Question FPS much lower than it should be with an AMD FX 8300 & Geforce 950 GT ?

skinner551

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MOBO: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU : AMD FX-8300
GFX: NVIDIA GEFORCE 950 GT
8GB RAM

I had an issue a couple months back where I would suffer from fps drops, it would drop from 120-130 to 50-60 for about 10 seconds. Everyone told me it was thermal throttling but recently got a cooler and my cpu runs at 20-30 degrees now. anyway, the drops have dissapeared but now my average FPS is pretty much halved, averaging 70-80 fps on valorant when before it was 110-130. I even overclocked my CPU tonight to 4200mhz from the base 3.6 with turbo boost, and it's seemed to have little to no difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot afford a new setup and can't get my head around how it was working fine for months and months but has now dropped so low. thanks.
 

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