Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Large FPS Drops in all games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
July 27, 2012 11:21:27 PM

Recently been getting fps drops from the usual 60+ in all games down to 8-15 fps. this happens after a period of time which by the look of things is random. and requires a system restart to fix. any insght on what could be causing this as i havnt found anything so far.

More about : large fps drops games

July 27, 2012 11:23:46 PM

What are your system specs, what resolution are you playing at, what are your drivers? Impossible to give you any help without at minimum having that info.
July 27, 2012 11:27:03 PM

BigMack70 said:
What are your system specs, what resolution are you playing at, what are your drivers? Impossible to give you any help without at minimum having that info.


will get right on adding that sorry.

AMD Phenom II X4 95 3.20Ghz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti
Resolution - 1920 x 1080

as far as im aware all my drivers are u to date according to Driver Detective.



Related resources
July 27, 2012 11:34:09 PM

had the oppurtunity to check temps last time a slowdown happened with speedfan and nothing was above the recommended temps. either 1-2 cooler or where right on the mark. but downloaded HWmonitor and will keep an eye out.
a b Î Nvidia
July 27, 2012 11:37:01 PM

So what were the numbers?
July 27, 2012 11:38:49 PM

gpu - 55
cpu - 45
hd0 - 28
mb - 27

As it only displays some as temp1 - temp2 etc im unsure f what they are but at the time

Temp1 - 46
Temp2 - 27
July 27, 2012 11:49:48 PM

is the fan dusty at all?
July 27, 2012 11:51:59 PM

Your GPU is only hitting 55C under load? That's hard to believe. Is that 55C idle (at desktop)?

Might want to use MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision (or similar) to monitor the temperature on the 560ti in-game, just to be sure your load temps are OK.

Are you getting any driver error messages? Are there any errors logged in your Windows error logs when this happens? (right click my computer --> manage --> event viewer --> windows logs --> application / system)

What is your power supply?
July 27, 2012 11:58:59 PM

around the time the slowdown started according to the logs "Diagnostic System Host service entered a stopped state" and just a few logs of services stopping/starting. and the GPU temp was with internet explorer (3 Tabs)/speedfan/windows live messenger and League of Legends (Ingame) running
July 28, 2012 12:01:41 AM

Also "The VSS Service is shutting down due to idle timeout"

once the fps drop occurs it carries on to all games until restart. IE videos/web pages still run fine.
July 28, 2012 12:08:32 AM

Driver detective and other driver updaters/registry boosters are garbage, you only need the "latest" drivers if you're having issues with the ones provided by the manufacturers website.

As the old expression goes... if it isn't broke, don't fix it.
July 28, 2012 12:09:59 AM

Was just using driver detective to see which drivers where outdated. i then downloaded the drivers from the official websites so i knew what i was getting.
July 28, 2012 12:11:07 AM

Opening the same problems as before before a slowdown has occured my GPU is sitting at around 65C jus to use as a refrence incase i got the original number wrong
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 12:36:44 PM

I'd reinstall windows, you've got something very wrong going on with your software and drivers. And I'm not talking about video drivers.
July 28, 2012 12:40:03 PM

This is a new install of widows :S re installed it about 3-4 days ago as this was happening before. didnt show up until a couple days after.
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 3:56:43 PM

Ok what programs did you install just before the issue started?
July 28, 2012 4:18:59 PM

Everything i have on the comp i had before the problem started i think but the same day the problem started i installed Java/speedfan. the day before was Malware Bytes/Microsot Visual C++ and Winrar. if any of those are known to case issues?
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 4:20:16 PM

Is malware bytes running all the time? If so, I'd try turning it off and try playing then.
July 28, 2012 6:22:46 PM

i disabled it when i installed it. so its not running on startup and i always exit it once its done.
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 6:32:10 PM

That's strange. The only thing I'd suspect now is a dying power supply. What model do you have?
July 28, 2012 6:33:32 PM

an way to check without opening up the unit?
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 6:48:47 PM

Nope, there isn't any other way! Didn't you see it when you installed your graphics card?
July 28, 2012 6:56:32 PM

Was about a year ago since the last time i saw it so cant really remember. but will have a look when i can
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 7:02:08 PM

Let us know!
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 7:49:03 PM

Yes I'd like to know the power supply as well. It could be either dying or might just suck.
July 28, 2012 8:28:53 PM

the info i managed to grab from the sticker was:

Winpower +PLUS
AD-E7/50AE - A5/A6
MaxPower - 750W
July 28, 2012 8:34:16 PM

seems i got the code wrong but heres a link to a page for the same one *see below link*
July 28, 2012 8:49:27 PM

There is a 100% chance that a 750W PSU for £30 is terrible. I'd recommend buying a new power supply of good quality (Corsair's TX, HX, and AX lines are my favorite but there's other good ones too), even if it turns out that isn't your problem.
July 28, 2012 11:47:21 PM

BigMack70 said:
There is a 100% chance that a 750W PSU for £30 is terrible. I'd recommend buying a new power supply of good quality (Corsair's TX, HX, and AX lines are my favorite but there's other good ones too), even if it turns out that isn't your problem.


Thanks. will look some stuff up and see what i can find.
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2012 11:48:10 PM

750W for that cheap? If thats not the problem, I would recommend something new anyway just for the computer's sake.

Corsair, Seasonic, and Antec always put out good stuff.
July 28, 2012 11:49:55 PM

just noticed that the onei linked is used. just wanted to link something to show what it was rather than where i got it. but ye will look at getting a new one just incase.
a b Î Nvidia
July 29, 2012 12:11:26 AM

Even if it doesnt solve your problem, its one problem you wont have to worry about in the future.
August 20, 2012 6:41:33 PM

jaffacake89 said:
just noticed that the onei linked is used. just wanted to link something to show what it was rather than where i got it. but ye will look at getting a new one just incase.



------------------------------------------------


I had the same issue, did monitor the temp on my PC and my GTX550ti operates between 55 to 60 Celsius on full load using a fan profile on "EVGA precision X" application.

This issue will not occur once I fully exit "EVGA precision X" or any similar software that I tried (like MSI afterburner, Asus SmartDoc) then restart my PC. Issue will not reoccur until i re-launch EVGA precision X again. Same result with MSI afterburner and Asus SmartDoc.

A GTX550Ti user also got this reply from EVGA support, see link below.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=366815.

Try uninstalling any clocking software like EVGA precision X, MSI afterburner and Asus SmartDoc, see if issue will re-occur on your end.

As much as I want to use the fan control on those clocking software, I am opted not to just for this framedrop issue not to occur again :( 
June 26, 2013 1:57:54 AM

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
!