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PC not running at full potential.

I have a gtx 960 with an AMD Athlon 860x, and I can barely run csgo smoothly. This is very frustrating as you can image. I uninstalled and reinstalled all the display drivers and then jumped into overwatch and was actually able to play it at 80 fps. I then stopped to watch some youtube and when I started it back up I was getting 12 to 15 fps again. i then reinstalled all the driver again and nothing happened this time still just really bad performance. Please help with any suggestions or questions. Thank you. I am also running the game at 720p and the lowest graphics possible.
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  1. Okay first thing you need to do is post your full specs:
    CPU:
    COOLER (if applicable):
    MOBO:
    RAM:
    GPU:
    PSU:

    Create a restore point. Can you download this then run it and it will ask if you want to got to safe mode first which you select yes for then when your in safe mode load it up and clicked the Nvidia icon and wipe the drivers. Restart then go to the Geforce site and download the latest driver.
    http://www.guru3d.com/content-page/guru3d-driver-sweeper.html
  2. cpu: amd athlon 860k
    cooler: is the evo
    mobo:Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 mATX ATX DDR3 2133 NA Motherboards GA-F2A68HM-H
    ram:Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit\
    gpu: PNY geforce gtx 960
    psu:EVGA 500 W1 80+
    I have already used that program to reinstall everything and I know Im using the correct drivers. Reinstalling everything worked for about 30 mins then after closing overwatch and reopening it, it went back to doing very poorly again.
  3. Best answer
    Have you tried using/borrowing a friend's PSU/GPU?
  4. yea same problem. I had a 750ti before that had the same problem and I thought it was performing bad just because its cheap so I got the 960 and then i thought it was the cpu bottlenecking it but when I got good performance after reinstalling that confirmed its somewhere on the software side.
  5. found out that my cpu was running at 100% Thanks for all the help really appreciate it.
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