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my msi gtx 960 voltage limit drops to 0 randomly

by hyprrrrr / April 14, 2018 5:18 PM PDT

I was having fps drops from 60fps to around 15 for around 15 seconds in around 3 minute intervals so I opened up msi afterburner and found that the voltage limit went from 1 to 0 when I was having issues and I know it is not because of temperature because the temperature never got above 55c I've tried making sure that power and temp limit are not linked and power limit is set to 100% ps here are my other specs if you need them:
cpu: amd fx-8350
ram: hyperX fury black 16gb 1866
gpu: msi gtx 960 2gb

Thanks in advance Happy
ps here is what it looks like the lag correlates with the voltage limit:

Post was last edited on April 14, 2018 5:55 PM PDT

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Clarification Request
Let's see the rest of the PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2018 5:35 PM PDT
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by Bob__B / April 14, 2018 7:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Other specs

Your cpu is too hot.
Fix that.

Your storage system is a complex mishmash with problems on each unit.

Just what I would do.
Get a 250/500GB ssd and clone and replace that small ssd you have.

Get a 2/3GB hdd and partition it into one big disk.
Then I would create folders to separate stuff and copy from the old hdd's to the new.
When that's done replace the old units with the new unit.

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Spot on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2018 10:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Specs

The HDD SMART report shows all the usual reasons for seemingly hard to diagnose random FPS drops. This is doubly hard on folk new to this area as they may erroneously think that a game loads and the HDD read errors won't affect gameplay.

Anyhow, the Speccy shows a lot of trouble in this PC. If the owner wants to fix this, they would eject the drives with read errors and Reported Uncorrectable Errors. These drives are failing.

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by hyprrrrr / April 15, 2018 2:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Spot on.

how would a hard drive affect my gpus voltage limit which seems to control my lag here's a graph of how it going from 1 to 0 affects my gpu and cpu is there something I can do in afterburner to keep the voltage limit at 1?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2018 2:57 PM PDT
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Is what you'll ask the author or supplier of that utility. As the code is not open source there is no other place to ask this.

Your PC is showing KNOWN issues that affect gameplay. You will encounter new to this folk that will want to know more but to repeat the story and reasons is tiring. You're the third person to find this in same number of days. It's a common issue.

Wish I could do better with your Afterburner question but since it's closed source, you know who to ask next.

Again, the machine SHOULD be experienced seemingly random and frustrating lag to stutter issues. Why is in the Speccy report.

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What to do
by hyprrrrr / April 15, 2018 4:00 PM PDT
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Is there a solution or am I stuck for a while also ive been experiencing this for over a year im just fed up with the amount of times I see some one and I start lagging

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Start with my suggestions above
by Bob__B / April 15, 2018 4:22 PM PDT
In reply to: What to do

If you don't want to do that then take it to a service counter and get an estimate.

I'm not aware of a click on this fix for what I'm seeing in the speccy.

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At some point you'll figure it out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2018 4:30 PM PDT
In reply to: What to do

I see good advice here and if you dismiss what your PC is telling you I fear the next stop is a repair counter. Hope their are as good as our members.

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