All my games get a severe lag spike every couple minutes!

Right okay , basically in most games that I play on my PC I get these large lag spikes and when measured my FPS drops from 55-60 down to about 20-25 for around about 20 seconds, I see this mainly when playing GTA V online, I know for a fact its a graphical lag issue as you can tell the difference between internet/graphical lag, Here is my computer build

GPU - Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB

CPU - AMD FX 8350 Eight Core Processor

RAM - 16gb

I've had a look at my CPU usage while not gaming and its around 15-20%, not sure whether that is low or high for standard running or not but thought it might help!

I really hope that someone can tell me the problem with my system, hope to hear back soon!
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  1. What settings are you running at? Also, what is your monitor?
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  2. i am running at an average of high settings on most games which on my Nvidia Ge Force experience shows as optimal, my monitor is a 16:9 60Hz monitor
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  3. SkyGamer247 said:
    i am running at an average of high settings on most games which on my Nvidia Ge Force experience shows as optimal, my monitor is a 16:9 60Hz monitor


    Don't pay geforce experience optimal settings much attention. You're better off putting settings where they need to be game to game.

    You might have conflicting drivers. It's worth installing Display Driver Uninstaller to remove all drivers and then reinstalling only the latest
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  4. okay so I have just ran DDU in safe mode, reset my graphics drivers and uninstalled Nvidia drivers completely, installed the latest one and yet it still has lag? its like fine for about a minute then it goes down to about 20 FPS for like 20-30 seconds, its an annoying kinda lag
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  5. SkyGamer247 said:
    okay so I have just ran DDU in safe mode, reset my graphics drivers and uninstalled Nvidia drivers completely, installed the latest one and yet it still has lag? its like fine for about a minute then it goes down to about 20 FPS for like 20-30 seconds, its an annoying kinda lag


    Do the fans on your graphics card speed up when you get the frame loss?

    Also, what sort of temps are you getting
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  6. My temps are around 40-45 on every game, bought a bigger heat matrix that covers the CPU to keep it cooler and my gcard fans don't speed up at all, always constant
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  7. Sorry mate, out of ideas. Good luck!
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  8. had same with most other sites if I'm honest, its so weird
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