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[SUPPORT] FPS loss after GPU upgrade

Greetings, I upgraded my GPU a while ago to an nvidia geforce 1070 started to suffer from what I would call "Low FPS Syndrome". I'm currently laying around 15 min fps to 80 max fps in counter strike global offensive. (other games are effected as well). I've made sure to uninstall my old GPU drivers by reinstalling nvidia geforce experience as suggested and after that install my new drivers. I've also made sure my bios and my other component drivers are where they should be. Please help, I can no longer stand playing games looking like GIFS.

This also for some reason effected my youtube experience where my screen sometimes freezes, crashes my browser (chrome) and when it starts responding again the video field of the website is green. That alone is the only website whit this kind of behavior.
I also scan my computer for viruses about once a week.


Been checking out different posts about the subject here however with little success.
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  1. Whats your CPU temps at idle and when gaming?
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    It's been mentioned that the CPU determines the theoretical maximum fps your PC can achieve. Since it wasn't the CPU you upgraded I would expect any fps gain to be minimal. Here the GPU is effectively requesting the CPU to work harder to keep up (which it can't). In short, the system is unbalanced for gaming experience (or to put it another way, the CPU is a bottleneck). You could try lowering the resolution at the risk of scaling problems and see if there's an fps boost. Truthfully, for the fps boost you're looking for you would need to upgrade your CPU.

    As for the Youtube thing, I think that's completely separate to the fps issue you have. Might be worth going into Chrome's settings and see if hardware acceleration is selected or not. There were odd graphical issues concerning hardware acceleration a while back which involved deselecting the option.
  3. RobCrezz said:
    Whats your CPU temps at idle and when gaming?



    Cpu temp laying at 94-100 Celsius while gaming and about the same as idle.
  4. Obakasama said:
    It's been mentioned that the CPU determines the theoretical maximum fps your PC can achieve. Since it wasn't the CPU you upgraded I would expect any fps gain to be minimal. Here the GPU is effectively requesting the CPU to work harder to keep up (which it can't). In short, the system is unbalanced for gaming experience (or to put it another way, the CPU is a bottleneck). You could try lowering the resolution at the risk of scaling problems and see if there's an fps boost. Truthfully, for the fps boost you're looking for you would need to upgrade your CPU.

    As for the Youtube thing, I think that's completely separate to the fps issue you have. Might be worth going into Chrome's settings and see if hardware acceleration is selected or not. There were odd graphical issues concerning hardware acceleration a while back which involved deselecting the option.


    Then it was as I feared, well I guess I'd just keep on saving up *cheers* :') Thanks.
    And your idea on how to fix my youtube problem worked perfectly. I can now skip forward with no fear of restarting chrome all together!
  5. BigDiqJoe said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Whats your CPU temps at idle and when gaming?



    Cpu temp laying at 94-100 Celsius while gaming and about the same as idle.


    That's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high.

    It should be below 75 in all cases. Check your CPU heatsink for dust or re-apply thermal paste.
  6. RCFProd said:


    That's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high.

    It should be below 75 in all cases. Check your CPU heatsink for dust or re-apply thermal paste.


    I honestly don't think that would do to much, added new thermal paste around 3 weeks ago and I also dusted it at that point and I do not remember that making a difference.. I guess I just have to choke my wallet once again for a motherboard since I have a i7 laying around waiting on being used.
  7. Plenty of people I helped here had their temperatures go from ~100 to 60-70 by removing dust from the cooler, it can be that significant. Doesn't seem to be in your case though. CPU Cooler attached properly, 100% sure?
  8. Your CPU is overheating like crazy and throttling, that would be the cause of your performance issue. Cooler must not be mounted right.
  9. As the others have mentioned something sounds off with the temperatures, especially when it's mentioned there's little difference between idle and load temperatures. If thermal paste was changed recently then we assume the correct amount was used (size of a pea), which would rule that out. RobCrezz's and RCFProd's suggestions are worth looking into for a relatively easy fix. (I would add checking whether the fan(s) spin.)
  10. RCFProd said:
    Plenty of people I helped here had their temperatures go from ~100 to 60-70 by removing dust from the cooler, it can be that significant. Doesn't seem to be in your case though. CPU Cooler attached properly, 100% sure?


    Yeah I'm sure, I always give it a go without the case whenever I've tamperd with it to make sure every visable starting object works, including the CPU fan. But I may add that the fan I currently use for my CPU is the default one that they package with the CPU itself.
  11. RobCrezz said:
    Your CPU is overheating like crazy and throttling, that would be the cause of your performance issue. Cooler must not be mounted right.


    Could it not be because of the GPU pushing it to hard? Because I am positiv that its working and mounted correctly.
  12. Obakasama said:
    As the others have mentioned something sounds off with the temperatures, especially when it's mentioned there's little difference between idle and load temperatures. If thermal paste was changed recently then we assume the correct amount was used (size of a pea), which would rule that out. RobCrezz's and RCFProd's suggestions are worth looking into for a relatively easy fix. (I would add checking whether the fan(s) spin.)



    I remember watching a linustechtips video about all the different thermal paste methods and its difference in performance (close to none) however yes I did use myself of the "pea". But I can possibly dig out another fan from an other case that might preforme a bit better then a default CPU fan.
  13. BigDiqJoe said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Your CPU is overheating like crazy and throttling, that would be the cause of your performance issue. Cooler must not be mounted right.


    Could it not be because of the GPU pushing it to hard? Because I am positiv that its working and mounted correctly.


    No. With your temps it is not working and mounted correctly. Is the fan spinning ok? have you checked the pushpins are locked in (it has to hold it tight to the motherboard).
  14. RobCrezz said:

    No. With your temps it is not working and mounted correctly. Is the fan spinning ok? have you checked the pushpins are locked in (it has to hold it tight to the motherboard).


    After making this thread I opend up an older case of mine to get that cpu fan, (cooler master) now I am at 45 Celsius instead of the 90 range. However that did not change my FPS problem, so I'm guessing that its the CPU that in general is to weak for my graphic card as someone mentioned earlier.
  15. Yeah its absolutly too weak for a 1070, thats a high end gpu, with a low end cpu. Im surprised you didnt see an improvement after fixing the cooling though.
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