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Cleaned computer, now runs games extremely slow?

by Naggles871 / June 3, 2015 5:45 AM PDT

Hi everyone, hope you can give me some insight to my issue because I have no idea what has happened.

Yesterday, I decided to clean the dust from my computer as well as check my CPU for any damage because lately it has been running very very hot (I didn't remove the CPU, just the fan and checked around it and didn't have any issues removing or putting the fan back in). Now once I started my computer again I tried running games such as BF4/LoL/HotS, and everytime a lot of action would occur my FPS would drop to 2-3, where I used to run everything at a solid 30-60 FPS.

Does anyone have any idea what could have happened? My specs show that everything is working as it should and I am not well-versed enough to tell a difference in the performance, nor do I have logs from before this happened using the 3dmark benchmark.

If you need more info just let me know I will be monitoring this very closely, thank you!

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Clarification Request
OK, I have to guess that's the CPU thermal paste.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2015 6:12 AM PDT
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by Naggles871 / June 3, 2015 10:10 AM PDT

I am going to check out everything in my PC and make sure it's all plugged in correctly. I could have bumped something without my knowledge but I feel like when I checked my information it would have told me that something was not working correctly whereas it says everything is working. I will give an update once I do this, thanks.

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But Bob's Right
by itsdigger / June 3, 2015 12:38 PM PDT
In reply to: GPU

If your GPU is old or even new , you should apply new thermal paste .
I have 2 brand new Nvidia 750 TI GPU's and right out of the box I removed and replaced with new thermal paste as from the factory I could see that it was way too thick .


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Thermal paste
by Naggles871 / June 3, 2015 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Link only

I applied thermal paste when I cleaned it, sorry forgot to mention it.

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might want to open the case again
by renegade600 / June 3, 2015 6:40 AM PDT

you may need to go back into the case and recheck all cables and cards to make sure all is securely connected and seated. also remove the graphic card and reseat it.

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GPU reseat
by Naggles871 / June 3, 2015 10:08 AM PDT

Will do, i will update once I check this out. Thank you.

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