GPU stutters after MSI Afterburner Update?

Hi all!

I really need some serious help here guys! I have my PC for a year now and everything worked perfectly. Being cleaning thoroughly my PC every 2-3 weeks. I had installed Afterburner 4.1.1 and I've seen that 4.2 came out for a while and since I keep everything updated in my computer I said to update this as well. I have my MSI 970 Gaming overclocked (core voltage +12, core clock +150, memory +200 fan at 60%) So I saved my profile and did the update.

I haven't done anything else since then and suddenly I get stuttering all the time while the fps display shows 60!! Every game is unplayable! I did a clean install of the nvidia drivers, I uninstalled AB and reinstall the 4.1.1 version. I downclocked the GPU back at stock speed. Nothing works!!!!

Never had any problem with my computer and I am frustrated of what might have happened. I have the format as the last last option because I have many games, programs especially Skyrim with mods that would be a nightmare to organize them again. Any help would be deeply appreciated!!!!

Update: I've tried some movies and it stutters there as well!!!!

My specs are: i7 4790k, MSI 970 Gaming, Maximus Hero VII, 16 GB RAM, Seasonic 860 Platinum PSU.
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  1. And the award for the most overpowered psu.....joking mate, nice rig!

    Uninstall ab, don't keep settings, reinstall drivers and see if That helps?
  2. burgessanthony said:
    And the award for the most overpowered psu.....joking mate, nice rig!

    Uninstall ab, don't keep settings, reinstall drivers and see if That helps?


    Thank you man!! I know often PSU is overlooked so I went future proof .. :)

    Did that and nothing changed! I did a system restore, don't know if that could fix anything, still the same problem! My GPU, CPU temps are all normal nothing out of the ordinary. I am afraid that something happened with my GPU could that be the case? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
  3. Issue solved. I entered safe mode and used DDU to unistall drivers. Restart and then a clean install of the GPU drivers. Stutter removed. Too bad no one cared to give a help besides burgessanthony..
  4. No problem, glad to help. :) DDU is very good but must be done in safe mode yes - its always worth doing even when updating drivers I find (well with AMD anyway)
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