Question FPS Drops Across Most Games

Jul 9, 2023
This is my first post on here, so sorry if it's extremely word-y and if I did something wrong.
I have been having FPS drops across most games lately. The issue started about two months ago. Before that, it was fine, I rarely had any FPS drops or stuttering. However, 2 months ago, I downgraded from Windows 11 to 10 around that time due to an issue with Windows Indexer and me overall preferring Windows 10, but I noticed the issues affecting a few games even before the downgrade. I have been suffering internet issues causing FPS drops, ping spikes, etc. on other consoles in my home, but from what I'm aware, internet usually shouldn't cause FPS drops. For example, on a game like Roblox, which caps at 60 FPS, I get FPS drops into the 30's/40's, even the 20's. Minecraft, which is also capped at 60, has drops into the 30's/40's. TF2 which was in the 100's/200's, had occasional drops into the 90's. One time my Roblox even froze around me, FPS drops and my ping climbed into the thousands. The drops affect both single player and multiplayer games, but some games don't have as many drops as others.

I7-11700F CPU
Coolermaster Cooler (Can't remember the exact name, only the brand)
B560 DS3H AC-Y1 Motherboard (Replaced 4 months ago)
64GB of RAM
Kingston SNVS500G 500GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
3060TI GPU
"High Power" 600 Watt Psu (A year and half old)
LC27RG50FQNXZA Monitor at 60MHZ
Windows 10 Home

Solutions I've Tried:

- Downgraded from Windows 11 to 10
- Factory reset and wiped HDD/SSD
- Reinstalled GPU drivers & Downgraded to an older version of NVIDIA drivers
- Temperatures look fine (GPU stays in the 30-50 range, CPU in the 30-50 range)
- On Roblox, GPU usage is usually in the 30's-50's, while the CPU is in the 5-15 range
- Setting Roblox to high performance in Windows settings doesn't fix it, and actually lowers both GPU and CPU usage
- Ran health checks for both Hard Drive & SSD (Came back healthy)
- Tried ethernet to router (Didn't change much)
- Used an FPS unlocker on games like Roblox (Got high FPS in the 300s, yet FPS drops into the 60's)
- Windows is all up to date
- Tried lower RAM speeds (Didn't affect it)
- No overclocking has been done

It was fine a few months ago, even as late as April/May. But then I started noticing what felt like drops on Roblox & Roblox Studio in May, and decided to Downgrade from Windows 11 to 10 due to other issues.
I have a few idea's of what could be happening:
- Something's messed up with my internet
- Something going on hardware wise, my best guess is either PSU or CPU
- Windows 10 install somehow got screwed up

I'm really defeated here. I've had issues with this PC for the past year, and I finally fixed them a few months ago. All of a sudden, I now have FPS drops which are pretty distracting. No crashes at least!
Jul 9, 2023
The only thing that immidiately comes to mind might be a GPU bottleneck if your settings are too high. What settings do you usually use, and what games do you play? What is your monitor resolution/refresh rate? Is this a new issue, or has it always been a bit present?
I usually play on low - medium settings. Monitor resolution is 1920x1080, and the refresh rate is currently at 60, but it can go up to 240. This is a new issue that popped up about 2 months ago. I was able to play fine from March - May, no FPS drops, stutters, or anything, I was monitoring my FPS, and it was all fine. Come June, started getting this issue and I still haven't been able to fix it yet.
Jul 9, 2023
can help:

Update your video card drivers. Graphics card drivers are an essential component for optimal gaming performance. You can update the drivers by downloading them from the graphics card manufacturer's website.

Check the graphics settings in the game. Perhaps the graphics settings in the game are too high for your computer. Try lowering your graphics settings to improve performance.

Clean your computer of junk. Over time, a lot of junk can accumulate on the computer, which can negatively affect performance. You can clean your computer of junk using CCleaner or another similar application.

Remove unnecessary programs. Programs that you do not use can consume computer resources and slow down its performance. You can uninstall unnecessary programs using the Windows Task Manager.

Try running the game in windowed mode. If the game is running in full screen mode, it may consume more computer resources than in windowed mode. You can try running the game in windowed mode to improve performance.

Reinstall Windows. If you have tried all the above tips and the problem is still not solved, you can try reinstalling Windows. This will remove all files and programs from the computer and install a fresh copy of Windows.

I once had a similar problem with cs go, but after reinstalling the drivers it was solved. Now I play quite rarely, spam

If after following all of the above tips, the problem is still not resolved, then there might be a problem with the computer's hardware. In this case, you need to contact a computer repair specialist.
Alright, so:
Drivers are updated. I've tried a few different versions, no luck.
I usually play on medium graphics settings. Lowering it didn't help sadly.
Computer had a clean install of Windows 10 & 11 so junk can't be the issue as all files and drives were wiped.
Tried PC with the bare minimum, Drivers, game, and overlay, issue still happened.
Tried windowed & full screen, didn't help sadly.
I've tried a clean install from 11 to 10, didn't help sadly.

I think it might be a hardware problem at this point. From all the troubleshooting I've tried, a few other issues I've had, it's pointing to it. I'm gonna try updating my BIOS and see if that does anything. Thanks for the help though.
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