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games are stuck at 4fps randomly

one second my game is working fine then my frames drop to 4 fps and it lasts a long while like a few days to a week or two. the most recent one happened when i turned on my wireless xbox controller which is automatically connected via bluetooth to my computer. I think it triggered something which capped my fps at 4. I turned on my controller in the fortnite lobby which this happens a lot in fortnite, and affects all of my other games.

specs
gtx 1050ti
i57600k
my power is on ultimate or whatever the highest is

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The 1050 Ti is a nice card

But games on ultimate? I bet the FPS drops to low values. Try medium settings instead. I found the USB polling rate can make trouble as well.

Story: Gamer wants more responsive mouse or such control and pushes the USB polling rate to 10000's times a second. Performance plummets. That's the tie to your xbox controller.

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my setting are on low

my bad, i was meaning to say my power options is set to ultimate performance or something like that because ive read a lot that its usually the psu that isnt putting much in. I usually get 100-170ish frames but i capped at 120. My problem got fixed by itself yesterday when i decided to open and check fortnite to see if its resolved which i do occasionally. I am worried that if it's going to happen again that ill have to wait more than a day for it to fix itself.

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Usually it's something we are doing.

I see FPS drops for so many reasons that I have break the news to you that it will happen again. For example folk let their Antivirus scan during gaming and the FPS goes into the dumps. The list is so long I can't guess it without a lot of clues.

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I dont have any ideas nor clues :(

Ive seen fps drops but ive never seen fps caps.

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too vague

Encountered this problem today with dauntless another epic game. Background apps wont cause this much performance loss unless you had a really weak computer and were running os on an old mechanical drive.the First thing i would do is uninstall the driver, clean any leftover registry files, restart and reinstall graphic drivers, for me it was as simple as shutting everything down and restarting. I also use the xbox one controller thru bluetooth on pc. coincidentally Chrome started acting up at the same time and kept pushing me out of all sites i was logged into, wiping the cookies and site data fixed this issue right away.

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