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fps dropping when i don't move the mouse for 2min or so.

Firstly, i have recently build this pc and it has only had this problem for the last 3 months or so, the pc itself as a whole is less than a year old, other than the graphics card and the power system, they are about 2-3 years old.

Processor: intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20GHz

Ram: 8gb kingston HyperX ddr4 fury

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760

OS: windows 64bit

the strange part is i have left the computer running multiple times with task manager up and waited 10+ minutes for this fps drop to happen to just have a look at whats happening but it refuses to drop fps while task manager is active, this sounds like a simple fix right? well while watching movies i cant exactly have task manager on the screen in the way because the frames will drop if its just running in the background, i don't know what to do to fix it, there is basically no dust in my computer everything should be running fine but the fps drops are killing me, if anyone could shed some light i would be grateful for any advice ( iv updated graphics card drivers 3 times or more since this has started happening, one thing i haven't tried is going back to old drivers but i dont know how that would effect gameplay or if its even the problem since its happening regardless if im gaming or not)

long story short i cant watch a tv show or movie on my pc for more than 2 minutes without having to get up and move the mouse.

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In reply to: fps dropping when i don't move the mouse for 2min or so.

Look at your power savings plan.

Set it to high perf or what ever it's called.

Then go through each option in the plan and adjust.

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thankyou but didnt fix.

In reply to: Wag

Thank you for responding Wag, i had the power saving setting set to high already, i went through and adjusted setting's to turn hybrid sleep off whatever that is it sounded like it could have been the problem (everything else seems to be in check, but i wait 2 mins and same thing happens frames drop to about 2-1 fps.

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Another wag

In reply to: thankyou but didnt fix.

Reset the power plan to defaults....test.
If still a problem go back to the power plan and adjust each setting.

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I agree

In reply to: fps dropping when i don't move the mouse for 2min or so.

Sounds like power saving.

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Still sounds power plan related.

In reply to: I agree

Another time, and this should be rare is the builder used the drivers that came with the hardware. These have always been out of date. The more you build the more you learn about getting current BIOS and drivers.

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Still happening

In reply to: Still sounds power plan related.

so i reset to power plan to default, that didn't work, then i adjusted all of the settings individually (even though most of them are hardly even desktop related) and still nothing, i then downloaded intel driver updater utility and scanned and updated a usb driver that was out of date apparently, other than that everything is up to date and still having this problem :/

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Then the stumper it is.

In reply to: Still happening

BBL to google if folk report that on that board.

Which BIOS rev are you running?

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bios + more.

In reply to: Then the stumper it is.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MATHEW-PC
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7982
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 3.20, 17/08/2015
SMBIOS Version 3.0

Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Australia
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Mathew-PC\Mathew
Time Zone W. Australia Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.94 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.61 GB
Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 13.0 GB
Page File Space 7.94 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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That looks outdated and yes I usually skip BIOS updates

In reply to: bios + more.

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Wag 3

In reply to: Still happening

Look in the nvidea control panel.
Any settings there that have to do with power savings?

Test with the cover off.

What is this mobo?
What OS are you running?

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still no fix

In reply to: Wag 3

OS: win 7 64bit
Mobo: msi b150m pro-VDH

Opened Nvidia control panel, changed power settings in there to high and still no difference.

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In reply to: still no fix

Your running 3.2 which is the original.

I see on the msi site their up to 3.7.

Perhaps worth a shot.

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still no fix

In reply to: Bios

Downloaded MSI live updater, updated all my software ( there was a bunch of updates for usb's and other parts of the pc, i installed all of them, including the mobo update ect.) still nothing has changed, if it gives any hints to anyone my Hard drive is old and can get quite noisy sometimes when loading a big game
or sometimes just in general it will make some noise ( grinding like maybe the disk is loose ) not sure if this is relative but just thought anything might help, thankyou all for your help so far.

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LIve updater

In reply to: still no fix

Did this prog also get the bios?

If you suspect the hdd visit the maker's site and check for a drive fitness test.

If no luck google seatools.

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