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Random FPS issues

Jan 5, 2017 11:38PM PST

Hi Everyone,

I am having the weirdest problem ever!

My PC will run pretty much every game on high - ultra settings with 60+ FPS for a few days - a week and then randomly out of no where I will turn my PC on and get insanely low FPS in all my games. So low in fact that I get around 5 FPS in Overwatch main menu!

I have multiple programs to check my temps, mhz all that **** and all is running excellent! No overheating, not excessive fan speed, no drops in cores etc. I have done virus scans, cleaned start up programs and there is nothing out of the ordinary.

Anyone have any suggestions on what the hell could be happening?

PC Specs!
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590
MOBO: Gigabyte H97M-D3H
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x 8GB
PS: Corsair CX850M
OS: Windows 10 Home
SSD: SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
HDD: Seagate 2TB Barracuda

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Are you sharing too much?
Jan 5, 2017 11:43PM PST
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No I am not
Jan 5, 2017 11:46PM PST

I have 2 60hz Asus monitors so 4k is not the issue

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So are you sharing updates?
Jan 5, 2017 11:52PM PST

The fact you have 2 displays means you could halve the FPS you could be getting.

Try sharing a SPECCY report with the forum. Read

Remember that some antivirus suites scan in the background during gaming. Because of that I have gone back to using Windows Defender and a monthly scan with Grif's help at

It's been years since anything was found.

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Jan 6, 2017 12:01AM PST

It should not be an issue with 2 monitors in a 1070. It's fine for a few days (can play anything on high - ultra) and then not fine another day. I will probably load my PC tomorrow and it will be fine, it's so random I cannot figure the problem out. Also, even if my monitors were halving my FPS then why would the main menu of a game only get 5 FPS.

I am also currently using Windows Defenders as I uninstalled my Anti-virus to see if that was the problem. Which is what not a problem.

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I think you didn't stop the sharing.
Jan 6, 2017 8:20AM PST

Please turn that off now so to avoid seemingly random slowdowns as your PC shares updates.

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Jan 6, 2017 12:07AM PST
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Reading the Speccy. My thoughts.
Jan 6, 2017 8:35AM PST

1. I see a Seagate. Unplug and test without. Long stories about that maker and seemingly random pauses to hangs.

2. Dual displays. Back to one until the issue stops. There are again long discussions about HDMI, HDCP, handshakes and more that I will not repeat here. If VGA or Displayport can be tried, try that.

3. Java. Uninstall if you don't use it. Not required for most folk.

4. Tile Data model server. Some debate on that one. Here it has little impact since I removed, unpinned a lot of tiles. So for me, no impact. If you didn't cleanup tiles, maybe disable?

5. The UTC 930 among other clues tells my you are in AUS. If you are playing online games, some folk complain like you. Try games that don't use your internet connection.

6. BIOS is out of date. lists a few of the changes. No, this may not be it but if my machine, I'd update.

7 DNS Server:
I find letting the router do the DNS work to be an occasional odd source of delays. Try the usual Google DNS and test others with NAMEBENCH.

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