Stuttering in games

Since this summer I have been experiencing problems while playing games; My frame rate drops drastically (from 200 to 100 in Overwatch), the game starts to stutter heavily and becomes unplayable for a few seconds (around 6 s), then everything is back to normal. It seems to happen at random times, but it's always under heavy load; lots of stuff happening at the same time within a game. I mostly play Overwatch on my pc, but it also happened when playing Dark Souls 3, so I don't think it's OW related. The frame drop seems unrelated and more of a side effect, because I play on a 75 Hz monitor with freesync, so I shouldn't even be able to observe a frame drop from 200 to 100 in OW.I have done some temperature observations several times when playing games: CPU has a temp between 45 C and 55 C, the GPU between 63 - 69 C. These temps seem normal to me, and shouldn't be the issue, but the symptoms look like throttling.Recently (august) I have installed a new motherboard, RAM, CPU and did a clean install of windows 10. Before and after the install the problems stayed the same. I think I still have a warranty on my video card, which I suspect being the problem. The video card is from February 2016. the oldest parts of my PC are the PSU, SSD and HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, so is Overwatch, but not Dark Souls 3. I'm not sure how old these parts are but at least several years old.

Computer Specs (PSU, GPU, CPU, RAM, Motherboard)


What I've tried so far to resolve the issue
Installed new motherboard, cpu, ram.
Clean install of windows 10.
Play games on only 1 monitor, with only the monitor and pc in the wall socket.
Close every program on pc except: the game I was playing(exited steam, blizzard app), Avira (virus scanner), SteelSeries engine (mouse), Radeon setting.
Ran CrystalDisk: https://imgur.com/a/6Oygc
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  1. ingmar.demare said:
    Since this summer I have been experiencing problems while playing games; My frame rate drops drastically (from 200 to 100 in Overwatch), the game starts to stutter heavily and becomes unplayable for a few seconds (around 6 s), then everything is back to normal. It seems to happen at random times, but it's always under heavy load; lots of stuff happening at the same time within a game. I mostly play Overwatch on my pc, but it also happened when playing Dark Souls 3, so I don't think it's OW related. The frame drop seems unrelated and more of a side effect, because I play on a 75 Hz monitor with freesync, so I shouldn't even be able to observe a frame drop from 200 to 100 in OW.I have done some temperature observations several times when playing games: CPU has a temp between 45 C and 55 C, the GPU between 63 - 69 C. These temps seem normal to me, and shouldn't be the issue, but the symptoms look like throttling.Recently (august) I have installed a new motherboard, RAM, CPU and did a clean install of windows 10. Before and after the install the problems stayed the same. I think I still have a warranty on my video card, which I suspect being the problem. The video card is from February 2016. the oldest parts of my PC are the PSU, SSD and HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, so is Overwatch, but not Dark Souls 3. I'm not sure how old these parts are but at least several years old.

    Computer Specs (PSU, GPU, CPU, RAM, Motherboard)


    What I've tried so far to resolve the issue
    Installed new motherboard, cpu, ram.
    Clean install of windows 10.
    Play games on only 1 monitor, with only the monitor and pc in the wall socket.
    Close every program on pc except: the game I was playing(exited steam, blizzard app), Avira (virus scanner), SteelSeries engine (mouse), Radeon setting.
    Ran CrystalDisk: https://imgur.com/a/6Oygc


    Definitely sounds to me like the gpu is getting too hot, but those temps seem fine. Can you try running the Heaven benchmark? It will give you temps on screen while it's running.
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  2. wiseoxejah said:
    ingmar.demare said:
    Since this summer I have been experiencing problems while playing games; My frame rate drops drastically (from 200 to 100 in Overwatch), the game starts to stutter heavily and becomes unplayable for a few seconds (around 6 s), then everything is back to normal. It seems to happen at random times, but it's always under heavy load; lots of stuff happening at the same time within a game. I mostly play Overwatch on my pc, but it also happened when playing Dark Souls 3, so I don't think it's OW related. The frame drop seems unrelated and more of a side effect, because I play on a 75 Hz monitor with freesync, so I shouldn't even be able to observe a frame drop from 200 to 100 in OW.I have done some temperature observations several times when playing games: CPU has a temp between 45 C and 55 C, the GPU between 63 - 69 C. These temps seem normal to me, and shouldn't be the issue, but the symptoms look like throttling.Recently (august) I have installed a new motherboard, RAM, CPU and did a clean install of windows 10. Before and after the install the problems stayed the same. I think I still have a warranty on my video card, which I suspect being the problem. The video card is from February 2016. the oldest parts of my PC are the PSU, SSD and HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, so is Overwatch, but not Dark Souls 3. I'm not sure how old these parts are but at least several years old.

    Computer Specs (PSU, GPU, CPU, RAM, Motherboard)


    What I've tried so far to resolve the issue
    Installed new motherboard, cpu, ram.
    Clean install of windows 10.
    Play games on only 1 monitor, with only the monitor and pc in the wall socket.
    Close every program on pc except: the game I was playing(exited steam, blizzard app), Avira (virus scanner), SteelSeries engine (mouse), Radeon setting.
    Ran CrystalDisk: https://imgur.com/a/6Oygc


    Definitely sounds to me like the gpu is getting too hot, but those temps seem fine. Can you try running the Heaven benchmark? It will give you temps on screen while it's running.


    I did the benchmark, but it didn't show my temps, so I ran HWMonitor next to it.

    https://imgur.com/a/U2mtJ

    Temps seem the same as when playing games. The fps seems about fine, but I had some lagging and it wasn't smooth at all. I'm not sure if it's the same a when playing games, because I didn't control the camera.
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  3. ingmar.demare said:
    wiseoxejah said:
    ingmar.demare said:
    Since this summer I have been experiencing problems while playing games; My frame rate drops drastically (from 200 to 100 in Overwatch), the game starts to stutter heavily and becomes unplayable for a few seconds (around 6 s), then everything is back to normal. It seems to happen at random times, but it's always under heavy load; lots of stuff happening at the same time within a game. I mostly play Overwatch on my pc, but it also happened when playing Dark Souls 3, so I don't think it's OW related. The frame drop seems unrelated and more of a side effect, because I play on a 75 Hz monitor with freesync, so I shouldn't even be able to observe a frame drop from 200 to 100 in OW.I have done some temperature observations several times when playing games: CPU has a temp between 45 C and 55 C, the GPU between 63 - 69 C. These temps seem normal to me, and shouldn't be the issue, but the symptoms look like throttling.Recently (august) I have installed a new motherboard, RAM, CPU and did a clean install of windows 10. Before and after the install the problems stayed the same. I think I still have a warranty on my video card, which I suspect being the problem. The video card is from February 2016. the oldest parts of my PC are the PSU, SSD and HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, so is Overwatch, but not Dark Souls 3. I'm not sure how old these parts are but at least several years old.

    Computer Specs (PSU, GPU, CPU, RAM, Motherboard)


    What I've tried so far to resolve the issue
    Installed new motherboard, cpu, ram.
    Clean install of windows 10.
    Play games on only 1 monitor, with only the monitor and pc in the wall socket.
    Close every program on pc except: the game I was playing(exited steam, blizzard app), Avira (virus scanner), SteelSeries engine (mouse), Radeon setting.
    Ran CrystalDisk: https://imgur.com/a/6Oygc


    Definitely sounds to me like the gpu is getting too hot, but those temps seem fine. Can you try running the Heaven benchmark? It will give you temps on screen while it's running.


    I did the benchmark, but it didn't show my temps, so I ran HWMonitor next to it.

    https://imgur.com/a/U2mtJ

    Temps seem the same as when playing games. The fps seems about fine, but I had some lagging and it wasn't smooth at all. I'm not sure if it's the same a when playing games, because I didn't control the camera.


    Hmm. Your temps are good. I don't know. I'll look into it a bit more.
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