FPS in games are dropping for no reason all of the sudden...

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  1. TheLastFallen
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    So, when I first built my computer (About 1 month ago) I was getting some very solid FPS! 60 FPS in GTA 5! No drops! Now, I'm getting between 50-60 FPS...Hardly am I staying at 60. Can someone please help me figure out what is going on? I need some help deciding what to do.

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    8 Gig Ram
     
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    Press ctrl+alt+delete and open Task Manager. Chances are you downloaded a program that's hogging CPU resources
     
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    Maybe your CPU or GPU throttle when getting too hot.
     
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    It's not dropping "for no reason." Obviously there's a reason.

    Did you recently upgrade a driver? Sometimes they can actually result in poorer performance.

    Has it become hotter where you live? Maybe the heat's increasing the strain on your cpu and/or gpu.

    Installed any Windows updates or new programs? Try uninstalling them/shutting them off.

    Got dozens of tabs open in Chrome or Firefox? Try closing some.

    There's various things you can try to determine what the problem is. Try checking task manager and your cpu/gpu temps like the two people above me mentioned.
     
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    I already went through a 2 hour process with that. Got my Memory down to 12% usage and my CPU to 2%. No change.

    Any way to fix that?

     
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    Well first I would check if the CPU and GPU really get too hot. Install a temperature monitor app like Speccy or Core Temp, run your game and when the FPS drop, check how hot your CPU/GPU is.
     
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    It wouldn't seem anything is over heating...the things is...it's really only been happening in GTA 5. I used to be able to play it a 60 fps (a month ago, when I got my PC) and it has drops alot. 45-60 fps. It could be that I was playing a pirated version.

    I also had a lot of mods installed, and they all stopped working at once, which is also when the frame drops occurred. That could be a potential lead.
     
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    Has the game has an update? Maybe you've just come across a more demanding part.

    Run a benchmark and compare it to similar systems, this will tell for sure if you have a problem
     
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    Update guys
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this was my GPU. If not, then this is way too hot for my CPU. Should I invest in a new CPU cooler?
     
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    If your FPS is dropping it doesn't mean that its the CPUs or GPUs fault, it could be that your RAM died or that your HDD is dying.
    Not sure how to check RAM but you can check the health of the HDD with crystaldiskinfo
     
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    the only issue you can get is either stop working or memory corruption
    i had a corrupted ram stick the computer started to behave in a weird way, like bluescreens, random programs crashing...
    drop in performance is no way related to ram... (unless the ram is full)

    maybe... fragmentation is a common cause however i suspect OP already took care of that (or if using a recent OS like 8 or 10 that is already taked cared automatically)
    however, i notice poor performance when my HDD is close to full (not really sure why this happens)
     
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    That's the gpu. Even if it wasn't 68C is fine for intel/skylake.
     
  13. TheLastFallen
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    I'm still going to invest in an after market cooler. I want to expand the life time as much as possible.