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What could be causing performance issues with a brand new GPU?

I just bought an Asus GTX 970 Turbo about a month ago and for the first 3 weeks it has been working perfectly but recently performance has completely dropped with a lower average FPS than it was doing originally, constant FPS spiking, and also a lot of instability in games causing crashes and other things.

My question is what could be causing this other than my GPU and if there is a way to find out for sure?
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  1. A poor quality / failing power supply can be the cause of this type of problem. List your brand and model and its age.
  2. Archaic59 said:
    A poor quality / failing power supply can be the cause of this type of problem. List your brand and model and its age.


    The power supply, But remember that CPU temperatures affect on this.
    Have a look with HWmonitor, check your temperatures..
    Also I totally agree with Archaic59, You'd have to list your PC build specs.
  3. PeterSa said:
    Archaic59 said:
    A poor quality / failing power supply can be the cause of this type of problem. List your brand and model and its age.


    The power supply, But remember that CPU temperatures affect on this.
    Have a look with HWmonitor, check your temperatures..
    Also I totally agree with Archaic59, You'd have to list your PC build specs.


    Agreed, high temperatures is definitely another potential problem to look into.
  4. CPU: AMD FX-8350

    GPU: Asus GTX 970 Turbo

    RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3

    Storage: 931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA)

    Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Rev 2

    Power Supply: 600W HMW ATX Power Supply XG-H600


    The GPU is a new addition but the PC itself was a pre built Cyber Power PC from best buy we got almost 2 years ago.
  5. Best answer
    Try older Nvidia drivers, newest drivers are usually buggy. Every other version just straight out sucks.
    After that, check for virus and malware. Malwarebytes and some free AV should take care of that.
    Check temps and remove dust from fans/system. By hand or with a can of pressurized air. Definately DON'T use vacuum cleaner, that equals death of the PC.
  6. did u check the bov/wg and that turbo? jk
    if it worked for 3 weeks fine and ur system is about 2 years old which i think is relatively new, id say rule out ur hardware for now and do a check on heat and voltage
    just keep in mind of anything new u introduced to the pc like hardware drivers, files, wires, apps, check ur program list and start from the most recent installed
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