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September 1, 2012 11:08:00 PM

All of a sudden, my fps in all games have decreased alot. I have done virus scans and rootkit scans, but no luck!
What is going on?

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a c 171 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 11:12:56 PM

CPU throttling due to heat build up because of too much dust on the heatsink?
September 1, 2012 11:13:13 PM

System specs would be nice, but I would check your graphics driver. Something could be going on there, and upgrading to the newest release/uninstalling and reinstalling might help.

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September 1, 2012 11:28:53 PM

4745454b said:
CPU throttling due to heat build up because of too much dust on the heatsink?

Ah yeah, i do see dust on my graphics card and my cpu cooler through the holes in my PC. I just get a dust filter. Thank you friend. I will just need compressed air? Or do i need to re do the thermal paste?
a c 171 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 11:35:49 PM

Cleaning the sinks with air should be fine. Don't know if it will fix your problem but clean parts never hurt. Getting temps and specs would be really helpful.
September 2, 2012 10:31:03 AM

4745454b said:
Cleaning the sinks with air should be fine. Don't know if it will fix your problem but clean parts never hurt. Getting temps and specs would be really helpful.

8gb of DDR3 RAM
6670 2GB
i5 2320 3.00ghz
4 cores
4 threads
Average temperature on all cores (0% load) = 41 degrees
Average Temperature on GPU = 42 degrees
High load on GPU = 56 degrees
high load on all cores = About 60 degrees
a c 171 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 11:58:02 AM

Doesn't look like CPU running that hot. Unless its throttling down to 60. It might be as 41c idle is rather high. Clean parts and see if its better.
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