012, Hitman Absolution, Fifa 13, Shogun 2 and many more...

Since a week ago i've been experiencing FPS drops in all games be it single player or multiplayer...

For example - In Battlefield 3 I play on low graphic settings and get about 70-80 FPS on an average. But now i get FPS drops to 13-25 frames for 2-3 seconds in every few minutes and then back to normal..

This is happening in every game. What do i do ?

Is It a Hardware or a Software problem ?

This is my Rig :-

AMD FX 4100 OC'd @ 4.6 Ghz

ASUS NVIDIA 550Ti

ASUS MXA78L-M LX

CORSAIR CX 430

CORSAIR VENGEANCE 4GB

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March 8, 2013 9:00:47 AM

sounds like your cpu is throttling. check the heatsync and make sure it hasnt come loose or is not full of dust.
also have you been into bios and played about with the fan settings or installed something like afterburner?
get realtem and hwmonitor to make sure your temps are within spec.
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March 8, 2013 9:20:04 AM

HEXiT said:
sounds like your cpu is throttling. check the heatsync and make sure it hasnt come loose or is not full of dust.
also have you been into bios and played about with the fan settings or installed something like afterburner?
get realtem and hwmonitor to make sure your temps are within spec.



Yes i do have msi afterburner... the temps are ok.. while gaming they go to about 60c.. i have hwmonitor too... :\ fan speeds are fine .. just normal
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March 8, 2013 9:26:31 AM

then i would suggest you defrag your hdd, clean your registry then check for malware with malwarebytes and a good antivirus.
you may already have a decent 1 but none are 100% safe so using a different 1 now and again can catch things your normal 1 uses.
if your using norton, mcfee or microsoft security essentials then you need a better av like avira, bitdefender, nod32 as the 3 i have mention have very poor catch rates.
also if you have avast/avg your system may be scanning while you play so make sure your in gaming mode when you play games.
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March 8, 2013 10:31:59 AM

i have already defrag-ed the hdd, registry is clean .. ran the antivirus - kasperksky 2012.. no viruses found.. i even ran chkdsk on all drives... got no probs
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May 20, 2013 7:50:03 PM

I have the exact same problem , temps are fine , ran different av / anti malware softwares , multiple hdd defrags , underclocking ,overclocking . A billion different drivers.
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June 1, 2013 3:40:17 PM

after having a look about i see this is a common problem with this card and the 660ti. its likely down to not enough amps on the gpu power rail. try using a x2 molex to 6pin splitter and connect each molex up to a different power rail. hopefully this will power the card properly... i think you need 32-36 amps to run the card properly.
it sounds like your psu may be the culprit if its not grunty enough. it may have the minimum required wattage but as i say it may not have the amps as some are badly labled and give the peak power rather than the constant.
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June 26, 2013 2:04:24 AM

If the temps are ok then I know why this is happening . You have to check your motherboard CPU power support.For example if your Motherboard supports only 95w processors then your 125w processor wont work good and you will get fps drops in all games when the CPU starts working full power.A way to fix this is to lower the power consumption of your CPU which can be done in windows power settings or ATI control panel .It wont completely fix the problem but it will lower the fps drop.Anyway its not safe to have a 125w CPU in a 95w motherboard cause the CPU can damage the motherboard.Happy to help out.Shalom
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December 5, 2013 5:51:50 PM

Just try to see if your card it's @16x. It also happened to me, it was running @1x, i just removed it from the pci-e slot and put it back again, after some dust removal :D 
good luck!
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February 5, 2014 7:40:56 AM

So i had the same problem like you. At first everything ran very smoothly and without any fps drops. I played assassins creed black flag with 60 fps and league of legends with 110 fps. But then suddenly it became like unplayable. The fps dropped on AC to 10 and in league of legends to 30 it was really annoying to deal with it. I went to the web for help. And i found someone mention MALWAREBYTES to scan your pc. I did a quick scan and found 3 THREATS:

PUP.Optional.bandoo - from iLividsetup
PUP.Optional.bandoo - from iLividsetup (yes i had 2 of them)
PUP.Optional.softonic.A - from softonic downloader for video.

These 3 files were in my downloads map and were not really hidden. But my pc started to work fine again after i did the scan and had them removed.


I hope this helped someone
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July 7, 2014 2:49:18 AM

highburn said:
So i had the same problem like you. At first everything ran very smoothly and without any fps drops. I played assassins creed black flag with 60 fps and league of legends with 110 fps. But then suddenly it became like unplayable. The fps dropped on AC to 10 and in league of legends to 30 it was really annoying to deal with it. I went to the web for help. And i found someone mention MALWAREBYTES to scan your pc. I did a quick scan and found 3 THREATS:

PUP.Optional.bandoo - from iLividsetup
PUP.Optional.bandoo - from iLividsetup (yes i had 2 of them)
PUP.Optional.softonic.A - from softonic downloader for video.

These 3 files were in my downloads map and were not really hidden. But my pc started to work fine again after i did the scan and had them removed.


I hope this helped someone


thanks for the program i had the same issue and i tried MALWAREBYTES for myself..i had a malware problem!

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