Question Fps drops on fortnite

Sep 21, 2019
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Hi everyone.

I recently got the following PC:

CPU: i7 9700k
GPU: RTX 2070 8GB White Mini Galax
RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 3000mhz
MOBO: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite
PSU: Thermaltake Smart 600w
SSD: 240gb SanDisk
Water Cooler: Akasa Venon A20 Dual radiator

Since I have a 144hz monitor, I cap my fps at 160, but my fps keep dropping to 70~80 every 5~10 minutes (I only play Fortnite), while the temperatures are fine, around 55ºC both CPU and 50ºC GPU. I set manually the CPU frequency at 4.6 GHz (since I thought that was the problem, because CPUID HWMonitor was indicating that the frequency was dropping to 800mhz), but now when I'm playing, it stays at 4.6GHz and the fps drops continue. I already made the basic things to try to fix it, like setting High Performance on Power Settings, setting Performance on Nvidia Control Panel, setting high priority on task manager.
I don't know what else to do. Could someone help me, please?

Thanks in advance.

P.S.: Sorry, english isn't my first language.
 

Phaaze88

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Here's the link: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/20339826
I didn't build my PC myself, so I'm not sure about all the motherboard drivers, GPU driver is installed and I don't know about XMP.
Ok, someone else put it together. Are you able to ask them if the motherboard drivers are installed and up to date?
I can already see in the benchmark results that they did install the latest graphics drivers at least.

They mixed memory sticks... Do you experience any of the following during a gaming session, or any other time: freezing/crashing, stuttering, BSODs?

The SSD is running really slow... and since it's the main system drive, then that affects everything.
Try updating the SSD firmware: https://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager
 
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Ok, someone else put it together. Are you able to ask them if the motherboard drivers are installed and up to date?
I can already see in the benchmark results that they did install the latest graphics drivers at least.

They mixed memory sticks... Do you experience any of the following during a gaming session, or any other time: freezing/crashing, stuttering, BSODs?

The SSD is running really slow... and since it's the main system drive, then that affects everything.
Try updating the SSD firmware: https://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager
Couldn't I just check myself if the MOBO's drivers are up to date? (Sorry, as you can see, I know too little about these stuff). I installed the latest graphics drivers using GeForce Experince.

No, the only thing that happens is those micro stuttering when the fps drops from stable 165 fps to 70~80 fps, but no freezing, crashing or BSODs.

So, I downloaded Kingston SSD manager and it's saying that there's no firmware update.
 

Phaaze88

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Couldn't I just check myself if the MOBO's drivers are up to date? (Sorry, as you can see, I know too little about these stuff). I installed the latest graphics drivers using GeForce Experince.
Oh, of course. Drivers can be found here: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver

No, the only thing that happens is those micro stuttering when the fps drops from stable 165 fps to 70~80 fps, but no freezing, crashing or BSODs.
That's one of the symptoms of mixing memory.
But it's also one of the symptoms of using a dram-less SSD(video will explain it better than I can):
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIXsrLCgdM


While you're playing Fortnite, this SSD has to constantly access the game files, and the hiccups via fps drops can be caused by this.
Plus, this is also your System Drive, and that affects it too.

So, I downloaded Kingston SSD manager and it's saying that there's no firmware update.
Well, that turned out to be pretty useless...
 
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Oh, of course. Drivers can be found here: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver


That's one of the symptoms of mixing memory.
But it's also one of the symptoms of using a dram-less SSD(video will explain it better than I can):
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIXsrLCgdM


While you're playing Fortnite, this SSD has to constantly access the game files, and the hiccups via fps drops can be caused by this.
Plus, this is also your System Drive, and that affects it too.


Well, that turned out to be pretty useless...
So, there's almost no chance that the problem is caused by CPU or GPU, right? I was worried that possible one of them was bad.
What would you recommend? First trying a SSD with DRAM and, if the issue persists, looking for another RAM?

Thanks for all your answers, I really appreaciate it.
 

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